Many enthusiasts and owners of air cooled Volkswagens (Karmann Ghia included) and Porsches from the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany showed up at the Aircooled Winterfest, held on January 9 and 10 at the Autotron. The weather conditions were ideal for both visitors and those who arrived in their own air cooled classics. Let’s take a walk along all those colorful original, restored and modified classic VeeDubs and Porsches.
1963 Volkswagen Beetle 1200.
1961 Volkswagen T1 bus, 1.6 liter engine.
From 1969 onwards Volkswagen’s Type 3 (introduced in 1961) looked like this. Pictured a 1970 Volkswagen 1600 Variant.
A Variant is Volkswagen-language for a wagon. Almost half of all Types 3 built was a wagon.
A very rare and fully restored 1974 Volkswagen SP2, a 1972-1976 Brazilian Volkswagen model.
1972 Volkswagen Beetle, in the outfit of the ANWB Wegenwacht, the Dutch roadside assistance.
1978 Volkswagen T2 camper.
A part of its interior.
Splendid 1961 Volkswagen T1 single cab pickup in a nice shade of dark brown.
Volkswagen’s Type 4 was built from 1968 to 1974, above a 1969 Volkswagen 411 4-door. After the 1972 facelift and update the model was renamed to Volkswagen 412.
1977 Volkswagen T2 single cab pickup with the 1.6 liter engine.
Of course Herby just has to be present at an event like this !
1967 Volkswagen T1 camper, 1.6 liter engine.
How cozy !
1954 Volkswagen T1 single cab pickup, 1.2 liter engine.
1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 (964 series).
A thing called Volkswagen Type 181, this one is from 1972.
Volkswagen T1 pickup carrying a Formula Vee single seat race car.
1970 Volkswagen 1600.
Volkswagen Fridolin, officially called Typ 147 Kleinlieferwagen. It was built for the German postal service, between 1964 and 1973.
1974 Volkswagen T2 bus.
1971 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Type 14 convertible.
1963 Volkswagen T1 double cab pickup in an immaculate condition.
1968 Porsche 912. The 912 was introduced in 1965, it was a more basic (thus cheaper) 911 Urmodell with a 90 hp 4-cylinder 1.6 liter engine.
1982 Porsche 911 (G-Model).
1970 Volkswagen 411.
Volkswagen Type 181, it arrived just in time from Germany for a picture.
1976 Volkswagen T2 double cab pickup.
Classic Beetles as far as you can see.
Really neat, this 1969 Volkswagen Beetle pickup.
1975 Volkswagen T2 bus.
1.8 liter engine in the back.
1970 Volkswagen 1600 Variant.
The 6-cylinder engine in a 1990 Porsche 911 (964-series).
1972 Volkswagen 1600 sedan.
1975 Volkswagen Beetle pickup.
A 1966 beauty, 1.5 liter engine.
Clearly not a member of the German air cooled family, but a pleasant surprise anyway: a 1959 500 cc BSA M33.
Used by the Dutch roadside assistance. All the tools needed are in the sidecar.
I just noticed this specialty when I walked back to the parking lot: a 1973 Citroën SM.
And this beast, a 1953 Krupp, is in front of the entrance/exit of the Autotron’s main building. You can’t miss it…