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|I hadn't been to the Telford International Centre|
before and wasn't sure what to expect, but I
certainly didn't expect a traffic queue that went
on for about a mile. Here are just 2 of the buses
that I slowly followed towards the show in my T4.
|Once inside the international centre there was a|
small display of vehicles including this lovely early
barn door split screen bus. The unusual colour
scheme stood out as it was so different.
|This bus had some lovely faded Coca Cola|
signwriting on it, and along with the patina
paint it looked awesome. I did those Radar
wheels which add just enough bling.
|This RAT look bus really was nice. Even though|
the red and yellow paint was faded the bus still
stood out and made an excellent choice of
vehicle to greet visitors as they entered the show.
|This gorgeous 1970 early bay looked great with|
what looks like Neptune Blue coloured patina
paint. The chrome bumpers add just enough
bright work which compliments the deluxe trim
|There were plenty of T4's and T5's on show but|
this satin blue T4 caught my eye. This lowered
bus with it's satin blue paint with the retro white
scallops looked awesome. It also has some
really cool airbrushed murals.
|This bus really did stand out from the others in|
the hall. I loved this bus and could have looked
at it for hours.
|The interior was just as nice as the exterior. The|
blue and white theme carried on inside so looked
so nice. It certainly makes my grey T4 cab interior
look very drab and boring.
|This lovely 1967 Westfalia SO42 split screen|
stood out. It has been lowered by 6" and has a
Creative Engineering rack and pinion steering
upgrade with CSP brakes.
|The Westfalia interior is all original and looks|
stunning, it really does have a nice 1960's
feel to this this bus.
|The period food packaging looks great in the|
door storage rack.
|The rear end of this Westy rides on independent|
suspension and has Beetle drum brakes. That
velvet green paint does look nice, which is why
I've decided to have my 1969 microbus painted
in the same colour.
|The motor is pretty much stock apart from the|
twin Empi carbs, and the electronic ignition and
it is amazingly clean.
|It was purchased by a friend of the present|
owner, a local county sheriff for $100 and was
then shipped to the U.K. It has had a complete
nut and bolt restoration and the present owners
used it for their wedding day in 2015.
|The new 1776 has twin weber carbs, adjustable|
fuel pressure, electronic fuel pump and electronic
ignition. I liked the LED light fixed up in the engine
bay, it would certainly make working on the bus
during the evening / night so much easier.
|This 1969 microbus in savanna beige and cloud|
white caught my eye. It has been lowered and has
a 4" narrowed beam.
|This lovely bus was originally from Michigan in|
the U.S where it had some minor restoration
work carried out.
|The bus underwent further restoration once|
it was in the U.K. The gorgeous interior is
hand made by the present owner and is loosely
based on the Devon conversion model.
|This early bay sat just right, with a slight rack|
towards the front. This really is a straight bus
that is so clean.
|The painted Porsche 356 wheels look great with|
the VW logo hub caps. I have 356 steels on my
early bay and I think they look far better than any
alloy wheel, but that is just my opinion.!
|This really is such an unusual creation, but I love|
it. This would certainly stand out at a VW show.
The interior was amazing, I did have a quick look
inside, but due to the crowds I couldn't get a
|The interior of the panel van was stunning. It|
had everything you could want and made to
such a incredibly high standard.