Back in August this year (2022), I took VW’s latest T-Roc Cabriolet for a test. It’s the newly facelifted model and it comes in two engine sizes, a 1.0 and a 1.5 TSI. The one that I tested was the 1.5 TSI and it was hooked up to a seven-speed DSG gearbox.
I took the car to VW Festival at Harewood House in Leeds and what a weekend
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.
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Aug 17, 2022 4 min read In: Blogs News Reviews Shows Tags: Event, Festival, Harewood House, Show, shows, Volkswagen, VW, VW Festival, VW Show, VW Shows By: Andy Hayward 0 Comment
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
It was great to kick off the year with another fantastic Stanford Hall VW show, although it was damp to start with, it didn’t put people off, judging by the numbers I noticed around the show.
Our Club Stand was well stocked with VW merchandise & had a display of various vehicles.
A TAGIO took the stand at the front while a Trekker or Thing had much interest at the side.
There was an unusual vehicle in the For Sale pitch, a MIAG
For the Volkswagen Owners Club of Great Britain, the season opener has always been Dubfreeze (Bugfreeze for those that are old enough to remember). Unfortunately, Dubfreeze doesn’t feature on the show calendar anymore. It was looking like we’d have to wait until Stanford Hall in May to get out-and-about.
So here we have the ID.4 from Volkswagen. VW Press kindly lent us this car so we could take it down to VW Action at Santa Pod Raceway.
Now, this is the first time that I’d driven an electric car, and in the run-up to our trip to VW Action, I was quite apprehensive about being able to get to Santa Pod and back, with a little
The final rear-engined VW cars
Everyone joins VWOCGB for their own unique reasons. Discounts, access to first-hand niche VW knowledge, Club merch, and free event tickets are all readily on the table. For some, the opportunity to support the Club that has helped them in the past can naturally arise. During the AGM, it was briefly mentioned that a book review was being offered to the Club. I had a dash of free time, why not.
With a clunk on the floor,
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