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|The first vehicle that caught my attention was|
this lovely race themed grey Porsche 356B.
This car looked great with it's patina'd paint
and 'aged' sign writing. I did like the yellow
headlight lenses and the 'knock offs' on the
|The easiest was to identify between models,|
or the way I identify these 356's is, the 356A
has one single vent on the engine lid while the
356B has twin vents. You can just make out the
twin vents under that cool deck lid rack.
|The interior of the 356B looked nice and original|
which is how it should be on a classic Porsche.
|Walking past the club camping area this photo|
shows what Bug Jam is all about. Volkswagen's
of all descriptions, sunny skies and time to just
chill out, relax and unwind in the sunshine.
|This stunning 1966 13 window split screen bus |
that I spotted in the camping area was totally
immaculate. The white over orange paint was
applied over perfectly straight body panels.
|This very unusual bus and trailer combination|
caught my eye. The late bay with a trailer made
from the front quarter of another late bay, and
both were painted in this very unique colour
|I'm not sure what this paint effect is called, but|
the Porsche wheels were also treated to the
|Another photo looking towards the camping|
area at Bug Jam 30, buses of all years and
models all parked up together while their owners
enjoy the entertainment and facilities laid on
for the event at the Santa Pod Raceway.
|Whilst wandering through the camping area,|
(where you get to see hundreds of quality VW's
that are not in the show and shine) I spotted
through a gap in the tents / buses this lovely
1960 split screen and thought I know that bus!
|This stunning bus belongs to friends of mine,|
Aaron and Robyn who often pop over to our
club meet. This really is a nice that is always
immaculate and could / should be a show winner.
|This seriously low 1959 mango split screen|
looked amazing. The narrow front beam on
drop spindles added to this buses low stance.
The yellow headlight covers looked just right
and suited this bus perfectly.
|This old skool satin black bug caught my eye,|
with it's laden roof rack and steel mesh visor.
I did like the hot rod style red painted steel
wheels with white wall tyres.
|This old bug had yet more cool accessories|
at the back including, the Empi side air scoops,
and the rear screen visor.
|I noticed this gorgeous silver / grey oval window|
beetle driving up towards the drag strip and just
had to take a couple of pictures.
|This very original stock looking bug looked|
amazing as it cruised past. I do like to see an
old bug in original condition, especially when
they are this clean.
|Another stock looking beetle was this totally|
immaculate white pre '63 model. This was one
of the cleanest stock looking beetle I have seen.
|Everything about this car is 'just right'. The|
colour, the ride height, the wheels.. everything.
This has to be one of my favourite vehicles at
Bug Jam 30.
|The amazing purple colour on this 1964 (I think)|
Chevrolet truck looked fantastic in the bright
|This really was a stunning example of this old|
Chevrolet classic. The white cab and stripe
help to break the purple colour up just enough.
|The super cool highly polished Rocket racing|
wheels are the perfect choice as are the low
|The good thing with Santa Pod is that you can|
freely walk around the pits, having a good look
at all the vehicles that are preparing to race the
1/4 mile strip. This super tough 'Outlaw Anglia'
looked awesome and had a 496 cubic inch
big block V8 engine.
|You can see just how tough this Anglia looks|
from this photo. The massive rear wing, the
parachute, the wheelie bars and those huge
15" x 15" rear wheels with Hoosier slicks all
give this car an aggressive look.
|A sneak peak under the rear end show just how|
big those slick tyres really are.
|This gorgeous sky blue pro-street ford Anglia|
gave off a false impression. At first you think
it's just a very nice Anglia, but then you notice
the roll cage and the huge wheel and slick tyre
combination tucked under the original bodywork.
|Pro-street cars tend to have a race built chassis|
and running gear with integral roll cage and a
massive V8 engine, all tucked into the original
bodywork as this one has.
|Those massive Hoosier tyres on the custom|
wheels are tucked under the cars stock rear
wings, however on the inside the body would
have had to been cut out to accommodate the
massive wheels and tyres.
|This is a rare glimpse of a funny car without|
the glass fibre body. The motor on this one
is a whopping 500 cubic inch that propels this
car down the 1/4 mile in less than 5 seconds.
|From a standing start, by the time this car|
crosses the finish line a mere 1/4 of a mile
away, it will be travelling at just over 200
MPH and to help get traction off the line you
need these massive sticky slick tyres.
|The lightweight glass fibre body is based on a |
Dodge Stratus and is simply lifted onto the
chassis by the race crew.
|This lovely SO42 split screen was parked in|
the pit area and it looked gorgeous. This
stock looking bus really stood out.
|The roof rack, cycle rack and clear rear light|
lenses looked cool. This bus really was so
clean and straight.
|No this isn't the race Marshall's hut, but a very|
unique vehicle made to look like a wooden shed.
|I didn't find out much about this wild creation,|
like what vehicle it is based on, or what engine
it had but it did look kind of cool. The bonnet
was actually covered in shed roof felt as was
|Even though I could see inside the cab, I still|
couldn't work out what the base vehicle was,
but it did look comfortable.
|The dogems ride at the fun fair provided some|
sought after shade for the blazing sun. The
fun fair was just one of the attractions to help
keep everyone entertained over the weekend.
|Looking across the 1/4 drag strip from the fun|
fair at the end of the pits. The fair is up towards
the finish line, hence why the crowds seem a
little sparse. Down towards the start line the
banks were heaving with spectators.
|Walking back towards the camping area,|
through the trade stands I spotted this cool
looking stock 1960's beetle. This really did look
clean so I decided to take a better look.
|This old bug was mega clean, and I just loved|
the ride height and those off white steel wheels.
I saw who I thought was the owner so I decided
to get a look into the engine bay ...
|This lovely stock looking 11 window split |
screen looked great as it slowly cruised by
towards the pits. The faded paint looked
original and along with the stock ride height
this bus really caught my eye.
|Another heading towards the camping area /|
pits was this lovely lowered 13 window. It
looked as though it had a narrowed front beam
with Fuchs wheels. The white over blue paint
had some cool fading / patina which always
looks good on split screen buses.
|The owners of this classic Airstream trailer|
knew how to camp in style. The polished
aluminium body style hasn't changed much
since the company was formed back in the
1930's, but the interiors now-a-days are really
|A late bay and an early bay painted in very|
similar colour schemes enjoying the sunshine
at Santa Pod Raceway.
|Buses of all models parked up together in the|
camping area at Bug Jam 30. The camping area
really does get crowded so get there early to
secure your spot.
|A small patch of grass in the camping area,|
enough to fit another bus or two in there!
|This lovely 1965 13 window split screen was|
super clean and so straight. I did like the colour
coded front and rear bumpers which just finished
off the overall look on this gorgeous bus.