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|My 1969 Microbus and Claude's '58 parked up|
with lovely clear blue skies, it's not bad weather
seeing it was the first day of November in the
U.K. as normally by now the rainy season is here.
|A nice photo of my bus and Claude's '58 that|
looks really small compared to my bus. The '58
has been seriously lowered which helps it's low
and very desirable stance.
|Whilst I was taking some photo's and Claude|
and Tonya were chatting I looked across the
superstore car park, and who should I see, but
another fellow Outcast VW Club member Colin,
in his cool looking red early bay.
|Colin had not seen Claude's new acquired ride, |
and Claude was only too happy to chat about
his new '58 low light.
|After a while we set off, Claude led the way for|
a brief time so I could get some photo's of his
Karmann Ghia from behind. The sun was just
starting to rise and it looked promising for the
rest of the day.
|A nice photo of Claude travelling behind my|
Microbus as we head towards Slough. Tonya
kindly took this cool photo of Claude looking
out of my rear window.
|The super clean 181 Trekker, which I think |
I last saw at the 'Endless Summer' show back
in September this year. It must have been a
bit chilly driving down to the show in this very
open to the elements Trekker!
|A lovely interior on the 181, I did like that huge|
tacho, and the 'Empi' foot mats. Less is more
as far as the 181 interior's are concerned.
|This really was a super clean car, and I think it|
won the peoples choice for 'King of the Car
Park trophy'. An award voted for by the public.
|Claude's Karmann Ghia parked up at the show|
has some good company. The '58 really does
sit low at the front... just how it should be!
|Claude's low light also has a narrowed front|
beam which adds to the cool look of the early
|I spotted this lovely Porsche 911 finished in a|
gorgeous grey paint job with a lime green
stripe. I did like the vented rear side windows.
|A good variety of buses parked up in the cold|
damp misty car park of the Slough swapmeet.
Air-cooled and water cooled make for a great
variety of vehicles.
|It didn't matter the sun wasn't shining as the|
glow given off from this super bright yellow
early bay made up for the lack of natural sun.
|Jonny attended the show in his '71 race Beetle|
which seems to have more bits added every
time I see it. Jonny is a member of the
Wolfsburg Weed Huggers VW Club based in
Penn St. in Bucks and whose club meets I
have been to many times in the past.
|A recent addition is the huge whale tail rear|
spoiler. This was specifically made for Jonny's
Beetle and looks awesome.
|Sign writing on the side of Jonny's rear spoiler.|
Miss White is the name of this cool racing
Bug which even has it's own facebook page.
|No matter what VW show, or classic car show|
I attend there is always one vehicle that stops
me in my tracks, and this is the car that did it for
me at the Slough Swapmeet. A gorgeous oval
window beetle in an immaculate coat of black
|The oval rear window Beetle was produced|
from 1950 - 1959 and the looks of this old
Volkswagen have been enhanced by the paint
colour, those shiny 5 spoke wheels and the
stance of this lovely bug. This really is a nice
|A gorgeous Porsche 356A finished in a single|
coat of off white paint. The 356A was produced
from 1955 - 1959 and is easily identified by the
lack of fuel filler cap in the top of the front wing
|...by the single vent in the deck lid. This really|
was a lovely looking car. The matching painted
bumpers were as original and how Porsche
produced the car which looks great.
|Looking into the mist along a row of split screen|
buses. Each one was different in colour, stance,
year and of course body style not to mention
all the accessories each one had.
|One of the traders brought along this early bay|
which was for sale. I didn't find out any info on
this bus, but it didn't look too bad.
|A lovey pair of beetle's parked up in the mist.|
I did like the look of the purple one with it's
'Centerline' wheels and also the neat old skool
pinstriping on the brown one.
|A close up of the cool pinstriping around the|
headlight surround on the brown bug. I'm just
getting into pinstriping and this shows that good
pinstriping doesn't always have to symmetrical.
|Another gorgeous oval bug with those super|
cool looking yellow head lights with a matching
yellow spot light. I did like the overall original
look of this beetle.
|This oval was so clean and straight, and the|
black gloss paint gives an almost perfect
reflection on those super straight body panels.
I did like the rear window blind, which was very
period and looked so cool.
|This 1959 split screen panel van was gorgeous, |
the patina was real and not from a rattle can. It
must have taken years to get a paint finish like
that. I did like the door mirror brackets which
really suited this patina van.
|The real patina covered virtually every panel. I|
really hope the owner doesn't paint this lovely
old splitty as it would ruin the cool look of the van.
|A good variety of bay windows of all descriptions|
and styles. Each one looked as good as the last
in it's own right.
|This RAT looking late bay crew cab looked|
great with it patina paint. I did like the 3 bow
roof rack and those huge spot lights and the
truck style door mirrors.
|This lovely pair of black over red split screen|
buses looked great parked up next to each
other. If you look closely the similarity ends with
with the body colours.
|A good variety of beetles adorned the car park.|
It really was a good turn out of vehicles, not only
bugs, but also bays and splits and lots of other
VW's on such a damp misty Sunday morning.
|I'm not sure if this is supposed to be the split|
screen line up or the bay window line up, but
I suppose it doesn't really matter. The amount of
vehicles that braved the cold damp conditions
to drive along to the swap meet was amazing.
|This early split in a very RAT looking yellow|
'skool bus' paint job looked fantastic.
|I did like the rear lights on this bus and the cool|
sign writing. This bus really did get my attention.
|Split screens and bays parked up side by side|
at the Slough Swapmeet. It's good to see such
a diverse variety of vehicles in one place.
|Another good variety of Volkswagen's, this time|
in the bay window line up. Numerous styles and
colours and each one different from the last.
|My 1969 Microbus had some good company|
in the swapmeet car park, a lovely Porsche
912 finished in a gorgeous grey colour parked
up next to me a bit later in the morning.
|I did like this early bay crew cab pick up in a|
very similar colour to my bus. This crew cab
wasn't flash or fancy, it was just a very nice and