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Volkswagen Camper and Commercial 125

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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12 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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welcome

It may be freezing mid-Jan as I write this but twill be March before you read it! The older I get the more confusing living in two time continuums becomes. This month’s Welcome image also brings two time zones together and shows how an old bus still sells modern stuff. The original uncropped German magazine advert, advertising the brand new Golf Sportsvan, shows the Honey Truck being followed by a very sleek looking new style Golf, which despite its name looks totally unlike a van! Whilst the signwriting on the Bay Honey Transport Pick Up truck is original, the hives and the flying bees demonstrate the skill of a photoshop artist! But whatever, I thought it a “sweet” picture!Lots more sweeties grace our pages this month. The Orange-mobile, a 1975…

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daisy, daisy …

Empi Shifter, chrome handbrake lever extension, chrome steering column, dash drinks holder with flower vase all add to the custom stylingThe first thing to strike you is the colour. Reminiscent of the Mango Green / Seagull Grey combo used by VW in the late fifties, the period pastels have been given a contemporary twist using Rover Old English White (code NNX) over Mercedes Caledonian Green (code DB867). The bus had started life as a Microbus in 1966 and over the years had gone through several colour changes, red / white, purple and white and finally gold which had been done in 2003. New owner and co-creator of the look you see here, Darren Capehorn, tells us, “My son has always loved VW split screen campers, to the extent that I…

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all in the detail...

You’ll look sweet, upon the seat, of a bicycle made for two.Attention to detail can be seen in little touches like protective steel runners in the rear deck area.Small custom touches include a clock mounted in the cab air ventSSP ‘’SP2’’ 1641cc performance engine features Engle 110 camshaft and big-valve cylinder heads enhanced with twin SU32 carburettors. Note fire suppression system. ■…

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news and products

Just In At Just KampersEzyStove Wood Fuelled Rocket Stove J42329This cool wood-fired stove is designed to be simple to load and light, heat up in a couple of minutes and burn for as long as possible. It can boil a litre of water in around four minutes, and requires very little fuel to do so – ideal! Perfect for the beach and picnics and great value at just £75Vintage Style Cast Iron Distributor J42072The new cast iron distributor at JK combines cool old school looks with modern performance. It looks just like the classic Bosch 101 (but without the price tag), and features an advance curve to match the Bosch 009! £129.75Brand New T3 Square HeadlampsThese sought after light units have been obsolete from Volkswagen for many years, and have…

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upcoming shows

2nd European Barndoor Bus Gathering19 – 20 MayThe first European Barndoor Bus Meet was held in 2014 and set a new world record of seventy six pre 1955 buses all displayed together, along with hundreds of Splits on show, an impressive line-up of Beetles and coachbuilts, and thousands of visitors from 35 countries all over the world! Like Bad Camberg, Hessisch Oldendorf and Lavenham, this show is only held every four years and brings together an amazing array of vintage buses. It is held in Amersfoort, home to Ben Pon’s original VW dealership, in the (now disused) rail head yards and area where the trains laden with imported VWs were unloaded for distribution in the Netherlands. The 2014 meeting still ranks as one of the best shows I have attended…

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show diary

MARCH4th MarchSPRING DUBGreat Yorkshire Show GroundHarrogatewww.springdub.co.uk11th MarchULTIMATE DUBSThe International Centre, Telford, T434JH - SHROPSwww.ultimate-dubs.co.uk11th MarchFREDDIE FILES: THE THING FLINGNinoveBelguimhttp://freddyfiles2014.skynetblogs.be/16th – 18th MarchDUB AIDWhites Nurseries, Earls Barton,Northantshttp://www.dubaid.co.uk/24th – 25th MarchVOLKSWORLDSandown Park, EsherSurreywww.volksworldshow.comAPRIL6th - 8th AprilELEMENTAL VW SHOWCrouch Valley ShowgroundRayleigh, Essexwww.elementalvw.org.uk6th - 8th AprilVEE DUB FAMILY BIRTHDAY WEEKENDEROak Tree Arena, Highbridge,Somersethttps://www.facebook.com/events/19813249587638299th AprilCLUBS UNITE AT THE BEACHBrean Sands, Somersethttps://www.facebook.com/clubsuniteatthebeach/13th – 15th AprilBUS TYPES VW SHOWOswestry ShowgroundShropshirewww.dubshows.co.uk27th - 29th AprilBIG BANGSanta Pod, Wellingboroughwww.big-bang.co.uk27th - 29th AprilDUBS AT THE MILLHaselbury Mill, Nr Yeovil, SOMERSETwww.scrumpydubbers.co.ukFor 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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