|This is the photo I saw on face book that|
grabbed my attention. Clear and straight
to the point advertising the meeting.
|Another vehicle in the overflow car park was|
this late split screen. It looked to be all original
and riding at stock height, and I think it looked
lovely. I do like to see a bus like this, in it's
original condition with original paint.
|As you entered this 'free to enter' show the|
first vehicle you saw was this amazingly low
early Bug. This Beetle had a super narrow front
beam, a rare opening front screen and a lovely
red and white paint job in a RAT look finish.
|WOW, the camber of those rear wheels was|
amazing, but it looks as though the rear wheel
arches have suffered as a consequence of
being so low but as least it proves this Beetle
doesn't ride on air.
|I spent ages looking at this car, The polished |
wheels are in stark contrast to the RAT looking
bodywork, but they look really nice together.
The rear opening quarter windows are another
nice feature on this car.
|An unusual choice of mirrors on the front |
fenders, but again they worked well with the
overall look. You can see just how narrow that
front beam really is in this photo.
|This photo clearly shows how straight every|
panel is on this Bug, and also how deep the
shine is. That reflection on the deck lid looks
so good it looks like glass, truly amazing paint.
|This oval window is a stunning example of the |
pre '57 Bug. The whole car was immaculate
and finished to an extremely high standard.
|As the Paris sun roof was open, it would have|
been a missed opportunity not to get a photo
of the interior of this gorgeous Beetle. The
interior was, as you would expect, finished to
the same high standard as the exterior.
|This really is a super cool looking Beetle. The|
paint, wheels and stance of this Bug are
|I loved how low this car sat, and those big rear|
tyres on the Fuchs rims made this bug one of
my favourites at the show.
|Just a random photo looking across one the |
2 indoor show areas in the old printing works.
This show really did have some seriously high
quality air-cooled vehicles displayed in spacious
|This early Beetle cabriolet was another stunning |
example of the quality of air-cooled vehicles on
display at the DTA show. The cabriolet Beetle
was produced from 1949 onwards and this one
had been restored to an incredible standard.
|The time and effort and money it must take to |
restore a cabriolet Beetle to this standard
must be huge. The finish and the detailing on
this Cabriolet was astounding.
|The same high standard of workmanship was|
applied to the interior. Every switch, knob and
handle was like new. The restored upholstery
looked amazing in that green colour vinyl.
|Here in the U.K. the RAT look is definitely in |
this year and this pair of early split screens
certainly prove the point. Plenty of surface rust,
a few knocks and scuffs and generally in an
un-kept condition, but doesn't it look good.
|This is a lovely looking splitty, with a nice colour|
choice, it looks like white over mango (?) I
do like these 'old' looking colours on a VW.
|The Karmann is such a lovely looking car in|
it's normal guise, but when they are lowered
and looking this good they are just beautiful.
|More RAT looking vehicles included this early|
bay with some lovely yellow headlight lenses,
and twin spot lights and a pastel yellow Beetle
cabriolet with Porsche wheels.
|Another early Bug finished in a stunning coat|
of grey paint that looked amazing. I don't know
what colour this is, but it suit's the car perfectly.
|I did like those rear fender skirts which looked|
very 'period'. The low stance of this Beetle and
the colour choice help to make this Bug stand
|A pair of 1964 type 3 notch back's parked side|
by side. The 'notch' was produced from 1961
- 1973 with something like 2.5 million being built.
|A beautiful single cab split screen in a lovely|
light blue with a white roof and bumpers. This
early split looked great with it's low stance and
running on Fuchs wheels.
|The single cab is such a lovely looking vehicle|
which was originally designed to be a work
horse. Those days are long gone judging by
the condition of the bodywork.
|The sticker on the tail gate says it all as these|
single cab's were not built for speed, but then
again what Volkswagen was..?
|This 1963 Beetle looked gorgeous in it's green |
paint, with it's chrome bumpers and trim, and
Fuchs wheels. This really is a sweet looking
|The opening rear quarter windows, the rear|
blind and the all red U.S. tail lights make this
one different, as do the cosmic wheels.
|A pair of 1965 type 14 Karmann Ghia's both|
in red but slightly different shades. Both looked
to be all original and both were stunning.
|The one on the left is a right hand drive model,|
while the one on the right is a left hand drive
model. There was only subtle differences
between both cars, and both looked equally
|This stunning Porsche 911 was at the DTA|
show and it was immaculate. These early
Porsche's are getting rare now so it was a
pleasure to have a good look at this one.
|This really was immaculate and looked to be|
original. That lovely orange paint suited the
Porsche body shape perfectly. I'm not sure if
the orange is an original Porsche colour but
I don't suppose it really matters when the car
looks this good.
|The DTA club is a VW and Porsche club, but|
how could you refuse entry into the venue to
a gorgeous 1955 Chevy 2 door sedan with a
sign written body, lovely aged patina paint and
running on painted steel wheels with whitewall
|This 1968 westy bay window looked awesome |
in it's old skool paint scheme and having being
hit with the lowering stick.That narrow front
beam and the choice of wheels add to the
overall look of this bus.
|How about this for a line up of early Beetles.|
Two pre 53 split ovals and a late 50's Bug.
The quality and standard of vehicles at this show
was immense and probably better than some of
the larger shows I have attended this year.
|This black pre '53 split oval Beetle looked|
awesome with it's patina paint and Fuchs
wheels. There were quite a few of these pre
1953 Beetles at the show, but this one stood
out, although I cannot put my finger on why...