Who is Bus Boot Camp for?

Our maintenance training days are ideal for anyone who owns an air-cooled VW and wants to learn how to maintain it correctly, whether a longstanding enthusiast or a new owner. It's also great for those in the process of looking to buy an air-cooled classic and want to avoid a bad purchase.

No! We assume no to little prior knowledge or experience and we will guide you through the basics.

The course covers the maintenance and repair of all air-cooled vehicles, from split screens and bays to Beetles and Karmann Ghias, air-cooled type 25 and type 3s, even Beach Buggies, the lot. If it has a air-cooled VW engine then the course will be relevant to you.

About the day

We ask attendees to join us at 8.30am and the course runs through until approximately mid-afternoon.

Yes! We pride ourselves on the quality of the food we provide and only use the best local caterers. You'll be welcomed with breakfast, tea and coffee.

For lunch, both meat eaters and vegetarians are catered for and you'll enjoy something hot, perhaps a jacket potato with chilli or stew accompanied by a range of salads, and then pudding.

If you've still got room, we'll break in the afternoon for a muffin. Oh, and an endless supply of tea and coffee is available throughout the day.

We're centrally located in the village of Burwell in Cambridgeshire, around 25 minutes from the centre of historic Cambridge and 15 minutes from Newmarket. Click here for a map.

If you're travelling from a distance, there's lots of accommodation available, whether in historic Cambridge or the nearby town of Newmarket.

Black Horse Inn
35 High Street, Swaffham Bulbeck CB25 0HP
01223 811366

Premier Inn Newmarket Hotel
Fred Archer Way, Newmarket CB8 8NY
0871 527 9296

Quy Mill Hotel & Spa
Church Rd, Stow cum Quy, Cambridge CB25 9AF
0844 387 6148

There's no need to bring your bus as we have a selection of vehicles available for you to work on.

Your normal clothes will be fine, but bear in mind the Boot Camp is held in a working workshop so there will always be elements of oil and grease around. The workshop is heated, but is a large space, so can be chilly. Always a good idea to dress warm.


It's easy to book a place on our website. Click here to see upcoming dates.

We also offer vouchers which cover the price of a place on a one-day Bus Boot Camp, so the recipient can choose a date which suits them. Buy one here.