Archive for May, 2011

5 Great VW Bay Window Campervans

May 12th, 2011

VW Bay Window Vans To Rent

***Update October 16th 2014 – Almost 4 years on and unfortunately some of these lovely machines are no longer available for hire :( But check out others from the map page (campervans tab) above :) ***

I just realised that I like making lists of the cool campers that appear on Camperbug. I mean where else would you get so many absolutely classic vehicles available for hire?? No where is where, this page being a snapshot of the riches that await the casual visitor to Camperbug. So to fulfil my current and probably semi-permanent urge to create blog lists here is a list of VW Bay Window campervans to follow hot on the heels of our recent list of VW splitscreens So, without further ado; 5 gorgeous vw bay windows for you to feast your eyes upon and possibly even rent.

Bongo

Bay Window called Bongo

Bay Window called Bongo

What a cool bus Bongo is, this richly coloured bay window from West Sussex is simply stunning. Also what a great picture of him, his owners have taken. I love how he’s been taken down to the beach and snapped, more lovely pictures on his Camperbug page, just click the image above to see them.

Maggie May

Maggie May the Bay Campervan

Maggie May the Bay Campervan

Totally pimped out inside with a white poptop this 1971 Classic Westfalia campervan from Cornwall is built for adventure.

Freddy

Freddy the Bay Window

Freddy the Bay Window

Freddy and his almost boy racer like front visor make for a lean mean bay window machine.

Wanda

Wanda the VW Bay Window

Wanda the VW Bay Window

Check out the cool picture of Wanda’s reflecting hub cap on her Camperbug page! A bay window invested with a huge passion for life.

Little Miss Sunshine

Sunshine the VW Bay Window Campervan

Sunshine the VW Bay Window Campervan

Even though she’s been shot on a not exactly glamorous housing estate, Little Miss Sunshine’s style shines brightly through her suburban predicament. Photos of her in more exotic locations to come, I’m sure.

 

VW Split Screen Campers

May 11th, 2011

***Update October 16th 2014 – Almost 4 years on and unfortunately some of these lovely machines are no longer available for hire :(

But some are! just click the photos and also check out others from the map page (campervans tab) above :) ***

The jewel in the crown for most Camperbug visitors is the VW Split Screen. These nostalgic vehicles don’t really have a peer of equal standing  in the campervan world.  Their lines inside and out speak of a different golden and perhaps rose-tinted age. When you drive one, you’ll cruise gently along quiet lanes in a vehicle as equally romantic as its surroundings.

We’ve compiled a list of five vans on Camperbug that are absolute classics, which are available for hire. If you’re interested in contacting their owners, click on the pictures to visit their Camperbug homepage.  They’re so graceful and cool, it’s hard to believe they’re available to hire!

Beryl

VW Split Screen called Beryl

VW Split Screen called Beryl

This red van called Beryl is a fully restored original 1964 VW Splitscreen campervan. Containing custom handmade wooden roof and door panels, she has an interior as stylish as her exterior.

Split Personality

A Split Screen Campervan Called Split Personality

A Split Screen Campervan Called Split Personality

The wonderfully named Split Personality is a beautiful green campervan with lovely barn doors. Visit her Camperbug page to see the cool interior

Mc Lovin

McLovin the Split Screen

McLovin the Split Screen


McLovin from Vanilla Splits is simply one of the coolest campervans around. Nuff said.

Scarlet

Scarlett the red splitscreen

Scarlett the red splitscreen


The beautiful, bold red Scarlett, with leatherette seats of burgundy and white and a brand new interior.

Lily

Lily the Split Screen

Lily the Split Screen

And last but never least is Lily from Pembrokeshire. Refurbished, renovated and ready to go, she’s a true air cooled classic.

Just to follow on from this article, please see the newest list of campervans on Camperbug, 5 VW Bay Windows

 

Amber – A Campervan for Hire in Gloucester

May 4th, 2011

***Update October 16th 2014 – Unfortunately things change and almost 4 years on Amber is no longer available for hire :( But check out others from the map page (campervans tab) above :) ***

If you’re looking to hire a campervan in Gloucester, may we recommend Amber, a rather handsome orange classic bay, who is May’s van of the month.

This beautiful van has been extensively refurbished. She’s an authentic 1974, right hand drive with an air-cooled engine that has seen a full overhaul. She also has a rather smart new interior but don’t take our word for it, take a look at out new van of the month on her own Camperbug page.

And if you’re interested in taking Amber for a spin be sure to register on the site and get in touch with her owners who will be more than happy to receive your enquiries.

Orange Classic Bay Campervan

Orange Classic Bay Campervan called Amber
 

European Campervan Hire

May 2nd, 2011

European Campervan Hire

Well the summer seems to be well and truly upon us, long bright evenings and warm balmy weather has been seen and felt all over the UK. Folk are always more interested in the outdoors when the sun is shining, which means we’ve been receiving a lot of traffic on Camperbug as a result and the enquiries have been flying back and forth. Whilst travelling all over the UK is enough for some, oher visitors are interested in taking the vans a little further afield with European Campervan Hire being asked about with more and more frequency. Some vans aren’t able to venture onto the continent, their campervan insurance doesn’t cover it, or people just don’t like letting them going so far, so I’m compiling a list of the vans that can. If you have a van that you’re willing to rent out to hirers in Europe, could you email and let us know and we’ll add it to a list that visitors to Camperbug can have a flick through. We’ll create internal links to your Camperbug page and people can browse through the vans on offer.

The second version of this website will also include a list of campers available for hire on the continent,so here’s a pretty picture of the map that will feature on those forthcoming pages!

European Campervan Hire Map

European Campervan Hire Map

May 11th and no response from anyone! I don’t think anyone reads this blog, ho hum.
Anyway, I have an awesome idea for how to present this data when it’s ready, so watch this space