Bob Van Heyst at BBT puts on a great cruise and fantastic hospitality from their HQ in Sint-Job-in-'t-Goor, Belgium to Bad Camberg, Germany. As well as having the opportunity to see their extensive and rare collection of cool cars and their vehicles for sale the BBT crew put on a great evening meal, just what you need after a days driving.
On the morning of the cruise they provide breakfast and Bob explains the route and do's & don'ts. They offered free breakdown assistance (including free parts!!!!!) and for those unfortunate enough not able to be repaired on the roadside their BBT tow truck is on hand to give you a lift to Bad Camberg. Fantastic kind hospitality, a great, welcoming and well organised cruise - one of our unexpected highlights from this trip.
We were privileged enough to be given a ride to Bad Camberg in Dai Watkin's 53 and Mark Spicer's 51 panel AKA The Kempes Bus. Nothing cooler than the sounds of an early original engine and gear box - whining and crunching!!!
Bad Camberg 9
A well known show held in the small traditional German town of Bad Camberg and organised by the Lottermann's, only for purely stock pre-1967 VW's although a few non-stockers seemed to have slipped the Lottermann's net!
A few more pictures from the damp Bad Camberg fields, 2011. Some people had some really cool stuff to sell, but the prices were extremely high too. We can be seen trading a small selection of our early parts from Dai of Barnwest's 53 Barndoor, by the main entrance into the showground. Despite the weather the atmosphere was brilliant. Later that night, and back at the campsite, the barndoors got robbed, whilst people were sleeping in them. No one seemed to care to much though, and it didn't seem to dampen anyone's spirits after an amazing weekend!
We then headed back to Wolfsburg again for a few days, followed by EBI 4.
European Bug-In 4
Next on the agenda EBI 4, a show in total contrast to Bad Camberg. Lots of crazy rides, drag racing and partying!
Reminds us of the early Bug Jams!
When on a trip around Germany, of course, you have to visit the home of the Volkswagen, Wolfsburg.
Visit the Autostradt with great views on the VW factory.
The VW Museum
The best bit - a must see! A briliant collection of VW's ranging from the beginning of the Volkswagen right through VW's history.
The German Junkies top tip! The Wolfsburg Castle is not advertised as a VW must see but it's a great little secret gem.
Go to see some cool VW history. We loved the NSU's !!!