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All roads lead to Amersfoort...!
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Only a couple of days to go before the show! And we will be on-site to prepare it all for you guys.
This also means we aren't behind the computer all the time and replying to your e-mails, private and text messages etc. can take longer as normal. We hope you understand.

Also the online ticket pre-sale has stopped, but besides on-site camping all Tickets are available at the gate at the entrance of the show. so be sure to visit the event this weekend with your participating vintage VW, later model aircooled VW or even with your daily car. Parking wise we got you covered!

More info about / FAQ:
Ticket Prices, Program, Address and other information: INFO Page
Friday Open-House & BBQ (all free!) at Evam Classic: More info
Watercooled / Normal Car Parking: Costs and info
On-Site Camping is full: Read more
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Our main sponsor VEWIB will be giving away €200,-! They will be doing a raffle at their stand on Sunday at 13.00 o'clock, in your goody-bag is a little VEWIB bag and sticker which includes your, hopefully lucky number! Be there and maybe you will take that €200,- VEWIB Voucher home! How easy is that!

Read more: VEWIB Raffle, win €200,-!

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We are sorry and also proud to say the ON-SITE CAMPING plots are FULL, SOLD OUT, TAKEN... as mentioned the event takes place in the middle of the city centre of Amersfoort, camping plots are only 4,5x4,5m big and on-site space is/was limited. But of course we do have several arrangements with Camping’s and Hotels in the surrounding area. Thanks for understanding, and thanks for all the early birds for pre-booking. Click here for more links and info:

Read more: ON-SITE CAMPING IS FULL- More info

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The number just keeps on growing, were now at Banrdoor number 105! Number 105 is Florian George his stunning 1951 'Barndoor from the Swamp'. Check out the rescue of this bus here, and look at it now! He will do a maiden voyage of 1.200KM all the way from France to the Ben Pon Show in Amersfoort!!
Check out all registered cars on the line-up page! And be there for the 2018 Barndoor record attempt on Saturday at 14.00 o'clock!
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BBT Bob Van Heyst is not only briging his Schwimmwagen, he just let us know that the BBT Crew will be bringing another two Barndoor Buses as well... making us hit that magical three digit number 100! Awesome!! Be there for the 2018 Barndoor record attempt on Saturday at 14.00 o'clock!
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Mr Etienne van Bezu from EVAM CLASSIC / VW SPLIT PARTS just dropped in Barndoor number 95! How cool!! We can't wait to see how many will be there eventually for the record attempt on Saturday at 14.00 o'clock! ...will we have more than 76... will we be hitting the 3 digits?!? Be there!!
Ben Pon Show 2018 Groundmap (click to see lager image):

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We just passed the 90 Barndoor Buses! WOW amazing, of course we hope to see them all there for the record attempt on Saturday at 14.00 o'clock! ...will we be hitting the 3 digits?!?
Will you be there, be sure to send us your pictures as well via the 'Participant Upload' on the bottom of the line-up page.
Also, remember! It's a full vintage VW show, so we also welcome Beetles up to 1957, All Type1 Splitwindow Buses, Type 128 and 166 VW Schwimmwagens, Type 82 VW Kübelwagen 1940 - 1945, Coachbuilt bodies on a VW chassis up to 1967, Karmann Ghia Type 14 up to 1959, Karmann Ghia Type 34 up to 1969 and Type 3 1500 + 1500S up to 1965! See you there!
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We advice visitors to come by public transport, as the show is located directly next to the Amersfoort Central Train Station it's very easy to get there. But if you are coming to the show with your daily watercooled car we do have a special parking for you, right next to the show, only €10,- costs for a full day of parking! See you there!

Read more: Watercooled Parking...

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Great news. The Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge Oldtimer from Hannover Germany will bring 'Sofie'! This 68 Year beauty was born in 1950 and is number 80 in our (on)line-up participants register. We can't wait to welcome them at the show in Amersfoort.
Be sure to send us your pictures as well via the 'Participant Upload' on the bottom of the line-up page.

Also, remember! It's a full vintage VW show, so we also welcome Beetles up to 1957, All Type1 Splitwindow Buses, Type 128 and 166 VW Schwimmwagens, Type 82 VW Kübelwagen 1940 - 1945, Coachbuilt bodies on a VW chassis up to 1967, Karmann Ghia Type 14 up to 1959, Karmann Ghia Type 34 up to 1969 and Type 3 1500 + 1500S up to 1965! See you there!
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We just registered Barndoor number 77! Meaning with the current record at 76 and if all will make it to the show on May 19th, 2018 we will set a NEW WORLD RECORD!
Also what's really amazing is the fact that 44 of the buses we registered now are "new", as in, these were not at the 2014 show... meaning we could top the record big time. So curious about all this and we hope everyone will make it there safe and sound!
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EXTRA ON-SITE CAMPING SPACE AVAILABLE!!! We have great news to announce! We've got permission to use extra ON-SITE Camping space!! You can buy your on-site Camping tickets ONLY ONLINE via the TICKET-Shop ...full is really full this time, so be fast!
Please keep in decent, clean and respect the surrounding area, as we are in the city centre and have good neighbours and we want to keep it that way!! Thanks!
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Less that 100 days to go and our friends and event sponsor at Kieft & Klok just kicked in Barndoor number 70!! Amazing, and we must beat that record of 76 BDs from 2014.
Be sure to send us your pictures as well via the 'Participant Upload' on the bottom of the line-up page.
Also, remember! It's a full vintage VW show, so we also welcome Beetles up to 1957, All Type1 Splitwindow Buses, Type 128 and 166 VW Schwimmwagens, Type 82 VW Kübelwagen 1940 - 1945, Coachbuilt bodies on a VW chassis up to 1967, Karmann Ghia Type 14 up to 1959, Karmann Ghia Type 34 up to 1969 and Type 3 1500 + 1500S up to 1965! See you there!
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There isn't only the Ben Pon Show, no there is more!
As mentioned the weekend before the SBOM5 - Split Buses Only Meeting in Spain will take place, they will convoy that week towards Amersfoort. There will be the Open House & BBQ at Evam Classic & Klassic Fab in Woerden, the Netherlands on Friday before the show.
And if your planning to stay longer be sure to visit the Split- & Ovalwindow Day in Wilnis the Netherlands on Sunday May 27th as well! All this is definitly worth visiting and staying for.

Read more: That's not all...!

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On Friday, May 18th from 14.00 - 19.00 o'clock there will be an ‘Open-house & BBQ’ at Klassic Fab and Evam Classic, the European importer of the funky green panels in Woerden the Netherlands Everyone is invited to participate! We also advice all early birds and convoy's to go there first as we are NOT alowed on the show area any sooner!! Later that evening the cruise continues to the 'Ben Pon Show' in Amersfoort!

More info will follow as soon as possible, stay tuned!

Read more: Klassic Fab & Evam Classic Open-House & BBQ!

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123 days to go before the big event and we just now published Barndoor number 60 in the (on)line-up gallery! From Serial-Kombi, Mr. Giulio Bardelli's awesome 1954 Panel as featured in AirMighty #25 just dropped in!
Amazing to see is the fact that almost 30 of the registered Barndoor buses are "new" as in, didn't where there in 2014. So yes, our expectations are high!
Also we uploaded 22 pre-57 VW Beetles, 57 Spitwindow Buses, and also a 1953 Dannenhauer & Stauss, Schwimmer and some amazing Type 14 and Type 34 Karmann Ghia's!

Are you planning to visit the show with your Vintage VW, be sure to send us your pictures as well via the 'Participant Upload' on the bottom of the line-up page.

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Oh man, we received over 50 Barndoor bus registrations already!! Amazing, and we must beat that record from 2014.
Besides all the Barndoors we also uploaded 20 VW Beetles, 40+ Spitwindow Buses, and also the 1st VW Coachbuild, a 1953 Dannenhauer & Stauss! Be sure to send us your pictures as well via the 'Participant Upload' on the bottom of the line-up page.
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With this we are officially halfway to set a new world record...! Can't wait for all this to happen, what to expect, I don't know but it seems it's going to be another good weekend! Get your tickets via the ticket-shop and send us a picture of your participating car to upload on the (on)line-up page.
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How about this! Quite a number and awesome "gift" on this 1st Christmas Day as we just registered Barndoor number 30! And counting... see you all soon!
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Enjoy your Holidays with your family and friends and we hope to see you in Amersfoort (NL) in May 2018!
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The website is online for only 1 day now and there already registered over 10 Barndoors! Not all of them send it their participating VW pictures yet, but the first people did, including Barndoor number 10! Who's next...!?!
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Okay, here we go. The Ben Pon Show tickets are available via the ticket-shop now!
Just click on the TICKETS button (top right) and collect them. Remember the 'On Site Camping Tickets' can only be bought online, as we have limited space available!
For other hotel and camping links and tips please read the INFO page for all information.
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Remember, it's a full Vintage VW Show!
So we do not only welcome Barndoors but also:
• VW Type 2 / Splitbuses up to 1967
• VW Beetles, KdF-Wagen up to 1957
• Type 128 and 166 VW Schwimmwagen
• Type 82 VW Kübelwagen 1940 - 1945
• Coachbuilt bodies on a VW chassis up to 1967
• Karmann Ghia Type 14 up to 1959
• Karmann Ghia Type 34 up to 1969
• Type 3 1500 + 1500S up to 1965

So buy those tickets and register now!
Tickets can be bought via the ticket-shop.

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Oh YES! We are proud to announce the date for 2018! Here it is >> 19-20 May 2018 and we hope to welcome you all again at the Wagenwerkplaats in Amersfoort the Netherlands! More information will follow soon! But for now... spread the word!

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