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|To kick start this weeks blog we have this really|
awesome 1973 slammed panel van. This old
RAT look panel van sits lower than a rattle snakes
belly in a tyre track. I did like the overall look of
|Looking at where the exhaust exits I'm guessing|
that the engine and gearbox have also been
raised to allow the bus to sit even lower. This old
van may look scruffy and tatty but the amount of
work that has gone into this van must be vast.
|Another green bay but this time a lovely 1972|
bus. I did like the '7up' decal, that brought back
fond memories of this soft drink I used to drink
as a kid, I'm not sure if you can still buy it today?
|This early RAT look split screen bus was starting|
to show it's age, but it still looked great. I did like
the graphite Empi 5 spokes that matched the
|This 1967 split screen panel van caught my eye,|
simply because it looked like a good honest panel
van, and I do like panel vans!.
|This stunning 1969 chocolate brown beetle was|
so straight and so clean. The perfectly applied
paint gave off a near perfect reflection.
|This lovely bug has been lowered and the BRM|
sprintstar wheels ( I think) suit the overall look of
this gorgeous bug perfectly.
|You can see just how clean this old bug really is|
from this photo. The reflections given off from
that super smooth body are truly amazing.
|Looking in between the hundreds and hundreds|
of tents, I spotted this blue bay just poking out
from behind some tents. I did like the opening
rear screen on this imported bus.
|This lovely black and red single cab pick up|
looked great with it's two tone paint. This lowered
SC with it's colour coded bumpers and the Fuchs
style wheels both helped to make this SC stand out.
|The body looks to be orange in this photo but it|
was actually deep red. I did like the pick up bed
cover. I'm not sure if the owner used the pick up
bed to sleep in overnight or not, but I wouldn't
be surprised as it's be a cool place to camp out.
|The 3rd green bay in this weeks review is this|
lowered RAT look 1978 late bay. I did like the
headlight peaks and those gorgeous wheels,
and the overall look.
|I do like sign written buses, and this old '78 had|
the 'Heineken' logo on it... a good idea seeing as
bus was already painted in the Heineken green.
|This lovely 1966 2 door notchback looked like a|
good solid car. These type 3's are sought after
as there isn't that many around, compared to the
type 1's and 2's.
|The black and ivory painted steel wheels looked|
great against the body colour and suited the car
|This lovely old oval window lowered bug looked|
cool. The black paint could well be the original
paint as it just had that old look you get with
original paint. The BRM wheels with the black
inserts suited the body perfectly.
|This really was a straight old bug, as the deep|
reflections in the paint show. I did like the rear
window blind and the small tail light mounted onto
the rear bumper.
|This white over baby blue 1969 early bay looked|
super clean. The painted white fresh air grille,
the chrome headlight peaks and the clear indicator
lenses all help to give the bus a clean fresh look.
|The 3/4 length roof rack with access ladder was|
a nice accessory and were the chrome bumpers.
This really was a nice looking bus.
|This stunning 1967 red and white Karmann Ghia|
really was immaculate. I got chatting to the owner
who told me something very interesting about this
old KG. He was saying it has a feature that he
(and I,) haven't seen before... can you spot it?
|This old KG really was immaculate. It has been|
lowered slightly just to give it the 'right' look. I did
like the all red U.S tail light lenses, and the chrome
tail towel bumper and luggage rack provide plenty
|Bug Jam is open to all VW's both air and water|
cooled. The RAT look is very big over here in the
U.K at the moment as this 1990 Scirocco proves.
This cool car looks like something from 'Back to
|On the other end of the scale was this Scirocco|
which was like new, and fresh from the factory.
There is something strange going on here, as...
|.. they are both the same vehicle! One half looked|
to be fully restored to like new, and the other half
had been given the RAT look with attitude.
|The half and half scheme covered the entire car|
and whether you like it or not, you have to admit
it had been well done.
|And don't think the interior had been left out, it|
was also divided into 'as new' and 'RAT look'.
|This RAT looking 1950's Karmann Ghia caught|
my eye as it was so low. The super narrowed front
beam added to the low look. I did like the yellow
head light lenses and the overall look of the patina
|You can see just how low this old KG really was|
from this photo, and how narrow that front beam
was. you can't even see the front wheels! This
lovely old Karmann was for sale for £15,000
|Just a pair of cool looking blue buses parked up|
at Bug Jam.
|This T25 Karmann Gipsy was gorgeous, I would|
love one of these as I think they are just so cool.
I thought I took more photos of this beauty but I
cannot find them so maybe I didn't.. that's a pity
as these really are nice campers.
|I spotted this mad creation in the pits area, I didn't|
see anyone riding it but just the look of it was good
enough for me to take a photo.
|Such a fantastic selection of vintage Volkswagens|
at Bug Jam. Everywhere you looked and every
corner you went round there was just more and
more quality Volkswagen's to admire.
|The 'Cool Flo' gang were at the show with their|
BMX display team, who are basically a bunch
of very talented teenagers who delight the
crowds with their BMX and skateboard skills.
|This stunning 1967 (I think) Chrysler Town and|
Country Station Wagon was immaculate and so
gorgeous. This gorgeous U.S. sixties classic was
in the pit area. Those lovely 5 spoked chrome
wheels finished off the overall lock of this station
|You can see just how clean and straight this old|
Chrysler really is from this photo. I just love the
design of fifties and sixties U.S automobiles.
|A better look at the awesome paint scheme on|
Colin's race car. This Anglia has a 1200BHP
Chevy 540 cubic inch motor with nitrous oxide.
The best time Colin has done down the 1/4 mile
is 7.588 seconds @ 178.54 MPH.
|This lovey Fordson van was another drag car|
that I spotted. I didn't find out much about this
stunning van. It's nice to see that the traditional
black and flames paint scheme is still alive and
surviving on the drag racing scene.
|Inside the Fordson it's bare essentials only.|
Alloy panelling, roll cage and seat is about all
there is inside the cab.