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|As I wandered around I saw numerous slammed|
bugs and buses and I thought I'd seen it all, that
was until I saw this 1969 lime green Westy that
literally was, sat on the grass.
|You physically cannot go any lower and as Uncle|
Jesse (from The Dukes of Hazzard) would say,
this is lower than a rattle snakes belly in a tyre
track, and let's face it.. Uncle Jesse doesn't lie!
|The super narrow front beam add to the buses|
low look. I did like the bright green colour and the
humorous take on the Westfalia logo on the poptop.
|The exhaust exited through the rear bumper, this|
to me means that the bus may have had the engine
and gearbox raised enabling the body to sit
lower than normal.
|I did like the look of the matt black chopped and|
channelled Volksrod. Those tall wheels and white
wall tryes really suited this old rod
|There really is nothing better than a chopped|
bug without fenders, they just look so tough.
|From the back you can see just how severe that|
roof chop is. The hot rod tail lights were a nice
touch that suited the rod.
|From the front you can see just how close the tip |
of the bonnet is to scraping on the tarmac.
|Another neat touch was the hot rod style head|
lights with the chrome centre bullet.
|This 1956 oval window rag top beetle caught my|
eye due to it's striking colour. This old bug has
been around since the 1980's, albeit in various
guises and colours. Today the car has had a front
disc brake conversion and a 2" narrowed beam.
|This old retro bug also has over sized wings with|
frenched tail lights. This car is actually a 1956
body sitting on a 1968 floor pan.
|I do like panel vans, and yellow is my favourite|
colour so this 1971 van ticked all the right boxes.
This really was a nice clean van.
|The big block of a single colour shouldn't work|
but somehow it does on this van. I did like the
contrasting black on the wheels and bumpers.
|The show was held at Santa Pod raceway so|
you'd expect to see a few race cars, and this is
one of them. A lovely old oval window beetle.
|This old bug looked tough with it's nose down|
stance, those huge rear wheels and that massive
stinger exhaust sticking out the back!
|I'm not sure how big the motor was, but the twin|
carbs on this motor look big enough to me.
|Another race car was 'Strip Poker', an early bug|
with what looks like a glass fibre front end to help
|The stance of this bug is all out racer, and those|
custom wheels suit the car perfectly.
|If a race car, any race has wheelie bars sticking|
out the back there isn't any need to ask if it's
fast or not as they are there for a reason.
|The engine bay looks somewhat cramped due|
to that massive turbo.
|This stunning kit car, named the Phoenix featured|
on my blog a few weeks back and as it was at
the Big Bang show, and as I like it so much, here
it is again.
|Back in the 1970's the plans for these kit cars|
cost around $15 and that was all you got, a set
of plans. The kit sits on either a splitty or early bay
chassis and the body panels would all have to
been made by hand using foam encased plastic.
|I think these may be like Marmite, either you love|
it or hate it, personally I love it. The sides fold
down to create a huge living space inside.
|Santa Pod is the home of European drag racing|
and there was plenty of racing going on all week
|Watching the racing in the sunshine is a great|
way to kill a few hours with a few surprising wins
for some of the racers.
|Another way to kill some time is to watch the|
monster trucks. Santa Pod has it's resident
monster truck called Podzilla, but they also have
this passenger carrying truck called Red Dragon.
|This truck gives the paying public an insight what|
it is like to crush cars as it drives around the arena
in this V8 6.5 litre beast.
|This sign written 1969 double cab pick up looked|
great and like a true workhorse. It goes to show
that your ride doesn't have to be nice and
shiny to stand out.
|Parked up near to me in the day visitors parking|
area was this trio of cool looking classic bugs.
|All three were mid to early 1960's and each one|
looked cool in it's own right. I'm not sure if they all
arrived together or whether they just got lucky and
ended up parking next to each other.
|This immaculate 1967 bright red beetle looked|
awesome in the sunshine. The chrome trim added
just the right amount of sparkle to compliment
that gorgeous red paint on this stunning bug.
|This gorgeous 1965 deep burgundy and gloss|
black split screen stopped me in my tracks. The
unusual colour choice helped this old bus stand
out as did the super straight body.
|A better photo showing the two tone colours in|
all their glory. The polished Fuchs style rims
looked fantastic against the burgundy paint.
|This U.S. imported bus really was straight, just|
look at the reflections in all the photos.
|Walking through the camping area I spotted this|
gorgeous pair of beetles parked up, and I just
had to get some photos.
|The first was this gorgeous pastel yellow 1965|
bug with painted steel wheels and polished hub
caps that suit this classic car so well.
|This lovely bug looks to be riding at stock height|
that suited the overall look as did the polished
chrome towel rail bumpers.
|The second beetle was this gorgeous teal or|
similar coloured bug. This also had painted
steel wheels except that this one has been
lowered all round.
|You can see just how low this bug really was from|
this angle and how nice those painted steel
|The whole of Santa Pod was crammed with top|
quality Volkswagens both air and water cooled.
|This early 1960's split screen kombi looked|
gorgeous in it's unusual two tone colour scheme.
This really was a lovely looking bus, I did like
the twin roof racks and the single spot light fixed
to the front rack, and of course the colours.
|Not all the vehicles were straight and shiny as|
this cool looking 1972 T3 square back shows. I
think every panel was scrapped or dented and
also a different colour... but it looked fantastic.
|The type 3 ( all variants) are really cool cars that|
we just see enough of, so stumbling across this
RAT looking square was a real find.