A mobile bedroom. A kitchen. A load-lugger. A changing room. The VW camper van is all these things and more.
I was reminded of this last week when I attended a black tie dinner in Glasgow. Now, I’ve often used my van to change into walking boots, to put on a wetsuit and to change into cycling or ski gear. But this was the first time I emerged in a dinner suit and black tie.
For those of you of a certain vintage you may remember Mr Benn on TV (first shown in 1971-72 in case you’re wondering). Mr Benn had a habit of visiting his local costume shop, changing out of his suit and bowler hat to have various adventures as a spaceman, gladiator, pirate and so on. It looks pretty dated now but brings back memories ! I’m not sure I can get the thought of my van as my personal costume shop out of my head now …
This selection of fantastic vintage VW adverts just go to prove the versality of the VW camper van.
How do you use your camper van ?