Woke up early to a perfect clear blue sky, looks like it’s going to be great weather for the main Freddy Files show in the centre of Ninove today! So after a quick breakfast, it was time to follow some of our VW neighbours who had parked near us on the street, and head into the main town centre to get a prime location to park our campers in. As soon as you started getting closer to the centre of town, you became aware of the sheer number of vintage VW’s both ahead and behind you on the roads – up to this point, I had not realised just how popular the day’s event was going to be!
Fortunately we were fairly close to the front of the queues to get in, and were soon directed to our allocated parking area in the sun (the whole show was really well organised from start to finish!). So once parked up, it was time to grab some coffee and croissant to go and start exploring the streets of Ninove…
It was amazing to just walk around the main and back streets of Ninove and see all available spaces taken over by such a wide range of vintage cars and buses, there were quite literally thousands of different vintage vehicles that poured into the city centre for the show, and the town really seemed to embrace the vintage invasion, as it was packed with families and automotive fans alike!
Plenty to grab your attention as you wandered around the streets, I particularly liked this very straight and solid Dove Blue Crew Cab with its cyclops light and stroker 1776cc engine, very nice indeed!
Then there was this battered but beautiful Mouse Grey and white Westfalia sub hatch camper which was an amazing looking camper in its original paint and battle scars…
…and was complete with its Westfalia camping interior, very nice indeed!
Then as a contrast, there was this very nicely restored early, pressed bumper, semaphore Palm Green over Sand Green microbus still with its microbus interior looking like it had just rolled off the original VW production line!
The show was not just limited to Volkswagens (which was nice), and I came across this fantastic little Flandria motorbike!
There was also a fair amount of quality Porsche 356’s, 911’s and 912’s parked around the streets on Ninove as well.
The cars and bikes just kept on pouring into the town centre all morning, so when you thought you had done it all, a whole new selection of voltage vehicles rolled up and added to the mix on the streets!
Time for a Belgian waffle and a bit of a break I think!