Marino Yellow Geelong Campervan

17 12 2015

Here is a late bay Volkswagen campervan spotted some weeks ago in Geelong. It comes with a massive, more modern looking roo bar at the front which includes the front bumper and replaces the original one. The color is probably Marino Yellow and Creme White (more buses with this beautiful color scheme here). No pop-up roof, but with a door for a gas bottle and with ventilation slits for a fridge on the side. Peeping  in the drivers cabin showed it comes with an automatic gearbox, an additional oil temperature gauge under the instrument unit and it was originally delivered as a deluxe or L bus (airvent channels along the front doors and seats with the respective basket weave pattern). Cool bus!



1978 New South Wales Microbus

1 01 2015

Let’s start the New Year with this beauty! It is a 1978 Volkswagen deluxe microbus with the 2L engine and automatic transmission. Photo sent by Tony from New South Wales, Australia, who bought this bus from the first owner in 1980 and owned it ever since. The color is Marino Yellow/Pastel White. There is more information on the bus and also more pictures here. Thanks to Tony for the picture! We hope to be over in Australia again towards the end of the year. Greetings from a wintery Berlin to all our friends in Australia! Hope you are having a great and not too hot summer!


Kombi Recycled as Billboard

19 11 2012

Here are some snapshots I received some days ago from a friend who travels through Costa Rica a lot. A full size T2b microbus on stilts, advertising a local used spare parts dealer. The photos were taken earlier this November in the small town of Buenos Aires in Costa Rica, directly on the Carretera Interamericana, or Interamerican Highway. Apparently that is the part of the Panamericana that connects North and South America and runs from Mexico to Panama. One realizes only on second sight that only of the front and right side of the bus are still there, the rest was chopped off. Perhaps a wreck from an accident, re-cycled as advertising billboard? Looks actually like a European or North America late bay, not like the Brazilian ones. Thanks to Siggi for these cool pictures. If you think about travelling Costa Rica and are looking for someone to organize the tour, check out Siggi’s travel blog.