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Volkswagen Camper and Commercial

Volkswagen Camper and Commercial No. 143

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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 One of the highlights for me at Camper Jam was the opportunity to be driven round Weston Park’s challenging off-road course, sited in an overgrown, old quarry. The off roading capabilities of the T3 syncro are legendary, and the chance to experience this for real certainly showed just what a syncro can do, negotiating twisting steep muddy tracks, boulders, overhanging hanging trees and bushes and even jutting cliff edges! The Syncronauts, who give up their time to take passengers on this wilderness thrill ride (and raise money for charity via donations) made it look easy, such are their driving skills, but even so there are heart stopping moments. Special thanks must go to Si…

5 min.
from work to play

Built in 1973 as an ambulance (as shown by the chassis number with the prefix 27), it was one of the new style Late Bay models with the revamped front end. It was originally exported to, and used in, Estonia prior to being imported to the UK in 2013. At this time it was painted in the Brilliant Orange but is likely this had been done earlier although some emergency vehicles did use this colour. The new owner swapped the engine for a Subaru Flat 4 2 litre Legacy version, and carried out all the necessary modifications. He also fitted a power steering system, sourced from a Vauxhall Corsa. Alan Clayton had travelled extensively in the Middle East during the 70s, and, seeing the number of VW Campers overlanding to and from…

3 min.
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 Single Cab Scoops Best In Class At The 2019 Festival Of Speed! As part of the ‘Tea for Two’ Cartier Style-et-Luxe display at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed, Heritage Parts Centre were invited to take along their 1956 Single Cab Splitscreen Pick Up. Sitting pretty in the Sussex sunshine along with a Double Cab Pick Up, an iconic ‘Samba’, an ex-Canadian Post Van and a pair of later Bay Window Buses, Heritage’s…

1 min.
show diary

SEPTEMBER 30th August – 1st September FIELD OF DREAMS AIRCOOLED VW FESTIVAL Escrick Park Estate, Escrick, York www.classicvolks.com/vwfieldofdreams.html 1st September WOLFSBURG BUS CREW 4TH BIRTHDAY BASH Ace Café, Stonebridge, London Find them on Facebook 6th - 8th September BUSFEST Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire www.busfest.org 13th - 15th September BEAUTIFUL BUDEL Geuzendijk, Budel, Holland www.beautifulbudel.nl 13th - 15th September GRILL-N-CHILL The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent www.grill-n-chill.co.uk 13th - 15th September VDUBS IN THE VALLEY Bewdley, Shropshire https://www.vdubsinthevalley.co.uk/ 20th–22nd September DONCASTER CLASSIC VW FESTIVAL Parklands, Doncaster, South Yorks http://www.doncastervwfestival.com/ 21st-23rd September DUBS COLLECTIVE PARTY IN THE PARK 2 Himley Hall, Dudley, W. Midlands https://dubscollective.com/vw-festival-party-in-the-park-2019/ 20th – 22nd September FNL VW SHOW St Levan, Penzance, Cornwall https://www.fnlvw.co.uk/ 20th – 22nd September RETRO DUB SUFFOLK Trinity Park, Ipswich www.rerodub-suffolk.co.uk 27th – 29th September DUBS OF ANARCHY Evesham, Worcs http://dubsofanarchy.co.uk/ 27th – 29th September DUB FARM 2019 Nantlle, Snowdonia, N. Wales https://dubfarmshow.co.uk/ or find them on Facebook 27th – 29th September SPLITS AT THE LAKE Strandbag, Holland http://www.spijlbustreffen.nl OCTOBER 4th - 5th October BRIGHTON BREEZE Camping available at Hook Road Arena Friday and Brighton Racecourse Saturday http://www.brightonbreeze.co.uk/ 4th - 6th…

2 min.
upcoming shows

Dubs Collective Party in the Park II 20th-22nd September 2019, Himley Hall, Dudley, W. Midlands Last year’s inaugural Party in the Park, organised by Dubs Collective, a Facebook group for all types of VW vehicles and VW groups, was a resounding success, as was their Wonderland meet earlier this year. Music and VWs are at the heart of the show – this year themed around the 80s. Friday night sees tribute bands to well-known artists The Police, Spandau Ballet, The Human League, Blondie, The Ska 45’s, U2 and OMD, whilst on Saturday the line-up includes original 80’s stars Toyah, Jaki Graham, The Lambrettas, Hazell Dean and Neville Staple. Sunday is also Quadrophenia day, a 40-year celebration of the iconic Mods & Rockers movie: DJ Drew Stansall from ‘The Specials’ presents the movie, Who’s…

6 min.
devon updated

Ignore the fact that the ‘66 11-window Bus before you went on an amazing trip to Morocco; disregard its past ChromaFlair coat of many colours as that has long since gone. Forget about its sunny salt-free Californian ancestry and dispute the announcement from the vendor who sold it to its current owners, Andy and Dianne Rushton, that here was a van ready for its top coat of paint, having been fully prepped. That brings us neatly to 2016 and the day Andy handed over his cash and drove his latest purchase from the south to its new home in the North West. For a moment though, let’s fast forward to 2019 and one bitterly cold and decidedly breezy Sunday in what was laughingly called spring. Picture please one proud-aspunch owner and…