Off to Brighton
I’ve been busy with a work project recently, so not had much time to get out and about in my camper. Good thing that Brighton Breeze is happening, great excuse to get out and go for a drive!
The weekend forecast was ‘mixed’, but a camper is for life, not just sunny days. So I grabbed some bits for the day and hit the road, Brighton here we come…
Brilliant Buttys Bits
From Hastings, it’s about an hour drive over, so although there was some light rain as I set off, being by the coast I’m sure it would soon pass. Driving in the rain made me appreciate my earlier wiper mechanism upgrades with Buttys Bits 12v twin speed/self-park motor. It totally transforms the basic wiper action and is so quiet in operation. Something that maybe only other VW split screen bus drivers with original setups would understand and appreciate! 😉
Sure enough, by the time I arrived in Brighton, the light rain had stopped. It was still overcast, but at least it was dry, so great timing on my part! 🙂 Time to park up an’ take a wander around and see what catches my eye…
Mods and Rockers
The show seemed a little quieter than my previous visits, probably due in part to the weather forecast? But good to see there were those that were committed to turning up regardless of the weather, especially if they were coming from further afield in Europe or even other further-flung parts of the UK!
There did not seem as many split-screen buses this year as I remembered which is a shame. Still, it’s always nice to see the variety of Aircooled VW’s that were in attendance. There’s also the ever-increasing number of water-cooled cars and buses, but I guess that’s just the way of things in more ‘open’ VW shows?
Some committed campers brought extra storage in the form of a retro design teardrop style tiny caravan. An ingenious use of all available space made this a very neat little accessory!
Lots of variety as usual on display. Liked the cool, contemporary colour combo of this sunroof 11 window bus. It looked great with the contrasting matt black details and shiny grey body paint.
Brighton Breeze is not all just about buses and campers. This super sharp-looking type 34 Karmann Ghia ‘Razorback’ really caught the eye!
Its styling and lines really are a work of art, beautiful looking car! 🙂
Polished aluminium window surrounds and satin gold wheels on this dove blue bus really made it subtle stand out kind of bus. It really is all about the details!
Loved the battered and scared number plate on this deluxe Samba, definitely not a trailer queen!
Check out the registration plate detail on this Herbie style bug, great attention to detail! I do love a ragtop Beetle! 🙂
It was great to see some buses that previously I’d only ever seen online. In the metal, they were even better. The patina perfection of these battered survivor buses with their signwriting was amazing! 🙂 Time to put the kettle on for a cuppa with my friend Gez who I met up with at the show. Always good to have a tea and watch the world go by before round two of begins of checking out the various vehicles on display…
Tiring work looking at classic cars! Time to put the kettle on for a cuppa with my friend Gez who I met up with at the show. Always good to have a tea and watch the world go by before embarking on round two of checking out the various vehicles on display…
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Hi – love your pictures, just thought I’d let you know that Herbie style Beetle is the original one from the first film! Luke from Terry’s Beetle Services is lucky enough to own it, and the correct UK reg plate…
How cool is that! 🙂 Thanks for letting me know, it was an amazing looking ragtop bug, but the history makes it even more special!