So before it was time to head back, it was hard to not just have one more look around at the vast variety of vintage vehicles on display in the streets of Ninove, but this time these are some of the ones that were caught by my friend Ollie’s camera this time as we walked around, always nice to get a different perspective on things…
Take, for example, the evolution and development of the different noses on these two beautiful Karmann Ghia’s – one a stunning convertible, the other a ‘Razor Edge’ Karmann Ghia. Then there’s the subtly of the satin paint finish, red pinstripe and minimal detailing on this pressed bumper VW Ambulance really made it stand out.
It was great to see a wide spectrum of the vintage VW colour palette on display on the various Beetles that lined the streets of Ninove, rubbing shoulders (or should that be wheel arches!?) with more custom colour schemes
I’ve always had a soft spot for ragtop Beetles, and this ragtop Oval Beetle with its rear pop-out windows was very cool indeed!
However Ollie was rather smitten with this very sleek Porsche 356 Outlaw, the excuse being it would make a perfect daily driver to work!
I think if I were looking for a real ‘work’ vehicle, then, in my opinion, this tough-looking, original paint Crew Cab would be the perfect solution! Plenty of people carrying room upfront, yet a load bed at the back for any gear or equipment you might need, and then check out the hard-core, off-road rubber on the wheels, perfect!
The beautiful sunny weather of the afternoon in Ninove made it very hard to tear yourself away from the Freddy Files show, but unfortunately, it was time to begin our journey back home after a fantastic time in the town.
With the perfect driving weather all set, it was now time to fill the tanks and head back to the Le Shuttle and the Channel Tunnel in France. At this time on our return journey, we were not part of a larger cruise or convoy, and with the roads back to the coast being pretty clear, we made it back to the Channel Tunnel in good time without needing to stop.
So time for one last picture of our busses before we finally caught Le Shuttle home. It has to be said that both busses performed faultlessly, and were a real pleasure to drive, after all, this is what they are intended for! So take a bow, Ollie’s very cool, original paint bus, with its work in progress Westfalia interior and upgraded running gear and engine…
…and my more stock VW camper with its Canterbury Pitt interior, both made it there and back without a hitch!
Roll on Freddy Files Ninove, 2015…