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Simon Holloway – President
One of the club’s founding members, literally member number 1, the key name behind BusFest and long-term member of the Volkswagen scene since the 80s, Simon has accepted a 3-year role as President of the club from 2020.
Malcolm Marchbank – Chairman
Malcolm has been a member of VWT2OC since 1997 and was made Chairman at the 2016 AGM. Malcolm has had several T2s and a T25 over the years and has stories to tell about all of them. He is currently in the middle of the long task of restoring a Bay window Westfalia. We wish him luck fitting it in along with all his other jobs!!
Phil – Vice Chairman
My wife and I have owned our ‘79 Devon Moonraker “Bluebell” since 2013. Since then, we have completed a full restoration of the interior and exterior. We have taken trips all over the UK and had the odd trip over to Europe too! You can read about some of these trips in the club’s magazine with an occasional article called “Tales From The Driving Seat”. We joined the VWT2OC as soon as we took the plunge into campervan ownership and are former editors of the club’s magazine “Transporter Talk”. Phil accepted the role of Vice Chairman in March 2023.
Maggie Ward – Club Secretary
Maggie & Bob have had many great adventures with “Freddie” the Rotti in their 1974 Westfalia Continental named “Ginger”. Maggie joined the team in 2012 and is enjoying all its challenges.
Val Lewis – Membership Manager
Val took on this job in 2014 and is responsible for all of your membership matters. She keeps a record of your membership details up to date and processes all your payments, cheques, Paypal and BACS. She may be contacted for any membership or club enquiries and will give you the BUSFEST discount code if you ask.
She lives in Herefordshire with Malcolm the Chairman and Lottie the Cocker spaniel who attends all VW camps with us and often features in the TT magazine.
Working together with Malcolm they make a great team supporting the VWT2OC.
Jon Dyer – Production Manager & Club Treasurer
Jon has had two camper vans the first from 1996 to 2006 and his present Devon Moonraker double top since then. Jon has been a member since 1996 and has been on the team since 2012. Other VW’s to pass through his hands have been a 1303 Beetle, a Fastback and a Polo for his children to learn to drive in. His wife Tracey is grateful that they don’t have enough storage for more than one classic vehicle. Jon took on the role of Club Treasurer in 2021.
Derek Leary – Facebook Manager
Derek and his wife Christie have been driving Bay window campers since the early 70s and have had their current one “Daisy” from new, as well as Dusty the T5.
Helen Hinchliffe – Competition Manager and Discounts Manager
Helen accepted the role of Competition Manager in March 2022 and works on the Competitions for the magazine. Helen accepted the role of Discounts Manager in March 2022 taking over from Phil Aldridge. Helen is also our charity co-ordinator.
Lorna Williamson – Events Manager
Lorna spent over 30 years in Marketing at several large corporations, now she brings her flair and creativity to the owners’ club. When not looking into club events, or camping in her beloved Poppy (1972 Bay window crossover) with her hubby Nick, you can find her out for a long walk (via the pub), singing at events, or just doing her day job of singing as www.lornajames.co.uk.
Michelle Tatner – Assistant Membership Manager
We bought our T25 about 5 years ago, basically because our son Kyle had one called Rusty (for obvious reasons) which he took us out in and we liked it so much that we bought one for ourselves.
We called her Misty (Mi in Michelle, St in Steve and Y for why on earth did we do that), which we have had some great times with. Misty has had a lot of money lavished on her for reconditioned engine, starter motor, all electrical parts etc.
Misty still likes to play up and break down whenever it suits her, a problem which I am determined to correct. So we decided on something more reliable when we need it, so we bought a T6 camper which we are using on a regular basis.
Michelle was an accountant and chief executive for a firm of solicitors in Winchester but decided to leave it all behind and now does upholstery (we reupholstered the seats in Misty).
Nick Gillott – Interim Editor and Website Manager
Nick joined the club in 2015 and joined the team in 2017, taking on the role of website manager from Taff Hart at the AGM in 2018. After building a new wooden interior for Poppy the camper van in 2013, rewiring and numerous other odd jobs around Poppy, he bought Eric the Viking in 2015 which is undergoing a full restoration. Read about Eric’s progress in the club magazine and on this site.
General Management – Andrew Hinchliffe
Andrew and Helen like to enjoy life in the slow lane travelling around the country in Gertie, their 1978 Westfalia Berlin. We can be found at many VW Camper shows or camping with family and friends whatever the time of year or weather. Andrew is our key Field Marshall on the Busfest field.
General Management – Bob Ward
Bob the builder, now retired is learning the art of restoring the campervan and getting her ready for the summer outings. He enjoys meeting up with all the other enthusiasts at meets and swapping stories.
Event Support – James and Marina Reeves
Event Support – Steve Tatner
I am an electrician and work in Larkhill near Salisbury looking after the Army buildings.
We also have a little dog called Pesto (Cocker Spaniel) who doesn’t do much at all. We live just outside Salisbury in an area called the Chalke Valley where we have been for over 20 years.
Event Support – Tracey Dyer
We have owned VW bay campervans since 1996. Enjoying the current Devon Moonraker double top which has taken us on many an adventure around the UK, Spain and France. It’s just a great way to relax, have fun, explore new places and meet new people, even if occasionally it’s on the side of the road! With a busy work schedule our little camper “Garvey” is always ready to go and help slow the pace down a little. My favourite camping trip was to the Vendee in France in Jard Sur Mer which I can highly recommend.
Magazine Editor – Vacant
Phil and Sophie Aldridge stepped down from the Editor role after 5.5 years taking the magazine to the next level. Nick Gillott has been editing the magazine since Summer 2022. If you are interested in editing the magazine, please contact any of the management team.
Publicity Manager – Vacant
Derek Leary stepped down in May 2022 but remains as Facebook Manager. The position of Publicity Manager is now vacant.