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|My old mate Ben came along with his better|
half Jenny, and the kids to take part in the cruise
in their lovely RAT looking 1966 split screen.
|I have known Ben for a number of years and he |
has had this bus for as long as I can remember,
and although the bus has the RAT look going on
it does go extremely well.
|It was time to join the motorway and tag onto|
the back of the main convoy. As there were so
many vehicles at our service station getting out
could take a while...
|Ben obviously got bored with waiting for the|
queue to end so it looks like he saw a gap in
the exiting queue of Volkswagen's and sneaked
his old '66 into a gap.
|Leaving the services didn't go exactly to plan|
as there were some traffic lights on the exit,
and groups of us kept getting caught at the
red lights. This was my view once I got onto
|Once on the motorway this was my view, some|
of the Volkswagen's taking part decided to drive
faster than the 55 MPH suggested speed. I just
stuck in the nearside lane and cruised along.
|This late bay came flying past me as if I was |
standing still. I did enjoy seeing all the various
VW's on the M25 all at the same time.
|A bit of a blurry photo showing numerous VW's|
ahead of me as we head clockwise around the
|Approaching the Queen Elizabeth II bridge over |
the River Thames. The green top tinted wind-
screen I have in my bus gives the sky a nice
shade of blue in this photo, but it was quite
overcast by this point of the cruise.
|At the top of the bridge looking East down the|
River Thames and out towards the North Sea.
|I noticed this T5 cruising up the middle lane |
taking photos of the Volkswagen's taking part
in the cruise. As they came alongside me, I took
a photo of them, I bet they didn't expect that !!
|A great photo posted by Andy Parrott of 'Fiona' |
my 1969 VW microbus and as we cruised for
charity around the M25 motorway. Thanks Andy.
|A better close up photo, again posted by Andy|
Parrott. It looks as though my door sticker has
a tear in it as it was flapping about in the wind.
I do like the reflection in Fiona's front panel of
what looks like a T5 and the motorway ahead.
|This cool photo was posted by Anita McAloren|
capturing a convoy of T4's / T5's as they made
their way around the charity cruise.
|This Volkswagen traffic jam photo was posted|
by Carol Dorman. This is the sort of traffic jam
you don't mind sitting in.
|Another photo posted by Carol Dorman showing|
the diversity of Volkswagen's that took part in
this great charity event.
|This photo posted by Clare Simon Carey from|
one of the service stations again shows not
only the diversity of vehicles but also the sheer
number of vehicles.
|Another photo posted by Clare Simon Carey|
at the service station. This really was a nice
friendly, chilled out gathering of like minded
people, and all for a good cause.
|I spotted this photo posted by Ed Bayliss|
on the 'M25 VW Run the ring' Facebook
page. This is a cool photo of my bus as
I cruised the nearside lane doing 55 MPH
as most other vehicles overtook me.
|Another great photo posted by Ed Bayliss|
showing 2 lanes of Volkswagen's cruising
the M25 motorway..
|A procession of cool Volkswagen buses leaving|
a service area to join the motorway. This great
photo was posted by Lee Kelf.
|Another cool photo posted by Lee Kelf at one|
of the services showing almost every parking
space full of Volkswagen's.
|And on the other side of the car park, it was just |
the same. Volkswagen's of all varieties who
were taking part in the charity cruise. Photo
posted by Lee Kelf
|This action photo posted by Neil Cooper is a|
cool picture of an old RAT looking split screen
| Neil Cooper also posted this equally cool photo|
of a lilac and white split screen as seen out of
his rear window.
|This photo again posted by Neil Cooper shows|
the charity cruise in full flow. In it's 25 years of
being open, the M25 had never seen so many
Volkswagen's on it in one day.
|Another action photo posted by Neil Cooper,|
showing the RAT look splitty that just overtook
him, quickly closing in on a lime green and
white late bay.
|One of processions of Volkswagen's either|
entering or leaving one of the service area's.
This cool photo posted by Neil Cooper shows
the diversity of vehicles that took part.
|The last photo posted by Neil Cooper is|
this view of the procession from his door
as the convoy makes it way around
the London orbital motorway.
|We now have a trio of photo's posted by Pete |
Shells, that were taken at one of the service
stations showing the huge turnout of Volkswagen's
that took part in the great event.
|The car park is crammed full of Volkswagen's of|
all varieties, both air cooled and water cooled.
(Photo posted by Pete Shells)
|A great variety of bay window buses parked up|
at the services. (Photo posted by Pete Shells)
|Another photo of my 1969 microbus in a cool|
procession of other VW's whilst cruising the
M25 motorway. This fantastic photo was posted
by Rik Wildman.
|This photo posted by Sadie Ann Woods shows|
nose to tail Volkswagen's as far as the eye can
see on the M25. I wonder what the public thought
of all these Volkswagen's cruising the motorway?
|Another photo posted by Sadie Ann Woods. If|
your in a Volkswagen driving around the M25
whilst taking part in the VW M25 charity cruise,
you just have to wave.!
|This cool two tone bug looked super low as it|
(Photo posted by Sadie Ann Woods)