Sunday, 28 September 2008

Pub meet

Another sunny aftenoon. Incredible !!!! It must be summer. Look who turned up today. Neil and his shat look.

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Ace Cafe aircooled meet up.

Tonight was the Ace Cafe meet up for the aicooled vw in London. We went there for a couple of hours with Darren & Andy.

2 x 1960 buses. Standard height vs slammed

2 Notchbacks turned up

Monday, 22 September 2008

Bucks Herald Breaking news !!!!

Today we made the head line. This is an article found on the Bucks Herald.

Happy campers!

Published Date: 09 September 2008
TODAY'S online calendar picture shows a line of different coloured Volkswagen camper vans in Aylesbury.
The picture was taken in the car park of a Stoke Mandeville pub recently. The Volkswagen Type 2 (also known as Transporter) was the second automotive line introduced by German automaker Volkswagen. It was a van introduced in 1950, initially based on Volkswagen's first model, the Type 1, also known as the "Beetle". The Type 2 is the forerunner of modern cargo and passenger vans. The Type 2 spawned a number of imitators both in the United States and Europe including the Ford Econoline, Dodge A100, and the Chevrolet Corvan, the last even adopting the Type 2's rear-engine configuration. Updated versions of this line are still being produced in international markets, both as a passenger and cargo van and as a pickup truck.

The article is here.

Sunday, 14 September 2008

Vanfest 2008

On the way to Vanfest at the 3 Counties show ground , Malvern

The rain was torrential on Friday night

Andy's Panel.

Cool slammed bay.

This year was the 50th Anniversary of the crew cab.
A neighbour on the SSVC camping area, Andy, had this amazing paint job on his 11 windows.

Beautiful Barndoor engine bay.

Another neighbour for the weekend, Russell and Louise from Belfast.
A few bits I bought from the trade area... 200mm flywheel, clutch and fan shroud
I was surprised to be interviewed by the official Vanfest camera crew, so there's a chance that I might be on the next Vanfest DVD.

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Sunday pub !!!

Back from France at lunch time and already a vw meeting with my Aylesbury mates. 2 new bus turned up today.

Thursday, 4 September 2008

VW on the south coast France/Spain

For the last 2 days I went for a tour of the Basque country to visit my sister. Along the high street of St Jean De Luz I saw this combi. Funky bus, where the kids where putting there head through the windows.

This is the port of St Jean De Luz

Surf Shop ad.

Biarritz Beach.
On the sea front, this morning, I have saw these 3 Bay Windows that had spent the night on the sea front. The first 2 where local and the last one had English plates but I couldn't see the owners

Nice view after a night in the van. What a spot...

A few surf boards on the roof, that's the spirit..

This one had a Autometer monster tach, and judging by the exhaust it had a big motor too.

A few Km from there I had to stop again on the side of the road. It's now a splitty, more exactly a 1966 crew cab.

With safari windows.

And Porsche wheels. Cool Man. It could do with a bit of slam action from T2D but hey....

Descending to Handaye, a few hundred yards to Spain I spotted this castle facing the Atlantic ocean.

Handaye marina.

Spanish Bay Crew cab in Handaye.

They like the standard height here :-)

On the way back to Pau I went through Espelette in the heart of the Basque country. It's really amazing because all the houses have peppers attached to the windows. look here, it's interesting