Going form the available pictures in the ad on thesamba it looks like a converted “clino mobil” with sales flap.
Going form the available pictures in the ad on thesamba it looks like a converted “clino mobil” with sales flap.
Beter late then never eh! 🙂
Brighton Breeze, probably one of the best shows in the whole year.. Despite it being a 1 day show, over the years I’ve always come down on friday eve to enjoy the weekend as much as possible.
For some reason (probably being too tired 🙂 ) I’ve only taken pics of the cruise down and not a single one at the show itself.. I guess it’s that show where you meet so many people and sort of say goodbye until you meet again somewhere early next year.
All I can say is that I had a superb time again.. I missed out on the saturday eve but that was because I had to go home bound for the delivery of my new baby girl 😀
Anyway I’ll let the pics do the talking..
Meeting up with the usual suspects.
A quick burger for Fi and Chez and we’re off..
Bobby driving the extremely low (static) PG/SG.. This is one lovely bus!!
Mr Faux in his supersonic Canada Dry DD panel.. 🙂
The speed was rather boring for Scotty.. lol
Rapid rodent racing going strong
Some cool drive by shots!
Driving in to the sunset..
The sunset was an absolute beauty of moment to drive into..
A bit of lame show report I know but as said BB is much more then just buses parked on the madeira drive.. Thanks to the SSVC for putting down a very good show again and most importantly thanks to Mr Smart and team for making it so successful.. Well done!!
See you next year!
Picked up 2 more highroofs last weekend..
What an epic trip to get them both home, the build on the ’63 can finally start..
Stay tuned for the trip report soon!!
For all Factory Highroofs but all pre 67 buses are welcome too!!
Hope to see you in June!!
A bit of a late update on this show..
With good hopes we drove down to this show, I managed to convince the family as they gave a sunny forecast hence Lucy being due to give birth the same weekend .. !!!!
I’ve heard good things about this show so was looking forward to it but it didn’t last very long..
Yet again another show where you can see it’s all about money.. A lot of rubbish traders with the most un-usefull things and a mixed show and shine field ..
It’s such a shame that organisers don’t step up to create an air-cooled only event, having started a recent discussion on a well known VW forum I could hear a lot of similar frustrations and also a demand for aircooled only events!
I’ve plans to setup a few aircooled only shows so more info soon 🙂
Anyway, apart from the little frustration I was verry happy to meet with friends and soon there was a very nice Splitscreen corner on the show.. In the end it’s the company that makes the show !!!
Lowie the lolly dude 🙂 ready for a wander around..
It didn’t last very long and so he went through the bus to see what he could find to play with..
New trend maybe .. ?
The whole bus went upside down to the likes of myself.. errrmmm..
We arrived on saturday lunch time.. I think friday night was a good one .. 😉
Nice line up!
As is the Cool Flo gang.. They threw a wicked party on the saturday night, good times!!!
What a fantastic looking bus this is!!
Ludo, Ned’s dog, had bitten Lowie’s ball to pieces therefor Lowie received a cool trucker hat! Cheers Ned..
The program for the kids was very nice with some good storytelling and lot’s of activities around..
The show and shine field had all sorts of different cars to my frustration. However, some of the “vehicles” where well worth having a look at.
This airstream was in immaculate condition, a real beauty!!
The car on the right in this picture has some really nice accessories ..
De eyes of this viking had built in lights which I think is a cool feature at night.. 🙂
The black rims on this early mango bus are a good choice, they really pop!
Tim’s “total chick car” was present and looking good as always! The Fire bus looked mint!
The pinstriped Ghia done by seaside Neil is a work of art in itself!
There seems to be a trend for putting watercoolers on beetle pans.. this won’t go any lower! Great fun when you have too much time on your hands 😀
The tuxedo beetle.. ?
The dude and his bike! Soon it’ll be time for a real big boy’s bike without stabilisers..
Bagged OG paint splitty, one of my favorite colors.. Looked real nice.
Ned working on a new magazine these days ..
Good luck Ned! 😉
Ned’s wife Vic, did her last show with the air-cooled bouncy castles. Lowie got some extra time/fun until he knackered himself down.. 😀 Thx Vic!
The setup of this show is very nice but I’m just not a fan of seeing modern cars parked up next to our old classics.. a shame as this show has so much potential!!
Oh well until next time.. 🙂
Not much of a big post as I was mostly sorting out bits under the van that weekend despite having a great weekend with me buddies..
The SSVC vs the Early bay line up.. (moody sky included 🙂 )
The SSVC Line up in the morning, most likely the best Line up at the whole show.. 🙂
The privilege of owning a Highroof – center of attention.. lol
No idea how this happened 😉 but I was trying to get a good shot from the mini hippy split rather then a bumshot!
As mentioned above, a small post as I was mostly under the bus during the weekend trying to figure out why the performance of my brakes and steering have reduced..
(These are not my pictures, if the owner of these pictures would like me to remove them then please contact me)
I realised at Busfest that since my bus is on the road (april/may 2010) it has done approx 35k miles.. hence why it needs maintenance all the time.. at least it feels like that.
What a superb show!!
I spoke to the organiser at Bugjam and he convinced me this show was a really laidback one on a grass field near to Skegness. My buddy Scotty and his crew were heading out there as well so on friday we cruised up there..
The weather wasn’t great but it couldn’t beat us down except for us all to hiding in the buses..
The location is a nice country field with trees and so we found a great spot to park..
Mr James’s bus didn’t cooperate well and so he took his T? and made it after all.. a bit grumpy to start with 🙂
Alcohol does wonders.. and after a few I got trigger happy to the (dis) likes of Scotty .. 🙂
Jay’s superb Volksrod!
On saturday there was the rust and prime line up in the middle of the field with some nice cars!
The ususal suspects having a stroll..
Rikki’s old bus
Not sure where this belongs to tho.. ?
Went for a little wander around the field and spotted 2 more Highroofs. Yippi’s and Anthony’s!
Mr Weener Gypsy style!!
We had a few showers during the day and I forgot to take the Charcoal of the roof.. Even after setting fire to the BBQ with lots of fuel, we realised we needed something else to get it going.. Scotty had the brilliant idea to get 12v blower out and give the BBQ a little hand.. 😉
Saturday night was brilliant with a 1hr set from Visiontech beats.. oh yeah good stuff!!
Unfortunately we didn’t get much of a lie-in as Mr Jay was up early to get his shiny beast ready for the show and shine.. and lucky us he parked so close with his quiet Stinger!! (loud exhaust! 😉 )
Scotty said to have a go in the show and shine and strangely enough I followed him .. lol
I even won a prize ! God know’s for what but it was funny! 🙂
As the weather looked very promising I took the opportunity to open up the roof tent and let it air a bit.. it was quite popular! 🙂
Lovely cars in the line up!
I loved the interior of this Gia!!
This pictures shows the vibe of the show really well.. relax.. and chill.. 😀
The show finished sunday eve and we decided to stick around a bit in the area and went to a campsite in Skegness to have a nice warm shower!!
We were quite a sight at the campsite..
The next eve near the beach in Skeg..
The next morning Scotty and I continued a little trip on the coast line and came to a nice place right at the beach..
Happy times for sure!
Another fantastic weekend and good times with friends!!
Roll on 2014!!
A few weeks ago I went to Belgium and Amsterdam to see some friends..
Unfortunately it wasn’t without a hassle.. The day before I left I was driving towards a shop when all of a sudden Stella was acting weird.. when I turned of the music I could hear a loud rattling noise from the back so I quickly got out and noticed I ran flat on one side.. Luckily there was a very friendly chap who came over and asked me if I needed any help with finding a tyreshop.. A few minutes later I was in his car and another 15 mins later we found a place that had the right tyre size on the shelve.. but f*ck me these were expensive!!! Because of the heavy camber on the rear I took no risk and replaced the other side as well and Stella is now sporting some proper expensive TOYO tyres 🙂
The next day whilst driving on the M25 towards Dover my front screen exploded?!! Just like that with no warning or whatsoever .. BANG! The driver side glass had a million cracks.. Luckily I aimed for an earlier boat so I had time to do a little detour to B&Q for some perspex.. Because I kept driving, the wind kept pushing on the glass which then started to throw little chips off.. I had to pullover as I was covered in glass and a hole in the window made it rather dangerous..
So I then tried to get the glass out but because it was so brittle there was no way I was going to get it out properly.. I then came up with the brilliant idea .. Not (LOL) to use a pillow and push it all out..
Luckily most of the glass fell out of the bus but anyone who’s had a similar thing happened knows that it goes everywhere .. and when I say every where it’s all over the place.. Even now ( a few weeks later) I still find little pieces of glass on the cab mat..
Luckily B&Q sell’s perspex in various sizes and with the help of a stanley knife and some white duck tape I managed to do a quick but efficient repair.
I made the boat in time and once landed on the mainland I cruised a little further in the night until I was ready for bed..
After a short but deep sleep I got woken up by a bright blue sky 🙂 Time to open the doors and get the kettle on! Having a fully kitted out campervan makes a huge difference on mornings like these.. It’s all there, working and ready to enjoy.. HMmm coffee!!
Good times as usual at Bigone beach. Being treated like a king by Dennis and Annelien.. Thanks again guys!!
Went to see a friend in Amsterdam and oh man did we have a great time there 🙂
I’d been to Amsterdam a few times before but mostly visited the usual suspects 😉 and never went to explore the city. What a great city to live in, it’s nearly as cool as Antwerp 😛
After catching up with friends it was time to cruise back to the UK..
A late night boat meant sleeping in Dover and breakfast with a view !! 🙂
Once back the first job on the list was to sort out the safari window.
I drove down to Chris’s place and when I explained the window story he responded.. “hold on!, I’ve got one of those original safari windows .. I only got 1 and the frame is shot so you can have it”! Well that sure made my day!!
I couldn’t wait and started straight away. Those of you that have a classic (VW) car know that no job goes straight forward and only minutes after I started I ran into a small problem. My original safari’s had been repainted several times and I don’t think anyone has ever made the effort in taking them apart hence why the little screws on the side were covered in paint. Despite trying to remove all the paint and soak them in WD40 they didn’t gave a kick..
So then I called the help of Mr. welder 🙂
The method is simple, first make a few good tack welds on the head of the screw and then you put a little nut over it and weld it to the tack welds. I pored water over it to cool it rapidly so the connection (read as rust) between the screw and thread would brake..
Then carefully unscrew the nut and job done! That’s if all goes well! I was unfortunate that some screw’s broke halfway, fortunately I still managed to get the other half out by repeating the process on the other side.. (the frames were taken apart already)
The donor safari window! This came of another highroof which makes it a perfect replacement! It took quite some determination to get it see through again 😀
As I ran out of time, I didn’t replace the window straight away but instead treated the inside bottom with POR 15 and left it to dry..
It’s fixed now with a new seal! Thanks again Chris!!!
Happy days !