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VW Bus T4&5+

VW Bus T4&5+

No. 94

This is the only magazine dedicated to the late model VW buses from the T4 and T5 on. The magazine acknowledges the evolution of the VW bus and spotlights where this symbol of freedom and adventure has now arrived: the T4 and T5 - taking their rightful place in the family of VW models and carrying on the tradition of quality and innovation that is the ever iconic VW Bus.

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12 Issues

In this issue

2 min.
vwbus t4&5+

There are some changes here at VW Bus this month. Jimmer (Or James Northcott to give him the name that almost nobody ever uses) has decided to step back from his role as Editor of the magazine. Now Jimmer is a busy boy, running a successful electrical and building business, as well as two booming VW festivals, Vanwest and Dubtoberfest, so he won’t exactly be putting his feet up! An ever present since day one, well, before day one actually, as he was instrumental in setting the magazine up in the first place. Under his stewardship VW Bus magazine has gone on to become the best-selling Volkswagen magazine in the UK bar none. Something he should be rightly proud of. Everybody here at VW Bus would like to thank him…

1 min.
vw bus t4&5+

EDITOR Alan Hayward alan.hayward@vwbusmagazine.com DESIGNER David Gamble davidgamble@mac.com PRODUCTION MANAGER Justine Blackburn justine@jazzpublishing.co.uk SALES & EVENTS DIRECTOR Shelley Mears 01244 881888 shelley@jazzevents.co.uk ADVERTISING SALES Wendy Lennon 01244 886023 wendy.lennon@jazzpublishing.co.uk CREDIT CONTROL Emma McCrindle 01244 886009 emma@jazzevents.co.uk ADMINISTRATION Jan Schofield 01244 886019 jan@jazzpublishing.co.uk DISTRIBUTION Susan Saunders 0207 4294073 susan.saunders@seymour.co.uk SUBSCRIPTIONS & BACK ISSUES 01244 881888 magazines@jazzpublishing.co.uk MANAGING DIRECTOR Stuart Mears stuart@jazzpublishing.co.uk Printed by Precision Colour Printing Ltd…

5 min.

Medalist’s Caravelle Shooting To Success Allan Ritchie won a bronze medal at the 2019 Para Trap Shooting World Championship after his converted Volkswagen Caravelle helped afford him the freedom to train and compete. Allan, 50, from Aberdeen, suffered a spinal injury in 2014, but since taking delivery of his wheelchair-accessible Volkswagen Caravelle in 2016, he’s been on a journey to shooting glory. Having discovered he had an eye for shooting, Allan began taking part in competitions, using his Caravelle to travel to tournaments across the UK and Europe. He won bronze at the 2019 Para Trap Shooting World Championship in Australia (presumably not with the Caravelle). “I’m delighted to come back with a medal and it was a great experience to shoot against the best in the world. My Caravelle has given…

1 min.

15—16 FEBRUARY DubFreeze Stafford County Showground www.dubfreeze.co.uk 08 MARCH Ultimate Dubs The International Centre, Telford www.ultimate-dubs.co.uk 09–13 APRIL CamperFest Roodee Racecourse, Chester www.camperfest.co.uk 10–13 APRIL Wonderland 2—The Dubbers of OZ Chillington Hall, Wolverhampton www.dubscollective.com 17–19 APRIL Vee Dub Family 5th Birthday Big Camp Out Unity Farm, Brean www.veedubfamily.org 19 APRIL Elsecar At The Races Doncaster Racecourse www.elsecarattheraces.com 19 APRIL GTI Spring Festival Santa Pod Raceway www.santapod.co.uk 03 MAY Stanford Hall VW Show Stanford Hall, Stanford-on-Avon www.stanfordhallvw.com 07–10 MAY Derbyshire Dubs Wardlow, Buxton www.derbyshiredubs.co.uk 08–10 MAY VW Campout Budle Bay, Northumberland www.vwcampout.uk 08–10 MAY Vanwest Taunton Racecourse, Somerset www.vanwest.co.uk 17 MAY Dubs At The Park Easthampstead Park, Wokingham www.dubsatthepark.co.uk For full listings visit WWW.VWSHOWS.COM Please check details/dates with organisers before setting off! If you know of any amendments or of a show not listed please email: alan.hayward@vwbusmagazine.com so that updates can be made for the next issue.…

2 min.

Pole Star New from Olpro Olpro are launching a poled version of their best-selling inflatable campervan awning—The Cocoon. They’re advising customers to place orders for the Poled Cocoon awning as quickly as possible, to guarantee delivery in 2020. Cost: £399 OLPRO www.olproshop.com All Bar None New From JK Available for both LWB or SWB T5s and T6s, in polished stainless steel or black, these Sportline style side bars use the same style fixings and brackets as the original Sportline bars, but at a much lower cost. Cost: From £115 JUST KAMPERS www.justkampers.com Going Down Adjustable Lowering Bluebird Customs have these adjustable coil-over kits for all variants of the T5 and T6, including the T32. There are three kits offering a variety of drops, the least expensive has a maximum drop of 85mm, the most expensive drops by up to 150mm. Cost: From £440 to £650…

6 min.
not completely ruined

It came into our lives via some badly taken photos and a questionably written advert. Admittedly not very romantic. While that made the truck an easier purchase for us, it was the bizarrely elongated XL tray at the back, that was what initially got the juices flowing. The cantilever was undoubtedly the carrot to seal the deal for us. We bid, we waited, then we bid again. The process continued until the virtual hammer fell. There was no way it wasn't going to be ours. It’s common knowledge here at S+S that we like our adventure vans minimal, reliable and purposeful. The opposite could be said for our 'apres work pursuits'. Old and analogue, loud and oily. Thin gauge tin and a whole lot less refined, traits resonating from an era…