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|Fiona parked up in the day visitor car park with|
her new yellow headlight lenses. As usual she
behaved impeccably and never missed a beat
on the return trip to the Just Kampers open day.
|This gorgeous 1970 convertible Beetle looked|
stunning in the sunshine. This Bug had some
Porsche 356 parts including the front side
lights, and leather bonnet straps.
|The 356 accessories continued onto the rear|
of this lovely beetle. The tail lights, single air
vent in the deck lid and again the leather check
straps. This really was a unique looking beetle
that Volkswagen and Porsche should have
|A nice variety of buses parked up outside the|
Just Kampers premises.
|This gorgeous Mango and white split screen|
belonged to a trader at the open day, and it
looked great. It had a very slight patina paint
scheme which always looks good on an early
split screen bus.
|Lovely camping interior in the mango bus, I did|
like that awning, and the way it attaches to the
bus, I just wish someone would design some
thing similar for a bay window. (hint, hint JK)
|A 1962 French VéloSolex SS2200. The idea|
for a motorised bicycle was conceived during
world war 2, and marketed just after the war
in 1946, with over 8 million of these little 49cc
bicycles being sold between 1946 - 1988.
|'Beetlelink' had a couple of vehicles on display|
including this pastel blue early beetle. This
company carry out restorations, repairs and
servicing on beetles and this is one of the many
cars they have worked on.
| This 1981 peppermint green and white T25|
looked fantastic in the summer sunshine. I did
like the smooth clean lines the colour scheme
gave this camper.
|Another T25 this time a 1983 model in bright|
orange with a turret style pop top. This really was
a nice clean bus and the whitewall tyres were a
nice addition which suited the overall look.
| A lovely turquoise 1969 early bay with a cool|
looking Union Jack painted on the front clip.
| This lovely 1968 early bay looked great in it's|
original paint and sitting at original height. This
bus had some serious patina, which seems to
be all the rage at the moment.
|This is how to go glamping Volkswagen style.|
This gorgeous 2014 'Doubleback' T5 has the
extending extra rear section that slides out to
provide extra space.The matching windbreaks
add a nice touch of class.
|This gorgeous 1972 early bay looked great in|
the morning sun with it's colour coded curtains
and pop top cover. Another bus which looks to
be about stock height, and looking good.
|I did like this thermal windscreen cover on this|
1965 split screen, which is colour coded to match
the bus and the awning. These thermal covers are
a good investment and help to keep some heat in
the bus and the eyes add a touch of humour.
|This lovely 1978 Westfalia late bay looked very|
clean. I did like the 12v fairy lights around the
pop top, it's one way of making your bay stand
out and easy to find at night.
|This bright yellow 1971 early bay looked great|
in the morning sunshine. The colour combination
of bright yellow and white with the whitewall tyre's
helped make this bus stand out. The super straight
body panels give an almost perfect reflection.
|Another colour coded fun eyes insulated thermal |
screen cover, this time on a lovely looking orange
and white 1979 T4.
|A very small selection of the buses parked up|
in the weekend camping field. The variety and
styles of buses at the open day was immense.
|Walking around the the camping field I spotted|
these two and thought it would look quite good
and rather 'arty' as a photo, so I took a picture.!
|I didn't notice at the time but having just looked|
at this photo of a lovely 1972 late bay, I noticed
the swage line around the bottom of the door?
I have no idea why it is there but it doesn't
detract from the gorgeous looks of this
|A stunning orange and white 1965 split screen|
bus with some awesome retro flower power
curtains. The white bumpers and wheels
contrast the bright yellow paint perfectly.
|This light turquoise 1970 early bay looked great|
with its colour coded striped pop top. This was
a nice, clean straight bus that unusually had the
roof painted the same colour as the body, which
actually worked really well.
| This 1966 23 window split screen samba was|
absolutely gorgeous. Finished in a lovely coat
of white over green paint, with chrome bumpers
twin roof racks and what look like Fuchs wheels
(although I could be wrong).
|This really was a lovely bus, I don't know what|
engine size this bus had but I'm guessing by
the size of that exhaust, it wasn't the standard
|The interior of the samba was just as immaculate|
as the exterior. I'm always amazed when I see
interiors like this, how do they keep it so clean??
|A dove blue (?) panel van parked up next to a|
brilliant white beetle. The open day camping
field definitely had a relaxed chilled feel to it.
|This early bay was simply gorgeous. The colour|
scheme, the ride height, the white wall tyres,
everything was just right.
|Fiona, my trusty 1969 microbus parked up|
enjoying the sunshine next to a big brown new
T5 with pop top in the day visitor car park field.
|Just in case anyone was in any doubt where|
they were, there was a huge inflatable caricature
of the Just Kampers man just outside their huge
well stocked warehouse.
|The lovely Westfalia interior is in really good|
condition and looks complete. These interiors
are getting hard to find in this condition.
|Just a random photo of the weekend camping|
field, which was quite big and with plenty of room
for all the vehicles. There was also plenty of nice
clean toilets and showers available.
|This cool Union Jack design on the spare wheel|
hub cap was a neat touch which caught my eye.
|A gorgeous 1970 Westfalia finished in what |
looks a pearl white colour (although I could be
wrong) and in all original condition and even
sitting at the original height.
|This U.S. import looked stunning with it's lovely|
paint and the painted steel wheels. This early
bay really was immaculate.
|This lovely white over sky blue late bay looked|
super straight and solid parked up in the day
visitors field. Again another stock height bay,
I really do think not being lowered is the way
to go now-a-days.
|This stunning bright orange late bay crew cab |
pick up looked awesome, with it's super shiny
paint and contrasting bright white wheels
|Again, another straight and solid looking bus|
that is a testament to the owners hard work in
getting the crew cab to this condition.
|The rear of the crew cab had some neat metal|
fabrication in the form of the VW sign on the
|Another late bay crew cab this time painted in a |
lovely patina'd dove blue (I think) colour. This
1974 model has windows in the rear cab section
and a cool logo'd cover for the pick up bed.
|These pick ups are so versatile and are used |
for many uses, including allowing family members
to get in the back to shelter from the blistering
|The retro colour scheme of chocolate brown |
and orange is very 1970's but doesn't it look
good on this late bay. This really was a nice
|A nice photo of Fiona's rear end and the cool|
reflection of all my stickers on my rear side
window reflecting onto the side of the blue T25
parked up next to me.
|This off road Beetle was probably my favourite|
vehicle at the open day. It belongs to a woman
called Fiona Easterby who purchased the car
in California and after shipping to the U.K it
underwent the off road modifications you see here.
|All the body modifications were made with the|
longest journey in mind that this 1969 Beetle
would ever take. Off road tyres, roll cage,
extra fuel storage, roof rack all give a clue as
to the sort of journey this will doing.
|I remember seeing this trick grey Syncro at the|
Volksworld show earlier this year and it still looks
as good now. The smoke in the background is the
B.B.Q. just getting going, which I just might have
to sample later.
|The iconic shape of the Volkswagen Beetle has |
such a gorgeous flowing body design, as this
blue 1967 model shows. This bug looks all
original which is always good to see.
|This lovely 1970 U.S. import early pop top bay |
looked fantastic in it's white over red paint
scheme. I did like the colour coded painted
steel wheels with the chrome hub caps.
|An all original bus in good condition is just as|
nice as a slammed bus with fancy wheels as
this '70 proves. I liked the all red U.S. rear
light lenses on this bus which blended into
the shiny red paintwork.
|Talking of a nice original buses, this 1970|
early pop top bay looked great in it's white
over beige paint. Again painted steel wheels
with chrome hubcaps is all you need to
have a very desirable bus.
|I did like the 2 bow roof rack which provides that|
little bit extra storage space and the contrasting
red check retro curtains.
|A 1970 type 3 variant, which is more commonly |
known as the 'Squareback' which is actually the
name given to this model for the U.S. market.
This T3 looked really solid and looked like it
still had the original paint, and it looked lovely.
|A couple of buses parked up in the JK camping |
field. A lovely yellow and white pop top bay and
a red and white split screen. The body work
looked a bit flimsy on the splitty so I'm guessing
it must be one of those South American imports!!
|Talking of South American imports this lovely|
1971 bay looked gorgeous in it's deep red and
white paint with matching pop top, but hang on
what's with all those side windows....
|This Brazilian built kombi has the front end of the |
post 1968 German T2 bay bus married to the
back three-fourths of the original split screen bus.
Personally I think it looks fantastic.
|The T25's are growing on me and I'm starting|
to like them more and more and looking at this
1989 model it's easy to see why. It really is a
nice bus with decent heating and plenty of mph
for a good cruising speed and it looks great.
|Regular readers of my blog will know i have a|
"thing" for panel vans, and this lowered 1967
split screen panel ticked all the right boxes.
|This really was a nice straight van painted in|
a gorgeous colour scheme of British racing
green and white.
|I noticed this quotation on a number plate on|
a bus parked up in the day visitor car park, it's
a sentiment that I think every Volkswagen owner
across the world can relate to at some point.
|It's around midday and the open day has only|
been open for 2 hours and the place is packed
with visitors enjoying the sunshine at the Just
| A gorgeous pre 1963 split screen in a lovely|
white over blue colour scheme. The matching
colour coded bra on the front helps stop stone
chips from damaging the paintwork.
|This really is a nice looking bus that is so clean|
and so straight considering it's 50+ years old.
|The interior of the bus is just as nice as the|
exterior. I would be afraid to use it in case I got
some dirty marks on that lovely cream upholstery.
|A nice decal hand painted onto the side of a |
vehicle, but can you guess what vehicle?
|Well I'm guessing you didn't say a PT Cruiser.|
This vehicle belonged to one of the numerous
traders at the open day. I can't remember
exactly what they were selling but I'd imagine
it was something with hand painted designs.