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VW Camper & Bus

October 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.

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1 min
feel the love

A little bit of love goes a long way in these torrid times. That's why I was heartened to hear about the story of the ’68 Dormobile on the cover, affectionately known as Tetley. Why Tetley? Well, it reflected the number of rust holes it had when owner Paul Stenning purchased it for just £1800 a couple of decades ago. Like most of us Bus owners, Paul has experienced ups and plenty of downs in the last 20 years. The highlight though was when a group of friends in his local VW club got together while he was on holiday and surprised him by arranging for it to be resprayed for his 50th birthday. Now, you wouldn't get that if you owned a Renault Trafic would you? But it doesn't end there.…

1 min
it’s show time

SEPTEMBER Derbyshire VW Festival Date: 3-5 Sept 2021 Location: Wardlow, Derbyshire SK17 8RW Contact: www.derbyshiredubs.co.uk Edition 38 Date: 3-5 Sept 2021 Location: Overstone Park, Northampton NN6 OAB Contact: www.edition38.com VW Action Date: 3-5 Sept 2021 Location: Santa Pod Raceway, Wellingborough, Northants NN29 7XA Contact: www.vwaction.co.uk Busfest Date: 10-12 Sept 2021 Location: Three Counties Showground, Malvern WR13 6NW Contact: www.busfest.org Players Show Date: 19 Sept 2021 Location: North Weald Airfield, Merlin Way, Epping CM16 6HR Contact: www.players-show.com Gravity Show Date: 19 Sept 2021 Location: NAEC Stoneleigh, Kenilworth Warwickshire CV8 2LZ Contact: www.gravityshow.co.uk OCTOBER VW Autojumble Date: 17 Oct 2021 Location: Trinity Park, Ipswich IP3 8UH Contact: suffolkbugrs@hotmail.co.uk NOVEMBER Slough Swapmeet Date: 21 Nov 2021 Location: Newbury Racecourse, Berks Contact: sloughswapmeet.co.uk MARCH 2022 All dates and venues are subject to change, so please check with the organiser before leaving home! PLANNING AN EVENT? If you’ve got a gathering this year, tell us about it via camperandbus.ed @kelsey.co.uk…

3 min
news, views and products

EVERYONE’S INVITED! Summer 2022: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is inviting fans to the VW Bus Festival Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is planning the ultimate ‘Bulli’ party – and everyone’s invited. The date for your diary is 15 to 17 July 2022, and the place? Hannover’s Exhibition Centre which includes a massive camping field, so there’s no excuse not to make a proper trip of it. The last big Bus gathering was in 2017 and Volkswagen gave a cheeky clue that something was on the cards for 15/07 2022 when a ‘mysterious’ post appeared on the Oldtimer Facebook site. The date quickly spread around the entire globe and the level of anticipation in advance of the get-together is huge. Said Carsten Intra, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Brand: “Our loyal VW…

1 min
latest stuff

RUBBER SOUL Where from: www.heritagepartscentre.com How much: £30.50 If the years have taken their toll on your rubber components, then the chances are your door wiring bellows are either rotten through or missing completely. Now is the time to channel your cables through brand new wiring bellows, smartening up your T25 door shuts and saving any chaffing or short-circuiting issues. They’ll fit any model ‘wedge’. IN THE FOLD Where from: www.sealey.co.uk How much: from £23.94 These LED rechargeable lights from Sealey will come in handy when working on your Bus, or carrying out repairs by the side of the road. Well, you never know do you? They are available in 10W and 20W versions at £23.94 and £35.94 respectively. The 10W light produces up to 750 lumens and LEDFL20W produces up to 1600 lumens. They’re great because they…

2 min
happy as larry

Andy and Jan Wheeler, 76/7 Bay Microbus Despite not being in great nick, we saw the potential of this Bay Window Bus and agreed to the seller’s suggestion to allow him to refurbish ‘Larry’ for us... From my own research Larry was built in Germany 1976/7 as a Microbus, then shipped to Vancouver to the Riviera company who employed Automotive Systems Incorporated to install the camper conversion. (Westfalia were unable to meet demand from the Americans and the so called ‘Chicken Tax’ prevented direct importation to the USA.) Riviera took advantage of the shortage in supply of campervans and created an alternative but very similar vehicle based on the same stock. Larry was one of these; he found his way to California and was then exported to the UK in 2018. The new owner…

2 min
work... and all play

Daniel Elmer, 1973 Bay Pick-Up Hi, I am the proprietor of a garage that repairs air-cooled Volkswagens and while using my Camper for work it occurred to me that I ought to get something a little more commercial as I was slowly breaking the Camper! This truck came up for sale via a friend in Preston, Lancs. I went up and had a look at it, liked what I saw and literally drove it back home to the south of England. I then went though it mechanically from start to finish. All of the front suspension was checked and rebuilt, all of the bushes replaced and the braking system refurbished. It also had a new windscreen, as the previous Greek fitted screen had gone all misty and strange. The Bay had been…