A green bay window camper late 70's all Taiga green I think with white westie roof turned up around 2am and started to play VERY loud music right outside the tent on the field.
They were not British.
They must have woken people up and maybe the rest of the locals?!
We walked back to our guesthouse with Mr Bond around 2am and I am so relieved that his Rometsch left on the field was untouched.
I hate to post negative things about shows 😞
I think some of the problem is the entry system. We decided not to bring both our registered cars at the very last moment, but gave up the space to another stock 50 beetle that had only just been finished full restoration in time but had no booking. But I know many other people turned up in different vw's to those they had registered. They collected their registration bags ( very nice by the way :wink: ) and then stuck their window sticker pass on their vws.
At this point when they tried to gain entry onto the field in a Bay window/beige 60's westie/that yellow splitbus!!? :roll: They SHOULD have been turned away from parking on the show field!
356boy could have done this also in his 53 Porsche which was parked on the street, and he has also many wonderful other early vws, but he didnt.
The other 2 356's also in our group stayed parked up in the guesthouse all weekend and not taken anywhere near the field the whole time.
A place should have been found for that silver Heb somehow!
Dont get me wrong, I understand space was limited and I am not being a snob about these vehicles BUT just about everyone who attended the show in cars and on foot owns other types of old vws, I know most of us who use the pre53 forum here also have post57 beetles ( and also post67 vw's) and we love them just as much as the old ones, BUT these shows are NOT for these 'other' cars.
And we all know this.
My target was to finish my car for Camberg and now it is done I will take it only to War & Peace show and then Peppercorn this year.
At H.O. the organisation was amazing. But even then there was someone who broke the rules by entering a '67 bus' which turned out to be a 68 Bay! :roll: I dont care about model change exact dates, pre67 meant SPLIT not Bay! And they knew it. Why does it always seem to be fellow Brits who try to get around the rules for their own selfish use? :roll:
I think both the Lotterman and Grundmann teams are so honest and relaxed but it will be British who will bend the rules. It is so unfair on everyone and NOT in the spirit of these events.
I think the last H.O. was an indicator. If it stays 'pre67 buses' ( any type) I think it will be in danger from being over-run by uk buses as has happened to ALL of our uk shows now.
Dont get me wrong we have pre67 buses of our own and love them, but I think most European show promotors under-estimate just how many there are on uk roads now.
The pre55 bus rule is a very good one. But given the extra space in H.O. maybe pre-60 buses? (semaphore buses) and extra special bodies pre67 only, ie. laddertruck, wide bed pickups etc only with pre-approval by photo.
But, in defence of the modified British barndoors, it seems to be this very stong uk scene which is saving these buses, many of which the rest of the world do not want because they are so rusty.
Paul Wisk's restoration of his barndoor samba (which was on the field) will save many more dead rusty barndoors because he has shown that it CAN be done.
I think you will have a lot of fun at Bug In TeufelHeb.
Next time we see it, whatever guise the body appears in, we will expect its underside to be as shiny as George Lloyds Kab! :wink: :shock: 😃 [/i]
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"it'll wreck the patina you haven't worked so hard to create" - 50Karmann