The September air was cool and autumnal as the Cherished Vehicle and A-Plan Thatcham Schemes teams descended onto the Malvern Three Counties Showground for three days of Volkswagen fun. The gazebos and flags were raised, our Prize Draw was displayed and important things like tea were provided courtesy of Dan Cameron’s rather swish T5 camper facilities. The Cherished Vehicle team had the privilege of displaying a lovely T2 Rat Camper beside our gazebo, which generated a great deal of interest and chatter.
Busfest is considered the largest VW Camper show in the UK with over 25000 people and 8000 vehicles attending. Cherished Vehicle Insurance and A-Plan were proud to sponsor the three day event which boasted over 350 trade stands and a packed programme of events that led well into the evenings.
The Cherished Vehicle team had great fun meeting many VW owners and hearing about their own quirky campers or fully decked out vans. Our gazebos became particularly popular when the dark clouds gathered over the Malvern’s and minutes later the torrential downpours began. We suffered some minor flooding beneath the tents and the flags had to be swiftly rescued when they escaped down the road, but we managed to weather the worst of it. It certainly didn’t seem to lessen the mood of any of the attendees, all of whom were happy to tell us about their travels, although many were tempted to hide inside the Cherished Vehicle Rat Camper until the storm passed…
The Cherished Vehicle Insurance team are based at the Worcester A-Plan Branch and specialise in Classic and Military vehicles. We have a scheme specifically for TR Register Club members and our largest policy is a collection of over twenty military vehicles ranging from Willys Jeeps to Chieftain Tanks! We provide discounts for club members, multi vehicle policies and can offer Agreed Values on all Classics. We are a small team who enjoy talking with our clientele about their collections and are always pleased to take on any weird and wonderful vehicle enquiries.
For more of our adventures in the world of Classic and Military vehicles, and to see photos of all the lovely campers we saw at Busfest, pop over to Facebook and give the Cherished Vehicle Insurance Page a follow!