As most of you know, Pear Tree Weddings welcomed a VW Beach Buggy into the family last summer – whilst he was bought for a bit of fun it would seem that not only have we, but quite a few groom’s have fallen in love with our Bruce! (We’ve even been asked by 3 brides if he can be hired for their wedding day!) Bus & Buggy….perfect partners!
Well, it seems a little selfish to keep him for our own pleasure, so we have decided to let Bruce join the Pear Tree Weddings VW fleet, as such he is having additional seats installed, as well as safety roll bars……and he will also be ‘wrapped’ in some new colour…but we’re not quite sure if it should be white or Pear Tree Vintage VW Green to coordinate with Daphne & Basil?
Bruce is a lurid green at the moment….but will soon be looking stylish and sophisticated….well, as sophisticated as a VW beach buggy possibly can!
Now for a bit of the history of Bruce……Bruce started life as a beach buggy LDV – the LDV standing quite unbelievably for ‘Light Delivery Vehicle’! This meant Bruce started life as a two seater beach buggy with a small load area at the back.
As with most beach buggies Bruce uses a beetle chassis, where the top is simply removed and the new body bolted on top. So although he is indeed a beach buggy from the 70s Bruce has to be legally registered as a beetle from 1963, when the chassis was originally made. Weighing very little and with an aircooled 1671cc engine and straight through exhaust pipes Bruce is fast and loud and makes what can only be described as a unique statement.
So, all that’s left for now is for the Pear Tree Weddings team at HQ to pull together a Bruce ‘Fair Weather Hire Package’ – more details to follow soon.