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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!

That’s all, Volks!

Malc:

Some great photos from Volks ’n’ Roll on ‘a day at the races’…

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Volks'n'Roll

Maybe this time i’ve gone too far: 158 photos in 1 post is just too much i think but it was almost impossible to separate them. I’ve tried (like i always do when it’s time to organize all the stuff i collect around) to find topics, stories, styles or whatever could let me divide the folder into different articles.

Volks'n'Roll

Forse questa volta ho esagerato: 158 foto in un articolo è davvero troppo credo  ma è stato impossibile separarle. Ho provato (come faccio sempre quando è il momento di organizzare tutta la roba che raccolgo in giro) a cercare argomenti, filoni, storie o qualsiasi cosa mi permettesse di dividere la cartella in sottogruppi differenti.

Volks'n'Roll

But after all i understood that it was not the right way to approach a coverage of an event like the Volks’n’Roll. It would be a mistake to try to close off something among the rest because…

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Stony Stratford Volkswagens

IMG_0146_1500x1000I popped along to this years Stony Stratford Classic Car Festival last Sunday morning and this time, as it was looking like it would be nice and sunny, I took my ’55 Oval Window Beetle out for a drive. By the time I got there at 10am, the market square, which was home to all of the pre-1975 vehicles, was just about full and I was directed into the car park behind the health centre. Funny how the 3 nice, shiny E-Type Jags which arrived just after me were found prime spaces right at the entrance to the car park!

There was a very good turn out this year with a wide variety of weird and wonderful machines to look at parked around the town. Just the usual handful of VWs though, most from the local VW Club. They must have got their early as they were parked in a line together in the square. I’ll post a few of my favourite non-VW photos from the show over on mhpix.wordpress.com

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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?

Herbie

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Photo of the week #74 – Surely the best known VW Beetle all over the world, Herbie, the star of many Disney Movies was first propelled to fame in ‘The Love Bug’ in 1969 when he was just 6 years old. When visiting any VW show you are almost certain to come across a Herbie replica or two with the iconic red and white stripes and  the 53 racing number. This one even has the banded-steel wheels and white-letter tyres too. Herbie’s 53 racing number was chosen by producer Bill Walsh, who was a fan of Los Angeles Dodgers baseball player Don Drysdale (Drysdale’s jersey number, later retired by the team, was 53).

One careful owner

IMG_8552_1000x1500Photo of the week #73 – This one owner from new, 1972 Marina Blue Beetle was offered for sale at the Stanford Hall VW show this year. From what I can recall the only thing non original is that it has been fitted with day-mouldings, self-coloured fibreglass wings. Not too bad for forty years of careful ownership!

Stanford Hall 2013

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On Sunday Alison and I made our way over Stanford Hall for this year’s annual show which is organised by the Leicestershire and Warwickshire Volkswagen Owners club. I usually take my beetle to display in the Historic VW line-up but, this year we decided to bring my Audi A3. Last year’s show was one of many which fell fowl of the appalling weather being postponed to later in the year. By the time we got to Stanford Hall, at about 10.30 am, the show was in full swing and looked to be busier than ever!

There were lots of great VWs for sale including some nice, early stock examples, along with the lowered and custom cars which are always in plentiful supply. One of several which caught our attention was a very straight and original split screen pick-up which was a fresh import from Ohio in the US.

The concourse area was packed with immaculate VWs of all kinds from early air-cooled models right through to recent vehicles including the Audi TT and New Beetle. The Splitscreen Van Club always have a huge presence at this show as they have their AGM the same weekend and then cruise to the show en mass. The Historic VW display was also impressive and seems to be getting better each year.

We left after lunch having enjoyed wondering around the show for most of the morning, in sunshine for a change!

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