Tagged: Unrestored

Lost in the fields

Arron Joslin took a weekend trip to check out some buses and came back with these photographs of Volkswagens that have been sitting for many many years. Here are just a few of my favourite photographs from Arron’s trip. You can view the rest on his website.

Rust in peace – Part 2

New South Wales, Australia

Peter Gibney is a photographer based in New South Wales, Australia. His website surfingart.com.au features a large collection of surf-lifestyle, coastal & VW images which are available as prints and digital stock images for commercial, advertising, editorial, corporate and design professionals. Peter has been lucky enough to visit a Volkswagen graveyard that very few people have explored. Hidden way off the beaten track, the location of this wonderful place will remain a mystery!

Peter writes “I located this lost VW grave after a conversation with an Irish backpacker at the Byron Bay markets. It took months to locate and many phone calls to get permission to visit and photograph the site.

When I finally arrived I was miles from the nearest town and there was absolutely no sign of  human habitation except for the sheds and the VW’s The only sound was the wind roaring across the tree tops and the wild life.  It felt as though I was in a scene from Mad Max.

I spent 3 hours exploring and took 100′s of photos. The photos below are only a sample of what was on offer. What an adventure, I hope the images give a sense of the VW’s final resting place.

I’ll be respecting the owners request for privacy and will not give out the location.”

Rust in peace – Part 1

New home

Photo of the week #23 – My 1955 Oval window beetle is now finally in its new home after 3 months in storage. It’s nice knowing it’s now safe and sound next door at last, the final bit of my move is complete.

BBT

BBT Limited, managed by Arlette van Dijck and Bob van Heyst, has a team of more than 20 enthusiasts – each with their own speciality. With a range of products dedicated to rear wheel drive air cooled Volkswagens and Transporters, BBT is one of the biggest companies in the world in the Vintage VW parts business.

With more than 300 suppliers and many more customers from Tokyo to Los Angeles, BBT delivers with their expanded network throughout the world. By visiting customers and suppliers and by attending meetings around the world, the company’s philosophy and passion stays true: to help the Volkswagen fans and/or users to find the desired parts in the quickest way and at the best price.

Visit BBT’s website..

Super Sixty

Brian O’Kelly from the Central Coast Chapter of the CA Vintage Volkswagen Club of America has recently posted on http://www.pre67vw.com about an amazing find…. “A friend of mine has recently extracted his grandfathers Bug from a barn in Orange County in Southern California. It has 48,000 original miles and was stored in the barn for 30+ years. It was parked in running condition when the grandfather could no longer drive. I have looked at the car and it appears to be very original. He has been doing a lot of cleaning, lubing and buffing. The motor has been started and runs nicely. I’d like to share this remarkable car with you.” After a lot of work buffing and cleaning. Yes, this is the same car! The front seat could be restitched Original Engine

The rear seat is excellent along with the dash wire cover and trunk liner

No rips or holes in the headliner, just a bit of staining

All four door panels look like this

The kind of dash we like to see in an old bug

Just a few small dings and dents, no bad rust

RCA Radio

 

A long way from home

Photo of the week #17 – I wonder how many VW campers have made the journey across the atlantic from America to England? It must be quite a few by now and if you trust the license plate, this deluxe bus with safari windows photographed at the British Volkswagen Festival in 2005 started its life on the roads of Texas.