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VW Shows: VolksWorld 2011

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Unfortunately we weren’t able to make it to VolksWorld this year. Thankfully Andy at Norfolk VW Camper Hire was able to go and he gives us a run down of the show and his journey.

This year is the first year I’ve camped at VolksWorld. Poppy was packed up early on Friday morning and after a few basic checks and a top-up of oil, away we went towards Ipswich to meet our friends Nath and Abbie in their T4.

Here was the day’s first drama, when a minor leak whilst filling up with fuel threatened to stop us in our tracks before we really got going. Once we stopped panicking and with the problem sorted, we hit the road towards the show, via a ‘quick’ stop off at a breakers yard near Chelmsford to get a part (with the fun and games which followed, I can’t even remember what the part was!) for Abbie’s MK2 Golf. (more…)

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Readers Rides #23 VW T2 Devon Conversion

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Our latest readers rides comes from David. The owner of a beautiful VW T2.

Make/Model: VW T2a, Bay Window
Year: February 1970
Colour: Red/White
Engine: 1600cc, (still leaded) petrol
Conversion: Devon Camper
Additional Details: Almost as original, i.e. drum brakes, original interior, original engine, ‘original’ oil stains on the drive.

About the Van:

“I bought the van as an 18 year old in 2005, having finished school and started working for a year to fund a Europe trip. It’s a familiar story to begin with; young man buys old VW, gets hooked, becomes
addicted to ‘the scene’, spends unlimited time learning about mechanical engineering, original interior fittings, gritty little details etc, works like a blue-arsed fly to afford chassis welding and aesthetic touches. (more…)

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Readers Rides #21 1989 VW T25

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

This weeks readers rides come from Martin, who’s sharing with us his 1989 VW T25 - Boris.


Model: T25
Year: 1989
Colour: Off white, creamy colour
Engine: 1900cc petrol 4 speed
Camper conversion: Holdsworth 2 berth

We had been thinking about buying a VW camper and decided to go to Vanfest for the day back in 2006.  We had approached my bank to see if they would loan us £5,000 which they agreed to, so off we went to Vanfest on the Saturday with the intention of buying a van.  We had a good look around and then went to the sales area.  We saw some really nice vans but were out of our price range and we also saw some very rough ones that would have needed lots spending on.

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Readers Ride #20: 1978 Bay Window Bus

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Mia is a 22 year old model who has recently become the owner of her 1978 VW Bay Window Bus.

Mia is planning to travel the US in her van with her dog Krueger for company volunteering for various wildlife organisations as she goes (sounds great doesn’t it??)! However Mia does have issues with her not quite road worthy vessel: “The fuel pump is a bit busted, if it’s been sitting, I can stick some gas in the carb and after some coaxing, the bus will start up. My dad’s a mechanic so I’m not too worried about the mechanical jazz - but I am curious about swapping in a biodeisel or just a regular tdi engine.” Well folks any thoughts on swapping a biodesisel or tdi engine?

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Destination Viaduc in a ‘67 Split Screen VW Van

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Simon Thompson shares with us his trip to Millau in France in his stunning 1967 Split Screen VW Campervan.

Four months hard graft, working on a new interior, followed by 10 nights, 2021 mile round trip camping in France, which included an un-missable visit to the magnificent Viaduc de Millau…

This isn’t a story about how I, Simon Thompson (serious petrol head), came to own my precious 67′ split screen camper back in 95’, nor is it a story about the endless hours/years spent transforming the body and chassis into something solid that I’m proud of today. It’s a story about planning a summer camping holiday abroad in early 2008 with my wife and being blasé about the fact that I would finish the interior in time for the BIG trip. All this when the interior didn’t exist, as the interior was pulled out before its spray job and complete re-build back in August 2003 and since then was never looked at again!

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Book Review: Uneasy Rider - Confessions of a Reluctant Traveller by Allie Sommerville

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Book Review: Uneasy Rider - Confessions of a Reluctant Traveller by Allie Sommerville

*** For a Chance to WIN a FREE copy of ‘Uneasy Rider - Confessions of a Reluctant Traveller’ by Allie Sommerville, please scroll to the bottom of this article ***

I had been chatting with Allie on an off for a while on Facebook when she told me she was writing a book about her adventures in a camper van. I mentioned to her that it would be great to get hold of a copy to review here on the blog so as soon as the book was published she was kind enough to send me a copy.

The book is a collection of stories from various trips in to Europe in her camper van. You can probably tell from the name that adventure is not Allie’s middle name. It is therefore unfortunate for her (although interesting for us) that not all the trips she set out on went to plan and many resulted in some extremely humorous anecdotes and tales. (more…)

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Our 5500 Mile Trip across Australia in a Camper Van - Part 3: Sydney to Cairns

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Our 5500 Mile Trip across Australia in a Camper Van - Part 3: Sydney to Cairns

In Part 1 of ‘Our 5500 Mile Trip across Australia in a Camper Van’ we told of our journey from Adelaide to Melbourne in a Camper Van. In Part 2 we travelled from Melbourne to Sydney and we now continue our travels from Sydney right up to Cairns.

We left of where we said goodbye to my Mum, Dad and brother who had flown out to Sydney to see us. We got back in the van and headed north up the coast passed Newcastle to Port Macquarie. We were so keen to make up some ground as we were well behind our schedule. So keen was I in fact that I completely ignored a Police Officer in the middle of the road waving me in to do a random breathalyser test. I only realised I had done this when I saw him in my rear view mirror with his sirens on yelling furiously at me to ‘pull over!’. (more…)

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Shipping Ethel, our VW Bay Window Camper Van, from Australia to the UK

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Shipping Ethel, our VW Bay Window Camper Van, from Australia to the UK

In his last VW blog post, Ian told us of his 18,000 kilometer trip around Australia in his 1975 Volkswagen Kombi Camper Van. In this follow up blog post, he tells us of the long process he went through to get his Bay Window VW Kombi (also known as Ethel) shipped from Australia back to the UK:

If you are considering shipping a VW Kombi - or any other vehicle - from Australia to the UK, and if you haven’t done anything like it before, be prepared to make lots of notes! And be prepared to get confused.

Note: This is a bit detail heavy. I have tried to make a note of all the strife I went through, so unless you are planning to do something similar, you might find this section a bit to detailed and generally nerdy. Oooh look! Pretty pictures! OK, that’s the visual people filtered out. Nerds, read on.
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Our 5500 Mile Trip across Australia in a Camper Van - Part 2: Melbourne to Sydney

Friday, January 9th, 2009

So Part 1 of Our 5500 Mile Trip across Australia in a Camper Van Left off with us taking a visit to Ramsey Street which was fun. After this we headed for Frankston where we stayed in a Big 4 Park for 2 nights. We spent a day on the beach (where I burnt quite badly watching some skim boarders) and then made off to cover some ground.

After a quick trip down the Mornington Peninsula, our next point of call was Phillip Island, a small island a few hours outside of Melbourne which is accessible by bridge. We drove the length of the Island right up to Cowes where we had a quick look around. By now, the sun burn was taking it’s toll and due to a mini heat wave in Victoria we decided that a night in the van would be a bit too much.
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Traveling Around Australia in a VW Kombi

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Travelling around Australia in a VW Kombi

This weeks guest blog post comes from Ian who tells of his 18,000 kilometer trip around Australia in his 1975 Volkswagen Kombi Camper Van:

We were on the road in Australia in our Kombi from January 2004 until late August the same year. There were so many places we visited that it would be folly to write about all these places here, especially as we’ve already done just that in another web site. Suffice it to say that the old girl took us all down the east coast, through the capital, Canberra, down to Melbourne and over to Tasmania before making the final long (2,500km, 5-day) push across the Nullarbor Plain (and did us proud).

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