Thursday, 27 June 2013

House of Dub VW Club monthly meet, June.

The House of Dub VW club hold their monthly meet at the Globe Inn, a picturesque pub situated next to the Grand Union Canal in the rural village of Linslade, in Bedfordshire. We have had a few of the House of Dub club members attend our (Outcast VW Club) monthly club meets recently so I thought it would be nice to see if we could get a few of us to cruise the 10 miles or so over to their meet, to show our support.

A few of the outcast members at our usual
meeting place ready for the cruise over to
The House of Dub. The red beetle belongs
to Elliott, who is a H.O.D. member, but came
to Aylesbury just to join the cruise back to
the House of Dub.!

Access to the  Globe Inn is via a small single
track road, which goes over the Grand Union
canel and then you have to drive down the
towpath.. it's not for the faint hearted. 

Kevin was part of our convoy in his green
and cream T4. This is such a nice looking

This is ideal for Kevin and his family to enjoy
the odd day out here and there and even if
they choose to stay over somewhere.

Kevin proudly displays the HOD logo in his

Elliott was also part of our convoy in his super
clean cherry red beetle. This is one of those
cars that always looks so clean.

Great reflections in the deep gloss paint.

A new addition was this single yellow spot
light. This really does set the front off of his
1970 beetle nicely.

Steve and Pauline came over to the HOD for
the first time in their surfer / skater style bug.
Hope you both enjoyed your first visit to the
club meet, and hopefully we'll see you both
again soon.

Loving the surfboards on the roofrack. I'd
like something like that for my bus.

Richard was at the meeting quite early in his
very low, bright red Polo.

This is so low, it must be quite a challenge
to get down the single track road to the pub.

Dan and Simon came along in their equally
low Golf.

This early rat looking rag top beetle belongs
to Steve, and I think I'm right in saying that is
was once the cover car on a VW mag. I just
love those semaphore indicators.

OK, it's a bit ratty looking but that, I think, just
add's to its cool look.

Spike came along in the House of Dub work-
horse vehicle, an army green VW passat which
is of course, lowered.

Andrew came along in his super cool buggy,
which is very loud.

If you look closley at the roll bar you can see
a bracket for a video camera. Andrew made
a short video of his journey to the club meet.
Check out Andrews mini road trip on you tube:


Zoe was there of course in 'Donkey' her '67
two tone beetle.

Such a lovely looking car. Zoe was saying
she was thinking of giving 'Donkey' a full
resto. I can understand why, so it will last
another 46 years, but it just looks so cool
as it is.

Small hand painted touches like this make
 this car, what it is.

A regular at the club meets now is Phil and
his son, Nathan. They came in Phil's lovely
looking beetle named 'Buzz Box'

Nice photo showing how straight Phil's bug
really is. This also has a factory fitted steel

A new face to the meet was Alan, in his super
cool looking early bug. I just love the stance of
this beetle.

I like the colour, the US style bumpers, the
steel wheels.. in fact I like everything about this

I believe this bug requires a little work, but
what '66 bug doesn't?

Another new face to the club meet was Simone
who came in her brilliant white '72 beetle.

Another vehicle that needs some TLC from
Spike at the H.o.D but it was great to see
Simone and her beetle named 'Bea' at the
club meet. Hopefully see you there again.

Yet more new faces at the club were Deborah
and Brendan (AKA the Ampthill mob) who
after 5 years of putting it off, finally decided
to join us. So glad you did guy's.

Deborah's and Bendans '78 late bay in a sort
of sand colour with white top, with pop top and
5 spoke empi wheels.. very nice.

Mark left his bay at home and came down in
his Golf convertible, I don't blame him, it's not
often we get the sun so you have to make the
most of it when we do.!

Very clean, straight and tidy, what more
could you want.

It was definatley beetle night at the House of
Dub club meet this month.

A very good variety of vehicles made it such
a good night, along with the owners of course.

Ash came along later in the evening in his red
T4. It was nice to see Ash who can't always
make it to the club meetings.

Nice shiny front wing Ash, just the rest of the
body to go now.! (only joking mate)

Yet more new faces at the club, this time it
was John who came in his white T4. I had
a quick chat to John who said he was just in
the progress of prepping the body for a
re-spray. Hopefully next month it'll look
completely different.

Preperation is the name of the game, the
better the prep work, the better the paint

John brought his mate Matt along, in his T4.
Another work in progress vehicle, with more
prepping of the bodywork, but it's got to
look worse before it looks better. Hope to see
you both again at the HOD and the Outcast
club meets.

Matt has done a lot of body prepping on his
T4, which I'm sure will look great once it's

A regular at the club meet is Ben and his
lovely white T5. This is such a lovely bus,
which Ben has done a lot of work on.

So that was the House of Dub June monthly
meet. It was definitely Beetle themed this
month, which is great as normally they are
a bit thin on the ground. Overall a great night
with good friends, old and new.. by the way,
a personal apology to Simone and Brendan
and Deborah for not saying hello, but it was
a bit busy and I got caught up. Hopefully
see you all next month to make amends.

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