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|This lovely gun metal grey 181 Trekker looked|
immaculate. These were originally developed
for the West German Army back in 1968 but I
doubt the original ones ever looked this nice.
|The 181 body sits on a type 1 Karmann Ghia|
floor pan (which is wider than the Beetle). This
really was a nice looking car that looked better
for having a nice low stance.
|You don't expect modern day comforts in a car|
developed for the West German Army, but that's
a small sacrifice to pay when driving around
in such a cool looking vehicle.
|This stunning 1971 Westfalia was gorgeous. It|
looked like brand new and as though no expense
had been spared. I loved the fact that it was
riding at stock height with painted steel wheels.
|You can see just how clean this bus was from|
this photo. The pop top canvas and curtains
looked great and matched the paintwork.
|This red and white 1973 bay looked like a good|
honest bus. It's unusual to see the belt line
painted in the same colour to match the roof,
but it worked really well.
|The paint may have original as it was looking|
tired, but kinda cool. This bus has had a subtle
lowering job which suited the bus.
|The interior of this bus was really well fitted|
out and looked great. I did like the body board
table and the custom units and matching floor.
|This 1978 imported late bay had some wicked|
stripes and colour matched wheels. Another
thing that caught my eye was the ladder on the
|You can see just how cool those retro stripes|
really are in this photo. This really was a nice
|Regular readers will know that I do like to see|
original stickers on imported buses, and this
bay had this National Coach Corporation badge
on the back. I'm not sure how they altered it,
but it would be interesting to find out.
|There were many traders at the Camper and|
Bus show, this one had plenty of old Radio Flyer's
for sale. (they had another 5/6 out of shot in
|How about this for a super cool soapbox racer?|
It looks like it's been based on a Beetle volksrod
and I think it's brilliant and so well built.
|The hand fabricated body was awesome, and|
the overall look was fantastic. I did like the
rust look and the hot rod style red steel wheels
with white wall tyres.
|The interior consisted of a seat, and steering|
that was it.
|The rear end of this soapbox race car looked|
just as good with the larger rear wheels and
the chunky tyres. I did like the mock exhausts,
fake rear lights and the painted Maltese crosses.
|If you look very closely, you may just be able|
to make out my camouflaged T4 in this photo.
OK so the urban camouflage doesn't seem to
work in a rural setting!, anyway here's my bus
parked up in the grounds of Eastnor Castle.
|Just to prove that the 16th century Eastnor |
Castle is in the background.
|This pair of, sandrail / buggies (?) turned up|
at the show and they looked great. I have a
couple of friends who go off roading in their
VW's, and I bet they would love these.
|Consisting of a tube roll cage welded onto a |
beetle floorpan with a couple of seats bolted
in and that was about it.
|I did like the oversize chunky off road tyres|
on this black one and the use of 2 jerry cans
as a fuel tank.
|This red one had a very similar design but did|
have some sort of roof consisting of a sheet
of vinyl fixed to the roll cage. These off road
vehicles do look like they would be great fun.
|The pair of rear tyres bolted to the roll cage|
are there not only so you have a spare, but
also to weigh the rear end down to provide
extra traction on the rear wheels when going
across a slippery / muddy surface
|This lovely 1971 jet black bug looked great in|
the sunshine. The black paint over very straight
body panels gave off a fantastic reflection.
|I did like old retro roof rack and the contrasting|
pink wing piping which matched...
|...the wheels! The pink and white floral design|
|This great looking high top T25 syncro ( I think)|
was one of my favourite vehicles of the show.
I do like the thought of having a 'go anywhere'
vehicle like this and just heading off to explore
the big bad world.
|This T25 had too many accessories to mention|
but they all looked like they were there for a
|The interior of the T25 was surprisingly very|
well kitted out with a smart camping interior,
now that just makes me want to get something
like this even more!
|This gorgeous white over red early 1960's spilt |
screen Dormobile was immaculate. It looked
as though it had just been restored as everything
was like new. This really was a nice bus.
|You can see just how clean this bus is, not to|
mention just how straight the body is in this photo.
The striped pop top canvas looked great and it
was nice to see a Dormobile roof with all the
original windows still in as these often get
broken and lost
|The interior of this lovely bus was stunning, I'm|
not sure if this is an original Dormobile interior
or not, but it looked totally original and 100%
complete, and I loved it.
|The red check curtains and cushions looked |
great against the red vinyl seat covers of the
|The Camper and Bus show had such a great|
diversity of Volkswagen's on show as this photo
shows. Air cooled and water cooled all lined
up next to each other. This line up was actually
in the Volkswagen only parking area.
|Split screens, Bays, Beetles, and T4 / 5's and|
much more, what ever your into you'll be sure
to find it at this laid back show.
|An all blue line up of Volkswagen's at the|
Camper and Bus show. A T4, T25 and an
|The blue line up continues with a 1969 early|
bay and a 1978 RAT look late bay panel van.