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Classic Kombi

Posted by Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 24 April 2014 in Transportation and Portfolio.

I spotted this 1967 VW Kombi van in the town of Braidwood. I like the unique light on the roof. I doubt you will see these front safari windows fitted on a Kombi van after this model.

The owner, Warren, told me a little of the van's history. It started on the road as a school bus in the State of Queensland. Mechanically, the Kombi has quite a few new parts. As you can see, the exterior shows the mileage but retains much of its original charm. My thanks to Warren for allowing me to get the shot.

Nikon 1 V1 1/320 second F/9.0 ISO 100 10 mm

kombi-van | braidwood

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Lovely old VW and nicely captured Stephen

24 Apr 2014 6:29am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a perfect couple they make !

24 Apr 2014 7:29am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Superb portrait. Man and his car.:-)

24 Apr 2014 7:30am

Devi from Chennai, India

Brilliant Man & Machine:)))))

24 Apr 2014 7:49am

Martine Libouton from Genappe, Belgium

Super cette scène de vie!!!!

24 Apr 2014 8:38am

Gerard1948 from Spain

Excellent composition and a beautiful portrait of Warren and his combi WW. A very beautiful picture.
Have a good day.

24 Apr 2014 9:26am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nice portrait Stephen. Looks like he might have run in to a kangaroo on one of his safaris :)

24 Apr 2014 10:02am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
Memorable & lovely!

24 Apr 2014 11:20am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Love that camper, what a great vehicle it is, the surfers dream too. This one looks like it has plenty of character.

24 Apr 2014 11:28am

tataray from Deux-Sèvres. (Charentes-Poitou), France

Superbe... a bien vécu !... )

24 Apr 2014 11:29am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

What a wonderful capture Stephen! This brings back memories from my childhood when these were the original vans for both passengers and deliveries! In the day they were often referred to as "Jesus is calling me" because the driver was literally sitting in front of the wheels with no protection in the event of an accident, which were typically fatal! ;-)

24 Apr 2014 2:27pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A superb capture ! It must be something to see it on the road !

24 Apr 2014 2:32pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What an excellent find!! I love those windshield windows that open outward. It must feel good when the wind is coming at you. Just make sure you're wearing safety goggles. :-) A great portrait of Warren as well. The "Residents Only" sign made me think that there are tons of photographers that invade the neighborhood. ;-)

24 Apr 2014 2:43pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel bus VW sueprbe un tout ancien et ce personnage génial.

24 Apr 2014 3:27pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Love the bumper sticker!!! This is a wonderful portrait of the man and his van!

24 Apr 2014 5:05pm

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire Loire Atlantique, France

Son airbag est d'une bonne marque.Super.

24 Apr 2014 5:22pm

Sam from Chennai, Thailand

Great find. A lovely old vehicle. And the proud owner. Beautiful capture. :)

24 Apr 2014 5:49pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That is quite the classic buggy! It definitely has a certain charm and seems to fit its environment well.

24 Apr 2014 7:54pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

a perfect couple ! Good portrait.

24 Apr 2014 8:37pm