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Traveling with the VW Bus & Camper
Hardcover - English

Introduced in the 1950s, the VW bus was designed to be multifunctional. Since then, it has come to symbolize fun, freedom, and adventure. VW bus owners fully incorporate their vehicles into their lives: Some treat them as an extension of their home, while others undertake epic journeys in them, across desert and sea, and 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 California. All will spend hours restoring and customizing them and even more time talking about them with fellow bus owners. Traveling with the VW Bus and Camper is a tribute to this passion, to the owners who have lavished time, effort, and inspiration on their campers, and, of course, to the VW bus itself. This book traces the cult of the camper, from family errands to vacation home to design icon. Above all else, the campervan is living history and readers will find chapters dedicated to travel narratives detailing road trips from England to Afghanistan and back, ad campaigns that sell the VW bus lifestyle, and weddings and other family events that feature buses in their ceremonies. Obsession or addiction? See for yourself.

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ADDITIONAL INFO

ISBN
EAN
9780789209191
Publisher
Publication Date
01/02/2007
Pages
176
Dimension
25.91cm x 24.64cm x 2.29cm
Age Group
NA to NA
Grades
Not Applicable to Not Applicable
Lexile Level
0
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About Author

Eccles, David
David Eccles has been around VW campers since he and his wife, Cee, journeyed to India and back in 1976, travelling and living in a 1967 Canterbury Pitt. They have owned their current VW Camper, a 1966 walk-through Devon Caravette since 1978. After twenty years of family holidays, the camper is fully restored and is used for travelling to VW shows and events. David is well known for his passion for the VW Bus and is currently the editor of Volkswagen Camper and Commercial magazine. He is a resident of Leicestershire, England.




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