Monday 20 March 2023

VolksWorld Show 2023 a.k.a WTF?

 Two veteran Lo 'E' Nuf cars dramatically leapt from the obscurity of the Forgotten But Not Lost page straight into the spotlight when they appeared at the VolksWorld Show at Sandown Park.

First was Baby Bootle who, until recently, was languishing in an open barn. After some gentle persuasion from Stu Betty, Cris agreed to dig it out and whizz round with the touch-up brush so it could be displayed in the Back To 89 display.

Meanwhile, upstairs, Silly Sid's Rad Roadster was back! Guy had sold it to James Self. Who, in turn, had taken on a complete re-fresh, undoing years of Guy's idleness.

Some of the other sights...

Needs lowering

Nicely upholstered wheel tubs

Richie King's lightened 911

As always, some cars aren't able to be finished in time. Deadlines are a bitch! Typ 38 Prototype.

Thursday 3 September 2015

Monday 22 September 2014

8.02 @ 169mph!

Richie Webb does it again, setting a new PB at Santa Pod over the weekend.

Now for a winter of making it go faster...

Friday 19 September 2014


Is anyone out there, within reasonable distance of Bicester, able to hang a pair of Beetle doors?

Ellie's Angel is nearly done - all that's left now is for me to jam the fuel pump on and for someone else to gap the doors. I've had a go at it, it ain't happening. The doors fit, they were on when it was painted, but will they now? Like hell...

So, is anyone out there able to save the day and release Angel back into the wild - and give me my garage back?

Monday 25 August 2014

Coming up...

This weekend sees the last of the 3 Santa Pod VW weekenders. All the usual guff and nonsense with the added bonus that it's VW-only RWYB (plus invited guests) so no lines of Corsas etc clogging the fire up lane.

This year's theme is Zombie Fright Night so expect lots of hilarious people in bad costumes causing a nuisance throughout the weekend. Friday night sees Ivan McCutcheon and Niki Dimensions playing House and D&B. Saturday night is the usual Jensen D Groover farce. Alternatively there's the Scary Monsters indie party in the Fuellers Bar both nights.

Saturday night sees Shaun of the Dead being shown in the Fuellers Bar after the noise has stopped.

Tickets are £40 on the gate
(under 13s go free)

(clickety fo' biggety)

Monday 18 August 2014

Don't Call It A Comeback...

Less than 2 weeks after the Slough Swapmeet shuffled off this mortal coil a group of enthusiasts have come together and performed CPR.

Details are still being finalised but it will be at Montem Sports Centre, Slough on November 2nd.
As well as the swapmeet there will be trophies for classes yet to be decided.

If you want to book a table please email

Wednesday 6 August 2014

Slough Swapmeet

Pollock, in the guise of intrepid investigative reporter, has received this message from the infamous John Daniel regarding this year's swapmeet:

"Regretfully, the committee decided at the post mortem meeting last December to wind up the event as we were told that Slough Council are planning to demolish the Centre and the Ice Arena in the next couple of years or so.
This news of a closure, allied to the general decline in attendance and the poor health of a senior committee member, resulted in the member's decision to call it a day.

We would like to thank all VW aircooled owners, traders and visitors, who have supported the event over the years

Edit: It's back! See here or in the comments below.