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The following 1200 was originally campaigned by Bob Bengry in the 1960 and 1962 UK rally championships.

Bob Beales then acquired the car in 1965, and has been campaigning it ever since, winning many awards including the Welsh Historic Rally championship.

Over the years, the car has had many engine iterations - 1200, 1300, 1500, 1600 Beetle and 1500 Porsche, with the final (and current) version being a Okrasa (Oettinger) 34RSGT built by Tim Kemp of VSE Engines.

The first pictures are of when it was used prior to the Historic Rally championships being created:

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Bob Beales' VW1200 on the 1972 Shell Tour of Dean Rally

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Bob Beales' VW1200 on the 1972 Esso.

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Bob Beales' VW1200 on the 1971 HMC Autotest.

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Bob Beales' VW1200 on the 1972 HMC Evening News Rally.

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Bob also campaigned a 1966 1300 Beetle for a while too, in autotests, autocross and economy runs. Primarily though, this was Bob's road car.

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Bob Beales' 1966 VW1300 on the Builth Wells Rally

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Bob Beales' 1966 VW1300 on the Builth Wells Rally.

© Bob Beales

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Bob Beales' 1966 VW1300 on the 1971 HMC Autotest.

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Bob Beales' 1966 VW1300 on the 1971 HMC Autotest.

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UWP 401 is now, of course, in the Historic Rallying class, and has been used to great effect since 1989, including winning the Welsh Historic Rally championship.

He has been ably assisted in these rallies by, among others, Stuart Cardell.

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On the Longleat Stages

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On the Bristow Rally

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On the Longleat Stages

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On the Bristow Rally

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On the Longleat Stages

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On the Bristow Rally

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On the Longleat Stages

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On the Bristow Rally

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At the 2012 Oulton Park Gold Cup

© Bob Beales

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At the 2012 Oulton Park Gold Cup

© Bob Beales

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At the 2012 Oulton Park Gold Cup

© Bob Beales

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At the 2012 Oulton Park Gold Cup

© Bob Beales

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At the 2013 Race Retro show

© Bob Beales

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At the 2013 Race Retro show

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At the 2013 Race Retro show

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At the 2013 Race Retro show

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At the 2013 Race Retro show

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At the 2013 Race Retro show

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At the 2013 Race Retro show

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At the 2013 Race Retro show

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At the 2013 Race Retro show

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At the 2013 Race Retro show

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A video from the 2013 Donington Historic Festival in the UK. The Beetle section starts 1 minute in, after a works Mini Cooper section

Bob has also successfully competed in a VW 1500 S:

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On the Longleat Stages

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On the Bristow Rally

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Scalextric, a UK slot car brand, have announced that they will be selling a copy of Bob's car:

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