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VWt Issue 101

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

Happy New Year everyone (unless you got your copy the first week of sale that is). Welcome to the February issue of VWt, mostly produced in November, that comes out late in December, depending on if you’re getting your Transporter fix from a shop, on subscription or on download that is. Confused? Yep, me too! The world of publishing can be a strange place at times, let’s just call it issue 101. So... we made it! It’s 2021 and may I ask, what the hell was all that about?! I’m usually a fairly glass half full kind of guy, but as years go 2020 can royally do one and stick itself in the bin. Sure there were some highlights, such as getting the editors chair at VWt, enjoying lots of extra…

7 min
proper job

It has been said many times, and it’s hard to argue against that Cornwall is the spiritual home of the camper van. With its beautiful beaches, wide open spaces and diminishingly narrow country lanes, it is the perfect habitat for a compact camper. Something like, oh I don’t know, a Volkswagen perhaps? In which case, we are pleased to introduce you to absolute nirvana (in the enlightened sense of the word and not the hairy band from Seattle.) A VW camper, made in Cornwall and owned by a true Cornishman and his partner. Paul Turner, proudly born and raised in St. Ives, Cornwall since 1938 and Ros Prigg an equally proud Lancashire lass of 1951 vintage are the very fortunate ones to call this stunning T6.1 camper their own. The couple…

1 min
top mod: velour seats

Going against the grain, quite literally, Kenny decided not to clad the entire seats in leather but to try out a new velour from his supplier to break things up. “They make things for luxury hotels and I’m told this particular material has a very high ‘bum count’,” he laughs. Apparently, that translates to hard-wearing. Conversely, the material is super soft to touch. “I felt a sample and said ‘oh, that’s lovely’,” says Kenny. Only to then find out the company actually named it Lovely! “It might be a bit 70s for some,” he smiles. “But it’s something a bit different and really softens up the whole interior.”…

1 min
highline 2020 vw t6.1 dsg modifications:

Engine: Standard 150bhp DSG Chassis: VB air suspension with auto level and remote control, Custom 19” Radi 8 split rims, Falken 225/45/19 tyres Exterior: Fortuna Red,Thule roof rack system, Thule awning, Thule WanderWay bike rack, Sportline side bars, silly splitter (Ecowagon’s words!) Interior: Power close door, VW California sliding bed, Reimo remote control electric high lift elevating roof, Ecowagon Froli sprung roof bed with hatch, 4g / 5g Mifi Wi-Fi system, Votronic triple power management system with 100ah lithium battery with 600w inverter for off-grid camping, 150w solar panel with MPPT charge controller, hook-up lead, 12V USB points, 12V and 240V standard sockets, Wireless phone charger in roof bed area and lower cabin worktop, Remote control dimmable LED lighting, Dometic Waeco CR50x fridge, Dometic slimline hob and sink, Ecowagon hand crafted units with…

2 min

VW FOUR-MIDABLE AT WHAT CAR? VAN AWARDS Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles claimed four prestigious titles in the inaugural What Car? Van Awards, with the Caddy, Transporter, and Crafter all honoured with accolades. The titles included Best Overall Van and Best to Drive in the Large Van category for the Volkswagen Crafter. The Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 was awarded Best Value for Ownership Costs and the new Caddy received the Best Technology Advance title. The judges commended the Volkswagen Crafter for its functionality, comfort and intelligent design. Praising its electromechanical steering, agile drive and customisable design, the Volkswagen Crafter was named ‘the complete van’. The Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 scooped Best Value for Ownership Costs in the Medium Van category. The panel van was recognised for its unbeatable design and low running costs during its lifetime.…

2 min
social club

100 NOT OUT Hi VWt, I just wanted to say congratulations on hitting 100 issues! I’ve been a subscriber since issue 2 and still look forward to the day my fresh copy hits the door mat, even more so during lockdown! As someone who works in a hospital, in what can only be described as quite a stressful time right now, your mag provides a welcome distraction during my lunchtime (when I get one that is!). In fact, I often leave it in the staff room and find others reading it and dreaming about vanlife adventures. As soon as this virus has packed its bags and done one, I’m hitting the road in my Trusty T4 and road tripping to Barcelona. Stay safe! Laura Fitzpatrick via email VWt: Hello Laura, first off, we…