Your local and friendly classic vehicle repair team

Your local and friendly classic vehicle repair team

About us

Red Hatch Classic Campers Ltd has been running very successfully as a self drive hire business for 5years. We have had over 300 happy campers driving our fleet of beautiful vw camper vans to numerous destinations and they have been admired in many campsites across Dorset , Somerset & Wiltshire. Some of the campers have had festival fun at Glastonbury and Besitval and some have just chilled along the coastlines.

They have driven for weddings and been surprise birthday treats. It has been wonderful to experience the joy they have brought to our customers and we are very proud of how the business has blossomed.

It seemed a natural progression to take over the previously known and well loved VW Classic & Camper Repairs Ltd, which has been established at the Deverill Trading Estate in Sutton Veny for over 6years and has offered a friendly and honest approach to the needs of classic VW owners and our aim is to continue and improve the service offered to existing customers and to welcome new faces.

Red Hatch Campers speciality is VW T2, T3, T4 & T25 Campervan restoration and repairs, however combining over 40 years of knowledge and experience between us, we are confident that we can help you with pretty much anything your classic car requires.

Many classic vehicles are made of fewer components than cars of today. It may sound simple but it takes a long time to understand their many quirks. Our customers are passionate about their vehicles but don’t always enjoy trying to fix them as maintaining classic vans and vehicles can be quite a difficult challenge.

This is exactly how we can help as we understand how frustrating it can be when things don’t go according to plan!


Gerald has an extensive knowledge of cars with a 25 year+ career within the motor industry prior to setting up Red Hatch Classic Campers Ltd, which has been a resounding success.

“It made sense for the hire business to expand and when this opportunity arose, I jumped at the chance. It adds another dimension to the business and I am looking forward to getting more involved, particularly with the selling of classic vehicle sales, which is my real passion.”


Max is an experience mechanic and fellow VW enthusiast. He owns his own Splitty in which he has driven many miles holidaying with his family.

Before going the team some years ago, Max spent some time working on vehicle recovery which included roadside repairs on all types of vehicles. He prides himself on being able to fix pretty much any mechanical issue and be solution orientated to any problem that might present itself.

Max is a keen runner and completed his first London Marathon this year in a cracking time


Lee has just come on board and specialises in welding and body repair work.

He has worked extensively with classic VW’s for 20+years and brings a wealth of experience to the team.


I am the real boss and look forward to meeting you!


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