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VWt Issue 99

VWt Magazine is aimed at owners/enthusiast of the Volkswagen Transporter from the T4 model upwards. The magazine includes features about T4s and T5s, product reviews, road tests, shop tours, road trips, Transporter history and reader’s rides. VWt Magazine is all about reader value. Each issue has 100 pages jammed packed with everything anyone would ever need to know about T4s and T5s and costs just £3.95.

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United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min
ed’s shout

Hello and welcome to issue 99 of VWt magazine. I hope you’re staying sane in these somewhat unpredictable times. I sure am trying, but I’ll be honest, I am finding the lack of shows, meets and real-life interaction a tad strange. As someone who has been around the car scene for a couple of decades and worked at events for the best part of that, this year has really hit me just how much the scene and the people mean to me. I really, really miss it! Sure, I’ve had those moments when a project goes wrong on the way to a show and I’ve shouted “I’ve had it with this piece of crap” and “why do I bother?” But I honestly can’t imagine not having something on the driveway to…

8 min
wake dream

For Mark Crawford, the three months he spent staying safe at home and protecting our NHS (you know the mantra) was the final piece he needed in the puzzle to get his dream project, and probably more importantly his dream photo shoot, over the line. “I live for the lake,” admits Mark. “In fact, I pretty much live AT the lake,” he laughs. The lake in question here is New Forest Water Park in Fordingbridge, Hampshire. “Ever since a conversation I had with Ben Jury (who runs the park) about using it as a location for a shoot, I’ve been building towards this moment, “ says Mark. Rest assured however, this 2010 T5.1 is more than just a prop. The colour-coded mountain bike on the other hand – yes, total…

1 min

“Ever since a conversation I had with Ben about using it as a location for the shoot, I’ve been building towards this moment ” Name: MARK CRAWFORD Age: 36 Occupation: HEAD OF PROCUREMENT – CIVIL ENGINEERING Instagram: MARKAMUS_ First car/van: MK1 CADDY Hardest part of the build: Being patient to get it where I wanted it to be – normally I’d work faster than this, but I really wanted to get it right Favourite modification: Front end with the Sportline bumper, DRLS and debadged grille What lesson learnt from this build would pass on: Check your windows fit before cutting holes!…

1 min
2010 vw t5.1 t28 swb modifications

Engine: new turbo, full stainless exhaust system, dpf removed, remap from 102bhp to 168bhp Chassis: 19” satin black M4 sport rims - front 8.5j and rear 9.5j, Ovation 235/45/19 tyres, 10mm spacers on front and 20mm spacers on rear, coilovers, hub mod, modified T6 top mounts Exterior: Full Satin Spruce Green respray was originally white, Sportline bumper and splitter, DRL’s, side bars, barn door spoiler, side windows, barn door windows, roof rack, detachable tow bar, back sensors, rear bumper protector, 240v hook up, T6 rear lights, de-badged front grille Interior: full custom day van designed by myself (fully insulated, carpet through out, 12v and USB charging points, wakeboard with built in lights in the roof, aged look bench seats that slide into double bed, curtains on windows and one to block out cab,…

1 min

VIRTUAL SHOW Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles took part in its first-ever virtual exhibition at the Commercial Motor Show 2020, along with nearly 100 other exhibitors. Held over three days, VW had its entire range on display including the Crafter, Transporter and Caddy vans as well as a range of conversions and aftersales products. Volkswagen’s first fully electric van, the ABT eTransporter 6.1 was also on the virtual stand and members of the product team were present (virtually of course!) to answer any questions about the new eTransporter alongside the rest of the range. In addition to seeing the latest vehicles, products and services, visitors were invited to sit in on a wide range of interactive webinar sessions covering a range of subjects such as ‘the road to zero emissions’ and ‘barriers to electrification’. Kate Thompson,…

6 min
social club

TALLULAH HALLELUJAH Hello VWt , “Erm I’ve booked to go to Wales, that ok?” Was the first my long suffering (and beautiful may I add) wife Jem had heard of our latest jaunt in Tallulah our 1996 VW T4. The weather looked nice and Jem had a week off work, so I thought hey ho off we go! Having neglected to check just how far our latest trip was, I keyed the sat nav co-ordinates in and it came back with 290 miles... as the frown descended upon said wife’s (beautiful) face. I started looking for a stop over halfway. I know these modern vans can cover some miles, but as Beau our little boy, was one and a half at the time, anything over 200 miles is a bit much. So…