Kent VW Festival & Scooter Show moved to a new venue this year (Folkestone Racecourse) after parting company with Chilli Farm and its steam rally. As you may have noticed the show also changed its name slightly so it could include some old Lambretta’s and Vespas. I personally think it was a good move as I don’t know many dubbers that are into traction engines and it gave the show more of a festival vibe rather than a country fair! I believe others felt the same as it looked like numbers attending were very much up on last year.
The site was a bit churned up to say the least due to bad weather at the previous weeks War and Peace revival, I’m sure that tanks and other military vehicles mixed with mud would be fun but it left the fields in a bit of a mess!
Luckily the weather leading up to the event was hot and dry so there was no need for the tanks remaining on site to drag out any stranded VW’s.
There was lots of great entertainment this year from Ska, Northern Soul and a Beatles tribute band for the Scooterists to old skool rave courtesy of DJ Slipmatt who had the main tent making shapes like it was ’91 all over again.
Saturday saw the scooter show n shine with a beautifully restored Lambretta from 1956 and Sunday saw the VW show n shine with ratty splits, hotrods and immaculate type 3’s.
Great show and well re-invented.
See more pictures of this and other events on my flickr photostream