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|Another immaculate vehicle at Stonor Park was|
this stunning 1950's (?) silver / grey oval window
beetle. This car really was like new, the attention
to detail was amazing.
|You can see just how clean and straight this old|
oval really was in this photo. The rear wheels look
as though they have been banded and suited the
overall look of this car perfectly.
|Another early bug, but this time a split oval from |
1949. I just loved the colour of this bug, and those
chunky tyres that filled the arches. This really was
a lovely car.
|Again it's a very solid and straight looking car and|
that retro roof rack suited this old '49. That could
well be the original paint judging by the look of it,
I'd like to think so anyway.
|Looking along just one of the rows of Volkswagens|
on show at Stonor Park. The diversity was immense
and there was something for everyone.
|I doubt this 356 looked this clean when it left the|
production line back in 1952. The attention to
detail was amazing and during the restoration
research was carried out on every task to ensure
the car was as close to original as possible.
|The immaculate interior of the gorgeous 356. The|
attention to detail inside the car was just as high
as the attention to detail on the outside.
|Just one of the many split screen campers on|
display at the VW Expo show at Stonor Park.
|Looking along another of the rows of quality VW's|
on display. The standard,and sheer quantity of
vehicles was amazing. This show really does have
something for everyone, whatever your in to.
|Maybe you like the early oval window bugs, well|
this show had plenty of them including this lovely
sky blue oval. This stock looking bug really did
|This 23 window samba was another immaculate|
vehicle on display. The sealing was red ( I think)
and white paint scheme looked great as did
the original painted wheels. This bus looked to
be riding at virtually stock height which suited it.
|This bus was so straight, as you can see from|
the reflections down the side. This really was a
|This stunning 1955 oval window beetle painted |
in what looks like glacier blue (although I could
be wrong!) really was a lovely looking car. I like
the way the paint continues to inside the arches
and onto the wheels.
|Just look at that reflection in the door (if you click|
on the photo it will enlarge it). The period deck
lid rack was a nice accessory that suited the bug.
|Not all the vehicles on display were immaculate|
of show winning standard, as this very low, RAT
looking Karmann Ghia proves. Although it had
the RAT look it was just as desirable as any of
the painted shiny vehicles.
|You can see just how low this old KG really was|
from this photo. The Karmann Ghia was produced
from 1955 to 1974 and this 1960's model looked
great. The BRM (I think) wheels looked good and
suited the car.
|This car attracted plenty of attention and its easy|
to see why. The Karmann Ghia has such a beautiful
body shape, even if it does have the RAT look.
|This lovely looking 1967/68 orange and cream|
bug looked great.The slammed stance suited
this bug, and those black painted steel wheels
tucked up under the arches looked fantastic.
|You can see just how low the bug sits from this|
photo. It looks as though this bug may have a
narrowed front beam as those front wheels are
really tucked under the front wings. This really was
a lovely clean car...
|... well apart from the deck lid which looks to have|
suffered some recent fire damage, check your
fuel lines today to prevent this type of damage,
|The rows of vehicles on display just went on and|
on and have every conceivable type of Volkswagen
you can think of.
|This slightly lowered 1975 sand coloured 181|
Trekker, or Kurierwagen as it should be called
looked fantastic. These cars were produced for
the West German army during WW2.
|I saw this radical Volksrod back at the start of |
the show season at the Volksworld Show.. I liked
it then and I still like it now because although it's
a work in progress, it's just so different.
|Like I said, it's a work in progress but it has all|
the signs of great potential.
|Whether you like or loath this very radical Volksrod|
you have to admit that it's an amazing feat of
|The variety of Volkswagens was diverse to say|
the least. From tube railed beach buggies to
show winning restored Porsche's this show has
|The quality of Volkswagens on display was just|
amazing, and the quantity of show cars just went
on and on.
|Just a small selection of the Beetles that were on|
display at the Stonor Park show, a perfect setting
for a huge Volkswagen show.
|As the day grew to a close vehicles started to|
leave the venue. I think the yellow Porsche 356
was taking a short cut across the grass.!
|This lovely beige beetle also took the short route|
over the grass. Still it gave me a photo opportunity
that I couldn't resist. I did like the banded steel
wheels on this old bug.
|As the heat was getting too much, Matthew and|
I headed for the shade of some trees. Looking
out towards the show vehicles in the bright sun-
|A better photo looking into the show area from|
the shade of the trees.