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Sep 22 2011


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A Special One-Off Weekend Event in aid of Brad’s Cancer Foundation
Friday 13th-Sunday 15th April 2012
The Showground • Stithians • Truro • Cornwall • TR3 7HL

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NAS Events are organising a special one-off event in Truro, Cornwall over the weekend of April 13th – 15th with all proceeds going to Brad’s Cancer Foundation – a VW-based charity that helps teenagers through their treatments and recovery.

VW Action Southwest will feature many of the regular ‘VW Action’ attractions that has made Action itself a firm favourite with many VW enthusiasts. Expect to see Traders, Autojumblers, Show Cars, Club Displays, Campervan Cookoff, Charity Auction, Club Games, etc., as well as evening entertainment that will feature VW Action favourites like Jensen D Groover and DJ Trademark.



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Apr 28 2011

Sterling Automotive, Newbury, Berks. move into T4 & T5 conversions

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Best known for quality restoration work on Porsches, Beetles and T2 campers, Sterling Automotive have extended their workshop facilities to offer a camper and surf bus conversion service for T4 and T5 owners.

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Business owner, Kalvin Withers wanted to fit out his own T4. “I purchased a cabinet set from an established supplier and found it to be loose and wobbly. Frankly, it was ‘Fred in the shed’ rubbish. So I decided to design our own range”. “I knew that we would have to compete very keenly on price with a lot of existing suppliers but wanted to add our own quality to the competitors value”.

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Mar 1 2011

Ultra VW Meet at the 8 Ball Diner – Thursday 7th April

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ULTRA VW MEET – in association with Ultra VW Magazine.

The 8 Ball Diner
A12 Northbound,
Essex, CM8 3HB
01376 573403


001UVW86.qxd:UVWThursday 7th April at the 8 Ball Diner and every first Thursday of the month – Ultra VW Magazine comes to the 8 Ball. Open to all – but especially to lovers of all things aircooled VW. Expect to see a car park full of Bugs, Busses, Type 3s and more. Ultra VW Magazine will be on hand to take subscriptions and sell the latest issues of the magazine as well as back issues. Not to be missed. 7.30 till midnight.

The 8 Ball Diner has been created with the vision of providing the best facility in the UK for any car or bike enthusiast club or group. The Diner reflects its owners’ passions for cars and bikes both new and old, 50s lifestyle, Bikes, Drags, Vintage and Kustom Kulture – but our ‘take’ on this still manages to offer the style and comfort of a truly 21st century restaurant and bar. We care about our food, our customers, and our facilities, in a way that ‘franchised’ or ‘corporate’ bar/restaurants just cannot. We are currently building a calendar of events for 2011 and onwards, with clubs ‘hosting’ a regular night, breakfast meet, or day meeting at the 8 Ball. Each night will still be open to all owners and enthusiasts, whether or not they are members of the host club.

There is no question that the 8 Ball is all about a love of cars and bikes, but other areas have not been overlooked. The sound system, plasma TVs and air conditioning help create a ‘club’ atmosphere, but that’s not a reason to not indulge in the extensive British and American styled food menu. Bangers & Mash and Steak & Kidney Pudding sit proudly alongside smokehouse Chillis and hand formed Burgers, all of which can be washed down with beer, American lagers, glass bottled colas, or traditional milkshakes. We hope you like what you find at the 8 Ball today, but be assured we are not going to stop improving until we’re the best roadside diner on the planet.


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Jun 18 2010

Bug Jam Announces New Show & Shine Format

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Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th July
Santa Pod Raceway,
NN29 7XA
01234 782828

Following the success of the 2-day show car competitions at Big Bang, Bug Jam has also adapted to accommodate ever-increasing numbers of competitor cars. The Rust & Rat show is now on Saturday morning, and the Show & Shine is now on Sunday morning.

Both competitions have been moved to the camping-side of the Santa Pod site, which will make vehicle access easier, and hopefully much less queuing to get out for competitors! The two-day format will also allow the Bug Jam crew to handle a higher total number of competitors, and a whole range of new trophies have been announced:

Rust & Rat


Best Beetle
Best Van
Best Other Air Cooled VW
Best Water-Cooled
Best Interior
Best Military
Judges’ Choice

Show & Shine


Best Beetle
Best Splitty
Best Bay-Window
Best Late Bus/Van (T25, T4, T5)
Best Off Road (Buggy, Trekker etc)
Best Other Aircooled (T3, KG, Frid, Kit cars etc)
Best Watercooled

Best Original
Best Paint
Best Interior
Best Custom
Best Resto  Cal
Best Cal Look
Judges’ Choice
Best of Show

For the full info on the changes, please visit the official website and click “Show & Shine”:

Jun 8 2010

Deva Dubs ‘n’ Rods – June 11th – 13th

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Friday 11th to Sunday 13th June 2010
Shrewsbury Showground SY1 2PF

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Just a matter of days until we find ourselves back at Shrewsbury Showground for Deva Dubs ‘N’ Rods in 2010!!!

Noted for its relaxed vibe, superb entertainment, varied trade arena and top notch VW and Hot Rod show cars, Deva Dubs is the  summer show not to be missed!!!

This year we see over 30 trophies up for grabs, 10 on Saturday for the Daily Driver Competition and 20+ for Sunday’s Show & Shine.


Lots of traders from all over the UK will be in attendance so please take time to browse the stalls and look out for the Deva merchandise stand where there will also be Limited Edition Deva 2010 T-Shirts, Hoodies and Stickers available!


Friday night begins with the opening of the funfair and the bar around 6pm, outside of which VW based band ‘The Misftits’ will be entertaining you with musical delights from their camper van. 8.30pm brings the Deva Pub Quiz – your chance to win a trophy and some beer tokens to get the ball rolling. Following this at 10pm something different to most VW shows, Deva bring you 3 top circuit comedians for the Deva Comedy Night! Topping off the night for the last half hour you will get the chance to boogie to some quality Northern  Soul…

Saturday is the Top 10 Daily Driver Competition specifically for everyday cars, we have a bike race with a difference and the interclub 5-a-side Deva Football Tournament!  All are always popular, and all have trophies!!!  Saturday evening will have the ENGLAND vs USA World Cup game on the big screen outside the bar and after that the one and only Jensen D Groover supported by UK’s famous dance troop, The Narni Shakers, the theme for this year is BEAUTIES, BEASTS and GEEKS your chance to impress PLUS there are tophies on the night for the best dressed of each!!!


Sunday at Deva, enjoy the great cars, check out the club displays, shop till you drop in the trade area and soak up the atmosphere!! Deva is a fantastic weekend and a favourite in many peoples eyes so if you’ve not been before, make the effort you’ll be pleasantly suprised and if you’re a regular to Deva spread the word and bring some friends – they’ll thank you  for it!

Date for the Diary is Fri 11th to Sun 13th June 2010, place to be Shrewsbury Showground SY1 2PF. Check it out HERE and if you have any questions please email [email protected]

Jul 30 2009

VW Action 2009

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4th/5th/6th September 2009
Santa Pod Raceway, Wellingborough, Northants. NN29 7XA
01279 72 52 52

With just over a month to go until the world’s longest running family VW show is back, advance tickets are now available to purchase here: TICKETS


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Every year we hear from people who have brought ‘non VW enthusiast’ friends as new visitors, who have been instantly converted to the cause. The fact that they are so readily accepted by everyone is testament to just how friendly and inclusive the VW community is. Action is as much about the friendliness and hospitality of other show-goers as the quality of the show itself. In our view there is not a more entertaining and enjoyable VW Show in the world. VW Action can be a weekend camped amongst like-minded enthusiasts, sitting, chilling, and meeting new friends, or a fully involved, participative fun fest!

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