Sunday, 11 July 2010

Addicted To Dub


What a fabulous weekend! With glorious sunshine, great company, live music, Brothers English pear cider and vintage vehicles a-plenty could life get much better?


Here's a few snaps of our weekend at CamperJam. Apologies for the VW nerdiness. Normal service will be resumed tomorrow.


The vintage VW emergency vehicle display.

 1956 VW split panel ambulance used by a Finnish mental hospital until 1980. How scary is the authentic interior?


No jackets required all weekend.

One of my favourite vans, a rare VW high top, one of only 50 left in the world. A controversial choice but I adore the rat look.

I love peeking at other campervan interiors, some folk really go to town on keeping their van true to the original year of manufacture.


How gorgeous is the paint job on this Californian Beetle?


Home is where you park it. Gilbert complete with his awning and my hand-made bunting. Sadly it'll probably be his last CamperJam, our latest restoration project should be finished in the next couple of months. Anyone fancy buying a 1980 Aircooled VW T25?

A beautiful buttercup Karmann Ghia, swoon!

My gingham frock was much admired by the VW community.



I do hope that good weekend has been had by all. It's an evening of World Cup Final action for us accompanied by pizza and the last of the rose wine after I've caught up with my favourite bloggers.

29 comments:

  1. I trawled ebay and the car mags for an affordable VW van when I was doing my driving lessons but I didn't pass so the dream was crushed. I still can't drive but one day I will own one of these babies. I love them so much! x

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  2. Dear Vix,
    You guys certainly had the weather for it this weekend!
    Looks like you had a wonderful time.
    How bizarre is that Finnish mental hospital vehicle; maybe it's just me but I'd find it pretty suspect if someone said 'Hey, come & see what I've got in my garage'...it's just too creepy.
    I'd love to have a Gilbert to take me to all the wonderful places dotted around this remarkable isle that we are blessed to inhabit but it just wouldn't be very practical as I can't drive & London is also a complete arse when it comes to parking.
    I’m sure he will make someone very happy indeed :)
    …xXx

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  3. Awesome paint job on that Beetle. Makes my '08 Polo look tame. But even my Polo (white) turns heads. Weird.

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  4. Um yes I am very interested in buying Gilbert! what a beaut he is! Andy has been buying Volks World for months. It's our next buy. :)

    Lovely pics and what beautiful weather you had for it.

    X x

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  5. Oooh, swoonarama! We didn't make it this time. Saving up my swooning for VanFest. I would kill for that Karmann. Joe has been under our T2 all day again. So no Camper Jam for us. Glad you had a great time. Hopefully we can meet up for a cider or two at one of the festies. xxx

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  6. Hi Vix, so glad you had a great weekend xxx

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  7. Wow - I dream of one day owning one of those bad boys, they are so cool. I'll keep you posted about the car show, I'm sure it's in September. x

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  8. That looks a great event - something me & the boys would love.

    I'd love a camper but the bank balance says no :(

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  9. So so nice ! I adore !
    And I'm just in love with your dress !

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  10. So much fun. I would LOVE to have VW camper van. I'm afraid though the shipping would be way too much on yours!

    And the belt with that dress is perfect!

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  11. I am not much in to cars, but you made the vans look cool, especially love the long check dress, you look very cute in the sun. x

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  12. Oooo,G and I have just enjoyed some VW nerdiness,drooling over the Kombi's for the last 10mins!!!Quite keen on the Safari windows!And we love Gilbert's awning-we need to get one for our old girl.What fun!I'd love to go to a weekend like that!There is VW club here,we really should join it!We just aren't real joiners,generally,but I think it would be worthwhile joining this club
    You and Jon look tres sexy in that first shot!!!
    And you,my darling,look just uber sexy full stop!I bet you're gingham wasn't all that was being admired!
    LOVE Helga!XXX
    PS-I can fall alseep anywhere,anytime-just didn't know I could do it standing up!xxx

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  13. it looks like you had a fantastic time, i'm very jealous! x

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  14. looks like you had a fab time, I love you in the pink halter neck dress. You and your other half look like a really happy couple :) x

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  15. Love the gingham, Vix! That looks like sooo much fun, I love the Karmann Ghia the most! Glad you had a ball! XO!

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  16. What a fun time! The emergency VW look so cool, I never would have none they existed.

    Your gingham maxi looks wonderful on you. x

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  17. What an awesome weekend. While you had no jumper this weekend I had trackies and jumper one :(

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  18. Brings back some good memories, lol.

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  19. oooh it all sounds wonderful!!!! and you my gorgeousness are simply divine in that gingham dress!! I LOVE it!
    ...hmm... how about a close-up of the finger candy?? that knuckle ring looks rather delicious.

    I love Karmann Ghia's too!! I want a hot pink one with white leather interior! One day I will restore one, very hard to find in Sydney.

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  20. how much fun is this!?! you look adorable! my sis-in-law is fixing up her mom's old karmann ghia. it runs now, but it still needs A LOT of work. it's the coolest thing ever!!!

    http://laurenlanzaosias.blogspot.com

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  21. Aw it looked fantastic, i've always fancied a VW camper! Love your outfits especially the orange print maxi, beautiful!!


    xxx

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  22. those r some insane vintage wheels!! love them!!!

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  23. Cool vintage VW pictures!
    I have a VW red beetle which I love to death.
    I have a feeling that I'll always drive a VW, they are just the perfect cars!

    On another note, I love your dress,too! You look stunning in it.

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  24. Gingham maxi dress + vintage VWs = perfect combination, Vix!

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  25. What a cool event, looks fun. xx
    http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

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  26. I want a classic VW! Loving your festival looks!

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  27. seriosuly those VW's look so much fun... how exciting! and your gingham maxi is so beautiful:) yes yes, world cup finals rocked!!!

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  28. I'm not surprosed that dress was admired - its gorgeous!!

    Love looking at all the old campers!!

    Sal xXx

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  29. How fantastic, it looks like so much fun! I'd so love to buy Gilbert - my next vehicle will hopefully be some kind of camper as I don't drive far day-to-day but I'll probably end up going for the DIY van-with-a-mattress option!

    xx

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