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|The interior of the slammed '67 looked cool...|
I have only just noticed that box of goodies behind
the passenger seat, which I assume is the main
control for the hydraulic suspension..?
|The gorgeous patina really did look cool, this bus|
must have come from a very hot and sunny state
in the U.S to have this much patina. The narrow
front beam hides the front wheels under the cab.
|Another slammed vehicle inside the hall was this|
type 3 1500 Notchback. This lovely type 3 must
have been riding on air suspension to sit that low.
|You can see just how low this 'Notch' really is from|
this photo, you can also see how the tyres have
been stretched over those custom wheels.
|Inside the Notchback it was pretty basic, and the|
alloy and leather seats although they looked nice
they didn't really look that comfortable.
|That reflection in the rear quarter panel and door|
was amazing. The super wide BBS rear wheels
with those stretched tyres gave this classic car a
|This lovely 1967 beetle was, yes you've guessed|
it, slammed. The overall look of this patina'd bug
was awesome. I loved so many things about this
car, that wicked rack over the rear window looked
|The bug had patina panels and a few knocks|
here and there, which instead of repairing the
damaged panel, the owner has just clear coated
|Under the bonnet, the owner has a cool looking|
suitcase in which the air tanks for the hydraulic
suspension are mounted.
|I never knew Madge had such good taste.|
|Looking down at the trade hall where numerous|
traders were selling everything you could think
of to either get or keep your VW on the road.
|There didn't seem to be as many traders as last|
year, but maybe that's just me.. It still took me over
an hour to walk round all the stalls.
|The camouflage paint job is another trend that is|
popular at the moment, I have a camouflaged
T4, but I've not seen a camo paint job in these
colours before on this 1972 bay window.
|I actually liked the colours, it was different and|
that is always good. The twin 3 bow roof racks
were a nice touch that looked good.
|From the camo paint job that was trying to blend|
in, to this psychedelic 1974 bay window bus that
has virtually no chance of blending in against
|The cab area had been treated to the same wild|
paint scheme as the outside, plus so much more.
The ivy up the steering column and all the figures
on the dashboard would certainly stop you getting
bored whilst driving.
|Every inch of the body had been treated to the|
hand painted design including the pop top canvas
and the bumpers.
|You can see just how low this bus really is from|
this angle. This bus has hydraulic suspension
so when driving it would ride slightly higher.
|This gorgeous 1965 split screen single cab pick|
up looked great in its black over red paint scheme.
This truck had a 1600 single port engine with an
adjustable front beam and had been lowered 2
splines on the rear.
|This stock looking black 1955 oval window beetle |
caught my eye. I do like these early bugs, especially
when they are original looking.
|This really was a lovely looking car with what may|
well be the original paint.
|You can see just how lovely this old oval was from|
this photo. This gorgeous car was up for sale for
£11,500 ($16,300 approx)
|I do love a type 3, and this 1969 Square back |
was no exception. This car was immaculate and
|I did like the steel sun visor and the BRM wheels|
were a perfect choice to compliment the overall
look of this lovely car.
|This lovely low RAT looking 1969 / 70 early bay|
caught my eye as my 1969 microbus used to be
the same dark green colour.
|The imported bus, although it looked ratty it was|
actually quite solid and straight. The narrow front
beam looked good as did that cool 3/4 length
|This fantastic 1988 Westfalia Joker was one of|
my favourite vehicles at the show. It was riding
high with all terrain tyres and just looked as though
it could go anywhere.
|Regular readers will know I'm getting into the|
overland experience with vehicles that can handle
any terrain and this bus ticked all the right boxes.
OK, it wasn't the prettiest bus at the show but that
didn't matter one little bit.
| This stunning bright red 1969 Westfalia early|
bay really was immaculate. The gorgeous paint
had been expertly applied over perfectly straight