Hi and welcome to the second exciting issue of VW Vibe
The VW lifestyle magazine that endorses the full spectrum of the real dub scene.
So after a truly overwhelming response to our pilot special edition, this is the first of the full time monthly issues of VW Vibe. And we’re continuing with our mix of articles, reflecting the eclectic themes out there in VW land – we look back on a few shows and drop in on events from far afield to local meets on the doorstep. With our travels, we head out to take in Europe, as Paul Holmes drops by the stunning VW collection at BBT outside Antwerp, whist Martin Henning continues his epic Syncro overland odyssey, along with his girlfriend, Sarah, in an ex post office van – finding a friendly reception in the Middle East.
Back home, the VW Vibe A&R man, Del Day, looks again at the close correlation between original music and original VWs – this month he’s singing the blues! Meanwhile, Grant Wyness, our very own Tailgate Gourmet, finds a stunning riverside location somewhere in deepest Devon to whip up the first of his inspiring ‘proper food’ camping recipes – he also tests out and reviews a brand new eco stove!
So what about the vehicles? Well, you’re in for another treat; we see what a soldier from Plymouth can do with an old T4 when he’s not busy serving Queen and Country, then we nip across to Las Vegas and put our chips on a gem of a contemporary themed Squareback blossoming in the desert. We continue the foreign dub flavour with a stunning and rare South African T3, and staying back in Blighty, we go down on the farm to discover one
of the rudest rat rods fresh on the scene, in the guise of Paul Hurley’s epic, agriculturally inspired ‘Hillbilly Hauler’… complete with a wooden roof! And anybody partial to a cute vintage caravan? Then check out the bare metal polished Eriba belonging to the Nolan family… oh and their stunning ’66 Microbus to haul it in style!
So, we’ve had great fun putting this issue together and met lots more people with their very own dub tales – many of you have also come over to say hello to us at some of the shows we’ve been attending already – and we’re planning on supporting a few more dub events before the season’s out, including the ever popular Busfest in Malvern, which by all accounts sounds set to be the best one to date, with more display areas and a hippy theme – so be sure to come and see us at the VW Vibe wagen and tell us what you think of the mag (and yes, we will have stickers and T-Shirts too).
So thanks again for the wonderful welcome and all the great comments and feedback – we’re sure you’ll enjoy the latest installment of VW Vibe – and be sure to check for the latest news and competitions at vwvibe.com as well as our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages (phew… don’t think I missed any) and please do upload your own comments and pictures – we love to hear all about how you do the dub thing!
BELOW IS A PREVIEW OF VW VIBE ISSUE 02 (SEPTEMBER 2014)
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