James Peene and Camper&Bus Magazine

James Peene

Thanks for checking out the interwebs page for Camper&Bus magazine, the go-to publication for the air-cooled Camper lover.

Camper&Bus magazine was born in 2007 and is published 13 times a year. It’s the best-selling magazine dedicated to VW Transporters and covers all generations of VW Buses from 1949 right up until today’s modern, water-cooled offerings, but the emphasis is on the air-cooled Splits, Bay Windows and Type 25s, or T3s if you prefer to call them by their factory designation.

Stock, slammed, minty fresh or patina’d, all variations are given equal love in this most dedicated of magazines. Each and every issue is chock full of the world’s best and most interesting feature vehicles, technical articles, road trips, show reports and reader generated stories. If you’re looking for inspiration on how to buy, maintain, modify or simply enjoy VW’s finest this is the place for you.

And I should know. I’ve been with the magazine since it went monthly and have owned, driven, broken down in and fixed air-cooled VWs for over 26 years and counting. I’ve been there, done that, probably owned it and bought the t-shirt. Which might sound like rampant trumpet blowing, but I have magazines such as Camper&Bus, and our sister publication VolksWorld to thank for my wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience (I was also editor of VolksWorld, and VWt for a spell).

As with any old VW, it’s not just about the cars. It’s about the scene that surrounds it. The people who own them, work on them for a living, sell parts and attend the hundreds of shows. Once you’ve gone down the rabbit hole of VW ownership, there’s no going back, but then you already know that, or you wouldn’t be here reading this…

We’re always looking for cool stuff to feature in the magazine, be it a new product you’ve made, a sweet Bus you’d love to see featured or a cool trip you’ve taken in your Camper. Simply fire an email to me at james.peene@kelseymedia.co.uk and I’ll get right back to you.


James Peene

Editor - Camper&Bus