|Matthew and I met up at 08.00am at the local |
supermarket. It was really nice of Tesco's to
build us a dedicated meeting place.!
|En-route we took a small diversion to meet|
Staurt who had gone to pick up Dave and
Angela, who needed a lift to the show to
collect their Beetle which had been on display
|After a quick blast around the infamous M25|
motorway we arrived at Sandown Racecourse.
Being quite early we had no trouble in finding
somewhere to park. My green bay, Matthews
Blue bay and Stuarts red oxide bay.
|Early morning at the show venue, with the |
overnight campers just starting to rise from
|Heading towards the entrance I took the|
opportunity to take some photos. This bright
yellow buggy caught my attention.
|As did this fenderless hot rod style bug. I do|
like the un-usual paint scheme.
|You wouldn't think it to look at my bus but I|
like polished bits, and this polished deck lid
on this oval beetle was amazing. It is polished
and not chromed.
|Walking around the bug it just got better and|
better. Love the bright orange paint and the
contrasting white scallps over the wings and
up the bonnet.
|Really nice looking front end. Those Porsche|
356 headlight grills really set of the front end
by adding a little bling.
|A nice variety of vehicles parked up in the|
|This late split screen single cab pick up was |
nice with a cool patina paint job.
|I do like the RAT look, and this pick up was |
just about spot on.
|I think this is a 1965 Dodge A100, but what |
made it un-usual is the rooof addition. I have
never seen one like this before so I'm
assuming it's a home made creation?
|Now before anyone asks, I have no idea what|
this is, but the more I looked at it, the more I
liked it. The fiberglass body had seen better
days, and it's definately RAT, but it does
grow on you.
|Very un-usual rear end. I wonder what those|
long cut out sections were for....
|The drivers seat was in the middle with two|
passenger seats to either side, how cool is that.
|This 1950 Tempo Matador is a daily driver, it's|
a RHD Australian import and was up for sale
with a price tag of £10,750
|A very nice everyday working truck.|
|Variety is the spice of life and no matter what|
condition of your vehicle it's more than welcome
|Very RAT looking, I do like the rusty roof.|
|You can't have a Volkswagen show without|
the occasional Porsche, and this original
356 roadster was immaculate.
|Immaculate interior, and just as Porsche|
|These 356's have such geart body lines. I|
still don't understand why we drive around in
big square boxes now-a-days? I think there
would be much less road rage if all the cars
were as beautiful as this.
|A bright orange beach buggy with industrial|
size roll bars.
|This is a really nice looking buggy, the solid|
orange paint was immaculate and suited the
car well, as did those wheels.
|A lovely spilt screen double cab pick up, with|
'Roo' bars, cyclopes light and and a 3
bow roof rack, it was gorgeous.
|A late split screen and an early beetle in |
similar shades of red.
|The early bug was outstanding and finished|
to a very high standard, remember these are
vehicles in the public car park!
|Just outside the main entrance was this early|
signwritten split screen panel van, sitting very
low on red steel wheels with white wall tryes.
|For me, two things make this panel van stand|
out from the others, #1, narrowed front beam
and #2, the red painted roof. Normally busses
have white roofs or colour matched with the
bodywork so this was a bold colour choice
which works well.
|Still outside the show was the pair of splitty's,|
a lowered blue 'Canada Dry' split with safari
screens and a stock height ex-army vehicle.
|I do like sign written panel vans and this early|
split screen looked perfect.
|A good mixture of split screens. These guys|
camped over on the Saturday night.
|An early split screen with proper living |
accomadation attached. OK the cab bodywork
needs some work but it'd be a good project.
How did that traffic cone get on the roof?
|Another sign written split screen, this time on|
a single cab pick up.
|Another pair of split screens parked up outside|
the show, I think this was the SSVC
(split screen van club) club parking area.
|A grey primered early split screen panel van|
in RAT look, very nice.
|A patina look splitty with deluxe trim, again|
|It looks like this panel van has had a new|
front clip not too long ago as the freshly
painted grey primer wasn't in keeping with
the rest of the bus.
|Walking back towards the entrance to go into|
the show we noticed Neil in his Syncro. Neil
is a good mate from our hometown of