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|This 1967 Karmann looked tough with it's very|
low stance. The lack of both front and rear
bumpers added to the tough look. The polished
Fuchs style wheels looked the perfect choice
and compliment the blue bodywork.
|This gorgeous KG looked as though it also had|
a narrowed front beam, judging by how far the
front wheels were tucked under the front wings.
|This stunning 1972 Westfalia looked amazing.|
The bus was so clean it could have just driven
out of the factory. I did like the single yellow
spot light mounted onto the bumper.
|You can see just how clean and straight this|
bus really is in this photo. I like to see all the
small touches that owners make to their buses
to put their mark on their bus, and the owner
of this bus had some neat curtains made
|... what looked like coffee bean sacks. They|
may not be blackout curtains but they did look
|There were a couple of Airstream trailers at|
Bug Jam, and this lovely Land Yacht model
looked fantastic. These have to be the ultimate
in camping trailers.
|A lovely pair of early bay Westfalia's parked up|
in the camping area. The grey primer'd one
has been slightly lowered, while the cream one
has been seriously lowered and has what looks
like a narrowed front beam.
|This lovely pair of 1960's beetles looked great|
parked next to each other. These bug's really
are both show and go cars.
|The silver 1964 bug looked stunning in that silver|
colour paint. The body was perfectly straight and
the paint was flawless. I did like the Porsche
chrome headlight guards and the nerf bars which
both suited the body colour perfectly.
|At the back you can see the 'go' factor. Those|
lovely chrome smoothie wheels with big tyre's
filled the arches nicely. The non standard
exhaust looked menacing.
|I did like this wheel and tyre combination that|
filled the rear aches to the max.
|The other beetle was this gorgeous 1967 model.|
Again the paint has been applied to a perfectly
straight body, as the reflection in the door shows.
Like the silver bug, chrome nerf bars have now
replaced the old style bumpers.
|This lovely bug also had those gorgeous chrome|
smooth wheels. Both of these lovely beetles had
the U.S style all red rear light lenses.
|This 1971 Westfalia caught my eye as it was|
just so clean. The all white colour scheme made
this bus stand out.
|I did like the cool retro stripe down the sides of|
this late bay and the polished wheels that remind
me of the Wolfrace wheels we used to use many
years ago in the hot rod scene.
|Another very clean bus was this 1967 white over|
turquoise split screen. The silver thermal screen
cover matched the alloy side window trim and the
Empi 5 spoke wheels perfectly.
|When the sun came out the turquoise blue paint|
really came to life and the deepness of the blue
was incredible. This really was a nice looking bus.
|Another unusual colour on a vehicle was this|
salmon pink 1971 beetle. This bug had been
seriously lowered and that steel mesh visor and
black painted steel wheels were in stark contrast
with the pink paint, but it looked so good.
|This gorgeous blue 1966 rag top beetle looked|
fantastic in the summer sunshine. This bug had
been tastefully lowered and looks like it also had
a narrowed front beam. The black Porsche wheels
were a great choice to compliment the colour.
|The white hood looked good and fitted really|
well. I did like that wild chrome exhaust that
dominated the rear end of this cool bug.
|The colour of grey primer always grabs my |
attention, and this gloss grey pre '63 beetle was
no exception. I did like this Cal Look bug with its
lowered stance, and lack of bumpers and trim.
|The super straight grey body looked fantastic|
against the chrome Empi 5 spoke wheels.
|This 1969 early bay was super straight as the|
reflection along the side of the bus proves. This
really was a lovely looking bus. I did like the
chrome bumpers that complimented the super
shiny Empi chrome wheels.
|The twin roof racks suited this imported bus and|
the use of a U.S. style number plate with a white
background was a nice touch that looked good.
|This 1976 late bay panel van looked good with|
it's signwriting and flame paint job. I did like the
old hot rod style red steel wheels with white wall
|The immense diversity and the sheer number of|
vehicles at Bug Jam were both incredible. What
ever model of Volkswagen your into you'll find
it at this show, guaranteed.!
|This bright 1965 white over yellow 21 window |
split screen bus gave off a yellow glow in the
bright sunshine. This lovely old bus had the same
wheels as my '69 microbus, Porsche 356 wheels.
|This lovely clean bus in my favourite colour, yellow|
really did stand out. The silver thermal window
screens not only keep the occupants warm at night
but they also look so good from the outside.
|This ultra low 1960's Karmann Ghia looked great|
parked up in the camping area. This KG has been
seriously lowered and still had what looked like
the original paint.
|This lovely looking stock looking ghia is just one|
of the hundreds of Volkswagen's that were at the
show, but unless you walked around the camping
area you it would be unlikely you would see them.
|A lovely pair of beetle's, different years and most|
certainly different styles but both equally as nice
as each other.
|This race style beetle painted in a Herbie theme |
looked super tough. I didn't find out much about
this bug, but I'm assuming it ran down the 1/4
|The wide rear wheel and tyre combination is|
there to ensure the power gets to the tarmac and
the rear axle gets traction off the start line.
|Like I said, I didn't find out much about this bug,|
but the engine looks purposeful.
|This Sierra yellow ( I think) 1978 late bay looked|
great with it's colour matched chequered bra and
retro roof canvas.
|This gorgeous white over yellow split screen|
caught my eye with it's simple, almost plain look.
The tinted windows helped to give a clean and
crisp look to this bus.
|This really was a lovely bus and the 356 wheels|
helped to keep this bus looking clean and simple.
|This early split screen panel van had the RAT|
look going on, and it looked so good for having
it. The paint may well have been the original
paint. This bus looks as though the front beam
had been narrowed and running stock wheels.
|Looking past the RAT look paint, this bus was|
actually quite straight. That mad looking massive
silencer sticking out from under the rear bumper
could be hiding this buses secret..?
|I did like the rear arches that had been cut away.|
This is normally done to fit larger wheels and
tyres, thus giving a different gear ratio which is
better for cruising long distances.