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Archive for the ‘Split Screen’ Category

Readers Rides #18: 1962 23 window samba split screen

Monday, September 13th, 2010

I’d like to welcome Paul Williams and his very cool looking 48 year old Samba to readers rides.

My name is Paul Williams I am a 40 year old living in Macclesfield, Cheshire. I have been into VW’s for the last 7 years and in that time have owned 1 bay window and 2 splitscreens. I have worked on each one in my spare time fitting interiors and selling them on at a small profit. This has allowed me to work my way up to the model I have always wanted, a 1962 23 window splitscreen samba. I have recently become the owner of my RHD samba, which has been imported from Indonesia. I am currently replacing the brakes and steering components ready for its MOT and UK registration.

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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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Readers Rides #17: 1964 VW Splitscreen Australian Container Van

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Readers Rides #17: 1964 VW Splitscreen Australian Container Van

For the first Readers Ride of 2010 I have something a bit different for you and something we have not featured here on the VW Camper Van Blog before. Feast (no pun intended) your eyes on Brian Bussell’s very rare 1964 Volkswagen Splitscreen Australian Container Van.

Soon to be father of two, Brian, has managed to combine his love for Volkswagen Vans with his skill as a chef to come up with a great new business venture which is going down a storm at many of the VW shows. Brian was kind enough to send over some photos of his Split Screen so I will hand over to Brian to tell us more about this amazing van: (more…)

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Readers Ride of the Year 2009 - Winner Announced

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Readers Ride of the Year 2009 - Winner Announced

Back in December, I asked you to vote for your favourite van featured on the VW Camper Van Blog throughout 2009. We had a wide range of different vans to choose between from Split Screens and Bay Window Single Cabs right through to Type 25 Campers and T4’s.

Well… the votes have been official counted and verified and I am pleased (and not surprised) to announce that the winner of the VW Camper Van Blog Readers Ride of the Year 2009 is… (drum roll), Bob’s 1967 21 Window Split Screen Microbus which was featured back in August.

Coming in a close 2nd was Amy’s 1969 Low Light Early Bay Window Camper Van from September and in 3rd place was the unusual 1979 VW Type II Bay Window Camper Van owned by Orville which was featured in November. (more…)

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Posted in Bay Window, Readers Rides, Split Screen, T25, T4 | 2 Comments »

Readers Ride of the Year 2009 - Vote Now!

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Readers Ride of the Year 2009 - Vote Now!

We have had a wide variety of vans submitted in to the Readers Rides section throughout 2009 from pristine Split Screen Vans through to stunning T4’s with a whole load of T25 Work Vans, Bay Window Pickups and Custom Built Camper Vans in between. So I thought it was about time to figure out just which one is the best.

We have had photos of 16 VW Vans sent in during the last 12 months, each of them unique and loved dearly by their owners, but which one deserves the crown of the VW Camper Van Blog ‘Readers Ride of the Year 2009′?

The nominees for Readers Ride of the Year 2009 are shown below. Once you have had a good look through them, you can cast your vote at the bottom of this article. The winner will be announced on the 31st January 2010. (more…)

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Posted in Bay Window, Readers Rides, Split Screen, T25, T4 | 5 Comments »

Walter - The World’s Largest VW Split Screen Bus

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

Walter - The World's Largest VW Split Screen Bus

I recently got chatting to a VW Van enthusiast I met on Facebook called Martha. She started telling me about an amazing project she and her friends were working on. The project was simply to build the world’s largest VW Van.

The idea was conceived after returning from Burning Man 2008, an event that brings together artists, hippies, and cool people of all backgrounds from around the world to celebrate life. Martha explains, ‘Each year artists create “mutant” vehicles that can be driven during the annual Burning Man event.  Kirk Strawn, Rob Larson and their families attended Burning Man in 2008 and witnessed first hand the unbelievable creativity unleashed by the mutant vehicle artists and wondered what they could build to take to the event in 2009′.

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15 Retro / Vintage Volkswagen Camper Van and Bus Adverts

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

15 Retro / Vintage Volkswagen Camper Van and Bus Adverts

As graphic designers, both Lu and I are particularly passionate about retro and vintage artwork. Team this up with our love for VW Camper Vans and you get some of our favourite adverts ever created!

I have been scouring the web to find some of the best examples of retro Volkswagen adverts and thought I would share with your my favourites.

These retro VW adverts are clean, simple and each one sends a clear message to their audience. The sense of continuity is spot on and their word play and copy really does set the standard (if you can put up with the sexism!).

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Readers Rides #13: 1967 21 Window Split Screen Microbus

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Readers Rides #13: 1967 21 Window Split Screen Microbus

This weeks Readers Rides comes from Bob Cropsey who has been restoring vintage VW Vans for a number of years from his home in New Jersey, USA. I am sure the photos show just how much experience Bob has with classic VW’s, but in case you were questioning his credentials he has even written a book about his passion and the work he undertakes. For more information about his book, entitled ‘Volkswagen: History to Hobby’ check out his website at www.jerseyclassic.com.

Many of the VW’s Bob has restored have been featured in magazines and on covers of books. Bob has been kind enough to send in some photos of his outstanding 1967 21 Window Split Screen Microbus (which has recently been featured in the May edition of Hot VW Magazine), so sit back and enjoy this truly stunning van. (more…)

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The best from the VW Camper Van Blog Flickr Group - Part 1: Split Screens

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

The best from the VW Camper Van Blog Flickr Group

I have recently set up a VW Camper Van Blog Flickr Group for people to add photos of their own VW vans or photos of cool VW Vans they have seen at shows or out and about.

A number of people have been contributing their photos to the group so I thought I would start showing them off here on the blog. 

This is the first in a series of posts featuring the best photos that have been submitted to the Flickr Group. This first post focuses on where it all began… the Split Screen. There is some really nice photography here and some awesome split screen vans.

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20 Awesome VW Camper Van Photos From My Photo Library

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

20 Awesome VW Camper Van Photos From My Photo Library

I was going through my iPhoto library the other day and could not believe how many shots I had of random VW Camper Vans. It seems every time I see one I have take a photo of it (those of you who follow the VW Camper Van Blog on Twitter will know this as I often tweet the photos straight from my phone).

As I have so many photos I have set up a VW Camper Van Blog Flickr account so please feel free to take a look and follow me on Flickr. I have also set up a VW Camper Van Blog Flickr Group for anyone who wants to upload there own photos of VW Vans.

Anyway, I thought I would go through all the photos I have and post some of them here. Some are from the various shows I attended last year and others have just been shot on the roadside. Oh, and I have thrown in a couple of shots of my own van for good measure!

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Posted in Bay Window, Split Screen, T25 | 8 Comments »

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