RoRoVw
2011-12-19T18:22:27Z
Yes, I was at Castle Ashby that weekend too and yes it was very hot.
pre67vw
2011-12-19T21:35:14Z
When did castle ashby end?
Rob Amos
Happiness is a stock VW
GKL 7
2011-12-19T22:29:53Z
1 year only, if i remember correctly Rob....Great location.
pre67vw
2011-12-19T22:41:21Z
GKL 7 wrote:

1 year only, if i remember correctly Rob....Great location.



I was there that year then! I would have been 15 :thumbup:
Rob Amos
Happiness is a stock VW
GKL 7
2011-12-19T22:44:01Z
pre67vw wrote:

I was there that year then!




Yes i know.It wasn't just Rudy i was ignoring:roll:
AW
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2011-12-19T23:47:45Z
Stanford Hall dont know the year but the owner is the man with his hands together. Any one recognise him ?



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rudolf hucker
2011-12-20T10:20:47Z
I don't remember his name but I think that he owned a very good condition oval in blue as well.
six-o-one
2011-12-20T10:49:04Z
pre67vw wrote:

I was there that year then! I would have been 15 :thumbup:



I went to a VW show at Castle Ashby too around '85.
I'm probably wrong but wasn't this the one which moved to Billing Aquadrome and became VW Expo?

:?:

rudolf hucker
2011-12-20T12:52:43Z
AW wrote:

Stanford Hall dont know the year but the owner is the man with his hands together. Any one recognise him ?



Andy W




Is his name Tony Broome???
RoRoVw
2011-12-20T14:57:38Z
rudolf hucker wrote:

Is his name Tony Broome???



Yes, and he still owns the Horizon Blue oval.
AW
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2011-12-20T15:11:51Z
I remember that name from the past :thumbup:





Andy W
GKL 7
2011-12-20T16:24:14Z
AW wrote:

I remember that name from the past :thumbup:





Andy W





Not far from you either Andy.

Matlock.
AW
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2011-12-20T21:17:13Z
----Matlock----- Well i never knew that thanks GKL 7 :thumbup:




Andy W
Old Blue
2011-12-21T14:33:00Z
Slight detour as my 'British Built Beetle' thread has been locked, and really, with respect to the site's owner, why - it just means that postings are disjointed and posters put off!

Anyway, it is interesting to note in the current Practical Classics magazine they have the familiar Morris Minor versus VW Beetle test. While they 'seemingly struggled' to find a good thing to say about the Beetle, the end result was a draw between the two cars. To solve this problem they awarded a winning point to the Minor because it is 'British'. Says a lot about the magazine and its reader ship.

I can say as the owner of both types, our 1968 Beetle Old Blue, is a more capable car in 21st century daily traffic, I can't say the same for our oval Beetle though, its been lowered and so is awful to ride in.:(
1956 VW Beetle, 1962 Morris Minor, 1968 VW Beetle (Old Blue), 1972 Morris Mini, 2005 MGTF

Blue, blue, Electric Blue, that's the colour of Old Blue!
Old Blue
2011-12-21T14:43:06Z
AW wrote:

Taken at Action many years ago Any one know the car or where it is now ???????????


Andy W


I am rather sure that this car was an oval put into military style. Sometime later it, as if by magic, became a split window.
1956 VW Beetle, 1962 Morris Minor, 1968 VW Beetle (Old Blue), 1972 Morris Mini, 2005 MGTF

Blue, blue, Electric Blue, that's the colour of Old Blue!
Rich Oakley
2011-12-21T15:02:52Z
Old Blue wrote:

I am rather sure that this car was an oval put into military style. Sometime later it, as if by magic, became a split window.



Yes, the car started life as a '55 Sunroof Oval.
47 Beetle, 56 UK Karmann Cabriolet, 56 UK Beetle, 57 UK Type 2, 59 UK Beetle, 66 UK Fastback.
Old Blue
2011-12-21T15:06:32Z
Rich Oakley wrote:

Yes, the car started life as a '55 Sunroof Oval.


Yep sure enough, it can be seen at an earlier Action in one of Dad's pictures. Through the windscreen there is no sight of a rear window dividing bar.
1956 VW Beetle, 1962 Morris Minor, 1968 VW Beetle (Old Blue), 1972 Morris Mini, 2005 MGTF

Blue, blue, Electric Blue, that's the colour of Old Blue!
Old Blue
2011-12-21T15:09:41Z
I wonder if some unfortunate person now has it thinking its the genuine thing.
1956 VW Beetle, 1962 Morris Minor, 1968 VW Beetle (Old Blue), 1972 Morris Mini, 2005 MGTF

Blue, blue, Electric Blue, that's the colour of Old Blue!
AW
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2011-12-21T16:12:21Z
Another from Stanford Hall from the early 90s i think


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rudolf hucker
2011-12-21T19:06:42Z
Stanford Hall again
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