Friday, 29 August 2014

Wolfsburg Weed Huggers VW Club monthly meet.

The Wolfsburg Weed Huggers VW Club started back in 1995 and in the last 19 years the club has matured and grown in numbers, and their facebook page alone has 403 members to date with new members joining almost daily. Check out the Wolfsburg Weed Huggers facebook page here:!/groups/175509642524184/ The W.W.H. are based in Penn Street, near Amersham in Bucks and they hold a monthly club meet at The Squirrel Public House, in Penn Street on the last Wednesday of each month. Although the W.W.H. claim to be an air-cooled VW club, there are a few water-cooled VW's in the group, which is always a good thing. The average turnout of vehicles at their meet is normally very good so my mate Stuart, Tim and I decided to cruise over to the club meet which is about 17 miles from our hometown of Aylesbury. (apologies if I do not mention your name you in your vehicle photo, but as the club is so big I simply haven't had time to meet everyone as yet!)

A '77 late bay with a pop top that was very
clean and straight and riding at what looked
like stock  and pretty much original which is
pleasant to see and made a refreshing change.

With it's nose in the air, just as Volkswagen
designed the bay window. I could quite
easily have something like this, they must be
so much more practical than a lowered bus.

Jonny came along in his '71 race inspired
gloss white Beetle. This is such a nice looking
bug, and it has a full roll cage, full harness
seat belts on bucket seats and a monster
 tachograph on the original dashboard.

The race theme continues to the back of this
bug with huge back wheels with huge tyres
and what looks like to be Empi air scoops
over the air vents.

Sira came along in this Mexican Bay and it
 is the first time I have had a good look at the
new Mexican bay, apart from the grill in the
front panel, they are not as bad as what I
had imagined.

This had a nice coat of paint in a nice two tone
colour and a nice set of 5 spoke wheels.

Andrew came to the club meet in his gorgeous
1967 Karmann Ghia. This is a seriously clean
car finished off with an immaculate coat of
 deep cherry red paint

The classic lines of this Karmann are
accentuated with such straight body panels.
The chrome U.S. style towel rail bumpers,
the polished wheels and the polished body
trim compliment the paint to make this KG
stand out.

This KG has a better rear end than Boyonce.

Julian was at the WWH monthly meet in his
alpine race early Beetle. This is such a cool
looking car, recent additions to Julian's bug
include the twin horns mounted to the front

This lovely blue bug with it's plush red vinyl
interior is just about perfect, and I bet other
beetle owners inspire to this.

Sarah and Gareth own this stunning late
split screen, and it was gorgeous. Unusual
colour choice which works so well. The two
and three bow roof racks added a bit of extra
 bling to the exterior.

The interior of the splitty was as nice as the
exterior, and it looked as though it had been
restored to a very high quality. This split screen
was voted in the 'top 10' vehicles at this years
V-Dub island show.

My '69 bay window parked up in The Squirrel
Public House car park.

OK it looks very RAT, but I love it just the
way it is.

Ryan turned up in his '69 white over beige
bay window. I do like this bay and although
it may not be a show winner, it is really clean
and solid and that is what matters.

I do like Ryan's yellow head light lenses with
the stone guards over them. I also like the U.S.
side marker lights.

Luke couldn't stay away from the club meet
in his '75 late bay finished in baby blue. I
believe this bay is the result of a recent

Very clean and very straight, just how it should

Stuart and Tim followed me over to the meet
in Stuarts 1970 beetle. This is the daily
driver for Stuart, he also has a '71 bay window
that he keeps for weekends.

This bug has a nice stance, it looks as though
it's doing 100mph while standing still.

More Beetles in the overflow parking area at
The Squirrel Pub, in Penn Street.

A nice looking bright orange '71 beetle which
looks pretty much stock apart from the wheels.

Originality continues to the back of this
lovely bug.

You want a super cool looking early bug?
how about this '64 finished in a super coat
of mid grey paint with banded steel wheels.

The single colour paint, the banded wheels
painted white and the U.S. style all red rear
light lenses all help to make this car stand out
in any crowd. This car is a regular at the Ace
Cafe monthly air-cooled night

Here we have another '64 beetle, and whilst
not as shiny as the one above, it is equally
as nice for completely different reasons.

Very RAT and very low. As Dolly Parton once
said "it's costs a lot of money to look this
cheap" and I love it.

Dean came along in his '67 RAT looking bug.
This bug is really low and sits way down in the

Dean's beetle parked up under the trees at the
club meet. I think Dean should continue the
two white stripes up and over the body.

Not the average Radio Flyer.. a really cool
alternative to take to shows.

Andy came down in his '78 Derby. These car's
are so rare now and I believe Andy has done so
much work on this, but it all looks worthwhile.

A truly stunning example of the sought after
classic Volkswagen.

This '74 bright yellow beetle had the silver
decals reminiscent of the empi beetle. I'm
not sure if this is an original empi beetle or
not, but I know I do like it.

This is such a cool looking car and the silver
decals, chrome air intake vents and chrome
window surrounds compliment the bright
paint perfectly.

Another '74 beetle arrived later in the evening
but it looked completely different from the one
above, but equally as nice in it's own right.

Very clean and very straight with a nice coat
 of grey gloss paint is all you need for a cool

Christian turned up in his super cool looking
21 window split screen.

This bus has bags of patina to fulfil even the
most patina lovers cravings. Christian was
telling me of his plans for the interior of his
bus, and if it works out how he described it
will be awesome, and I can't wait to see it.

Christian moving his bus. The car park does
get packed so you have to grab a space when
and where you can.

This super bright green '68 beetle arrived
much later in the evening. I don't know much
about this bug but it did have plenty of body

Including a smoothed engine lid and late
beetle rear lights.

So that was the Wolfsburg Weedhuggers VW
club monthly meet. An enjoyable evening
with plently of nice VW's, and equally nice
people. If you plan to attend this club meet
you must try the Squirrel burger and fries from
the bar, washed down with a cold beer. Now
that sounds like a perfect evening.

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