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|My 1969 microbus taking a breather in the|
summer sunshine at Liphook services.
|Once in Southsea the approach to the common|
was queued up with traffic, but not your normal
traffic, this queue was packed of Volkswagen's
heading for the BeachBuggin show. It was quite
an awesome sight.
|As I got nearer the entrance I could see all the|
Volkswagen's entering the show, I think it's going
to be a good day.
|My microbus parked up at BeachBuggin 2015.|
I arrived at the show around 10.00am and it
already getting warm, but there was a nice
cool breeze coming off the sea which is about
100 feet from the show arena.
|Sunshine, a blue sky with fluffy white clouds and|
plenty of parking space on a well kept common
and thousands of Volkswagen's is what the
BeachBuggin show is all about.
|As the show is called 'BeachBuggin' there are|
bound to be plenty of beach buggies at the show
and I think there must have been around 30 or
so, the making of a great display.
|I do think that the old skool metal flake paint on|
a buggy looks fantastic as this stunning blue
buggy shows. I know it's a bit 1970's, but it
doesn't matter, as it looks so cool.
|The variety of different body styles the buggies|
had was amazing. I can't name all the different
body styles but suffice to say they looked great.
|This nice pair of sandrail's were parked up with|
the buggies as I suppose they are technically
buggies, just a different body shape.
|A few years ago there were a few scooters that|
attended the show, this year there must have
been about 60. It really was an awesome sight.
|Another blue metal flake beach buggy. This one|
had polished 'centreline' wheels which stood out
against the dark blue paint. I did like the surf-
board strapped to the roll cage.
|At the BeachBuggin show there is always a|
fantastic array of Volkswagen's to suit the
taste of everyone.
|This light blue Beetle pick up looked cool parked|
up at the show. It looked as though it had had a
subtle roof chop.
|Karmann Ghia's are beautiful looking cars, but|
when they are lowered, with a nice set of chrome
5 spoke wheels and finished in a lovely coat of
all white paint they just look absolutely stunning.
|There were several 'original' Porsche 356's at|
the show. These are the real deal, not copies
and this cream coloured one was gorgeous.
|From one extreme to another but still as|
gorgeous in it's own right was this early split
screen RAT looking crew cab pick up. The
faded paint with patina and the cyclopes light
along with the roof rack made this bus stand out.
|Hundreds upon hundreds of split screen buses|
parked up in lines just across from the beach.
Each spitty was different from the next, whatever
your tastes, you'll find it at BeachBuggin.
|This 1974 Jurgens drew plenty of attention from|
the thousands of visitors to the show. These have
to be the ultimate VW camper, but getting hold
of one is not that easy, they are very sought after.
|Early bays and late bays were plentiful at the|
show and again each one was different from the
last. Each one expresses the owners own
personal interpretation of how a bus should look.
|Two split screen buses of similar years parked|
up next to each other, but so different in so
|The BeachBuggin show has a very chilled out|
and relaxed feel about it. So when the sun is
shining, put the sun canopy over the doors and
relax and enjoy the day.
|More chilled out owners enjoying the sunshine|
in their lovely split screen with a turret pop top
which does look good on a split screen bus.
|This split screen had a very distinctive paint|
scheme in bronze / blue.
|I'm not sure how this paint scheme was created|
but it looked great. It reminded me of 'rag rolling'
a paint effect often applied to furniture to create
a sort of marble effect.
|This gorgeous army green early Beetle looked|
lovely in the sunshine. The narrowed front beam
helped this Beetle stand out.
|A gorgeous red 1967 Beetle parked up next to|
a gorgeous turquoise Beetle. Again two different
styles but both equally as nice. I did like the
polished Empi 5 spokes wheels on this cherry
|This gorgeous lowered turquoise Beetle with|
the off white painted steel wheels looked great.
I did like the roof rack with the period accessories
and also the camber of those rear wheels!
|I remember seeing this gorgeous electric blue|
beetle at the last BeachBuggin show back in
2013. This car is simply stunning. From the
amazing colour and those chrome 5 spoke
|The interior of this bug was just as gorgeous as|
the exterior. The smoothed over dash looked
great in that blue colour and the white vinyl bench
seat and door cards complimented the
overall look of this interior.
|As you would expect the attention to detail didn't|
end with the interior, the engine and engine bay
also had the same high class finish.
|I did like this 1970 bright purple baja with it's|
full open sunroof. Those chrome wheels just
look great against the body colour.
|This 1965 turquoise Beetle looked fantastic|
in the bright sunshine. The narrowed front
beam with those polished Fuchs wheels look
|This stock looking early Beetle looked just|
about right. Apart from the chrome head light
peaks this looked as though it had just come
out of the factory. I did like the small twin spot
lights mounted to the bumper.
|I have seen this lovely early oval Beetle at a few|
shows now and it looks just as nice every time
I see it. The narrowed front beam with the silver
painted steel wheels are a perfect compliment
to the army green colour.
|The Telefunken decals looked great (although|
I have no idea what Telefunken is!) as did
the door / side panel decals.
|This lovely 1964 grey Beetle was one of the|
vehicles for sale at the show. It has an 1194cc
engine and has a genuine 64,000 miles on the
clock. The asking price for this classic was
£9000 ($14,000 approx)
|OK it's not a Volkswagen but it is a German|
car. This BMW 300 Isetta was produced from
1956 - 1962 and had a mind blowing 300cc
single cylinder 4 stroke engine that produced
a top speed of 53mph and with an average
fuel consumption of 93mpg.!
|A perfect way to spend a sunny Sunday. The|
sun was shining, it was warm and with the sound
of the sea in the background and of course with
plenty of quality Volkswagen's all lined up.
|A lovely 1972 181 Trekker in bright yellow. I|
did like the choice of wheels which I think are
Radar's, but I could be wrong!
|Observant readers will recognise this 1971|
early bay pick up. This is one of the vehicles I
took a photo of entering the show as I queued
up to get in. This really was a solid looking
|Another pair of late split screen buses parked|
up side by side The black 1965 bus is about
the same age as the bronze and white one but
they look so different.
|As usual at the BeachBuggin show there were|
a couple of custom trikes powered by the
Volkswagen air-cooled engine. This gorgeous
looking bright purple metal flake trike looked
|...as did this bright yellow trike. The attention to|
detail on these trikes is amazing.
|I do like a black 'n flamed paint job and this|
1967 Beetle ticked all the right boxes. The
flames looked fantastic against the flawless
gloss black paint.
|This 1969 Chevrolet C10 pick up looked mean|
with it's roof chop and finished in matt black
|This gorgeous ruby red 1932, 2 door sedan|
looked great. I do like the '32 especially when
they are fenderless (although this one has
cycle fenders) and running on white wall tyres.
|The sedan has such a lovely body shape which|
looks even better when the fenders and running
boards are removed.
|A lovey 1974 crew cab pick up in what looks|
like a dove blue colour. I do like these crew
cabs and could quite easily have one.
|From one extreme to another is the very RAT|
looking 1967 split screen bus. There is nothing
hidden on the bus and what you see is what
you get. I loved it.
|A good photo showing the diversity of vehicles|
at BeachBuggin. Volkswagen's as far as the eye
can see, rows upon rows of various Volkswagen's.
|This early 1960's Beetle was fantastic. Every|
detail looked right, from the chrome towel rail
bumpers to the painted steel wheels.
|This very sought after 1979 karmann mobil |
safari drew a lot of attention from both the
public and other participants. These really
are so nice and I think most VW owners
would have one, given the chance.
|OK, it was a bit tatty here and there but that|
didn't detract from the fact that this is still overall
a very nice desirable vehicle.
|I do like this photo of 2 very colourful Beetle's|
parked up side by side in the glorious summer
sunshine. The turquoise bug is a 1970 and
the bright purple one is a 1971.
|This lovely pre 63 split screen caught my eye|
with it's unusual paint colour and the 'Roo'
bars on the front. I loved the overall look of this
early split. The owners dog is trying to get some
shade from the scorching sunshine by lying
under the bus.
|After walking around the show for a few hours|
I decided to head back to my bus for a cup of
tea and something to eat. This is the view out
of my sliding door. I was in very good company.
|This multi coloured bay looked fantastic with|
it's different colour body panels. This is similar
to the Polo paint scheme I have seen.
|This 1972 type 3 fastback looked like a nice |
straight and solid car. The gorgeous blue paint
suited the car's body shape.
|This bright orange T4 looked great in the sun,|
the paint was so bright it gave off an orange
glow. I do like these T4's especially when they
are this nice.
|This 181 Trekker was in full military colours and|
looked authentic. These were originally designed
for use by the military so it's only natural to have
it in the military colours.
|Apart from the vase and flower, it did look|
authentic. The interiors on these Trekkers is
sparse, but when you remember what they
were designed for, it's understandable.