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|This super low 1981 T25 crew cab was, err..|
low. This awesome double cab had the RAT
look which suited it perfectly and looked great.
|I didn't find out much about this, but I did hear|
it arrive into the venue, and whatever motor it
had mounted in the back judging by the noise
it made, it was big.
|In the bed on the double cab, it had wood slats|
and a unique petrol tank made from and old
|Neil's T4 sits low and those tyres mounted|
on banded steel wheels are tucked up in
the arches. The colour matched roof rack
is a nice touch. This is also Neil's work van.
|The hot rod style louvres are polished item's|
originally designed for a boat ( I think) but they
do look pretty cool on Neil's T4.
|My camouflaged 1999 T4 parked next to a|
clean looking 1980 Westfalia T25 in the day
visitor car park.
|This really was a nice clean and straight bug.|
The addition of that roof rack helped the overall
look, as did removing the rear bumper.
|Next to the show and shine are there were|
a few period cycles for sale. I did like this one,
it looks like a 1940's / 1950's Schwinn. It's hard
to tell which model as there are some pieces
missing, but it still looked ultra cool.
|Another Schwinn cycle..? I did like the white|
wall tryes and the huge chrome front chain
sprocket with the 'Moon eyes' decal.
|Even the traders at Dub Aid were into their|
VW's as this late bay proves. This bus has been
converted into a mobile fish and chip shop. I
never got to try any chips from this trader but
if his chips are as nice as his bus, then they'll
be really tasty.
|Another vehicle in the day visitor car park was|
this lovely bright red 1970 beetle. The body was
nice and straight and looked really solid. I did
like the chrome tail rail bumpers and horn
covers which complimented the red bodywork.
|This little red bug was really clean and it looked|
great parked up in amongst the silver / grey
every day mundane cars.
|This is Simon's daily driver and those banded|
wheels look just about right from this angle.
The 'Cushty 'n Retro' logo on the rear screen
is Simon and Amanda's business they sell
everything retro, so go check them out!
|More friends of mine, Aaron and Robyn spent|
the weekend at Dub Aid in their gorgeous two
tone 1960 split screen. This really is a nice
clean and straight bus that I never get tired
|The front of Aaron's splitty. I noticed the|
safari screens were tightly shut all weekend
as the weather was cold and at times wet.
|A nice decal (which actually looks as though|
it has been sign written) on the rear screen of
the bus. 'Sammy' is the name Aaron and Robyn
call their lovely old split screen.
|Arron and Robyn were joined by Robyn's|
parents in their grey T5. I believe it was their
first time away and talking to Aaron I think they
enjoyed themselves. It looks a nice set up they
have here with the Outwell shelter in between
the two buses.
|Another T25 crew cab, but so different for the|
one at the start of this review. This one looked
pretty much stock and riding at standard height.
It was for a crew cab very clean, as most of
these have been used and abused as a
|This fantastic 1970 Sidewinder Beach buggy |
entered the show and shine, and it's easy to
see why. This bright green buggy certainly
brightened up the Towcester Racecourse on a
very dull and overcast Saturday morning.
|The huge rear tyres on the old skool slot mag|
wheels looked great as did the custom exhaust.
|The engine was detailed with a mix of chrome |
and painted parts which made this rear end
stand out. I did like the fan belt cover with the
VW logo in it. Those neat LED rear lights also
looked just right and suited the buggy.
|The interior was colour matched to the body|
including the steering wheel, I'm just glad the sun
wasn't shining as this would have been too bright
|This gorgeous 21 window samba was stunning.|
I spotted it parked up in the show and shine area
and it quickly grew a crowd. This really was a
nice looking bus.
|Perfectly straight and finished to such a high|
standard.The black BRM wheels compliment
the black upper body perfectly.
|The unmistakable front of the split screen is|
such an iconic shape. This samba looked like
new and finished to such a high standard.