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Happy Birthday VW Camper Van

Jun 4th, 2010 | By

Thanks to all of you who have pointed out that one anniversary has nearly gone past us and CD-Traveller has said nothing about it. I refer to the 60th birthday of the VW Camper Van.

A confession from me which may bring down the wrath of the some readers. I didn’t know that it was still being made. I had thought that all those vans I see were ones that had had replacement engines and were being bought by Aussie backpackers who were “doing” Europe on a wing and a prayer before they returned home!

It’s probably one of the very few vehicles, other than the motorhome or winnebago that typifies that holiday mood of years ago. Caravans had to be towed. You just got in a camper van and drove off. It had beds, cupboards, a stove-all you needed to just take off for holidays in Devon or to catch the ferry and drive around Europe. There can’t be many of us oldies who didn’t at some stage take a holiday in one.