Tag: VW

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Campervan colouring book competition

It’s competition time ! The campervan-daft among you will no doubt be aware of the quirky appeal that is Kludoman.  Kludoman is Karl Udo White, a British teacher, artist, musician and surfer who has successfully self-published his range of VW colouring books. He’s just brought out his latest colouring book and I have a copy to give away to one lucky winner of the … Read More Campervan colouring book competition

The new VW T6 is finally revealed

To great fanfare the new VW T6 was finally revealed to an expectant world last night in Amsterdam.  Following a big build-up by VW over the last couple of years, to those eagerly awaiting big changes in the next generation of VW Transporters, last night’s launch will have come as something of an anticlimax.  To those owners of T5 vans the great unveiling will … Read More The new VW T6 is finally revealed

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Volksfling, Scotland’s VW show

I’ve attended Volksfling three times in the last four years, a great opportunity to be part of Scotland’s biggest VW festival.  It’s a good day out, lots to see and a laid back atmosphere.  Part of the fun for us is the run down to Biggar and playing the “how many VW campers can we spot before we get there” game (this year’s total … Read More Volksfling, Scotland’s VW show

The VW Transporter – 60 Years in 60 Seconds

Can you spare a minute ?  Need a crash course in the history of the VW camper van ?  You’ve come to the right place. And for the more dedicated VW enthusiasts among you there’s more reading and great videos: 60 Years of the Camper Van Part 1 – The birth of an icon 60 Years of the Camper Van Part 2 – Coming … Read More The VW Transporter – 60 Years in 60 Seconds

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Happy Campers: Babs and Rich in vanplusfour

Rich converted a long wheelbase T5 panel van into a bespoke camper for Babs, Rich and their three Border collies.  They are no-frills campers, happiest to have spontaneous trips away off-grid and off-wifi. ‘Happy Campers’ is a series of posts featuring camper vans and their owners.  It’s designed to offer advice and inspiration to new and existing camper van owners – featuring members of the … Read More Happy Campers: Babs and Rich in vanplusfour

Até amanhã ?

[Note: Até amanhã ? = ‘See you tomorrow?’ in Portuguese] This month the last newly-produced T2 Volkswagen bus is due to roll off the production in Brazil.  It’s the end of an era having been in continuous production for 64 years with 3.5 million sold around the world.  Whether you know it as a camper, bus, kombi or van, it’s a vehicle that has … Read More Até amanhã ?

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Epic VW Camper Road Trips – Itching the Travel Bug

It’s tempting at this time of year when (in the Northern hemisphere at least) the daylight hours are short and sun-drenched holidays a distant memory to dream of packing up and taking off to warmer climes.  The reasons we don’t, I guess, include family ties, work commitments and lack of money. But when Rich Ligato saw an advert promoting the California Lottery jackpot of … Read More Epic VW Camper Road Trips – Itching the Travel Bug

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The Wonderful World of Camper Vans through the Eyes of 12 Year Olds

“Wow, this is cool !”  My daughter’s 12 year old friend had just stepped into our camper van for the first time. “You haven’t been in here before, have you ?”, the favourite daughter asked.  Overawed and ignoring my daughter’s question, she repeated, with added emphasis: “Wow, this is so, SO cool !!!” “It’s got a cooker, a fridge and a bed as well“, I piped … Read More The Wonderful World of Camper Vans through the Eyes of 12 Year Olds

VW Woofwagen advert

You’d be barking mad not to love the new VW advert ! VW’s latest advert shows that there’s a Volkswagen for everyone.  That’s 21 cars in the range, all matched to a different breed of dog – and hanging out of the car windows to a great soundtrack (“Me and You” by Barry Louis Polisar, in case you were wondering). Check out their new website – and … Read More VW Woofwagen advert