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|Upon entering the venue for the Volksworld show|
you passed this amazing display of a 'cut away'
split oval beetle. The body and various other
components have been cut in half so you could
see how different components would work.
|My photo's do not show just how good this |
display really was, it was so interesting to see
inside all the internal parts.
|The engine had also had some components cut|
away. The edges of each cut away component
was painted in red to make it visually easier
to see what is what, and how things worked.
|As you walked into the first show hall, the quality|
of the vehicles on display was immediately
apparent. These are the top show cars from all
over Europe and the standard is getting higher
and higher each and every year.
|The body was perfectly straight and the finish|
on the paint was amazing. The chrome bumpers
shone like new as did the chrome 5 spoke wheels.
This stunning Karmann won a very well deserved
'top 20' trophy at the show.
|This 1956 oval rag top beetle is the infamous|
Mende Speedwell Oval, the body sits on a
1973 floor pan and is fitted with the complete
full front and rear Mendeola suspension.
|This car was built in 2009 by Kevin Zagar at |
Mendeola Signature Motors in San Diego.
|This one off unique interior looks fantastic. I did|
like the seat bases made from polished alloy, and
the matching door handles. This gorgeous bug
also won a 'top 20' trophy.
|This 1961 beetle was simply stunning. It was, as|
you can see absolutely immaculate and the almost
perfect reflection in that gorgeous dark blue paint
|The rear of this gorgeous bug is as you would |
expect equally as clean and straight as the rest
of this car. It is no surprise that this bug won not
only a 'top 20' trophy and also won the 'Prosign
choice' award. Another well deserved placing.
|The supercharged engine is more like a piece|
of art than a mechanical component. Beautiful
detailing inside the whole of the engine bay to
match the rest of this fantastic vehicle.
|It is no surprise that the interior was as new. Every|
switch, button and lever looked brand new. The
door cards were finished in dark blue vinyl and
a biscuit coloured material as were the seats.
|The stunning Rometsch Convertible also became|
known as the 'Beeskow Hollywood Car' because
they were very popular in the U.S.A. They were
only produced from 1951 - 1956.
|Inside this has all the facilities of a standard|
camper. A butane stove (that could swing
outside), stainless steel sink, a 50lb cool box
and 2 double beds (one folds down from the
over cab space.)
|The interior of this early bay was amazing, I did|
like the LED lighting which accentuates the lovely
floor and units, and the whole interior of this bus
so it was no wonder that this early bay won a 'top
20' trophy for that hard work.
|This pre 1959 Karmann Ghia finished in a|
brilliant white looked stunning under the coloured
spot lights. This car looked 100% original and
was a stunning example of this classic vehicle.
|The classic flowing body lines of a Karmann|
Ghia. The body has a timeless shape that still
looks just as nice, if not better than many modern
cars of today. This was another of the stunning
European entries at the show.
|One of the numerous traders at the Volksworld|
show was selling this super great looking cool box
in the shape of a split screen for £499.00 ($740)
|The Volksworld show is massive with entrants|
from all across Europe attending and it attracts
thousands of visitors a day over the 3 day
weekend. This gorgeous silver Karmann Ghia
was just one of the incredibly beautiful vehicles
|A stunning red and black type 34 Karmann Ghia, |
(or more commonly known as a 'razor edge') and
and beautiful orange beetle with a Paris sun roof
were just two of the diverse Volkswagen's on
display at the Volksworld show.
|The variety and standard of the cars in all the halls|
at the show was immense. Attention to detail is
what gets these cars into the show as this early
1960's beetle and the early 1960's cabriolet show.
|This gorgeous 1967 rag top beetle looked great|
with it's stunning red paintwork and magnesium
BRM wheels. A 1776cc motor powered this bug
along while the CSP front brakes and Porsche
356 drums on the rear helped it stop.
|This lovely oval window beetle another stunning|
classic bug. The mid grey paint looked gorgeous
on the super straight body. Look at the reflection
of the chequered floor on the under side on the
deck lid, how shiny is that paint.
|Another oval window beetle and no surprise it's|
another incredibly straight and clean vehicle.
Again just look at the reflection of the floor in
the door. These oval rear window beetle's were
only produced from 1953 - 1957.
|This drag racing beetle has a 2332cc engine|
with twin 48 carbs and an Engle FK87 cam
amongst other engine mods. It has fibreglass
doors and wings and has an aluminium floor
pan and the whole car only weighs 640kg.
|It features a 4 into 1 header and a racing flow-|
master muffler. Wheels are 3.5 x 15, 6 x 15
centerlines with 145/15 front, and 6-26-15
Phoenix rear tyres. The car also has a home
made roll cage and using the original brakes.
| The reflection of the chequered floor in the door|
of this 1960's beetle was amazing. This bug was
incredibly straight as the gloss black paint shows.
|The 'early bay' line up at Sandown Park. I think|
I'm right in saying that this line up was organised
by the http://forum.earlybay.com/ they are at the
show every year with a very impressive and varied
display of early bay buses from 1968 - 1972.
|I do like early bay panel vans and this one caught|
my eye, it looks like a 1968 model in white with
bag fulls of patina. It has been lowered and what
looks like a narrowed front beam.
|This imported 1969 looked fantastic with it's |
yellow headlight lenses and the twin yellow spot
lights. It had also been slightly lowered which
always suits an early bay.
|Another 1969 model, this time with what looks |
like a Devon Moonraker pop top (although I
could be wrong) This stock looking bus was
gorgeous and again mostly original.
|A lovely 1970 deluxe model in white over blue.|
This imported bus looked great having been
lowered slightly and with the Empi 5 spoke
wheels. Other nice touches are the clear front
indicator lenses and the full length roof rack.
|This 1969 early bay looked unusual with it's |
black roof and black bumpers, but it's works
so well especially with the black wheels. Most
buses have a white or a lighter colour roof but
this bus proves that a darker colour roof can,
and does work.
|This T25 crew cab Syncro caught my eye with|
it's satin finish grey paint. Sitting on those huge
tyres this bus looked like it could go anywhere.
|The hydraulic tipper bed was a neat feature as|
was the roll bar that went up the front and across
|These syncro's, whether they are a crew cab or|
a single cab pick up or even the bus version are
really cool and starting to get popular in the U.K.
|This really is a nice car. I'm guessing this was|
an original 356, if it wasn't it was a extremely
|This beautiful 1966 beetle looked so cool in it's|
monotone paint with chrome trim. The unusual
painted white wheel choice suit the car perfectly.
|I do like '66 bugs, and this one was no exception.|
The stance, the colour and the wheel choice all
help to make this beetle make an impression.
|A trio of split screen buses parked up in the |
outdoor arena at Volksworld. Different years,
different styles and different ride heights but
all equally as nice as each other. That really
is a nice reflection in that red paint.
|The immaculate paint, the twin roof racks, and|
the matching front thermal screen all helped to
make this bus something special.
|Claude was at the show with his partner Jean,|
in his 1960 split screen kombi. Claude and Jean
are both fellow members of the Outcast VW Club
based in Aylesbury.
|This 1966 split screen was immaculate in it's|
chocolate brown and white colour scheme. The
deluxe bumper trim and headlight grills help to
make the lovely bus stand out.
|This really is a nice straight bus, those perfectly|
straight panels are accentuated by the choice of
contrasting body colours.
|This bus does not have a VW logo on the right|
hand side of the rear hatch, that is in fact a
reflection from the the bus behind. Now that is
what you call a deep shine.!
|This gorgeous early beetle cabriolet looked great|
with it's pastel yellow paint. The super low ride
height along with polished 5 spoke wheels made
this rag top bug something really special.