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As I had arranged to meet up with the Wolfsburg Bus Crew at the swapmeet, and as the WBC is such a big club, most of the vehicles in this weeks write up are members of the WBC.
|Joe's bus has a 1776cc TP motor with Dellorto|
DRLA 36 carbs. I do like the look of Joe's bus,
those yellow head lights against that lovely blue
colour looks fantastic.
|Joe's '71 and my '69 just taking a breather at|
the services in the morning sunshine. Although
the sun was shining, it was very cold.
|Matthew arrived shortly after us in his white over|
blue 1969 SO42 Westflalia. Another late arrival
was Nathan who had arranged to meet Joe at the
services... looks like we have us a convoy!
|Our small group of vehicles just getting ready for|
the short cruise down to Slough.
|I followed Joe in his '71 and as we waited at some|
traffic lights I took the opportunity to take a photo
of Joe's rear end.. your brake lights work mate!
|A bright crisp morning in Slough at the Swapmeet.|
All the buses in this photo are members of the
Wolfsburg Bus Crew.
|After parking up, I decided to start looking at all|
the vehicles in the WBC line up. As I wandered
along this ultra cool oval window bug drove past
looking for somewhere to park. I only just got my
camera out in time to take this quick picture.
|The WBC line up starts here... James was at the |
swapmeet in his gorgeous 1958 ex Swiss Army
split screen bus. The Ducati bus has a 1776cc
|This stunning bus has been repainted in the|
Ducati red colour because all the ex Army radio
communication equipment that was originally in
the bus was made by Ducati.
|This lovely 1972 Westfalia belongs to Rich, who|
runs the Wolfsburg Bus Crew club. 'Margo' is a
1974 Westfalia, although she was built in 1972.
Margo has the original 1600cc engine and the
original Westy interior, but with a few modern
|The lovely white over green late bay is owned|
by Richard, who has owned 'Kermit' for about 6
years and uses the bus as much as possible.
|'Lola' is a 1973 late bay owned by Steve, who|
has owned Lola for a few years and uses the bus
as much as possible including for the weekly shop,
trips to the refuse dump and for festivals and of
all the VW shows.
|James came to the swapmeet in his 1977 late|
bay that he affectionately calls his 'Bay Shitty
Roller'. Steve says it's not pretty, fast or even cool
but its part of the family and the kids love it. I have
to disagree James, I think it is a cool bus.
|It's a bit hard to see just how low Ricki's van sits,|
but trust me it's low! It doesn't have air ride just
good old fashioned tubs and lowered suspension.
At present Ricki's '58 is running a 1600cc SP
engine but it will soon have a huge 2180cc motor.
|Mark's lovey Sage Green (L63H) 1978 late bay|
looking good in the sunshine. Mark's bay has a
1641cc Vege engine and a Vanworks 'Westy'
|This is Robin's 1965 walk through split screen|
panel van. The van was imported from the U.S.
and is running a 1600cc twin port motor.
|Andy has owned his 1971 bay window bus for|
over 12 years which was bought as a running
project camper and he says he's had fun for the
last 6 years welding, replacing and spraying his
bus. It was well worth the time and effort Andy.
|I think this is Jimmy's bright green 1975 Devon.|
Jimmy has owned the bus for about 10 years
and has done all the work himself, with the help
of his dad and a few others at times. The bus is
running a 1915cc engine with twin carbs.
|Paul came along in his lovely white over bright|
orange 1974 late bay. I don't know much more
about this bus, except that it is one cool bus.
|Nick brought the 'Slambulance' along to the swap|
meet. The bus is a 1972 cross over bay that Nick
has made his own in the time he has owned it.
The Slambulance has a 1600cc twin port motor
and a narrowed front beam.
|Susie brought along her lovely 1967 RHD white|
over sea blue split screen, which is her daily
driver that she has named Lulu.
|You can see just how low Dave's bus sits when|
the hydraulic suspension is fully lowered.
|This gorgeous slammed 1991 twin slider T25|
belongs to Davyd. This awesome bus has a
2.5 litre Subaru motor and has a fully remote
Rayvern hydraulic suspension that allows this
lovely bus to virtually sit on the floor when lowered.
|You can just how low Dayvd's bus sits in this photo|
next to Ian's slightly lowered T25 Doka.
|A better look at this stunning 1989 1.9 T25 Doka |
that belongs to Ian, it's so clean as you can see
from this photo. I do like these Doka's especially
when they are as immaculate as Ian's is.
|This 1967 SO42 Westfalia is one of my favourite|
vehicles as I think it is just about perfect. It's owned
by Paul who's owned the bus for about 4 years,
and he likes to get out in the bus with his family
|Luke came along in his his super clean 1976|
late bay. Luke's bus is pretty much stock apart
from the 1641cc engine and the Vintage Speed
|"Derik" attended the meet in his lovely RAT look|
1970 early bay. Derik's bus has a 2054cc motor
with CB044 heads, This is one really cool bus.
|Matthew's 1969 SO42 white over blue Westy |
parked alongside my '69 velvet green microbus.
Both our buses came over from the U.S. in the
same container and were both registered with
the D.V.L.A. at the same time.
|Because they were both registered at the same|
time, the D.V.L.A. gave the buses sequential
number plates, cool eh?
|This lovely 1985 T25 Karmann Gipsy wasn't part|
of the WBC line up (as far as I know). These
Gipsy's are really cool and very sought after, only
about 750 were produced from 1980 - 1992.
|This stunning white over deep red belongs to|
WBC member Marcus. This gorgeous bus is a
1967 RHD bus that is used for camping, surfing
and weddings. It has a 1641cc engine with twin
34 Webber carbs and has had a subtle lowering
|Mark came over from Belgium to attend the meet|
in his lovely late bay. I don't know much about this
lovely bus, suffice to say it really is nice. Mark is
a WBC member.
|Marcus's 1967 split and Mark's late bay parked|
together made for a lovely photo. That was the
last of the WBC line up, although there were other
WBC members scattered around the leisure
centre car park.
|This lovely early 1960's coral red (I think) beetle|
looked great with its slammed stance and faded
paint, which is probably the original paint.
|The lowered stance, the narrowed front beam|
and the Fuchs style wheels all helped this old
bug stand out.
|Another slammed vehicle with a narrow front beam|
was this gorgeous RAT look 1969 deluxe early bay.
|Although this bus had the RAT look with its faded|
patina'd paint and rusty bumper it actually very
solid. The imported bus must have had an easy
life in a warmer climate than we have over here.
|I spotted this awesome pinstripe design on the|
rear hatch of the '69 deluxe bus, that looked great.
|The car park for the swapmeet, is in the Montem|
leisure centre and it is always crammed with old
air-cooled Volkswagens of all descriptions.
|This gorgeous Lotus white (I think) 1967 deluxe|
early bay was immaculate. I loved how this bus
looked and the Cosmic wheels were the perfect
choice to compliment the clean smooth look.