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|This lovely Sierra Yellow high top early bay caught|
my eye. I do like these high top buses. This bus
has been lowered and I think it was one of the
many overseas visitors to this one day show.
|More early bays lines up along Maderia Drive,|
it was good to see so many early bays at the
show and each one was different from the last.
|Wolfsburg Bus Crew member Gary went along|
to the Breeze in his cool yellow 1986 T25 Doka.
|Talking of overseas visitors to the show, this pair|
of blue bays had come over from Belgium to be
part of this show.
|The hundreds upon hundreds of Volkswagens|
parked up along the entire length of Maderia
Drive made for a very colourful display.
|The lovely gloss green and matt grey early split|
screen has appeared on my blog several times,
and it's easy to see why. This really is a lovely
|Another lovely looking split screen bus was this|
grey over white 1962 deluxe. That full length roof
rack finished off the overall look of this cool bus.
|Classic Volkswagen buses of all years, colours|
and descriptions at the Brighton Breeze show.
|I did like the overall look of this black over sealing|
wax red early 22 window split screen bus.
|Early bays, late bays and split screens lined the|
whole length of Maderia Drive in Brighton.
|This gorgeous 1957 Dove Blue split screen bus|
was so clean and straight. I did like the 'harp'
mirror arms and the gold Empi 5 spoke wheels
on the narrowed front beam.
|Those small rear lights on an early split just look|
so nice. The full length roof rack was a cool looking
aftermarket accessory that suited the bus.
|We've all seen Fire buses at shows, but I doubt|
none as nice and straight as this early split screen
|The sign writing (in German) reads 'Feuerwehr'|
translates to 'Fire Department' and 'Pulver' means
'Foam' This really was a lovely clean van.
|A good mix of all models of Volkswagen is always|
guaranteed at the Breeze.
|Here is another photo of that super bright green|
and white 1964 split that you saw in part 1 of this
|Another green split but not quite as bright as the|
one above, but equally as nice. This 1967 two tone
green buses colours worked really well together.
|A fantastic mix of air cooled (and water cooled)|
Volkswagens lined the entire length of the sea
front in Brighton.
|Old and young (ish) beetles parked up side by|
side at the Breeze. An early 1960's grey bug
alongside a relatively new 1970 brown bug.
|This super clean Ghia looked amazing in that|
dark green paint with those polished Porsche
rims. It is believed that only around 2000 of these
cars still exist in the world, which makes this car
very special indeed.
|A lovely split screen panel van with the 'Museum|
of British Surfing' decals on the side. I wonder
if they managed to get out on the waves...?
|This 1966 single cab split screen pick up caught|
my eye with it's super low stance and that very
narrow front beam.
|This slammed truck really was so clean, all the|
panels were perfectly straight and the blue paint
was flawless, this really was a nice pick up truck.
|Another blue split screen pick up truck but this|
one has the RAT look. I did like the overall look
of this S/C with it's patina paint. The cyclopes
light looked cool as did the hoops for the canvas
over the pick up bed.
|I do like the patina look that is big over here in|
the U.K. at the moment. Although this bus has
some surface rust it was actually quite solid.
|A cool sticker on the tailgate of the single cab|
pick up, although I'm not sure how many drivers
on the road today will know what it means!
|This ratty split screen van was another of the|
many overseas visitors to the show.
|This white RAT look 1967 split screen looked to|
be a good honest bus, what you see is what you
get. I did like the twin yellow spot lights and the
matching yellow headlight glass, not to mention
the full length roof rack with that awesome cycle.
|On the other end of the looks scale, this 1964|
11 window split stood out with it's dark green
over cream paint. This immaculate bus was
finished to a very high standard. I did like the
Porsche headlight grilles.
|A great mix of buses at the Breeze is always|
guaranteed, so whatever you're into you'll be
sure to find it at this show.
|Down the marina end of the show the line up had|
a few gaps, which I haven't seen in previous years,
maybe the bad weather forecast put a few people
off heading to the coast in their pride and joy.
|October in the U.K. looking out towards France|
across the English Chanel. It looks a bit choppy
|A better look at the sea with Brighton's Pier in|
the background. The sea doesn't look that inviting
but in past years I have been on the beach in
shorts getting sun burnt, this shows success
really is down to the weather.
|This 1971 type 3 variant (or Squareback as it was|
marketed in the U.S.) was immaculate. It looked as
though this lovely car had recently been restored
as it was so clean and straight.
|Although it was still missing the front and rear|
bumpers, this car really did look factory fresh.
The type 3 was produced from 1961 - 1973 but
I doubt they ever looked this clean.
|This 1975 beetle caught my eye due to it's low|
stance, and the bright orange bodywork. I did
like the look of it's front end with the chrome head
light peaks, re-positioned indicators and nerf bars
instead of the usual bumpers.
|The owner of this cool 1969 beach buggy braved|
the cold and rain to attend the Breeze. I'm not sure
what type of buggy this is, but it did look nice. The
unusual hardtop provided some protection from
|The roof was something I haven't seen before,|
the oval rear window and the two porthole side
windows gave this roof an old classic look.
|The interior looked like a nice place to sit, even|
if it was freezing cold and raining.
|This gorgeous green over white early 1960's|
21 window split screen bus was stunning. It's
quite unusual to have the darker colour on top,
but choose the right colour and and it will look
stunning, as is the case here.
|Talking of stunning vehicles, how about this 1971|
Karmann Ghia? The perfectly straight body with
it's flawless coat of bright yellow paint (that looked
like it had a hint of gold) was amazing.
|The Ghia's low stance added to this lovely cars|
overall look. The colour coded bumpers gave the
Karmann's classic shape a modern look.
|Inside the engine bay, the finish was just as high|
with the flawless yellow paint and dressed up
|This 2 tone 1970 beetle looked really nice with|
it's light green and beige body. The beige sides
reminded me of a 'woody'. The colour coded
wheels and bumpers were a nice touch.
|Looking at the Karmann from the hub cap of the|
|This really was a lovely clean and straight bug|
as you can see from this photo. The old skool
roof rack complimented the overall look.
|The engine bay and motor were also both treated|
to painting and detailing.