In a restored T1, the extreme sportsman and TV star, Joey Kelly, wants to travel from Berlin to Beijing together with his son, Luke (18). In late June, they started their journey to the Chinese capital without any money for gas or food – they wanted to earn it on the way by doing odd jobs.
The 45-year-old received support from Volkswagen Classic Parts for the repair of the van. Together with the Classic Competence Center Auto Wichert from Hamburg, they got the old T1, which Kelly had discovered in a barn in southern Germany, in shape for the long journey. Everything had to be overhauled, from technology to interior fittings. What was important, however, was that the classic needed to remain a classic. The looks remained untouched, and there was no room for the latest technology.
12,000 kilometers in a restored T1: Joey Kelly and his son Luke (18) are driving from Berlin to Beijing.