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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 ...


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



beautiful Barndoor bus with Westfalia Mosaik interior… simply stunning!
This year as I was wandering around admiring the various vintage buses on display at Brighton Breeze, I was struck by the number of different roof top conversions there were. Having the ability to stand up and move around inside, or […]

some beautiful buses at Brighton Breeze (part 2)


stunning Type 34 Razor Edge or ‘Der Große Karmann’ (the big Karmann)
With my bus on axle stands at Resto Classics whilst I help with protecting the underside, I wasn’t able to get to this years Split Screen Van Club organised Brighton Breeze event, but fortunately I was able to catch a lift over with […]

the big bus invasion – Brighton Breeze 2016 ...


meeting the relatives… a nice RHD Porsche 911
First up, a very Happy New Year to you all! 2016 is upon us and I for one am looking forward to it being a great one! 2015 has been quite an eventful year for me to say the least, so I thought […]

a year in the life of my vintage ...



Happier times on my road trip in France
It’s been a very long and painful 6 weeks since the fire brought an abrupt end to my 2015 european road trip, and with spring now slowly turning to summer, I really do miss being out and about in my vintage […]

some things can never be replaced, so maybe ...


enamel painting by Le Corbusier on the main entrance door
I was just going through some of the saved photos that were fortunately backed up onto my iPhone before the fire destroyed my vintage VW Canterbury Pitt camper. It seemed odd that these pictures and memories were not going to make […]

get me to the church on time!


distressed vintage Porsche Club of America Badge
One of the great things about Ninove is that it’s a show that seems to evolve and change as you walk around the town as different cars join in and park up in the streets. So here a few more […]

more incidental and detail photos from Ninove 2015