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|You don't often see a cool looking LT35 at a|
VW show, but this black beauty sat high and
proud next to a nice white T4.
|Southsea Common, the venue for this annual|
show is huge and with almost 3000 vehicles
that attended this years show, it needed to be.
|Even with that number of vehicles attending|
there was still enough room for everyone.
|This is a good photo showing just some of|
the variety of Volkswagen's at the show.
|Early bays, late bays, Beetle's, T4 / T5's this|
show really does have it all.
|A gorgeous baby blue 1967 beetle with steel|
wheels painted in a cream colour with white-
wall tyres next to an early bay.
|This stunning 1966 white Beetle looked great|
in the sunshine. I did like the red Paris sun-
roof with matching custom wheels.
|This red high top late bay looked fantastic, I|
do like these high top bays. The truck mirrors
were a nice touch that suited the look.
|Karmann Ghia's don't necessarily need a |
mega expensive paint job to look cool, as this
light blue ghia proves. This was a nice solid
example of a very desirable car.
|Another Karmann this time painted in a very|
bright green with a white roof. This one is an
earlier model than the one above, as the air
vents in the front are different.
|Looking from across the road towards the show|
to show just how big the BeachBuggin event is.
|This really is a great venue for the show, which|
is just across the road from....
|...The lovely clean pebble beach of Southsea.|
After a few hours wandering around the show
in the heat of the sun I needed to sit down on
the beach and cool off.
|The sea was as still as a millpond and the|
waves were gently breaking against the shore,
I knew I should taken my swimming shorts,
but as I didn't I had to make do with a paddle.
|Two red buses parked up side by side at the|
BeachBuggin show. A lovely red T4 with black
wheels next to an early pop top bay.
|There were plenty of T25's at the show, and|
like the early and late bays, everyone was
different from the previous one.
|Old and new parked up side by side. I did like|
the pop top roof on the grey and white T25.
|This lovely white over light blue 1967 split|
screen looked great with it's pop top, 3 bow
roof rack and the neat cycle carrier.
|The BeachBuggin show is a really relaxed|
chilled out show, which on a sunny Sunday
is perfect for everyone.
|This bright orange crew cab pick up looked|
great with it's 3 bow roof rack and the wooden
|This yellow paint on this spit oval Beetle was|
so bright it was almost luminous, and looked
great giving off a glow in the sunshine.
|This really was a nice looking bug. I did like|
those louvres in the rear wings and the chrome
|This old Chevrolet step side truck in matt|
black looked great. It looks like a 1941 model.
It belonged to a local mechanic from
|This really was a cool looking truck. The cream|
coloured banded steel wheels look great
against the matt black painted body.
|The variety of air-cooled Volkswagen's at the|
BeachBuggin show was immense. The variety
of water cooled VW's was the same.
|I do like this photo of a late bay with twin sliding|
doors with a bright yellow Beetle parked
behind it. At a quick glance it looks as though
the Beetle is inside the van.
|I'm guessing this must have an air ride for|
suspension because when the car was parked
those lovely custom wheels actually touched
the wheel arches.
|By the late afternoon some of the scooter crew|
decided to leave. It was great to watch them
ride slowly past as they filtered between the
vehicles parked up towards the exit.
|There was a couple of reasons why I took this|
photo, but I can't remember what they were!
I'm not sure what these two beauties were
promoting, but they were more than happy
to pose for my camera. Thank you girls.
|This bus was then shipped to the U.K. in 2010|
where it had the complete bottom 10" replaced.
It also had new axles, running gear and a new
1775cc engine with twin 40 carbs.
|Quote " yes the outside could be filled + |
painted + shiny in about a 1 weeks work, but
it takes a lot of time and effort to create a unique
looking van and with 55 years of use to get
this look". Well said and I agree.
|A unique use for a bay window. This bay had|
a neat conversion into a burger van and looked
great. I never tried the burgers, but the queue
was long and constant all day.
|This really is a fantastic show. Be sure to put|
it in your calendar for next year. The weather
was in stark contrast from last year, where
the show had to be cancelled due to the storm
that ravaged the south coast of England.
|This T25 Gipsy looked great. I do like the |
Gipsy, as it has to be the ultimate camper.
I have a friend who has T25 Gipsy and having
had a good look around his, I would to own one,
maybe one day...
|I don't think you can beat a fenderless Hi-Boy|
for looks, they are so beautiful. I did like the
use of the original fuel tank in between the
chassis rails at the back.
|The interior was as it should be, very sparse.|
This one didn't have the original dash, but a
very nice period alternative. I did like that gear
lever made from a twisted bar.
|A lovely 1972 Beetle parked up in front of an|
early RAT looking split screen.
|This early white Beetle looked fantastic, it sat|
nice and low and possibly had a narrowed
front beam. The paint work looked as though
it could be original, it was a very nice car.
|Black over turquoise is an unusual colour |
combination for a split screen bus, but
doesn't it look good. This bus really stood out
in the line up of buses at the show.
|This split screen panel van was painted in the|
Fire truck livery. I'm not sure if it is an ex Fire
van, but it did look so nice.
|This really was a nice straight panel van, the|
huge roof rack looked great and suited the van.
|Another Fire bus, this time it''s a T25 version.|
Again I'm not sure if it was an original but it
didn't really matter as it looked so cool. The
yellow and white split screen in front also
looked so cool parked up.
|A nice photo of just 3 of the air cooled buses|
at the BeachBuggin show.
|The gorgeous profile of a classic Beetle. I did|
like the slight rake on this cars stance.
|A lovey pop top late bay in white. I do like|
these front hinged pop tops, they just look
so cool and probably my favourite version
of the pop tops.
|This white over light blue split screen bus stood|
out, not because it had a flashy paint job or
custom wheels, but because it was just a really
nice looking standard bus.
|I do like this photo of a late bay and a split|
screen parked up under the blue sky at the
|A gorgeous pair of early Beetle's parked up|
enjoying the sunshine.
|This is another bus that didn't need a mega |
expensive paint job, as this split screen looks
just about perfect as it is.
|This white over red pop top early bay looked|
great with it's colour coded visor and side step.
This really was a nice looking bus.
|The owner of this white over blue late bay had|
the right idea, put the sun canopy up and get
some much needed shade from the hot sun.
|This lime green Lamborghini Huracán was at|
the show. OK it's not a VW, but it did draw
in the crowds.
|I do like this photo of a couple of bay window|
campers with the pop tops up enjoying the
chilled vibe at BeachBuggin.
|I recognised this dark purple beach buggy, it|
belongs to Andrew who is a member of 'The
House of Dub' VW Club based near Milton
Keynes which is just down the road from
my hometown of Aylesbury.
|Andrew's gorgeous buggy is one of the best|
buggies I have seen. It was also nice to catch
up with Andrew who like Vince I haven't seen
for a while.
|This dark blue buggy looked great with the |
surfboard strapped to the roof rack. Although
I'm not sure the driver has a valid licence to
drive a motor vehicle.
|This 1967 S042 split screen was imported |
from San Francisco and had the original
factory westfalia interior. The bus was in
fantastic condition and runs and drives
|This bus needed no work what-so-ever and|
had a reconditioned engine with 0 miles. It
even came with a 12 month warranty. It was
U.K. registered and had a current M.O.T.
The asking price for this beautiful bus?
£31,495 ($49,500 approx)
|Over the back of the show field I spotted this|
bunch of cool Harley motorcycles. I did like
the hard tail in the centre of the photo.