For those of you who have not read my blog before, on the 3rd Tuesday of each month the world famous Ace Cafe hold a VW night for air-cooled & T4 / T5. A few of us decided to drive up and join in the fun.
|We met at the usual meeting place in my |
home town of Aylesbury.
|(L to R) Claude Buisan brought his split screen |
(http://zibisplit.blogspot.co.uk/) Stuart brought
his beetle (http://chequeredfrontvw.blogspot.co.uk/)
and I was in my bay. It was really nice to meet
Mr.Buisan senior who joined us as he was over
here from France to see Claude.
|On the way up to the Ace, this lovely split|
came along side me, then the owner nailed
the throttle and it took off like a scalded cat!
|Once we had parked up I had a quick chat|
with the owner who said he was running a 2.3
motor (or something like that, whatever it was
it was really, really quick.)
|You can just see the satin finish paint, it|
looked really nice.
|I overheard someone say that these wheels are|
pretty rare over here with a wide 5 stud pattern.
|My green bay in the bus line up, whatever |
your preference is in buses, it was here.
|Claude's split screen soaking up the evening |
|We get there quite early and there was still|
room to move about.
|Nice green split was all original and looked|
|T25 crew cab pick up. Really trick, really|
straight and really low.
|I hope the owner remembers his daughter is |
playing in the back before he drives home!
|A late bay stock height) and the T25 pick up|
(lowered, and riding on air suspension)
|It was good to see Joe up at the Ace in his |
lovely blue and white bay.
|Stock height late bay was really immaculate.|
|Another regular at the Ace is Darren in his|
bay, complete with numerous accessories.
|Lovely split screen in my favourite colours, |
yellow and white. Loved the 2 bow roof
|Looks great from every angle. The turret pop|
top was a nice feature.
|Yes, this will do me nicely when I win the |
|Bus line up from another angle.|
|This lovely grey beetle used to belong to a |
friend of our's, Zoe from House of Dub
|The chequered front on this beetle means it|
can only belong to one person.. My mate from
|I don't know much about this buggy, but I have|
always fancied one to blast around in.
|Another regular is Tom in his beetle. I do like|
the look of this bug.
|Beetle line up.|
|I think this T25 belonged to a guy called Carlo |
and was a friend of Darren's.
|Lovely clean and straight square back|
arrived mid way through the meet.
|Very clean with fresh looking paint.|
|Good examples of the square back are|
getting hard to find.
|'Ed' was also there in his fastback and belongs|
to the 'Wolfsburg Weed Huggers' VW Club.
|Nice photo showing how narrow Ed's front|
beam really is.
|Ed's Fastback in the Ace Corner.|
|This late beetle arrived quite late on in the |
evening. Paint was so shiny and looked
|Another late comer was this Porsche 356A...|
or is it?
|Looking around the Porsche, it had all the |
correct trim and badges, the wheels were
|The rear lights looked original, same as bumper|
trim. But Claude was looking puzzled...
|As we looked around this Porsche, Claude|
was getting suspicious, he was sure
something wasn't quite right.
|The interior gave the first clue to it's identity. The |
transmission tunnel Claude assured me should
have been square, this one was rounded.