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Stephane Bar

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Some interesting VW related photos from Stephane Bar, a professional photographer based in France who specialises in BMX photography.

Stephane trained as a photographer for 2 years at SEPR in Lyon through which he discovered different shooting and image processing techniques. This vocational training has allowed him to explore other worlds and develop some diversity in the services that he can now offer including: weddings, studio shots, pack-shots, portraits and advertising.

“It is the sport of BMX has given me the desire to capture and keep preciously unique moments, and then have the opportunity to share. This sport has the advantage of bringing together diverse disciplines whose figures have their own specificity. The Street – pretty rough around the edges, offers feats that impress the eye with the height that some riders can reach and by the unusual places where they can be exercised.”

You can view more of Stephane’s excellent work at http://stephanebarphotos.tumblr.com

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Two-tone ’72

IMG_6977_666x999Photo of the week #58 – Another shot from the Vintage Stony classic car show taken during the morning of new year’s day. A 1972 Beetle which was one of only two VW beetles that were on display in the town, among a sea of other marques.

New year’s day at Vintage Stony

IMG_7000_999x999After the miserable weather we had in the UK for most of 2012, 2013 started with a bright sunny day! So I headed over to Stony Stratford for the new years day classic car gathering. I went last year and the turn-out was a little disappointing but given the weather was as expected. What a contrast this year. The sunshine brought out the classics in their hundred and by midday the town was completely packed with old cars!

A distinct lack of VWs though! Just a couple of split screen campers, one bay window and two beetles. I will definitely make more of an effort to take my beetle to the next Vintage Stony meeting in the summer.

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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

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