|This Mk1 Golf was absolutely insane, It was sat |
virtually on the ground with a super narrowed
front beam and some really cool 'Centreline'
look-a-like wheels that were highly polished.
|You can see just how low this Mk1 really is.|
I think the body was sat on what looked like
a modified beetle floor pan.
|I had no idea what engine powered this Golf,|
but I'm sure I heard someone say it was a
3 cylinder rotary engine.
|A 1959 Rometsch Lawerence coupe, with a |
hand built aluminium body, over a steel and
wooden frame which would have taken
approximately 1000 man hours to create.
|The interior of the Rometsch is a bit sparse, |
but where would you even start looking for
original interior trim for this car?
|Every parking place was full of lovely air cooled|
Volkswagen's. Every model, most years and
every style imaginable.
|Fantastic photo showing the diversity of all the|
vehicles at the DTA meet. Early Beetles, a very
rare Rometsch, and split screen buses all in
one great covered location.
|Karmann Ghia's, early Porsche's, Beetles,|
early / late bay's and spilt screens were all on
show at this annual end of season meet.
|This really was an ideal location for the DTA|
clubs end of season meet and the allocated
parking spaces were full by 10.00am.
|These beautiful classic VW's looked great with|
the industrial brickwork of the old printing works
in the background.
|Also in the car park was this gorgeous jet black|
single cab split screen pick up. The finish on
this paint was amazing and it shows in the
mile deep reflection.
|The overflow car park had some seriously|
cool vehicles which would not have looked
out of place inside the venue.
|I loved the colour of this imported early bay,|
it looked like something straight out of the
1960's with it's white over bronze paint. I did
like the high ride height on this deluxe bay and
the twin roof racks.
|This baby blue 1969 Karmann Ghia looked|
great parked up in the sunshine. This really
was a clean and straight car and it was quite
unusual to have the roof painted the same
as the body, but it works really well.
|This mint green Beetle stood out in the car |
park, as the colour was so bright. I do like
those BRM wheels, and the twin yellow spot
lights on that towel rail front bumper. A nice
accessory were the 'Empi' badges on the
cars A posts.
|This 1979 late bay panel van was really nice.|
I have a liking for panel van's and this light
blue van was really straight and finished to
a very high standard. A neat touch was the
mesh sun visor.
|This 1967 Beetle looked like work in progress,|
but that that's OK, its on the road and attending
the shows and that is all that matters.
|A lovely 1965 split screen in light grey paint.|
There is nothing flash or fancy about this bus,
but it's simple plain look is what I liked about it.
|Looks like the owner still has a little bit more |
sanding down to go to get the rest of that nasty
blue colour off. This is such a sweet looking bus.
|A late bay on the left and an early bay on the|
right parked up opposite the venue. Both these
buses looked great especially against the stark
industrial buildings in the background.
|This gorgeous U.S. import belongs to friends|
of mine, Zoe and Spike from 'The House of Dub'
VW Club. This solid bus is from the sunny state
of Arizona and has a 1641cc engine and is
currently up for sale on e-bay for a modest
£11,995. This really is very a nice looking
bus and very reliable too. So if your looking
for a nice solid imported early bay check
out e-bay (Item No. 301350769704) or
send Zoe or Spike a message via the
'Official House of Dub' face book page:
|A 1970 Beetle parked up on the outside the|
old printing works on the old cobbled streets
of Birmingham city centre. This Bug had a few
knocks and bumps, but that's OK, it was road
legal and still on the road attending shows.
| I was trying to get all artistic here... looking at|
the reflection of the old printing works in the
(above) 1970 Beetle's hub cap.
|Back in the car park I noticed the stunning|
early split screen, in a lovely shade of brown
over white with matching steel wheels with
white wall tyres.
|This bus was finished to such a high standard,|
just look how straight that rear upper rear
quarter is, and how well the reflection is.
|Opposite the overflow car park and just around|
the corner from the DTA meet venue, I saw
two low loader recovery trucks and a T25 with
a trailer.. you'd never guess there was an air
cooled VW gathering taking place.!!