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|Upon entering the 200 acre parkland site I did|
wonder if I would be able to find the H.O.D club,
but I need not have worried as the glow coming
off this super bright orange late bay helped me
find the way through the maze of lakes.
|This lovely 1976 LHD Westfalia with a pop top |
looked great parked up in the sunshine. I think
this is a U.S. import, it certainly looked clean
and solid enough to be one.
|The rear of the Westy sporting a U.S. number|
(licence) plate, maybe this is the original plate
for this bus?
|Colin and Zoe came over to Emberton Country|
Park in their super clean 1997 bright red T4
with it's cool looking matt black bonnet.
|This really is a nice looking T4 that Colin has|
done a lot of work on recently and it shows.
|I have to admit that I don't know much about the|
new T5's, except that I do like them. This silver
T5 was parked up and looked awesome, I love
the colour, that massive tinted rear window, and
those huge custom wheels.
|This gorgeous 1966 LHD split screen was also |
parked up in the sunshine. This bus really did
look immaculate in it's white over light blue paint.
|The interior of this split screen was as nice as|
the outside. A neat custom made interior with
cream vinyl seats with blue piping. The attention
to detail was amazing.
|Gorgeous looking padded vinyl door cards |
finished in the same blue and white as the body
add a classy touch to the interior.
I don't know the owners of the split, but I believe
they are a family with young children, now why
couldn't have my parents have had a cool looking
split screen like this when I was a kid??
|A better look at the door cards and seats, and |
the classic standard interior of a split screen.
A slightly messy front bench seat, but it proves
the bus is used and enjoyed as it is supposed
to be and not locked away in a garage.
|Mark, (AKA Bod) is a member of the H.O.D. |
and came along in his immaculate green T5.
This van must be one of the cleanest T5's
around and in such a gorgeous colour.
|Such a vast amount of a single colour should not|
work, but this gorgeous green on Marks T5
certainly does work, the contrasting tinted
windows, and the black painted wheels add a
nice amount of contrast.
|Mark is serious about how his van looks and|
even has colour co-ordinated stickers on the
|Neil has done a lot of work on his van recently|
including a functional interior which includes a
bed and a sink. I do like Neil's recent e-bay
purchase, the old skool cruiser type cycle on
the roof rack which actually matches the van.
|Just one of the 2 cartoons Neil has recently had|
drawn onto the side of his T4 as you can see in
the above photo.
|This lovely green T4, was I think owned by a|
couple from the Dunstable Dubbers VW club
(although I could be wrong) This really was a nice
clean van, and that shade of green looked great
in the spring sunshine.
|Lovely straight body panels and a lovely coat of|
paint is all you need to stand out. A neat touch
was the sign written name of the van, 'Envy' on
bottom of the tailgate.
|Another neat touch was the use of used shotgun|
cartridges as covers for the wheel nuts.
|Just a plain white T4, ideal for some stealth|
camping although I'm sure Zoe will put her
mark on the exterior, she already has all the
home comforts inside this van. I did like the
custom rear light clusters.
|Aaron and Robyn cruised over to the H.O.D|
club meet at Emberton Park in the spring sunshine
in their gorgeous blue and white 1960 split screen.
|This really is such a nice straight and clean bus, |
it's amazing to think that it's 55 years old.
|I was trying to be artistic in this photo by taking a|
picture of the red bay window looking into Aaron's
hubcap, needless to say it did work very well...
Although it does show how clean Aaron's wheel
and hubcap are..!!
|Aaron had left his safari screen's open to cool|
the bus down in the sunshine, so I took the
opportunity to get a photo of the interior of this
lovely split screen bus.
|This bright red and white late bay looked amazing|
in the sunshine, I do like the contrasting white
pop top and bumpers. I also liked the twin spot
lights mounted onto the bumper.
|This bus looks like a nice clean and straight|
example of a 1978 camper van.
|I am pleased with her new look, but think the |
new reflectors are just a bit too shiny at the
moment. The wood effect bumper is coming
|This 1987 all white T25 parked up alongside me|
and it did look good. This lovely bus was at the
standard ride height, which always looks good,
and the bodywork looked amazing straight and
|I didn't catch the owners names but again they|
were a family with children. I do like the solar
panel fixed to the rear side window. This is
something I have thought about for my bus as
it would ideal for charging the phone and other
|My '69 in line with a variety of other air cooled|
and water cooled Volkswagen's at the family
fun day at Emberton Country Park.
|The family day made a nice change from the|
normal evening club meet in the pub. There
were a lot of people with their children and a
few dogs and everyone had a great time.
|The other visitors to Emberton park were quite |
interested in all our vans and buses parked up.
|As I always say, variety is the key to a successful|
club meet and at the family fun day they had plenty
of variety in all the members vehicles.
|This cool looking 1972 baby blue beetle arrived|
a bit later in the afternoon complete with the
retro roof rack with suitcases.
|This beetle looked petty much standard apart|
from the lowered ride height. Beetle's do look
nice when lowered, as this one proves.
|I do like the flowing body lines of a classic|
beetle. This one had incredibly good body work
for a 43 year old car that has spent it's entire
life in the cold damp conditions here in the U.K.
|This is the House of Dub club meet at Emberton|
Park, members vehicles parked up, and the
owners are relaxing in the sun, the BBQ is getting
hot and the beers are cold.
|Spike, from the House of Dub workshop came|
along in his new works vehicle. Chatting to
Spike he said it was a good enough vehicle
it but seriously needed lowering, and soon.!
|This late bay arrived later in the afternoon. It's|
grey primered lowered body with white roof
stood out in the sunshine. I did like the 2 bow
roof rack and sun visor which helped this bay
window stand out.
|The chequered tape along the white bumpers|
was a nice touch and suited the bus well as did
the old skool slot mag wheels.
|Tony came along with his partner and their 2|
Rack Russell dogs in his super cool looking
1987 T25 crew cab.
|Even though the pick up is suffering from a few |
teething problems, Tony decided to drive it
over from his hometown of Luton.
|The matt blue / grey body with the bright orange|
cab roof and wheels make this pick up stand out
anywhere. Tony was saying that he needs to
replace the gearbox as the current box has the
wrong gear ratio's.
|The event was billed as a Family day, so every-|
one is welcome, and that includes the dogs.
Tony's Jack Russell's enjoying the sunshine in
the back of the pick up.
|This stock looking 1969 Westfalia arrived later|
in the afternoon. This U.S. import looked as
though it was totally stock and original. OK it
had the odd knock and scratch but it was the
real deal, it had not been molested or repaired.