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VWt Issue 108

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
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13 Issues

in this issue

2 min
ed’s shout

Hello and welcome to issue 108 of VWt. I’ve got to admit, I bloody love this time of year. The sun is shining (sometimes), it’s light until late and show season is in full swing, at least what there is of it this year. And, I’m going to appreciate being out and about more than ever, in fact after last year I don’t think I will ever take being at a show for granted again. It’s not just being released into the wild though that’s getting me excited, it’s the chance to finally see some vans and put some faces to those builds I’ve been following on social media over the last year. Usually a lot of our feature vans are sourced whilst at the shows, so it’s been nice to…

6 min
a bit on the side

Sid Ford (43) is a builder and has been for more than twenty years. He runs his own company, Stonehaven Construction, and builds beautiful barn conversions, extensions and, if you’re feeling flush, he’ll even build you a brand-new home. He’ll show up in his trusty and beloved Transit van, get the job done and leave you to enjoy your new thing that he built. That all sounds very lovely, but it’s unlikely you bought this mag to read about that. You see, as much as Sid is a fan of his ‘backbone of Britain’ Transit (and with a surname like his, why wouldn’t he be?) his real love is his bit on the side. Yes, this 2010 T5.1 which did serve a hot minute as his work van was deemed…

1 min
2010 vw t5.1 lwb

MODIFICATIONS: Tuning/engine work: 2011 2.0d remapped from 102 BHP to 175 BHP by ECU Re-Mapping (Tamworth) Chassis: 20” Judd wheels painted candy red by Hinckley Body WRX, accelera 275/30/20 tyres, AccuAir air ride with HP DriveTech Struts and Bilstein rear shocks Exterior: Anthracite Grey Matt Wrap by Wrapstar Pro, Front DRL and bottom splitter Hydro-dipped by Tamworth Hydro-Dipping, Pop Top UK roof, Fiamma F45 awning Interior: Kitchen Unit, designed and built by Sid and Brian Ford, dashboard and air tank & door Cards painted by Tamworth Hydro-Dipping Audio: Kenwood DMX7017DABS, Vibe Optisound 6” front speaker kit, Vibe 6x9 Slick rear speakers supplied and fitted by Tamworth Audio Thanks to: Eddie Whetton, Neil Humphries, Martin Creaney, William Jenkinson, Adam Richards, Patrick Scott, Gary Jackman and everyone at Tamworth Transporters who have helped transform this van.…

3 min
all-new multivan unveiled

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has revealed the all-new Multivan, featuring a daring fresh design, more flexible interior, and, for the first time, a plug-in hybrid option. The Multivan is the replacement for the current Caravelle, but despite some confusion it is not a replacement for the T6.1. Even though it’s being called the T7 Multivan, there will be no panel van, kombi or California version on this platform. The Multivan will no longer be built on the Transporter platform and will be based on VW’s MQB platform which sits underneath the likes of the Tiguan, Seat Tarraco, Skoda Kodiaq SUVs and even the new Mk8 Golf. The Multivan will also eventually replace VW’s Touran and Sharan in the MPV section, so this gives you an idea of where it sits in…

2 min
vwt social club

GIMME MORE Hey VWt, First off, long time subscriber here, love the mag and the variety of vans. I was reading issue 107 and noticed Nadine and Bastian’s amazing 2020 T6 4Motion with the Terock conversion in the Your Vans section, what a build! Any chance of a full feature? That thing looks insane! Darren Eden, e-mail via email VWt: Hello Darren, we’ve had a few emails/DMs etc about this van, it’s a stunner eh? We’re hoping to have a full feature real soon, so stay tuned! DAD’S THE WORD Hi VWt, I’ve been reading the mag for about four years now, since I bought my van in fact. Each month after getting the mag there is always a ritual that happens - somehow the magazine finds its way into the hands of my father,…

8 min

I’m not saying that every van VWt feature isn’t different in some way from other vans; many of the vans we feature adhere to a similar recipe of parts and modifications, but they’ll always carry through the owner’s interpretation of what’s cool. You could put two vans side by side that are the same model, year and colour and they’d be like chalk and cheese. Likewise, you could have two vans parked side by side with the exact same combination of parts, but they’d likely be from different years, different colours, or would have a few things that one owner preferred over the other. Some people, though, like to blaze their own trail. They look at everything that’s out there and conclude that they quite like the concept, but the execution…