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VW Camper & Bus

August 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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United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
12 Issues

in this issue

1 min
tour fever!

As some of you might know, I am a huge bike fan. And as every follower of cycling knows, July is a special month as it's when what's generally touted as being the world's biggest annual sporting event – namely the Tour de France – takes place. To be honest, repeated trips accross the channel to follow the race is what prompted the Cushway clan to up sticks and move to France in the first place. Now, you can imagine my excitement then when an email landed in the camperandbus. ed@kelsey.co.uk inbox from a reader who – with a group of fellow Bus enthusiasts – had gone on a roadtrip to see it. The convoy, which included a Bay, a T25 and a T4, set off on a trip of a…

3 min
news, views and products

NEW T6.1 SPORTLINE IS OUT How about this as a base for your next camper conversion? As you read this, the first few lucky owners will be taking delivery of the spanking new T6.1 Sportline. It’s available in short or long wheelbase versions, and as either a Kombi or Panel Van, and features a range of unique sporty styling additions and technology upgrades, ensuring the perfect combination of sport and comfort. The first thing to catch the eye is the front end which features a contrasting red grille strip and a new bumper, while at the rear there is an eye-catching new spoiler, all of which are exclusive to the Sportline range. The suspension has also been lowered by 30mm, and illuminated side bars added. Those 18in alloys are painted gloss black for extra…

3 min
latest stuff

COOLER WITH MAKITA Who from: www.makitauk.com How much: £550 A road trip isn’t complete without a plentiful supply of snacks and thanks to Makita, keeping food and drinks cool or warm in any season is possible with its latest 18V Cordless Cooler and Warmer Box. This useful product is way more than a traditional cooler box as it can keep food and drinks either cool, warm or frozen and can be powered by three power source options: either with a Makita 18V LXT Li-Ion battery (two in parallel, or one), an in vehicle 12V/24V AC (cigarette socket), or with a 240V mains supply – making this an incredibly versatile unit for all journeys. It can operate at two warming settings of 55° and 60°, and five cooling settings of -18°, -10°, 0°, 5° and 10°.…

6 min
link to the past

Chris Steer, ’69 Bay Window I have always been a huge fan of everything Volkswagen, having had many modern models as daily drivers as well as being a long-term owner of a VR6 engined Mk2 Golf GTi. In 2015 my partner and I went camping with my brother-in-law and family, who at the time owned a lovely T4. He’d joked prior to the trip that I’d want a camper by the end of it. On the last (wet) day of our trip I was jealous of him not having to pack away a soggy tent. And yes – you guessed it – that night the search for a Camper began. A week later I mentioned to my father that I wanted to buy a Camper, who then suggested maybe we buy one together,…

8 min
lucky find

Forty-nine-year-old Mark McGrath is certainly no stranger to air-cooled VWs. Indeed, his first car was a Beetle – a red 1971 1302S bought for the princely sum of £1400 – and he’s had at least one VW in his possession ever since. “My older cousins introduced me to the scene,” reveals Mark. “I always loved what they did to their cars and was keen to create something similar, something that would really stand out from the crowd.” Unfortunately, he was initially denied that opportunity because fate played a cruel hand with that first Bug – he hit a tree and it was written off. But at least his brief ownership proved fortunate in one repsect, as Mark discovered the Leeds-based specialist Herbie Hospital, an acquaintance that would prove fruitful years later once…

8 min

When we sat down to have a chat about Steve’s gorgeous T5.1 Highline you see before you, my first question was, “Have you owned any other interesting cars in the past?” What followed was an unbelievable list of toys, which left me with my chin on the ground. Suffice to say, Jay Leno is possibly the only person on the planet that may have registered more vehicles in his name! Steve’s very conservative estimate was “hundreds, just hundreds,” and that’s pretty amazing when you consider he’s just a regular guy with a single lock-up. I’ve met millionaires with huge garages housing private collections of cars that pale into insignificance in comparison to Steve’s ‘street fleet’ of rad rides. As Steve casually rolled off a seemingly never-ending list of classics, yanks and sports…