It’s when you’re within the 5-mile radius you can feel the buzz. The closer you get the more Dubs you see heading to their Mecca. All converging to the same Holy Ground from within the UK and Mainland Europe. A quarter-mile strip of pure flat tarmac surrounded by tents, stalls, live music, race cars, and a fairground. All steeped in lots of laughter.
VW Action is awash with VWs of all ages, air, water, and now evermore
It had been 3 years since the last VW Festival at Harewood House near Leeds. Covid restrictions meant that the 2020 and 2021 shows couldn’t go ahead, so we were looking forward to a weekend in the grounds of the Harewood Estate.
VW Festival always brings out an awesome selection of cars, and this year was no exception. Our club stall was positioned on the row right at the front, so we had a great view of all of the show cars as well as the house. A great place to be.
We were up bright and early for a drive over the Pennines on the first Sunday of August, the traditional date for Tatton Park’s VW show. As we neared the grounds of Tatton Park, we spotted the Ghostbusters car, it looked really cool and very detailed. Surely it was heading to the same place.
Beautiful Day, Beautiful Cars
It was a beautiful summer day with loads of beautiful cars on the show field. We had our usual spot next to Alan H Schofield. Our club stand had a T4, a T5, two Beetles (both with a movie connection) and an EOS on display.
Two years later than planned, the final Deva Dubs n Rods was held at West Mids Showground, Shrewsbury. The show was due to take place in 2020, but as with everything planned for 2020… COVID did its thing.
The organisers of the show didn’t want to disappear without a last hurrah, so it was bumped from 2020 and again in 2021. We finally got the go-ahead for 2022.
Quiet Trade Areas
We headed to the show straight
Back in August, we popped along to one of our favourite VW shows, Tatton Park. In the run-up to the show, we didn’t know whether it would go ahead or not. Several other shows had pulled the plug late in the day, so we were pleased when the day arrived and we could head over to Cheshire for our first show as a club for 18 months.
As Tatton Park is a one day show, we were up bright and early on
Pop this date in your diary… 5th & 6th June 2021. We’re inviting all our members along to the inaugural Volkswagen Owners Club of Great Britain Drive-in Festival.
Yes, you read that right, we’re bringing you our very own VW Drive-in Festival. The start of 2021 and pretty much the entirety of 2020 hasn’t been kind to the VW show scene. We’ve already lost some great shows from our calendar. So when we were offered the opportunity to host our own
Storm Dennis couldn’t keep us from paying our annual pilgrimage to DubFreeze, although it did throw a few obstacles in our way.
We set off early Sunday morning from Sheffield in the T-Cross that we had borrowed from VW. The roads in South Yorkshire were fine, the winds were not too blustery, nor was there much in the way of precipitation.
As we neared the County Showground in Staffordshire, and deviated from the main A roads, things started to worsen. We
Rain seems to have been a bit of a feature on our show calendar this year, and our visit to VW Festival at Harewood House was no different.
For the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, we travelled over the Scottish border to Volksfling in Biggar.
We’ve been to this show a few times over the years, but it’s the first time in a long while that we visited the show as a club.
The rain held off for our second visit to Avoncroft Aircooled, a great show in the grounds of Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings.