This weekend Claude and I decided to go the the Ace Cafe for the
SSVC (Split Screen Van Club) Autumn jumble. It was a cold November morning as we left Aylesbury at 08.00am, but an hour later when we arrived in North West London the sun was shining, even so it was still a very cold winters day.
|Neil's Syncro and Darrens bay outside the |
Ace Cafe. Neil is from my hometown of
Aylesbury and Darren is a member of the
|Some members of the Oxbubz club also had |
a drive out. Tony took his notchback.
|Big T. also from Oxdubz brought his super|
|Big T. must have raised his air suspension|
to get up the kerb.
|The Ace Cafe always attracts American cars |
and Hot Rods and this 1947 Dodge was
immaculate and looked awesome in the
|How cool does the front end look... love all the|
|Such a beautiful car, and the whitewall tyres|
suit the car perfectly.
|Being an event organised by the SSVC, you|
just knew the majority of busses would be
split screens, and most of them brought some
parts to sell.
|Nice looking split, slightly rat looking but still|
|If your going be selling some parts you may|
as well be comfortable...
| This palm green bus was one of my favourite |
busses at the jumble.
|The patina on the rear quarters of the palm|
green bus was just about perfect.
|Another rat looking green and white split, |
parked up next to a an immaculate red and white
single cab pick up
|Interior of the split was, as you would expect|
also ratty and basic, but still very nice.
|Yep, looks good from every angle.|
|The owner of this single cab pick up had a|
ready made stall to sell his un-wanted parts.
|The selection of used parts and NOS was|
wide and varied.
|Claude's Kombi at the Ace Cafe. Follow|
Claude's VW related blog at:
|Claude's Kombi next to a regular at the Ace,|
a yellow and silver split screen.
|We explained to the marshalls that we |
wouldn't be staying long, so they kindly let
us park right next to the exit, to save us
getting blocked in later in the day.
|I bet thus guy is thinking.. "now where did I |
|Another seller just trying to make some |
money in time for Christmas.
|I spotted this Model 'A' 5 window coupe |
parked opposite the Ace, so I just had to go
and have a look.
|Very nice... it had a steel body, a wind down |
rear window, drilled visor, 'I' beam and '40's
Ford brake drums and being fenderless
it looked pure Hot Rod
|Classic model 'A' chrome radiator surround|
stood out against the traditional black gloss
paint and whitewall tyres on American racing
|Looks like a small block Chevy motor to me..|
with triple carb set up, again pure Hot Rod.
|Interior was cool... love the 'radio mike' gear|
shifter, and the novel way to prevent theft...
a pair of handcuff's locked from the steering
wheel onto the shifter.
|Nathan, another member of the Oxcubz VW|
Club was also there in his California imported
|As Nathan was approaching the Ace, the |
local police pulled him over for a 'technical
irregularity' issue on his bus, luckily they saw
it was a genuine mistake and let hm off.
|Parked up near Nathan, was this immaculate|
23 window Samba in silver. Not everyone's
choice of colour for a Samba, but doesn't it
|A pair of splits parked in the corner, the high|
top was especially nice.
|This high top was my other favourite at the |
Jumble, how cool is this?
|Interior of the high top... home |
|Some of Fillip's parts for sale. Lot's of NOS|
in the Hella boxes. Fillip gets e-mails from people
looking for that special part and Fillip will look
out for it on his travels.
|A sign written panel van...the only way to go.|
|Outside the Ace Cafe, a trio of split screens.|
|High and shiney or low and rat?|
|Not noticable at first glance, but the contrasting|
stripes on the paint looked good.
|Parked opposite the Cafe was this lovely blue|
Kombi, complete with decals.
|I spotted this lovely looking Karmann parked|
on the hill opposite the Ace.
|Very nice photo of the Karamnn with the Ace|
Cafe in the background.
|This late bay was very clean and had some|
cool stripes down the side.
|Another pair of regulars at the Ace.|
|Cool photo of the beetle, T25 and bay.|
|Very clean and straight.|