Sunday, 25 March 2012

Volksworld Show 2012 (part 1)

Over the weekend of 24th / 25th March saw the 25th Anniversary of the Volksworld show, at Sandown Park Racecourse in Esher, Surrey. The weather was glorious sunshine all weekend and it showed in the turnout of people both exhibiting and visiting the show. Stuart ( ) and his son and I travelled up in my bus early on the Sunday morning to join in the fun. Some friends from the 'Aylesbury Low Lifes', our local VW club included Darren and Lucy who also went down on the Sunday morning, and Claude ( and his partner Jean who went down the previous day and camped over. I have published some of the 130+ photo's I took at the show, just to wet your appetite and as April looks quite quiet on the VW show front I will post part 2 of the Volksworld show next month. I hope you enjoy the following photos.

The camping area on the far side of the course,
trade stands and show and shine vehicles
near side

Camping area was sold out weeks before
the show

This belonged to one of the many overseas
visitors, it has a turbo charged motor, narrowed
beam and true ratty bodywork.

Looks great from every angle.. loved the
1950's pram on the roof rack.

Just about perfect for this very early bug.

Split oval window.. I was tempted to turn that
starting handle..!

From one extreme to another, this was very trick.

Not built for comfort, but attention to detail was

Which ever angle you look at it you notice
the detail the owner has put into it.

This splitty caught my eye... I do like sign
written buses.

Karmann Ghia was so low... bright work was
shining against the matt finish of the red
oxide primer...stunning.

The sign written body, chequered roof and
narrowed beam were all in the right proportions.

Another very low Karmann, I think this
belonged to the 'Low and Slow' club.

Early beetle with very rare body trim, rear
fender skirts and sunroof.

Spike and Zoe (and other members of House of Dub)
were at the show, this '68 deluxe bay direct
from the states was one of 3 bays they
had up for sale at the show. Check out their website
if you're interested, or just looking for a bus.

The standard of the vehicles on show at the
Volksworld show was amazing.

Very clean, very narrowed, very shiny...
one of the nicest bugs at the show.

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