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Volkswagen Camper and Commercial 124

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

Our man Hubert in Germany unearthed this month’s Welcome image in his trawl through local archives – it seems to be some kind of early sixties version of World’s Strongest Man! I wonder who won? With Health and Safety Police these days however, don’t expect to see the Bus Pull resurrected at Camper Jam! Some of you may remember the Split Bar Bus, aka The Dub Inn, which was a Class Winner at Camper Jam last year; originally a 1957 Panel Van, the owner has transformed the interior to an olde worlde pub complete with authentic fittings and even a fake brick wall and a dartboard! All that’s missing is the log fire! Another featured working commercial that has been given an innovative new lease of life is a 1989…

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thoroughly modern mango!

A year and a half ago, they contacted Paul Mullinger at VW Downunder to see if he had anything suitable for sale, but at the time he had nothing in stock. It was agreed that if a suitable split was found, then a pre-purchase inspection would be done. “It had to be a RHD model, as Tahera doesn’t do a great deal of driving in any car, so I thought she’d be much happier behind the wheel of a RHD than a left hooker,” explains Paul. “He obviously doesn’t have much faith in my driving ability,” quips Tahera! As luck would have it, a suitable 1965 RHD Split came up for sale in the north of England. The split was a runner, it was road worthy, MOT’d and it was given…

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news and products

ECOZoom Outdoor Cooking Stoves. For anyone who has still got a bit of Xmas money kicking about, you could do far worse than to invest in one of these excellent ECO stoves. No need to be tied down to gas or BBQ charcoal, this will burn practically anything. It is also ruthlessly efficient and cooks twice as fast as an open fire or barbecue. It is easy to carry and safe to use anywhere. It’s also a lot of fun! There’s a bundle offer at the moment where you can buy a stove, a stainless pot skirt and a carrying bag for just £115. Full details are at ecozoom.uk.com Heavy Duty T 3 Tailgate Strut There is nothing more annoying than lifting open a tailgate, and having it come crashing back down on your head moments…

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upcoming shows

Dub Freeze Stafford Showground 17th / 18th February Now in its 29th year, Dubfreeze is renowned for its trade, autojumble and swapmeet areas, and is the place to hunt down those bits you need to finish (or start) your project or just add bling to your bus! You can even camp over on the Saturday night with your mates and be ready to grab those early bargains! New this year is a ‘Unique and Interesting VWs display’ – no trophies or judging, just fun! Entrants to this or the Show n Shine also get in for free! Full details at www.dubfreeze.co.uk First Annual T3 Westfalia Refuge Revelry In May 2017 the T3 Westfalia Refuge Facebook group was started to cater for enthusiast and owners of T3/ T25/Vanagon Westfalia’s. It has grown rapidly and now has…

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show diary

FEBRUARY 17th-18th February DUBFREEZE Bingley Hall, Stafford, dubfreeze.co.uk/show/ MARCH 4th March SPRING DUB Harrogate North Yorkshire, springdub.co.uk 10th-11th March UK CRUISE TO NINOVE Folkestone (UK) to Ninove (Belgium), facebook.com/ukcruisetoninove/ 11th March FREDDYFILES: THE THING FLING Ninove, Belgium facebook.com/Freddyfiles-2018-the-THING-FLING-by-Kieftenklok-and-Airmighty-127748064608031/ 11th March ULTIMATE DUBS Telford International Centre, Telford, ultimate-dubs.co.uk 16th-18th March DUB AID Whites Nurseries, Earls Barton, Northampton, dubaid.co.uk 18th March SUFFOLK BUGRS SPRING AUTOJUMBLE Great Blakenham Village Hall, IP6 0NJ, suffolkbugrs.co.uk 24th-25th March VOLKSWORLD SHOW Sandown Park, Surrey, volksworldshows.com/volks-world-show-home 29th March - 1st April CAMPERFEST Chester racecourse, camperfest.co.uk APRIL 6th-8th April ELEMENTAL VW SHOW Crouch Valley Showground, Essex, elementalvw.org.uk For full listings visit www.vwshows.com. Please check details/ dates with organisers before setting off! If you have a show and want it listed please contact:editor@volkswagencamper.co.uk…

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contemporary campmobile

Aren’t those the ingredients of a successful recipe for many a pleasurable and comfortable holiday. Derbyshire based Paul and Emma Sweetman’s Campmobile has spent recent holiday time sunning its gleaming Sierra Yellow paintwork in shimmering blue sky France. Indeed it had only been back a few days from a 1,700 mile sojourn when we met. Paul and Emma aren’t into VW’s in a big way. Perhaps a confession is called for; Paul runs a dealership where South Korean wheels rule the roost, but when it comes to Campers perhaps Hanover fills the bill best. The Sweetman’s first was a T4, a 1.9TD, which was bought as a panel van and converted by Paul. He’s quite the handyman and what was on the market he didn’t rate, certainly at the prices asked. Anyway,…

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