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Outside the main show halls there were numerous VW clubs that had their club displays of members vehicles. One of the club displays I was keen to see was the Wolfsburg Bus Crew (WBC) as I'm a member. The next 5 buses were all part of the WBC line up, although there were numerous other vehicles at the show, both outside and inside that were WBC members that I wasn't aware of.
|The first of the WBC vehicles was this lovely 1957|
split screen panel van that belongs to a guy called
Dave, and thanks to Rich Coxhill of the WBC who
put me in touch with Dave, he was only to happy
to tell me all about his lovely van.
|The gorgeous 4 year old paint job covering the |
super straight body provides a stunning reflection.
This bus has a 1776cc motor with twin Webber
45 IDF carbs. To handle the extra power this bus
has Porsche 944 disc brakes on each corner.
|This lovely clean 1974 late bay belongs to Rich,|
who runs the WBC London division and is easily
recognisable with the crocheted spare wheel cover.
'Margo' as Rich calls his bus has the original 1600cc
engine with stock brakes / suspension.
|Blue skies and quality Volkswagens both air|
cooled and water cooled of all descriptions, this
is how I like to spend a lovely sunny Saturday.
|WBC member Davyd had his ultra low 1991|
twin slider T25 bus on display. This lovely bus
sits so low thanks to a Rayvern hydraulic set up,
although Davyd isn't happy and wants to lower it
|Looking into Davyd's bus, this really is a lovely|
bus which is very understated. It doesn't have a
flashy paint job or custom chrome wheels but once
you start to look at this bus you realise just how
nice this bus really is.
|It may look very understated but don't let the|
appearance fool you, power for this bus comes
in the form of a 2.5 litre Subaru motor which is
not going to hang around.
|Looking through Davyd's twin slider, how did he|
get that retro cycle with it's ape hanger bars into
|If you like your buses to have the RAT look and|
to be slammed onto the ground then this lovely
old bus should give you the fix you need. I don't
know much about this bus but I do know it looks
|Outside the main show halls the venue was|
packed with hundreds upon hundreds of top quality
Volkswagens of all descriptions.
|One of the top quality Volkswagens on display|
was this stunning 1961 turquoise Karmann Ghia
convertible. This car had been seriously lowered,
possibly using some form of air suspension.
|This super straight KG looked amazing in it's|
unusual colour paint. It looks as though this old
KG has a narrowed front beam which just tucks
the front wheels under the arches nicely. This
really was a lovely looking car.
|As I walked around there were so many really|
nice looking Volkswagens that I struggled to
keep to my plan of visiting each row in turn, I just
wanted to criss cross the rows of vehicles, but that's
how you end up missing something interesting.
|Talking of interesting, how about this lovely old|
1969 LHD early bay. I did like the stance of this
bus, which is a similar height to my bus. I also
liked the full length roof rack and the single yellow
|I also liked the roof tent that provides so much|
more room and is ideal for a family camping trip.
|Just trying to be 'arty' with this photo.. I'm not sure|
it worked but it does show the great variety of
Volkswagens on display at Volksworld 2017.
|This gorgeous slammed single cab caught my|
eye due to it's low stance and that lovely satin blue
paint. The overall look of this bus is enhanced by
the narrowed front beam which tucks the front
wheels under the cab.
|This really a lovely looking bus. The all red tail|
light lenses and the satin silver painted bumpers
all added to this lovely clean crisp look.
|The exterior bodywork may have had the RAT|
look, but internally this old Karmann was super
shiny and immaculate. Finished in bright red
and black the internal bodywork was amazing.
|You can see just how low this KG really is from|
this photo. Again inside the engine bay it was
just like a show car. This really was a nice
|Fantastic old Volkswagens of all descriptions|
at the Volksworld show. Whether you like shiny
paint and chrome or patina and rust, you'll be
sure to find it at this great weekend show.
|Another vehicle that was slammed on the deck|
was this 1967 1300cc all white beetle. Just
check out how high those rear wheels sit under
the rear arches!
|This white bug was also slammed onto the deck|
and looks as though it has a narrowed front end.
I did like the small details on this bug like the
Porsche 356 chrome headlight grilles and the
single chrome spotlight mounted to the bumper.
|I've seen this 'Rothfink' logo'd slammed bug at|
numerous shows in the past, but I know very little
about it, apart from the fact that it just looks so
cool. That super narrow front beam tucks those
banded steel wheels right under the arches.
|I did like those war time style headlight covers|
and the rusty tip of the bonnet.
|If your running some deep dish banded steel rear|
wheels you need to come up with a way of getting
the arches to cover them. You could either fit banded
rear wings or fit these nifty wing extensions.
|This lovely old 11 window split screen bus with|
a U.S. style school bus paint job looked great.
I don't think school buses would have been this
low but how cool would it be if they were and this
took bus you to school everyday!
|How narrow is that front beam! you can't even |
see the front wheels from this angle.I did like the
matching colour coded bumpers.
|The authentic sign writing on the back of the bus|
looked good. This really was a nice bus.
|All you patina junkies can get your fix here, this |
1973 late bay looked awesome with it's entire
body covered in rusty patina paint. The lowered
stance and the narrowed front end add to the
overall look of this cool bus.
|I do like a nice sign written panel van and when|
they are as nice as this early split screen panel
van it's easy to see why. This bus was slammed
on the floor with a narrowed front beam and
painted in that lovely brown colour.
|This 1967 split screen caught my eye, it must |
have been the quadruple yellow lights on the front
as I do have a liking for yellow lenses.. the RAT
look and the low stance may have helped though.
|Whilst looking around this bus I noticed these|
big air scoops where a window should be. This
bus must be hiding a secret in the engine bay to
warrant extra air scoops.
|Well I didn't expect to see this. To be honest I don't|
know what it is or how big it is but it looked very
impressive and powerful.
|That massive turbo must create some boost.!|
|Slammed or standard height..? There were so|
many buses at the show yet each one was different
from the last one.
|This bus looked nice from every angle, the rear|
quarter panels had some slight patina which gave
the bus a cool look. The all red rear light lenses
and the white towel rail bumpers add to the this
buses overall cool look.
|Another Turkis ( I think) 11 window bus was this|
very RAT looking bus. This bus was just the
opposite of the bus above, it had been lowered,
had a narrowed front end and a fantastic patina
|The faded sigh writing on this bus looked great,|
I'm not sure if it's old or whether it has been made
to look old, but it didn't really matter.
|This really was a nice bus. The interior looked|
pretty much stock which is always nice to see.
|A fantastic display of vintage Volkswagen |
beetles from all years. The brown split oval window
bug in the foreground caught my eye because..
|... it had massive Hoosier racing slick tyres that|
filled the arches perfectly.
|From the back there isn't any indication that this|
old split oval bug had those racing tyres and I'm
assuming an engine to match.
|I don't know what it is about yellow headlight|
lenses, but whenever I see them I just have to