Words & Photos by Henry Phull
Sunday saw me heading to the historic Sandown Park racecourse in Esher for day two of the Volksworld Show, something a little different to my previous car show experiences. This time it’s all about air-cooled, and what a treat it was. I spent the day with my good friends Muttley Racing and Coltech Classics who live and breathe old school Volkswagens, ideal companions for someone like me with only a basic understanding of air-cooled vehicles. We arrived nice and early, skipping all the traffic and allowing us time to look over the car park before entering the main show. Anyway, on to the photos…
I’ll kick things off with two of my personal favourites of the show, these Beetles on the Bugpeople stand looking classy.
The guys from The Lower Class had an impressive line up of cars on their stand including this stunning Fastback.
Check out this Rometsch coupe, a truly incredible vehicle and the definition of slammed.
This fresh Squareback also stood out to me with a gleaming paint job and narrow beam.
A couple from the Rothfink crew doing it right as per usual.
Due to there being an excessive amount of barriers around the cars, shooting indoors was not an easy or enjoyable task, here’s what made the cut…
Aaron’s beetle on hydraulics was phenomenal, clearly a lot of hard work has gone into this build. Custom is always best.
A gorgeous green example of a Squareback.
It was nice to see the organisers making an effort on this being a family friendly event, with live music and even a skate & vmx ramp running throughout the day.
What we were most looking forward to seeing, after numerous convoy photos on Instagram the previous day, the DTA crew..
Matty’s fully badass and narrowed on a set of RDW rims.
A very cool static 411.
Fuchs will always be a timeless addition to air-cooled.
…working well again on this Karmann Ghia.
Which one would you pick? I’d have both please.
Awesome patina going on here.
If you’re after a slammed bus, this was one of the more hardcore examples of the day.
It was nice to run in to some of the Hayburner crew.
I love wandering around the car park at shows, there’s always interesting stuff to be found.
This guy has got the right idea.
See what I mean by ‘interesting’. Where else would you see this kind of thing?..
I genuinely had a great day out and found myself falling in love with several Volkswagens, which is rare for me! Hopefully Slam Sanctuary will make it to some more air-cooled events throughout the year. If there’s anything you think we should be attending, let us know in the comments.