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|Driving slowly through some road works I had|
a quick photo opportunity to get a picture of the
Outcast VW Club convoy as we drove to the
|Kevin's T25, Sam's Beetle and my Microbus|
parked up in the day visitor car park at the
charity VW show that was Dub Aid 4.
|This bus has had a serious external make over |
recently and it looks awesome. This bus has so
many accessories that it's difficult to notice
everything this bus has to offer.
|The outside of this bus has many accessories|
but nowhere near as many as compared to the
|This is Peter's home sweet home. The wood|
burning stove in the bottom left of the photo
may only be small but it provides enough heat
to warm the compact interior of the bus and
also enough heat to cook on at the same time.
|Again there are so many varied accessories and |
numerous trinkets inside Peter's split screen that
you simply cannot take it all in.
|The bus is Peter's and Spike's, (his loyal Jack |
Russell) trademark interior. Pete has said that
his bus is 'the worlds greatest dog kennel'.
|The Towcester Racecourse is perched on top|
of a hill, and the bitter March wind was blowing
a hoolie so it was freezing cold. Here Kevin and
Sam are getting some hot drinks from one of the
many camper van inspired catering vendors.
|This 1972 white over blue late bay with a pop|
top looked super straight and clean. The 'blue
dot' spot lights, the clear front indicator lenses
and the chrome bumpers gave this bay a crisp,
clean and sharp look.
|Another early bay, this time a 1969 / 70 that a|
trader brought along. I do like sign written panel
vans and this one was no exception. I love those
yellow headlight lenses and I would love to get
a pair for my early bay.
|Thanks to the Paris sun roof being open I was|
able to get a decent photo of the interior. The
dash and door cards look like they have been
sticker bombed in the brightest colours available.
|The rear of this Bug looked just as good. You|
can see by how far the rear wheels sit up in the
wings how low this body is. I did like the U.S. style
all red rear light lenses with the old skool hot
rod style blue dots and pin striping on the decklid.
|I appreciate this may not be to everyone's liking, |
but I liked it a lot. Chatting to the owners they
said that they bought the T4 pretty much as it is
and that they plan to tour Europe in it in the near
future. Good luck guy's.
|This gorgeous white over brilliant red deluxe|
late split screen was in the show and shine
arena, and you can see why it was immaculate.
|Talking of immaculate, not only was this 1982|
Mk1 Golf immaculate it was (or looked) almost
totally original. I could not see any aftermarket
parts on this car at all.
|The stunning black gloss paint looked stunning|
and the reflection was amazingly straight. This
really is a nice looking car.
|This 1969 deluxe early bay looked great in it's |
RAT guise. It has been lowered and has a
narrowed beam. The bodywork is totally RAT
with patina paint, knocks and scratches and
just enough surface rust to make it get noticed.
|This bus is the same year as mine and mine|
also has a similar rusty rear bumper. I do like
those side reflectors and the all red U.S. style
rear light lenses. You can see from this angle
just how low this lovely bus sits.
|This classic 1960's Bug looked cleaner now than|
it did when it was new, and the overall subtle look
worked so well and helped this Beetle stand out.
|Attention to detail is the name of the game on|
the '67. The whole car was immaculate and the
chrome on that rear blade bumper was like new.
|The classic contours of a 1960's Karmann Ghia.|
This imported KG was simply stunning in it's
black and red paint, and running on black BRM
wheels with classic whitewall tyres.
|These KG's really are a timeless shape and so|
beautiful, especially when they are this clean.
|OK it's not a VW, but it is so cool. This U.S.|
Airstream trailer looked great amongst the camper
vans, and I bet the people who stayed in here
were not freezing throughout the night.
|This bright red early bay panel van caught my|
eye, well actually the amazing reflection in the
side of the van caught my eye first. How straight
are the sides of this van and how shiny is that paint.
|From one extreme to another was this 1968 early |
bay. This bay has the RAT look going on which
looks awesome. I did like the lowered stance, and
the narrowed front beam that helps this bus stand
out from the other early bays.
|This bus looks like a U.S. import and you can|
really see just how low this bay is from this angle.
As the owner of a RAT looking bus myself I can
really appreciate the buses looks.
|This early split screen could be a show winner |
all day long. It was amazingly straight and very
clean. The single blue colour paint was flawless
as was the rest of this bus.
|The rear of this early bus looks just as amazing.|
I do like those rear tail lights that the early split
screens have. The contrasting red curtains actually
suit the bus very well.
|Now this 'Mooneyes' themed T4 looked really|
cool. I liked the 'mooneyes' decals along with
the whole Moon colour scheme and I also liked
the spun alloy 'moon discs' wheel covers.
|This two tone blue late bay looked like a good|
honest bus. The paint wasn't immaculate but it
did look nice and solid. The unusual roof rack
was a neat touch as were the colour coded
bumpers. The polished 5 spoke wheels added
|Aaron and Robyn, are both members of the House|
of Dub VW Club were at Dub Aid 4 in the
gorgeous blue and white 1961 split screen.
The safari screens are a new addition that
Aaron has just fitted himself.
|This really is a nice clean and straight bus. It's|
all in the detail, and Aaron was saying that he
has just fabricated a pair of brackets to hold the
ends of the rear bumper steady as they vibrated
and moved around.
|Clean and simple lines make this splitty stand|
out. The buses name 'Sammy' is sign written
on the rear window.
|You will be hard pushed to find a cleaner split|
screen than this one. This bus is show standard
but I believe Aaron isn't that bothered about
showing off his bus, they just like to use it and
they are off to tour Europe in it soon.
|Kevin, another fellow Outcast VW Club member|
was at Dud Aid 4 in his lovely long wheel base,
twin slider, in green and cream T4, named
(Ha! I got the name right this time Kev.)
|Peter draws these free hand and on anything|
or anywhere you want. Each caricature is a
one off unique drawing of you vehicle.
|The finished caricature of Kevin's T4. Kevin|
was very happy with the result and I have to
say it does look good. You can find Peter on
face book, just look up 'Cartooniez' or see him
at numerous VW shows throughout the season.
|Mark, a member of The House of Dub VW Club|
attended the show for the weekend in his simply
gorgeous T5. I don't know how to describe this
colour, whether it's green or yellow but what ever
it is, I do like it.
|This smooth looking Beetle was stunning parked|
up in the day visitors car park. This gorgeous bug
has a striking two tone colour paint scheme and
without the front and rear bumpers along with those
Porsche wheels this bug has the Cal Look.
|Another day visitor to the show was this pastel |
blue stock looking 1971 Beetle. I had a quick
look around and it seemed to be original, with
the exception of the cool looking roof rack and
luggage. This really was a nice looking car.
|This bright red / orange and white late split screen|
almost glowed as the sun started to come out.
This was so clean and straight and looked great.
|A gorgeous colour for a gorgeous car, this KG|
would have been at home in the show and shine
area inside the show.
|This 1960 / 61 (I'm guessing!) beetle looked|
great with it's fantastic black paint. This bug
has had a subtle lowering job which suits the
car perfectly as do those Empi 5 spokes.
|The paint on both the rear wings had reacted|
to something which left the paint with lots of
small white circles / patches on them, and it looked
great. Money cannot buy that sort of paint effect
which seems to suit old Volkswagen's.
|This stock height early bay looked like a nice|
solid bus, sometimes it's better to see a bus
as it is rather than under a new shiny fresh coat
of paint, at least you can see the true condition
of the bus, and this one looked really solid.
|This stock height early bay looked very similar|
to mine with the green lower half and the white
top and roof. It looked as though it was a U.S.
imported bus. An unusual feature was the
cyclopes light on the roof which had the 'Radio
flyer' logo on it.