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|Talking of nice split screen buses this 1967 all|
white example looked gorgeous. I did like the fact
that it looked original with it's high ride height and
those lovely painted steel wheels with white wall
|This imported bus really was so clean and tidy|
and the turret top with twin roof racks finished
off the look perfectly. The check curtains also had
a period look about them.
|Another 1967 vehicle I spotted was this stunning|
dark blue bug. This slammed bug looked lovely
with it's Fuchs style wheels and being so low. How
perfectly straight is that reflection in the drivers
|You can see just how low this bug is from this |
angle, the narrowed front beam add to this cars
|Betty the Bitch is so recognisable and often gets|
complimentary comments/ Paul painted the bus
himself including the flames.
|At these shows you do see some weird and|
wonderful creations and this low rider push bike
caught my eye. I watched as the owner rode past
and I have to say it did look hard work peddling
|This early 1960's RAT look splitty looked cool|
with it's patina paint and having been lowered
so much. The narrow front beam ensure the
front wheels are tucked right under the cab.
|This really was cool looking bus that looked just|
about right from every angle.
|Parked alongside the above split screen was|
another RAT look splitty of similar vintage. The
RAT look is still massive over here in the U.K.
and it's easy to see why.
|This bus has also been slammed and also has|
a narrowed front beam. I did like that very retro
full length roof rack which suited the bus perfectly.
|The British RAT look in all it's glory. A pair of|
lovely RAT look splits at Big Bang VW show.
|As I walked along the row of display vehicles I|
noticed another pair of RAT look buses, this time
an early single cab pick up and a late bay.
|I do like the single cab split screen especially|
when they look this nice. This early SC oozed
patina and looked so much nicer for the fact
that it was riding at what looks like stock height.
|I did like the look of this bus and the fact that it|
had the hoops and canvas over the bed, which
is quite rare to see. This lovely bus had just the
right amount of patina paint over the Dove blue
(or similar colour) original paint.
|The second of the RAT look buses was this 1972|
late bay. I did like the patchwork paint and the
painted Maltese cross on the door. The narrowed
front beam add to this buses low slammed look.
|This really was a nice bus, the opening rear screen|
looked cool. Although this bus had a ratty look,
it was actually quite solid.
|No comment from me needed as the decal on|
the rear wheel arch says it all!
|This old skool gasser style caddie looked great|
with it's black and flamed paint job. This really
did look like an out and out racer.
|Looking up into the engine bay, I couldn't see|
what motor the caddy had, but suffice to say it
was a V8 of some description.
|High riding front end with big and little wheels,|
this really looked good and so old skool.
|From the side you can see the caddy in all it's|
gasser glory. I would have liked to have seen this
run down the 1/4 mile, but if it did run, I missed it.
|This stunning all white 1960's Karmann Ghia|
looked fantastic in the sunshine. The KG has
been lowered and has what looks like a narrow
|This really was a lovely straight and clean car,|
and the chrome sparkled in the sunshine.
|The last vehicle in this weeks blog is this lovely|
slammed 1969 early bay crew cab pick up. This
bus really has been slammed and the super narrow
front beam adds to the overall look.