The Club aims to help its members maintain their vehicles both as preserved historic vans and as restored, or otherwise reclaimed, going concerns keeping a family travelling and camping happily.
Our members are spread right across the UK and some overseas members too, and the Club tries to provide activities and events that everyone can attend and enjoy. We have a strong presence at some of the UK’s biggest VW events as well as running our own camps and meeting up at smaller events.
Please allow 14 days following payment for your application to be processed.
If you need your membership more quickly, in some circumstances we may be able to give you a temporary membership number – please email our membership secretary.
The 1990s turned with the arrival of the next generation of VW camper van – the new front engine mounted Type 2 T4. If you want front engine, water cooled modern running, this could be the model for you.
For those of you that prefer more reading, here is some great information on things to watch out for when buying a Bay Window. Put your feet up in your preferred Volkswagen and read about buying the iconic 1970s vehicle.
After the iconic split screen had been produced for more than a decade, VW introduced the “Bay window” in 1968. Special Patrol Group member Mike carefully restored Spookie the 1972 crossover Bay over 20 years ago and carefully documented each section of the rebuild.
Hand drawn specific details have proved very useful to amateur restorers ever since and the film based photographs are there for posterity.
Mike owned and ran Spookie for 18 years with no issues during that time before selling him a few years ago. A great story of rebuilding when parts were scarce and documentation was minimal and an inspiration to us all. Anyone know the current owner?