The 3rd and final instalment of my Brighton Breeze write up continues with the Volkswagen's parked up on Maderia Drive. One bonus of having a VW show right by the sea is that you can wander off into the town or down to the beach or go onto the Pier if you need some time away from VW's.
|Going up to the Maderia Terrace, a Victorian|
mezzanine floor built half way up the cliff on
cast iron pillars, gives you a perfect view of
the show and the vehicles.
|A nice line up of Bay window campers, every|
year of manufacture, every colour and every
specification was on show.
|A great selection of air-cooled VW's on show|
in front of the Volks electric railway.
|An orange and white late bay, and orange|
baja with a white stripe and a black and white
split screen, great variety.
|Under the colonnade is where the traders set|
up their stalls selling everything you could
possibly think of, and it's not only traders but
also the public so there's a bit of an auto
jumble as well.
|Awesome looking Type 4 painted in the Gulf|
|A lovely deep maroon, almost black convertible|
beetle. We certainly had the weather for the
top to be down.
|This pair of Sand rail VW's must have felt |
right at home parked up next to the beach.
|This stunning Porsche 912 was parked up|
amongst the buses, OK, it's not strictly not a
VW, but it is a close second.!
|This looks as though it had been restored as|
it was immaculate, and the metallic blue was
an excellent colour choice.
|A super bright 1968 bay window with what|
looks like a Devon interior. I do like the swivel
out cooker unit, I'm going to make my cooker
unit smaller so maybe I'll have it on a hinge
to enable it to also swing out...
|This gorgeous 1964 peppermint green |
Karmann Ghia was like new. It was absolutely
stunning, I did like the matching steel wheel's
with whitewall tyres.
|This super low 1963 beetle with painted steel|
wheels and the US style towel rail bumper
looked so cool.
|This is just as nice from the back. I do like|
beetles with the blind in the rear window.
|Brighton sea front was completely packed with|
VW's, these three bay window buses were
parked up nose to tail. I don't think there was
any places left on Maderia Drive by mid
|The owner of this lovely red and white split|
screen camper also had a Heinkel Trojan
bubble car, circa 1963 in tow with matching
|A lovely looking late split screen finished in|
beige with a turret top and twin fog lights.
|It's not just about buses and bugs as this really|
low MK1 Caddy shows. I love the colour and
how low it sits on that awesome wheel & tyre
combination. I also liked the centre caps.!
|A pair of early beetles parked up outside the|
|A late arrival at the show was this grey / green|
splitty, it had German plates on it so chances
are it came over from the continent.
|How nice is this bus? stunning or immaculate|
doesn't seem to describe this bus well enough.
|This split screen must be riding on air to be |
this low. The low profile tyres help the stance.
Gorgeous chrome bumpers and vent trim
added to the fantastic look of this bus.
|This clean looking 1971 square back in bright|
yellow looked cool parked up, I do like the
unusual wheel choice.