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|A lovely 1950's slammed Karmann Ghia and|
a 1968 early bay, just two of the stunning vehicles
you'll see if you venture into the camping area.
|The imported '68 bay had a slight RAT look to it,|
and looked great from being lowered. The BRM
wheels (I think) looked good and suited the bus
perfectly. Retaining the U.S. all red rear light
lenses was a nice touch.
|The '50's Karmann looked fantastic in it's white|
over light blue paint. This really was a tidy looking
car with its chrome towel rail bumpers and chrome
air vent grilles.
|This old KG must have air ride suspension to be|
able to sit this low.. I've just noticed that the engine
cover is slightly raised, maybe a give-a-way that
this old KG has a bigger motor, or maybe the
engine has been raised to allow the car to sit lower?
|This 1969 beetle looked fantastic with its very |
unusual green colour. The body colour with its
matching coloured wheels with white wall tyres
suited the car perfectly and helped to make this
bug stand out. This really was a lovely clean car.
|Something not quite so shiny was this old targa|
Porsche 912. This car was brought to Bug Jam
by the Hayburner crew who I believe found it in
a scrap yard just a few weeks before Bug Jam.
|It'll take more than a polishing mop to make this|
look good.. but it was able to drive around the
site under its own power. (Big thanks to Sam for
the information on this cool Porsche.)
|Looking into just a small part of the camping and|
auto jumble area of Bug Jam from the top of the
banking alongside the 1/4 mile track. This event
is huge, and seems to get bigger every year.
|Moving on the big boys in their jet dragster, here|
is 'Split Second'. This car is powered has an 8000
BHP Rolls Royce Viper 500 series engine which
creates a serious flame show on the start line.
|From a standing start, Split Second can run the|
1/4 mile drag strip in just 6.7 seconds with a top
speed of 233 MPH.
|Fire Force, is always a favourite at Santa Pod.|
This jet car has a Pratt and Witney J60 engine
that produces 10,000 BHP.
|During the staging this car is loud, if you haven't|
seen it run down the strip, but you are going to,
wear ear protection or at least put your fingers in
|Again from a standing start, Fire Force can run|
the 1/4 mile is just 5.8 seconds with a top speed
of 268 MPH.
|It had rained in the days / weeks before Bug Jam|
and as a consequence the tracks around the
campsite were slightly muddy, but this is Santa
Pod, and regular attendees will know this is
about normal, although not ideal.
|This lovely slammed 1969 beetle grabbed my|
attention. I did like the overall look of this old bug.
The slammed stance, the hand painted decals
and the big fat rear wheels / tyres all helped to
make the '69 stand out.
|I did like the twin racks on this car. You can get|
a better look at the large rear wheels from this
|Just a pair of Beetles parked up at Bug Jam.|
There were hundreds of beetles at Bug Jam and
these two show the diversity in styles.
|Talking of diversity, this trio of buses again shows|
how very similar buses can look so different.
|This lovely 1970 Adventure Wagon looked great.|
I do like these buses with their cool high tops,
especially when they are lowered and looking this
|This old '70 had a slight RAT look going on, and|
it looked great. The original all red rear light
lenses looked good. This really was a cool bus.
|Another col bus was this beige early bay, that I|
think belonged to a foreign visitor. This original
looking bay looked great having been slightly
lowered and running on Empi 5 spoke wheels.
|This looked to be a good solid bus. I did like the|
3/4 length roof rack and the window arrangement
of 2 x quarter light windows in both the rear glass.
|It's all about the little things and this early bay|
had 'Woody' just hanging around.
|This immaculate 1967 beetle looked amazing.|
This slammed bug was so clean and straight
as you can see from this photo.
|The banded and painted steel wheels looked|
so nice against the contrasting blue body colour.
|Another clean and straight vehicle was this lovely|
light grey over orange 1965 split screen bus. The
two tone colours on this bus made it look so crisp
|This 1967 white and blue beetle caught my eye|
due to its slammed stance. This old bugs running
boards virtually sat on the grass. The tired looking
paint looked cool and could well have been the
|The narrowed front beam with the painted steel|
wheels added to the overall look of this bug. I
did like that rear rack and the all red light lenses.
|Just a couple of bays parked up in the camping|
area at Santa Pod.
|This 1954 Chevrolet 3100 pick up truck wasn't|
a Volkswagen, but that didn't matter as it looked
so cool. The truck has been lowered about as
much as it can be, and with the original faded
paint it looked fantastic.
|This really was a lovely old truck. I do like the|
old step side pick ups and this one was no
|This is such a lovely looking truck. I did like those|
tail lights, which look like Model A tail lights, and
the faded paint.
|This 1960 split screen panel van had a serious|
case of patina overload. This slammed bus has
a narrowed front beam and with the rust covered
body looked great.
|The Friday night must have been a good night, as|
this was all that was left of someones tent. I'm
not sure if the occupants were still inside or not!
|This beige Viking conversion ( I think) late bay|
looked like a good solid bus. It looked to be
pretty much stock apart from the steel mesh visor,
the clear front indicator lenses, and the single
|As I was heading out of Santa Pod, I noticed this|
pair of similar green coloured air-cooled VW's.
Both these were nice clean vehicles.