Meetings

Showrport; Hoeilaart, near Brussels…

On the 1 st of May its not only a good show in germany, but we also have a cool and smaller but never the less a very cool show in Hoeilaart near Brussels…

BBT Arlette and Werner steered their 55 oval window ragtop that direction last Tuesday… Here’s their picture impressions!

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Super nice location!

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The Ghia convertible from our customer Mr Spanjaers… crazy cool car, with 2;0 litre engine with Nikasil liners and Porsche 5 speed gearbox… made by BBT a mere 20 years ago!

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Showstopper; 1st of May in Hannover Germany

Like every year yesterday we did our pilgrimage to Hannover for our yearly visit to the Maikäfertreffen as they call it in German language…

Here some impressions!

Loads of vanagons showed up, it’s a real BIG thing in Germany in the Vw scene!

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Everybody came for camping and party!

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Swapping parts is a major part of it! always cool stuff for sale!

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and beautiful cars… tons of beautiful cars!

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How You gonna transport your beer tonight?

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and more cool cars…

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Relatief is cool… Tief means lower in German, got it?

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The coolest flyer out of the pack, guaranteed!!

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Overview, as far as the eye can see! About 2500 cars showing up… every year!!

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with huge line ups from everything nice!

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It was good to see Ziggy’s Rometsch again…

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I thought this was cool, but couldn’t figure out what it was…

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a real cool GTV beetle;;; looked nice!

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and a beautiful SP2!

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sleeping in my car…..

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Rows “ohne ende”…

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Hippies are welcome too!

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Yes I do love low lights!!

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a not so happy half burned out Thing….:(

but they made it back into a driver… what is real cool!

 

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where’s the dunes?

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Real stuff… after all we’re in Germany, right?

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Here’s the half burned thing again…:)

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Low and late Type 3, they always gives me a small electric shock!

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and another extreme cool low light Ghia…. yammie!

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Publicity for the Volkswagen curry worst! A real sausage with a real VW part nr! Made in Wolfsburg factory!

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This is what it was as found…

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and this is the re incarnation!

now how cool is that!!! The guy who made this calls Stefan and he’s really skilled! The form to make the plexi again on its own was already 13.000 euro it seems, just one word… AMAZING!!

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Ok, I stay a couple of more days in Germany, so maybe I write You again… who knows! …..

Peppercorn VW show, many years ago…

Peppercorn was a cool VW show just over the channel in Kent UK… it was put on by real old school VW enthusiast and we loved to jump over and participate, we visited that show frequently! Fond memories!!

I drove over my beige 51 “perfect” split… that car is almost 20 years in Japan now!

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This was the edition we traveled with Robert, Jose and Geert Mommen… what a fun weekend it was, we had a ball! Sadly Robert is no longer…:(

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Trying out the new bike I brought over…:)

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Keith Seume checking on the 51 split… made a nice feature back then!

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This was a year later, the year I traveled alone, but had a great ball with my German friend Jorn Eckermann and also the year I came very close friend with Jimmy from Brussels… good times!.

Yes its still the same schwimmwagen I own today…

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Happy weekend and keep’on dreaming of those long gone days… go through pictures and recall memories… that’s why pictures exist anyway!

2nd European Barndoor Gathering, The Ben Pon show is coming up!!

The second Barndoor gathering is coming up!

If you brought a barndoor to the first, its time to take two at the second show, right??? Exactly what we gonna do…

Meet us at the second edition of this wonderful event! and mark your agenda’s, if You live to far away, make sure You book your airline tickets and especially….

Don’t miss out!