The VW Camper Van: Vehicle of Choice for Road Trippers

November 7, 2013
What do hippies, surfers, up-and-coming rock bands and cross-country road trippers all have in common? Often, it's their choice of vehicle: a VW Camper Van. In the nearly 70 years since its inception in the 1950s, the reliable and roomy vehicle has become a pop culture icon with a devoted cult following. One of these enthusiasts is Mike Harding, author of The VW Camper Van: A Biography . Part history, part memoir, the book is sure to delight the most diehard of devotees—and fully entertain those who are merely curious.

In this guest blog post for Bookpage.com , Harding writes about his love affair with Molly—his orange 2001 Type 2 Transporter—their adventures together and some interesting tidbits he learned while writing The VW Camper Van.