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Brief History of the VW Campervan

no comment |  Posted in:Wedding Cars December 7th, 2013

1949 - The first ever Volkswagen Transporter van is launched at the Geneva Motor Show, with its distinctive smiling face.

1950 – Official production begins of the Splitscreen models begins.

1951 - The Volkswagen Transporter is developed into the iconic Volkswagen camper van.

1960s - The camper van is adopted by the hippie generation, becoming a cult symbol of an alternative lifestyle.

1967 - Second generation ( T2) does away with the classic, ‘splittie’ (split windscreen) design and introduces panoramic vision, gaining the nickname ‘Bay’

1969 - A Volkswagen camper van becomes the ‘Mystery Machine’ in hit cartoon series ‘Scooby Doo’.

1979 - The T2 becomes the T3, boasting a more angular design.

1990 - The Campervan turns 40 and the fourth generation, T4,  is launched.

2010 – 50 years of production is celebrated.

2003 - The fifth generation (T5) launches to critical acclaim and provides the basis for the latest Volkswagen California camper van.

2013 - Volkswagen California celebrates its 25th anniversary, with around 100,000 California camper vans rolling off the production line since the start of production.

 

Campervans are as popular (if not more) as ever and are now a sought after vehicle for wedding transportation.  First choice wedding cars can provide VW Campervans for wedding hire in Berkshire, Surrey & Hampshire.

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