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Founded back in 2000 VW Camper and Commercial is the original VW Bus magazine out there. Written by approachable, passionate bus owners, it has an established reputation for quality writing, drawing on a wide knowledge base, and for bringing together some of the best and most inspiring buses from around the world.

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welcome

Email editor@volkswagencamper.co.ukAddress Editor, VW Camper & Commercial, Jazz Publishing The Old School Higher Kinnerton Chester CH4 9AJwww.volkswagencamper.co.uk2017 was the Fiftieth Anniversary of the launch of the Bay Window model; this issue we look back at two major events, organised by the German T2 Club, that took place in Germany – a special auto museum exhibition and a party in the grounds of the Hannover factory. Despite only being produced for twelve years (in Germany), the Bay is still the biggest selling model of all VW’s Transporter Generations and its popularity and longevity is evidenced by the many Bays still on the road today. But long gone are the days when a Bay could be bought for a few hundred pounds!Two lovely Bays grace our pages as feature buses this issue,…

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there’s no place like home

Subtle colour coding of speedo pod and dash to match upholstery trim and exterior paintThat desire was finally fulfilled in 2014, with the acquisition of a 1966 model, purchased from a good friend of Bob’s. The owner before prior to that, had sent the Split to be restored, but while it was away having the bodywork repainted, the interior, engine and wheels, were all stolen from the garage one night! When he was told the news, he was so dispirited and lost heart in the project and the Split was subsequently sold to Bob’s friend in 2013. He then changed the colour of the bodywork from a dark blue, to turquoise for the lower half and cream for the upper, which makes for an exceedingly attractive two-tone colour scheme. However,…

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all in the detail...

Tailgate script badge says it allAttention to detailing is everywhere, as on the colour coded turquoise and white ceramic cupboard door knobsRetro style DAB radio features USB connection1641cc engine fitted with twin Weber 34 ICT carburettors. Note fire suppression system, colour coded pulley and the handy storage for spare spark plugs! ■…

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news and products

Early Bay Front TinwareNew from VW Heritage is the front tinware that sits over your gearbox. The tinware is designed to ensure your air cooled engine runs at the right temperature and until now it meant scouring auto jumble to find the correct version for pre 72 Early Bays. Available for both single and twin port engines the front tinware section comes in black, as original factory, at £39.95 or chrome at £44.95 (we’d recommend the black).Call VW Heritage on 01273 444000 or go to vwheritage.comRecord Breaking Santa VW RunLord Montagu waved the tinsel-adorned starting flag as 116 VWs set off from Beaulieu to deliver Christmas presents to youngsters at the Piam Brown unit at Southampton General Hospital. Numbers for the colourful convoy were at an all-time high, with 235…

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patina queen

Cream vinyl and oatmeal tweed brings fabric a contemporary twist to an original period interiorBuilt in January 1969, the M plate carries the UT destination code, meaning it was a Tourist Export Programme delivery, probably collected by its first owner from the Westfalia Werks and imported privately to the US. Finished in Montana Red, other information from the plate reveals it was designated as an SO 67 Campmobile, with roof reinforcement for the Westfalia pop top, US market requirements, cab vent windows and Wolfsburg radio. At some point in its previous life it had been used to sell pumpkins from, before being parked up and left standing in the California sun in the 1980s. It was eventually rescued by enthusiast James Gaebe, who had it trailered home before putting it…

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all in the detail...

US style number plate and vintage surround maintain the bus’s heritageThe underbody has painted in in Montana Red, with axles and gear box finished in Satin BlackHeadlamp rims and stone guards have been painted Satin Black, echoing the faded black on the swage lineSplit bus 15” steels have been refurbished and detailed in Montana Red and White and fitted with whitewall tyres and chrome hubcaps ■…

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