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Hey all. Just wondering what the VW/ bus scene is like where you are ? Would you say its strong where you are or dead ? Definately dead here 🙁.
 

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I live in Bristol and there are loads around here but you rarely get to seem em now so much. Mostly I’ll see another one or two or more if I go down to see Nick and boys at C.J. Motors but rarely otherwise. A lot seem to have changed ownership over the last couple of years to a slightly different bunch of owners and they’re not just worth five hundred quid anymore so I’m guessing at more keeping them locked up in barns etc. Used to be that if you were heading off to a VW type event, you would inevitably hookup with some more air cooled on the way and end up going in together but now that don’t seem to be the case and if you hook up with anybody en route it’s mostly a T( insert a big number here) more modern camper and they are rarely in the mood for a chilled out dawdle along the way, they want to get there and get there now. To me, the longer it takes, the longer I’m riding in my pride and joy and that really is the best bit for me. :)
I’ll still take mine out just to the shops or just to get some nice burgers or for a family visit etcetera but mostly now I’ll only take him out if it’s nice ish and no salt down on them roads. 2019 to 2021 really had a major impact on every single area of our lives, moreso than we’ll ever realise even though we’ll be paying for it for another century and more. So get out as much as you can :)

Ozziedog,,,,,,,,,,,Times, they are a changing :)
 

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Hey all. Just wondering what the VW/ bus scene is like where you are ? Would you say its strong where you are or dead ? Definately dead here 🙁.
Where’s here?
In Northumberland/ Newcastle there’s a few people but meeting up is not always easy. I agree with Ozzie that you don’t see as many as you used to.
Hundreds of big MoHos in France though 😂😂😂
 

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Gloucester. I wouldn’t have said there were that many around, then the other weekend there was a local meet arranged and loads of cars I’d never seen before showed up.
I rarely see stuff just driving about, but then, I don’t drive mine about all that much so it stands to reason.
 

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Cheltenham, no local clubs, there are a few about, I cycle past a lime-green one parked on the road every day too and from work, actually I haven't seen it for a week or so. There's a dark green one with an 8-ball wheel cover on the front I see about occasionally, I might be a late bay, which I've seen a few but not regularly, then again you don't see many classic cars.
Not surprised really, I don't drive mine that much either.
 

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Well, suns out, day off, take my Zafira down to Nick at CJ Motors for a bit if a service. Then the Neff is taking me out for brunch in his new ‘Stang’ and then I’ll be thinking, “” I could do with umpteen litres”” and then I’ll probably be looking at ads for silly cars and talking myself into it. It always starts in my head with,,,,”I don’t do many miles nowadays “ So I start to remember that 6.9 Monaro, a Vauxhall badged up Aussie two door mental coupe. Then all the other ridiculous V6s and V8s I’ve ever had and the Jags then I’ll be wanting another 3.8s , Im not a hundred per cent sure now that it’s a great idea at all. Then praps go for a nice chill in my van and reassemble the parts of my brain that’ve become un arranged or disarranged or deranged maybe and crack on with inventing this coolbox dispenser thingy wotnot :) This Neff is the one that got me my knife and fork set, and the latest gadget is the bottle opener that then shoots the bottle caps afterwards and a zillion other things too.

Ozziedog,,,,,,,,nice day to burn a half a gallon or so :)
 

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I secretly have been looking at a few Maseratis and that Porsche Cayenne thingy because I know I couldn’t bend down far enough to get in a proper one, I’d have to get on my knees first and roll into it, and for me, that’s not a great look..

Ozziedog,,,,,,,,,WAKE UP OZZIE ,,, WAKE UP, :)
 

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I think the green late bay is kept near the Brewery , it has a water container on the roof rack?
There’s a white late bay on London Road - never moves and is going downhill fast. Shame :(
Cheltenham, no local clubs, there are a few about, I cycle past a lime-green one parked on the road every day too and from work, actually I haven't seen it for a week or so. There's a dark green one with an 8-ball wheel cover on the front I see about occasionally, I might be a late bay, which I've seen a few but not regularly, then again you don't see many classic cars.
Not surprised really, I don't drive mine that much either.
 

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I think the green late bay is kept near the Brewery , it has a water container on the roof rack?
There’s a white late bay on London Road - never moves and is going downhill fast. Shame :(
Ah yes I remember seeing the green one there, it's like a converted church hall or something, I think there's a beetle there as well.
 

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