To see all my other blog entries, go to ‘My Blog Archive’ to the left of this page. Simply click on an arrow for a particular year, then click on an arrow for a particular month, this will then give you a drop down menu for all the blog entries for that month.
|This stunning coral red, L351 ( I think) looked|
absolutely gorgeous, hence it is the first vehicle
in this weeks blogs review. The overall standard
was amazing, you can see how clean and straight
the car is from this photo.
|The beautiful flowing body lines looked great in|
that lovely coat of paint. The highly polished /
chromed Empi 5 spoke wheels stood out as did
the chrome towel rail bumpers.
|The variety and styles of just the humble beetle|
was amazing, there were hundreds of bugs at
the show and each one was different in some way.
|This super low 1972 bug looked cool with it's|
narrowed front beam, sitting so low and that
extensive wheel camber on the rear wheels.
|If you thought the red bug (above) had some|
serious camber on the rear wheels, well how's
this for some really outrageous wheel camber?
I did like the rear pop out windows which always
look cool on a bug.
|It wasn't just the beetles that had been lowered,|
this lovely 1970 imported Westy had been
seriously hit with the lowering stick and looked
so much better for it.
|Buses as far as the eye can see, from early|
split screens to T4/5's and everything in between.
As along as it's a VW you'll be sure to see it
at Stanford Hall.
|This 1958 beetle looked amazing in its Diamond |
Grey paint. This seriously low bug was so clean
and straight and looked to be pretty much original..
apart from those lovely polished Porsche wheels
|This was in the windscreen of the lovely bug, I'm|
not sure what it is.. maybe some form of service
date reminder? I do know its in Danish so maybe
this old bug was imported from Denmark?
|The grounds of Stanford Hall are massive, which|
enables the show to have plenty of room to display
the hundreds upon hundreds of vehicles that turn
up to attend this great one day event..
|Just a trio of bugs from different years, and all|
different styles. This show really does have
something for everyone.
|My Face book friend Paul was at the show with|
his cousin in Paul's satin black hot rod themed
T4. Paul painted the bus himself including the
cool looking flames. Paul has named his rodded
bus 'Betty the Bitch' after his liking for Betty Boop.
|This stunning 1966 Karmann Ghia looked so|
nice in it's restored to original condition. The red
paint was gorgeous and the perfectly straight body
gave off some almost perfect reflections.
|The Karmann Ghia has a timeless shape that|
will never go out of fashion as you can see from
this photo. This car really was 'just like new'.
|Another vehicle that provided almost perfect|
reflections was this 1966 dark green 1300cc
beetle. Just look at the reflection in the passenger
door and rear quarter panels.. amazing.
|This lowered bug looked great with it's painted|
steel wheels and bright chrome work.
|The iconic image of an early split screen bus.|
It's easy to see why the majority of merchandise
you can buy that is VW related has the front of
a split screen on it.
|I spotted this 1986 Karmann Gipsy in the distance|
and made a bee line straight for it. I love these
Gipsy's and could easily have one myself. This
T25 model had the 1.6 turbo diesel engine and its
only had 2 owners from new, including the present
|This 'Martini' racing Karmann Ghia looked really|
cool in with its race themed paintwork. However
this old KG is not what it seems, the 1973 body
sits on top of a 2001 Porsche Boxster chassis.
|The Porsche chassis complete with the 250BHP|
engine, and all the running gear has been
modified to take the Karmann body shell.
|This lovely old imported 1962 was an original |
SO22 Westfalia that was mostly original including
the faded paint. This really was a nice straight bus.
|The OG paint is starting to show its age, but that|
gives this bus some character. This bus has a
new 1300cc engine and all new brakes. It has
been U.K. registered as was up for sale for
£35,000 ($44,500 approx)
|The price may seem high but this is a lot of|
bus with the original Westfalia interior.
|Everything is there, as it left the factory including|
the curtains!. If you want an original bus then this
is the bus for you.
|Okay I know it's not a VW, but I couldn't resist|
taking a few photos of this lovely 1967 Dodge
A100 panel van. The A100 was made in various
guises from 1964 - 1970.
|I do like the old Dodge panel van. Yes it looks|
very 1960's, but that is exactly why I do them.
|Talking of panel vans, which I do have a healthy|
liking for, how about this side shot of a lovely
split screen panel van. I'm not sure what it is about
a side shot of a panel van, but it works for me