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Readers Rides #17: 1964 VW Splitscreen Australian Container Van

Posted on 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:

I started my business called Chilli Gone Barmy in May 2009, so its fairly new venture. I bought the van in Dec 2008 from a guy called Vic in Australia. He has business premises in LA California and had already shipped it there. I flew to LA to look at it and loved it, it was shipped to Felixstowe end of Jan 2009 and work began getting it ready.

Readers Rides #17: 1964 VW Splitscreen Australian Container Van

Readers Rides #17: 1964 VW Splitscreen Australian Container Van

I had the van lowered, disc brake conversion, repainted with sign writing completed by Prosign. All works carried out on the van was done by Type2Detectives. I fitted out the kitchen myself.

Readers Rides #17: 1964 VW Splitscreen Australian Container Van

Readers Rides #17: 1964 VW Splitscreen Australian Container Van

The van is australian and factory built in germany for the australian army. They are very rare and as far as I know only 13 have ever been made. My first show was at Stanford Hall in May 2009 and I have done many VW shows and Harvest festival at Jimmys farm as seen on TV.

I am a chef by trade and have loved VW’s for many years, previously owning 2 bay window vans. I wanted to offer Mexican food as I hadn’t seen many food outlets of this sort. The food has gone down a storm at events and, of course, I have received loads of positive comments on the van.

Thanks to Brian for sending over the photos of his extremely unique VW Splittie and we wish him the best of luck in his business venture. If you are having a VW Show soon be sure to book Brian to handle the food! For more information, check out the Chilli Gone Barmy website on www.chilli-gone-barmy.co.uk.

So what do you think of Brian’s Split Screen Container Van? Have you seen it at any shows? What was the Chilli like?

Posted by Steve

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Posted on Monday, March 1st, 2010 at 9:55 pm
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8 Responses to “Readers Rides #17: 1964 VW Splitscreen Australian Container Van”

  • Rick on March 1st, 2010 said:

    Love it! Pretty amazed that it’s a factory built design, I know there was a few oddities to come out the factory though.

    Got to be good for business, really good marketing opportunity especially for VW shows.

    Well done Brian.

  • Steve on March 21st, 2010 said:

    Hi Rick,

    I know, very unusual but I love it! Hope it’s at Volksworld!

    Steve

  • Biff on April 1st, 2010 said:
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    I know it’s going to be at Alive and V-dubbin- http://www.aliveandvdubbin.co.uk/index.php - in june so come along and see it for yourselves.

  • James Weinstock on April 13th, 2010 said:

    this is nice love it..VWcatering vans ? this is great for small business to start with. Cool!

  • Luisa on April 18th, 2010 said:

    Nice one guys for thinking and turning the old van into something. Its great to see VW into a catering van.

  • Van on June 22nd, 2010 said:

    i saw this VW from MTV PimpMyRide..this VW is really nice to setup it can turn into a catering van..really fit for the business!

  • jkcrewgolf on July 23rd, 2010 said:

    Wow, love the pictures of the beetle. Nice transitions. Love the ideas of it that instead of being a junked in the backyard turned into a place to do a business. Thanks for sharing it to us. Learned something from it. Keep it up.

  • Andy on January 30th, 2011 said:

    For anyone who hasn’t tried it yet, you need to find a show and experience the food Brian serves from his bus.

    The best mexican food I’ve ever tasted!

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