VW Camper Westfalia poster print


starting at: $ 55

VW Camper Bus Westfalia fine car artwork by Adam Ambro. 

Carefully produced with our giclée process to maximize color accuracy and resolution. At Simply Petrol, we use the highest-quality Hahnemühle fine art paper (315 gsm) with delicate texture and acid-free surface.

Giclée (French for “to spray”) is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are sprayed to saturate the fibers of the watercolor paper, resulting in pure, rich color and remarkable detail.

14×20 prints include 1/2″ white border on all sides.  20×30 poster prints are full bleed.



And this is not the only reason we are in love with this VW Camper Bus Westfalia car art poster print

There is something incredibly metaphoric to use media facing extinction like newspapers to picture a beloved but outdated way of road tripping and camping. Yes, this very VW Camper Bus in Westfalia edition is a majestic piece of car art emitting meanings on so many levels.

VW T2 probably is the vehicle in the top of the charts for cars with a lot of names. It is known as the Bus, Kombi, Van, Transporter, Camper, Hippie van, Vanagon, Microbus, Minibus and we are sure there are some more. It was called T2 (Typ 2) because it was the second VW vehicle after the Beetle, also known as the T1 (Typ 1).


The story of its creation is pretty interesting. The initial idea for the Bus came from the Dutch VW importer Ben Pon who was the first Volkswagen`s dealer outside of Germany. When he visited Wolfsburg in 1946 with the intention to purchase Beatles for import to the Netherlands, he saw improvised parts-mover based on the Bug. This is how the idea of a light commercial vehicle utilising the Beatle mechanics pop out in Pon`s mind. He doodled it with driver located upfront, over the front axle. This happened in 1947. A couple of years later, the very first production T2 rolled out from the assembly line. It had better drag coefficient than the Beetle because of testing in a wind tunnel and used the reduction gear from the T81 enabling the 1.5-ton van to use a 25 hp flat-four air-cooled engine.

The first-gen VW Campers were as slow as cute but today, mint conditioned first generation vehicles with split screens are available at prices north of $100,000. The second generation of VW Camper also keep the iconic hippie status but current prices are way more affordable. Its engine size was increased and was offered in 1.6, 1.7, 1.8 and 2.0 4-cylinder boxers with power output between 50 and 70 hp. Vented disc brakes were also in the game as well as Bosh L-Jetronic electronic fuel injection for some late US models.

The VW Bus was converted into a Campervan from Westfalia-Werke, an independent German company. Their famous “pop top” tent became available with the second-gen Camper and became an instant hit. Fully optioned Westfalia conversions also added a cooking facility, interior table, refrigerator and different kind of tents.

Now you can own an epic art print of VW Camper Bus Westfalia created by Adam Ambro and carefully issued by Simply Petrol.

adam-ambro automotive artist
Inspired by the urban landscape, Adam Ambro’s work looks to find beauty in less than obvious places.  Beginning with a recycled canvas of newspaper, layers of pen, marker and whatever else happens to be within arm’s reach are added.  The end result is a highly textured interpretation of some of the world’s most iconic adventuremobiles.

Having grown up in Michigan in a three-bedroom house with a five-car garage, it’s only natural that Adam’s eye gravitates towards the auto industry for inspiration – for both the subjects and the classified ads that served as the original canvases.  With true classified ads becoming scarce, as much thought is now put into composing the newsprint canvas as the artwork itself.  Each canvas is uniquely curated towards the adventure-based subjects leaving much to be discovered beyond the details of the drawing.

Based in Golden, Colorado, Adam is a full-time architect and part-time artist.  He was named a 2013 Cherry Creek Arts Festival Emerging Artist and honored in the 2D category at the 2015 Golden Fine Arts Festival.   Professionally, Adam was recognized as the 2013 AIA Denver Young Architect of the Year and a 2014 Engineering News Record Mountain States top 20 under 40 professional.

See more at www.adamambro.com.


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Additional information


Small – 14 x 20 inches | 35 x 50 cm, Medium – 20 x 28 inches | 50 x 70 cm

Your art print

1. Framing

A frame is not included. Your #finecarart print deserves frame of its own that fits best to the environment you`d like to place it.

2. Shipping

You can choose between STANDARD and EXPRESS delivery. Visit our Shipping page to check out the delivery options in order to pick what fits your needs. You`ll find shortcut at the footer section of Simply Petrol.

3. Packaging

Your #finecarart print will be laid between two sheets of archival paper. They are pH neutral (i.e. between 7 and 8.5) and will therefore have no chemical interaction with any objects it contacts. The #finecarart print will be rolled with the help of a smaller tube and will be packed in a reasonably heavy mailing tube with secure end caps. The tube will be taped around the end caps to ensure a tight seal.

4. Care

In order to preserve this piece of #finecarart at its best, keep the print away from fluorescent lighting and direct sunlight and from areas with high humidity, and at normal room temperature between 18 – 23 °C // 64 – 73 °F.

 : Adam Ambro
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