To see all my other blog entries, go to ‘My Blog Archive’ to the left of this page. Simply click on an arrow for a particular year, then click on an arrow for a particular month, this will then give you a drop down menu for all the blog entries for that month.
|The weather was grey and overcast but along the|
seafront the hundreds upon hundreds of colourful
campervans brightened up the day.
|Another Herts VW Club member, and Facebook|
friend of mine Robert was also at the the Breeze
in his 1983 high riding T25.
|Robert's T25 parked alongside another Herts|
VW Club members two tone brown T25 belonging
|The Herts VW Club at Brighton Breeze 2017.|
The Herts VW club always attend this show and
often offer their services to marshall at the event.
Photo courtesy of Simon.
|The Brighton Breeze is organised by the Split|
Screen Van Club, and as you would expect there
were hundreds of split screen buses that attended.
|This immaculate lowered cherry red 1965 split|
screen looked amazing. It was so clean and
straight. I did like the Porsche 356 headlight
grilles that suited the overall clean sleek look.
|This lovely Jurgens Autovilla is quite a rare sight.|
Built by Jurgens a South African company, have
been producing the Autovilla a coach built camper
|Only about 1000 of these type 2 conversions were|
made by South Africa's largest manufacturer of
caravans. The Autovilla is an aluminium framed
and clad unit.
|The Jurgens is often mistaken for the Karmann|
Mobil, which is very similar in design. In fact the
Karmann was produced under licence from
Jurgens so it's no surprise they are very similar.
|A couple more split screen buses. I did like the|
two tone black and deep purple colour scheme
on the '65.
|So many split screen buses, yet everyone was|
different, which made for a great display.
|The same applies to all hundreds of T25's that|
were parked up on Brighton seafront.
|Wolfsburg Bus Crew member Davyd striking a|
pose with his ultra cool 2.5 Subaru powered
1991 slammed T25.
|A better look at Davyd's ride. This bus sits so low|
thanks to a remote Ryvern Hydraulic set up. This
really is one seriously cool bus.
|Robin is also a WBC member and owns this|
awesome imported '65 walkthrough split screen
panel van. The bus has an IRS and 1600cc TP
motor. The wheels are Porsche 356 replicas with
original Porsche hub caps.
|It may have been cold and wet, but when there|
are classic Volkswagen buses everywhere you
look, the weather doesn't really matter.
|A trio of colourful late bays, again each one was|
different. It was great to see so much diversity
in just one type of vehicle.
|This cool looking RAT look single cab slowly|
cruised past as I wandered along Maderia Drive.
|This cool 1974 bay caught my eye, I love those|
retro stripes and the Cosmic wheels. The stance
was just right and the yellow headlight lenses with
the twin yellow spot lights were neat additions.
|You can see just how clean and straight this bus|
really is from this photo. I liked the way the retro
stripes were added diagonally across the engine
|This clean 1972 beetle had a Herbie replica|
paint scheme which looked good.
|It must be fun driving around in this bug as I bet|
it gets plenty of attention wherever it goes.
|This gorgeous ivory 1965 11 window split screen|
bus was stunning. This bus had a stock look to
it which always looks good.
|Everything about this bus looked just right. The|
ride height, the white painted towel rail bumpers,
and the matching stock wheels, everything.
|Another stock looking bus was this very original|
double cab split screen pick up. Judging by that
rear side window this bus looks to be a coach-
built bus by the German company Binz.
|The Binz company took a single cab pick up,|
and added an extra passenger cabin of their own
design. These Binz conversions are quite rare.
|This cool looking 1964 split cruised slowly past|
looking for somewhere to park.
|Looking down on my 1969 microbus, a sight that|
I very rarely see! I was parked up in the WBC line
up along the sea front with Robin's cool '65 panel
van next parked to me.
|Looking East along the sea front, most of the|
vehicles in this photo are WBC vehicles. The
Breeze line up goes on for about a mile into
|And looking West, again a lot of these vehicles|
are Wolfsburg Bus Crew members. You can see
just how busy it is at the Breeze!
|Another photo of my microbus, but this time with|
Brighton's famous Pier and the English Channel
in the background.
|Hundreds upon hundreds of Volkswagens lined|
the entire length of Maderia Drive. The line up
went right up to the buildings in the distance.
|I've not seen any official figures as to how many|
vehicles attended this year, but it didn't seem to
me to have been as busy as previous years, but
maybe that's just me..?
|All these buses, or most of them are WBC|
buses. I've spotted my old mate CJ in the centre
of the photo (wearing his shorts!) on his phone yet
again!! He hasn't seen me yet taking a sneaky
photo of him....
|..Oh wait, he's just spotted me!! That's not a very|
nice gesture CJ.. !!
|The Wolfsburg Bus Crew at Brighton, or some|
of them anyway.
|Looking towards Brighton's Pier and the English|
Channel. It's early October and the sea looks a
bit choppy to say the least!
|There have been years when the beach is packed|
with sunbathers and the temperature is in the high
70's (F), but unfortunately not this year.
|It didn't matter that it was cold and raining, as|
everywhere you looked there were cool buses
and bugs parked up.
|More Facebook friends of mine, Matthew and|
Julie were at the show in their slammed '72 bay.
Matthew's Savannah Beige crossover bus has
a 1641cc engine and rides on French Slammer
narrowed front beam and adjustable spring plates
on the rear.
|Matthew's bus has a home built interior with a|
pair of Porsche tombstone seats up front. You
may recognise this bus as it was featured in an
advert for Sainsbury's a few years ago.
|Matthew's bay window bus parked up with lots|
of other bay window buses.
|Ooh yes please! This gorgeous 1957 split was|
just about perfect. I liked everything about this
lovely bus. The gold on the Empi 5 spoke wheels
against the blue of the body was a perfect choice.
|This is what I mean about maybe not as busy as|
previous years... a few years ago there would not
have been spaces like this on Maderia Drive.
Maybe it was the bad weather forecast that put a
few people off?
|This 1964 Devon (I think) had an unusual paint|
colour, but it worked so well and looked really
good. The white wheels and bumpers break up
the lilac colour.
|A better look at this lovey bus. This really was a|
lovely clean and straight bus, and that lilac colour
really helped it to stand out.
|This is how I like to see buses, totally stock. This|
1964 11 window bus looked to be 100% original
and even the paint looked original.
|On the way home after a fantastic day, the A23|
northbound, which is normally a boring road to
drive was made much better by lot's of VW's
of all descriptions heading home.
|Rich sent me this great photo of the Wolfsburg|
Bus Crew (or some of us anyway) making our
way onto Maderia Drive. Robin's 1965 walk-though
panel van in the foreground, with my 1969 micro-
bus just in front of Robin.