My story with Dave, the kids, Cooper, VW's & rugby

The Joys of Owning a Splittie

There is nothing quite as iconic as a VW splitscreen van … its such a recognisable and loved vehicle. We’re very lucky to have 2 of these beauties, Bob & Mollie. We have had Bob for 4 years now and Mollie for 2 years, but we didn’t have Mollie for long before she went in for massive restoration and have only recently got her back.

I took Mollie for a drive to Ripley at the weekend. I have to get my bravery levels up before I drive one of the vans as its a bit un-nerving getting into an old vehicle with no power steering, stiff pedals and wide gear changes. Also you have no air bags or protection at the front so I am always very careful… plus I don’t want to bump or scrape any of the paintwork! I love it once I’m out onto the open road roaring along, and you soon become used to the handling.

Here’s a couple of pictures of me driving Mollie, and what a great view you get out of the front

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And this is Mollie parked up in Ripley on the main street where she got lots of attention

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What with having a gorgeous 23 window Samba and a puppy … it took a while to head home after an ice cream as you find you have lots of people coming to either ask about Cooper or to have a look at the van, its great!