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|Claude's '58 low light and my '69 bay parked|
up and ready to leave for a very short cruise
over to the Chiltern Hills car show. Claude also
owns a lovely 1960 split screen kombi.
|Claude led our mini convoy out of my estate|
so I could get a photo of the low light driving
on the street. At the end of the road, Claude
allowed me to pass so I could lead the way.
|After about 10 minutes we arrived at the show|
field, where Claude had to slowly navigate the
smoothest route over the bumpy field to the
show and shine line up.
|My 1969 VW Microbus parked up at Chiltern|
Hills classic car show. I'm so glad I chose the
velvet green colour when my bus was recently
repainted, as I think the colour gives the bus an
|Claude's 1958 low light Karmann Ghia parked|
up at the Chiltern Hills car show. Believe it or
not but Claude has recently raised the ride
height of his ghia due to it being to impracticable
for use on the rubbish uneven British roads.
|Whilst I was looking around this lovely clean|
bus I noticed the fuel filler cap was in an unusual
place, and that there wasn't any air vents, that
got me somewhat confused...
|Looking inside this bus, the interior looked very |
nice, but something was puzzling me, the floor
seemed to be higher than normal.
|This is a photo from the magazine showing the|
2.0 litre engine in situ. It sure is a tight fit! This
photo is looking through the passenger door
with the passenger seat tilted back.
|This lovely white 1966 beetle is a car I often |
see around and every time I see it I think how
good it looks. It really does look nice and solid
and pretty much original.
|The original look really suited this old bug. I|
do like the U.S. style chrome towel rail
bumpers and stock wheels.
|This satin black 1968 bug was anything but|
original but still looked really cool. This lowered
bug had a narrowed front beam and was
running on red painted steel wheels.
|The old '68 looked tough with it's satin black |
body and colour matched bumpers. I did like
the all red U.S. style rear light lenses that suited
the overall look of this car.
|This 1970 U.S. imported early bay looked|
amazing with it's baby blue paint and super
straight body. This really was a nice straight
bus, and the alloy side step looked good
against the blue paint.
|The polished Radar wheels were a great choice|
of wheel to compliment the overall look of this
|There is always a very good display of various|
military vehicles at Chiltern Hills, and this year
was no different. This pair of Willys jeeps,
(complete with props) were just a few of military
vehicles that attended the show this year.
|The interior of this lovely old truck looked to|
be original, it was very basic but functional.
There wasn't too many mod cons available
back in '69.
|This ready to race 1966 Oldsmobile Cutlass|
looked tough with it's themed livery. I did like
the bronze coloured steel wheels and the
400 cubic inch motor nestled under the hood.
|These are tough looking cars when they are stock|
but add the paint job and painted wheels ans they
they look super tough.
|The gorgeous interior of a 1960's American|
muscle car, it really doesn't get much better
than this for classic styling.
|A gorgeous 1961 Ford Galaxie finished in a|
lovely grey colour. The 1961 model had a
revised body from the earlier models. This
one has also been lowered and looks great.
|One of the most attractive features on this car,|
in my opinion are those lovely 'pie plate' round
tail lights, they just look like something out of
the Jetsons cartoons.
| This stunning jet black 1956 F100 truck was|
was immaculate. The 1956 model is easily
identified by it's vertical windsheild pillars which
were a one year only body modification.
|Another 1956 body change was the introduction|
of a wrap round back window. This one has
got a flat rear window so I'm guessing it's an
early '56. This really was a lovely looking truck.
|This immaculate 1975 beetle was so clean it|
looked as though it had just driven out of the
showroom. This really was an amazingly clean
and original car.
|Every inch of this car was like new. The engine|
was also like new and so clean, and with no oil
leaks! How much effort must it take to keep this
41 year old car in such nice condition??
|A friend of mine and a fellow Outcast VW Club|
member Colin, attended the show in his 1970
imported early bay. Colin's bay is recognisable
by the black and white chequered painted roof
and truck style mirrors.
|This lovely old bay is Colin's daily driver come|
rain or shine and goes to prove you can drive
these early Volkswagen's on a daily basis.
|The interior of Colin's early bay is cool and he|
has a great collection of U.S. licence plates.
|This bright yellow MK1 Ford Popular certainly|
caught my eye in the bright sunshine. The 100e
was produced from 1959 - 1962 and over
126,115 were produced, although they didn't
look this nice.
|This Deluxe model has bright fresh paint and|
super shiny chrome wheels that helped this
little Ford stand out in the crowd.
|This lovely metallic blue 1987 type 3 T25 was|
a gorgeous example of this sought after vehicle.
These T25's are really nice and very versatile and
a great alternative to a bay or split screen.
|This bus was so clean and straight, and T25's|
in this condition are selling for good money, not
that I'd imagine the owner would ever sell this.
|This 1968 Aston Martin DB6 saloon was simply|
stunning. This one had the 4 cylinder 282bhp
engine with a double overhead camshaft, and
a 5 speed ZF manual gearbox and those sexy
chrome wire wheels with knock off centre caps.
|A glorious sunny Sunday looking along a line|
of American classic cars at the Chiltern Hills
classic car show, what could be better.