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|In case the 1915cc race spec engine isn't your|
thing, Oklahama Willy also has a working Rolls
Royce Viper 535 gas turbine engine from a BAC
strike master light fighter jet mounted on the
strengthened pick up bed.
|Even with the lack of information about each|
vehicle on display, the standard of each of the
show vehicles was as high as ever. This lovely
'64 bug was built by Fubar 64 creations.
|Detailing at it's best.. even the areas you don't|
normally see were presented with the same high
quality as the areas you do see.
|You can see just how straight and clean this|
gorgeous beetle really is from this photo.
|Wow! There's not much else to add. I couldn't|
find out much about this awesome drag beetle
but looking this good I didn't need to.
|This beetle's radical appearance can only be|
described as a 'Marmite' look... (either you love
it or hate it!) and personally I love it. The apple
green flames against that purple paint looked
|This car obviously had race intentions judging|
from those huge rear wheels and that massive
|This stunning Karmann Ghia was finished in|
what looks like L384 Pampas green (although
I could be wrong) and the whole car, including
every nut and bolt was like new.
|The interior of the Karmann was finished to the|
same amazing high standard as the exterior.
|Another immaculate vehicle on display was this|
gorgeous stock looking early bay crew cab that
I think came over from one of the many European
|This really was a lovely looking pick up. The single|
colour L282 Lotus white (I think) looked great
over that super straight body. The stock ride height
with the stock wheels looked perfect.
|The rag top, the fender skirts and the rear window|
blind were all nice additions that helped this early
bug stand out.
|This stunning 1954 ragtop beetle was totally|
immaculate. The engine is the original 30hp unit
with a 356 oil filter and lightened flywheel. The
car was painted in that gorgeous L276 ultra
maroon metallic paint.
|The ragtop has a 2" narrowed front beam, with|
CB drop spindles with Koni shocks on all four
corners. Those lovely wheels are original Empi
radar wheels with Excelsior tyres.
|Another rag top beetle was this awesome split|
oval window bug. This really was a gorgeous car
that looked just about perfect. I believe this oval
won a 'Top 20 winner' award at the show.
|It's easy to see why this beetle won the award, it|
really is finished to an incredible standard.
|This lovely 1961 Karmann Ghia convertible was|
stunning. That Pacific blue (L398) paint suited
the car so much and was applied flawlessly.
|Power for this gorgeous slammed convertible|
is from a street / strip 2110cc engine and turbo.
The engine is mated to a Rancho pro street
gearbox so it not only looks good, it'll go pretty
good too !
|The diversity of the show vehicles was immense,|
and the overall standard of the vehicles was so
high as you can see in this photo.
|The interior was pure class and very well finished.|
|This old bus was so straight as you can clearly|
see from this photo.
|This gorgeous 1967 beach buggy finished in|
Serpia brown with the hard top finished in
Alpaca brown looked amazing. The original
Porsche Fuchs wheels with the Dunlop vintage
racing tyres looked fantastic.
|The dressed 1915cc engine with the twin Webber|
48 ida carbs and the homemade 4 into 1 exhaust
looked really trick.
|A fantastic diversity of air cooled vehicles were|
present at this years Volksworld Show. And as
normal with this show, all the show vehicles were
built to the highest possible standard.
|This late 1950's / early 1960's Porsche 356B|
coupé finished in orange with it's black stripe
looked great. I did like the yellow head light lenses
that made the front end stand out.
|This 356B is an early model as it only has one|
single grille on the engine lid. Porsche changed
the design to twin grilles in 1962. The slammed
stance, the lack of front and rear bumpers and
the paint job made this Porsche look super tough.
|I did like this split screen crew cab pick up, the|
lowered stance with the narrow front beam gave
the pick up that 'just right' look. The light blue
paint was an unusual choice, but worked so well.
|We know that the Type 14A Hubmuller is a pretty |
rare car, with only about 100 still known to be in
existence, so to have 4 Hebmuller's at the show
was quite a treat.
|Production of the Hebmuller started in June 1945|
and ended in 1953 with only around 700 cars being
produced. The type 14A is based on the beetle
as you can clearly see.
|These type 14A's certainly drew attention from|
the thousands of visitors on both days over the
weekend, and it's easy to see why.
|The Type 14A is considered by many as the most|
desirable and rarest air cooled Volkwagens. This
reflects in the price and with a good example you
would be easily looking to pay £200,000+.
|There is something about a panel van that rocks|
my boat, and this velvet green split screen panel
van did just that. It was super straight and low, and
finished to the highest standard possible.
|Under the show hall lights, and against the chrome|
blade bumpers this bug looked fantastic. The Fuchs
wheels were the perfect choice for the car.
|This pair caught my eye, the modified body and|
chassis on the 1959 buggy looked great and the
velvet green body with mesh grey interior looked
|Although there didn't appear to be as many show|
vehicles as previous years, the standard was still
to the same high quality as this row of beetle's
|The hand painted sign writing on the doors and|
pin striping were very reminiscent of the early
race cars back in the day. The one piece alloy
wheels were also very similar to the 'centreline'
wheels the old race cars used.
|A humorous caption on the 'A' post panel which|
was beautifully hand painted.
|The overall look of this oval window bug was just|
about perfect and looked so tough. The huge
stinger exhaust sticking out the back must let
the burnt exhaust gasses out pretty quickly!