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|Even though this years Breeze has showers|
on and off all day, it was still awesome to so
many buses (and other VW's) all lined up along
|The Brighton Breeze always attracts visitors|
from Europe and this RAT looking high top T25
came over from Belgium.
|This cool looking RAT bus may not be to every-|
ones taste but I think it looks cool.
|The Breeze always has hundreds upon hundreds|
of vehicles on display. Maderia Drive is 1.5 miles
long and had Volkswagen's of all descriptions
parked along both sides, often doubled up for
the whole length from the Pier right down to
|Another couple of buses that ventured across|
the English Channel from Belgium were the
following early bay window pick ups. The first was
this lovely single cab that looked as if it not only
been lowered but had also a narrow beam fitted.
|The second pick up was this double cab that|
was painted in a similar colour to my bay. Again
it had been lowered and by the look of it, it also
had a narrowed front beam. Both these pick ups
looked really clean and solid.
|This lovely 1966 white over blue split screen had|
an unusual colour blue paint, but it really suited
the bus. I did like the Fuchs replica wheels that
matched the chrome front and rear bumpers.
|This old '66 really was a nice clean and straight|
bus. The contrasting all red rear light lenses and
the chrome bumpers both helped to make this
split screen stand out.
|Bay window buses all lined up. Whatever style|
bay you like, you'll be sure to see many varieties
of it at the Breeze.
|This gorgeous 1969 early bay panel van really|
did look nice with it's sign written sides. I'm sure
this lovely old panel van belongs to 'Midland Early
Bay' who import buses and also offer servicing etc.
|This stunning pastel blue type 34 Karmann Ghia |
1500 came over from the Netherlands for the
weekend show. This really was a gorgeous car
that looked so clean.
|The type 34 was only produced from 1962 -|
1969 and due to the high cost of this car (almost
the same price as two beetle's) demand was
very low and only around 43,000 were made.
|This super low pre 63 single cab split screen|
pick up had the RAT look with it's patina paint
and looked so good for it.
|It was nice to see a pick up with the hoops over|
the bed, you don't see many pick ups with these
hoops which is a shame as I love the look of them.
|Lowered buses are nice in their own right, so|
are RAT looking buses, but you can't really beat
a stock height bus with chunky off road tyres as
this gold split screen proves.
|I liked the look of this bus so much I took two|
photos! The chunky tyres, the high riding stance
and the unusual gold colour were all about perfect.
|The guy's from 'Cool Flo' were once again|
trading at the Brighton Breeze and they brought
along this gorgeous early split screen panel van.
I did like the low stance with the narrowed front
beam, and that logo looks so cool.
|This lovely high top split screen was another |
European bus that had ventured across the
Channel to join in the fun. I do like these high top
buses as they just look so cool.
|This nice solid bus had numerous accessories|
on the full length roof rack which added to the
overall cool look.
|Just a couple of early split screens parked up|
on Maderia Drive at the Brighton Breeze.
|The event is organised by the split screen van|
club and as you would expect there is always
hundreds upon hundreds of split screen buses
that attend the event which is an awesome
|This super low beige double cab split screen|
pick up looked fantastic with its super straight
body panels and almost perfect paint.
|Whatever style of bus your into, whether you|
like the restored look with nice paint or whether
you like the RAT look, you'll be sure to find it
at this great one day show.
|This RAT looking panel van caught my eye with|
its aged sign writing on the sides. This looks to
be another European bus that came over to
spend the weekend in Brighton.
|This 1967 split looked kinda cool with its patina|
paint and what was left of the 1970's style
flames on the doors.
|You can see just how straight this was is from|
this photo. The attention to detail was amazing.
I did like the upper body colour in the engine
bay, that was a nice touch.
|Inside the engine bay there was an amazingly|
clean twin carb motor which was just as clean
as the exterior of this lovely bus.
|This early bug caught my eye as it wasn't|
flash or fancy it was just a very clean and
straight bug with a lovely coat of grey paint.
I did like the roof rack and the BRM (I think)
|This orange panel van was another European |
bus. This show always attracts lots of visitors
from the continent.
|This grey sign written split screen was ultra low|
and that full length roof rack and those 'Roo'
bars suited this RAT looking bus perfectly.
|This immaculate single cab pick up was simply|
stunning. I loved the two tone colour combination
with matching steel wheels. This really was a nice
|I think the owner of this gorgeous pick up was|
hoping for some winter sunshine as he had the
multi coloured beach blanket and deck chair on
|Another immaculate bus was this 1966 two|
tone blue samba. This really was a nice colour
combination that suited the so well.
|Another blue bus, not as shiny as the one above|
but just as nice in its own right. I loved the stock
ride height, the patina paint and the aged sign
writing and best of all, it was a panel van.
|If you like your buses down in the weeds, then|
you should love this bus. This van must have
air suspension to sit that low. The narrowed
front beam just adds to the ultra low look.
|A better look at this lovely low panel van. I did|
like the rusty truck style door mirrors and the
|This single cab was a similar colour to the panel|
above but looked so different. This gorgeous
pick up was another bus that ventured over from
Belgium to be at the show. This really was an
|Lowered or stock height? whatever you like|
you'll be sure see it at the Brighton Breeze.
|Hundreds of buses line both sides of the 1.5|
miles of Maderia Drive. Here 2 similar colour
buses are parked up together, but the styles
are so different. You will never see 2 identical
buses as each owner puts their own mark on
|No Volkswagen show would be complete with|
out a Fire bus, and the Brighton Breeze was
no exception. This lovely old Fire bus looked
fantastic with its sign writing and decals.
|This really was an authentic looking bus that|
was so straight and clean. I'm not sure if the
full length roof rack was original or not, but
it did suit the bus.
|The super bright yellow and black split screen|
looked amazing. Even with the overcast sky we
had this paint gave off a yellow glow it was that
bright. The two tone paint scheme really gives
the bus a mean menacing look.
|This bus had some neat modern head lights,|
I'm not sure what they are off or maybe they
are aftermarket items but they did look good..
its all about the small details!
|Bugs and buses parked up side by side on the|
very wet and dark Maderia drive at Brighton
Breeze. It was a shame about the weather
because the foot traffic for the show was definitely
down on previous years.
|The row of buses parked up in the rain on|
Maderia Drive just went on and on. It was great
to see so many different styles of buses all in
|The rows of bugs and buses seemed to never|
end, but it was great to see what owners have
done to personalise their own rides.
|This 1978 late bay caught my eye with its trim|
below the belt line and the cool 2 bow roof rack
at the rear of the bus. The polished Empi 5 spoke
wheels and lowered stance also helped this bus
stand out in the long line of buses parked up.
|It's not all split screen buses at the Breeze, as|
this photo shows. A lovely stock looking 1970
notch back, and a gorgeous Cal Look 1967
|This panel van looked spot on. The beige paint|
with contrasting red steel wheels gave this old
van a cool look with a hint of hot rod.