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Friday, 29 March 2013
Part 2 of the Volksworld show write up starts in the main hall with the quality show cars and some of the show winners. To see photos of all the 'top 20' show winners, and of course the 'best of show' winner, check out the Volksworld website at:
|This gorgeous early beetle was the first car|
to be seen as you entered one of the halls,
and the attention to detail was superb. This
could be why it won the 'Best in show' award.
|Such a lovely looking car, I do like fender|
skirts on early bugs. This really was like brand
new, everthing including every nut and bolt
|The variety of cars on show was diverse and |
this 1966 Karmann Ghia type 34 is as diverse
as it gets.
|Pure race orientated with a 2165cc type 1|
magnesium engine, it also had a tube chassis,
and was even FIA approved. The driver of
this beauty was Ron Lummus.
|Hubba, hubba... There were plenty |
of pretty Volksworld girls on hand
to give out show brochures through
out the weeknd.This stunner caught
my eye and I just couldn't resist
asking her if I could take her photo,
she seemed to like the attention!
|A friend of mine, Tom Dunkley who is a member |
of the 'Wolfsberg Weed Huggers', a VW
club about 10 miles away from my hometown
was luckily enough to have his 1966, 1300
deluxe beetle accepted to display in the main
|Tom had spent about 2 years creating this|
beauty, and it features a 4" narrowed beam
with dropped spindles, with disc bakes up front.
It has a 1776 motor with an engle 110 cam
and twin 40 dellorto's and a Gene Berg dual
quiet pack exhaust.
|As you would expect Tom paid attention to |
detail even under the hood. Well done Tom,
great looking bug.
|In one of the halls they had erected a replica|
of a VW showroom from the 1950's with
some stunning examples. This beetle was
|Another stunning example was this 1956|
Denzel S 1300, it has an aluminium body that
was hand made in Vienna. The number of
these cars left in the world you could count
on one hand.
|Simply stunning rear end. How did they create|
such beautiful curves by hand back in '56?
|Another beautiful looking car, |
with a aluminium and
steel body, again hand made.
|Really early convertible beetle in stunning|
mid yellow and deep gloss black.
|How nice does this look, can't even imagine|
what this could be worth.
|This 1963 1500cc Beutler really stood out with |
it's bold paint job and unusual pick up body
|The hand crafted pick up bed really is a work |
|No prize's for guessing what year this is..|
Unfortunately that's all I remember about this.
|This was a 'top 20' winner at the show but for |
me, it was the car of the show. It's a 1959
Rometsch Lawerence coupe, with a hand
built aluminium body, over a steel and
wooden frame which would have taken
approimately 1000 man hours to create.
|Interior looked a bit ratty but it looked |
original and that just adds to it's charm, and
|The interior is called 'the smoking room' |
It's interior has modified 1965 split screen
bus seats, original OG carpet and the steering
wheel is from a 1956 Masey Ferguson Tractor.
|The flatbed has been tubed to make room for|
the 5.5" Fuchs rear rims. The whole body and
flatbed sits on a 1965 split screen chassis.
Handmade oak panelling compliment the body.
|It's running a 1600cc type 3 engine with |
dellorto carbs and a four into one exhaust
|A 'Moon' fuel tank keeps the flatbed looking|
nice and neat. A custom made canvas cover
keeps everything under wraps.
|The 'Cool flo' guys had this on show... loving it.|
|Very straight split screen. Just look down the|
side panels, how straight?
|A somewhat modern version of the classic|
|Keep it simple, it'll get noticed. Less is more|
as the saying goes.
|Very unusual way to keep the doors open.. |
with a VW script stay bar.
|Very early split pick up with canvas cover. I |
would love one of these, not sure what I'd do
with it, but I'd love one anyway.
|Back outside in the cold I spotted this oval|
bug in the public car park. The car park was
full of really nice vehicles.
|Talking of which, how about this '68 Karmann|
Ghia finished in turquoise.
|Again just parked up in the car park, this was|
not far off being show standard.
|Rat looking beetle just inside the venue.|
|Alongside the rat looking bug was this even|
rattier looking spilt.
|Now this I did like, I do like the Alpine Rally|
looking bugs and buses. It must something
about me wanting to be back in the Swiss
alps... happy days.
|One day we'll all have something similar to this|
and we'll all meet up at the beach.
|Talking of the beach... the beach buggy stand.|
I do like metal flake paint, reminds me of my
childhood, and it suits buggies perfectly.
|This turquoise metal flake was gorgeous when|
the light caught it.
|The simplicity of a beach buggy is so desirable.|
|Moving on, this lime green baja was loud, and|
that was just the paint!
|This split screen was lovely. From the two |
tone paint, to the colour coded bumpers to the
deluxe trim and the safari screens.
|Karmann Ghia. Very low, very clean.|
|How about this for a clean razor edge. Nothing|
flash or fancy, just very clean and straight,
lowered and a nice set of wheels.
|Karmann Ghia was very similar, very clean|
very straight and very low. Just about perfect.
|Wheel choice can make or break a car, and|
these wheels on the Karmann definitely make
|The engine bay on the Karmann was as you |
expect just as clean and tidy as the rest
of the car.