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|There is always a great selection of colourful|
air-cooled V-dubs at the Slough Swapmeet.
Here, 3 generations of the humble VW bus
were all parked up together.
|Buses of all descriptions, from the RAT look to |
show winning standard, from standard height
to lowered and everything in between can be
seen at the Swapmeet.
|It really was great to walk around the leisure|
centre car park and see not only classic
air-cooled VW's but also plenty of water cooled
|This early bug looked fantastic with it's lowered|
stance. It looks as though it has a narrowed
front beam as those wheels sit nicely under the
front wings. The roofrack with all it's accessories
|A RAT looking bug parked next to a gorgeous|
show winning standard bus makes for a great
display in the winter sunshine.
|The low winter sunshine made taking good|
photos quite tricky but it did provide great
reflections on this pastel yellow Karmann Ghia
from windows on a bus parked nearby.
|A better photo of this gorgeous pastel yellow|
Karmann. This car has been seriously lowered
and those Fuchs style wheels looked the right
choice to compliment the overall look of this KG.
|Even though all the photos have a clear blue|
sky and the sun is shining the temperature
didn't get much above freezing. This guy was
warming his hands from the cooker on his cool
looking split screen.
|New(ish) and old parked up together. Whatever|
is your favourite VW bus, you'll be sure to see
it, and many more at the Slough Swapmeet.
|A great diversity of Volkswagen's makes for an|
interesting stroll around the car park.
|It seems that red / orange are the 'in colours'|
at the moment... It was good to see a great
selection of air cooled vehicles, and the best bit
is that no 2 vehicles were the same.
|Row upon row of classic air cooled ( and water|
cooled) Volkswagen's of all years, condition
and style made for an enjoyable couple of
hours wandering around in the sunshine.
|This gorgeous early bug oozed coolness. I did|
like the patina paint and the air conditioning
unit attached to the door. The roof rack was
another cool accessory that suited this bug.
|The super low stance with those polished|
wheels looked great as did that big chrome
|A nice photo showing some of the bay window|
buses at the show. Just as I took this I heard
a bus approaching and thought it would look
good to get whatever it was in the photo too.
|The same shot but with a two tone green split|
screen just cruising past.
|This gorgeous cherry red Karmann Ghia is|
owned by a guy called Andrew who is a member
of 'The Wolfsburg Weed Huggers' VW club.
|This really is a lovely clean and straight KG as|
the photo shows. These are such a good looking
cars with a timeless shape that still looks good
today. These will never go out of fashion.
|The first Scamp kits were available from 1969|
and I believe they are still trading today. They
were available in several formats including:
a van, pick up, estate and either long or short
|As I mentioned several times in this 3 part blog|
review, it was November and freezing cold so
the guys that came down in this door and
windowless kit deserve some sort of medal,
or a warm blanket and a cup of hot chocolate!
|Nice and shiny or patina'd, however you like|
your ride you'll be sure to find it in the leisure
centre car park.
|This super low 1970 early bay virtually sat on|
the tarmac it was that low! This is one cool
imported bus that looked even better with it's
patina'd original paint.
|The place does get very crowded as these|
photos from 2015 show and if you look hard
you can find some real bargains.
|On my way to the swapmeet I passed a lay-by|
with a pile of chopped logs that someone had
cut down to make way through the woods. I
thought that would make a good photo with
my 1969 microbus parked in front of it, so on
the way home I stopped off.
|I like these photos in front of the pile of logs|
as it's something a bit different.