Category: Photo of the week

Green Type Three

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Photo of the week #84 – I’ve seen this late-model VW Type 3 Notchback around the Brackley area a few times in the past but have never had the opportunity to take a photo of it before. So when it was parked up near my home in Syresham, I managed to grab a few pictures on my iPhone. I seem to be taking more VW pictures on my phone then with my DSLR in recent months!

 

Rainy day dub

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Photo of the week #83 – I spotted this 1970 daily driver in Banbury, while I was visiting an Auction House on Saturday morning so took a quick photo on my iPhone.  I used to drive an aircooled VW all year round in my younger days but, it became quite a challenge driving 40 miles to work in terrible weather. The VWs ended up being tucked away for the winter in favour of a good heating system , decent road holding and bright lights! I wonder how many people brave the winter in a beetle?

Beaconsfield bug

IMG_0531_1000x1500Photo of the week #82 – At the weekend I drove over to Beaconsfield to visit to a camera fair and, on my way home, I spotted this very tidy resto-cal 1964 beetle parked at the side of the road – so of course I had to stop to snap a quick photo on my iPhone!

Red Stripe

IMG_8696_1000x1500Photo of the week #81 –  Nothing seems to suite a splitscreen camper better than a nice stripy awning on the side. It just adds an extra touch of nostalgia – even when the bus is lowered!

Red Hot

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Photo of the week #80 – Saturday was a very hot day in the UK and we decided to venture into Brackley – where I couldn’t help but notice this red and white, ’66 Split-screen camper parked outside two estate agents in the town centre.

We parked near by so I was forced to take a few photos on my iPhone. You don’t usually see many air-cooled VWs around but the sun seems to bring them out of hiding, which makes a nice change!

’62 Sunroof

IMG_8571_1500x1000Photo of the week #79 – This beautiful cream 1962 Sunroof VW Beetle was for sale at this years Stanford Hall VW show. I love the whitewall tyres but, if this were mine, I think I would prefer to put the suspension back to standard height!

Karmann Kab

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Photo of the week #78 – There are relatively few VW Cabriolets left in the UK, due mainly to our weather and the fact that we put salt on our roads each winter. Most Karmann cabriolets that you find on display at UK shows are left hand drive imports like this early 60s example seen at Stanford Hall this year.

VW Samba

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Photo of the week #75 – This immaculate 1963 twenty-one-window VW Samba was photographed in the concours at this years VW show at Stanford Hall. It’s right hand drive too which makes it a very rare VW bus!

Correction – Someone has just pointed out that this bus only has 19 windows so, I’m not sure it’s a real Samba! I thought that a Samba had either 21 or 23 windows, anyone know the story behind this VW Bus?