|Travelling South on the A3 towards Southsea|
you enter the Hindhead tunnel.. it's a bit like
going into the unknown.!
|The journey down to Southsea took just over|
2 hours and once parked up I made breakfast
consisting of 2 fried egg rolls and a cup of tea.
|Lovely barn door split screen, with a very nice |
looking westy interior.
|Very low '72 Karamann Ghia, with a very|
narrow front beam. I love the ratty paint.
|From the back this late Ghia looks even better, |
the front beam is so narrow you can't even
see the wheels.
|Always plenty of variety at the Beachbuggin|
show, here a lovely clean white 1970 fastback
parked alongside a white over blue early bay
with a pop top riding at about stock height.
|A pair of bug's enjoying the sun.|
|This pastel blue 1970 type 147 Fridolin looked|
stunning. This is a regular at this show and
always looks immaculate.
|Very unusual shape, but these are so rare I |
think you could probably count the amount of
roadworthy Fridolin's in the UK on one hand.
|A really nice looking '71 pop top early bay, in|
cream over deep red. I did like the chrome
front bumper, it just adds a bit of bling.
|Anyone call a cab? Looks like this '75 beetle|
is ready for a fare. I did like the tinted sun visor
which suited the car perfectly.
|The New Forest Dub Club attended the show|
and displayed a good variety of vehicles.
|This RAT looking '67 split screen belonged|
to one of the many traders at the show, and
caught my eye instantly.
|This early Karmann was immaculate, and the|
baby blue paint complimented the super
|The owner of this Golf had a very unique paint|
scheme and a good array of accessories.
|Variety at Beachbuggin, an early bay, a T4|
and a Caddy, there really is something for
|Nice variety of Beetles including a 'Herbie'|
|Lovely straight '67 split screen panel van. |
I did like the colour choice on the two paint
|Stunning gloss black on this early beetle was |
immaculate. I did notice at the show today
that many VW's had removed the bumpers
and replaced them with these nerf style bars.
|Look at the reflection on the rear quarter / door|
panels, is that straight or what? The old saying
says 'if your going to paint a car black, it has
to be straight' and this early bug is certainly that.
|More bug's lined up and more nerf bars.|
|Now this '63 split screen single cab pick up|
is nice, and also quite rare.
|Sitting very low, and painted in a single colour|
this looks just about right.
|This type 34 razor edge looked awesome with|
it's rusted look paint scheme... although I think
some of the rust may have been for real.!
|Such a good looking classic shape on this '69 |
Razor edge, whatever the paint scheme.
|The colour of this bug caught my eye, it is|
an original VW colour, Oceanic blue which I
believe was only available for a couple of
years and quite rare to see a car painted
in this shade.
|The owner of this late bug and I exchanged |
waves as he came flying past me on the A3
southbound heading towards the show, maybe
he had a fare on board..!
|Cool 'Tiki Taxi' decal on the fuel filler cap.|
|This Golf was riding on hydraulic suspension|
and the owner would set the car in motion
every so often, much to the amazement and
amusement of the public.
|A single colour paint scheme on this late bay, |
with a narrowed front beam makes this bus
really stand out.
|A RAT looking early bay panel van with full |
length roof rack, very nice.
|A pastel blue and white '67 split complete with|
deluxe trim and US style bumpers.
|Another split screen, circa late '60's also with|
deluxe trim, and US style bumpers but this also
has safari front screens and twin roof racks
and lovely deep gloss black paint.
|Another split screen and a very similar spec |
to the previous two, except this has the RAT
look but equally as nice in it's own right.
|Just one of the many lines of vehicles, this |
one was for the split screens.
|This absolutely stunning Porsche 356 replica|
was immaculate and had many original parts.
|The attention to detail was incredible, and |
it certainly looked like an original. I do like
those 356 wheels, maybe that's why I also
have them on my bay!
|Interior was amazing, the only hint I could find|
that it wasn't original was the rounded
transmission tunnel, everything else looked
original. This was for sale, the owner wanted
|This stunning gloss black 181 Trekker looked|
fantastic, with matching black hood and wheels
which complimented the splashes of chrome.
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