A vintage VW splitty
Our calendar has turned over another month and the photo in March is of this vintage Splitty. A VW T1 campervan. Rich deep paintwork will make this one an attractive feature of our kitchen wall for the whole month.
Looks like someone has done a good job with the restoration. Note the air conditioning system visible in full operation. Window open at the front. No idea what the top speed is in summer with the air conditioning going full blast. It has to be quite slow to avoid being blown out of the van. Also you would need to wear goggles.
We have the same issue with our own Vw camper van Betty. Betty is a T2 Bay camper and doesn’t have the front opening windows of a splitty. However we do tend to open the side windows on a hot summer day. We don’t drive very quickly in Betty anyway and tend to avoid major trunk routes. The point of time away in a vintage VW campervan is relaxation and not rushing around everywhere, which is what you get on roads such as the A1.
One of the things we get comments on from our VW campervan hire customers is how comfortable a ride she is. The fact that there may be a tail of traffic building up behind you itching to go more quickly is of no concern. This is no different to when you turn up at a campsite. A trail of people wanting to chat with you about VW campervans:)
The campervan hire season is coming up fast. Have you thought about what to do for Easter? Our van Betty is currently available for the Easter weekend. She would be the perfect vehicle for driving away in on holiday. We are located in central Lincoln near the train station and very well situated for heading away to the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales or the coast. Leave your car with us and experience a life of outdoor vintage luxury.
If you want to hire a campervan and you live in Lincolnshire or the East Midlands you should check us out. Click on our campervan hire page to see what’s on offer.
What you think
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