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Welcome to Hazel Armstrong

Hazel Armstrong (the name of this 1964 VW Kombi) has been back on the road since July 2005, after the completion of a 3 year, ground-up, restoration. Since then, we have enjoyed some amazing trips across Europe and Hazel has been the vehicle of choice for many unforgettable wedding; she even featured as the backdrop for a global advertising campaign! She has recently joined the family in Australia after we emigrated here in 2013. Many more adventures will await her as she will now be enjoined by our family of six!

On this website you will also find a library with detailed restoration articles. We hope that these will help other amateur restorers get through the difficult times of the restoration process: the moment when things don't go as planned and you are considering pushing your project of the nearest cliff... We have been there and guarantee that persistence will pay off, as there is nothing like driving around your self-build kombi!

Kombi Hire

I rebuilt Hazel Armstrong in order to have a camper van to my own liking; allowing me to determine colour, layout and reliability. It never crossed my mind that people would actually like to hire my kombi until I received Luke and Lindsey’s request to use Hazel for their wedding.

Depending on availability, Hazel can be used for*:

  • Advertising
  • Events & Weddings
  • Photoshoots
  • Television and Movies

Options include:

  • Standard layout with folding seat in back (4 passengers)
  • With middle seat (7 passengers) 
  • With or without full length roof rack

*Hire is inclusive of a driver.


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Just came across your site while looking up restoration tips for a splitty, amazing job you guys have carried out! You have a mint example of how a VW should look and be used. Best of luck in the future with her. Regards Ciaran


During a random browse of 'Marktplaats' in 2001, I stumbled across this kombi in the city of Leeuwarden in the Northern province of Friesland, the Netherlands. As a respected (and only) member of the self-founded “Save the Splitty” foundation, I assigned myself to lead this provincial boundary crossing rescue: on 20 October 2001 we set off on a 500 km trip, crossing the Netherlands from South to North and back.

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Hazel Armstrong is an original Dutch Volkswagen Kombi, sold in 1964 by the Texelse Autocentrale.


3 years of fully documented restoration pages for your inspiration or discouragement... 

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