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|My 1969 microbus parked up at the Volksworld|
show. It's only about 60 miles from my hometown
of Aylesbury to the show and it's the first decent
run out for my bus this year, and I'm pleased
to say she never missed a beat on the 120
mile round trip.
|Parked in front of me at Sandown Park was|
this crazy looking sandrail. It looked like some-
thing straight of a Mad Max movie, and I loved it.
|The interior of this cool sandrail was as you|
would expect being open to the elements,
very sparse with only the essential equipment
|This gorgeous imported 1970 early bay was|
parked a few vehicles away from me and it
looked so nice in the summer sunshine. This
was a lovely straight and clean bus.
|I did like the truck style mirrors on this early|
bay, I also liked the fact that they actually had
two mirrors at different angles for better
visibility, as using a LHD bay in the U.K can
be hard work at junctions and when overtaking.
|This gorgeous late model red Karmann Ghia was|
parked next to the early bay (above) and looked
great. The low stance, the black wheels with the
red wall tyres and the door decal gave this old
KG an awesome old skool race look.
|This beauty looked tough with it's single colour|
paint scheme, and those rear tyres filled the
arches perfectly. I did like the all red U.S. style
rear light lenses and the contrasting black
|Team Colorado had a fantastic spot, on the|
entry road into the show ground, to display their
1958 Beetle (Kafer) deluxe which they use
for historic rallying.
|This old bug still has the original body and floor|
pans, which is quite remarkable considering
the damage they could encounter by taking part
in historic rallying.
|The engine (at present) is an Oettinger TSV|
34R with a Pelican transaxle gearbox with lower
ratios for 3rd & 4th. You can follow Team Colorado
here: facebook.com/UWP401 or at #teamcolorado
|This early 1950's split oval beetle was another|
vehicle parked up outside the show. This was
really nice, I loved the colour and those rugged
off road tyres on the stock rims.
|The show begins outside the venue with this|
lovely line up of RAT looking split screen buses.
There were hundreds upon hundreds of vehicles
outside the venue, and in the day visitor car park.
|This cool 1970 lowered early bay was parked|
outside the main venue and it had some great
looking two tone blue retro stripes.
|This lovely early split screen was parked up|
in the sunshine and looked great. This bus
had real sun bleached paint that looked cool.
|This lovely old 1969 patina'd early bay was at|
Dub Aid 5 a few weeks back. I did like it then
and I still like it now.
|This gorgeous silver oval window beetle was|
also parked up outside the venue. This stock
looking 1950's bug really did look good.
|A nice touch on the oval was the Porsche|
wheel trims, and the white wall tyres finished
off the cool nostalgic look.
|A nice photo showing off the classic body lines|
of this lovely old oval window.
|This lowered double cab split screen pick up|
looked fantastic with it's patina paint and sign
written body. The narrowed front beam looked
just right and suited this bus.
|The rear body work has seen better days but|
that just adds to this double cabs charm and
|This early split screen had an unusual body|
and to be honest I don't know what it would
have been for, but it looks like it was converted
into a camper. The Army green paint suited
this very RAT looking bus.
|This little yellow Fiat 600 caught my eye and|
I did wonder why a Fiat was at a VW show,
and judging by the big crowd that was gathering
at the back of this car it must be something
|It certainly was, this little Fiat had an air-cooled|
flat 4 with a massive turbo bolted on! The engine
and turbo was so big the engine lid couldn't shut.
|Not a very good picture due to the amount of |
people gathered at the back of this little car.
You can get an idea of just how big the turbo
was and how far it stuck out from the engine bay.
|This pair of RAT looking early bays were also|
parked up outside the show. There were so many
Volkswagen's outside the show, it's almost like
a show in itself. No matter what model VW
you're into, you'll find it at the Volksworld.show.
|This 1965 split screen, or what's left of it was|
awesome. The cab is the only original part left
on this drag bus, named 'Mental Breakdown'
|The power comes from a Keith Black 8.4 litre|
super charged Hemi V8 that runs on pure
methanol and produces 1,700 bhp. This power
means that 0 - 150mph is achieved in just
4 seconds and the top speed for this drag
bus, of 179mph arrives in just 7 seconds.
|At the start of a run down the strip, this drag|
bus pulls about 2.5G off the start line, and
about the same negative G when the parachutes
|This gorgeous Koni red 1967 beetle was the|
first show car I saw upon entering the show it's
self. The de-chromed body looked great and
the one piece windows added the finishing touch.
|It had a 2027cc engine with a Raptor cam and|
a Thunderbird exhaust. The wheels are genuine
Porsche 5 x 15 items with Michelin tyres.
|This stunning 1971 white over blue early bay|
drew plenty of attention. Not only does it ride on
air suspension but the chassis has also been
notched. The 4" narrowed front beam adds
to it's low look.
|This sunroof conversion runs along on those|
lovely Outlaw 001 wheels with Yokohama rubber
with Porsche brakes.
|The 2276cc engine and the gearbox have both|
been raised by 2.5 inches to allow the bus to
sit this low. I did like the way that exhaust exit's
through the bumper.
|Another quality show car that was riding on air |
suspension was this 1956 chocolate brown oval
window beetle. The narrowed front beam looked
great and suited the overall look as did those
highly polished Fuchs 5 spoke rims.
|The quality of these show vehicles was amazing|
and the amount of time, not to mention money
it must take to create a vehicle to this standard
must be incredible.
|The highly detailed 2276cc motor was a work|
of art. The attention to detail was amazing. The
finishing touch for me was that old skool pin-
striping on the fan housing.
|This single cab had a 1941cc engine with a|
Dellorto DRLA 40 carb with a 42mm CSP
|This 1966 type 3 square back caught my eye,|
not only for that bright India red paint which is a
Porsche colour but mainly for that awesome roof
chop by Dean and kid chop. This lowered type 3
had colour coded Empi 8 spoke wheels.
|This amazing 1958 LHD Karmann Cabriolet|
is the persona of a show car. Just look at the
reflection on the door, now that is straight. The
almond green paint with the contrasting West
Coast classic fabric roof looked a perfect choice.
|This perfect '58 has a stock 1600cc single port|
engine and highly polished Fuchs wheels.
|Another show vehicle with a perfect super straight|
reflection was this 1967 beetle finished in an
immaculate coat of reed green paint.
|This gorgeous bug was riding on air suspension|
with Venus Titanios wheels on each corner. It had
a big 2027cc engine and a classic red leather
interior, so this old bug really is a show and
go classic beetle.
|The '67 beetle in the foreground with the amazing|
chopped '66 square back in the background.
|This lovely diamond green Karmann Ghia was|
simply stunning. It had European blade bumpers,
shortened drip gutters and custom side mouldings.
|This KG also has a 2" shortened front beam with|
dropped spindles. The grey Racemaster wheels
(5.5 x 15) looked just about right and complimented
the body colour. It had a 1914cc single port
engine with a racing cam and a CSP exhaust.
|This lovely green over white 1966 split screen|
was immaculate. It rides on Creative Engineering
air suspension front and rear and has 15 x 5.5
polished Radar wheels.
|This gorgeous '66 isn't all show though, it has|
had a 2.0 litre Subaru conversion which provides
plenty of go. It has CSP disc brakes up the front
and late bay drums on the rear. Oh, and a cool
safari rear screen to match the safari screens
up the front.
|This stunning 1958 low light Karmann Ghia was|
totally original. It was just like it came out of the
showroom. It had stock brakes, stock interior
and stock suspension.
|This early 40's beetle had the headlight covers|
on that were used during the war to avoid being
seen by enemy aircraft at night. This authentic
beetle drew plenty of attention.
|I believe this gorgeous KDF may have come|
over from Germany to exhibit at the show.
|This replica 1937 prototype 30 was one of the |
best vehicles at the show, in my humble opinion.
It came over from Belgium and has a 958cc 4
|Volkswagen Heritage had their gorgeous 1956|
split screen single cab on show. This dove blue
pick up was so nice. It has a 1192cc stock
engine. From a company that supplies parts
and accessories for Volkswagen's, you would
expect something this nice.
|This sports car came over from the D'ieteren|
gallery in Belgium. It has a fibreglass body
designed by Roland D'ieteren and based on a
VW type 3 chassis. These were sold not only in
Belgium but also Mexico.