Every year the ABVWC (The Association of British VW Clubs ) hold their annual show in the grounds of Stonor Park. Stonor Park is one of England’s oldest manor houses, situated in the most beautiful setting nestled in the Chiltern Hills, in Oxfordshire and has been owned by the same family of the same faith for 850 years.
|I met Matt and Caroline in my home town of|
Aylesbury, and we drove the 9 miles into
Oxfordshire to meet James and Helen and
their friend Brad and his mate.
|A lovely sunny Sunday morning driving to|
Stonor Park. James led our small convoy,
With Brad and his mate in Brad's green bug,
followed by Mat and Caroline, and me
playing rear gunner..(for a change!)
|Matt's and my bay's parked up in the public|
parking area. Sequential number plates,
which Matt heard a few people comment on.
|Reflection of Matt's 69 bay in the hubcap of |
|Matthew's and Caroline's bay parked up|
next to my bay.
|Lovely bright early 1970's orange Karmann |
Ghia parked up in the 'For Sale' area.
|Really nice looking crew cab split screen pick|
up complete with canvas cover / Cyclopes
light on the cab and 'Roo' bars.
|A 1965 beetle with sun visor and roof rack in |
a lovely ivory white colour with matching steel
wheels... just about perfect.
|Lovely grey Porsche speedster and I think I |
am right in saying it is based on a beetle
chassis, but almost everthing else on this car is
original speedster parts.
You really have to look hard to spot this is
not an original
|Having said that, I believe this was an|
original 356 coupe.
| An original 1965, 356 Porsche coupe finished|
in a lovely chocolate brown.
|A pair of Porsche Speedster's, which although|
they are not original, they are both extremely
nice looking cars.
|Another replica ( I think) was this replica of|
a 1958 Porsche type 718 RSK Spyder.
|A really nice looking car, which I bet is so|
much fun to drive.
|Good friends of mine, Claude and Jean went|
in Claude's Kombi. Claude and Jean are off
to the USA next week for their annual VW
show in California. Have a great time guy's.
|A stunning example of a Karmann Ghia|
convertible, which looked totally original.
|Such a classic looking interior which looks|
|Another buggy, this time full of bright work,|
including a chrome roll cage, chromed and
polished engine parts and shiny aftermarket
|We certainly had the weather this year to |
be driving a beach buggy, unlike last year!
|Lovely early beetle with deep gloss black|
|No flashy add-on bits, just an honest early|
bug as it's supposed to be.
|Parked up in the public car park was this|
lovely looking razor edge. The public car park
is vast, and well worth a walk round to spot
some lovely looking VW's.
|Best rat split screen must go to this splitty.|
How thick is that rope on the roof rack?
|A nice line up of rat looking split screens.|
|If the rat look is not your thing, how about this|
for 'bling'. Amazing amount of chrome and
other polished bits on this late split screen.
|Dave and Angela, friends of mine from |
Aylesbury took their lovely white over blue
split screen to Stonor Park. Nice to see you
both and thanks again for the window film
Dave, much appreciated.
|Another good friend of mine is Joe, who|
attended the show in his lovely early bay.
Joe is a member of the 'Wolfsburg weed
huggers' VW club, who are having their
annual 'Lazy Day' show on Sunday 16th
June. Check out the club website for more
|An early crew cab split screen, in various |
shades of matt brown / beige. Loved it.
|This single cab split screen pick up looked |
very ratty, and oh so nice.
|From the rear it looks even better, love that|
original looking canvas cover.
|A pair of very low early beetles.|
|Another member of the Wolfsburg weed |
hugger vw club, is Tom, who took his 1966
immaculate beetle. Looking good Tom.