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|Late bays and early bays galore, each one is|
different in style and colour. You could look at
100's of bay window buses and not see two that
are the same.
|The show is very well laid out with plenty of|
room to wander around looking at all the great
|This lovely green 1977 Westfalia late bay looked|
incredibly clean. I did like the contrasting grey
pop top canvas and the lovely high ride height
this bus had. I keep thinking about raising my
Microbus up a little, just to see what its like.
|This stunning 356 replica certainly drew the|
crowds and plenty of compliments, and even this
dog wanted to look inside to see the gorgeous
|The interior was simply stunning. Having more|
that a resemblance to the Porsche 356 of the
1950's the body is reputedly moulded from the
last 356 off the production line.
|This very distinctive 1963 split screen bus is|
owned by a Facebook friend of mine, Nick. The
bus is painted in the 'Marmite' colours and is
very well known around the VW scene.
|This really is a nice looking bus that certainly|
gets noticed everywhere it goes. It was nice to
finally meet Nick in person rather than just on
Facebook. Nick has recently got married, so
best wishes to both Nick and his wife Kate.
|The interior of Nick's bus carries on the Marmite|
theme with cushions and stickers with the
logo on. Everywhere Nick and his bus go, so
do his lovely, and very well behaved dogs.
|Row upon row of cool unique Volkswagen's|
both air cooled and water cooled. The weather
was good to us this year with blue skies and
sunshine for most of the day which helped to
increase spectator and participant numbers.
|I did like the banded steel wheels that were|
painted in contrasting black paint. You can see
just how narrow the front beam is in this photo.
|Split screen buses as far as the eye can see.|
Again, every one was different in some way.
You could have 2 vehicles of the same year,
and even the same colour but it's all the small
details that make each bus individual.
|As you walk round the BeachBuggin show|
the diversity, not to mention all the colours of
the buses is incredible.
|What a perfect way to spend a sunny summer|
Sunday, down at the beach with thousands of
Volkswagen's all gathered together to raise
money for charity.
|The owners of this turquoise early split screen|
bus had the right idea, bring a picnic and just
relax and chill out in the sunshine.
|Looking into the centre of the show where the|
beach buggies were all gathered. They were
surrounded by hundreds upon hundreds of
|This bright red 1967 beetle looked at first like|
a nice old bug, but looking closer it had a few
trick body mods. The early style indicators to
the side of the headlights looked good.
|As did the split rear screen that had been|
grafted into the roof. This bug also had early
style rear lights which also looked cool.
|The split oval window has been grafted into the|
roof really well and looked great.
|Karmann Gipsy's, bays, splits, beetles and so|
many other Volkswagen's all in one location
right by the beach, do shows get any better
|After a few hours of wandering around this huge|
show I decided to head back to my bus and have
a cup of tea. This is just a random photo looking
out of my rear side window.
|A lovely 1972 peppermint green beetle and a|
white over red 1977 late bay parked up at the
BeachBuggin show. I do like the fact that all
the vehicles are mixed up in the show, rather
than separated into vehicle types / models.
|This stunning gloss black 1969 beetle caught|
my eye with its super low stance, and the red
and white painted steel wheels. The reflection
in that jet black paint is amazing.
|The rear of this bug also looked good with its|
red and white chequered light housing and the
deep dish rear wheels.
|A neat touch was more of the red and white|
chequer detailing inside the headlights.
|The lovely pastel blue and white split screen|
blended into the summer sky perfectly. This
years show had exceptional weather, considering
its location right on the beach and English Channel.
|A lovely 1956 Chevrolet 3100 pick up truck. |
The Chevy pick up was introduced back in
the 1940's and they are still made today! The
1956 model was the last year for the 'egg crate'
|This truck was lovely and straight and finished|
in a lovely coat of white with some awesome
|Here is a close up of the quality pinstriping on|
this lovely old pick up truck. I had a good long
look at the pinstriping and was blown away with
the quality of the work.
|A lovely 1952 Ford Crestline Crown Victoria. |
The Crown Victoria is easily identifiable by the
centre bullet in the grill and the twin jet intakes
on the corners. That is about the only interesting
fact I know about these gorgeous cars.
|I may not know many facts about this car, but|
I knew one other fact.. the fact that I liked it.
The shape is timeless and the finish on the gloss
black paint was amazing, just look at the reflection
on the boot.
|This early 1960's Mercury Monterey in pastel|
pink looked fantastic. A real blast from the past.
|This gorgeous bronze coloured 1972 Ford|
Ranchero looked great in the sunshine. I'm
not sure if this is the GT model or not, but
then it doesn't really matter it was still stunning.
|The new body styling on the 70's Ranchero's|
looks good and is more streamlined than the
earlier models. I did like those American
Racing Mag wheels which always make any
car look tough.
|These '29 delivery vans are such a lovely|
shape. This one site just about right and the
choice of wheels, painted steels with white
wall tyres were the perfect choice to compliment
the body style.
|Big and little wheels with white wall cross ply|
tyres, that is pure hot rod. The gorgeous black
paint helped to accentuate this lovely trucks
|A lovely old white 1964 split screen parked up|
next to a late bay. Both equally as nice as each
other in their own right. As I've mentioned before
it is good this show mixes up the vehicles so
you never really know what your going to see
|1972 was a good year as this photo shows,|
a lovely white over bright green pop top late
bay and a cool looking pastel yellow bug. I
liked the fact that they were both riding at