VW Karman Ghia: Quite a stylish car made by Volkswagen in the 1960’s & 1970’s. Still sets many heads spinning with people asking “what is car is that?” before fainting onto the pavement. It is of course a VW Karman Ghia.
The 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’. 1968 body on 1971 floor pan. 2332cc engine modified to produce 135HP at the wheels.
1966 VW Kombi
1971 VW Kombi single cab pickup
VW Split screen Kombi pickup. Check the roof mounted head light.
1964 VW Beachbuggy
Volkswagen Country Buggy
Another VW Country Buggy
1963 VW Kombi Split Screen
A unique Kombi Car Cover
Volkswagen Transporter Syncro 4WD
1966 VW Kombi Split Screen
1974 Volkswagen Kombi
1968 Volkswagen Beetle
The air cooled Volkswagen Beetle engine 1600cc. Wonderfully simple.
Sexy Black Karman Ghia
Formula Vee – VW powered racers
Formula Vee – Regular racing is held at Barbagallo Raceway. Check website link below for more info.
1959 Volkswagen Beetle standard. Check the white wall tyres and moon hub caps.
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. Check the number plate of ‘MAD MANX’
1970 VW Type 3 Fastback 1600TL
VW Type 3 Fastback Automatic
1974 VW Beetle. Check the funny number plate of ‘DUNGBTL’
1969 VW Beetle with Rolls Royce front grill
The relative sparse VW Kombi interior. Very few gauges on the dash of this classic Kombi from the 1960’s.
On display and for sale was this Country Buggy shell…
…and this VW Kombi also for sale.
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
1983 VW Golf GTI Mark 1 with 1788cc engine.
VW Golf mark 3 VR6
- Volkswagen Club of WA
- Kombi Club of Australia
- Formula Vee Association of Western Australia
- Sand Scene
- The Country Buggy Story