Back to the factory 2018!

Who remembers the fantastic road trip to the VW Factory in Hanover in 2014?

If you do, then you’ll recall what an absolutely amazing time we all had – community, camping, and Californias!

However, if you missed it you can read all about it by clicking here, or even by downloading the article written for VWT magazine:


The factory tour is free and provided courtesy of Volkswagen – all you need to pay for is your transport and camping and access to the Oldtimer museum.

If you’re a UK based Volkswagen California Owner, and interested in coming along for for the trip, which includes a convoy to the factory from a nearby campsite and a trip to the historic Oldtimers Museum, then please click the following link to sign up for information.


As soon as we have the full itinerary we will let you know – but the tour is on the 15th May 2018, with the expectation to meet up a day before.

Meanwhile have fun looking at the photos below, or visit the 2014 gallery to see them all.



Volksworld 2018 – you can’t keep us away!

The VW California Owners Meet at the World Famous Volksworld Show is back again for 2018! So if you are proud of your Volkswagen California and would like to be a part of this amazing event, please send an email to with a couple of photos of your van and a few words about yourselves.

You will not only get to hang out with some of the coolest Volkswagens in existence, you will also receive a complimentary goody bag, bumper stickers, an exclusive discount code to shop at CamperVanTastic, free entry to the show and discounted camping (should you require it).

We have managed to secure this exclusive spot for Volkswagen California owners to be a part of our display area on the 24th and 25th March 2018 – so if you have one of these fantastic campervans and would like the opportunity to be a part of the show, then we want to hear from you – and that means all Californias including the Type 25, T4, T5 and New T6 VW California Ocean and Beach!

There will be Show ‘n’ Shine, Live music, Food stalls, Bars, Camping Zone, Tech Talks, Traders Area, exclusive VW Cali Clinic – plus you’ll be able to see the BRAND NEW T6 Ocean & Beach!

it really cannot get better than this!

In partnership with CamperVanTastic (the show sponsors) we have places available for 20 California owners to join our display area, either for one or both days.

Every vehicle will also get free entry into  CamperVanTastic’s “Best of Show” competition and stand the chance of winning an award and prize!

Volksworld Showground

The Volksworld Show is held at the Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey from the 24th to 25th March 2018.

Please click on this link for directions, or find out more by visiting the official website which is at

We look forwards to seeing you all there!

Please note that, in the interests of public health and safety, entry will be subject to certain conditions. We will inform you of these once you have expressed your interest.

It is also important to note that, while you do not have to stay with your vehicle, you will need to have your California available approximately between 9am and 6pm on the days of the show as there will be no way of moving your van once it is in the showground.


Volksworld Gallery 2016

In spite of our official photographer having an accident with his camera, we still managed to get a few shots of the action at Volksworld 2016. Just like before Campervantastic presented a super fantastic Cobb Grill to one lucky winner in the “Best In Show” competition!

Plus, of course, thanks to everyone else that made it to our Owners Meet at the show. Click here for info about our 2017 meet and to enter your Cali in to the Show’n’Shine display line-up at VOLKSWORLD 2017!

No Place Like Home – The Hanover Road Trip!

Back in 2014 a group of VW California owners got together for a camping trip to Hanover and a tour of the two factories where the campervans are made.

Hanover Factory TourYou can see the photos by clicking here – but better still, we’re planning on doing it again in 2016. So, if you’re a Cali owner who’s up for an adventure please drop us a line via our contact form and we’ll add you to our guest list.

The story of our road trip was covered by VWT Magazine and appeared in Issue 21 – there is a brief extract below, but you can read the full article by following the links at the bottom.

Words and photos © James Wallace/ VWT Magazine

“The next day was the big one, and an early rise saw everyone poised and ready for the main event – the VW factory tour.

VWT MagazinePietro from VW CV UK had been in collaboration with the Hanover press office for months, and had worked tirelessly to grant us access inside the hallowed grounds of the Transporter factory.

“Unfortunately, we weren’t allowed to get really up close and personal with our cameras (we’d imagine to prevent us showing any rivals how and why the T5s are so well screwed together), but it was still a unique opportunity to witness the magic that happens within the walls where the T5, Caddy, Amarok and Porsche Panamera are slotted together.

“Upon meeting Pietro, just outside the factory gate, we were ushered inside and given radio headsets, told the ground rules (any sneaky photos and your camera will end up as part of a T5 in the parts press!) and introduced to our guide for the visit – long-term VW employee, Hanover resident and former Yorkshireman, Terry Forgarty.

“He explained how, in 1956, Transporter production was moved from Wolfsburg to Hanover, following the unprecedented success of Ben Pon’s initial sketches for a Beetle-based Van.”

Please click here to read the full article, or contact us to join in with our next big adventure!