Wahay it's Whitby
Our VW T2 bay campervan Betty last week just got her spring clean in readiness for the first hire of the season
Pictured are me, Anne with son Joe giving Betty a thorough clean inside and out. There wasn’t really that much to do bit no harm in giving her a proper airing. Betty was being taken by Steve and Amanda for the weekend to a lovely little campsite North of Whitby.
In preparation for this we topped up the gas supplies and gave everything a good service. We are fortunate that Betty is mechanically looked after by real pros. Dave from DC Automotive has completely rebuilt the engine over the winter and Betty now runs like a dream. Still only 55 - 60 mph mind you :) Just smoother and quieter.
Before picking her up we took Betty for a final carwash so she looked brand spanking new.
When Amanda and Steve arrived to pick her up we had some of my old favourite music playing over the sound system via the bluetooth connection. Bit of ELO it was. Unfortunately they had to play their own stuff when they drove off. Hopefully they will have had their own Spotify account:)
Amanda and Steve had planned to drive up the A1 to East Yorkshire. We pointed out the error of their ways. It’s far nicer to take the smaller trunk routes. It’s pretty stress free trundling along at 55mph. It’s also very easy to pull in somewhere and fix up a brew.
We got a nice little note from Amanda when they brought back the van:
“Hi Anne we’ve had a lovely weekend in Betty. The awning has been a godsend to give the extra space.”
You don’t need to own a campervan to be able to do this. Our campervan, Betty, is for hire. She is a 1971 VW T2 bay and is a dream to drive. See our campervan hire page for available dates.
Anne’s Vans is a Lincolnshire based vintage VW campervan hire company.
What you think
Had a great time in Norfolk in Bertie thanks AnneLee Hancock
Betty was admired and envied by fellow festival attendees and was of eminently appropriate vintageSue Topham
Despite wind and rain of biblical proportions we were assured of a warm, dry, snug bed on emerging fSue Topham
Had a great time with Betty at Cropredy Music Festival.Sue Topham
We had a great time in Betty - Cathy didn't want to give her back:)John W
We had a vantastic time with Betty this bank holiday in EdaleDan Ellin
The van was fantastic had a great weekend. Rachel xRachel
Wow - the pictures of Betty don't do her justice - she is a beautGraham Wilson
Betty is an absolute delight and has a personality all of her own. We will certainly be back.Mark Smith
Literally you have to go to Germany in Betty. So many fans, beeps, waves and pictures!Jimmy Vestbirk
Hi Anne we've had a lovely weekend in Betty. The awning has been a godsend to give the extra space.Amanda
Anne's Vans were a pleasure to deal with the hiring of our van. Highly recommended!Claire Smith
I was amazed at how comfortable it was to drive Betty the van.Dave Cooper