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VW Bus T4&5+

VW Bus T4&5+

No. 97

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.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Jazz Publishing
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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
welcome

We live in difficult times. Like all sections of society, the VW world has shown some good and some bad sides to the world. My colleague, David Eccles, called me a ‘glass half full type of bloke’ a while back. So, I’ll stick with that side of my character for the moment. In early April I was very taken with the efforts of Ian Alcorn and his team, plus everybody who took part in the ‘Great British Campout for the NHS staff’ to be found on Facebook. Most people reading this will be aware of it, but if you’re not, the event is amply covered elsewhere in the magazine. All I’ll say here is that a tremendous amount of money was raised and everybody that took part had a great…

1 min.
update

At the time of going to press the Camper Jam team were still working away on the show. They asked us to give you this update to answer your concerns relating to the show and the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. “Current advice suggests Camper Jam will be going ahead as planned with it still being a while away at the beginning of July. We will continue to take advice and follow instruction from the government and relevant authorities as we continue to monitor the situation. For your peace of mind, should circumstances change and we are forced to postpone the festival, we have secured the 14th-16th of August at Weston Park. We will be making the decision as to whether or not we will be moving to this date at the beginning…

1 min.
dip and trim

The Dip Shop, specialists in Hydrographics and Water Transfer Printing often known as Hydro-dipping, have been steadily building a reputation for good quality work down in Dorchester. A while back they expanded their operations to include carpet lining, then full van conversions. Well, they now have another service to offer their growing band of customers, upholstery. Everything from seats and rock and roll bed upholstery/reupholstery, through to making the necessary cushions needed for a bespoke interior. A look on their website will reveal the unusual and funky work going on down there. If you want to know more check out their website www.thedipshop.co.uk or find them on social media.…

1 min.
vw re-start

At the time of writing, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles plan to begin the gradual resumption of production on 27 April when the plants in Hannover and in Poland at Pozna and Wrze nia will start production again at a much-reduced level after a shutdown of just over five weeks. The start-up process is based on the latest availability of parts, the conditions set out by the German Government and the EU, developments in the sales markets and the operational approach in production that arises from this. VW told us, “We are pleased that we will be able to start up our production operation again on a staggered, step-by-step basis. Protecting our employees’ health has absolute priority in this process. We have developed a comprehensive package of measures for this and worked…

1 min.
for hire

Olpro, one of the UK’s leading retailers in tents, have launched a new environmentally friendly rental initiative. They are encouraging holiday goers to use its environmentally friendly ‘Loan & Go’ rental service and avoid plastic wastage. The technology empowering this rental proposition was made possible through a partnership with Fat Llama, the UK’s largest rental marketplace. The new ‘Loan & Go’ service allows customers to borrow any one of OLPRO’s tents or awnings, which can accommodate anything from one to eight people. The tents are available for hire in blocks of three days and must be loaned out via the company’s website: www.olproshop.com Rented products will arrive with the customer two days ahead of the scheduled rental period. The customers are then expected to return the product, with the included returns…

1 min.
mobile van clinic

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is supporting fleet partner Logistics 4 U with a dedicated on-call mobile service team to help keep its vans on the road and to continue delivering vital products during the COVID-19 crisis. Logistics 4 U, which runs a fleet of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles to complete deliveries on behalf of DPD Local, is continuing to supply crucial products to its customers. To help keep these vans on the road, Breeze Motor Group has dedicated one of its Mobile Service Clinics to be permanently on-call for the delivery firm, with other technicians on emergency standby. The Mobile Service Clinic is a specially converted Crafter, kitted out with an array of on-board tools, including compressed air jacks and even a hand wash basin. Technicians operating the Mobile Service Clinic are able…