This month's Outcast VW Club monthly meet couldn't have fallen on a better summer's evening, as it was said to be the last day of summer by the forecasters. The weather was glorious sunshine all day and the temperature in the mid 70's. The nice weather meant that everyone who attended the meet could chill out with other VW owners in just a T-shirt while sipping a cold beer and generally socialising.
|Kevin came over in his immaculate green |
and white T4 named 'The Grinch'.
Kevin is a member of 'OXDUBZ' a VW club
based in Oxfordshire, although Kev can
regularly been seen at other club meets
including the Outcast Club.
|The back of Kevin's long wheelbase T4. |
The photo's do not do justice to the lovely
colour of this van.
|Kevin's nephew, Scott came along in his clean |
green Lupo. It's always nice to see both air-
cooled and water cooled VW's at a meet because
as they say, variety is the spice of life.
|Very nice reflection in the side of Scott's|
Lupo.. just wish my bus had a shine like that.!
|Another member of the OXDUBZ VW Club|
that came to see us was Nathan, who turned
up in his newly acquired daily driver.
|A very cool looking Passat, riding on air|
suspension and with a full leather interior...
and this is his daily driver.!
|Passat parked up with the suspension set to|
'down in the weeds' mode, as if this wasn't
enough Nathan also has a lovely patina'd
Californian early bay, and a beach buggy!
|This is the normal condition of Elliott's bug,|
it always seems to be gleaming. I really don't
know how he keeps it so clean.
|What do you do if you want to put a decal on|
your bug, but don't want to ruin it's looks?
You do what Elliott has done and put it on
the back of the rear bumper, which is also
|From one extreme to another, my bay. If you|
look closely I'm sure there's a reflection
somewhere in the paint... I've just not found it
|My lovely 1969 Californian import, which I |
would have had for 2 years in about 4 weeks
time. Think that's a cause for a celebration?
|This must be the most pampered bug out |
there as Steve never drives it in the rain!
Check out Steve's web page if your looking
into getting a photographer for whatever
|Ellie came down to join us in the evening|
sunshine in her (trusty) 1995 Golf.
|Ellie and her daughter Esmé posing in front|
of 'Nitro Nancy'
|Having removed the old 'roll bar' he has since |
fitted a proper steel roll cage. Interior is sparse
as all buggy's are, but when your open to
the elements it's probably for the best.
|This really is a nice finish on the paint |
considering how simply it was applied.
|Another member of 'The House of Dub' VW|
club, that made their debut at our club meet
was Phil and his son Nathan. Phil's 1975
red and white beetle looking clean.
|Looking immaculate from every angle. Hope|
you both enjoyed yourselves at our club meet,
and we hope to see you both again.
|Phil has been busy applying decals to his rear|
window. The German eagle with the car's name
'Buzz Box' is almost the full width of the window.
|Claude came down in his 1960 Kombi, with |
his partner Jean, who has recently had
surgery on her foot. Glad to hear your on the
|Claude's split screen always looks good. The|
single colour, the stance and the narrowed
front beam make this kombi stand out.
|The sign written decals on Claude's bus just|
add that finishing touch.
|Kevin and his mate came down in Kevin's|
1970 Trial themed Bug. I met Kevin for the
first time about 2 weeks ago and it turns out
that he lives less than 5 minutes away from
our club meet so hopefully he and his mate
will become regulars.
|Really cool looking bug, nice to see the boot|
rack being used.
|Another regular at our meets is James and he|
came down in his 1980 late bay in bright
|This really is a clean looking bay window that|
has clocked up some mileage recently.. so it's
reliable as well. James also has a T25.
|Andy Martin, a member of the Outcast VW |
club knew Lee and that he had bought a 1977
late bay. Lee needed some advise and Andy
told him to go and see Stuart Munro, my
best mate, and a few days later Lee and his
bay are at our club meet.!
|It was really good to see Lee and his bay|
window and to have a good catch up after
about 20-25 years. Is going from hot rods to
VW's a natural progression or just the fact
that we are becoming more mature?
|Stuart and Tim came along in Stuarts 1971|
turbo powered bay window. Stuart has recently
re-designed his exhaust system and you can
certainly hear him coming.
|If you have got it, flaunt it. Stuart letting his|
turbo cool down.
|Gavin, from the 'Paint Shop Pro's' came along|
in his distinctive Baja with metal flake blue
and white paint scheme.