Saturday, 13 October 2012

Brighton Breeze 2012 final post

The final instalment of the Brighton Breeze
2012, continues on Maderia Drive and the
show and shine.
Lovely early panel barn door.

So many split screens, yet every one different
from the last.

Nice line up in front of the arches.

The Beetle bonnet had a unique paint job.

This was really nice, loved the colour choice.

Traders under the arches were selling almost
anything you could think of.

Very rough looking early split panel... love it.

With pastel paint, narrowed beam,and having
been lowered this split screen looked just right.

This 1960's Porsche 356 was stunning, and
looked right at home at a VW show.

How good does this Porsche look?

Why can't they make cars as good looking
as this now-a-days?

This beetle roadster was trick.

Unusual wheels, but they suit the style of this
rag top bug perfectly.

Just to prove you were at the Breeze..

Looking East along Maderia Drive.

Looking West, the show and shine line up
goes as far down as the Pier.

A new addition to Brighton this year is the
'Brighton Eye' A perfect photo place, so Jean
and I decided to go up...

Looking down at the West Pier (Brighton Pier)
as it stretches out into the English Channel.

View from the top of the eye. Looking east
along the 1.5 miles that is Maderia Drive, there
was in excess of 850 vehicles at this years
Breeze, very impressive.!

Looking back towards Brighton town centre,
and the Pier.

Nice photo showing buses parked everywhere.

The start of Maderia Drive.

During the prize giving, Neil Smart who was
the president of the S.S.V.C. (and is an old
school buddy) and who still has a lot to do with
organising the Breeze, halted the
proceedings when he proposed to his fiancee,
Fiona... and yes, she did say 'yes'.

Congratulations to you both.

Rather than take the B-B-Q and cook
food as we normally do at a weekend show,
it has become a tradition now just to call
the local pizza place and get our dinner
delivered to the Racecourse.

Overnight camping at Brighton Racecourse, is
always a good night and usually packed. Matt
and Caroline '69 bay in the morning sunshine.

This is our group, with Spike and Zoe's
red patina bay, Alden's red / black bay, my bay
and Claude and Jean's split screen.

Claude's split with Vince and Maria's T4.

On my way to get breakfast, I decided to take
more photo's. Lovely looking turquoise split.

High and shiny, lowered and ratty.

Crew cab split screen pick up. Novel use of a
drive away awning. I think there were people
sleeping in the pick up bed.

Another crew cab split.

Single cab slit screen. Nothing flash or fancy,
just a good looking pick up.

Cool looking bug, parked up with some early

Nothing better than a sign written panel van.

Two tone green split, with colour coded
bumper trim.

This guy came all the from the Netherlands.
An army based late bay crew cab pick up.

Red and white late split.

Awesome looking Baja..

Lovely clean and straight early bay.

Tatty lowered barn door... perfect.

1960's Porsche 901. Totally original.

Lovey looking Porsche classic.

Early bay in the morning sunshine.

It can get a bit camped in a bay or split, I bet
this is luxury.

Buses parked up at the race course.

If you like some bling, check out the wheels
on this early split.

This is the split screen we spotted at the
services en-route to Brighton.

So that was the Brighton Breeze 2012, and
pretty much the VW season for this year in
the UK.


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