Volksworld 2017 – you just can’t keep us away!

The VW California Owners Meet at the World Famous Volksworld Show is back again for 2017! 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 ryan@campervantastic.com 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 25th and 26th March 2017 – 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!

As you can see from the 2016 show photos it 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 25th to 26th March 2017.

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

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.


Is your VW California affected by the emissions scandal?

if anyone hasn’t yet seen it, you can check if your vehicle is affected by the emissions scandal by visiting the official VW link below.

From the information we’ve gleaned thus far it seems that most Californias are coming up clear, but please check below and if yours is affected then please let us know your results (You’ll need your VIN)




Roof Corrosion Issues

As many of you know, last year we met the team at Volkswagen Hanover in Germany for the factory tour, and the subject of roof corrosion came up.
The good news is that Volkswagen have informed us that they identified a suitable solution to this problem and that it was caused by an imbalance of metals used in the manufacturing process.
Rest assured, along with repairs being carried out, any repair work itself will also be warranted for up to six years. We were also informed that there may be a waiting list due to the complexity and skills required to complete the repair, hence why there are currently only four centres authorised to carry out the work.
If anyone identifies this as an issue on their Cali then please contact Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Customer Care E-mail: customercare@vwcv.co.uk or telephone: 0800 783 4909.Please not that this only applies to vehicles up to 6 years old and specifically for the UK market – any other territories will need to apply to their respective dealerships.

Do let us know how you get on.

VW T6 California (UK Data Sheet)

After a long summer of waiting we can finally reveal the correct information on the T6 California for the UK market – the available extras, fuel efficiency, engine data, pricing structure and more…


From what we can gather, the new T6 California is a significant improvement over previous models, including an uprated sound system, improved interior and dashboard, greater security, better lighting and overall improved performance.

Therefore we are pleased to be able to present you with this, the official T6 Volkswagen California data sheet as available for the UK market.

Please click here to download

There are a few noteworthy changes to the overall feel of the T6 when compared with the T5, with many of these being aesthetic rather than functional. However, we can briefly summarise the following information regarding the engines and model availability:

  • 2 models, the VW CALIFORNIA BEACH and the VW CALIFORNIA OCEAN (replacing the California SE)
  • 3 diesel engines, all Euro 6
  • 2.0 litre 102 PS available on the VW California Beach
  • 2.0 litre 150 PS available on both models
  • 2.0 litre 204 PS available on the VW California Ocean

There has been no news on introducing a petrol model to the UK market, but this is still being considered for the future.



For those who don’t want to download the data sheet, we can tell you that the prices will start at £37,657 (on the road, including VAT) for the 102 PS California Beach model and increasing to £54,975 (on the road, including VAT) for the 204 PS California Ocean model.


Not included in the data sheet, there will also be a multitude of optional extras ranging from newly designed 18 inch alloy wheels to an uprated touchscreen digital entertainment system, plus a winter pack featuring the new heated front windscreen!

Other optional extras include child seats, awnings, uprated alternator and battery, lockable storage and much more too.


Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will start taking orders for the new California from the 3rd August 2015 with the first deliveries taking place by the end of the year.

Please watch this space for details of our forthcoming hands-on review and exclusive test drive.