Water and air-cooled VW’s can mix

Vantastic 2019 – Hastings local VW show

Vantastic is back again for 2019

After the success of last years Vantastic VW show event, it was that time of the year again for Vantastic 2019.

A cocktail bar in a bus, what’s not to like?
A cocktail bar in a bus, what’s not to like?

It’s always good to support your local car show, and as the show happens on my doorstep, there’s literally no excuse. It’s the only VW car show I know where I can literally walk around the corner to it carrying my own mug of tea, it’s that close!

Always good to see a good mix of VW’s at a show
Always good to see a good mix of VW’s at a show

The show is put on by a local charity that supports Autism, so hopefully, the event with the draw of classic VW campers will help raise money to support their work. It’s a good cause that’s worth supporting.

Nice original aged velvet green paint bus with contrasting bling
Nice original aged velvet green paint bus with contrasting bling

Once again there was a good turn out of vehicles and people who came to the show for a mixture of live music, some good food and of course, to see the various VW’s in attendance.

Air and water do mix

This year seemed a few more water-cooled rather than air-cooled VW’s, but I guess this is happening more and more at various shows?

Water and air-cooled VW’s can mix
Water and air-cooled VW’s can mix

That said, it was good to see a mix. Life would be boring if it was all the same.

Loved this raised off-roading Westy camper
Loved this raised off-roading Westy camper

Lorna really loved this super cool South African built, Jurgen’s Autovilla camper. A really compact little camper that you could stand up in. This type of conversion reminded me of the bigger Karmann Gypsy conversions seen on later T25’s or T4’s?

Fantastic Jurgen's Autovilla compact camper/Motorhome
Fantastic Jurgen’s Autovilla compact camper/Motorhome

Great to see that it’s interior was still largely intact and original, it really looked amazing. Very retro-chic!

The Jurgen’s Autovilla interior looked amazing
The Jurgen’s Autovilla interior looked amazing

All in all, it was a fun day out, and even the late afternoon drizzle didn’t dampen the enjoyment. Thanks to all who were involved in putting on the event! 🙂

 

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