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|A lovely pair of 1973 late bays parked up in the|
gorgeous sunshine at BeachBuggin. Both buses
were stock looking, a lovely white over blue bus
and a Ravenna green bus and Apple green with
a blue vinyl strip around the belt line.
|This stunning 1958 Chevrolet Apache 310 step |
side pick up truck was gorgeous. This truck had
been slammed on the ground and must have had
some sort of air ride.
|The stunning coat of black gloss paint has been|
applied over the perfectly straight body panels.
The lovely chrome wheels with low profile tyres
add to the overall look and the ride height.
|The lovely wood lined bed looked fantastic with|
the gloss black sides. This really was a lovely
looking pick up truck.
|This gorgeous 1967 ( I think) Chevrolet step side|
pick up truck looked great in its custom light blue
paint. I'm sure this colour wasn't available from
Chevrolet back in the sixties, but maybe it should
have been as it really suits the truck.
|The '67 was the start of the 'second generation'|
of Chevy pick ups and had some modifications
that were new including coil over springs instead
of leaf springs and a small back window.
|The light blue and white banded steel wheels|
looked tough and the perfect choice for this old
|The original truck came with either a 250 cubic|
inch or 283 cubic inch V8, but the extremely
clean and shiny motor in this truck looks to be
a bit bigger.
|Another American classic with light blue paint|
was this gorgeous 1967 2 door convertible
Chevrolet Impala. The white lower half of the
body with matching hood looked great.
|The '67 Impala was redesigned and enhanced|
to earlier models with 'Coke bottle' styling that
featured Corvette style front and rear fender
|This stunning 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 door|
hard top in a gorgeous blue and white colour
scheme. The tri-Chevy's ('55, '56 and 1957) are
probably the best known American classic cars.
|This old '56 was incredibly straight and the paint|
was flawless.This really was a lovely car.
|This pastel pink 1962 Mercury Monterey was|
pure classic 1960's American design. It was huge
with lots of chrome and almost futuristic designs
especially in the rear lights.
|You can see those incredible rear tail lights in|
this photo. Design back in the '60's was far more
important than aerodynamics as you can see.
This old Monterey really was immaculate.
|Leaving the American section of the show, this|
row of classic beetles caught my eye. There must
have been hundreds of bugs at the show and
each one was different from the last.
|One of the classic bugs that stood out was this|
gorgeous chocolate brown oval window. This
slammed bug was super straight and looked
great sitting so low.
|Looking through the oval rear window of this|
|This custom cycle caught my eye. I do like the|
more unusual cycle and this one fitted the bill.
|I'm not sure of the origins of this bike, but I did|
like it. Those chunky white tyres looked great and
suited the overall look.
|A lovely period light on top of the rusty forks was|
a nice addition that looked great.
|More beach buggies all lined up. The variety of|
styles and of course colours was immense.
|This, or rather whats left of this split screen bus|
was up for sale. It had had the roof section
removed, and pretty much everything else!
|The rear quarter has also been removed along|
with many other panels.
|Engine and gearbox had also been removed...|
|This would be a challenging project.|
|This was the asking price. (approx $6500)|
|This guy was having fun riding around the show|
on his scooter. It didn't look very stable, but I
never saw him fall off so it must have been.
|I headed back to my microbus for a cup of tea,|
and this is the view out of my side widow. OK it's
not a Volkswagen, but it is a lovely 912 Porsche.
|My 1969 VW Microbus parked up at the Beach|
Buggin show. This is one show on the VW
calendar that I never miss.
|My old bus does polish up quite well, and I think|
she looks good in the summer sunshine.
|There are hundreds upon hundreds of after|
market wheels on the market, but I still love the
look of the Porsche 356 wheels.
|As the show drew to a close, people started to|
leave. The guy on the pushbike was holding onto
the door pillar of this cool bug as they drove out
of the show.
|With a lot of zoom (maybe too much!) I spotted|
this lovely metal flake blue buggy just getting
ready to leave the show.
|The queue out of the show was getting bigger|
as everyone started to leave the venue. The
queue wasn't you normal traffic jam, this one was
nose to tail of cool looking classic Volkswagens.