The VolksWorld Show 2016

Date: 2/3 April 2016

Location: Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey

 

Words & Photos by Henry Phull

 

Show season may have already begun for most of us, but the air-cooled guys and girls have been patiently waiting for their first UK event… the VolksWorld Show. Every April, Sandown Park racecourse in Esher is taken over for the weekend by the country’s finest air-cooled Volkswagens, which I can assure you, makes for quite a sight. It’s an extremely mixed show – with mint show cars residing indoors, along with crowds of people and traders packed in – busy is an understatement! Outdoors, there’s a chilled vibe with various club stands and yet more traders. For us at Slam Sanctuary, this is where most of our sort of cars can be found. From a photographers point of view, VolksWorld is pure pornography – hours could be spent shooting the patina alone and exploring every detail these cars possess. Most of these Volkswagens may look rusty and un-roadworthy, but that’s what I love about this scene… usually they’ve been completely rebuilt underneath – but keeping the original worn out and rough bodies, making every car unique. If you’re into Volkswagens at all, there’s something for everyone at this show. Here’s our highlights…

 

Ben Rye’s 1957 Oval Beetle ragtop

@oldrag57

 

 

Marc Kyle’s 1959 Lowlight Ghia

@marco_kyle

 

 

Pipey McGraw’s W8-powered Volkswagen K70

@pipey_mcgraw

 

Lee Curtis’ 1962 Beetle “Purple Haze”

@curtisg40

 

 

 

 

Kirsty Greatrex’s 1969 Beetle

@kirsty9169

 

Ross Tutty’s 1973 Beetle on Air Lift suspension

@rosstutty

 

HR Autoworks 1957 Zwitter

@hrautoworks

 

 

Sam Trigg’s 1961 Mango Splitscreen

@kenny.from.the.block

 

Freddie Lynch’s Type 3 Squareback

@freddielynch

 

Kriss Gordon’s 1966 13-window Deluxe Splitscreen

@kriss_gordon

 

Mike Birch’s Type 3 Notchback

@mike_the_engineer

 

 

Niall Wright’s 1963 Beetle

@skirted63

 

 

Joe Riley’s 1972 Beetle

@joe_bo_riley

 

Owen Eacott’s 1967 Beetle

@onlyowennn

 

Steve Elson’s Type 3 Squareback

@steveelson74

 

Aaron Capasso’s 1961 Beetle on Air Lift suspension

@low_slowvw

 

 

 

 

Jake Hilling’s 1957 Beetle

@littlejakebmx

 

Max Edwards’ 1978 Beetle on Air Lift suspension

@maxisadogsname

 

Colin Pace & Steve Parsons’ Splitscreens

@pacenotes / @ste_parsons

 

Tess Baylis’ Karmann Kabriolet

@sugarbug58

 

 

Rob Robinson’s 1957 Oval Beetle

@rob_r68

 

 

ob1’s Karmann Ghia

@ob1brand

 

David Hall’s Type 3 Notchback

@xkilgorex

 

 

 

Limebug’s 1967 Beetle on Air Lift suspension

@limebugvw

 

 

Steve Lawrie’s 1968 Beetle ‘vert

@s.loz

 

 

 

Aaron Campion’s LT28

@chestercopperpot666

 

Alex Kerry’s 1973 Beetle

@ruined_73bug

 

 

 

What an extraordinary range of air-cooled goodness on display, right? That sums up our highlights of the show, as per usual, it was near on impossible to shoot most of the vehicles inside, due to the crowds. Hopefully we caught enough cool stuff outdoors for your liking, though. It has been a great weekend catching up with the air-cooled community, hopefully we’ll catch some more events over the season.. know of anything happening? Don’t hesitate to drop us an email and let us know.

 

 

More info on VolksWorld Show:

VolksWorld Show website

VolksWorld on Facebook

VolksWorld on Instagram

 

Seen your car above? If we haven’t named you, drop us message a through our Facebook page or email info@slamsanctuary.com and let us know if you’d like your name added to the article! Also be sure to let us know if we made any errors regarding your cars modifications. Sometimes we make mistakes, albeit rarely, but we like to make things right!




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