Road Trips


perfect weather to be using the Fabrik Interiors cargo door canopy
As the decent weather continues, it’s good to crack on and get some more of the interior panels in place, plus once they’re in, the table and a few little extras can also be fitted. It’s almost like there is […]

the end in sight, Hessisch beckons…   Recently updated !



Fabrik Interiors striped door canopy
Nothing like the thought of getting ready for the forthcoming Hessisch Oldendorf show in Germany to get me motivated… so no pressure there then! That said, it’s helped me focus on getting a few of my ‘back burner’ jobs sorted […]

nearly Hessisch Oldendorf time… no pressure there then!



does it get any cooler than this split window ragtop bug and Westfalia trailer combo
Getting up early and grabbing a prime parking spot in Ninove for the day certainly pays off when you can bask in the afternoon sunshine and watch the air cooled world pass you by over a spot of lunch… when I […]

Ninove… it’s been a blast


pick a colour, any colour you like…
Well, the main day of the weekend had finally arrived, an it looks like it’s going to be another bright and sunny Freddy Files, perfect weather with sunshine and 20º+ temp, good weather really helps make the weekend 🙂 Having got […]

this is how we roll in Ninove…


original, survivor, weathered, textured, rusty or patina?
Ollie and Gez’s journey by train on the Eurotunnel wasn’t so quick in the end. Unfortunately they got delayed so didn’t rock up till 1.20am in the morning! I had long since hit the sack for some shut-eye. So it […]

an’ then there were two – the road ...



twilight in the middle of the English Channel
Well, I finally got my act together an sorted everything out for Freddy Files 2017, looks like the road trip to Ninove is on! Unfortunately I couldn’t make it last year, so I’m really looking forward to this one. Planning to […]

a road trip that begins with a ferry ...


camping out in France on the way to Ninove 2015
Regular followers of vdubxs will remember a while ago I upgraded my windscreen wiper motor with one of Buttys Bits 12v wiper units. It’s an awesome and highly recommended upgrade! You get the advantage of having a brand new 12v motor, […]

all change… road trip to Ninove is back ...


happy to be out an’ about on a grey rainy day
February is a busy old month for us. We both have birthdays, plus it’s also our wedding anniversary as well, and this year was our 25th – I’m lucky to be married to such an amazing lady! Not the normal sort […]

busy month, but work in progress



always good to get out an about in the bus
You know what’s good about having a few targets? It gives me some kind of focused motivation to get things done! Well one of my targets is now set and booked! This year I wanted to get my act together an book a […]

time for some new memory making moments…


attracted a VW bus buddy on this mornings cold start
Funny how sometimes you can look back on a year and think you’ve not done a lot. As 2016 morphed into 2017, I was beginning to think exactly that. It was only when I started to put a small nine […]

change is inevitable… change is constant


1955 VW Panelvan rescued from the depths of a forest
If you’re going to rescue a VW 1955 panelvan from the depths of a forest, then undoubtedly this is how to do it! Apparently it was left abandoned, deep in a forest valley in the French alps for at least 40 years! It was […]

if you’re going to rescue a VW 1955 ...