Thursday, 25 October 2012

House of Dub VW Club meet

This month's House of Dub Club meet saw us return to the Hare and Hounds pub in Ledburn, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 0QB and after a few months away and with new owners in charge it felt like the club had gone home to the place the club meet should be. It was a chilly, misty evening but the die-hard members were not going to let the weather put them off going to the club meet. I'll apologise now for the poor colour quality of some of the photo's, although my camera takes good quality pictures in daylight, it doesn't have the best flash in the world.!

I arrived at the club meet quite early in the
evening but there were already some other
members there including Ben who came in
his super cool looking Caddy.

This really is a sweet looking pick up.

Talking to Ben throughout the evening, he
mentioned that he was thinking about
replacing the stock diesel motor with a
turbo diesel lump. Should provide a bit more

This Caddy really does look good from every

Tony was also there in his super clean 2.0ltr
powered T25. Tony won 'best T25' at the
HOD open day show and shine.

Tony's T25 from the rear. Really poor
colour quality on this picture.

Likewise for this photo of the front of Tony's
trophy winning T25.

Spike and Zoe, the proprietors of the House
of Dub / HOD Imports were also parked up
by the time I arrived.

Spikes Audi powered T25.

Spike's T25 and Zoe's Beetle under the
coloured lights at the pub.

A better photo of Zoe's Beetle showing the
true colour, complete with decal's.

Being the 'boss' of the House of Dub, you
have to advertise your company.. right?

Alden arrived a bit later in his bright red and
black early bay, no mistaking this bay!

Alden's bay from the front. I do like the
sun visor.
My bay, parked up and looking a bit lonely,
but not for long...
As Amanda and her partner turned up shortly
after me in their T4, complete with red flashing
light in the grill which looked good.

The bonnet of Amanda's T4 had a pretty
cool paint job.
My bay parked up in the car park.

Alix and Claire also arrived in their cherished
T25 'Betty Rose'.
Very nice looking T25 with the pub in the

Matt & Caroline came over a bit later in the
evening in their early bay.

Matt and Caroline's bay actually shining under
the external pub lights, Shows how much
polishing Matt has been doing.!

I do like the wheels on Matt's bay.

'Bod' turned up in his immaculate lime green
T5. This is one nice bus and I'm not
jealous at all...

'Bod's T5 with the super low profile tyres.

Bod's T5 and Alden's bay parked up.

I spotted this very clean Golf parked up, but
unfortunately I don't know who it belongs to.

Ash and the girls arrived much later in the
evening in his T4 (at the rear) the T4 in
the foreground belonged to a couple who I
believe it was their first visit to the club meet.
Hopefully we'll see them again.

That was the October HoD club meet,
back at the Hare and Hounds where I think
it should be. It was a really enjoyable
evening, with good friends and quality

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Ace Cafe VW Meet.

For anyone who is new to my blog and doesn't know, on the 3rd Tuesday of each month the famous Ace Cafe (London) holds an air-cooled VW night. As the Ace is only about 45 minutes from home, a few of us from the local VW clubs normally attend.
Lovely early beetle arrived early and got the
best parking spot, right by the entrance door.

This really is clean, and used to belong to
a friend of mine, Zoe from the House of Dub.

Those wide painted steel wheels really look
the part against the straight grey bodywork.

Beetle line up in front of the main windows at
the Ace Cafe.

A bit blurry, but this really was quite clean and

Tom Dunkley, a friend from another local VW
club was there in his orange bug.

Bus line up, a good turn out considering it was 
a cold October evening.

Lowered single cab split screen pick up, next
to a stock height bay window.

Most of you will have seen this many times
before on my blog, but it is that nice, I
can't resist taking photos of it.!

Pair of split screens. Nice to see the owners
dedicated to carry on driving their vehicles on
a dark and cold night.

Lovely looking early bay in full U.S. spec.

Another mate, Darren from the WGC VW Club
was also there is his bay window.

An late bay, and a late split screen.

My mate Stuart drove his bay up with me.
My bay and Stu's bay parked up under the

Our bay windows next to the Ace Corner.

Couldn't resist taking this photo of my bay.

Parked close to Stu and I was this lovely
green beetle.

Painted steel wheels must be the thing to
have this season... they do look good though.

Very nice from every angle.

Karmann Ghia was nice.

Looks close to original to me, it must be
nice driving along on a sunny day with the
top down.

U.S. spec bumpers on this Karmann, I didn't
notice if it was left hand drive or not.

Parked in the corner, looking a bit sorry for
it's self was this bug, maybe it was work in
progress?. My blog is not just about the
expensive and shiny VW's it's about all VW's
regardless of age or condition.

'Ed' from the Wolfsburg Weed Huggers VW
Club was at the Ace in his ratty fastback.

Ed's fast back parked next to my bay, and
another fastback.

View of the Ace Cafe car park, full of VW's.

Looking along the bus line up with splits and
bays side by side.

This cherry red and white split screen was
really clean. Nice colour choice.

The owner of the cherry red and white split
had a novel use for some used shotgun

This crewcabT25 is a regular at the Ace, It
rides on air suspension.

How low is this when it's parked?

With the rear end 'pumped up'

Inside the Ace, you can get a hot drink, food,
and alcohol. Makes for a good night!

Anything from a sausage sandwich to a
roast dinner, from a cup of coffee to a ice cold
beer, it's all available.