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Campervan Crazy : Travels with My Bus: A Tribute to the VW Camper and the People Who Drive Them - David Eccles

Campervan Crazy

Travels with My Bus: A Tribute to the VW Camper and the People Who Drive Them


Published: 1st January 2011
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A camper is not just a camper. It's whatever you want it to be.

Introduced in the 1950s, the campervan was designed to be multifunctional. Since then, it has taken on a life of its own, or rather, it has been taken into the lives of its owners. Some treat them as an extension of their home, others undertake epic journeys in them, across desert and sea, through Europe, Asia and Africa.

Some strap surfboards to the roof and head for the nearest beach, while others soup up the engines and take them drag racing in Santa Pod. All will spend hours restoring and customising them, and even more talking about them with fellow bus owners. Campervan Crazy is a tribute to this passion, to the owners who have lavished time, effort and inspiration on their vans, and, of course, to the campervan itself.

It traces the cult of the campervan, from family runabouts to holiday home and design icon. Above all else, the campervan is living history and you will find chapters dedicated to 'Birth, Marriages and Deaths', 'Wide-Eyed Wanderers' as well as some 'Buses Behaving Badly'.

About the Authors

Dave and Cee Eccles have been around VW Campers since 1976, when they bought a Split Screen Camper, gave up their teaching jobs and spent a year travelling through Persia and Afghanistan to Kashmir and India. From 1990 they were very active members of the Split Screen Van Club and for 10 years edited the club magazine. Dave is also editor of Volkswagen Camper and Commercial, a quarterly magazine dedicated exclusively to the VW Bus.


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Filled with inspiration and ideas!

By Territowelling

from Melbourne, AU

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Informative
  • Inspirational


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    Comments about Campervan Crazy:

    Love this book for the stories of real people and their camper vans. Great reference for those looking to revamp or restore and old kombi.

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    ISBN: 9781856266529
    ISBN-10: 1856266524
    Audience: General
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 176
    Published: 1st January 2011
    Publisher: Kyle Books
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 25.9  x 1.9
    Weight (kg): 0.973
    Edition Number: 1