Back in 1970 Motorhome International of Stanbridge, England moved their efforts from their normal coachwork into making VW camper van conversions to compete with the VW licensed Devon and Westfalia conversations. Because Motorhome International where not accredited they got a bit of slack in the press (mainly by the aforementioned conversion companies) stating they where not suitable or safe for use, of which you can make your own mind up on this fast. This led to the untimely demise of the company in the mid 1980's. I had the privilege of talking to the owner of Motorhomes international who still holds bad feeling towards these company's who effectively used the press to shut down his business and he recalls how the situation was a bit cloak and dagger. Funnily enough he was still able to buy new VW vans direct from the dealership for his conversations without anyone battering an eyelid. So VW were fuelling both sides of the fire by supplying all the conversion company's with new vans, licensed or not. How money talks? That however is another discussion. Unfortunately Tony is getting into his later years and his memory is not what it used to be and he now gets confused very easy. Its a hard subject to get him to talk about as it still gets him angry. The point of this thread is to hopefully gather as much information on the conversations as possible. Whether it be the Viking conversion, Super Viking conversion or the Spacemaker conversation. Being thelatebay i think it only right that we concentrate on late bays but any information on the early conversions (not as easy to spot due to having a different roof than the vikings we know and love) and of coarse the T25 wedge should not be forgotten. It would be nice for this to be the place that people come to learn about these unique conversions so please share either original information or some personal experience. I will start the ball rolling with a couple of tip bits that I have been able to find although there is not a great deal of information on the web so combined individual effort may be needed (Scanning books etc) A few pics from a popular camper van book A good conversation across the pond on thesamba has some good information. http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=4689601 Ultimately I would like to approach our local press (local to Stanbridge) and see if they will do an article expressing the boost to the economy that the company brought to the area back in the day and to see if there are any former workers from the company who would be willing to share some memories from their time at the company for all the enthusiasts of the conversion. So please feel free to share what you know or have and I hope this thread will prove to be invaluable over time.