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|...It was very overcast and quite foggy. This|
is the view en-route at around 07.45am. I was
hoping by the time I got to Brighton the cloud
and fog would have cleared.
|After 20 minutes or so I started my old bus and|
headed back onto the M23, it was about 08.30
by now and the motorway had numerous VW's
of all descriptions all heading South.
|This 1981 ( I think) T25 looked fantastic with it's|
grey painted body and tinted windows. The rear
light lenses were also tinted giving this bus a
really cool sleek look.
|This lovely clean looking white over black 1980|
(I think) late bay looked like a nice solid bus. I
did like the chrome bumpers and the third brake
light mounted into the roof.
|Another very clean looking bus was this 1966|
split screen. I'm not sure what colour blue this is
but I think it really suits the bus well.
|I tucked in behind this convoy of split screen|
buses for a few miles as we got nearer to the
outskirts of Brighton.
|I did like the paint scheme on the solid and clean|
looking '67 split screen bus. I liked the fact that
the roof was painted in the same colour red as
the lower half of the body, which is quite unusual
but looks so good.
|This early panel van was gorgeous. I do like the|
old split screen panel vans and this one in a sort
of dove blue colour looked great. I did like those
very small side windows, I'm not sure if they are
stock items or not but they did look cool.
|This stunning pre 1963 split screen bus was|
gorgeous. I did like that colour combination,
it makes the bus look so fresh and clean.
|As I mentioned earlier, I got so distracted on|
the way to Brighton I ended up following the
split screen convoy onto Maderia Drive rather
than using the entrance designated for bays!
|A better look at my early bay in the split screen|
line up (I don't think anyone noticed!!) under
the cast iron Maderia terrace which is East Cliff.
|Turning round and looking at how close the|
pebble beach of Brighton is from the show.
This is looking West and those clouds sure
look angry, lets hope the rain holds off.
|Looking West the weather looks much better,|
now which way is the wind blowing..??
|I decided to have a look around sooner than|
later due to those dark clouds, and I saw this
really nice 1967 split in a lovely silver and pastel
yellow colour combination. A very unusual
colour combination that's works so well.
|This really was a nice clean and straight bus.|
That silver colour shows just how straight this
old bus really is. I did like the colour matched
front and rear bumpers.
|This stunning 1965 SO42 split screen bus was|
so clean it was just like new. The perfectly straight
body had been coated in an almost perfect coat
of white paint. I did like those door mirrors...
|You can see just how clean and straight this|
old bus really is in this photo. This old bus
looked to be pretty much stock, which is always
nice to see.
|There is always a great variety of buses at the|
'Breeze'. This line up of bay windows shows
the diversity of styles and years.
|This satin black bay window pick up caught my|
eye, it looked as though it was a (very good)
home made creation that looked so cool. The
cab looked slighter longer than a normal crew
cab pick up and even came with a wood burning
|In the back of the bed on this pick up, I think|
the owner of this bus is in for a good weekend!
|This 1965 split screen is a regular at Brighton|
Breeze and I always seem to take a photo of
it. This bus has so much going on, with it's
wild paint scheme and all the stickers that I just
love looking around this bus.
|The sheer number of decals and accessories|
on this bus is amazing and you could easily
spend an hour just looking around it.
|A side view of that gorgeous SO42 under a|
stormy sky on the seafront at Brighton.
|A great display of stock height buses is always|
guaranteed at the Brighton Breeze.
|Even though the sky was dark and overcast|
the hundreds of colourful buses lined up along
Maderia Drive brightened up the day.
|Talking of colourful buses, how about this super|
bright purple and white 23 window samba bus.
I did like the overall look of this bus from the
lovely colour to the lowered stance.
|This really was a nice clean and straight bus,|
I did like the twin roof racks that looked cool.
|This lovely looking 1966 split screen Dormobile|
(I think) slowly drove past as I was wandering
along Maderia Drive taking photos. This was a
really nice looking bus, hopefully I'll see it later
on to get some more photos.
|This gorgeous 1966 split screen panel van|
caught my eye, as I do like panel vans especially
when they are this nice. The colours of the two
tone paint give the bus and old look which
suited it perfectly.
|I'm not sure why I like panel vans so much, but|
maybe its just because they look so cool. I did
like the dark green painted bumpers on this
van that just added to the overall cool look.
|A 1972 late bay, a 1975 late bay and a 1969|
early bay all parked up together providing a
colourful display of classic Volkswagen buses
on Maderia Drive at the Brighton Breeze show.
|This 1975 late bay was painted in an unusual|
turquoise colour with a white top. The turquoise
colour actually suits the bus really well providing
a clean crisp look.
|The white painted bumpers also helped to give|
this a fresh look. The aftermarket front and rear
clear light lenses also helped.
|This 1972 beetle had the RAT look going on,|
and looked kinda cool. The RAT look is big
over here in the U.K. and its easy to see why.
|On the other end of the looks scale was this|
stunning 1964 lilac and white split screen. This
really was a lovely looking bus. I did like the
white painted 5 spoke wheels that complimented
the upper body.
|After about an hour of wandering around looking|
at all the VW's the rain came so I headed back
to my bus and put the kettle on. This was the
view from my rear side window as I enjoyed
a hot cup of tea.
|This stunning all white early beetle looked|
amazingly clean and so straight. The lack of
front and rear bumpers gave this old bug a
sleek smooth look.
|You can see just how clean and straight this|
bug is in this photo. Those all red rear light
lenses provide just enough colour to break up
that lovely applied white paint.
|This early split screen panel van was simply|
gorgeous. The colour, the low stance, the black
painted steel wheels, everything was just right.
|Judging by the full length logo on this splitty I think|
that 'Red 9' must own this panel van. This really is
a nice looking van with a nice colour scheme, and
|The power in the 'Red 9' panel comes from what|
looks like a Subaru motor (although I could be
wrong) So this old panel van not only looks good
but I bet it also good well too.
|Although the 'Breeze' is organised by the Spilt|
Screen Van Club, you also see hundreds of
other Volkswagen's, including a great variety of
bay window buses.
|This pre 1963 split screen crew cab pick up was|
so cool. In what looks similar to a dove blue
colour this seriously lowered bus stood out. The
narrowed front beam added to the cool look as
did the canvas covering the pick up bed.
|There is something about a crew cab pick up|
that looks just right specially when they are this
nice. Looking at the paint, it may well be the
original paint on the bus.