For anyone who is new to my blog, and doesn't know that on the 3rd Tuesday of each month the world famous Ace Cafe, London hold a VW night for air-cooled T4/T5 vehicles. As the weather was pretty good I decided to go along in my bus and enjoy the VW scene at the Ace.
|My bus in the 'bay' line up.. It was still quite early |
when I got there so car park is a bit empty.
|Always a good variety of beetle's at the Ace.|
|This early beetle arrived shortly after me.|
|Dedicated to the 'Rat look' and slammed on |
|Narrowed front beam complimented the stance.|
|This is taking the 'Patina' look a bit far..!|
|Beetle line up outside the main cafe windows.|
|Here is a lovely 181 Trekker ( I think) with a |
very narrow front beam, and custom exhaust.
|Such an iconic shape. This was very low and |
looked like it was hand painted, although it
was a very good job.
|Interior is not pretty but fully functional for |
the intended purpose.
|The owner must have studied 'A' level German |
|Beach buggy had lots of trick / neat accessories.|
|A proper roll cage on the buggy which |
looked good from every angle.
|The engine, as you would expect from a |
buggy this clean, was just as clean with
lost of shiny bits.
|I spotted this lovely green split screen |
driving into the car park.
|Very clean exterior, immaculate interior and |
such a lovely colour.
|Engine bay and engine were both as |
clean as the bodywork.
|Now here's a bus I recognise, Mark Odell |
from House of Dub VW Club and I think
WGC VW Club was at the Ace...
doesn't his lovely lime green T5 stand out
from the others..?
|I've said it before and I'll say it again... I |
do like a sign written bus. This sign
writing was unique and quite fun.
|A late bay, but I liked the colour with the |
|OK it was a late bay but it was very straight.|
|Another regular at the Ace is Darren in his |
bay. Darren is always there come rain or shine.
|Late beetle was a bit different.|
|Immaculate late bay, with nice choice of colours... |
these guys were chillin' watching the football
on the TV.
|Here's another bus I recognise, Joe's early bay |
looking clean as ever.
|Saw this sticker in the back of a bay... made |
me smile. very true though!
|Lovely turquoise and off white split screen.|
|This was very nice and very straight, loved the |
full length roof rack.
|This Fiat 500 was parked on the road outside |
the Ace. Purple flamed paint job and a neat
|Gorgeous splitty with full length fabric sunroof.|
|Really nice looking bus. Perfect colours, and |
a nice stance.
|Beautiful does not have to be complicated. |
Sparse interior on the splitty dashboard, but
functional with timeless beauty.
|Another splitty with safari screen.|
|Tom Dunkley from 'The Wolfsburg Weed |
Huggers' was also there in his bug.
|I do like the look of the front of Tom's beetle.|
|Bay line up... Joe's blue bay far left, Darren's |
White bay in the middle, and my green
bay far right.
|Lovely green / gold oval beetle turned up.|
|Absolutely stunning everything as it should be.|
|Some really nice touches were the B post |
indicators and the plastic air conditioner
that simply fitted to the top of the window.
|Another neat accessory, apart from the |
steel sun visor was this spot light.
On back of the light was a concave mirror.
|Blue beetle with a modern twist, with alloy |
wheels and tinted windows.
|Although not to my personal taste, it was very |
clean and straight.
|This buggy was 'work in progress' and had |
a long way to go, but it was on the street
and having fun.
|The Ace was originally and still is primarily a |
biker cafe, and the local kids were on hand
to entertain the VW fraternity with their wheelie
skills on their 'twist and go' mopeds.
|Yeah OK so they are wheeling on public roads, |
but you have to hand it to them they were
really quite good.
|Every time they went pass, a different stance.|
|Standing on the exhaust...|
|Kneeling on the seat.|