Built by the creative house called The Brother’s Speed Shop in Australia, comes the world’s most incredible Volkswagen DJ Panel Van.
Words by Mushroom Promotions
Photography by Cam Pianta
After 4 years in the making, Bliss n Eso officially unveiled their custom 1976 Kombi van at the 2014 MotorEX event in Melbourne on Saturday 26 June. The green machine which was also recently used as a stage centerpiece on the record-breaking ‘Circus Under The Stars tour’ is believed to be the most modified vehicle of its type in the world and has taken out three Gold Medals and one Bronze medal in the Street Elite category at this prestigious event.
Built on the Gold Coast by ‘Brothers Speed Shop’ over a 4 year period, the Kombi is a one-of-a-kind show car with a custom DJ console including a purpose built audio and video system that integrates into the band’s live stage shows. From the custom built electronic roof through to the airbag suspension and handmade chassis rails this vehicle has been built from the ground up whilst still incorporating original features including the headlights, handles, windows and more.
Crafted almost entirely out of sheet metal, the Kombi has no external body kit or elements. Thousands of man hours from highly skilled professionals have ensured clean lines and perfect symmetry throughout. “We are very excited to have finally unveiled this Kombi to the world. It’s been a dream of ours for over 10 years and something we are very proud of. When we drove it onto stage for the first time on our recent tour, to hear the crowd loose their minds with excitement and awe was truly special.
Then to have launched it at Motor Ex and have it take out 4 medals in the prestigious “Street Elite” category was a very fulfilling moment – knowing that all that hard work and meticulous vision over 4 years had been recognized and commended by the most critical show car judges in the country” – Jonathan Notley
Specifications Vehicle: 1976 VOLKSWAGEN KOMBI TYPE 2
Engine: 2L, 4Cyl VW Air Cooled Engine
Chassis: Handmade chassis rails were formed and grafted into the rear of the bus to create suspension travel for the rear control arms and drive shaft
Wheels & Tires: Showwheels – Intro Smoothy Wheels (18 x 8” Front) & (20 x 8” Rear)
Bodywork: The entire The main chassis rails under the bus have been boxed in and a tube X section was formed and welded into place to tie the roll cage into the underside of the bus for structural integrity.
Interior: 2 x Technics 1210 Turntables, 1 x Apple Macbook Pro, 1 x Rane TTM62 DJ Mixer, 1 x Kogan 50” LED TV (on custom stand), 1 x iPad Mini (dashboard control) 1 x Playstation 4 (Rear Interior), 3 x GoPro HD (roof / DJ Console), Head Unit – 6 x Amplifier – GMD9604 – Class D 4-Ch 260w x 4 2 x Amplifier – GMD9601 – Class D – 800wx1 12 x Speakers – TSM650PRO – 6.5” Midbass 12 x Speakers.