The last week has been a busy mix of sewing, campervan enquiries, feeling guilty that the kids have been predominantly stuck at home during their summer hols and trying to get our splitscreen on the road.
Both Delia & Ramsey received some TLC last week to get them ready for their week hires, Delia is currently in Norfolk, and Ramsey is on the other side of the country on the holiday just by Exmoor National Park.
Weeks like this I wish I had time off during the summer, so I could be the kind of mum who has time to plan day trips and activities for the custard creams, but the reality is when the weather is not great there is not that much to do that doesn't cost money and that we can get to on our bikes. At least I'm setting them a good work ethic example!
So here we are on Wednesday evening and it's time once again for
Cuthbert's turn, but this week it's all about.....
Peppa a 2007 VW T2c Brazilian Kombi with a Danbury Rio Conversion,
Engine : 1400cc Watercooled Bio-fuel Totalflex Fuel: Unleaded and E85 Ethanol
Tell us something unique about Peppa
She's the only Brazilian Kombi in the world in that particular spec and colour, Candy White over Barbie Pink.
Just in case there is anyone who hasn't guessed, why the name Peppa?
The name was given by the two young son's of the first/previous owner,i think they loved Peppa Pig and being pink and white it made sense, also my kids loved Peppa so you can say it was meant to be.
How long have you owned Peppa and what have you done to her so far?
We have owned Peppa since June 4th 2010 - we had been looking for a Brazibay for about three months and my wife spotted this one on the internet late one night, she emailed the owner straight away and the rest is history...She was that confident we would buy it she only got one way train tickets...!
Because Peppa has a magnificent spec as standard including heated front/rear screens,all through heating,pumped hot/cold water,fridge/freezer,central locking,I-pod stereo,to name but a few I have not added very much so far. A set of eyelids,aerial topper,a few stickers and a set of genuine Porsche centre caps is about it.
Do you have anything else planned for Peppa?
Future plans are for a flip down tv/dvd,electric windows,euro headlight conversion and new curtains but watch this space...!
What do you use Peppa for?
It is our main vehicle and I use it seven days a week, doing the school run, food shopping etc...It is very economical and ultra reliable,the 1400cc watercooled engine returns on average 35+mpg and will cruise at 75mph easily.
Weekend's are spent at our favourite place,Royal Sandringham Estate and following the beautiful Norfolk coast road from Hunstanton to Cromer and beyond...Camping adventures are plenty and the kids love sleeping in the pop-top double bed and telling everybody it's from Brazil...
The reason behind a Brazilian watercooled and not a classic was purely down to using it everyday and knowing that it was going to be 100% reliable whatever the weather,also I have spent enough time under vehicles working on them when I should have been driving them and didn't want this to be the case with a bus...The brazibay gives me the best of both worlds,the gorgeous baywindow look with ultra reliable engine technology...
These buses were built until 23rd December 2005 with a 1.6 fuel injected aircooled engine but due to it failing Brazils high emmision standards the 1.4 watercooled Fox engine with the front mounted radiator has been used since then..
There is a lot of snobbery and misconception over Brazilian built buses one being they are inferior quality to German built one's and not worth the £20,000 to £50,000 price tag...My opinion is that all buses,no matter where they were built be they split,early bay,late bay,brazilian bay,LT's,T25's/3's,T4's and T5's are all as equaly important to the VW scene as each other :)
OK so got to admit the Custard's are probably what you'd call Aircooled Snobs but I've got to admit Peppa is rather pretty and I'm a bit jealous at her internal spec....totally agree about the point of them all being important to the scene (hence why we're more than happy to feature Peppa here!)
And finally when your not busy playing with your dub, what do you do?
I like photography,film making, going on nature hikes and spending precious time with my family...My company, Cubarose Media is currently involved with organising a new VW show for Norfolk - East Coast Dubbin to take place in summer 2013...You can follow on twitter, @eastcoastdubbin and check out the facebook page also for regular updates and info...
Thanks very much Peppa for letting us feature you this week, if you'd like to appear with your dub just shout Custard Campers, vw campervan hire Essex. We'd love to hear from you.