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Volkswagen Camper and Commercial 126

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 This month’s Welcome page image is a winter VW picture from the fifties; which seems appropriate given it’s snowing heavily and absolutely freezing outside as I write this. Yesterday we fired up the Cali and braved the cold and ventured out on the hills – coming back to a warm bus (we had put the heater on timer to kick in) was such luxury! The drive home was a bit scary however, as the Beast from the East arrived in full force and there’s no way I am venturing outside today even if I could, as my road is impassable. But hopefully by the time you read this the bitter cold and snow will be…

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family fun here we come!

He grew up going away for the annual summer holiday to Devon, with his family in their Bay Window camper and it seemed only appropriate that he did the same thing for his young family, with wife Elaine and their first child due imminently! Incidentally, Elaine also had fond memories of her childhood holidays in Devon and very much favoured the idea of future camping holidays. Dean’s father David used to point out Splitscreen campervans and would assert that they were the ones to have. “That sentiment really stuck in my mind as I was growing up,” he remembers. “What better way than to go down the campervan route with my family.” A great many years later, in 2015 to be precise, Dean and Elaine were fortunately in a financial…

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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 Heritage Parts Centre: A new era for VW Heritage From March 2018, VW Heritage will change their name to Heritage Parts Centre, allowing them to supply the very best parts to owners of VW and Porsche vehicles around the world, under a single company name. Chances are you will be aware of the Sussex based parts specialist, and their work within the VW community. Founded in 1986, the company was appointed UK Partner…

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show diary

MARCH 24th-25th March VOLKSWORLD SHOW Sandown Park, Surrey, United Kingdom www.volksworldshows.com/volksworld-show-home 29th March-1st April CAMPERFEST Chester racecourse, United Kingdom www.camperfest.co.uk/ APRIL 6th-8th April DUBS COLLECTIVE EURO PARTY IN THE PARK Himley Hall, Daudley, DY34DF, United Kingdom www.dubscollective.com/pages/partyinthepark 6th-8th April ELEMENTAL VW SHOW Crouch Valley Showground, Essex, United Kingdom www.elementalvw.org.uk/ 6th-8th April VEE DUB FAMILY BIRTHDAY WEEKENDER The Oak Tree Arena, Highbridge, Somerset, United Kingdom www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/vee-dub-family-birthday-weekender-2018-tickets-37366789072 7th-8th April BÈRGHEM BUG#11 Bergamo, Italy berghembug.blogspot.it 7th-8th April DUB SHED Eikon Exhibition Centre, Lisburn, Ireland www.dubshed.com/ 9th April CLUBS UNITE AT THE BEACH Brean beach, Somerset, United Kingdom https://www.facebook.com/clubsuniteatthebeach/ 13th-15th April BUS TYPES VW SHOW Oswestry Showground, Oswestry, Shropshire, United Kingdom www.bustypesvwshow.co.uk/ 13th-15th April VOORJAARSMEETING VW BUSCLUB NEDERLAND Camping De Koekoek, 4235 VM Tienhoven (ZH), Netherlands www.vwbusclub.nl 15th April ELSECAR AT THE RACES Doncaster Racecourse, United Kingdom www.facebook.com/vagmegameet/ 27th-29th April BIG BANG Santa Pod Raceway, United Kingdom www.big-bang.co.uk/ 27th-29th April DUBS AT THE MILL Haselbury Mill, near Yeovil, Somerset, United Kingdom www.scrumpydubbers.co.uk 30th April DFL MAY CRUISE MADNESS Hannover, Germany www.dflvwclub.de/…

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upcoming shows

Stanford Hall This year’s event will mark the 42nd anniversary of the Classic Volkswagen meeting, that’s come to be known simply as ‘Stanford Hall’. Shows don’t clock up that number unless they are doing something right. Since the first show way back in 1976 the emphasis has always been on putting on a great display of classic unmodified Volkswagens of all types, whether air-cooled or water-cooled. And not only that, the show has always aimed to give great value for money, whether it’s in the entry prices or the fees for the trade stands. Following the popular inclusion of camping for the last few years, the Stanford Hall Estate Office is offering the same facilities again, with overnight camping available on an adjacent site (as last year, the Monument Field) on both…

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spike’s ‘b spoke’ bus

Sat in a Camper by the shores of Ennerdale, the Lake District’s remotest and surely one of its most beautiful stretches of water, what could be more pleasant! That’s what the owner for the past twenty years of the one-time Devon Moonraker you see before you, thinks too. And with retirement beckoning, although as a fire-fighter Spike Worsley isn’t at the old codger stage yet, he’s set up a business offering bespoke excursions amidst the Lakes and beyond, conveying the fortunate either in Dinky (that’s the Camper’s name, after Dinky Doughnuts and inherited from the previous owner) or, if the going gets really rough, in his Land Rover Defender. Oh, and he’s in the wedding market too … blushing Camper brides take note. Spike is Dinky’s third owner and, despite a…

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