Ben Pon Show Wristbands

Wristbands in the house! Weekend, Saturday, Sunday and Camping visitors, please put them on when arrived and payed at the gate directly!

Participating Car Stickers

Participating Car Stickers came in today. Looking good. The show is coming fast now, only a week to go!

Nr. 10: It's YOU in the news!

Mr. Paul Wisk form 'Paul Wisk Restos' is coming to Amersfoort and will be bringing over his 1954 Barndoor aka 'The Barndoor of the Woods' and his 1943 Schwimmwagen! And yes the idea is to do a demo with the Schwimmer in the Eem, a river in Amersfoort on Saturday at 14.00 - 15.00 o'clock! Stay tuned for the full program!

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80+ Barndoors pre-registered!!

Over 80 Barndoors pre-registered to the 1st European Barndoor Gathering & Vintage VW Show!!
Today's status April 8, 2014 is: 83 Barndoors, 28 Beetles, 121 Splitbuses and 21 other vehicles registered to the Ben Pon Show from 18 countries!
I also added pics of the 'expected day visitors'. Great cars for us all to see! Can't wait to welcome you'll in Amersfoort, the Netherlands!

Tickets are on it's way to you!

Pre-registration for the '1st European Barndoor Gathering & Vintage VW Show' is now closed. But tickets (weekend and day) are still available at the entrance throughout the weekend!
We are getting the 'Ben Pon Show' tickets ready to send out today to all you who pre-registered! Including a letter how and where to collect your free dash-plaque!

Tickets for the Ben Pon Show on it's way to all you who pre-registered!

Original 'Plattewagen' at the show!

With great thanks to the BulliKartei in Germany there will be a big part of history at the show. We will have an original 'Plattenwagen' on display in one of the buildings. This is the beginning of the VW bus; "The concept for the Type 2 is credited to Dutch Volkswagen importer Ben Pon. Pon visited Wolfsburg in 1946, intending to purchase Type 1s for import to Holland, where he saw an improvised parts-mover "plattewagen" and realized something better was possible using the stock Type 1 pan. He first sketched the van in a doodle dated April 23, 1947, proposing a payload of 690 kg (1,500 lb) and placing the driver at the very front." [read all history]

...and more to come!

'Plattewagen' from the German Bullikartei

Friday 18th April 'Open House' at Klassic Fab / Evam Classic

On Friday, April 18 - the day before the show - there will be an ‘Open-house & BBQ’ at Evam Classic / Klassic Fab, the European importer of the funky green panels.
Everyone is invited to participate! Also the ‘Cool Flo Vintage Cruise 2 Amersfoort (NL)’ from the UK will make a stop there to enjoy this day before they will continue their cruise to Amersfoort!

The VW Type 2 fulfills its last wishes

As a tribute to the people who were a part of its life, the VW Type 2 (Kombi) fulfills its last wishes.

The VW Type 2 (Kombi) was created by Dutchman Ben Pon in the 1940's. He came up with a combination between the reliable mechanical set of the Volkswagen Sedan and a light load vehicle. Adopted in Brazil, the name "Kombi" is an abbreviation of the German word Kombinationsfahrzeug -- meaning "combined vehicle". In Germany the model was called VW Bus T1 (Transporter Number 1).

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