Apr 26

Day of the Volkswagen 2011 Western Australia

Day of th Volkwagen 2011The Volkswagen Club of Western Australia held its annual ‘Day of the Volkswagen’ at McCallum Park on Sunday 4 December 2011.

The weather was uncomfortably hot but despite this, there was good turn out of Volkswagen’s of all shapes and sizes.

This year’s venue was changed from the previous event location which was held at the Burswood G.O. Edwards park to the nearby McCallum Park (in Victoria Park) which I think is an improvement with easier access, better parking and more facilities. Plenty of food and drink was for sale and toilets were located within walking distance. The venue was centrally located which was also a bonus.

The event was naturally dominated by Beetles and Kombi’s, but there were a good showing of beach buggies, Type 3’s and Golf’s.

And now…the pictures of the Day of the Volkswagen!

VW Beetle 'Chuggabug'
VW Beetle ‘Chuggabug’. 1968 body on 1971 floor pan. 2332cc engine modified to produce 135HP at the wheels.

 1966 VW Kombi
1966 VW Kombi

1971 VW Kombi Single Cab
1971 VW Kombi single cab pickup

VW Split screen Kombi pickup
VW Split screen Kombi pickup. Check the roof mounted head light.

 VW Beachbuggy
1964 VW Beachbuggy

 Volkswagen Country Buggy
Volkswagen Country Buggy

 VW Country Buggy in light green
Another VW Country Buggy

1963 VW Kombi Split Screen
1963 VW Kombi Split Screen

Kombi Car Cover
A unique Kombi Car Cover

 Volkswagen Syncro 4WD
Volkswagen Transporter Syncro 4WD

1966 VW Kombi Split Screen
1966 VW Kombi Split Screen

1974 Volkswagen Kombi
1974 Volkswagen Kombi

 1968 Volkswagen Beetle
1968 Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen Beetle engine
The air cooled Volkswagen Beetle engine 1600cc. Wonderfully simple.

Sexy Black Karman Ghia
Sexy Black Karman Ghia

Karman Ghia
Karman Ghia

Formula Vee - VW powered racers
Formula Vee – VW powered racers

Formula Vee - Regular racing is held at Barbagallo Raceway
Formula Vee – Regular racing is held at Barbagallo Raceway. Check website link below for more info.

1959 Volkswagen Beetle standard.
1959 Volkswagen Beetle standard. Check the white wall tyres and moon hub caps.

Myers Manx SR
Myers Manx SR. From the information sheet:

‘The body was built and designed in 1970 by Bruce Myers, the inventor of the Myers Manx Dune Buggy. This is the only Myers Manx in Australia. It is built on a shortened 1968 VW Beetle pan. It is built from 11 pieces of fibreglass. It has a 1992 Subaru EJ20 (2 litre) single cam, non turbo engine’

1973 Manx Beach Buggy
1973 Manx Beach Buggy. Check the number plate of ‘MAD MANX’

1970 VW Type 3 Fastback 1600TL
1970 VW Type 3 Fastback 1600TL

VW Type 3 Fastback Automatic
VW Type 3 Fastback Automatic

1974 VW Beetle
1974 VW Beetle. Check the funny number plate of ‘DUNGBTL’

1969 VW Beetle with Rolls Royce front grill
1969 VW Beetle with Rolls Royce front grill

VW Kombi interior
The relative sparse VW Kombi interior. Very few gauges on the dash of this classic Kombi from the 1960’s.

VW Country buggy shell for sale
On display and for sale was this Country Buggy shell…

VW Kombi for sale
…and this VW Kombi also for sale.

VW Corrado G60
VW Corrado G60. These were never released in Australia due to the poor exchange rate at the time. According to the owner, this is the only one in Western Australia and 1 of 7 in Australia.

 VW Golf Cabriolet
VW Golf Cabriolet

1983 VW Golf GTI Mark 1
1983 VW Golf GTI Mark 1 with 1788cc engine.

 VW Golf mark 3 VR6
VW Golf mark 3 VR6

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