Lucy 1 and Lucy 2

Have you ever read a camping story that totally brought a smile to your face?  Well, if you haven’t, this fabulous story about Lucy 1 and Lucy 2 from one of our clients certainly brought a smile to our faces!

At the end of the millennium way back in the year 1999, our clients Loulou and Jonny departed the UK on their first world trip.  Loulou and Jonny’s first port of call was sunny South Africa, but inevitably their travels ended up in Australia with steamy Darwin as their very first stop.  It was at this very fortunate moment, that they encountered a magnificent bright orange coloured 1973 VW Kombi Van complete with pop-top roof.  It is very likely that this van had already done a few laps of the wide brown land of Oz.

Loulou and Jonny immediately snapped her up and affectionately named her Lucy.

Lucy 1 and Lucy 2                                                                                  Lucy 1 and Lucy 2

They headed off into the world’s biggest backyard and after many adventures plus 12,000 miles later. Where they parted company with this most precious of campervans in Melbourne. Lucy continued her journey with two further sets of backpackers, adding many more miles and happy memories for her owners.

Meanwhile (thanks to the lovely Lucy) Loulou and Jonny had totally fallen in love with Australia.  They decided to leave the UK and permanently make a new life for themselves, starting a new small business and a family (and finally settling in the beautiful Bayside area of Melbourne, Victoria).

Fast forward to 2021, Jon and Loulou found Achtung Camper.  The VW camper bus ‘bug’ had never left them, so they ordered an Achtung Camper LWB in early 2021.


Beautiful Pure Grey Achtung Camper dream van (complete with Orange seating as a nod to the original Lucy). Which they are now able to share with their own little Aussie family!

A campervan Fairytale come true if ever there was one.

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