|This really is one nice bus, finished is blue |
and white satin paint with chrome domed
hubcaps, chrome bumpers and the chrome
|This California import is absolutely solid, as you|
would expect coming from a 'dry' state. I don't
know what price John paid for this bus, but
whatever it was, it was worth it.
|As the sun set, the satin paint and the chrome|
bumpers seemed to come alive and change
the appearance of this gorgeous split.
|The interior of John's '60 splitty isn't bad either|
with lovely cream tuck and roll seat and
matching door cards and colour coded dash.
|Scott was back from Uni so he was able to|
join us in his cool looking Lupo. This is a
nice clean car in a lovely colour and although
Scott talks about getting something else, I
wouldn't be in any hurry to change it.
|Very clean and straight, economical and cheap|
to run.. if only my bus was the same!
|I did like the sticker in Scott's rear window...|
|Such a nice looking bug. James works on|
classic cars all day, so keeping 'Fanny' in tip
top condition isn't going to be a problem.
|Just to prove the beetle's name...|
|I recognise that rear end. My '69 microbus |
looking a bit RAT, but forget the paint and the
rusty bumper, look at my newly purchased 3
bow roof rack.
|I saw a guy on 'earlybay.com' selling the rack|
at a very reasonable price, and well sometimes
you just have to go for it and buy it.
|Colin came along to the mid summer club meet|
in his lovely red '70 deluxe bay. This is another
US import bus and very clean and straight it
is. I do like those side marker lights, if only
I could find some.
|A gorgeous bus in a nice colour. I do like the |
US style all red rear light lenses on a red bus,
especially if it has the deluxe trim as Colin's does.
|The inside of Colin's '70 bay, very nice. I did|
like the licence plates hanging up and the
'Vans' table. Colin seems to have much more
room than I do, but then I have a cooker unit,
and buddy seat etc.
|Simon and his partner Amanda came to the |
club meet in separate vehicles. This is Simon's
T4 that he has big plans for, watch this space
for the progress on his plans.
|A nice looking and straight T4 that I think Simon|
said he may get painted at some point.
|Amanda followed Simon over in her silver|
Golf. Apart from the odd wheels (!) this is
a really nice car, again very clean and straight.
|Amanda's 'kiss arse' registration always makes|
|Steve is having some running issues with his|
white 1970 beetle so he came along in his
daily driver, a white Golf. Hopefully Steve will
sort the bug out soon so he'll be able to come
to next month's meet in his air cooled ride.
|It doesn't really matter what vehicle club |
members turn up in, it's always nice to see
them. Steve's Golf is very nice and looking
stunning in the immaculate white paint.
|Joe brought his awesome looking Baja along|
with it's freshly painted patina paint scheme.
|This is a seriously cool ride, I love the paint,|
all those lights on the front and those massive
|The paint was done by 'Paint shop pro's' and|
looks the business. This looks like it would
be so much fun to drive around in.
|Now that's what you call a rear end.|
|A random photo of the club meet early in the|
evening. The location for our club meet is ideal.
We have a proper car park virtually to ourselves.
And with cold beer and good food available from
the pub what more could you want.
|Another very nice water cooled VW in bright|
red. Elliott's beetle is also red, albeit a cherry
red. Funny how both Steve's Golf and Elliot's
Polo are in the same colour as the air cooled
|Dave and Angela also came along in Dave's|
daily driver, this Volvo estate. Dave and
Angela are off soon on a road trip to the
South of France and Monaco in their '67
split screen. Dave wants to get a photo of
their bus outside the casino in Monaco.
|Stuart and Tim came along in Stuarts turbo|
powered '71 bay. Stuart is the owner of 'Oil
Droppers' VW workshop and works on a lot
of the outcast vehicles.
|As the saying goes, 'if you've got it, flaunt it'|
and Stuart regularly does by showing off that
|Adrian came all the way over from Oxfordshire|
in his '69 bug with a couple of friends. Adrian's
bug is very similar to my bus in the looks
department, but then it's a personal choice.
|As well as this bug, Adrian also owns a late |
bay Fire Bus which he uses to move all his VW
stuff to and from shows. Adrian will be trading
at VW Island next month so if your going to
this show, stop by and say hello.
|Kevin came along in his distinctive red and|
white '71 beetle. I like to see shiny show
winner VWdubs, but I prefer to see home
grown VW's built with the owners influence.
|A perfect setting for a club meet on a hot|
|Richard came along with his partner to their|
first Outcast club meet in their lovely red
Golf convertible. Richard was saying he
bought this for next to nothing, which was
a real bargain.
|A lovely looking rag top in glorious red paint|
with a straight body. This was a very good
|Claude and his partner Jean came along in|
Claude's lovely 1960 split screen kombi.
Claude purchased the bra in the states and
I think makes the front end stand out.
|Claude's 'Tesoro' kombi shining in the evening |
sun. The narrow front end is that narrow the
front wheel is only just showing under the bus.
|A rare glimpse into Claude's engine bay and his|
1641cc motor with twin Dellorto carbs with a
Scat C35 cam.
|Pete posing with his lovely grey T4. Pete|
has a new sunroof fitted which explains the
|That's far enough back Pete... !|
|Gary came along in his newly acquired '72|
bay. I think Gary bought this for something
ridiculous like £4000 after the previous owner
had spent thousands on restoring this bus.
|Such a nice looking bus in a nice colour |
scheme. I understand the next thing on Gary's
list is to lower the bus, then maybe a set of