Old Blue
2011-12-13T17:12:52Z
No bickering and nonsense please, no non-VW tittle-tattle, Rattletrap and non VW images such as fat ladies….

I don't want this thread spoilt :!:


Dad's list of VWs at VW Action back in the 1970s as said earlier;

1946 - LAL 23, D.Smith
1947 - JLT 420, Colbourne's Garages
1948 - 1948 VW, Jim Murray
1949 - TJJ 62, Rod Sleigh
1950 - 10 BXK, Tony Levy
1951 - SLH 16, D.Smith
1952 - MRT 308, J. Miller

Two other very interesting cars from Dad's listings;
1950 Hebmuller cabrio – Robin Arkle
1952 Papler Police car – Tom Dobson

The picture of the Papler he took looks to show that the car is on a later chassis though (has 4 bolt wheels)?

I've also found of Safer VW Motoring from the period, features MRT 308 on the cover, with a sign on the roof written 'First VW Built for the UK' In the write up, the 1952 RHD Beetle is owned by a John Miller who claims to also own the last Beetle built for the UK, a 1978 1200L, although its not silver?

Of all the 'original UK vintage VW enthusiasts' above, I wonder who if any today remain on the scene other than Jim Murray?
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GKL 7
2011-12-13T17:21:38Z
Old Blue wrote:


I've also found of Safer VW Motoring from the period




What date is on the cover?
zelensis61
2011-12-13T17:57:38Z
Old Blue wrote:



1950 Hebmuller cabrio – Robin Arkle
1952 Papler Police car – Tom Dobson

The picture of the Papler he took looks to show that the car is on a later chassis though (has 4 bolt wheels)?



Where is that heb now? any pictures to share. The papler went to Bob shail? So many questions again about hebs....it will never end in my mind.:shock:
ZELENSIS, coachbuilt body from the 50's on a vw platform made in Belgium. Peter the heb detective
GKL 7
2011-12-13T18:19:20Z
zelensis61 wrote:

Where is that heb now? any pictures to share.





It's the one in Northern Ireland,Peter.
rudolf hucker
2011-12-13T19:01:54Z
I have a picture of some of those cars at VW Action 77. It is posted on the 'your pre 67 picture of the day thread'.
rudolf hucker
2011-12-13T19:05:36Z
Rod Sleigh is still around and is the owner of VW Books. Often seen at the shows. John Miller still has VWs but has been a little shy of late.:wink:
rudolf hucker
2011-12-13T19:07:32Z
Some pics of the old days
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Sunroof53
2011-12-14T06:53:29Z
A few more pics from old shows .LMS must still be about?


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rudolf hucker
2011-12-14T09:26:26Z
Can you spot Jim Murray and Rod Sleigh in my photos?
rudolf hucker
2011-12-14T10:13:33Z
Who remembers this Stanford Hall? Mud!!
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RoRoVw
2011-12-14T13:18:36Z
Oh yes! I remember that one.
The split screen Canterbury Pitt in the second photo is still owned by the same person and is in regular use.
AW
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  • pre67vw Junkie
2011-12-14T17:21:26Z
Some where i have the remains of the VW Action Vidio that thay made in i think it was 1981 by Hand Made Films Arrrrrrrrrrr happy days :roll:


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Mike Peckham
2011-12-14T18:56:51Z
AW wrote:

Some where i have the remains of the VW Action Vidio that thay made in i think it was 1981 by Hand Made Films Arrrrrrrrrrr happy days :roll:


Andy W



I have a copy of that on DVD, funny thing is, I think I can see myself on it during the prize giving towards the end of the film. At least it was someone who was wearing a stripy jumper just like the one I had in 1981...

Happy days

Mike :thumbup:
July 1957 UK supplied RHD Oval. 1972 World Champion Beetle. 1978 UK supplied RHD 1303LS Cabriolet. 1973 UK supplied RHD 1303s.
rudolf hucker
2011-12-14T19:12:30Z
This car photo is at VW Action 76. The car was at Bad Camberg this year and still has the same owner!
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59 Ragtop
2011-12-16T13:50:09Z
That's a nice looking Oval in the previous Muddy Stanford Hall pic. Wonder if that's still around? Loved the early Action's at Stoneleigh, were fantastic events in my opinion. Such a huge showground, seemed to walk for miles around there when i was a kid...
AW
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  • pre67vw Junkie
2011-12-16T16:28:18Z
59 Ragtop wrote:

That's a nice looking Oval in the previous Muddy Stanford Hall pic. Wonder if that's still around? Loved the early Action's at Stoneleigh, were fantastic events in my opinion. Such a huge showground, seemed to walk for miles around there when i was a kid...





The camp site was amazing. We got in to the Rank Village with the Donkeys :lol: It was like a prison cell in the rooms. Can you remember all the discos that were on the Saturday night Happy days. We made it a rule every year we went in to the town Saturday evening to the Pizza Hut then back to the partys :thumbup: :thumbup:

The photos are from Action in the early 80s

The last photo is of an old pall with his kids at Action when we used to be Officials.


I can also remember setting off to Stanford Hall Saturday morning (when it was a two day show) and it was snowing :omg:



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rudolf hucker
2011-12-16T18:36:00Z
I have an entry form for Vw Actions 77, 78 and 79.

The entry prices were 77...75p 78...£1-25 79...£1-25

The camping pass was 77...£1 78...£1-50 79...£2-25

Concours d'Elegance entry was £1 for all years.

Cheques to Paul Harris..............who was at the Ivan Hirst meeting earlier this year.
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rudolf hucker
2011-12-16T18:45:23Z
59 Ragtop

I think that oval is in Ireland now.

Rudy
Mike Peckham
2011-12-16T19:01:01Z
I think this was the Historic VW club stand at Action '83. Anyone recognise the cars?
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July 1957 UK supplied RHD Oval. 1972 World Champion Beetle. 1978 UK supplied RHD 1303LS Cabriolet. 1973 UK supplied RHD 1303s.
Mike Peckham
2011-12-16T19:21:15Z
Martin Southwells' military styled split at Action '81?

Edit: Sorry, this was supposed to have a picture of Martin's car attached, but I haven't been able to shrink it down enough to upload yet. Watch this space...
July 1957 UK supplied RHD Oval. 1972 World Champion Beetle. 1978 UK supplied RHD 1303LS Cabriolet. 1973 UK supplied RHD 1303s.