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Volkswagen Camper and Commercial 130

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 Blimey, this year’s Camper Jam was Mega Jam! With a month of hot sunny weather and record temperatures preceding, we knew we were in for a bumper weekend. I don’t think I will ever forget seeing 1000+ people sat in the sun watching England on the big TV screen on Saturday afternoon, or hearing the roars that went up round the whole Park when England scored! I took a tour of the whole site (on a buggy) and simply could not believe how vast it was or how many buses there were! A full report and the pictorial supplement is in next issue – Camper Jam 2018 will go down in the record books…

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tea & biscuits

David Mitchell continues, “My wife Judith and I attended a car show in the North of England early in 2015, it was when we came across some VW Split-screens on display, that I admitted to Judith that I’d always hankered after owning a campervan. Literally two weeks later, we became the proud new owners of a 1967 Type 2 SO42.” That’s pretty quick in anyone’s book. Many enthusiasts can pontificate for months, sometimes even years, on researching models and specifications, then spend further weeks and months sourcing and viewing potential purchases. Attending that classic car show, definitely proved to be the catalyst to embark upon Splitscreen ownership. As early as the Monday morning following the show, Judith was mentioning the event and splits to a friend, which by a quirk of…

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news and products

Got any goodies you want to show us? All submissions are gratefully received. Be it news, an event, new products… we’ll do our very best to let everybody else know about it too. Email editor@volkswagencamper.co.uk, or if you want to be traditional about the whole affair: Address Editor, VW Camper & Commercial, Jazz Publishing The Old School Higher Kinnerton Chester CH4 9AJ Production Milestone: Half a million T6 models made in Hannover. Just three years after production of the sixth-generation Transporter began, the 500,000th T6 has rolled off the line in Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ main Hannover plant. The 500,000th vehicle is a Multivan with two-tone paint finish in Candy White and Curcuma Yellow. In total, since production of the series began in Hannover on 8 March 1956, around 8.8 million Transporters have been made. How times…

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show diary

AUGUST - 2018 6th - 12th August DUB VACATION Stonham Barns, Suffolk, United Kingdom www.dubvacation.com/ 9th - 12th August VW WHITENOISE FESTIVAL Euston Park, Euston, nr. Thetford, United Kingdom www.vwwhitenoise.com/ 10th - 12th August BLACKPOOL BREEZE Blackpool, United Kingdom www.blackpoolbreeze.co.uk/ 10th - 12th August T3 BUSMEET Stoke Prior Country Club, United Kingdom www.t3busmeet.com/ 10th - 12th August VW FESTIVAL Harewood House, Leeds, United Kingdom www.vwfestival.co.uk/ 11th August DUBS AT DLWP Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex, United Kingdom www.dlwp.com/event/dubs-at-dlwp/ 12th August ENDLESS SUMMER VW SHOW Basingstoke, United Kingdom https://www.facebook.com/endlesssummervwshow/ 17th - 19th August CROYDE CAMPER CLASSIC Croyde bay campsite, Croyde, United Kingdom www.facebook.com/CroydeBayCampsite/ 17th - 19th August VIVA SKEG VEGAS Revesby Lincolnshire, United Kingdom www.vivaskegvegasvw.co.uk/ 17th - 19th August VOLKSFEST WALES Brecon, United Kingdom www.volksfest.wales/ 19th August DUBS BY THE BEACH Littlehampton, Sussex, United Kingdom, United Kingdom www.dubsbythebeach.com/ 19th August THE LONDON CARTEL INTERNATIONAL South Of England Show Ground, United Kingdom www.londoncartelshow.com/ 24th - 27th August BEACH GATHERING Budle bay farm, Northumberland, United Kingdom www.beachgathering.co.uk/ 24th - 26th August CAMPER CALLING Ragley Hall, Warwickshire, United Kingdom www.campercalling.com/ 24th - 27th August CORNWALL VOLKSWAGEN JAMBOREE Stithians Showground, Cornwall, TR3 7DP, United…

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upcoming shows

Bus fest 2018 will be the 25th year of producing and presenting VW transporter festivals at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern. To mark this achievement there are some very special items lined up for this years event. More information including details of all the live bands which include Mud 2 & the Spicy Girls can be found on the website at busfest.org But this year to celebrate the Silver Anniversary, plans are already afoot to stage the “BIG MALVERN VW” Another one of their infamous ‘Big’ Displays. This is something the organisers try to do every few years or whenever they have cause to do one ‘And also because we are probably the only event in the whole of the UK capable of successfully doing one!’ Busfest is held over the weekend of…

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the glove box story…

Dave James had been looking at this bus for years, and was elated to finally buy it from the original owner who was his neighbour. “I told him that when he was ready to sell the bus to let me know. That day finally came in 2007. It had taken him and his family on two cross country vacations, had taken Boy Scouts on adventures and had been the chase vehicle when he was a competitive cyclist. “It was still in pretty good shape but needed to be spruced up, so I took everything out of the bus including the windows before I sent it out for some minor body work and a paint job. While it was being painted, I cleaned up all of the aluminium window frames with steel…

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