Earlier this year I was asked if I could help to 'spread the word' about a new monthly meet for both air-cooled and water cooled Volkswagen's that was being held at The Cow Roast Inn, London Road, in Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 6JL on the first Sunday of each month from 1pm onwards. As the venue for this new monthly meet is only about 9 miles from my hometown I said I would love to help out by advertising the meet on numerous Volkswagen themed face book groups that I have joined, and of course by attending the meeting. Starting a new monthly meet was always going to be difficult, because if you plan the meet for a week night, you'll get the 'I don't get home from work in time' or if you plan it at the weekend you'll get 'weekends are for gardening, housework and the family etc' but not being deterred, I and another mate duly spread the word as best we could. The weather here in the U.K. is another major factor to bear in mind when planning a Volkswagen meet as any sign of bad weather and they'll stay away. The forecast for the Sunday was sunshine but with some heavy showers, but I hoped the weather forecasters would be wrong and that we would get plenty of sunshine without any showers.To see all my other blog entries, go to ‘My Blog Archive’ to the left of the page. Simply click on an arrow for a particular year, then click on an arrow for a particular month, this will then give you a drop down menu for all the blog entries for that month.
|Lisa and Joe, and Lisa's sister Amanda (I think)|
came over from Potters Bar in Hertfordshire in
their 1972 late bay window named 'Buttercup'
which they have only owned since October or
November last year.
|This late bay was really clean and straight, and|
the colour (when the sun came out) was just
so bright. Lisa and Joe are finding out that
although yellow is a lovely colour, it does
attract the bugs on the front of this lovely bus.
|My 1969 Microbus, washed and polished (!)|
and looking good in the sunshine at The Cow
Roast Inn public house.
|My 1969 early bay parked up next to Lisa and |
Joe's 1972 late bay.
|Again this was another very clean and tidy bus|
that the new owners seemed pleased with.
They were saying that they owned a Comma
bus many years ago and now the children
have grown up, it seemed a natural progression
onto a Volkswagen camper van.
|Sarah and Gareth came along from St. Albans|
to the VW meet in their gorgeous 1967 split
screen, named Tigi.This really is a lovely looking
bus that they hire out for weddings when they are
not off camping somewhere (which they do quite
frequently) If you fancy having Tigi part of your
big day check out the Tigi facebook page:
|The interior of Sarah's gorgeous split screen.|
I'm sure Sarah would have opened the door
for me so I could have taken a better photo
if I had just waited until she got back and
asked her... Doh!
|Dan and his partner Pam and their dog came |
along in their lovely 1988 high top T25. This was
a cool looking bus, and with that high top there
was just so much room inside it was incredible,
it must be luxury to have that much space inside.
|Josh and his partner, and their dog came along |
in his newly acquired 1961 split screen crew
cab pick up. Josh is a member of the House
of Dub VW club based near Leighton Buzzard.
|Speaking to Josh, he was saying that the motor|
is an 1841cc, or very close to this cc. It has an
IRS rear suspension and has been lowered all
round. It has also benefited from having an up-
graded 12 volt electrical system fitted.
|Just a few of the air-cooled VW's that attended|
the inaugural Volkswagen event held at The
Cow Roast Inn, near Tring in Bucks.