Hi! We're Kate and John, partners in life and in business. Das Bus began as our creative contribution to our local community (Oakland, CA). Kate is an avid photographer and John is a master craftsman and we wanted to find a way to incorporate our love of vintage vehicles (particularly pre-1967 VW buses!) with our everyday passions. We debuted Das Bus on February 14, 2014 - a celebration of the day of love, creating portraits we love, in the love bus!
Since that day, Das Bus has taken the Bay Area by storm, setting up shop at various music and food festivals, community events, weddings, corporate parties, and everything in between.
The bus? Her name is Bonnie. She is a Type 2 Kombi from 1959 they found in Vernon, Alabama. Yep, a real, true southern belle. The previous owners, Dale and Jan, warmed the hearts of John and Kate with their thick southern accents, convincing them that she was too special to pass up. And they were right.
Das Bus has also recently expanded with a 1966 Type 2 camper conversion! Check out the restoration process here on the Das Bus blog.
Das Bus is based in Oakland, CA and drives to events all over California. Email them for rates and availability. At some point, they plan on touring the country. So if you are outside of California and interested in hosting the Das Bus crew, please get in touch!