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Campervan crazy : travels with my bus : a tribute to the VW camper and the people who drive them / David and Cee Eccles.

By: Eccles, David.
Contributor(s): Eccles, Cee [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London [England] : Kyle Cathie, 2006Description: 176 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 x 26 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1856266524 (hbk.).Subject(s): Recreational vehicles | Volkswagen Transporters | Recreational vehicle living | Motor homes | Mobile homesDDC classification: 629.226 Summary: 'A camper is not just a camper. It's whatever you want it to be.' Introduced in the 1950s, the campervan has captured the hearts of people all over the world and become a much-loved symbol of travel and fun. Owners are extraordinarily passionate about their campers; some treat them as an extension of their home, others undertake epic journeys in them, across desert and sea, through Europe, Asia and Africa. Some strap surfboards to the roof and head for the nearest beach, while others soup up the engines and take them drag racing. All will spend hours restoring and customising them and even more talking about them with fellow bus owners. Campervan Crazy is a tribute to this passion, to the owners who have lavished time, effort and inspiration on their vans, and, of course, to the campervan itself. It traces the cult of the campervan, from family runabouts to holiday home and design icon. Above all else, the campervan is living history and you will find chapters dedicated to 'births, marriages and deaths', 'wide-eyed wanderers' as well as some 'buses behaving badly'.-- Book Depository.
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Obsessed or addicted? One might well ask. After more than 50 years, the iconic VW camper is now more popular than ever, and readers who hit the websites, belong to camper clubs, subscribe to campers' magazines or attend campers' events will not be able to resist. Campervan Crazy is not a technical manual but, rather, the only international roadtrip book that celebrates the lifestyle, design and stories behind the van. Superb colour photography, absorbing text and stylish design make the Eccles' book the perfect gift for camper junkies.

Includes index.

'A camper is not just a camper. It's whatever you want it to be.' Introduced in the 1950s, the campervan has captured the hearts of people all over the world and become a much-loved symbol of travel and fun. Owners are extraordinarily passionate about their campers; some treat them as an extension of their home, others undertake epic journeys in them, across desert and sea, through Europe, Asia and Africa. Some strap surfboards to the roof and head for the nearest beach, while others soup up the engines and take them drag racing. All will spend hours restoring and customising them and even more talking about them with fellow bus owners. Campervan Crazy is a tribute to this passion, to the owners who have lavished time, effort and inspiration on their vans, and, of course, to the campervan itself. It traces the cult of the campervan, from family runabouts to holiday home and design icon. Above all else, the campervan is living history and you will find chapters dedicated to 'births, marriages and deaths', 'wide-eyed wanderers' as well as some 'buses behaving badly'.-- Book Depository.