The European James Cook, a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter-based van camper upfitted and marketed in the U.S. as the Westfalia by Airstream Inc., has been named “Camper Van of the Year” for the 12th consecutive year in a poll of 20,000 readers of promobil, a German outdoor recreation magazine. The James Cook garnered 56% of the votes as it topped the list of 282 van campers costing more than $58,000 eligible in the survey. In 2004, Jackson Center, Ohio-based Airstream introduced the Westfalia in the U.S. where it is sold by 38 of Airstream’s 92 dealers. The coach, a true four-sleeper with a cabover queen bed and convertible dinette/bed, is equipped with a standard proprietary “top-hat” roof that provides more than seven feet of headroom. Available with one 20-foot floorplan, the Westfalia retails in the U.S. from $82,674, with a 154-hp, 5-cylinder 2.7 liter Mercedes-Benz turbo-charged diesel engine credited with getting 22 mpg.