Sunday 12 April 2015

Elemental #10 Stars

Elemental #10 was the first camping trip out for us this year. It's the third year at the new venue, Crouch Valley show ground and the tenth year since it started at the Mountfitchet Mathematics & Computing college. 
It grew out of the previous venue and is still growing at it's new site to the point that people who were turning up on Saturday afternoon expecting to pay on the gate were being turned away! 
The reason why is simple, the organisers lay on masses of entertainment with enough live bands to make it a music festival including:
Funke & The Two Tone Baby, Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs , A Mouthful Of Ashtrays and Gaz Brookfield

Also a dance tent provided by Burts Boyz and Dj Trademark spinning some old school tunes to keep the old Ravers happy.
Also a large swap meet, traders, food stalls and much more and all the profits from the event going to Essex Air Ambulance and Marie Curie.
The total money raised at last years show for Essex Air Ambulance was a massive £5,590.22 and a cheque was presented to them at this years show.
But lets not forget this is a Volkswagen show and the show field is big with lots of different types of the Volkswagen marque, air and water cooled,old and new even some Audi's and Seat's.
If you want to visit Elemental #11 next year I suggest you book early as it's always rammed and you don't want to be one of the unlucky ones who are turned away!

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Sunday 29 March 2015

Volksworld Show 2015

So here we are in 2015 and the Volksworld show marks the start of the VW show season for us here at Volksbuster. For the past three years we have had one of our fleet in the Splitterz VW Club line up at the show and we normally camp over for the weekend but this year decided to let one of the other members have a go and due to other commitments could only visit on the Sunday. 
Not the best day to attend as the weather was awful with howling winds and rain showers! Luckily most of the show is indoors.
The quality of the show cars inside the building at Sandown park is amazing and seems to get better year on year and it's always chock full of top notch Bugs, Buses, Rods, Buggies and Type 3's.
Volksworld always manage to get some rare cars to the show and this year with the help of VW Heritage Classic Parts managed to get four Karmann Ghia prototypes over from the Karmann museum in Germany for a special display.

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Friday 5 September 2014

VW Action 2014

It was good to be back at the Pod and refreshing to see that some things don’t change. VW Action is the longest running VW show in the world and in my view one of the best. It doesn’t try to be something it’s not or feel the need to have police state style security teams. It’s a VW show for VW people. The lack of BMW’s and Ford Fiesta’s in the campsite was testament to that.

This year was packed in the camping fields and the show field. We arrived about 9pm on the Friday night and the camping was already filling up we have never had to park so far away from the main trade / show arena. Not a problem though as the campsite can be a show n shine in its own right and parked next to us was a very cool bug with safari front window, slammed suspension and tricked out engine.

This year’s theme was zombie fright night so in the evening people got into the spirit of things (so to speak) and dressed up like the undead while partying to the band Kings of the Living Dead and DJ Jensen D Groover on a stage set up like a graveyard with the decks on a tomb!

During the day there was still plenty to do like the Action Olympics (inter club games) always good fun to watch, the off road course, Podzilla monster truck, pinstriping workshops, campervan cook off  and of course the drag racing, especially exciting was the night racing session. There was even a wedding in the main tent on the Sunday!

If you love VW’s VW Action is a must as NAS events put it:

“VW Action is about the cars. Action is one of the few shows which is truly about everything Volkswagen and the event welcomes the arrival of every VAG vehicle with equal enthusiasm. Early and late vans and buses, ‘old’ and new Beetles, Ghias, Type 3s and 4s, Golfs, Polos and every other representative of the water cooled range, street cars, show cars and race cars – VW Action really is the best place for a true VW enthusiast.”  

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