Monday 21 December 2009

Merry Christmas!

Another new addition to the fleet

Darren, Big Daz to those who dare, used to have a particularly lovely black Dodge Charger back in the day before life, wife and kids got in the way.

The good old days

He's decided it's time he got back into cars - with the wife's blessing, lucky man! After a slight false start looking at a collander pretending to be a Chevy Bel Air he's landed himself a 1954 Buick Century project. Currently without engine, although one may be sourced by the time you read this.

Trademark Buick grill

This will be a big project for Darren who'll be learning to weld, make repair panels etc as he goes along. We look forward to seeing it on the road soon-ish.

Monday 23 November 2009

Slough Swapmeet

Sunday 8th was the Slough Swapmeet and a Lo 'E' Nuf contingent trooped along.

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Montem Hall wasn't its usual crush.

Back out in the car park and club chef Cristophe Le Fantôme Chaud whipped up some fine bacon sarnies and coffee.

Also in the car park, Chris Kinnarney was selling his Type 3 and Beetle.

And an old Lo 'E' Nuf car was spotted.

Main task of the day was to give Josh's wallet a good spanking.
By the end of play he had amassed a useful collection of parts which were dropped off at the workshop on the way home.

Tuesday 3 November 2009

The new arrival

Sneaking into Cris' workshop late at night is the latest addition to the Lo 'E' Nuf fleet imported, by Josh, all the way from Wales.

It's a Brazilian 15 window microbus that has seen a hard life. Now it's here to be rescued and cossetted.

The following evening saw the usual...

"It came off in my hand, honest"

Josh made panels

Cris welded them in.

Next on the agenda is a shopping trip to the Slough Swap Meet. You can follow the build on Josh's Thread on the SSVC Forum

Monday 26 October 2009

Slough VW Swap Meet

The next VW event on the calendar, it's on Sunday November 8th.

Doors open at 9am.

To book a table contact

or phone 01628 661402


Coming Home

Robin & Anna's move to Bicester was completed recently when Robin's 61 Beetle finally made its way over.
Robin was assisted in the move by Rosoman & Son Vehicle Transportation.

The car has plenty of club history having been through Toby and Cris' hands in the past and has been spanked up the strip a fair few times in Robin's hands.

Still wearing its club sticker with pride

You can't fake this sort of patina!

Resting in one of ginga's spare lock-ups

Saturday 10 October 2009

Kop Hill Climb

A small group of Lo 'E' Nuf members trooped off to Princes Risborough recently for the Kop Hill Climb revival.

A popular event in the early 20th century, it was last used in 1925 after which public roads were no longer permitted to be used for competition.

The Sunshine Bus

Classic car parking

Local petrolhead, and occasional musician, Jay Kay brought along a couple of his cars.

His run in a 911 was the "most spirited" of the day.

Dave Cooke in a 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa

TVR Tuscan racer made road legal,

complete with baby seat

Old & New

Next year's event is already in the planning.

We'll be there, hopefully some of us will be taking part.

Some pictures borrowed from Octane Magazine

Monday 5 October 2009

Bug Boogie

On a sunny Sunday, September 20th, a small group of Lo 'E' Nuf-fers met up at the UltraVW Bug Boogie near Reading.
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Alex and Tim parked under the trees

Very cool retro mk2 Golf

Someone needs Cris' windscreen skills

Turbo-tastic buggy

It may not be a VW but it's rear engined and very cool!

There was also a Porsche show on site but I couldn't be bothered to take pictures...

Monday 14 September 2009

This weekend

Shakespeare County Raceway
(Avon Park for us old 'uns)
18-19-20th September

On track:
Hot Rods, Customs, Street Machines, Outlaw Anglias,
Wild Bunch Altered & Dragsters, Gasser Circus,
Jet Funny Car, Flathead Meltdown
and Outlaw Flat Four.

Friday night: Drive-in movie.
Saturday night: Cacklefest

Tickets: £18/day, £30/weekend
(children under 16 go free)

Sunday 20th September

Wellington Country Park near Reading

Ultra VW's own one day show,
run with 911 & Porsche World magazine's own Porsche Picnic
2 shows in one!

Adults: £6

under 16s: free

Sunday 13 September 2009

VW Action 2009 pt3

A few pics from Toby "Itchy Shutter Finger" Rosoman
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Alex winning
And again

At rest

Podzilla in full flight

Night time in the Lo 'E' Nuf camp site

Dodgy looking lot