CC Outtake: Do The VW Bus Stop

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The hour’s drive from Brisbane north to the Sunshine Coast in Queensland is a fairly uneventful drive generally. Pine plantations. Truck stops. Relentless speed enforcement by Queensland Police. But on a Sunday, the drive is absolutely wonderful. It’s not because of the lack of traffic (quite the opposite), it’s because of the kind of traffic that cruises along the Bruce Highway. Classic cars!

I’ve seen everything from old Holdens to Mustangs and Chargers, Catherhams, even a Mercury Cougar XR-7 (in midnight blue and chamois!) What makes the drive frustrating is these cars are whizzing past you at 100 km/h and thus impossible to photograph. However, I was fortunate enough to see a parked group of VW Busses (or as we call them in Australia, Kombi Vans) when I pulled over to get a delicious meat pie from Beefy’s. It appeared to be a coordinated drive as I’ve never seen four old VW vans in the same spot at the same time. I’m no fan of these vans, but it’s hard not to smile when you see four pristine Kombis in such colorful shades!