We try to camp in the bus at least 5 times per year, some are better than others. Being in the woods, in our bus, with our family around us is our happy place. When you are camping in the great state of Washington, keep an eye out for the tie dyed top through the trees.
We bought the bus in 2012, while my wife was out of town in Singapore. It was one of the most terrifying purchases I’ve ever made alone. We were about to buy my wife’s dream car and she wasn’t even here to look at it. With a torn top and some rust spots, it ran well and the previous owner had a nice book of records, so I pulled the trigger on one of the best decisions of my life. First impression on seeing it was, ‘she’s gonna kill me’ because of the canvas and the rust, but closer inspection revealed a pretty solid bus with a good mechanical background.
We had a 1978 tin top VW bus back in the day, that was my daily driver before we ‘got into’ VWs. We just had it because it was cool and I was an aircooled VW lover. We had to get rid of that ride because of some financial issues and we regretted it the moment it was gone. We decided (and by we, I mean her) that we needed another bus and it should be a camper. My lovely bride searched for about a year before this one popped up, at a price we could manage, and she sent me to go get it.
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Lance & Lisa Beaver tell the story of their...‘Old School' Westfalia Bay
The history of our bus is varied. I heard that it used to belong to a soccer player who lived in it for a while, and a tale of a cross country trip that was taken in it. Since we’ve owned it, we have been to numerous car shows with our car club Kahiko Kula and enjoy that immensely, but taking it camping is our joy.
Messing About in Boats
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
Hector A Cautionary Tale.
We’d wanted a splitscreen bus for years. And first got the bug, after hiring one for a holiday in Cornwall in 2009.
Since the tender age of just 3, Joanne Dix has been into splitscreen Volkswagens.
Playing with Fire
‘There we were, all just sitting around the campfire...’
Four lads take on Le Mans
We’d had the Le Mans 24 hour race on our bucket list for a long, long time...
Happy 70th Birthday, Miss Sofie!
This T1 Bulli from 1950 is the world’s oldest street-legal VW bus and is kept in VWCV’s Classic Vehicles collection in Hannover.
Sitting on the Dock of the Bay…
The beginning of our second week and we were being treated to a day out...
Brochure Line - A 2.6 litre T3!
Taking a peep at a highly desirable VW Bus few of us will ever see in its ‘Exclusiv’ finery