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VW Shows: Big Bang 2011 @ Santa Pod Raceway

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

I have always wanted to go to Big Bang - something about drag racing 50 year old split screens somehow appeals to me!

Unfortunately, due to a never ending work schedule (I know… it’s good to be busy!!!) and not having my T5 (which was being converted to a camper at the time), I wasn’t able to make the show again this year!

However, after putting out a few feelers on Twitter, one of our fantastic followers, Rachel Crooks (@DanceFuzion), was kind enough to take some photos of the event for me to share with you on the blog.

So here you go…

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VW Shows: VolksWorld 2011

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Unfortunately we weren’t able to make it to VolksWorld this year. Thankfully Andy at Norfolk VW Camper Hire was able to go and he gives us a run down of the show and his journey.

This year is the first year I’ve camped at VolksWorld. Poppy was packed up early on Friday morning and after a few basic checks and a top-up of oil, away we went towards Ipswich to meet our friends Nath and Abbie in their T4.

Here was the day’s first drama, when a minor leak whilst filling up with fuel threatened to stop us in our tracks before we really got going. Once we stopped panicking and with the problem sorted, we hit the road towards the show, via a ‘quick’ stop off at a breakers yard near Chelmsford to get a part (with the fun and games which followed, I can’t even remember what the part was!) for Abbie’s MK2 Golf. (more…)

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Readers Rides #21 1989 VW T25

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

This weeks readers rides come from Martin, who’s sharing with us his 1989 VW T25 - Boris.


Model: T25
Year: 1989
Colour: Off white, creamy colour
Engine: 1900cc petrol 4 speed
Camper conversion: Holdsworth 2 berth

We had been thinking about buying a VW camper and decided to go to Vanfest for the day back in 2006.  We had approached my bank to see if they would loan us £5,000 which they agreed to, so off we went to Vanfest on the Saturday with the intention of buying a van.  We had a good look around and then went to the sales area.  We saw some really nice vans but were out of our price range and we also saw some very rough ones that would have needed lots spending on.

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VW Shows: Volkworld 2010 - Sandown Park, Surrey

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

VW Shows: Volkworld 2010 - Sandown Park, Surrey

Well I have finally gotten round to looking at the photos we took at this years Volkworld Show. The show was really very good and seeing as we are currently planning our next VW Van project after having sold our T25 in January it was great to see vans of all types to get some ideas.

What I love about the Volksworld show is the range of outstanding camper interiors on display. During the day I think I changed my mind about 8 times regarding what sort of layout interior I want for our upcoming project!

Anyway… I thought I would share with you some of the photos we took whilst at the show, although it was so busy it was hard to get any really good shots, but for those of you that were not able to attend this should give you an idea of what was on display: (more…)

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VW Shows: Vanfest 2009 - Malvern, Worcestershire

Monday, October 12th, 2009

VW Shows: Vanfest 2009 - Malvern, Worcestershire

I have finally gotten around to looking through our photos of this years Vanfest event. Unfortunately, we had to go up in the car as our T25 was off the road at the time. We stayed in a Travel Inn in Gloucester so I can’t say we got the full effect and atmosphere of the event, but it was fun nevertheless.

The vans on display in the ‘Show and Shine’ competition were truly inspiring. I think my favourite had to be the incredibly low rat style red Split Screen. However, the ‘Pool Bay Hooker’ Bay Window was also very cool as was the immaculate Komet (I think) T25 with the hard side pop top and the cool 80’s stereo and badminton rackets inside.

As I said, it was a bit of quick stop off for us before getting back on the road so we only had about 5 hours at the event but I thought I would share some of the photos we took on the day. (more…)

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VW Shows: Cornwall VW Jamboree 2009 - Redruth Cornwall

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

VW Shows: Cornwall VW Jamboree 2009 - Redruth Cornwall

Well, it is that time of year where the VW Bus and Camper shows seems to be coming one after another. A few weeks ago I posted some photos from the Dubs at the Beach event in Paignton and those of you that follow me on Twitter will have seen some more show photos tweeted whilst I attended the Cornwall VW Jamboree 2009 last Sunday.

I have never been to this event, which is held at the Stithians Agricultural Show near Redruth and unfortunately due to the rather bad weather combined with a tight schedule I can’t say I had too long to sit back and enjoy the atmosphere! 

Nevertheless, there were some truly inspirational VW Vans on show so I thought I would show you some of the photos we shot whilst at the event. (more…)

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VW Shows: Dubs at the Beach - Paignton Devon

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

VW Show: Dubs at the Beach - Paignton Devon

Anyone following me on Twitter will know that over the weekend I was tweeting plenty of photos of VW camper vans. This is because I am lucky enough to have a very good Volkswagen Camper Van and Bus Show held right on my doorstep. I first stumbled upon the Dubs at the Beach show in it’s first year in 2005. Back then we had just returned from a 6 month trip around the world (a lot of which was done in a camper van - see here, here and here) and we had decided we wanted a VW Van.

We were just heading out the door one Sunday afternoon in August to view a Bay Window van in Truro. Don’t get me wrong, this was certainly not a show model but we just wanted to start getting some ideas as to what we wanted. As we were getting in the car we had a call from a friend of ours saying ‘you know you were looking for a Volkswagen Camper Van? Well get down the seafront now as there is loads of them here!!’ (more…)

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