Vantastic Van at rally

My name is Darren Shorter, and I'm the proprietor of Vantastic Campers.

When I was growing-up my Dad had a Split Screen camper van. We used it every day and every holiday. The VW bug had already bitten, and my love affair with vans had begun.

At school I excelled in art, sculpture, metal work and woodwork. I always made the best go-karts in town and built a hovercraft at the age of 14. When I left school I trained with a local company as an upholsterer for seven years working with soft furnishings and coach-built horse drawn carriages.

I then trained as a carpenter and joiner and have been working in the trade for over 20 years. I have designed and made bespoke tables, reception desks, and wardrobes, fitted-out horse transporters and even converted a 40ft articulated racing trailer complete with kitchen and dining area and removable catering units.

I now combine my design and technical skills with my passion for VW camper vans. The result: Vantastic!

You can find out more about our bespoke van conversions and interiors here.

If you'd like to get in touch we'd be happy to hear from you.

Darren Shorter
Vantastic Campers


Orange star / 01732 838054