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|This easily recognisable spilt screen bus belongs|
to a Facebook friend of mine, Nick. It's always
good to see this bus at a show as it looks so
nice. As I type this, Nick's 'Marmite' bus is in the
workshop having a makeover and I think possibly
|I can't wait to see the new look 'Marmite' bus|
and see what modifications Nick has had carried
out. I just hope the bus will continue with it's
'Marmite' theme, which I'm sure it will
|There were numerous beach buggies at the|
Brighton Breeze show but this green Bugle 2
model (I think) looked fantastic. I do like the
beach buggy, and if I was a hardier person or
lived in a warmer climate I could easily have
one to cruise around in.
|Classic bugs and buses line the entire length|
of Maderia Drive in Brighton.
|New and old side by side. Although the event|
is organised by the S.S.V.C. the show is open
to any type of Volkswagen.
|This mango and white split screen looked cool|
parked up in the sun. It's unusual to have the
mango colour on top and the white as the lower
body colour, normally it's the other way round but
this old bus did look really nice.
|A great selection of air-cooled Volkswagen's|
parked up along the sea front of Brighton. Here
2 late bays are parked up at either end of an
early Westfalia bay.
|As I was wandering around taking photos this|
lovely 1966 pastel blue and white split screen
slowly cruised past looking for somewhere to
|Buses of various types and years all parked|
up together in the sunshine along Maderia Drive.
Once the rain cleared we had a lovely blue
sky with plenty of sunshine.
|Early bays, late bays and split screens of all|
years and styles parked side by side. The
sheer number of vehicles, and the diversity
of styles really does make for a fantastic
|It isn't all buses at Brighton Breeze as this|
stunning white 1964 Karmann Ghia proves.
This really was a clean and straight example
of this classic car.
| A great photo showing the diversity of just|
two of the split screen buses on show at
Brighton Breeze. A lowered RAT looking
crew cab pick up and an immaculate bus in
|The 1961 split screen crew cab pick up belongs|
to a mate of mine, Josh. This bus was imported
from the West coast of America after a journey
from it's home of Peru.
|Josh's pick up has an 1841cc engine and IRS|
rear suspension. It has been lowered and now
runs on those lovely Radar wheels.
|If you like your split screen panel vans with a|
RAT look then you'll love this beauty. The overall
look was great with the patina'd paint, full length
roof rack and Fuchs wheels.
|I did like the look of this old panel van. The|
two small windows that have been added looked
just about right, as did the sir scoops.
|I'm not sure what this recess would have been|
originally for but it now houses a electric hook
|An abundance of colour from all the classic|
Volkswagen's parked up at Brighton Breeze.
|This 1971 bay looked super low which was|
enhanced by the black wheels. This was a
lovely clean bay that looked great in the winter
|Another blue bay was this 1969 imported bay.|
This was another solid looking bus that looked
cool parked up next to the beach.
|Bug's and buses parked up in the winter sun-|
shine. As I've mentioned earlier the variety of
both air cooled and water cooled Volkswagen's
that attend this one day show is immense.
|Since arriving in the U.K. the Autovilla has had|
a microwave and a propex heating system fitted,
something which the owner doubts would have
been needed back in South Africa!
|A cool looking 1971 Cal Look beetle parked|
up next an equally cool looking white over
green late bay.
|Looking out towards the English Channel and|
along the rear of this gorgeous 1974 metallic
bronze late bay.
|This is the front end of the lovely 1969 blue bay |
(above) with it's painted Union flag on the front
clip. The patina'd ensign looked cool.
|A fantastic display of vintage Volkswagen's|
in the sunshine.
|A small part of the split screen van line up, well|
apart from my early bay that I sneaked in.
|Looking down at Maderia Drive from the top of|
the promenade. You can see just how close this
great one day show is from the beach / sea.
|The Brighton Breeze is held in an ideal location|
right on the sea front, and if the weather is
good it's a fantastic place to spend the day.
|Looking West towards Brighton town centre|
and the pier. Maderia Drive is crammed full
of Volkswagen's of all descriptions. The line
up of vehicles goes to virtually down to the pier.
|And looking East towards the marina (the dark|
coloured buildings jutting out into the sea)
|This lovely early bay was another vehicle that |
came over from Europe, either France or
Belgium probably... and it looked fantastic.
|Just a handful of bugs that attended the Breeze.|
The patina's early bug in the foreground came
over from Belgium. I did like the patina on this
car and the overall look.
|This gorgeous 1970 beetle had been painted|
in the famous 'Gulf' racing colours and looked
stunning. I did like the matching Fuchs styles
|Another European bus to venture over to|
Brighton was this early bay camper. I have to
admit I'm not sure what this is, or even whether
it's a factory built unit or homemade, but I did