Check out this Michelin-starred chef’s one-of-a-kind VW Transporter


Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, the German automaker’s light commercial vehicle division, has delivered a one-off Volkswagen Transporter 6.1 conversion built for Alan Murchison.

Murchison, who has worked in and run Michelin-starred restaurants for over 25 years in his culinary career, is currently team chef for the Canyon/Sram UCI Women’s World Tour team. He is also a multiple European & World Sprint Duathlon Champion, former team chef for the British Cycling team, and a talented amateur cyclist.

“In order to travel across Europe supporting professional athletes, I need a vehicle that is suitable for long-distance travel in comfort, with ample storage space to support elite athlete nutrition combined with the ability to deliver a superb double espresso — this unique Transporter covers all these areas with ease. It expertly blends practicality with an intelligently designed interior and jaw-dropping exterior package. The brilliant use of space allows for truly premium facilities that comfortably meet all my needs; it finds solutions for problems I didn’t know I had,” said Murchison.

One of the highlights of the unique T6.1 conversion is the La Marzocco Linea Mini coffee machine and grinder. The pick-me-up machine is powered by a 3000W inverter and two AGM batteries along with a roof-mounted 350-Watt solar panel.


In addition, CJL Leisure Vehicles — an industry-leading converter now certified by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ new Motorhome Qualification Scheme — installed a 40-liter top-loading fridge and a sink with a fold-out gas stove.

“We asked Alan for his ultimate wishlist and set about designing this into the available space offered by an LWB Transporter 6.1. Chef’s bespoke layout is based on the CJL ‘Adventure Competition’ conversion which also features a stealth bike store / wet room, and camper facilities including a hob, fridge, and bed,” said CJL Leisure Vehicles’ Cye Hayes.

Murchison’s T6.1 will also have storage for up to five bicycles in a sealed wet room with high-pressure wash down for kit and equipment.


Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Specialist Sales Manager Nick Axtell commented. “This unique conversion highlights the versatility of our award-winning Transporter, a reliable and highly customizable vehicle that perfectly suits the diverse needs of its customers. We’re delighted to confirm CJL Leisure as part of our Motorhome Qualification Scheme — as the number-one manufacturer of campervans, we have a duty of care to our customers to drive better industry standards across the sector, especially at a time of huge growth.”

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