The Split Screen Van ClubThe Split Screen Van Club was founded in 1983 at Stanford Hall, since then the club has grown into a national club with about 800 UK and Overseas members. We attend numerous shows each year and organize The Brighton Breeze, a VW based London to Brighton run which includes a show day on the seafront and camping at each end. Held each October, this has been a well-established event on the VW calendar for the last 22 years. We also hold our annual rally at Victoria Farm each May Bank Holiday. This is a real family event with free activities for the kids, go carts and bouncy castles last year. But the biggest highlight of the weekend is the convoy to the Stanford Hall VW show about 10 miles away. It’s hard to describe what being part of a 200 strong split screen convoy is like, but your passenger needs to be armed with a camera ready to capture it. Even some of the locals come out to wave us on. Every member receives the club magazine, 64 pages in full colour and printed quarterly, the magazine is written by the members, stories of road trips, technical articles, restorations and show reports make for a varied and enjoyable read. As well as discounts with several VW parts suppliers, club members can get help registering an imported van and gaining an age-related plate. At a small additional cost, members can also make use of the valuation service recognised by all the insurance companies. The club welcomes all VW Split Screens in whatever state of repair and wherever it was built, we have everything from early German concourse winners to ratty Brazilian panel vans with nothing but a surf board in the back. Owning a split is not a prerequisite to joining though, those looking to buy or even those just interested and want to know more about what it’s like to live with one of these quirky old vehicles are also welcome.