Oval and splitwindow day, small report…

Yesterday we enjoyed a very traditional classic Volkswagen show in Holland… it was cool as always and weather was marvelous, till it overcast and start raining late afternoon… that was the bell to go home…:)

Splits, in all colors and versions… If You like splits, this was heaven!!

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Cool cat of the show and yours truly favourite was this maintained but unrestored March 1949 split… 1 family owner! This baby drew attention all day long!

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2 Kubelwagens attented as well…

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Who told You an Enzmann is an extremely rare car??? They had 3 on display!

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And a cool Tempo Matador too

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More coachbuilds…

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Cool and rare Beutler… Made in Suisse….

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BBT’s Denzel came out (that was long ago) and two crazy cool Dannenhauer & Stauss…

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Or, if you preferred, Frankie brought a real rare Devin!

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And to close the line of the coachbuild beauties we spotted these trio of Denzel ‘Beeskow “banana’s”…

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Next row was Hebmullers… no less than 4 on display….

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And the BBT 52 convertible was the only Pre53 Karmann Convertible…

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Belgian Godfather of VW collector Jacques Mertens celebrated his 70th Birthday at the show…. and the organisers recognised it fully making this life time big wall frame for Jacques…

After 53 years into Volkswagen Jacques is still an avid enthusiast with 2 1948 splits and a super rare Porsche 356 Gmund SL!

Happy birthday Jacques, and thanks for the time to take a picture with us before your wall frame!!

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also the oval and square window row was almost endless… so many cars!

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What a show, we attend every year, and it only get’s better… not for party or beer, just to enjoy, lay back and talk splits… it’s not BIG, it’s not Small, it’s the size it has to be to be a good one… we love it and next year is already bookmarked in our agenda’s…

Out of the old box… a couple of shows we attendet in the previous century!

Yes we drive to VW shows for a while now!! last century, even before Europe was united we drove all over the place to visit certain shows… I don’t recall the years anymore but here’s a few show pictures from an era long time gone…

With my Black 53 ragtop  at a show in Cecina Mare Italy, looooong time ago!!

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wowh, I used to have long hair… with the limo bus in Zemst Belgium…

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Even longer ago, in Antwerp, very small show, but we brought out a real cool oval window ragtop we imported from California back then! Half on the trailer was a cool green split window….

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Same oval was showed off at the Antwerp Classic salon… I still had hair, and Gunter had hair too!…

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With my beige perfect restored split at le Bug show on the race track of Spa Francorchamps… that car was close to perfect… I sold it over 15 years ago maybe even 20 years ago to Japan…

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With a bunch of friends and the BBT Limo to the south of France, Super VW nationals in Lege Cap Ferret!

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and finally with my trusty worker from back then Dave at a small VW event in hometown Antwerp, at the docks of the port long before they made  Antwerp a low emission zone….

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Nice to see old pictures… always good memories!!

Oval and splitwindow day tomorrow, will we see each other??

Tomorrow we will attend Oval and splitwindow day in Wilnis Holland, supper cool event with pure cars and layback lifestyle!!

We will be there with several cars, time to get your old lady out of the garage and join! We leave at BBT at 08.30hr sharp!


See you there!!


Friday Product Update

Some companies talk, some companies do!! BBT invested and researched for a better head, at least equal or even better as an original VW head!

When we say that we try to avoid China reproduction only made for money we DO avoid Chinese quality where we can, here’s another proof of that with our ultimate, best of the best aftermarket head for your aircooled VW money can buy today!!

We learned a lot from all customers feedback on the previous Auto Linea head, we made our homework well! We brought our notes to the manufacturers drawing boards , and they made a complete new set of high quality tooling! With many communications and strict follow-up…

Once ready we tested several pre production units with amazing results! So now we sell them for a while without ANY complaint! Time to buy yours?

1720 New cylinder head, bare, dual port, Combustion chamber: 51ml (3.11 CI)

But we do more. We assemble the bare Auto Linea head with extreme high quality valves Made In Switzerland (yes that little country known for its immaculate top mechanical watch productions!) High quality valve springs, clips and retainers. We provide this assembly in Belgium for total quality control on labour and parts used!

1721 New cylinder head, dual port, complete, Combustion chamber: 51ml (3.11 CI)

Tell me what you didn’t like on those pictures!! What a head!! We’re so proud!!

Priced super competitive to sell!!

Buy from companies who love your Volkswagens and the quality parts they provide just like you do!! The owner of Auto Linea is a real Volkswagen aficionado… producing more Mercedes-Benz truck engine blocks as Mercedes-Benz themselves. In South America they can’t by no means be called a small company. The effort Mr Hübner made to bring us these new heads was immense, and with this we like to thank him so much for all the efforts he made for us and the whole VW community!!!

BBT is the proud main distributor for Auto Linea products for your Volkswagen for entire Europe, Asia and Australia, all inquiries we love to receive on info@BBT4vw.com

The BBT FPU team wishes you a wonderful weekend!

Another happy BBT customer

Robert from Claremont California USA is uber happy with his ex Belgian cool 1952 split… this car runs super happy with the necessary and correct BBT parts…


(very) old Belgian license plate looks good!