REAL CAR CULTURE

AUTO MESSE WEB

REAL CAR CULTURE

AUTO MESSE WEB(オートメッセウェブ)

CLASSIC
share:

A Nomadic Journey: The Joy of Car Camping in a Volkswagen Type 2

posted at:

TEXT: 近藤浩之(KONDO Hiroyuki)  PHOTO: 近藤浩之(KONDO Hiroyuki)

  • 1968 Volkswagen Type 2 and its owner
  • 1968 Volkswagen Type 2 and its owner
  • 1968 Volkswagen Type 2 and its owner
  • 1968 Volkswagen Type 2 and its owner
  • 1968 Volkswagen Type 2 and its owner
  • 1968 Volkswagen Type 2 and its owner
  • 1968 Volkswagen Type 2 and its owner
  • 1968 Volkswagen Type 2 and its owner
  • 1968 Volkswagen Type 2 and its owner
  • 1968 Volkswagen Type 2 and its owner
  • 1968 Volkswagen Type 2 and its owner
  • 1968 Volkswagen Type 2 and its owner
  • 1968 Volkswagen Type 2 and its owner

Car show and auto-camping combined event

“Let’s Chill Out!” is a new style event that combines a car show and auto-camping, with outdoor and custom cars at its core. The 2023 event was held at the National Musashi Hills Forest Park in Saitama Prefecture on October 7-8, where various cars, including classic cars, American cars, and campers, gathered to enjoy camping. Here are some cars and owners that caught our attention from the event.

Car for van life with overnight stay

“camping-neko” had a 1968 Volkswagen Type 2 that he purchased as a birthday present from his wife. Inside the Nordisk tarp, he had set up a table, a sofa, and a record player, creating a living room-like atmosphere. He selected the Type 2 because of its size and ease of use for everyday use and camping.

“In other cars, I would have to take out a tent, but now I can stay overnight in the car, so I can easily go out without taking out any equipment. ”

DIY to make the room more comfortable

In the case of the VW Type 2, “camping-neko” enjoys camping in the style described at the beginning of this article, as he stays overnight in the car. The customization is not done in terms of the car’s functionality, but in the direction of how comfortable the interior is. For example, the floor is covered with wood flooring, the body panels are insulated and the curtains are set. Apart from the bed, which was done by a shop, most of the work was done by DIY. In addition, toasters and other items are displayed to give the room a sense of space.

“As for customizing the car, I’ve already decided to keep it stock. We didn’t have curtains, so I sewed used curtains with a sewing machine, and I put in a table that I hadn’t used at home either, and it just worked out. We have dinner here and it’s like a second home. When I sleep, I use the sheet as a bed. My style of camping has changed since I bought the Type 2. I spend more nights in the car, which means I have less luggage.”

12

ranking

RECOMMEND

MEDIA CONTENTS