Me, My Van, And I

VW Bus T4&5+|Issue 98

Me, My Van, And I
Keith Dockar, contacted us a while back, he sent us a few images of his van asking if we’d be interested in featuring his bus? We liked the pictures so much, that we asked him to do the shoot himself. Then, to cap it all off he sent the words in too. We have a feeling this isn’t the last time he’ll make an appearance in the magazine. Take it away Keith…
Keith Dockar

I ’ve always been into vans, and having sold my last business, a vintage photobooth that I had put in the back of a 72’ Renault Estafette, the time had finally come to realise the dream of buying a T6 Campervan.

I’d been searching online for weeks, looking at various conversion companies, I had even been into my local VW dealership to have a look at a new California. In the end I stumbled across a YouTube review by a guy called Lewis Von John. He’d just bought a converted van from a place called Status 1 Automotive, based up in Batley, West Yorkshire. Lewis had travelled up and down the country looking at various conversions and said that nothing had come close to the Status 1 van conversions for quality and finish. Having grown up not far from Batley, I knew exactly where these guys were based, so I jumped in the car and headed up the M62 to have a look for myself.

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