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|The 'Early Bay.Com' crew are usual exhibitors at|
the show and always put on a great display of
early bay window buses. This blue 69 / 70 bay
caught my eye with it's lowered stance, and those
lovely retro slot mag wheels.
|There must have been about a dozen or so buses|
in their line up and each one looked cool. I'm a
member of the 'Earlybay.com' and one day, who
knows I might just ask join the line up.
|This ratty looking 1970 grey bay looked good with|
it's paint, lowered stance and what looks like
could be a narrowed front beam.
|The yellow head light covers, the chequered|
design on the bumper mounted spot light cover
and the rusty bumper gave the front end a really
|I did spend longer than I should have looking at|
this line up.. but all the bays were so nice and the
owners so friendly who loved chatting about their
|I do have a liking for panel vans, especially when|
they are as nice as this owned by 'Cool Flo'. The
single colour grey looked great and with it's
slammed stance and narrowed front end it really
|Another Cool Flo panel van, equally as nice as|
the grey one... in fact I may even prefer this white
over blue van...
|Air cooled vehicles of all descriptions and all ages|
are plentiful at the Volksworld show.
|Split screens full of patina all lined up together|
|This slammed oval window beetle looked so|
cool, the patina over the wing tops and roof with
the patchy blue paint looked great. The super
narrow front beam almost hid the front wheels and
the rear wheels had an awesome camber.
|A better view (or maybe not!) of the narrowed |
front end and the rear wheel camber. This really
was a cool bug.
|Awesome rear ends...|
|This gorgeous 1970 Type 181 looked fantastic|
in it's shiny teal colour. The grey canvas roof
compliments the highly polished wheels perfectly.
|That narrowed front is so narrow it looks as though|
the front end hasn't got any wheels and that it's
just floating in mid air. This really was a lovely car.
|A very clean and green bay window bus, the|
display outside the main halls was crammed
with vehicles like this and made for a great
display of Volkswagens.
|This stunning 1974 type 2 LWB pick up has had|
the Kemperink conversion into a high top delivery
van, and I loved it. These Kemperink conversions
are quite rare but so desirable.
|These Kemperinks would make a fantastic|
camper with all the room you would have inside.
There aren't many vehicles that I would willingly
sell my microbus for, but this is one vehicle that
I wouldn't hesitate to purchase.
|This one has been refurbished to include a side|
serving hatch as it's used as an artisan gin van.
The owners sell various flavoured gin from their
|Here is one of my favourite VW's, a T25 Syncro|
panel van. How tough does this lovely beast look?
The bull bar on the strengthened bumper looked
great as did those big truck mirrors.
|Another T25 but it's not a Syncro.. instead it is a|
heavily personalised bus by the owner. This bus
had more solar panels that I even knew existed.
|As well as lots of solar panels this 1985 T25 had|
lots of moss, which I think was actually planted
on the roof panels.
|If this isn't your idea of a nice bus then that's fine|
as it isn't your bus! The owner had decorated his
bus the way he wants, and I admire that after all
it's all about being different, right?
|OMG, now we're talking.. the awesome T25 was|
with out doubt in my top 5 at the show. It's a 1986
T25 high top Syncro. This bus stood head and
shoulders above the other buses around it, and I
|I spotted this slammed Ford Pop in a secluded|
corner next to the Just Kampers marquee. I used
to have a rodded Ford Pop many years ago so I
just had to have a closer look.
|At a first glance this looked like a normal hot rod |
Ford Pop that had been chopped and channelled
but upon closer inspection, not everything was as it
|Under the bonnet where the normal V8 engine|
would be sat I saw what looked like an air tank for
hydraulic suspension and what looked like a VW
beetle petrol tank...So I just had to have a look at
the back of this car..
|In the boot, there was an air cooled motor that|
fitted really well and was dressed up nicely. I didn't
find out much more about this Pop, but I think it
belongs to a Just Kampers employee.
|You really can't get much lower without digging|
a trench, I just hope this cool RAT look bay had
hydraulic suspension !
|A few friends of mine from the 'Wolfsburg Weed|
Huggers' VW club had a great display in the club
section outside the main hall.
|The K70 was only produced from 1970 - 1974|
but I doubt they ever looked this good. The K70
was front wheel drive and had a water cooled
four cylinder engine mounted over the differential
in the middle of the front wheels.
|A few friends of mine attended the show with their|
club 'Herts VW Club'. These guys always attend
this show and normally arrive a day or two early
just to camp out!
|Inside Simon's '79, basic but functional, although|
I'm sure Simon has got plans on the interior.
|Cool photo of just 3 of the many beetles at the|
|The paint finish on this black Karmann Ghia was|
amazing, as you can clearly see. I did like the
chromed wheels, and the white wall tyres.
|This pair of stock (ish) Karmann's were just two|
of many Karmann's at the show.
|Talking of Karmann Ghia's, this street / strip KG|
looked tough in it's all white paint. The narrowed
front beam tucks those 'Centerline' style wheels
right under the front end.