Tuesday 10 June 2014

Alive & V-Dubbin 2014

We arrived at Jimmy's farm in Ipswich at about 5:30 pm on the Friday and the site was already rammed with dubbers setting up camp for the weekend, we were supposed to be saving a plot or two for friends when we got there but that wasn't going to happen. We bagged a corner plot for ourselves and managed to squeeze Kieron on at the end when he arrived later that evening, had a few beers and went to bed looking forward to the show the next day. 
At around 6:30 am Saturday morning we awoke to the sound of hammering rain, flashes of lightning and the rumble of thunder, the kids got down from their bed in the poptop and jumped into bed with me and Mrs Volks, the storm was right over head and I was thinking that's the end of this weekend but by 11:30 the sun came out and we had one of the hottest days we have had all year.
With more people arriving on the Saturday the show was very busy and the show and shine was full up with nice Volkswagens, air and water cooled, and busy with crowds appreciating the cool cars in the hot sunshine.
We had a great time at Alive & V-Dubbin, with plenty of traders, live music, food and a beer tent to keep the adults amused its also great for the kids too, aswell as face painting, rock climbing, spray painting you also get a discounted entry into Jimmy's farm so the little 'uns can feed the animals!

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Tuesday 3 June 2014

VW Expo 2014 Stonor Park

Mrs Volks pointed out at the weekend that we have been going to VW Expo at Stonor Park for at least fifteen years! and we never get bored of it.
Hosted by the ABVWC (The Association of British VW Clubs) and now in it's 30th year VW Expo is a one day event held in the picturesque grounds of Stonor House, situated in a valley in the Chiltern Hills at Stonor, about 4 miles north of Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire.
 The Concours d'Elegance has 22 classes, as well as the usual classes for modified and unmodified aircooled there are classes for Scirocco & Corrado, Lupo & Polo, Caddy, Transporter T4/5 & LT, Audi & Water Cooled Porsche, the list goes on so the diversity of cars to look at can keep you entertained for hours. Add to this trade stands and a massive swapmeet its well worth a visit.


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