Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and the organisers of the world’s largest gathering of Transporter campervans, Vanfest, are inviting campervan owners to enter their vehicles into a special ‘Five Generations of Camper’ competition. The winning vehicles will be exhibited at a Volkswagen-sponsored display at the show which takes place at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern from 12-14 September. Around 8,000 Volkswagen campers are expected to attend Vanfest 2008, which is presented annually on behalf of the Volkswagen Type 2 Owners Club.

Volkswagen has an unrivalled and legendary history of campervans, which have been popular for nearly 60 years and one model of each generation will be chosen for the Five Generations of Camper display, including the iconic split-screen models from the 1950s right up to today’s California model. The owner of each vehicle chosen will also receive £100 of approved Volkswagen merchandise.

To enter the competition, owners planning to attend Vanfest 2008 should email photos of their Volkswagen camper with their name, address and telephone number to 5generations @

The full Vanfest programme includes a live performance by The Drifters, plus other live bands playing in the Transporter Tavern and entertainment marquee, a Cooking in a Camper contest, Show and Shine competition, and four special displays – Well Travelled Transporters, Alternative Engines, The California and a special 50th anniversary collection of Crew Cabs.

There will also be a variety of trade stands, and the latest Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles range will be displayed, including the California campervan plus the new Transporter Sportline kombi and seven-seater Caddy Maxi Life.