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Giles Chapman,: The VW Camper Story

The VW Camper Story


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What Europe needed after the Second World War was an ultra-reliable workhorse to get small businesses on the move again. And, with a little nudge from the Dutch, that's what Volkswagen provided in 1950 with its Transporter van. It was no fireball, but rock-solid quality meant it always delivered the goods. But then something incredible happened: people found that they enjoyed driving the trusty Transporter, and that it made an excellent place to spend the night. And once the British had helped perfect a way to raise the roof, the Volkswagen Camper became a worldwide phenomenon - the mobile home for everyone from student adventurers to gung-ho grandparents. Volkswagen vans have been front (originally rear) engined and water (originally air) cooled now for over 20 years, yet the spirit of the Camper is as unbowed as ever. Here, award-winning writer Giles Chapman tells the whole, amazing story.

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Author: Giles Chapman,
Number of Pages: 128 pages
Published Date: 06 Dec 2011
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publication Country: Stroud, United Kingdom
Language: English
ISBN: 9780752462813
Download Link: Click Here
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