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|Just one of the numerous old photo's that adorn|
the staircase and top corridor of the Ace Cafe.
This aerial photo shows the Ace Cafe from the
late 1950's / early 1960's.
|A montage of photo's depicting the motorcycle|
heritage of the Ace. These photos show how
the 'Rockers' looked back in the 1960's and
the type of motorcycle they rode.
|Shortly after I arrived a mate of mine Tom, pulled|
up in his latest Beetle. I do like this photo, it must
be because the headlights are on. There are more
photo's of Tom's early Beetle later in the blog.
|This 1970 Beetle stood out in the Beetle line|
up with it's super bright purple paint. The custom
front bumper and rear nerf bars, along with the
'centreline' replica wheels added to the overall
smooth clean look of this lovely Bug.
|This really is a nice coat of paint, just look at |
the reflection of the running board in the drivers
door, how deep that shine is and just how
perfectly straight the body is.
|I don't remember the 'original' film car ever|
having tape on the headlights, although this
could be the present owners own trademark.
|This gorgeous pre 1958 gloss black oval window |
Beetle looked stunning parked up. The paint work
was immaculate and the depth of the paint was
amazing. These oval window Beetles were
only produced from 1953 to 1957.
|This really is a gorgeous looking car, the body|
work was so straight as you can see in the
reflection it gives off. The Porsche wheels and
chrome blade bumpers, along with the chrome
window / body trim add the necessary bling.
|Joe and his dad Norman, donned their thick|
coats and bobble hats and came along to the
Ace in Joe's cool looking old skool beach buggy.
Joe is a member of the Wolfsburg Weed
Huggers VW Club, based in Penn Street
|Joe's buggy from the rear end. I think Joe's|
buggy has a MK1 GP body, (although I could
be wrong)... but whatever body it does have, it
does look good. I do like the contrasting white
paint on the roll bar and engine cage.
|A big and little tyre combination on a buggy is|
almost compulsory, and Joe's buggy is no
exception. Huge rear tyres running on what looks
like old skool slot mags, along with the 1970's
metal flake paint, this buggy is pure nostalgia.
|I arrived quite early in the evening and was directed |
to park nearest the Cafe entrance and normally this
is a good spot to park, but because I knew I couldn't
stay for too long I was at risk of getting blocked in
if it got really busy.
|Looking along the side of Bert's T25, Bert was|
saying that he has been polishing the bus and it
does look better for it.
|Bert does like a sticker or two in his rear window.|
Bert and Darren are both currently members of the
Welwyn Garden City VW Club and the Dunstable
Dubbers VW Club, amongst others.
|Two friends of Bert and Darren followed Bert|
into the car park in a 1984 high top T25. These
high top T25's have so much room inside and
are so much more practical than a tin top bay.
|This really is a clean looking bus, with it's chrome|
bumpers and Fiamma bike rack on the back.
|Blue is definitely the 'in' colour this month as this|
lovely 2008 dark blue T5 shows. I do like the
T4 / T5 especially when they are this clean.
|This 2003 T4 is in a different shade of blue but |
it still looks just as nice. I do like the wheels on
this bus and they suit the colour scheme and
overall look of the bus perfectly.
|This simply stunning T25 single cab pick up came|
along to the VW night at the Ace. This really was
a show standard vehicle with it's awesome blue
metal flake paint to custom wheels and polished
stainless roll bar.
|The bed of the single cab was pretty neat with it's|
netting rear panel, and lovely clean sheet metal bed.
|A better photo of the trick paint with neat rear|
light clusters with custom made chrome nerf bars
and polished tail pipes.
|Sometimes less is more and the clean and simple |
look of the bed on this T25 make it stand out.
|A lovely looking front end, the colour choice suits|
the vehicle perfectly. The twin headlights stand
out against the lovely dark blue paint.
|This gorgeous T25 single cab from yet another|
angle, it doesn't really matter what angle you look
at this bus from, it still looks just so good.
|The water cooled T4 / T5's did actually out-|
number the air-cooled VW's this month, but
that's fine, it's their night as well and they are
just as interesting to look at.
|More T4 / T5's parked up in the Ace car park.|
It turned out to be a busy night and the normal
organised parallel lines of parked cars went
some what astray due to sheer vehicle numbers
that attended the monthly meet.
|This bright red T4 caught my eye, maybe it was |
the super bright colour or maybe it was the
chequered side step.. I'm not sure why, but it did
|This 2007 T5 also caught my eye, but this time|
I did know why... because it looks so big and
so orange.! Wow this paint really is in your face,
and with the black side glass and matching
wheels it looked awesome.
|From this angle you can see the contrasting|
black and orange work perfectly together.
|Being such a big slab of a single colour, the |
bright orange shouldn't work, but it does, and
it works very well.
|Just a few of the water cooled T4 / T5's that|
attended the VW night at the Ace Cafe.
|This 2014 white T5 with a black bonnet looked |
striking in contrasting colours. I did like the lowered
stance and the aftermarket wheels.