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|I was drawn to this super bright yellow oval|
window rag top beetle that was parked up
near the auto jumble area. The brightness
of that paint gave off a yellow glow the
|This really was a solid looking car and in such|
an amazing condition. The super bright paint
was finished to such a high standard and
complimented the super straight body work.
|The side profile shows this amazing bug in all|
it's glory. The stance this bug had, with it's
nose down in the weeds looked fantastic.
|Walking from the day visitor car park towards|
the drag strip I saw this lovely old 1964 white
over green split screen slowly cruising towards
me, well, it would have been rude not to take
|This lovely RAT look bus was so low and the|
road to the day parking wasn't that smooth
so this guy is slowly trying to miss the pot
holes...one of the downsides of having a
cool looking bus.
|I saw this 1967 Sierra yellow early bay parked|
up in the camping area. This is another bay
that had been lowered and with a narrowed
front beam. This looked like a good honest bus.
|Regular readers will know I do like a nice panel|
van, and this 1969 early bay hit the spot. This
van was so straight and looked gorgeous in
that white over green colour scheme.
|Another vehicle I spotted in the camping area|
was this lovely grey 1967 beetle. This bug had
a nose down stance that looked fantastic, and
those super shiny chrome Fuchs style wheels
were a perfect choice for the car.
|The front end looked great sat down in the |
weeds, and the chrome Porsche headlight
grilles were a nice touch that suited this cool bug.
|The rear end looked just as sleek as the front,|
those all red rear light lenses and the chrome
nerf bars helped this old bug stand out.
|Those gorgeous Fuchs style wheels had the|
Wolfsburg logo engraved onto the centre caps.
|The body was much bigger than a standard|
split screen. You can see how much bigger the
body is by looking to see how small the stock
wheels look. This was really trick and very well
|Santa Pod's resident monster Truck called|
Podzilla put on several shows each day and
here it's doing what it does best, crushing
old cars. Podzilla has a 502 cubic inch blown
methanol motor which produces 1,350 HP.
|There was plenty of racing to watch all day, on|
both days. I watched the 'Outlaw Anglia's' as
I used to have a Ford Anglia many years ago.
I did like the black and flamed paint job.
|The Pro Street Anglia put in a very impressive |
time down the quarter mile with a 8.5 second
run, and reaching 154 MPH.
|Another Outlaw Anglia preparing to race a|
VW Beetle named 'Schools a drag' down the
1/4 mile drag strip.
|After a while this top fuel dragster was towed|
onto the strip, and was prepared to run the
1/4 mile. This dragster always draws the
|The mechanics have to make sure every little|
thing is OK and that the massive big block engine,
that runs on pure methanol is also good to go.
|As the top fuller lurched off the line the noise|
was incredible, and although the driver backed
off the gas at half track distance it still ran a
very impressive time of 6.14 @ 108 mph.
|This lovely old pre 63 split screen single cab|
pick was parked by the staging lane, and looked
fantastic. I do like original looking Volkswagen's
and this SC looked 100% original, including
the patina paint.
|This really was a lovely truck, everything on this|
SC was 'just right'. The canvas cover on the bed
looked like a repro item, but that's OK because
it just enhanced the overall look.
|The old saying in drag racing goes 'if you don't |
need it, loose it'. The stripped out interior had
the usual ally interior with integral roll cage,
a few dials, a single bucket seat and that's it.
|This tough looking 1974 Karamnn Ghia belongs|
to 'Shiftin Ghia Racing' who are a small yet
very independent drag racing team currently
running in the VWDRC sportsman class 1
|Another car I spotted in the staging lane was|
this blue 1969 SS Chevelle that was running in
the nostalgia superstock series. Back in the day
these cars were billed as 'America's most popular
mid sized car' and it's easy to see why.
|This SS did look tough, The slight rack to the |
front and those 10 x 15 rear wheels with
Hoosier racing slicks, not to mention the wheelie
bars sticking out the back give off this cars
|As you would expect from a VW festival being|
held at the drag strip, there were plenty of bugs
and buses wanting to race down the 1/4 mile.
|Just a couple more beetle's in the staging lane|
at Santa Pod getting ready to race. I did like
the look of the grey bug as it reminds of cars
being painted in grey primer back in my Hot
|Another 1960's American muscle car preparing|
for a run down the strip was this 1969 Plymouth
Fury 111. The standard fury 111 had the 225ci
motor but I think this has something much bigger.
|This Fury, finished in diamond white looked|
so tough and those grey 5 spoke American
racing mag wheels really suited the car.
|This 1965 bright yellow split screen panel van |
named 'Banana Split' was parked up opposite
the staging lane and looked awesome. The
super straight body looked fantastic and that
super bright yellow paint complemented to the
|This really was lovely clean van in my favourite|
colour, so it's not surprising that it stood out
and caught my eye.
|I spotted this trio of beetle's parked up next to|
each other. Although they were all beetle's, they
were all so different and all so nice in their own way.
|The first was this early bug with what look like|
original paint with lots of sun burnt patina. I did
like this car with it low stance and the faded
|Although this original look may not be to every|
ones taste, personally I love it. The old bug
looked really solid despite it appearance.
|The second bug was this lovely slammed|
split oval. The super low stance must be due
to it riding on air suspension, and those Fuchs
style wheels look fantastic