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|The second bus is this 1983 T25 that belongs|
to Robert (AKA Burt). Darren and Burt seem
to be at all the VW shows throughout the year,
as everywhere I go I seem to bump into them.
|This cool looking 1986 LT28 camper parked up|
caught my eye. I don't remember ever seeing one
of these before and I'm not sure if it's a factory
built unit or homemade, but whatever it was it did
look very nice and practical.
|Another LT28, a 1991 in Army green with a neat|
top hinged side door that came in very handy on
the sea front in Brighton to shelter from the rain.
|The Army green LT28 had some trick looking|
aftermarket wheels. I'm not sure what make they
are but they did look good.
|This stunning early beetle really was immaculate.|
The body was perfectly straight and the lovely
white paint was flawless. The chrome nerf bars
that replace the standard bumpers give this bug
a really cool Cal Look.
|You can see just how clean this old bug was in|
this photo. The only notable colour on this car
was the all red U.S. style rear light lenses.
|This lovely old split screen had some awesome|
patina that was real. This bus has obviously been
imported from a hotter climate than the U.K.
|Bugs and buses. Both shiny and RAT looking, |
stock height and lowered whatever style you
prefer, you'll find it at the Brighton Breeze.
|This RAT looking 1967 split screen had an|
unusual pop top that I didn't recognise, but I did
like. The chequered front bumper with matching
head light surrounds looked cool as did those
wheels with the bullet center caps.
|This 1987 T25 panel van looked tough with it's|
high riding stance and those chunky off road
tyres. I could quite happily drive around in
something like this, I loved it.
|You can see just how tough this van looked from|
this angle. This lovely van was a syncro so it not
only looks good, but it will look good going over
almost any terrain it should come across.
|This old RAT looking 1965 split screen looked|
great with it's mis-matched paint and all the
accessories that adorned this old bus.
|I did like all the old signs and decals on this bus,|
most of which were humorous or risqué.
|The front of this RAT looking split had so much|
going on with all the accessories. I did like the
twin spot lights and the skull on the roof rack.
|This lovely white and blue 1979 late bay panel|
van looked fantastic with its two tone paint scheme.
The 3 bow roof rack, the clear front indicator lenses
and the Fuchs wheels all helped to make this
old panel van stand out.
|This stunning split stood out in the line up with|
it's traditional black and white colour scheme
with the red painted steel wheels and white
wall tyres. This really was a lovey old bus.
|From a traditional colour scheme to a very|
modern bright painted bus. This 1967 split
screen really did stand out. The two tone colours
may not be to everyone's taste, but I think it
worked really well.
|This super cool late bay single cab pick up|
slowly cruised past me as I walked along. I did
like the paint effect and the lowered stance of
this pick up. The 2 bow rack over the cab was
a neat accessory that suited this bus.
|This super bright 1969 beetle was painted in|
the brightest pink / purple pearlescent paint.
This isn't the best photo as you can't really
make out the pearl effect, but it was really
noticeable and looked so cool.
|This lovely 1966 deluxe split screen looked|
so nice in it's brown over cream paint. This
super straight bus looked so fresh with that
cream colour on the lower half of the body.
|This was the lovely 1967 panel van I passed|
on the way down. I do like this old van with
it's narrow front beam and the lowered stance.
|By mid morning the rain came so I headed back|
to my bus for a cup of tea. This is looking out of
my rear side window. Despite the lousy weather
forecast buses continued to enter the show.
|You can see just how heavy the rain was in|
this photo. This was my view from the back of
my bus as I waited for the kettle to boil.
|After an hour or so the sun came out and it|
was fantastic to see the hundreds upon
hundreds of both air cooled and water cooled
Volkswagen's parked up along the entire length
of Maderia Drive in the sunshine, it really
is a sight worth seeing.
|A trio of lovely old split screens parked up|
under the Victorian terrace that is the promenade.
|A couple of lovely Westfalia early bays that |
came over from either France or Belgium. This
show really does attract many visitors from
Europe, which can only be good for the VW
|This late bay had a crazy paint scheme, or|
maybe it was a body wrap? whatever it was
once the sun came out, this bus really stood out.
|It does look to be hand painted but it could still|
be a body wrap.. you decide.
|Two white over yellow late bays parked up|
under the Victorian terrace, but that is where
the similarity stops. You will never see two
|A random photo of just a handful of buses|
that attended this great one day show on the
sea front in Brighton.
|This 1969 type 3 Variant (square back) looked |
like a nice clean and solid car. I do like the
type 3's, but the square back has to be my
favourite body style.
|I did like the fact that it looked pretty much|
original. The roof rack was a neat accessory
that suited this car perfectly.
|By late morning the sun had come out and|
the visitors were still entering Maderia Drive.
This lovely 1965 split slowly cruised past as
I wandered along the drive taking photos.
|This lovely stock 1973 RHD bay with twin sliding |
doors caught my eye. It was found by the present
owner in a barn back in 2011, and unlike most
other barn finds, it has not been restored.