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|After a few minutes some other members of the|
Outcast VW Club arrived. Claude and Jean
arrived in Claude's low light Karmann, Kevin
came in the baja, and Simon and Amanda in their
|After a short (45 minute) cruise to Stonor Park|
we arrived and parked up in our appropriate
place. I parked my 1969 microbus alongside
the Wolfsburg Bus Crew line up.
|Claude parked his 1958 RAT look low light|
Karmann Ghia alongside all the other KG's.
Claude likes the RAT look on his Karmann, and
intends to keep it looking like this.
|Claude's low light certainly stood out, not only|
because it was the only RAT look Ghia in the
line up, but also because it was the lowest!
The narrowed front beam and being so low
makes it look as though the front end is actually
touching the ground.
|Looking over Claude's Karmann at some of the |
other Ghia's, and although it's still early in the
morning the show and shine field is starting
to fill up with all varieties of Volkswagen.
|Claude had parked next to another 1958 KG,|
which was is in a 'show winner' condition and
the owner and Claude soon started chatting.
The difference between a show winner and
a RAT look is very apparent in this photo.
|This is another early Karmann made sometime|
between 1955 -1959 (due to it's small rear light
cluster) and it was very low and very clean.
|The lovely original looking interior was as nice|
as the outside. The red vinyl seats suited the
silver interior perfectly.
|In the immaculate engine compartment this |
Karmann was hiding a very sought after
accessory within the Volkswagen community, a
|Yep, definitely a Speedwell supercharger.|
|This stunning blue beetle was parked next to|
the auto jumble and looked amazing. It looked
to be 100% original. This really was a very
clean and straight beetle.
|The blue colour, which looks like Iris blue or|
something similar was flawless and so were
the perfectly straight body panels.
|This old bug sat nice and high and looked so|
much better for it. This really could have just
driven out of a Volkswagen dealership.
|Wandering through the auto jumble I spotted|
this child's pedal aeroplane. At first I thought
it may be a Murray Viktor Schrekengost original,
which would be worth a small fortune, but it
turned out to be a very nice reproduction.
|This really was cool, even if it wasn't original. If I |
had any children this is the sort of toys they would
have even if it did have a price tag of £340.!
|I do like a sign written early split screen panel|
van and this lovely bus fitted the bill. This bus
has to be riding on air suspension, as it's so
low. I did like the truck style mirrors and the
overall look on this cool panel van.
|This really is a nice bus, and the sign writing|
just makes it look so much better.
|This immaculate Dormobile looked amazing.|
No expense had been spared to get this bus
to this fantastic condition.
|The bus had been so well restored, and looked|
all the better for it. I did like the opening rear
window which is quite rare over here in the U.K.
|The owner had been at the show for the week-|
end and obviously travels light. Why take up
space with all the non essentials when all you
need is a toothbrush, especially as the bus
already has a ready made toothbrush holder!
|A lovely pair of RAT looks split screen buses|
parked up at the VW Expo show.
|This white over green 1966 split screen was|
parked up under a tree, tying to get some
shade. This high riding RAT look bus really
did look nice.
|On the other end of the scale from the RAT|
look is this gorgeous blue early split screen
panel van, nicknamed 'Woody'. I did like the
colour coded bumpers and the safari screens.
|The interior was built to look like a western|
saloon, and it was really well done. It was very
refreshing to see something completely different
on an interior of a bus.
|Another split screen panel van that caught my|
eye was this lovely 1967 sign written van. What
better way to promote your business than on a
lovely classic Volkswagen split screen van.
|This gorgeous 1964 split screen was stunning.|
It was riding at what looks standard height and
so clean and straight. I did like the Canterbury
Pit Pop Top (I think) and the overall look.
|The 21 window split screen is the most iconic|
Volkswagen of them all, with photo's of it on
almost anything and everything and looking at
this stunning example it's easy to see why.
|Just a handful of split screens that attended|
the VW Expo at Stonor Park. The variety of
not only air-cooled Volkswagen's but also
water cooled VW's that turned up at the show
|So many split screens at the show yet every-|
one was different from the last.
|This type 166 Schwimmwagon is very rare.|
The name Shwimmwagon translated literally
means floating / swimming car. They were only
produced from 1941 - 1944 and used exclusively
by the German ground forces during the second
|This one had every original accessory still on|
the vehicle except the machine gun, which the
owner decided to take off, although the mounting
bracket is still there.
|Fully enclosed engine, for obvious reasons.|
The 1131cc, 25hp engine wasn't the fastest
but the Schwimmwagon was very versatile.
|The quality and diversity of the cars on show|
at Stonor Park was amazing. This is a great
show that is always very well attended by both
participants and the public.
|This lovely 1956 pastel green oval window|
beetle looked amazing. It's a Swedish import
that still has the original working semaphores.
|The old '56 sits down in the weeds thanks to a |
4" narrowed bean with 2.5" drop spindles. I do
like the colour of this bug, and it's general look.
|This lovely 1971 beetle has featured several|
times on my blog over the years and it's easy
to see why. The unusual colour and the cool
pinstripe detailing help to make this beetle
stand out from the crowd.
|It's all about the detailing and this bug had |
plenty of it, including the inside of the sloping
headlights which were painted in the gorgeous
green body colour.