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I'm afraid the camping season is nearly over but you know that doesn't stop our BraziBays from having fun!  Every Kombi likes to get dressed up for the occasion, particularly Halloween, and here's an opportunity for you to win a £25 Amazon Voucher at the same time.  To spend on whatever you choose. 8)

This coming Halloween, whether your camper is out on the road performing its daily duties, or resting on your driveway, get creative and let it show off its devilish side!!  Our BraziBays slip into character very easily, if yours is green then maybe it could be KOMBISTEIN's monster, orange...
by TimV - Comments: 1 - Views: 78

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Anxieties over parts availability

Hey folks, I'm just back from 5 crazy days on the White Isle.  I've been dipping in on the convos and particularly those about parts availability.  Ok it's true that some parts are becoming scarce and that's for a number of reasons.  

What didn't help was that Volkswagen Europe took control over the parts flow from Volkswagen Brazil.  That affected all the regular Volkswagen parts retailers here in the UK.  The situation seems to have come a little more fluid, but don't think that it was only affecting our BraziBay world, it was also impacting the Classic world.  But the Classic world...
by TimV - Comments: 39 - Views: 820

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New month: new mods!!

As we move towards another season and the club grows in numbers and the activities that we enjoy, I'm delighted to tell you that we're expanding our Admin team here.

Please join me in thanking both @Als (Angela) and @Voyager (Alan) for offering to help run the site and in the organisation of future events.  Thank you guys!!
by TimV - Comments: 9 - Views: 408

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The KOMBI Sleepover 2018

It seems like we've literally unpacked from this year's Sleepover and some have been enquiring about next year's show.  Which is lovely to know that many see our club meet as part of their year.

Myself and Tallulah have a 'different' year ahead of us and that in-combination with other dates that are already in the diary, is making it look like the Autumn would be a better time to have our main club get-together.

So, I've no idea of the date yet, but certainly for next year, think of the Sleepover as being an autumnal event. :bball:
by TimV - Comments: 30 - Views: 899

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Registration Plates in Profile

We've discussed a register of our BraziBays previously and concerns over personal information were generally the reason we discounted it.

However, given so many of us photograph and post pictures of our BraziBays both here and all over Facebook I really don't see an issue with adding in your Kombi's registration into your profile.  So I've updated the field and should you wish to put yours in, then please do.

It's an excellent way of keeping a virtual log of your BraziBay's history.

If you choose to just keep the registered year in the field, that is fine.
by TimV - Comments: 8 - Views: 1387

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BraziBay Pride Day

Over the Kaper the idea of an annual day to celebrate ownership of our Kombis was discussed. We all know our campers have been the subject of criticism by a poorly informed group and we've achieved a lot to overcome that by getting out on the roads, heading trouble free to distant locations and joining in wholeheartedly at VW meets.

So let's take that a step further and have a day in the year when we show our pride in our ownership of our BraziBays. This won't be a meet-up event, rather a day when we all make sure we're out on the roads in our Kombis doing something. Whether that's...
by TimV - Comments: 38 - Views: 1820

As promised, you can now customize your own look to match your BraziBay with our new logo club clothing!


Small embroidered logo to front, large embroidered logo to rear. 80% cotton 20% polyester

Sizes: Ex-Small, Small, Medium, Large, Ex-Large, Ex-Ex-Large, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL
To fit chest: 34 36 40 44 48 52 56 60 64

Available in the following colours:

by TimV - Comments: 109 - Views: 7450

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BraziBay Community Spirit

I just wanted to write a few words about our community here on brazilianvwbay.com.

I'm incredibly proud of how much people here offer to help others, despite perhaps never having met them in person.  Every club/forum has its core and without exception I can tell you that group of people here are both thoroughly decent, reliable and certainly to me, good friends.  I think the wider community are able to perceive this, relate to it and benefit from it.  As more people join, the togetherness spreads.

Plenty of us have busy lives and occasionally I think some forget that 100%...
by TimV - Comments: 11 - Views: 977

This is to help future owners in their search.  Keep in mind that each Kombi is different so some may exhibit certain traits - others won't.  But if you have an idea of what to expect before you view, it may help you make up your mind about whether the Bay you're looking at is for you or not.

I'll kick this thread off by talking about:-

Bodywork:  depending on the age of...
by TimV - Comments: 2 - Views: 2489

The great debate - which variant of Brazilian Kombi is better?  When it comes to buying second hand you may well have included this factor in your equation.

Of late, attitudes have tended towards the 1.4 Watercooled model being the one to go for because of its current availability new, modern engine and mpg figures.  Which are all true, however this is not to say the variant doesn't have its weaknesses, ones that the 1.6 Aircooled does not demonstrate and therefore a decent sense of proportion needs to be taken when considering an used Kombi.  Both Aircooled and Watercooled have their...
by TimV - Comments: 15 - Views: 2140

Just created a blog site - Euro travels in Peaches (Eurotrip/Slovenia/Satnavs/refugees and Liechtenstein articles) here: https://wheatypetesworld.wordpress.com/
by wheatypete - Comments: 1 - Views: 346

Blogs up for those of you who need some bedtime reading 
and want to read about our week in and around Southwold
by Als - Comments: 2 - Views: 307

Can't remember where to post this - but for those of you not having fun in France on a soggy Saturday night with nothing on the tele
Nevillesadventures.com has been updated with our latest trip to bude.
by Als - Comments: 6 - Views: 783


It's not about migration, it is simply a humanitarian crisis, it really is. I have been to Syria, met some lovely people there and now see normal, professional, poor or war-ravaged migrants just like you or I, but here... now… homeless, sleeping rough and victims of the poverty gap. Peaches doesn’t like that, and neither do we… So…

Today was a strange day. The lovely Peaches...
by wheatypete - Comments: 5 - Views: 512

We're a sociable lot on brazilianvwbay and we like nothing better than getting out and about in our Kombis, no matter what time of the year. We're not fair weather campervan owners!! The VW season normally kicks off for us with the Volksworld Show at Sandown Park, but seeing that is not until the end of March, I wanted to get a group together earlier in the new year so we could get our BraziBays flexing their King and Link pins!

For some years now we've convoyed on the Continent, and we'll be doing it again this summer. It's always fun and we create a bit of a stir on whichever roads...
by TimV - Comments: 10 - Views: 1567

After quitting my job and buying Skooby 3 years ago, we have had some great adventures. I return back to work next week (got to pay those servicing bills some how) so I have made a short video of pictures from the last 3 years and posted it on my blog...


The video does not work on i-thingies
by Skooby - Comments: 2 - Views: 859

An Orange, Flower-Covered Bay, Little Countries Beginning with ’L’ and a SatNav called Marilyn.


Let’s go to Liechtenstein and Luxembourg, I thought.  Two of the smallest countries in the world.  I don’t know much about them, which is reason enough to include them in our annual summer travels back to Blighty from our home in Bratislava.
by wheatypete - Comments: 4 - Views: 567

Here's where folks who went on the Kontinental Kaper 2013 can tell you about the trip from their individual perspective. Cool 
by TimV - Comments: 1 - Views: 692

I've been playing around with the design of my Blog this morning - any thoughts, positive or negative, would be much appreciated:

by AbsintheKombi - Comments: 6 - Views: 626

Part one

Well now that we have finally got all our shipment to Korea - I guess its time to write up the adventures of Daphne Summer 2012. (you have to love moleskin notebooks)

Having spent the last ten years out of the UK we find the lack of aire de service de camping car a real pain. one of the easiest things to do in Europe, especially France and Germany is...
by belgiumbay - Comments: 14 - Views: 1044

Having suffered the British weather for the last 2 summers, I decided it was time to head to the continent in search of sunshine. I have a friend who, like me, is a single parent and I asked if she and her 2 young lads would like to join my son and me on a trip to France in Max.

France is notoriously excellent for choice when it comes to campsites, almost to an overwhelming degree. So to narrow things down I chose to go with a site found within the Eurocamp Independent listings. Originally I wanted to go to the Vendee as that looked promising for better weather, but by the time I...
by TimV - Comments: 16 - Views: 2303
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