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Contact us to be in Van Alley

Talks will be held in our Talks Hub

Saturday 20th July 3pm  Talk Hub

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The Kombi Chronicles

Have you ever dreamt about quitting your jobs and setting off on a van life adventure?

Well in 2019 we did just that!

We're Willow and Lee, better known as 'THE KOMBi CHRONICLES. In August 2019, we set off on a 12 month road trip across North America, but as it turned out life would have other plans for us.

Over four years later and we are still travelling with our two cats Aimee and Lexi, following the Pan American Highway to the end of the world in our 'not always reliable' 1976 VW kombi called Ruby.

Our trip has been filled with unbelievable highs and crushing lows, but it has been a life changing experience where we have made a lifetime of memories already.

Be sure to come say hi to us and we're sure we can tell you a story or two.

You can follow our adventures over on YouTube here.

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Mark Stanton

I drift at the Edge of the Grid telling tales and writing rhymes.

Been nomadic in vans for 7 years visited some 25 countries, including returning to Romania and Albania where I did humanitarian deliveries in the 90s.

Since the invasion of Ukraine I have done 2 aid trips, the first one moving refugees out of harms way. The second visiting friends I had made on the first visit and taking stuff to Kherson.

My second trip to Ukraine was delayed due to ill health and ended with my van being written off.

So now in my 4th van and drifting telling tales, writing rhymes, watching wild things and trying to be kind.

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Bear Hug Builders

At Bear Hug Campers we truly believe that with the right help and support, anyone can convert their very own campervan. That is why, as well as constructing exceptional bespoke vans for our happy customers, we have launched a van conversion online training programme to guide you through each step needed to fully convert a campervan - exactly the way we do it.


We are very much looking forward to talking with you at the Urban Van Fest this year and sharing some inside tips like what tools are invaluable for a van conversion, how to avoid expensive mistakes as well as answering all your self-build questions! Come and say hi 🙂

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Van Security

We are pleased to announce that one of the UK’s leading vehicle security specialists will be holding a number of small group informal chats.

With over 20 years of experience in the field of vehicle security and instrumental in helping design vehicle security systems both pre and after market, there will be discussion on a number of security measures you can implement to help keep your vehicle and other possessions safe.

Further details will be provided nearer to the event.

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