Meet the vintage VW fleet

Skippy

We have bid Skippy a very fond and a very teary farewell to make room for our new additions Bettina beetle and the beetle Treat Truck.

It was a very emotional farewell as Skippy has been with us from the beginning and was truly the most amazing camper van. Ever.

He is now being looked after by a local family who hired Skippy from us in the past, so it was a blessing to see him go to a good home. It also means I still get to wave to him every so often...

Watch this space as we update with new images of Bettina and the Treat Truck.

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Dusty

Dusty, 1973 bay window microbus deluxe camper. Californian import. Turquoise and pastel white. LHD.

Dusty is a cherished member of our camper van family. She spent 20 years in the Californian desert before we rescued her for a life of chauffeur driving brides and grooms film and TV work; she can be seen in Visit England adverts, Northern Soul films, film adaptations of David Walliams books and BBC news articles.

Inside and out, Dusty is a real head-turner. Her gleaming turquoise exterior is stunning, and on a sunny day she looks particularly cheery – especially when dressed in her wedding ribbons and bunting.

Inside, matching turquoise and cream upholstery and the original trim make this a super cool way to travel from wedding to reception. And she’ll stay with you for the rest of the day, as uber-cool photo-backdrop or deliciously daft photo booth. Well, she never has been able to resist a camera.

She can carry 6 passengers in total with lap belts. 

Doris, 1967 VW split screen sundial camper van.  Californian Import. Pearl White, with a subtle hint of grey.

Doris is one of our most cherished members of the fleet.  She has spent most of her long life in Los Angeles rubbing shoulders with the stars and being used as a surf bus for hanging out at the beach.  She was imported to the UK 15 years ago, where she sat quietly in a garage protected from all the elements.

After a full, sympathetic restoration, Doris is finished in Pearl White with subtle tones of pale grey.  Perfect for setting off a wedding dress and a beautiful accompaniment for any wedding colour palette. Her new interior compliments her brand new exterior and is elegant and stylish in pale grey with cream piping. She is fitted with a full length sunroof and front opening safari windows - an absolute must have for your wedding photographs!

Doris can take 6 passengers and has her own purpose built fizz chiller and glass holders.  Doris is also available as a mobile Prosecco bar, 'Vinny's Bar' for weddings and events.

The Caddy, 2010 VW Caddy van, UK model, Arctic white, 1.9 TDI engine

Taking a trip where the destination is more important than the journey? A weekend kayaking around Anglesey? A holiday cycling through the Lake District? Well, we have just the vehicle for you!

New to the Chase the Sun fleet, we are very excited to offer our VW Caddy campervan for self drive hire. Fully equipped with a rock & roll bed, a kitchen pod with cooker and cooler and 12v and 240v electric hook up. The Caddy seats 4 passengers.

It is also fitted with roof bars for your boards, kayaks or boats and a bike rack too.

Elsie

Elsie, 1979 Eriba Puck vintage caravan. Original interior.

Elsie really does have a story to tell... Owned and loved by a couple from Nimes, France she was towed through Europe to Greece (and back again!) by a Citroen 2CV. Elsie was looked after, enjoyed and loved even more. After much soul searching, we were lucky enough to find her and bring her to join our small fleet.

Elsie is available as a photo booth for weddings and events, just like our VW campervans. She is also available for hire should you wish to serve your afternoon tea, canapes or cocktails from her at your festival style or vintage themed wedding.

She is kitted out with delicate pastels and vintage camping accessories and is the perfect accessory.