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|Less is more on this plain looking Myers Manx |
(I think) Buggy. A gorgeous single colour body
with a flower pattern roof and those huge
old skool chrome banded steel wheels are all
that's needed to make this buggy something
special and stand out.
|The deep dish chrome wheels along with the|
chromed engine parts and that polished fuel cell
in the back compliment the striking blue paint.
|This extremely low Karmann Ghia looked great|
with it's narrowed front beam, and painted in a
(sort of) mango colour with a tan hood.
|The interior was sparse as you would expect but|
it looked mostly original and in keeping with the
overall look of this bug.
|Oval window beetles look so nice from this angle,|
the flowing sloping body lines, the oval rear window
and the air intakes under the window make this a
|This gorgeous early oval window beetle looked |
so nice in this salmon colour and with the polished
Fuchs wheels. I do like those bullet indicators on
the front wings, and having looked around this car
I can say it really is a seriously cool ride.
|This stunning chocolate brown split oval beetle|
was simply gorgeous, the body was perfectly
straight and the paint was faultless.
|Another stunning beetle in the Cool-Flo line up|
was this early bug finished in pastel yellow. The
custom front indicators and the chrome nerf
bars give this car a clean sleek look.
|A nice touch was the old skool hot rod style |
pin striping around the head lights and on the
|Walking out from the auto jumble onto the terrace|
you can get a good look at the size of the camping
area at the Volksworld show.
|The camping area continues on the other side|
of the race course, while on this side are numerous
traders and more display vehicles.
|This bright orange split screen caught my eye|
as it almost had a glow around the bus as the
paint was so bright. I do like the flower power
|Beetle's galore.. different years and different|
styles. I'm guessing this was some Beetle club
|An early split screen panel van and a 1968|
Karmann Ghia, both with more patina than
original paint and both looking gorgeous.
|A better look at the patina on those vehicles.|
These were part of a line up of vehicles where
patina is a must.
|The front of the patina'd Karmann reveals a super|
narrow front end which has also been seriously
lowered, as are the Beetle's in the background.
|A nice pair of lowered Beetle's|
but both are totally different. The green 1971
was incredibly low, just look how far inside
the rear wheel arch the wheel sits, and how
narrow the front beam is.
|If you like your bug's sitting down in the weeds,|
how about satin grey beauty. I did like the head
light mesh and the pillar spot light.
|I also liked this early bay, finished in what looks|
like the original red paint with the added gold /
green stripes. These stripes were added to the
bus a few weeks ago then aged to make them
look period and in keeping with the rest of the bus.
|From the patina'd vehicles to the bright shiny|
painted cars. An early Karmann Ghia and a
cool fenderless rag top beetle.
|I have seen this beetle on several occasions,|
and all of them at the Volkworld show I think. It
is an early beetle coated in the brightest orange
paint with the white scallops. The nerf bars and
the headlight grills add the finishing touches.
|Whoever thought Karmann Ghia's were rare|
obviously hasn't been to the Volksworld show.
An impressive line up, I think this was the KG
|The variety of vintage Volkswagen's on display|
at the show was as usual, amazing. Even if
you go to the show just to get inspiration or
idea's for your own ride it's a worth while trip.
|Another split screen and another karmann ghia,|
but the beauty of these vintage Volkswagen's is,
every one is different it's own way. Maybe it's
the colour, or the ride height or just the wheels
but you will not find 2 of anything the same.
|Just a random photo of the outside show area|
where Volkswagen's of all models / ages and
styles (and a retro pushbike) were all parked
up together creating a varied and diverse display.
|This black 1971 beetle was another cool looking|
ride, with it's lowered stance, yellow head lights,
sun visor and polished 5 spoke wheels with white
wall tyres, not to mention that retro yellow spot
light mounted on the towel rail bumper.
|This lovely red early beetle was really nice, OK|
it had a different colour deck lid, but that was a
minor detail, the rest of this bug was amazing
and looked mostly stock apart from the lowered
|If you like your early cabriolet beetles to have |
the RAT look then this pastel yellow 1967 rag-
top bug should be right up your street. I do like
|It does look as though this little bug has had a|
hard life, but it still looks great.
|This lowered 1967/68 early bay was a sweet|
looking bus. It had been seriously lowered and
it looks like it has a narrowed front beam with
bright red Fuchs style wheels which are in stark
contrast to the beige body with tinted windows.
|The stance of this U.S. imported bus was just |
about perfect with it's nose in the weeds. The
sign written doors and rear hatch complimented
the overall look perfectly.
|A gorgeous turquoise convertible Karmann Ghia|
alongside a type 3 fastback and an early bay.
Whatever type of Volkswagen you like, you'll be
sure to find it at the Volksworld show.
|The 'Surrey Volkswagen Club' brought this pair|
of immaculate beetles along to the show along
with some other branded merchandise.
|This ultra low MK1 Golf is just mad. It sits on|
the floor and has a super narrowed front end.
The engine is a rotary engine.
|If you're into the RAT look then the next couple|
of cars should fulfil your needs. The first is this
early Karmann Ghia in pastel yellow, with plenty
of surface rust to make it cool. The super narrow
front beam gives the car a purposeful look.
|The second RAT looking car is this 1963 Beetle|
which was a sort of mango colour until the patina'd
rust took over. As Dolly Parton once said... "It takes
a lot of money to look this cheap".!
|The rear end of the RAT Beetle even has a RAT|
looking luggage rack on the engine lid.
|From the main building to the actual racecourse|
there is a gradual slope, so we couldn't work
out how this white T25 was sitting level while
all the other vehicles were at a slight angle on the
slope, ...answers on a postcard please.
|The 'Rothfink' high top split screen has been on|
the Volkswagen scene for a number of years but
still looks as good as ever, the green split screen
I don't think I've seen before but it did look good.
|Back inside the venue in one of the show halls I|
thought I'd try and be artistic.... clearly it didn't
work but it does show close up just how clean
the show cars really are.
|I don't know much about this high top split |
screen, other than at Santa Pod Raceway it
ran a quarter mile in 12.86 seconds @ 101
mph. ! Check out that amazing run on
you tube here:
|I spotted this 1974 Jurgens Autovilla in the |
public car park, how cool is this. These Jurgens
and the Gypsy version are quite rare in the U.K.
and therefore very sought after.
|This Karmann was trailered to the show and was|
up for sale. It needed a dedicated buyer to spend
the time and money this car deserves to get it
back on the road where it belongs.
|As you can see it does need an extensive and|
|A lovely1966 white split screen, with some |
cool looking side scoops and a gorgeous early
bay single cab pick up parked up in the public
|Another single cab pick up but this time it's a|
late bay. These pick ups, whether a single cab
or a crew cab look fantastic from the side.
|A 1970 Type 181, these are commonly known|
as a 'Trekker' but in fact a Trekker was a RHD
version, type 182. LHD versions were called
|This really was a stunning paint job that suited|
the car perfectly. The paint job reminded me of
the So-Cal paint on the old skool hot rods.
|The interior of the 181 was very clean and tidy|
finished in the same gloss black and with the
stained floor boards.
|A neat hand painted custom speedo stood |
out in the dashboard of this 181. It really is
all about the details that make the difference.
|I'm guessing by the fact the this 356 convertible|
has a registration year of 1972 that is is a kit car.
Whether I'm right or not, it was still a lovely
looking car that I'd be more than happy to
drive around in.
|The flared wings and the racing number could|
hold a clue as to this cars origins...
|A lovely early Porsche 911 finished in a gloss|
grey next to an early 1960's turquoise beetle.
Variety really is what the Volksworld show is
|My 1969 VW microbus parked up in the public|
car park at Sandown Park Racecourse that
was the venue for the Volksworld show 2015.
So that was the Volksworld show 2015, once
again it was an incredible show with so many
of the top quality vehicles from all over Europe.
Not to mention all the other entrants either in
a club display or on their own, they all make the
show what it is today. There are several video's
on Youtube of the Volksworld show but check
out this cool video from the guys over at