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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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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 …

The 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 even sprayed a life-size image of the front of one on his bedroom wall when he was 7 years old.…

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news and products

Just In At Just Kampers EzyStove Wood Fuelled Rocket Stove J42329 This 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 £75 Vintage Style Cast Iron Distributor J42072 The 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! £129.75 Brand New T3 Square Headlamps These sought after light units have been obsolete from Volkswagen for many years, and have…

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upcoming shows

2nd European Barndoor Bus Gathering 19 – 20 May The 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

MARCH 4th March SPRING DUB Great Yorkshire Show Ground Harrogate www.springdub.co.uk 11th March ULTIMATE DUBS The International Centre, Telford, T43 4JH - SHROPS www.ultimate-dubs.co.uk 11th March FREDDIE FILES: THE THING FLING Ninove Belguim http://freddyfiles2014.skynetblogs.be/ 16th – 18th March DUB AID Whites Nurseries, Earls Barton, Northants http://www.dubaid.co.uk/ 24th – 25th March VOLKSWORLD Sandown Park, Esher Surrey www.volksworldshow.com APRIL 6th - 8th April ELEMENTAL VW SHOW Crouch Valley Showground Rayleigh, Essex www.elementalvw.org.uk 6th - 8th April VEE DUB FAMILY BIRTHDAY WEEKENDER Oak Tree Arena, Highbridge, Somerset https://www.facebook.com/ events/1981324958763829 9th April CLUBS UNITE AT THE BEACH Brean Sands, Somerset https://www.facebook.com/clubsuniteatthebeach/ 13th – 15th April BUS TYPES VW SHOW Oswestry Showground Shropshire www.dubshows.co.uk 27th - 29th April BIG BANG Santa Pod, Wellingborough www.big-bang.co.uk 27th - 29th April DUBS AT THE MILL Haselbury Mill, Nr Yeovil, SOMERSET www.scrumpydubbers.co.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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california dreaming

Mark Laycock, wife Lara and their two sons, have always had a keen interest in cars and in the past, they have owned several ‘Hot Hatches’ but with a growing family of two young lads, the priorities changed and for a few years the ‘toys’ were absent. However, back in 2010 the opportunity arose to purchase a ‘toy’ once more and it was decided that the most fun that they could possibly have as a family, would be to purchase a Volkswagen campervan! “We were complete novices when it came to campervans,” admits Mark. “We were just very lucky indeed to have purchased a very good, straight, genuinely solid van, first time around. The previous owner of our 1990 T3 had just returned from a European road trip, so we knew…

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