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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.uk Address Editor, VW Camper & Commercial, Jazz Publishing The Old School Higher Kinnerton Chester CH4 9AJ www.volkswagencamper.co.uk 2017 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

That 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, due to a change of plans and ostensibly requiring a more modern campervan, the…

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news and products

Early Bay Front Tinware New 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.com Record Breaking Santa VW Run Lord 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

Built 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 up for sale in 2014, where it was spotted by Simon Ballard of NOS…

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bus doctor

Steve Leatham answers some of your questions… Email info@volkswagencamper.co.uk Address Bus Doctor, VW Camper & Commercial, The Old School Higher Kinnerton Chester CH4 9AJ Steve Leatham has been working on and restoring VW buses since 1997, tackling just about every job over the years. He has been resident Bus Doctor for the mag since 2003. Running on 3 cylinders? Dear Bus Doctor, I am the ‘lucky’ new owner of a ‘nice’ rough 1989 T3 semi camper! I am fast learning about these vans to get it into a useable state, but it continues to want to only run on 3 cylinders. As it stands, it is not firing on number 1 cylinder (front right hand side). To date I have replaced the plugs, leads, rotor and distributor cap but all to no avail. My next step…

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camper mail

Email editor@volkswagencamper.co.uk Address Camper Mail, VW Camper & Commercial, The Old School Higher Kinnerton Chester CH4 9AJ Camper mail is sponsored by JustKampers, and each “Letter of the month” will receive a complimentary £25 JustKampers gift voucher! Letter of the Month Winner Changing Times Dear David and Dave, It was great seeing my bus last issue but since the photoshoot I have actually sold the bus and bought a new one! I went over to Gasure over the summer to give Herman his annual tune up. As I arrived there was a T3 California there that caught my eye, the owner is another longstanding customer of Steve’s. Basically the chap had stopped using it and he was there asking Steve to sell it on his behalf. As he and Steve discussed the van, I was eavesdropping…

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