Part 2 of my Camper jam 2013 review continues with the numerous vehicles that I spotted walking around the vast show site in the glorious sunshine. There were hundreds upon hundreds of vehicles at the show so this is just a very small selection of what was at Camper jam this year.
|I spotted this early split screen panel van in |
the day visitor car park as it really stood out.
Sign written buses always get my attention
and this one was gorgeous.
|I love these Harp style mirror brackets. They |
were for T2 buses from '55-'67 and they just
look so cool, but surprisingly very few of the
early split screen buses have them.
|This really is a nice looking, clean and straight|
barn door bus.
|Camper jam is all out VW's old and new,|
air-cooled or water-cooled. Whatever your into
you will see it at Camper jam.
|This split screen was immaculate and very|
straight. Those 3 louvre windows, the 3 bow
roof rack along with the two tone paint on
that amazingly straight body make this
bus really stand out.
|This incredibly bright orange Mini was parked|
on a hill behind the trade area, and it stood
out like a beacon. The extended arches
with the wide wheels give it a classic '70's
|This lovely '69 beetle looked gorgeous in it's|
deep gloss black paint. The roof rack and the
deck lid rack, along with the polished front
and rear bumpers and wheels complimented
the colour. How low is that exhaust?
|I remember this split screen from last years|
show and it still looks as good. The deluxe
trim and colour coded bumpers really do
make this bus something special.
|Single colour paint on this split screen looks|
good, with contrasting bumpers and wheels.
|I do like RAT looking buses, and this early|
split screen was nice. Not your average
patina bus, this had repaired panels in
primer, visible knocks and scratches and
replacement bits, but I think it's looks great.
|A good honest bus in 'what you see is what|
you get' condition parked alongside a lovely
clean and straight immaculate painted version.
|This panel van was as close to perfection as|
is physically possible. Lovely sky blue paint
with deluxe trim topped with a white roof and
super straight body.
|With temperatures in the high 20's (75-80f)|
all weekend the local Fire Brigade had been
booked to come and cool everyone off with
a cold water shower. The children and many
of the adults enjoyed the cooling off
|Another incredibly straight splitty, in deep |
gloss black over the brightest of orange paint.
Deluxe trim, chrome bumpers, a Paris roof
and safari windows, make this late split
screen an outstanding bus.
|This home made convertible originally started|
life as a 1970 beetle and was certainly
|Tough looking rear end, with a 1641cc engine |
with twin carbs. How mad is that 'one off' hand
made exhaust system, and those huge rear
tyres on banded steel wheels.
|A neat touch was the classic windscreens, |
not sure what they were from but they looked
|I spotted this original looking split screen |
shading from the sun under the trees. Looks
about stock height running on steel wheels
and painted in white over grey. A very nice
|I do like period or custom cycles and this |
trader had made some neat accessories from
various cycle bits. Love the little yellow stool
in the foreground.
|The same trader had some awesome looking |
cycles for sale. I did like the matt black one
with contrasting white tyres.
|Matching bumpers and curtains on this '64|
|The trade area was full of traders selling just|
about everything you can think of. This is one
one of the many traders selling used parts,
NOS and accessories for almost any VW.
|This was my view from my awning on Sunday |
morning in one of the many camping areas,
with the morning sun just starting to rise, it's
going to be another hot day.
|I always say it's good to see some hot rods|
and American muscle cars at a VW show.
I spotted this 1952 Ford pick up tucked away
in the camping area. It's a RAT looking motor
with some non standard parts, but it just
looked so cool.
|They look like American racing torque thrust|
wheels with white wall tyres. Just love
the wooden slats on the pick up bed.
|This '72 Chevrolet Camaro looked tough in|
grey primer with the two black stripes down
the centre on the body and running on
chrome 5 spoke wheels.
|How campsites throughout the country should|
look in the summer, full of bay window buses.
|This is another vehicle I remember from the|
show last year. This '71 Karmann Ghia rides
on air suspension.
|This is such a nice looking Ghia, I never got|
to see how high it was in drive height, but I'm
guessing it wasn't much higher than it is now.