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|As I arrived quite late I had to queue for about|
20 minutes to enter the showground, and once
I had paid my £12 ($17 approx) entry fee I made
my way straight inside to find a quarter light
window. This is the view from the upper floor
inside Bingley Hall.
|This 1972 beetle proves that you don't always|
need a flashy paint job and fancy chrome wheels
to have a show winner. This bug has a single
colour coat of paint with matching stock wheels
and looks fantastic.
|The rear stock wheels have been banded to|
give some depth and the bumpers have been
replaced with nerf bars, and apart from being
lowered that's it, simple yet very effective.
|This stunning pastel yellow 1975 beetle looked|
fantastic with it's immaculate coat of paint and
running on those 'Fuchs' style wheels. The
car cooler was a neat period accessory.
|The rear of this bug looks just as cool with the|
deck lid rack complete with water ski's. The all
red rear light lenses look just about perfect
against the pastel yellow body panels. I did like
the rear blind which is another period accessory.
|This 1970 bug was super cool, it was lowered|
and painted in a gorgeous red. The wheels look
like chrome Porsche 356 wheels and with the
chrome bumpers add just enough bright work
to compliment the gorgeous paint colour.
|This is such a lovely looking car, with it's cool|
deck lid rack, rear blind and pop out windows.
|This gorgeous 1970 Pirelli green beetle looked |
great with it's narrowed front end. This gorgeous
bug rides on air suspension that the current
owner designed and built himself
|The rear of the car is equally as nice, with those|
pop out windows and stainless bumpers and
that immaculate paint of perfectly straight body.
|The power for this bug comes via a fully detailed|
1300 twin port stock motor.
|As well as designing the air ride suspension|
the owner also designed and built this custom
air tank. This really is a nice touch.
|Under the bonnet was this very neat wiring, I|
just wish the wiring under my dashboard on my
'69 microbus was half as neat as this.
|The blog so far has all been about beetles,|
but when they are as nice as this lovely 1968
bug,and all the others above, then that's fine
by me. This light olive green bug sat really
low and was perfectly straight.
|The contrasting red painted steel wheels with|
white wall tyres suited the car perfectly. The
pop out rear windows were a nice touch that
|This old split screen also had red painted steel|
wheels with white wall tyres which also suited
the bus. It looks like this old splitty also has a
narrowed front beam as those front tyres are
tucked well under the body.
|The cool decal on the split screen cab doors|
|OK so this lovely bus had a few knocks here|
and there, but that just added to it's charm.
This looked like a real good solid bus.
|This stunning 1970 early bay finished in Neptune|
blue caught my eye. This bus had a stock 1500cc
engine and stock brakes. The Cosmic wheels
are a perfect choice and suit this lowered bay
|With it's patina roof and red oxide body this|
early split stood out in the car park.
|Another bus in primer was this lovely 1970|
early bay crew cab pick up. Again although it
was in primer it did look nice and solid. I did
like the truck style mirrors as they suited the
double cab perfectly.
|It's quite rare to see a canvas cover on a crew|
cab as they are hard to find, but this one had
one that was covered in what looked moss, that
suited the bus perfectly.
|This is one seriously lowered bug, it also has|
a super narrow front beam as this photo
shows. This really is one cool car.
|Another gorgeous beetle was this '66 in what|
looks like Dove blue. This resto bug looked
stunning and was immaculate. I did like the
overall look of this bug.
|The two tone painted steel wheels looked|
great against that blue bodywork. I also liked
the U.S. style all red rear light lenses with the
hot rod style blue dots.
|Another 1966 beetle at the show was this lovely|
jet black beauty. This stock looking bug looked
so straight and clean. I do like the painted steel
wheels with the VW logo hubcaps.
|The faultless gloss black paint gives off an|
almost perfect reflection from the super straight
body panels. I do like the 'original' look on old
beetles and buses and this is a perfect example.
|This photo of the front really shows just how|
straight the body is on the '66. The addition
of a single spot light adds to this cars charm.
|If you like your single cab split screen pick ups|
looking original with lots of patina then this
early split should appeal to you. Even though
this oozed patina it looked really solid, making
me think it must be an import.
|This lovely split looked gorgeous and although|
I do like to see a nice shiny bus, I just love to
see early buses with OG paint.
|You can see just how solid this single cab is|
in this photo. The panels are so straight which
is unusual for a pick up as most were used as
a workhorse and ended up with dented panels.
|From one extreme to another in terms of looks|
as this 1966 Karmann Ghia shows. This really
was a stunning example of the KG with it's
super straight body and super shiny paintwork.
|The two tone paint was stunning as the almost|
perfect reflection shows. The 'bra' on the front
to protect the paintwork was a nice addition as
were the 'Cosmic' wheels which suit the overall
look of this gorgeous Karmann.
|Another lowered bug at Dub Freeze was this|
lovely old oval window. This looked as though
it had the original paint which had some patina.
The super narrow front beam looked fantastic.
|I did like these,I'm not sure what they are off, but|
they suited this old bug perfectly.
|The oval beetle was produced from 1950 - 1959|
and the design still looks as good today as it did
way back in the fifties. A neat touch was the
single red spotlight on the rear bumper.
|They were plenty of bugs and buses parked up|
within the grounds of Bingley Hall. Here a lovely
1970 mid grey beetle parked up next to a 1968
early bay. What ever model of Volkswagen your
into, you'll find it at Dub Freeze.
|The super looking 1974 Porsche 914 was|
a collaboration between Volkswagen and
Porsche who together designed this lovely
2 seater mid engined targa top sports car.
|In 1974 the engine was increased from 1700cc|
to 1800cc with fuel injection. The 914 was
produced from 1970 - 1976.
|This gorgeous 1964 Porsche 356 SC looked|
fantastic parked up. The 'SC' model had the
slightly larger 96hp engine which was Porsche
introduced in 1964. It also had disc brakes.
|Apparently in 1964/65 the Dutch Police used|
the 'SC' as their patrol cars, I bet not many
criminals got away from them in their get-
|The unmistakable shape of the Porsche 356,|
this really is a classic car which just oozes
beauty from every curve.
|The owner of this lovely 356 belongs to the|
356 registry which must be a pretty exclusive
|A better look at the front of the RAT look single|
cab. A period looking roof rack, also rusted was
a nice touch as was the single yellow spot light.
|A close up of the front end, complete with a RAT|
toy, headlight grilles, single yellow spot light and
the obligatory rope around the bumper.
|This gorgeous 1967 Porsche 912 was simply|
stunning. It looked totally original, which is how
these classic Porsche's should be. The 912
proceeded the 356 and came with either a
1.6l or 2.0l flat six engine.
|The classic shape of the Porsche, this shape|
is so distinctive that even someone who has no
interest in cars would be able to recognise it.
This gorgeous car finished in Bahama Yellow
was totally immaculate.
|This gorgeous split oval beetle looked like it was|
a 'barn find'. Although it looked totally original it
did need some TLC. Having said that doesn't
that real patina look good. I don't know much
about this early bug but I did like it.
|Considering it's age, it was remarkably solid.|
Yes there were a few things that needed some
TLC but overall it was a nice solid car.