Archive for the ‘Van of the Month’ Category

Want to be February’s Van of the Month ?

January 24th, 2011

I’m looking for February’s Van of the Month and as me and my girlfriend are going off to Australia for 3 weeks in the middle of February (lucky us!) , it would be great to get March’s wrapped up now too. I know a number of you were interested in being featured, so please email me and let me know.

To try and do a little more with this slot, I’d also like to do a small feature on everyone whose campervan gets nominated as Van of the Month. Essentially, I’d send over a few questions, which you could answer with a view to us printing your responses on the website. The questions would take the form of a small interview.

If you hire out VW campervans whether it’s full time, part time or as a hobby then this is a great way to generate a little free PR about your enterprise. There will be lots of visitors to the website who would be keen to find out more about you, so please get in touch and let me know if you’re interested, I’m looking for companies big and small.

 

A new Van of the Month!

January 2nd, 2011

There are more and more great vehicles popping up on Camperbug everyday. 112 campervans to be exact!

Which is rather wonderful and a lot more than I expected in a month.  What a great reaction to a campervan hire website! Anyway, a New Year and a new month so it’s time for a new “Van of the Month”. Over the coming months, I’m going to start making a real fuss of the van of the month competition, I think it’s really important to highlight the work carried out by the unsung enthusiasts who work hard to have these amazing vehicles and then rent them out  to members of the public to borrow and have awesome holidays in.  And this month in appreciation of the fact that he was the first person to sign up to the website,  then this month’s van is Dieago which is owned and run by Steve of Tin Can Tourists.  Thanks for your response to the website and for signing up so quickly.  When I announced the website there was a really fantastic response from the wider community and everyone I’ve spoken to on the phone has been so massively supportive so thanks a lot.  There are a lot of great people out there with a passion for travelling. But Steve was the first to sign up and it’s good to see him on here.

The last month has shown me that there are large numbers of enthusiasts who work really hard on and and are really proud of their vehicles.  I’ve spoken to lots of people on the phone who are beavering away and I imagine there are lots of people who face the same challenges and have different solutions for how to overcome them.  I think it would be really useful for me to find out how people have developed their vw campervan hire businesses and I imagine that this would also be useful for company owners to understand how others have developed a successful company and get tips and useful information relating to how they set their businesses up.  So I’m going to start conducting interviews with campervan hire companies, so that we can all understand how they are doing what they do.  If you’d like to share your experiences, then please get in touch with me.  I’m looking for established or new companies.  It really doesn’t matter, I’m looking for people with passion that are happy to have a quick interview about the obstacles that they have overcome and the things that they have achieved.

Last but not least here is a link to the new Van of the Month; Diageo, and also some photos of him below.

Diageo and pop top roof

Diageo and pop top roof

Diageo and pop top roof

Dieago with rock and roll bed down

Dieago with rock and roll bed down

Dieago with rock and roll bed down

Dieago interior show showing rock and roll bed raised

Dieago interior show showing rock and roll bed raised

Dieago interior show showing rock and roll bed raised

Dieago with sviel chair swivelled!

Swivel chair swivelled!

Swivel chair swivelled!

Beautiful looking van with all its doors open and appendages appended.

Doors opened and appendages appended!

Doors opened and appendages appended!

Also, if you want to rent out your campervan then remember to sign up to the website.  Get in touch if you have any questions about the process on hello at camperbug dot co dot uk.  Sorry about the confusing email address display but I am sick to death of spam email, although I guess it’s a necessary evil in a way.