Firstly I would to wish all my readers wherever you are in the world, a very Happy New Year. This weeks blog review is the third and final review all about the Wolfsburg Bus Crew's 2nd Birthday Bash that was held at the world famous Ace Cafe in London on Sunday 3rd September. So what is the WBC all about? Well it's best if I let Rich Coxhill (who runs the WBC) tell you in his own words. The following text is taken from the WBC Facebook page:
The Wolfsburg Bus Crew is a club based in London & the midlands (but with members worldwide) for owners of Volkswagen split screens, bay windows &T25's. Even though we are based in London and the midlands we have members who live all over the U.K. as well as all over the world. Your bus doesn't have to be a show winner or completely mint to be part of the Wolfsburg Bus Crew, it you love your bus, then we love your bus! We have monthly meets, club stands, various runs, camping trips and discounts from VW parts companies as well as many other things.Thanks for your support and let's keep these beautiful machines on the road!. Well said Rich!.
I have been a member of the WBC for about a year or so, and it's a fantastic club, and as I missed the first anniversary bash because I didn't know about it, I was determined that I wasn't going to miss the 2nd anniversary bash. As I mentioned earlier the hard work of running this successful club is done by Rich who never seems to stop promoting the club, getting discounts from VW suppliers for club members, organising club meets at various shows throughout the year, arranging the production and distribution of the club stickers and this year has even organised a calendar to be produced featuring 12 lucky members rides to appear in the calendar with all the proceeds of £226 have, as I write this review, just been donated to the charity Age U.K. If you want to join the WBC, and why wouldn't you?, you can do so by going to their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/684035321730942/
(you may need to copy and paste the address.)
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|This immaculate 1973 white over orange bay is|
owned by Luke. This high riding late bay looked
great parked up at the Ace. I do like bay's at
stock height. Luke has only owned this bus since
April this year and he describes it as an ongoing
|The engine is a 1600cc unit with twin carbs. The|
interior is partially finished and will continue to
improve as and when Luke gets the time.
|Just some nice sign writing on the tail gate of|
Fiona's gorgeous 1963 split screen bus.
|An exceptional turn out of WBC members in|
their buses came to the Ace Cafe to celebrate
the 2nd anniversary of the club.
|Fiona's '63 splitty in the foreground of this photo|
with other WBC members buses in the background
at the Ace Cafe, London. It doesn't look that busy
from this photo, but I'm guessing most of the WBC
members were inside getting some food.
|More WBC members buses at the Ace Cafe,|
the sheer numbers of members that attended
this great event provided a great diversity of
buses of all models and all years.
|Robin's '65 walkthrough panel van flanked by|
Luke's '73 late bay and the mango and white
split screen (owner unknown).
|Chris is the lucky owner of this stunning 1979 high|
top bay that was gorgeous. The overall finish was
amazing, the body was so straight and clean and
that bright orange paint was almost perfect.
|The interior was just as nice as the outside.|
Again the attention to detail was amazing. This
very smart and functional interior certainly drew
plenty of compliments throughout the evening.
|A couple of gorgeous blue buses, Rich's 1972 |
Westfalia and Joe's 1971 deluxe both these
buses featured in part 2 of this 3 part review.
|And now a couple of beige buses, Paul's 1967|
SO42 Westfalia and Dave's 1969 single cab
pick up. Again both these buses in last weeks
|The girls certainly went down well at the event,|
this was certainly not your average night at The
Ace Cafe! Normally the Ace is full of big hairy
leather clad tattooed bikers.
|Oops, how did this photo get onto the blog...!|
The Folly Mixtures taking time out for a selfie with
the photographer. This close up photo was just
trying to show the detail on the girls costumes..
|Just one of the many Wolfsburg Bus Crew window|
stickers members can purchase from the WBC
web site. This sparkly one I think was a limited
edition, but it looked great.
|As dusk fell over the Ace Cafe, and the lights|
came on most of the members headed inside
to get some delicious hot food.. and a drink of
|My bus, along with some awesome buses parked|
up outside the Ace Cafe, London.
|My 1969 microbus outside the Ace Cafe at|
twilight, the velvet green paint looks really dark
under the artificial lights.
|It's time to present the winners of the evening.|
Winner of Best T25 was Davyd's 1991 slammed
T25 (featured in part 2 of this review)
|Arron collecting the best T25 award on behalf|
on Davyd, I bet Davyd wishes he had gone now
as he could have been standing next to all these
|The Best Bay went to this stunning 1979 orange|
late bay belonging to Chris. (as seen in this review)
|Chris getting a cheeky cuddle while collecting|
his award for best bay.
|Best split screen award went to this gorgeous|
1967 double cab owned by Greg and Stephanie
(as featured in part 2 of this review)
|Greg collecting his trophy surrounded by the|
gorgeous Folly Mixtures.
|Robin's '65 walkthrough panel van that won the|
Best Bus overall award on the evening with the
Folly Mixtures. (as seen in this review)