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Sep 11 2011

GTI Festival – Santa Pod – Sunday 16th October – The Season Finale

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GTI FESTIVAL – THE SEASON FINALE
Sunday 16th October 2011
Santa Pod Raceway,
Wellingborough,
Northants.
NN29 7XA
01279 72 52 52 or [email protected]

www.vwaction.com/gtifestival

ONLY £15 FOR A FULL DAY – FULL SHOW
(Accompanied under-13s FREE)

Traders
Autojumble
RWYB/Sprints*
Show & Shine
Dizzy Rascals
Girlz N Dubz

Over the years, from the very first GTI Festival events in the late 1980s, the shows have attracted hordes of Volkswagen enthusiasts to several different venues around the UK. The GTI Festival and ‘Inters’ were for a decade or more, just about the only specialist water cooled VW events of the year. Now, we have a busy ‘calendar’. The 2011 GTI Festival is moving its date to the end of that busy calendar, to establish a ‘Final Fling’ season finale, before the time comes to put cars away for the close season, or pull them apart for mods or winter rebuilds.

The GTI Festival – ‘Season Finale’ is for enthusiasts of all VAG marques, SEAT, Skoda, Audi and of course Volkswagen. Now the Volkswagen Group includes Lamborghini, Bentley and Bugatti too, but the closest we will probably come to seeing any of those will be Bentley rims shoehorned under late Golf arches!

The GTI Festival is a show where all VAG vehicles are welcome with open arms. All clubs are invited to display during the day, and after a very well received revamp of the show layout in 2010, the clubs area is now easily able to accommodate the 40+ clubs who regularly attend the event. If you want your club to be part of the show, you need to act fast. The earliest club bookings get pride of place, and we expect to see a huge number of clubs and registers represented, so get in early! To book club displays call 01279 725252 or email: [email protected].
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Apr 15 2011

More than Just Kampers, Just Beetles now too!

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Ironically when VZi sponsors Just Kampers first opened in 1989 as an air cooled VW Camper restoration workshop, most of their customers had Beetles! Beetles are very much part of their history and today, 6 of their 30+ staff have a classic Beetle or Beach Buggy.

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2011 sees them really push their air cooled Beetle range and to show that they take it seriously, they have set up a separate website www.justbeetles.co.uk and produced a separate catalogue of VW Beetle parts and accessories.

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Apr 7 2011

Big Bang Camper & Bus Advance Tickets Now On Sale

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BIG BANG CAMPER & BUS (VWDRC ROUND)
6th – 8th May 2011
Santa Pod Raceway,
Wellingborough,
Northants.
NN29 7XA
01234 782828 or [email protected]

www.big-bang.co.uk

Big Bang Camper and Bus marks the start to the Vee Dub season at Santa Pod Raceway, and it’s just about the best excuse needed to get your beloved machine out of hibernation and take it on an early summer holiday for a weekend of camping, racing, show cars, music, comedy and much, much, more besides.

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Starting on track, the famous Santa Pod drag strip is open to the general public for Run What Ya Brung, with the competition classes staying due to popular demand. You will also be able to watch several hot Bugs that have made the trip from mainland Europe to compete against our home-grown RWYB’ers.

The track will also host racing from the VWDRC Pro and Sportsman classes, along with guest classes Super Modified, Outlaw Anglia, 8.50 Bike, 9.50 Bike, Sportsman ET, Junior Dragster and new-for-2011 Junior Drag Bike. The track is also the place to spot the now legendary Fireforce Jet Car.

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The drag strip also features Human Powered Racing on Saturday lunchtime, so please make sure you remember to bring a bike, skateboard, kite-board etc. whatever you think can win an engine-less half-mile race!

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The massive and ever-popular Sunday Show and Shine is once again supported by a Rust and Rat show on the Saturday. The Rust and Rat Show proved so popular last year, extra trophies have been added in recognition of the excellent cars on display.

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Mar 22 2011

GTI SPRING FESTIVAL – Sunday 3rd April – Santa Pod Raceway

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GTI SPRING FESTIVAL
Sunday 3rd April
Santa Pod Raceway,
Wellingborough,
Northants. NN29 7XA

01279 72 52 52 or
[email protected]
www.vwaction.co.uk

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Over the years, from the very first GTI Festival events in the late 1980s, the shows have attracted hordes of Volkswagen enthusiasts to several different venues around the UK. The GTI Festival and ‘Inters’�� were for a decade or more, just about the only specialist watercooled VW events of the year. Now, we have a busy show calendar.

The GTI Spring Festival is now established as the real ‘season opener’��, and THE one day show for all enthusiasts of all VAG marques, SEAT, Skoda, Audi and of course Volkswagen. And now the Volkswagen Group includes Lamborghini, Bentley and Bugatti too! The GTI Spring Festival, is a show where all VAG vehicles are welcome with open arms. All clubs are invited to display during the day, and after a very well received revamp of the show layout, the clubs area is now able to accommodate in excess of the 40 clubs who regularly attend the event. If you want your club to be part of the show, you need to act fast. The earliest club bookings get pride of place, and we expect to see a huge number of clubs and registers represented, so please get in early! To book club displays call 01279 725252 or email us.

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Show & Shine

The GTI Spring Festival Show & Shine has a massive number of awards including Best Audi, Best Skoda, Best SEAT, and Best VW, Best Engineering, Best Paint, Best Engine, Best Van and many more. There are also ‘top twenty’ trophies covering all the marques, and full details are available via the SPRINGfest ‘Show & Shine’ link.

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Mar 12 2011

Volksworld Show – A message from Ivan McCutcheon

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VOLKSWORLDLOGODon’t Miss The VolksWorld Show,
Sandown Park, 26th -27th March 2011

Shazam! The puff of smoke has cleared and the 2011 VolksWorld Show is almost here. It’s not down to magic though, it’s down to a lot of hard work by my team for a start. But that would be nothing without each and every single car owner and workshop who have been building the cars you’ll see at the show. I doubt we could add up all the hours that have been spent in cold garages over the winter on these cars. One thing is for sure – we’ve got some seriously cool cars together for you.

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To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the VW Type 3 we have gathered together some great examples from all over Europe and put them into a special display. We have also got a lovely Type 3 Karmann Ghia in the main foyer which you can get your photograph taken in – we’ll then make you a one-off 50th Anniversary VolksWorld Front cover which you can take home as a momento. All proceeds (not profits!) will be donated to our nominated charity SPECAL.

Also in the foyer The Southern Dune Buggy Club members are attempting to build a Beach Buggy from scratch so if you come make sure you keep them fired-up with words of encouragement.

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Mar 3 2011

Euro Racers at Big Bang/VW Camper & Bus Show

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BIG BANG inc.CAMPER & BUS SHOW (VWDRC ROUND)
6th – 8th MAY 2011
Santa Pod Raceway
Wellingborough
Northants. NN29 7XA
01234 782828 or [email protected]

www.big-bang.co.uk

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Santa Pod Raceway and Brian Burrows are pleased to announce that they are STILL adding new and exciting attractions to the Big Bang/Camper & Bus Show on the 6th- 8th May 2011. Courtesy of the Kaag Kevers VW Club they have not one, but SEVEN of Belgium and Holland’s quickest VWs coming along to spice up the RWYB competition. These cars include 1303s, Ovals and the Paranoia Beetle race car which was last seen pulling huge wheelies and charging up the track at VW Action 2010.

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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,
Witham,
Essex, CM8 3HB
01376 573403
www.8balldiner.com

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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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Ultra VW Magazine: www.ultravw.com


Feb 24 2011

New VW Golf Cabriolet set for the summer

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 The new Volkswagen Golf Convertible comes to the UK in the summer. Let's hope the sunshine is close behind it!

The new Volkswagen Golf Convertible comes to the UK in the summer. Let's hope the sunshine is close behind it!

The first pictures of the new Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet have been revealed ahead of the car’s public debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week writes www.totallymotor.co.uk.

As the latest two-door, four-seat, front-engine soft top from the company, it will also be the first Golf Cabriolet available since the Mk IV Golf.

Still, with the new model comes plenty of updated technology. Above all, it boasts an electrically-powered soft-top which can be opened in just 9.5secs that can be operated on the move, at speeds of up to 18mph.

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Feb 15 2011

Rust in peace: Stunning shipwrecks – including a sunken Bug – captured on camera around the world

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An intrepid British photographer has travelled the world snapping pictures of the bizarre things lying on the sea bed – writes the Mail Online (sorry.)

Diving enthusiast Alex Mustard, 36, has made many strange discoveries while exploring beneath the water’s surface.

His pictures, taken while investigating the insides of eerie shipwrecks, include barnacle-covered motorbikes once meant for British troops in World War Two.

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Rusty British trucks also lie forgotten in their watery graves along with rifles that have never been used, and one extraordinary photo even shows the shell of the iconic VW Beetle car.

Alex, from Southampton, Hampshire, said: ‘Wrecks attract divers because of the incongruity of seeing something from above the waves beneath them.

‘The VW Beetle was purposely sunk for divers and it’s particularly bizarre – it’s the last thing you would expect to sea underwater.

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Feb 11 2011

8 Ball Diner Grand Opening – Saturday 19th February

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The 8 Ball Diner
A12 Northbound
Near Witham/Rivenhall
Essex
CM8 3HB
Phone: +44 (0)1376 573403

www.8balldiner.com

8BALLOPENLong time VW enthusiasts Brett Hawksbee, Brian Burrows and Pete Fearn launch their latest venture next weekend as Saturday 19th February sees the Grand Opening of the newly refurbished 8 Ball Diner in Essex.

The guys have created The 8 Ball Diner 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 their ‘take’ on this still manages to offer the style and comfort of a truly 21st century restaurant and bar. They care about the food, their customers, and the facilities, just like they always have done when promoting VW events. They 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.

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