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|This gorgeous cherry red 1973 volksrod was the |
first vehicle I saw as I entered the lower show
hall. It has had an 8" roof chop, and the body has
been shortened by 4". It also has had a 3" tub
chop and features suicide doors.
|The standard front beam has been retained with|
Porsche centerline wheels with Porsche adaptors
fitted to each corner.
|The interior is in keeping with the exterior and|
features a smoothed dash, alloy bucket seats
with army tarp cushions and that cool chrome
chain link steering wheel and that massive
|This cool looking volksrod gets pushed along |
by a 1641cc type 1 engine with twin 40 Empi
carbs. The stopping power is via the Porsche
944 discs at each corner.
|This stunning 1966 green over white split screen|
was riding on a Creative Engineering air ride
suspension with Accuair e-level management
system. This show bus had safari screens and
polished alloy door tops.
|The interior was also to a very high standard and|
featured custom built seating, 32" TV on an
electric lift and overhead storage.
|The standard throughout this '66 was amazing,|
and the attention to detail was incredible.
|The power for this '66 comes via a 2.0 litre|
Subaru conversion that is as clean and detailed
the rest of the bus.
|This lovely early beetle looked great slammed|
on the deck. This bug had the RAT look going
on and with that front opening screen, and those
BRM wheels this was one cool looking car.
|You can see just how low this beetle sits, it|
must be on some sort of air ride suspension.
The pop out rear windows and the all red rear
lights complimented the look of this old bug.
|This 1967 split screen looked like a nice solid|
bus. It wasn't flash or fancy, it was just a stock
looking bus that for 49 years old looked amazing.
|Just a very small selection of the beach buggies|
that were on display outside at Volksworld.
There were numerous body styles and various
years of manufacture but they all looked great.
|A pair of gorgeous cal-look beetles parked up|
in the spring sunshine. You will be hard pushed
to fine more variety of vehicles at any other show.
|A pair of RAT look early bay window buses.|
A blue 1970 bay and a, white 1971, both buses
sat so low and both had narrowed front beams.
|This pair of original looking pre 58 oval window|
beetles were parked up outside the venue and
looked great. I do like to see an original looking
Volkswagen and these two fitted the bill perfectly.
|The light grey beetle had plenty of 'real' patina|
over the whole body. This look is very sought
after here in the U.K., although it's not to every-
|Whether you like the patina look or not, I think|
you'll agree these two beetles did look nice.
|This lovely sun burnt 1966 13 window deluxe split |
screen was one of the vehicles up for sale at the
Volksworld show, This could be yours for the
grand sum of £28,000 ($39.970 approx)
|This super low mango and white split screen|
bus was just oozing patina from every panel.
|This RAT looking split screen looked great|
from every angle. The opening rear screen was
a neat addition that suited the bus.
|Just one of the lines of cars on show, there is|
always so much variety at the Volksworld show
it doesn't matter what VW you prefer, you'll be
sure to find it here.
|Spilt screen and bay window buses parked up|
side by side at hte Volksworld show.
|This 1973 blue late bay has one of the smoothest|
front clips I have ever seen, check out that super
|This 1971 pop top early bay looked great with|
it's high ride height and those huge off road
tyres. I do like the syncro look on buses and
this one was no different.
|Beetle's galore, various years and styles but|
all as good as the next in it's own right. I did
like the opening front screen on the baby blue
beetle on the left.
|If you like your beetle's slammed on the deck|
with the RAT look, you'll love this late 1940's
split oval bug. The super narrow front beam
enhanced the low stance of this car.
|You can see just how low this lovely old bug|
sits by how far those rear tyres are tucked up
inside the wheel arch. I hope this beetle never
gets painted as I think it looks just right as it is.
|Another slammed RAT look vehicle parked up|
was this pastel yellow Karmann Ghia circa
1955 - 1959. I did like the narrowed front beam
and the yellow headlights.
|This Karmann has been featured a few times|
on my blog and it always looks so nice. The
whole car sits so low as this photo shows.
|An unusual colour combination on this 1971|
type 3 'notchback' but it works really well.
These type 3's were made from 1961 - 1973
and came in 3 body styles, the Notchback,
a squareback and a fastback.
|This lovely notch looked tough with it's twin|
exhausts and the boot spoiler. I'm not sure
what wheels they are but they did suit this
old notchback's overall look.
|This type 2 single cab flat bed pick up was|
really nice. It virtually sat on the ground so I'm
guessing it had some sort of air ride suspension.
The super narrow front beam, and original
canvas over the bed helped make this bus
|The single cab had what looked like the original|
paint, which is always nice to see and it also
had some really neat old skool pinstriping
around the headlights.
|Another old RATTY split screen that just looked|
great with it's OG paint and patina. I did like the
narrowed front beam and the overall stance of
this old bus.
|There is something about an old split screen|
with what looks like original paint that just
right. The contrasting yellow headlights were
a nice addition that were keeping with the look.
|This super low 1972 squareback looked great|
in it's two tone paint, and unusually the darker
colour is on top but it works really well. The
narrowed front beam looked great and added
to the overall low look.
|Not only was this type 3 super low it was also|
super straight. That really is a nice straight
reflection that olive green paint is giving off.
|Looking to the right from the main grandstand|
at Sandown Park at the outside vehicle display.
The weekend camping area is in the distance
on the other side of the race track.
|And looking to the left, the amount of people|
that camped out for the whole weekend was
quite impressive considering the overnight
low temperatures at night in early spring.
|Whilst wandering around the vehicles parked|
up outside I spotted a trio of cars that had the
pure race look. The first was this blue beetle,
and judging by the lack of lights, I'd say this is
probably a track car.
|The Empi air scoops and centerline wheels|
can only mean one thing, performance.
|I didn't find out about the size of the motor, but|
it looked impressive and if it goes as fast as
the car looks, then it'll be pretty quick.
|The second was this light turquoise 1973|
Karmann Ghia, named Shiftin Ghia.
|This '73 had a lovely stance that made it look|
ready to race anyone, the alloy rear spoiler and
that stinger looking exhaust helped the look.
|Another race themed car was the pumped up|
Beetle with a 'Herbie' style paint scheme. The
nose down stance made this old bug look tough.
|I didn't find out what cc the motor was but I'm|
guessing it's not stock! The rear fenders are
attached with quick release Dzus fasteners
and the big stinger exhaust was so big it didn't
fit into the photo!
|This stunning 1971 beetle had been deseamed |
and had those crazy suicide doors created. This
bug also had very unique 1939 Ford deluxe head
lights, that looked really good. It also had a 5"
narrowed front beam with 15 x 5" chrome