German VW LT Freunde Meet Up 2016

It’s the 26th year that a group of German LT owners have been meeting up with their vans to share their love and knowledge of our wonderful vehicles, and this year a dedicate group of VOLT-ers (really? how many?!) made what should become an annual pilgrimage over the central northern Germany to join in. Here are Tim’s journal entries.

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VW LT Malvern Camper & Bus Show

The VOLT Facebook group were invited along to display our vans at 2015’s Malvern Camper & Bus show. It’s a lovely green valley with the castle sitting proudly at one end. Our rage tag group had the whole length of one side of the field that the evenings entertainment was in, so although we were unmissable it was also fairly loud until late. This didn’t stop the little ones (and bigger ones) falling asleep after 2 very fun-filled days.

It was a delight to show off our vans – a stark contrast to most of the other well groomed & polished, expensive rides. We kept it real and had lots of lovely discussions as most people popped their heads in over the weekend. Continue reading

VW LT Meet – The Flordon Gathering

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LT owners are a brave bunch – getting together in a field with hardly any facilities (read on for more!) in April is not everyone’s cup of tea, but nevertheless the mighty LT represented well with 10 mk 1’s attending our first gathering of 2015.

These vans are no ordinary camper. Most are custom builds, and of course all are based on VW’s first commercial vehicle the Lasten-Transporter (or cargo transporter). All in attendance were mk 1’s – the pre-facelift/Sprinter-merge version – and several were in different phases of conversion (a big part of ownership is always having new ideas to improve things!) Continue reading

LT Mk 1 – Last of a Dying Breed?

This article is a version of one that originally appears in the December edition of VW Camper & Commercial Magazine. Additional photos are by Russell Valentine.


An inaugural meeting of a new group of classic commercial VW vans stole a late summer weekend away at one of the most central campsites its organiser could find – Heyford Leys near Bicester (http://oxfordshirecampsite.co.uk/). Chosen to attract as many owners of the mighty VW LT van as geographically possible, the weekend was a gorgeous, warm late summer treat.

Tucked away a little green stretch of field 14 Mk 1 VW LT’s trooped in over the weekend. All bar one of these legendary commercial vehicles were self builds – either by their current owners (some had to down tools to make the trip!) and some in-part by previous professional fitter/owners.

Everyone had a story to tell, and it was so lovely to instantly bond over the common denominator – our beloved LT 1’s – and tell our stories. Here are some of them. Continue reading