The VW Camper Story

The VW Camper Story

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What Europe needed after the Second World War was an ultra-reliable workhorse to get small businesses on the move again. And, with a little nudge from the Dutch, that's what Volkswagen provided in 1950 with its Transporter van. It was no fireball, but rock-solid quality meant it always delivered the goods. But then something incredible happened: people found that they enjoyed driving the trusty Transporter, and that it made an excellent place to spend the night. And once the British had helped perfect a way to raise the roof, the Volkswagen Camper became a worldwide phenomenon - the mobile home for everyone from student adventurers to gung-ho grandparents. Volkswagen vans have been front (originally rear) engined and water (originally air) cooled now for over 20 years, yet the spirit of the Camper is as unbowed as ever.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • The History Press Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • 075248558X
  • 9780752485584

About Giles Chapman

Giles Chapman is an award-winning writer and commentator on the industry, history and culture of cars. He has been editor of Classic & Sports Car, the world's best-selling classic car magazine, and since 1994, he's worked freelance across a huge variety of media. He's the author of more than 15 books including My Dad Had One Of Those, Worst Cars, Chapman's Car Compendium and 100 Cars Britain Can Be Proud Of.show more