On a mission Hessisch 2022 was sadly drawing to a close. Still, there is plenty more to see and do, including getting decent-quality rocker
Hessisch holy grail
Has to be Hessisch HO22
The Grundmann Collection
Hessisch HO22 bound
Hessisch HO22 road trip
Time to buckle up…
Off-grid camper electric charging
Best camper van cooker
Hoping for Hessisch Oldendorf 2022
New dates for Ninove…
2,300+ mile Outer Hebrides road trip
Adventures on Harris and Lewis
HO22 Showtime After seeing all the fantastic vehicles in the camping areas and then the amazing Grundmann Collection, it was probably a good time
Early bird Having got to the show a little earlier this time, it was nice to enjoy a little saunter down into the town
The big test I had been looking forward to today for five years. Now the moment was filled with trepidation. I had no idea
It’s been a while… My task list of things to do on the bus was big. In reality, a bit too big to get
Things are changing! Those ‘meaning to do that’ jobs. Rarely big or complex. They’re overlooked, pushed to the back – something for another day.
Lessons learnt Remember me getting my VW T4 ‘back to basics’ camper sorted for a 2,300+ mile road trip to the Outer Hebrides? That
Good news Long time followers of vdubxs may remember that ages ago I bought a classic Canterbury Pitt cooker to refurbish and use in
So HO22? After the recent postponement of the air-cooled show at Ninove in Belgium, all hopes are now that Hessisch 2022 finally gets to
So Ninove 2022 After the postponement of 2021, it was hoped that Ninove 2022 could be back on. This would have been great news
Heading south The weather coming back from Skye through Glencoe and the Highlands of Scotland was non-stop rain. At least it was happening when
Harris up Travelling from Lewis from Harris gave me the perfect opportunity to explore some more of the island on my Western Isles road
They’re not the best equipped, the fastest or the most comfortable campers out there. They’re quirky to drive and the technology is dated and sometimes a challenge to use. An odd choice for my classic camper van then!
To me, none of this really matters though. It has its own unique character and story. Without doubt, it’s my fave vehicle ever! People wave at you whilst you’re driving around. You stop places and have complete strangers come up and start conversations with you about it. So many stories, from so many different people. It does way more than merely just get you from A to B.
Yes it’s cool. No I’m not going to paint it!
This is a standard reply to one of my most commonly asked questions. The bus was made in Germany in 1963/1964. It is still mostly original and solid in all the right places! Sure, the paint is faded and worn through in areas. That’s to be expected after all these years. Especially if you spent most of those early years in sunny California. You only get original once, and this bus shows its age with pride!
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