About the Editor

James Northcott aka ‘Jimmer’ is comparatively new to the VW scene compared to a lot of people. He had always been an avid camper & loves surfing. His love of T4’s evolved from seeing all the surfers in their VWs, changing into & out of their wet suits right there in the car park and watching with much envy when VW campers pulled up onto a campsite and were pitched and ready with a beer in hand within 5 minutes!

After visiting many shows and looking at hundreds of vans –he decided the T4 van was best for him & his family. (After his wife insisted he purchased something that would travel more than 70mph on the motorway!) And so his VW journey began. He purchased a T4 white panel van 6 years ago, and proceeded to convert it to meet the needs of his family. It is now a fully converted home built camper complete with a pop top and custom paint job.

He soon became ‘addicted’, and together with his family, was soon attending as many shows and events as he could. In 2009, with the price of petrol increasing, he purchased an 8 seater T reg Caravelle which again has some slight modifications. This is his wife’s everyday car, which she has named Daphne.

The love of the T4 van led him to the T4 forum where he made many new friends and colleagues along the way. In 2010 he volunteered a lot of his time to help project manage the T4 Forum Help For Heroes T4 build which raised in excesses of £27,000. In addition to this he still finds time to arrange/organize the camping for 3 different events each year.

James’ profession is an Electrical Engineer and he has run a successful electrical business in Bristol for the last 6 years.