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Volkswagen Camper and Commercial

Volkswagen Camper and Commercial No. 138

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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3 min.

Email editor@volkswagencamper.co.uk Address Editor, VW Camper & Commercial, Jazz Publishing The Old School Higher Kinnerton Chester CH4 9AJ www.volkswagencamper.co.uk Whilst most of us are Whappy pootling about in our petrol-powered classic there’s no getting away from the rush by car makers, including VW, to move towards electric power. But there’s actually nothing new in that concept, only the technology, as can be see in the above photo of a 1972 electric powered demonstration Kombi, now in the Stiftung Auto Museum. VW had begun work on the concept as far back as the late sixties and around 70 electric Panel Vans, Pick Ups and Kombis were actually produced in 1972/3. It was capable of 0-50 kph in 12 seconds, could cruise at 70 kph and had a range of 50 – 80kms. However, the battery…

5 min.
the last known survivor…

Marco Posillico owned Ma 61 Sealing Wax Red double cab that needed a back half rebuild and found a guy in California, Alex Rojas who had access to everything he needed to fix the DOKA. It appeared to both of them, that the best option was for them simply to swap vehicles. “As with any bus, my first impression was simply to smile. As much work as I knew it needed, it was still less than would have been involved on my old double cab. I was happy, although I had no idea about the logos at the time. They had been covered up by layers of paint that the previous owner had meticulously removed. Once I realised what they were, I was ecstatic and started researching the origins immediately. It…

5 min.
news and products

Split screen roof & wheels from BBT There’s just time before summer to complete projects that remain unfinished over the winter months. BBT are proud to bring you yet more new sheet metal panels for your bus, including a splitscreen roof with the cut out for a sliding roof. Part number 0890-801 - Roof with sunroof cut out - Bus 03/55-07/67 And recognising that not everyone, always, wants alloys wheels they have also started supplying 15 inch steel wheels to fit buses from 04/55-12/63. Part number 2564-215 Wheel standard - 4.5 x 15 - Bus 1955-12/63 - grey painted From www.bbt4vw.com Wilton Bradley A new name to us here at Camper & commercial, WB is a company who ‘specialise in the design and supply of consumer leisure goods, supplying their own branded goods to specialist retailers…

2 min.
upcoming shows

VanJamboree - May 31st-1st-2nd June 2019 The Largest ‘Family Friendly’ VW Show in the East Midlands has lots of entertainment for everyone. There is all sorts of entertainment for all sorts of people, with a Show n Shine featuring 11 prize categories for both air and watercooled vehicles. There’s live Bands, Free Kids Entertainment, a Fun Fair, All types of Volkswagen on show. There’s a licensed bar, a food court, and full camping facilities including warm showers and even electric hook ups! There will be a selection of live bands playing throughout the weekend on 2 stages with one inside the exhibition hall ready for the evening entertainment. There’s also a Chillout tent and a Drum n Bass Tent. Finally there’s an autojumble, something that’s beginning to disappear from a lot of shows. But…

1 min.
show diary

APRIL 5th - 7th April DUBS AT THE MILL Haselbury Mill, near Yeovil, Somerset, scrumpydubbers.co.uk 12th - 14th April VEE DUB FAMILY BIG BIRTHDAY WEEKENDER Brean veedubfamily.org 18th - 21st April CAMPERFEST Chester racecourse, camperfest.co.uk 19th - 21st April BUS TYPES VW SHOW Oswestry Showground, bustypesvwshow.co.uk 18th - 22nd April DUBS COLLECTIVE - DUBS IN WONDERLAND Himley Hall, Dudley, DY34DF dubscollective.com 26th - 28th April TECHENDERS Victoria Farm, Lutterworth, LE17 5AU techenders.co.uk 28th April AIR-COOLED TRAVELLER Mansfield Market Square, Nottinghamshire facebook.com/events/2266565986998849 MAY 3rd - 6th May DUBS IN LAW PRESENTS: THE SHOW THAT`S NOT A SHOW Laylands Farm, Culcheth, Warrington WA3 4BD facebook.com/Dubs-in-Law-Presents-339257823306722 3rd - 6th May SSVC ANNUAL RALLY, AGM AND CONVOY TO STAMFORD HALL Victoria Farm Lutterworth LE17 5AU ssvc.org.uk 3rd - 6th May THE ONLY MEET IS ESSEX Orsett Show Ground vw-tomie.co.uk 5th May STANFORD HALL VW SHOW Stanford Hall, Stanford-on-Avon LE17 6DH stanfordhallvw.com 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…

7 min.
quest for originality

First impressions were that Keith, owner of the fine Campmobile you see here, was a decent sort of chap. But then he revealed his terrible secret. The man was an English teacher… Just like a certain David Eccles. Worse still, he’s married to Jenny, who also has the same vindictive streak towards the words ‘wot people writ’. Oh no, Copping’s split infinitives and mediocre punctuation was set to be marked with a red pen not once, but twice, or even thrice! Oh well, at least Herr Bolton could be bamboozled with a little shaky VW knowledge amassed over the years. Well no, because he’s got the correct Campmobile brochure for the period. Fastidious or what? Yes, but that’s why a certain Concours judge at the 2018 Tatton show accosted Mr…