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|The Outcast VW club meet from 7pm on the first|
Thursday of each month. I only live about 1.5
miles from the Charter Pub, so I was the first
to arrive in my 1969 microbus. The pub car park
has ample space for our club meet.
|By the time I had got a soft drink from the bar|
and returned outside, three other club members
had arrived in their buses.
|Stuart came along to the club meet in his very|
distinctive 1971 early bay. Stuart owns and runs
'Oil Droppers' an air cooled Volkswagen repair
and restoration shop just outside Aylesbury.
|Stuart's red oxide painted bay is running a hot|
1671cc engine with a home built turbo system.
|To keep an eye on what's going on with the|
engine and the turbo, Stuart has a rev counter
with shift light and boost gauge for the turbo
mounted on top of his dashboard.
|Claude arrived at the Outcast meet in his 1960 |
split screen kombi that has been lowered and
has a narrowed beam with disc brakes.
|Claude's 'Tesoro' bus is running a 1641cc motor|
with a Scat C35 cam with twin Dellorto carbs.
|The event is taking place in July, so I think a full|
service is due before the adventure. From John
O Groats to Lands End it's 1008 miles, and so
far there are about 60 / 70 old air cooled VW's
signed up for the cruise. Check out the Route67
website for more info: http://vwroute67.co.uk/
|Dave and Angela came along in their lovely |
1967 Split Screen. Dave and Angela have
travelled all over Europe in this bus which is
a testament to it's reliability.
|Dave is running a strong 1955cc motor, with all|
the internal goodies. This bus really does go as
well as it looks.
|A new visitor to the Outcast VW Club was this|
lovely looking green T4. This bus was so clean
it put most of us to shame. My apologies but I
cannot remember the owners name.. Doh!
|The contrasting cream coloured wheels are|
actually from a Land Rover but they look so
good on this T4. This really is a nice looking
bus that we hope to see again at our club
meet in the near future.
|The club line up quite early in the evening, it|
doesn't matter whether you own an air-cooled
or water cooled Volkswagen, you'll be more
than welcome at the Outcast clubs monthly
meet at the Charter Pub.
|Gary came over from the neighbouring county|
of Bedfordshire in his gorgeous 1971 early
bay. I believe this is Gary's daily driver as well
as his weekend camping vehicle with his
partner Maria and their dog Frankie.
|Gary was in discussions with the owner of the |
late bay on the trailer regarding the Empi 5
spoke wheels, which Gary thought would look
good on his cross over bay.
|Kerry and Becky made an appearance at the|
club meet in Kerry's 1979 late bay which is also
painted in Sierra Yellow. Kerry has a new colour
matched chequered bra fitted to protect the
front from stone chips and general road kill.
|A slightly blurred photo of Kerry's bus, but even|
in a blurred photo you can see how immaculate
this bus is.
|Kerry's late bay next to Gary's cross over bay,|
the variety of vehicles at the Outcast meet is
|Kevin came along in his lovely 2002 T4, Kevin|
did pre warn me that his normally immaculate
bus was somewhat dirty with general road grime,
but at least it shows this bus does get used.
|Kevin's bus is a long wheelbase, twin sliding|
door model finished is an off white over green.
The custom side step and tinted windows help
to make this bus stand out.
|Even covered in dirt this bus still looks good.|
The 4 tip exhaust and the custom badge on the
tailgate help to make this bus unique as does...
|... The buses name, 'The Grinch' hand painted|
onto the tailgate which Kevin had done recently.
|The club line up is starting to fill out, the white|
Beemer belongs to the owner of the trailered
bay window, who's name I have also forgotten,
Sorry, .... It must be an age thing.!
|The warm evenings mean it doesn't get dark|
until about 9.00pm which always increases the
number of vehicles attending the club meet.
|There is nothing better than a car park full of |
the Outcast VW Club's owners Volkswagen's.
|Sam's very distinctive beetle. I recently wrote a|
blog review on Sam and Kevin's off road trialling
exploits, if you missed that blog entry check out
'My Blog Archive' to the left of this page.
|Sam's beetle sandwiched between two buses.|
A nice variety of vehicles, and all of varying
styles always make for a good club meet.
|Sam's work colleague came down for the first|
time in his immaculate MK1 Golf Convertible.
This 1990 model finished in a stunning white
looked amazing and it looked all original.
|This soft top Golf was super straight and super|
clean. The hood looked as though it was new.
|The side profile of this classic 1990's car. These|
cars in this condition are getting hard to find.
|The immaculate white paint looked amazing,|
and the reflection from the super straight body
panels was almost perfect .
|The club line up from the right...|
|The club line up in the middle...|