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|The reflection in this gorgeous split screen shows|
the of the quality 'show standard' vehicles at the
Breeze. The body panels were so straight the
bus gave off a mirror like reflection.
|A better look at the chocolate brown 1965 11|
window split screen. This unusual colour choice
really did look nice, especially against the chrome
bumpers, wheels and body trim.
|Beetles galore parked up along the seafront.|
There were beetles from almost every year, and
each one looked different from the last.
|One of the beetles that caught my eye was this|
lovely patina'd early 1960's oval window.
|This patina on this old bug looked cool , in fact|
this bug looked cool full stop. I liked the ride height
and the choice of wheels.
|A pair of late bay window buses bringing some|
much needed colour to the seafront at Brighton.
|This lovely looking slammed 1966 beetle stood|
out with its super low stance, those lovely banded
steel wheels and the Porsche headlight grilles.
|Those deep banded rear wheels looked great|
under the super straight body. The all red U.S.
spec tail lights were a nice touch.
|Talking of super straight vehicles, this lovely early |
1960's 11 window bus was another vehicle with
perfectly straight body panels. I liked the unusual
colour choice and the 'Roo' bars on the front.
|This stunning bright red 1965 Karmann Ghia was|
gorgeous. The slightly lowered stance was quite
subtle, but looked good, and the bodywork was
just very clean and straight.
|This is such a nice clean example of the Karmann |
Ghia that were produced from 1955 - 1974.
|Another clean early 1960's Type 34 Karmann|
Ghia. Again this car, like the one above wasn't
flash or fancy but just a very nice example of
this classic car.
|I did like the original look of this car. The factory|
fitted steel wheels look so much better than any
aftermarket chrome wheels that are available.
|A great variety of air-cooled vehicles on display |
at Brighton Breeze. A very clean 1973 bug and a
cross over bay window bus parked side by side.
|This 1971 beetle caught my eye, it had the Empi|
stripes on it, although I don't know if it's an original
Empi GTV beetle or not but it didn't really matter
as it looked so cool.
|You can see the Empi stripes better in this photo,|
it also had the striped Empi air scoops.
|Another beetle but this time of 1963 vintage. This|
stock looking bug was lovely. I do like the stock
look on old air cooled VW's. The black paint and
ivory steel wheels looked so good together.
|The super straight stock body was amazingly|
straight and tidy. This really was a lovely car.
|This lovely double cab in what looks like velvet|
green stood out as it was so clean. I did like the
stock ride height and the canvas cover over the
pick up bed.
|Considering most of these pick ups were used|
as working vehicles this one was incredibly clean
|This slammed bug drew plenty of attention, and|
its easy to see why. The slammed stance is the
first thing you notice about this cool bug.
|The second thing you notice is that super narrow|
front beam that tucks the front wheels right under
the standard front wings.
|The original looking paint was faded just enough|
to give this car a neat look. This really was a
lovely looking early bug.
|A lovely 1965 white over green single cab split |
screen pick up with those lovely period looking
Porsche chrome headlight grilles.
|A better look at this gorgeous single cab. I did|
like the overall look, with its roof rack with access
ladder, the twin spot lights mounted to the towel
rail bumper and the 'A' post mounted search light.
|This stunning 1966 looked great. I did like the |
colour combination with the contrasting chrome
of the bumpers, trim and wheels.
|This 1965 11 window bus stood out due to its|
blue paint, which looked like it was being prepped
for a new coat. I did like the 3 bow roof rack and
the cool polished Empi 5 spoke wheels and the
truck style mirrors added to the overall look.
|This lovely 1967 pop top bus looked great in its|
white over light blue paint scheme. I did like the
stock wheels with the matching blue on the hub
caps, which gives an old look.
|This stunning bright red 1969 deluxe early bay|
was gorgeous. This really was a lovey clean bus.
|Split screen buses galore, if you thought these|
buses were quite rare, think again. There were
hundreds upon hundreds lined up along the sea
front at Brighton.
|This blue over white early split caught my eye,|
the lack of front indicators and the colour scheme
gave this bus a clean sharp look.
|Maderia Drive, the road that runs along the front|
of Brighton hosts many vehicle rallies, but none
as diverse and colourful as the Volkswagen rally
that is Brighton Breeze.
|This lovely early spilt screen panel van was a|
vehicle I hadn't seen before. I have a passion for
panel vans and this was no exception. I loved the
colour, the sigh written sides, the full length roof
rack and that narrowed front beam.
|You see what I mean about diversity and colour?|
|Even though the weather tried its best to put a|
dampener on the day, it was still great to see so
many classic Volkswagens all in one place.
|This gorgeous 1966 was simply stunning. I did|
like the stock (ish) ride height and the clean and
simple look that the two tone colour scheme helps
|Another white over blue split but this one has|
been lowered with what looks like a narrowed
front beam. How two similar colour buses can
look so different amazes me.
|This split had some cool decals on the cab door.|
|This dog had the best seat in the house, it was|
riding shotgun for the owner.
|A lovely 1967 white over green split and a red|
and white 1972 Brazilian split belonging to
Maney, who is a fellow Wolfsburg Bus Crew
member and also a ('Run the Ring') ringer.
|There is something about a double cab split|
screen bus that looks just right, and when they
are this clean and tidy they just look gorgeous.
|The attention to detail and overall standard of|
finish was incredible.
|A very authentic looking split screen ambulance|
that looked fantastic. I'm not sure if this was an
original ambulance or not, but looking around
the bus I wouldn't be surprised if it was.
|A pair of split screen buses, I liked the way the|
paint scheme continued onto the spare wheel
cover on the '67 green and white bus.
|Ooh, a panel van.! I may have mentioned I like|
the split screen panel van. The black wheels,
bumpers and front badge added a cool look.
|The old panel van had been lowered, which gave|
it a cool look. This van really was nice.
This Herbie is actually a 1953 ragtop from the
windscreen backwards but has a 1960 front
end. Herbie even has his own facebook page:
|It's great to see how bus owners make their bus|
their own, and the owner of this 1965 split screen
has gone to town in creating a unique one off bus.
|This bus may not be to everyone's taste, but|
it doesn't matter as it isn't everyone's bus! The
owner likes it and that's all that matters.