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|Once I had parked up I ensured I got my |
priorities right by putting the kettle on to make
a cup of tea. You can see how early I arrived
as the kids bouncy castle is still being inflated!
|By the time I had made and drunk my cup of |
tea, there was numerous vehicles that had
also arrived and had parked up next to me.
|This 1965 RAT look split screen parked up right|
next to me. I got talking to the owner who was
saying he wasn't sure whether to paint his bus
or not as he quite likes it as it is, and I agree it
does look pretty cool with the RAT look.
|This lovely 1972 all white beetle came in with|
the RAT look split, but this was anything but
RAT looking. The body panels were perfectly
straight and the paint was finished to a very
|It looks from this angle that maybe this bug|
had a narrowed front beam. The lack of front
and rear bumpers and the single colour body
help to give this lovely bug a lovely sleek look.
|What I noticed most about this old bug was how|
well the large Hankook tyres filled the rear
|This 1974 white over light blue late bay was|
another very clean vehicle. I did like the overall
look of this bay and it's ride height, and those
aftermarket Fuchs style wheels add to the
clean crisp look perfectly.
|The '74 had some cool looking painted flower|
decals on the roof which matched the blue
|This pre '63 beetle looked cool sitting nice and|
low with just enough patina on the lovely deep
red paint. I do like those chrome Porsche head
light grilles on early beetles.
|This old bug does sit well and looks so cool,|
it just goes to prove that you don't always
need an expensive paint job to have a nice
|I did like the Porsche centre caps on the after|
market wheels on this bug.
|I spotted this gorgeous cherry red and white|
1967 split screen kombi parked up early in the
morning. This really was a nice clean bus. I
did like the colour matched white Empi 5
spoke wheels and the mesh sun visor.
|The perfect paint finish was amazing which was |
applied over perfectly straight body panels.
|'Dave the Trimmer' was at the open day in his|
Ford Econoline 200 van. Production for the
Econoline started in 1961 and they are still
producing it today! This looks like a 1970's
|As a budding wannabe sign writer I was drawn|
to the cool hand painted lettering on Dave's
van. It looked really impressive and had a 60's
/ 70's look which is suited to the age of the van.
|This gorgeous SP2 was parked just behind the|
cabriolet and I just love it. The SP2 was only
produced in Brazil to compete with the Puma
in the sports car market. The car was built on
a Variant chassis with a fiberglass body but
had a bigger 1700cc engine.
|The SP2 was produced from 1972 - 1976 and|
just over 10,000 were made. Only 670 were
exported, mostly to Nigeria and only one to
|This 1976 model was found by Just Kampers|
in Brazil, and is an amazing example of a very
sought after car, which is now up for sale for
£32,950 ( $44,200 approx)
|The Managing Director of Just Kampers was|
on holiday with his wife in the U.S, when he saw
this 'Lil Bugger' back in 2014. It has a 1600cc
twin port engine and was originally intended to
be a complete motor home based on a beetle.
|These 'Lil Buggers' are very rare, especially in |
Europe and this was for sale for offers over
£15,000 ($21,200 approx) Now if only I had
that sort of spare cash I would buy it this in a
|This stunning jet black Porsche 914 was just|
like new, it was totally immaculate. I'm not
sure what year this one was, but they produced
the 914 from 1969 - 1976 and I think you'll be
hard pushed to find a cleaner one.
|The gorgeous black paint had a mirror finish|
over the perfectly straight body. There are some
people that are not keen on the 2 seater targa
top body style, but personally I love it.
|This lovely early grey 1950's split oval window|
beetle looked pretty much original. In 1952 the
split rear window evolved into an oval window
and the beetles produced between '52 & '53
were know as the Zwitter.
|The interior also looked in original condition|
and complete. I did like the clip-on glass
wind deflector (?)
|All bay window buses, but different years and|
different styles. It's vary rare to see two the
same, every bus is different in some way.
|Thomas is one of my Facebook friends and|
he attended the open day for the whole week-
end in his surf themed 1973 white over orange
|I do like this bus with all it's surf themed stickers|
and accessories. I also liked the matching
thermal screens with the VW logo. It was a
shame I didn't bump into Thomas, but there
were a lot of people all walking around.
|Looking across in a very small part of the|
camping area. This weekend was a chilled out
affair with a vast array of both air cooled and
water cooled Volkswagen's.
|A nice looking pair of early bay's parked up |
with the weekend awning all set up.
|This bright lime green 1969 bay looked a bit|
futuristic with it's silver thermal internal window
covers and the smoothed out bodywork. The
re-worked front air intake and the micro front
side lights made this bay stand out.
|The lack of any Volkswagen badges, the clear|
rear light lenses and the louvres in the engine
hatch made this bay look completely unique.
|I spotted this lovely 1970 sky blue beetle|
parked up in the camping area and it looked
really clean and solid.
|I did like the BRM wheels and the choice of|
tyres that help to fill the arches. This really
was a clean straight bug.
|This T4 finished in a super bright yellow caught|
my eye. The black bonnet bra, windows and
pop top canvas helped to break up the yellow
paint just enough. The choice of aftermarket
polished wheels also helped this bus stand out.