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|Just two of the many quality show standard|
beetle's at Stonor Park. The sheer numbers
and diversity of both air cooled and water
cooled Volkswagen's that attended the VW
Expo was incredible.
|Looking across the show and shine field early|
on the Sunday morning. The sun is shining and
the queue of vehicles heading into the show was
getting longer by the minute.
|This awesome looking 181 Trekker looked|
great in it's bright lime green paint, and with
the 'Shrekker' decal on the side. The neat
looking front spoiler / splitter was obviously
there for a reason as was the full roll cage.
|This 181 does look tough, I didn't find out what|
size engine it had but I'm guessing it isn't the
|The interior was pure race themed, with the|
roll cage, quick shift gear stick and various
essential dials, including the monster tacho
with shift light.
|This lovely late bay with it's white over an olive|
green colour was an unusual choice of colours,
but it worked so well. This bus was immaculate.
|This bay really was finished to a show winning |
standard. The attention to detail was amazing.
|This early split screen panel fire bus looked|
very authentic from the outside with it's decals
and blue light. This panel van really did look
nice and solid.
|The interior of the fire bus was anything but|
authentic looking. It was fitted out with a very
distinctive camping interior which was covered
in lots of Union flags.
|This 1970 Westfalia early bay was another of|
the immaculate vehicles on display. This Westy
really was lovely and clean and very straight.
|I think this, like my early bay is a U.S. import|
and it was finished to such a high standard.
|Here is a vehicle I instantly recognised, it is |
Julian's 1965 alpine rally style beetle. Julian
is a member of the local Volkswagen club,
The Wolfsburg Weed Huggers.
|This really is a lovely old bug that is very solid|
|Fantastic looking buses in a fantastic location.|
|Whilst drinking my tea and having a rest, this|
gorgeous white 1971 fastback pulled up next
to the bus that was parked next to me. I had
not seen this whilst walking around so I quickly
jumped out to take a few photos.
|This really did look like a very clean and solid|
fastback. The type 3's (fastback, square back
and notch back) were produced from 1961 -
1973 and this one looked factory fresh.
|This 1964 deluxe split screen finished in what|
looks like Sea Blue and white really was a nice
clean bus. The polished Fuchs style wheels
suited the clean sleek look of this bus.
|The VW Expo show is a very laid back show,|
which is ideal for just chilling out with your
mates, and your VW's on a Sunday afternoon.
|The grounds of Stonor House are huge which|
allows for the show vehicles to be adequately
spaced out to enable the visitors to have a good
look at each vehicle.
|This stunning type 3 notchback was totally|
immaculate. The off white body was perfectly
straight and the black roof complimented the
body colour and matched the wheels.
|Apart from the aftermarket wheels this notch|
looked as though it could have just driven off
the production line. These notchback's were
produced with either the 1500cc or 1600cc
|Looking across the rear wing of the lovely notch|
at a small part of the show and shine field.
|Looking across the show and shine field with|
the glorious Oxfordshire countryside as a
backdrop for this great Volkswagen show.
|There were so many quality vehicles parked up|
in the show and shine field, with almost as many
again in the visitor car park.
|This fantastic one day show always has such a|
great diversity of air cooled vehicles on display.
|VW Expo always has a great diversity of both|
air cooled and water cooled Volkswagen's.
|Just a few of the beetles in one of the lines of|
classic bugs. There were beetle's from almost
every year since production started.
|No VW show would be complete without a|
'Herbie' replica and at Stonor Park we had two!
|This 1956 original right hand drive deluxe beetle|
looked amazing. The present owner has owned
this car for only 2 years, but before that the last
owner had the car for 34 years! It still has the
correct 30hp engine and 6 volt electrics.
|Later in the afternoon we decided to head for|
home. Driving through the picturesque country
lanes of Oxfordshire I was in good company.
I was following a white over blue late bay that
also left the show at the same time as us,
whilst following me were...