VW Camper & Bus

VW Camper & Bus

July 2021

VW Camper & Bus magazine is the number one worldwide magazine dedicated to the iconic VW Camper. It contains everything any Bus fan would ever need to know including news and products, entertaining and knowledgeable history features to a useful step-by-step ‘How To' section. The magazine also includes a variety of readers' content from inspirational road trips and stories to features on everyday Camper Vans. It covers vehicles dating way back to the initial launch in 1950 up to the present and the very latest Camper available on the road today.

United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
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family connection

I loved finding out about Steve Fisher and his very cool looking Camper on the cover. Inheriting it from his dad, he travelled in it as a kid but only drove it for the first time after his dad died, which turned out to be quite an emotional experience. As you'll see, he's taken it to another level now and it's all set for its next adventure. My old man also had a Bay Window Bus (right) and, like Steve, that made a big impression on me when I was a nipper. So much so that when I had kids, I bought a camper too. Not a Bay, but a T25. My eldest is 19 now, but he still remembers it fondly. Which is why I bought another Bus a few…

news, views and products

SAMBA FACTS • The paintwork was almost always two-tone. • It was available only with decorative trim. • The total length of the trim strips is 1,112cm. • It always had a clock in the dashboard. • With option M 130, it came ex-works with no skylights or sunroof. • A Samba from the period June 1951 to the start of August 1963 is a so-called 23-Window, the sliding window in the driver’s cab doors is counted as one window. • A Samba from August 1963 to July 1967 is a so-called 21-Window – the corner windows gone due to the new wider rear hatch. • The first Samba had only 18 kW/25 PS. • In 1953 the Samba became the first Type 2 Volkswagen to have a proper rear bumper. • It was only in February 1955 that the…

oh so simple!

Where from: www.retronicsonline.com How much: £12.99 We love gadgets but sometimes things get so sophisticated they become more of a pain than a panacea. That’s why we fell in love with this simple voltage tester from Retronics because there’s no awkward switches, dials or poor quality probes. In fact, it’s a deliberately simple piece of kit that’s hand made from quality components, easy to hold and features an insulated brass probe. The RVT is built to last and works on 6v, 12v and 24v vehicles and the strong integral clip means one hand is free – so there’s no more trying to hold two probes as well the wire / item you are testing. Oh, and there’s no skimping on the length of wire; it’s one metre of strong silicon-covered cable –…

on test: primus onja

We fell in love with the retro look of the Onja from Swedish brand Primus when we included it in our August 2020 issue stove review. That’s why we awarded it a golden gong for being the ‘Most Stylish’ of the products we looked at. The thing is, it’s all very well being impressed by a nice press photo and a lot of guff about how good it is but we’re a cynical lot at C&B and wanted to try it in a real world situation with a starving family eager to be fed. That’s why I got on the blower to ask if we could put it to the test and see if it performed as well as it looked. And obligingly, Primus sent one out – just in time…

like the wheel thing

Where from: www.heritagepartscentre.com How much: £97.95 each If you are building a cool early Bus there will be a few wheels on your wish list, and the BRM will no doubt be one of them. Originals were made from magnesium and now change hands for thousands per corner, but there is another way… SSP has captured the spirit of the seventies perfectly in its tribute to this classic rim. Manufactured in a more durable and cost-effective alloy, they still sport a wide 5 stud pattern, measure 5 x15in and have a slightly more favourable offset of ET14. Finished in matt black with silver highlights they have a purposeful performance look about them, making them perfect for Type 2 Buses made before 1970.…

it’s showtime!

JUNE Simply VW Date: 19 June 2021 Location: Beaulieu, New Forest, Hants SO42 7ZN Contact: www.beaulieu.co.uk Players Classic Date: 19-20 June 2021 Location: Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester P018 OPX Contact: www.players-show.com JULY Camper Jam 21 Date: 02-04 July 2021 Location: Weston Park, Shropshire TF11 8LE Contact: www.camperjam.com Goodwood Festival of Speed Date: 8-11 July 2021 Location: Goodwood Motor Circuit, Chichester PO18 OPX Contact: www.goodwood.com Cumbria VAG Date: 10-11 July 2021 Location: Westmorland County Showground, Cumbria LA7 7NH Contact: www.cumbriavag.co.uk T3 Bus Meet Date: 16-18 July 2021 Location: Hill Arm Marina, Stratford Rd, Wootton Wawen, Henley-in-Arden, West Mids B95 6DE Contact: t3busmeet.com Bug Jam 34 Date: 23-25 July 2021 Location: Santa Pod Raceway, Wellingborough NN29 7XA Contact: www.bugjam.co.uk AUGUST Tatton Park VW Show Date: 1 Aug 2021 Location: Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6QN Contact: www.vwnw.co.uk Bristol Volksfest Date: 5-8 Aug 2021 Location: Birches Farm, Bristol Contact: www.bristolvolksfest.co.uk VWT Chill Date: 13-15 Aug 2021 Location: Beaulieu, New Forest, Hants S042 7ZN Contact: www.beaulieu.co.uk VW Whitenoise Festival Date: 19-22 Aug 2021 Location: Norfolk Showground, Norwich Contact: www.vwhitenoise.com Stanford Hall Date:…