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|There was quite a lot of interest on Facebook|
from local VW owners on attending this event
so we all agreed to meet at the local superstore
at 09.00 to have a short convoy to the show.
|The sun was shining and we had quiet a good|
turn out of vehicles to join the convoy.
|Once inside the show we all parked together|
which made for a good display of various models
of the Volkswagen bus.
|CJ joined our mini convoy in his stunning 1976|
late bay. This really is a lovely bus that always has
something new every time I see it. This super
straight bus has been lowered so much that the
adjuster nut on the beam is rubbing on the ground!
|This bus has had some work done including a|
new roof canvas, and some mechanical work.
The old '71 does polish up well as the reflection
proves along the side of the bus.
|My bus does look good when she's washed and|
|The first thing I do when I get to a show? put the|
kettle on and have a cup of tea. I would normally
cook some bacon rolls but as the show was so
local to me I had time for breakfast at home before
I left to meet the others at the superstore.
|This really is a nice looking bus and has the|
complete Westy interior. Matthew has just had
a leisure battery and propex heater fitted, an
essential accessory for camping in the U.K. !
|Eddie came to his first show ( I think) in his high|
top 1986 T25 Autosleeper. Eddie's bus has a
1.9 litre water cooled motor. This really is a nice
|Eddie's bus has many accessories including:|
the bike rack, a gasure LPG kit, a stainless
steel exhaust and a propex heater for those
chilly nights sleeping in the bus. It has the original
Autosleeper interior and the seats have been
|Claude and his partner Jean came along to this|
great one day show in his 1960 split screen Kombi.
Claude has had his bus for as long as I can
remember and has done, and continues to do
improvements to it.
|This lovely old bus has been lowered and has|
a narrowed front beam. The logo on the tailgate
'Tesoro' is actually from the days when the bus
was in the U.S. transporting oranges.
|This lovely clean 1977 baby blue late bay parked |
at the end of our line up at the show. I don't know
who it belonged to but it did look nice. I did like
the colour coded air conditioning unit on the door.
|This really was a very clean and straight bus. You|
can see how straight this bus was by the reflection
along the side. I did like the Fuchs style wheels
that suited the clean and crisp look of this bus.
|This 1971 Westy was another bus that joined us|
in the line up. Again, I don't know who owned this
lovely looking bus but I did like it. The clear front
indicator lenses and chrome headlight peaks all
help to make this early bay stand out.
|Mark is a friend of mine and made his own way|
to the show in his distinctive lilac 1972 beetle.
This lowered bug really does look good with it's
centre line style wheels.
|Mark's bug is I think his daily driver and although|
it's gets plenty of use it still looks clean and fresh.
|This gorgeous 1957 Ford Thunderbird looked|
amazing in it's all white paint scheme. The '57
T-bird was reshaped with a larger grille, a new
shape front bumper, bigger tail fins and larger
|The '55-'57 T-birds also had the addition of|
circular portholes in the fibreglass roof to aid
|This must be one of the most recognisable cars|
of all time... well almost! It's a 1966 Ford Mustang
Coupe or notchback as some people know it.
This lovely candy apple red coupe had the 289ci
V8 engine with a 3 speed automatic gearbox.
|The car was imported from Texas in 2014 but it|
was built in the San Jose plant in California.The
current owner ( the first since the car arrived in the
U.K.) said the car has not or will ever be restored
but is undergoing a sympathetic preservation!
|This lovely 1955 Buick Roadmaster looked great|
in it's bright green and white colours. I think this
is the 4 door Riveria hard top model, but I could
|The '55 model had the 322 cubic inch V8 motor|
with the 2 speed dynaflow automatic gearbox.
other features of the '55 model were broad lower
rear fender bands and a gold coloured script
badge on the trunk.
|This immaculate 1966 Ford Thunderbird looked|
gorgeous. It had the 390ci, 315 BHP V8 motor
with the 3 speed cruise-o-matic box
|This 2 door convertible really was so clean and|
straight. The revised 3 piece tail lights that go
the full width of the car is a distinctive feature.
|The classic interior of the '66 T-bird looked to be|
all complete and original.
|You can't really see the pods behind the seats|
but when the roof is down on this old classic it
looks very sporty.
|The engine is a 6.5 litre, 390 cubic inch big block|
motor with a 3 speed manual column change
gearbox. This car has power steering an a power
roof and even has the original AM/FM radio.
|The Chieftain had a 268 cubic inch motor but|
because of the size and weight of this lovely
classic the 0 - 60 time was 15 seconds but then
again you don't drive a Chieftain for it's speed.
|You just have to love the American pick up truck|
as I do and whether you like them restored and
original or patina'd and customised there was
something for everyone.
|Other design changes for '54 round tail lights|
rather than rectangular items and cargo bed rails.
You can see just how clean this old truck really was.
|This RAT looking GMC 100 pick up (circa 1954)|
is actually a Chevrolet. The GMC versions were
just re branded with the GMC logo.
|This really was a lovely honest looking truck. It|
hasn't been restored and looks just fine as it is.
|This gorgeous 1955 Pontiac Star Chief Custom|
Catalina looked amazing in it's turquoise and
white colour scheme. This really was a pristine
example of this sought after car.
|This is another huge American car that is 17feet|
6 inches long and 6 feet 4 inches wide! The engine
is a 287 cubic inch motor with 4 speed dual range
|This stunning GMC Swindon step side pick up|
looked fantastic in it's off white colour. This really
was a clean truck, the chrome work was like new
and those banded chrome wheels suited this old
|The truck had some neat touches including some|
really cool pinstriping.