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|The Outcast VW club meet from 7pm on the first|
Thursday of each month. I only live about 1.5
miles from the Charter Pub, so I was the first
to arrive in my 1969 microbus. The pub car park
has ample space for our club meet.
|By the time I had got a soft drink from the bar|
and returned outside, three other club members
had arrived in their buses.
|Stuart came along to the club meet in his very|
distinctive 1971 early bay. Stuart owns and runs
'Oil Droppers' an air cooled Volkswagen repair
and restoration shop just outside Aylesbury.
|Stuart's red oxide painted bay is running a hot|
1671cc engine with a home built turbo system.
|To keep an eye on what's going on with the|
engine and the turbo, Stuart has a rev counter
with shift light and boost gauge for the turbo
mounted on top of his dashboard.
|Claude arrived at the Outcast meet in his 1960 |
split screen kombi that has been lowered and
has a narrowed beam with disc brakes.
|Claude's 'Tesoro' bus is running a 1641cc motor|
with a Scat C35 cam with twin Dellorto carbs.
|The event is taking place in July, so I think a full|
service is due before the adventure. From John
O Groats to Lands End it's 1008 miles, but I shall
join the convoy near Bristol, so I'm only looking at
about 300 miles to Lands End, then about 400
miles to get back home. Check out the Route67
website for more info: http://vwroute67.co.uk/
|Dave and Angela came along in their lovely |
1967 Split Screen. Dave and Angela have
travelled all over Europe in this bus which is
a testament to it's reliability.
|Dave is running a strong 1955cc motor, with all|
the internal goodies. This bus really does go as
well as it looks.
|A new visitor to the Outcast VW Club was this|
lovely looking green T4. This bus was so clean
it put most of us to shame. My apologies but I
cannot remember the owners name.. Doh!
|The contrasting cream coloured wheels are|
actually from a Land Rover but they look so
good on this T4. This really is a nice looking
bus that we hope to see again at our club
meet in the near future.
|The club line up quite early in the evening, it|
doesn't matter whether you own an air-cooled
or water cooled Volkswagen, you'll be more
than welcome at the Outcast clubs monthly
meet at the Charter Pub.
|Gary came over from the neighbouring county|
of Bedfordshire in his gorgeous 1971 early
bay. I believe this is Gary's daily driver as well
as his weekend camping vehicle with his
partner Maria and their dog Frankie.
|Gary was in discussions with the owner of the |
late bay on the trailer regarding the Empi 5
spoke wheels, which Gary thought would look
good on his cross over bay.
|Kerry and Becky made an appearance at the|
club meet in Kerry's 1979 late bay which is also
painted in Sierra Yellow. Kerry has a new colour
matched chequered bra fitted to protect the
front from stone chips and general road kill.
|A slightly blurred photo of Kerry's bus, but even|
in a blurred photo you can see how immaculate
this bus is.
|Kerry's late bay next to Gary's cross over bay,|
the variety of vehicles at the Outcast meet is
|Kevin came along in his lovely 2002 T4, Kevin|
did pre warn me that his normally immaculate
bus was somewhat dirty with general road grime,
but at least it shows this bus does get used.
|Kevin's bus is a long wheelbase, twin sliding|
door model finished is an off white over green.
The custom side step and tinted windows help
to make this bus stand out.
|Even covered in dirt this bus still looks good.|
The 4 tip exhaust and the custom badge on the
tailgate help to make this bus unique as does...
|... The buses name, 'The Grinch' hand painted|
onto the tailgate which Kevin had done recently.
|The club line up is starting to fill out, the white|
Beemer belongs to the owner of the trailered
bay window, who's name I have also forgotten,
Sorry, .... It must be an age thing.!
|The warm evenings mean it doesn't get dark|
until about 9.00pm which always increases the
number of vehicles attending the club meet.
|There is nothing better than a car park full of |
the Outcast VW Club's owners Volkswagen's.
|Sam's very distinctive beetle. I recently wrote a|
blog review on Sam and Kevin's off road trialling
exploits, if you missed that blog entry check out
'My Blog Archive' to the left of this page.
|Sam's beetle sandwiched between two buses.|
A nice variety of vehicles, and all of varying
styles always make for a good club meet.
|Sam's work colleague came down for the first|
time in his immaculate MK1 Golf Convertible.
This 1990 model finished in a stunning white
looked amazing and it looked all original.
|This soft top Golf was super straight and super|
clean. The hood looked as though it was new.
|The side profile of this classic 1990's car. These|
cars in this condition are getting hard to find.
|The immaculate white paint looked amazing,|
and the reflection from the super straight body
panels was almost perfect .
|The club line up from the right...|
|The club line up in the middle...|