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Monday, December 04, 2006

VW Camper and Commercial

If your type of recreational vehicle is a Volkswagen then look no further because VW Camper has it all covered, just for you.

VW Camper and Commercial was established in 2000, the same year that marked the 50th Anniversary of the launch of the Volkswagen Transporter, with the strapline “For those who live their life with a van.”

Aside from highlighting and celebrating the VW camper bus, in all its forms, the magazine caters for all things bus related. It has ‘How To’ features that focuses on subjects from fitting a sunroof or Dormobile elevating roof through to replacing panels and sills. If you are for interesting routes, campsites and also stories that range from crossing Africa to touring the Cairngorms in winter, then the ‘Travel’ section is most suited for you. It will bring you from one wildlife adventure to another or simply, a respite away from the bustling metropolis.

‘Archive’, in the otherhand, are stories that trace back the development and history of particular models such as the Samba, Pick Up or Camping Conversions ranging from Devon to Sundial. The ‘Bus Doctor’ is ever ready to help out with technical queries, even with news and products, that will keep you updated with bus related accessories and goodies as well as what’s new on the scene.

Each issue features top quality buses, from across all generations, to inspire and admire. Whether your passion is for Splitty, Bay or T25, VW Camper and Commercial will bring you the best around and not just from the show circuit. Many of its features are buses restored by their owners to be used as daily drivers, and you don’t have to have spent loads with certain names to be featured. They also recognize and profile the T4 and T5. Profile different interior layouts used by converters like Danbury, Devon, Westfalia or Viking and looks into feature interiors designed by its owners.

The editor, David Eccles, has owned a VW camper since taking one overland to India back in 1976. He has owned his current 1967 Devon Camper since 1978. For many years every summer was spent travelling and camping in the bus with his family, both at home and abroad.

He has written for various magazines ranging from Total VW to Practical Motorhomes and is the author of “VW Transporter and Microbus - Specifications and Modifications 1950 – 1967”. Currently, he is writing a new book about the various camping on- versions and interior lay- outs that traces changes and models from 1951 through to the present day.

Aside from driving his own and writing all about a VW Camper, Eccles is also Head of English at an inner city comprehensive school.Their latest Summer and Spring 2006 issue features the ’59 Deluxe Devon, Atlantic Crossing and ’72 Dormobile.

It also looks into another vehicle entitled “More Bling Than Beckham”.VW Camper & Commercial is definitely the magazine for those who live their life with a Volkswagen van. If you drive a Type 2 then this is for you.

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