Next stop: the sea­side!

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Living With Classics - DAVID BROWN

It’s a busy time for the T2 as its an­nual ser­vice and MoT check co­in­cides with the be­gin­ning of the show/camp­ing sea­son, so it should be in fine fet­tle for the ad­ven­tures ahead.

The camper has only cov­ered 1000 miles over the past 12 months be­cause there were times last year when I was un­able to drive due to ill health. The ad­di­tion of an orange Bee­tle has given the T2 some com­pe­ti­tion when it comes to at­tend­ing events, too, so it was time to get it back out on the road.

As such, the T2 de­liv­ered me, my son Miles and col­league Richard ‘ Top’ Gunn to this year’s Stan­ford Hall VW Show (see CCW, 10 May), and it was cer­tainly in great com­pany – I could have spent hours just look­ing around the car park!

Its next out­ing was to VW Air­cooled Works at Whap­lode, where it was swapover time with the Bee­tle ( CCW, 7 June), which had just had its MoT, ser­vice and tweaks. Be­cause of its light mileage dur­ing the pre­vi­ous 12 months, the T2 just re­quired an in­ter­me­di­ate en­gine ser­vice and not a lot else. Sorted.

So, it wasn’t long be­fore ‘Geoff’ was back on my drive and a sunny Sun­day morn­ing test drive to Stam­ford was in or­der to con­firm that it was run­ning – and stop­ping – prop­erly. I think that a trip to the Nor­folk coast will be in or­der very soon.

The T2 went to Northants on Drive-it Day, end­ing up at AGA Oun­dle’s Break­fast Meet.

Ser­vice and tweaks com­pleted – the camper is ready for the open road once more.

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