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|To kick start this weeks blog we have this lovely|
imported 1970 bay that just oozed real patina.
This is the real RAT look that so many VW owners
|OK, it was sun burnt and rusty in places, and had|
the occasional knock and dent but it still looked
so good. I wouldn't be surprised if that tail gate
fly screen is original.
|Two similar colour beetles parked together, but|
the colour is where the similarity stops. They may
look the same but upon closer inspection they
were so different.
|I think this is the 'Help for Hero's' beach buggy|
that raises money for our wounded servicemen.
How many buggies can there be painted in the
colours of the Union flag..?
|The buggy was brought to this amazing show by|
members of the Muppet Show. !
|This stunning 1966 white over sky blue split screen|
kombi was immaculate. The body was so straight
as the reflections down the side of the body show.
|It looks as though this old '66 has a narrowed|
front beam as the front wheels are tucked right
under the cab. I did like the fact that this modified
bus had been restored to look almost original.
|Another immaculate vehicle was this 1964 grey|
coloured bug. This car really was just like new.
the body was arrow straight, and the paintwork
was flawless. The chrome details also looked
like brand new.
|I did like the look of this old '64. The ride height|
looks to be stock and those original steel wheels
painted in the same body colour with the white
wall tyres looked just about perfect.
|Bay window buses adorned every one of the|
many rows of classic Volkswagen's at the Beach
|This 1970 Westfalia early bay looked like a really|
clean bus. I did like the unusual lower colour choice
on this bus. The white Empi 5 spoke wheels were
a nice choice of wheel and suit the overall look.
|I'm guessing this bus is, like my microbus, an|
import, except this bus is way cleaner than mine!
I did like the overall look of this early bay.
|Another vehicle of '64 vintage was this all white|
type 3 notchback. This unrestored T3 looked to
be pretty much original, including the paint.
|This lovely old notch was starting to signs of its|
age, but considering this car is about 53 years
old, it looks amazingly good.
|There were hundreds of beetles at the show and|
yet each one was different from the last.
|It was nice to see so much diversity of the same|
car. Each vehicle bears the owners own trade
mark look and their personality.
|This slammed 1964 blue bug looked great sitting|
as low as it did. The narrow front beam draws the
front wheels right under the front arches.
|The Sea blue (or similar) paint looked good on|
the lovely straight body. The Paris sunroof was
a neat addition on this stock (ish) looking bug.
|I've seen this lovely old early bay at this show|
for the past few years and every year it still looks
as good. This really is a solid looking bus.
|On the front clip next to the gold coloured VW |
badge this bus has some very nice pinstriping
that has been so well done.
|The wood effect roof looked cool. I'm not sure|
the roof has been wrapped in a wood effect vinyl
or whether it is some amazing paint effect.
|This split screen panel van looked amazing in its|
deep green fresh paint and quality sign written
body. I do like those swan neck door mirrors.
|The variety and pure quality of the vehicles that|
attend this show is amazing. There really is
something for everyone at this show.
|This stunning all white 1960's Karmann Ghia|
was immaculate. The slammed stance and the
narrowed front beam added a cool look to this
|The shape of the rear tail lights indicate that this|
Karmann was produced sometime between
1960 - 1969. The grey 5 spoke wheels looked
great and a perfect choice to suit the car.
|This stunning oval window beetle was gorgeous.|
The oval, and the split oval beetles have such
nice body lines. This car really was immaculate.
|I always say it's the small details that make a car|
or bus stand out, and the owner of this bug had
used white wing piping that helped to accentuate
the body lines. The refurbished original wheels
painted in silver looked great.
|You can see just how clean and straight this old|
oval really is in this photo. This really was a nice
|From immaculate and shiny to rusty and dented,|
this split screen panel van had a serious case of
the RAT look. I do like to see buses like this, as
they haven't got anything to hide, what you see
is what you get.
|The owner of this 1965 single cab split screen |
pick up had put his pick to good use, by
transforming the bed into a coffee outlet. I never
got to try the coffee, but if it was as nice as the
pick up it would have been delicious.
|I forgotten what vehicle had these neat 'Rat Fink'|
screw heads on the number plate, but I did like
these neat accessories.
|There is always a great diversity of not only split|
screen buses but also in bay window buses and
beetles and so on..
|This lovely single cab split screen pick up looked|
great with it's unusual rear bed. I did like the cab
roof rack with the single spot light fixed to it.
|This stock height pick up looked good in it's blue|
paint. The Porsche 356 headlight grilles were a
|The pick up bed had extended sides which was|
unusual but looked good. The bed cover in white
had a clear vinyl back panel with what looks like
curtains inside.. maybe the owner sleeps in the
back? I wish I'd taken a look inside now !
|This gorgeous type 34 Karmann Ghia looked|
great in it's red body with a black roof. The type
34, also known as the razor edge was made from
1962 - 1969
|This '64 razor edge really was immaculate. In the|
1960's the type 34 was the most expensive,
luxurious and fastest car that VW produced. I
would have thought 'stylish' would have been in
that impressive list as well.
|The owners of this 1970 Westfalia early bay had |
the right idea.. arrive at the show, park up, put
the sun canopy out and relax in the sunshine.
|Looking between one of the rows of split screen|
buses at the numerous rows of show vehicles at
the BeachBuggin show.