Volkswagen Sponsors ‘Five Generations Of Camper’ At Vanfest 2008

(PresseBox) (Wolfsburg, ) Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and the organisers of the world's largest gathering of Transporter campervans, Vanfest, are inviting campervan owners to enter their vehicles into a special 'Five Generations of Camper' competition. The winning vehicles will be exhibited at a Volkswagen-sponsored display at the show which takes place at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern from 12-14 September. Around 8,000 Volkswagen campers are expected to attend Vanfest 2008, which is presented annually on behalf of the Volkswagen Type 2 Owners Club. (1)

Volkswagen has an unrivalled and legendary history of campervans. Their campervans have been popular for nearly 60 years and one model of each generation will be chosen for the Five Generations of Camper display, including the iconic split-screen campervan models from the 1950s right up to today's California model. The owner of each vehicle chosen will also receive £100 of approved Volkswagen merchandise.

To enter the 'Five Generations of Camper' competition, vehicle owners planning to attend Vanfest 2008 should email photos of their Volkswagen camper with their name, address and telephone number to

The full Vanfest programme includes a live performance by The Drifters, plus other live bands playing in the Transporter Tavern and entertainment marquee, a Cooking in a Camper contest, Show and Shine competition, and four special displays:

- Well Travelled Transporters,
- Alternative Engines,
- The California (2)
- and a special 50th anniversary collection of Crew Cabs.

There will also be a variety of trade stands, and the latest Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles range will be displayed, including the California campervan plus the new Transporter Sportline kombi (3) and seven-seater Caddy Maxi Life.

Full details of Vanfest 2008 and the terms and conditions of the competition are available from

1. The Volkswagen Type 2 Owners Club is a UK national club for owners and enthusiasts of the classic Volkswagen Transporter van
2. For information on the Volkswagen California, visit, or call 0800 717131
3. The new Transporter Sportline Kombi launched in April this year building on the success of the existing panel van and Sportline brand. The new Sportline Kombi offers the added practicality of a leisure and work vehicle in one. For more information visit


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