The Ben Pon Barndoor meeting was a hit!!

One of the best shows we’re attended recently… it was nice to see that most visitors came here to see cars and chat Volkswagen language, not only for party and beer!

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We left BBT HQ with about 25 cars saturday morning

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Over 100 Barndoor buses (that’s buses build prior to april 1955) gathered in the city of Amersfoort, on the old rail way station where Ben Pon embarked the first Volkswagen he bought in Germany in the late forties!

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You really could pick your color… but the most famous bus must be this one, restored 33 years ago by Heinz Willi Lottermann, the founder of the Bad Camberg Vintage Volkswagen shows.

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Further more there was about barndoors in ANY condition… nice restored or cool patina, choices where yours!

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This barn(door) had a lot of horse(power) under the roof….:)

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We like them so much!

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We showed of the oldest known Belgian delivered Bus (build 08 jan 1951)

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David still likes Coca Cola!!

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Amazing story behind this bus, if you see the pictures of how they found it You would not believe this result!

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The amazing cool Greek 23 window, I love the signwriting!

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Lots of old friends everywhere… good to see You Filip!

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And more cool vintage VW steel!

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Also our 54 was present with “BOBBYCAR” on the roofrack!

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Fre and friends of “The Range” swapped all weekend long!

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Nice display of Tempo Matadors!! Where ever did You see three in a row???

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David and Goliath!!

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Ruud showed off “HIS” hebmuller! cool color combo!

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Kubelwagens, or whatever, everything was there to be seen!!

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Not only barndoors, also many cool later buses… Dieter brought out its ubercool Flandria Pick up!

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or what about this crazy cool double cab with full length roofrack?

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Saturday went by way to fast… and before I knew I was taking pictures on Sunday morning… Dawn was beautiful!

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The BBT camp early morning….

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Everybody woke up… Edwin “the Seppe” peeped out of his T5 star hotel

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The buses from the swamps!! Absolutely my two favourites of the entire weekend!! Florian and Pierre, you guys did a crazy job!! Congratulations!

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Always and everywhere… always good to see Stefan’s lowered High roof, You know it’s a good spot!

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The early morning only showed barndoors that slept in the barndoor lot…:) in an hour from now the place was packed again… also Sunday there was over 100 barndoors on display!

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Sunday morning around 11.000 o clock I was asked to give a demonstration with the BBT Schwimmwagen, time to take some friends in the water…

Here with Maurice and Angel

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Or with Niels and family!!

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Paul Wisk brought out his schwimmer as well so we both took people…. here with BBT Pascal,  Annelies and Steven in mine,  and David and Bart aboard of Paul’s,

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There’s only one more thing more fun as a schwimmwagen…. that’s two schwimmwagens…:)

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Time to say bye to Xavi and Massimo and Pinnochio crew from Spain… they faced a long road back… safe travels buddies!

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David and Dirk did the grill all weekend long… wowh, we’ve been pampered! Thanks guys…

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Good food draws full tables… the BBT camp was a home base for many!…

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what a show… and next week we go to the Dutch split window day… tell me why i like the month of may so much!


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