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10 years ago
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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10 years ago
Old Blue wrote:

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

What date is on the cover?

zelensis61
10 years ago
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

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10 years ago
zelensis61 wrote:

Where is that heb now? any pictures to share.

It's the one in Northern Ireland,Peter.

rudolf hucker
10 years ago
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
10 years ago
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
10 years ago
Some pics of the old days  old vw pics 025.JPG You have insufficient rights to see the content.  old vw pics 021.JPG You have insufficient rights to see the content.  old vw pics 026.JPG You have insufficient rights to see the content.
Sunroof53
10 years ago
A few more pics from old shows .LMS must still be about?

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rudolf hucker
10 years ago
Can you spot Jim Murray and Rod Sleigh in my photos?
rudolf hucker
10 years ago
Who remembers this Stanford Hall? Mud!!  old vw pics 043.JPG You have insufficient rights to see the content.  old vw pics 044.JPG You have insufficient rights to see the content.
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10 years ago
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.

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10 years ago
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

Mike Peckham
10 years ago
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:


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rudolf hucker
10 years ago
This car photo is at VW Action 76. The car was at Bad Camberg this year and still has the same owner!  old vw pics 020.JPG You have insufficient rights to see the content.
59 Ragtop
10 years ago
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...
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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
10 years ago
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.  old vw pics 2 003.JPG You have insufficient rights to see the content.

rudolf hucker
10 years ago
59 Ragtop

I think that oval is in Ireland now.

Rudy

Mike Peckham
10 years ago
I think this was the Historic VW club stand at Action '83. Anyone recognise the cars?  Action 83 1 (low res).jpg You have insufficient rights to see the content.
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Mike Peckham
10 years ago
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...


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