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|This wasn't what you would call a show winner|
with a £20,000 paint job and expensive chrome
wheels, it was just a very clean and straight bus
that had the elusive 'just right' look.
|This really is a nice bus, even though I still|
can't work out why I like it so much. I have the
same wheels on my 1969 microbus so maybe
that is why..? I did like the ride height which
always suits the split / bay.
|You can see just how clean this bus is from|
this photo. I liked the fact that the roof was
painted in the same mint green colour as the
lower half of the body.
|From one extreme to another was this 1974|
late bay that I spotted in the camping area.
This old bus has been covered in stickers and
decals and hand written slogans. It's nice to
see that the owner is not afraid to express
himself to make this bus unique.
|The one off paint scheme certainly stood out,|
it was a mix of graffiti and street art, but it's all
about being different, and this owner has not
held back expressing himself.
|As well as the wild paint scheme this old bus|
had numerous accessories that added to it's
overall look and it's unique appeal.
|Some of those accessories included all these|
pairs of 'flip flops' that were tied to the small
roof rack and they looked cool.
|Looking into one of the camping areas, there|
was a great mix of early and late bays. The
camouflaged '72 late bay stood out.
|Another camping area with all the vehicles very|
|A great mix of air-cooled and water cooled|
Volkswagens in the camping area.
|This really was a nice bus which had plenty of |
accessories such as, the chrome 'Roo' bar, and
the yellow headlight lenses which are protected
by the lovely Porsche 356 grilles.
|Another green and white split screen bus, only |
this one is a later 1966 model but equally as nice.
This bus has had a subtle lowering job which
looks just about right. The Empi 5 spoke wheels
give the old '66 a classic cool look.
|This really was a clean and solid looking bus,|
I did like the deluxe chrome bumper trim on this
otherwise standard looking bus.
|You can see just how far under the cab the front|
wheels sit in this photo. I do like those colour
coded air scoops and that big exhaust just sticking
out under the bumper.
|A great variety of buses in the camping area.|
There is something for everyone, whatever model
and year of bus you prefer.
|This really was a straight looking van, and that|
green paint was almost flawless. I did like the
fact that the roof was painted in the same green
colour as the body rather than match the white
of the bumpers as is normally the case.
|A close up of the sign writing, it was very well|
done and looked fantastic. You can see just
how low this van is from this photo.
|This really was a nice looking panel van. It's|
looks are enhanced by the low stance.
|This was a very solid and straight looking van |
and having the darker colour on top helps to
make this van stand out, as do those blue
|This beige 1977 panel van looked all original|
and like a good solid van. I do like to see a
stock looking panel van as I think they look
cool just the they were designed to look.
|This 1966 bright yellow and black split screen|
kombi however was far from stock looking. The
first thing you notice is the super bright yellow
and the contrasting black paint, this was one
loud bus that stood out in the crowd.
|The paint is so striking, the dark tinted windows|
and matching black wheels helped give this old
bus a crisp clean look. The bus has been lowered
slightly which really suits this bus.
|This bus was super clean and straight and those|
chrome bumpers really compliment that bright
|The kombi had some neat touches, like the|
custom headlights. I don't know what they are
from but they did look good behind the yellow
|Another neat accessory was the lens on the|
Cyclopes light, it had a VW logo on it. I also
liked the spotlight mounted to the A post.
|This photo shows just how low this Navigator|
really was. I'm assuming it has some form of
air ride suspension. This really was a nice T4.
|This lovely old high top early bay cruised past|
as I took photos. I never got to see it again,
which is a shame as it looked great with its
patina paint and high top, I think my blog needs
more high top buses on it!
|The body is constructed of non structural roto-|
mould polyethylene. The road pack consists of
projector headlights, LED indicators, stop and
tail lights and a reversing light. There is also a
wet weather cover included should it be needed!
|The interior consists of 2 composite woven cloth |
seats and two 'E' approved four point quick release
full harnesses and err, that's about it.
|This even had the hard cover over the bed, which|
is quite rare to see. The roof rack and reversing
spot light looked purposeful. This really was ready
to set off on an adventure.
|A lonely beige tin top in a sea of pop top and|
high top camper vans. The diversity of styles
was amazing, there really is something for
everyone at this show.
|This stunning late 50's silver blue beetle was|
gorgeous. It looked to be all original, apart from
that lovely blue paint. This was a super straight
and super clean car that looked great with it's
matching painted steel wheels and whitewall
|You can see just how clean this car was from|
this photo. The chrome on those early blade
bumpers and the hub caps was like new.
|This lovely white over turquoise 11 window|
kombi was another gorgeous looking bus.
The slightly lowered look really suited this bus
and the choice of colour compliments the
lowered stance and really does helps make this
bus stand out.
|This really was a lovely bus, and those chrome|
Porsche 356 wheels suit this old bus perfectly.
|This cool RAT looking 1950's kombi looked|
fantastic with it's ratty sand coloured paint and
the faded sign writing.
|It's easy to see why the RAT look is so popular|
at the moment. This old bus looked pretty much
original and for it's age looked very solid.
|The cool aged sign writing really helps make|
this kombi stand out. I don't think there are
enough sign written buses around at the moment.