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|This lovely1972 Variant (Square back) looked|
solid enough and pretty much original but the
paintwork was just starting to show it's age, so
why did I take a photo of this '72 classic ?
|Because it had a really neat 'swan' bonnet|
mascot. I've never seen one of these before
but I thought it looked so good and unique
on the old VW.
|BruteBox had this old cycle on display. I did|
like the modification they had made with the
addition of a drinks cabinet within the frame.
|A close up of the custom drinks cabinet... well|
cycling can be a thirsty pastime you know.
|This 1965 split screen was gorgeous, I saw |
this a few years ago at the Camperjam show,
and it still looks as good now as it did back then.
|A very unusual colour combination. I remember|
the faint chequered design on the upper body
and how cool it looked.
|It's all about the detailing, just like the swan|
bonnet mascot on the white square back from
earlier, this splitty had a plastic toy rat tucked
away under the U.S spec towel rail bumper.
|This really is a nice looking bus from every |
angle. The full length roof rack compliments
the overall look.
|The all red U.S. style rear light lenses look|
great against the patina orange and brown
|This 1971 Beetle caught my eye, for no|
particular reason. Maybe it was the colour or
maybe the 'big and little' tyre combo... I don't
really know why but I did like it.
|Looking a bit RAT this 1967 split screen deluxe|
panel van looked cool. I did like the Maltese
cross painted onto the lens of the cyclopes light.
|The guy's that came up to the show in this cool|
looking buggy were pure hardcore. Remember
this is still February in the U.K. and the daily
temperature only just gets above freezing.
|This was a nice looking buggy, with what looked|
like a two tone (purple and green) body wrap
in a carbon fibre design. I used to have a suit
in this colour, but that's a story for another day.
|The interior is, as all buggies are very sparse.|
Mind you, when you're exposed to the elements
the less electrical components you have to get
wet and go wrong, the better.
|This 1982 T25 looked cool with it's distressed|
paint job, and the angle of the camber on those
wheels had to be seen to be believed. (my
photo's do not really show the true camber)
| A lovely clean and straight '66 split screen in|
white over blue. This was a really nice clean
and straight bus.
|Looking as though it just came out of the VW|
showroom in 1964 was this gorgeous notch
back.This model is also known as the type 31.
|Simply stunning, it looked totally original and|
in such good condition for a 51 year car.
|A good looking deluxe '67 early bay in blue. |
This bus has been lowered and running on
OG painted steel wheels.
|A nice pair of blue '66's. A gorgeous light blue|
Beetle with gorgeous chrome 5 spoke wheels
and a darker blue type 3 fast back on Fuchs
|Take your pick, as the saying goes 'Get your |
kicks in a '66'. well OK the song lyric was 'get
your kicks on route 66' but it was close. I just
noticed a light blue fast back on the left.. where
did that come from?
|This 1969 / 70 early bay crew cab pick up was|
ultra nice. OK it was very RAT looking but the
potential this bus has is huge. All the panels
were present and surprisingly straight.
|And yes, it could also do with a really good wash |
to get rid of the moss that was growing on the
|But just have a look at it from the front. A coat|
of paint, polish those Radar wheels and give
the canvas cover a good clean and you have
a show winner all day long.
|This stunning 1963 deluxe beetle was for sale|
outside the main hall. It has had a partial
restoration in the past and finished to a very
|Another vehicle for sale was this lovely 1967|
Karmann Ghia finished in bright red with a
|This U.S spec KG really was immaculate and|
up for sale for £9500 ($14,603 approx)
|This 1972 fast back was immaculate. Under the|
bonnet was cleaner than most of the other VW's
bodywork. You can see the standard of the
finish on the underside of the bonnet.
|This lovely white Porsche 912 was up for sale,|
there wasn't many details on the car, except
for the price... £27,000 ($41, 506 approx)
|This early 1960's cabriolet beetle in pastel|
yellow looked ultra cool as it cruised past us.
The highly polished Empi 5 spoke wheels and
the front and rear chrome towel rail bumpers
complimented the paint perfectly.
|This 1986 T25 Syncro looked the business|
with it's huge tyres and high riding stance.
I did like the quad spot lights on the roof.
|This Type 181 Kurierwagen or as it is more|
commonly known, the Trekker was slammed
on the deck and finished in an army green paint
|Running on Fuchs rims this 1972 type 181 was |
one cool ride. Again, you have to be a hardcore
VW enthusiast to drive this in February.
|The LHD versions are known as a 181, and a|
RHD version is know as a 182. That trick gear
stick looked pure old skool and it suited the car.
|Walking around the make shift campsite I |
bumped into Aaron and Robyn who I met for
the first time at the beginning of the month
at the House of Dub VW Club monthly meet.
|Apparently they had been there all weekend|
camping in their lovely pre '63 split screen, that
I've heard doesn't have any form of night heating,
you're both very brave guys, I hope you had a
|This early 1960's beetle looked so cool in that|
mango (sort of) colour and with the ski's on the
back just cruising around the site.