Wednesday 17 November 2010

Slough Swap Meet

Last Sunday saw the annual trek to a small leisure centre just outside London which, for one day, becomes a Mecca for VW enthusiasts. The Lo 'E' Nuf cruz left Bicester at the crack of Too Early o'clock and trundled Slough bound picking up stragglers in Chinnor along the way. Cris and Josh both had shopping lists whereas everyone else was there for the bacon sarnies. We arrived around 9.30, got the last few parking spaces and headed straight in. After a lap of the hall it was back outside for a lap of the car park followed by breakfast. Chef Cris made the bacon and egg rolls, Chef ginga did the coffees.

After breakfast it was back into the hall for serious spending, Josh buying the half of the Schofield catalogue he didn't buy last year and Cris stocking up on rubber items for use later.

Lo 'E' Nuf in da house, well, car park

The Rosobus

Alex's car back in street trim after its 13.0s run at Santa Pod

Low Enough

Chef Cris

Money spent it was time to trundle home, via McDonalds and Josh's Bat Cave for a quick look at how he's progressing with his Split. That's it, final show of the year. Next up is DubFreeze in February.

Tuesday 16 November 2010

Discount Tickets

Santa Pod are offering discounted Early Bird prices for tickets ordered before January 31st.

Big Bang 6th-8th May 2011
Gate: £35
Advance: £30
Early Bird: £25
Bug Jam 25 22nd-24th July 2011
Gate: £50
Advance: £40
Early Bird: £35

Order your tickets from Tim the Ticket Pimp

Wednesday 3 November 2010

This Weekend

National VW Swap meet

Montem Sports Hall, Slough

Sunday 14th November 2010

Doors open to public at 9.00am

View Montem Leisure Centre & Slough Ice Arena in a larger map

Wednesday 13 October 2010

Kop Hill Climb 2010

September 25th saw a small group of members trek the mighty journey all the way to Princes Risborough for the second Kop Hill Revival. After spending 2 days in the rain setting up the organisers were blessed with a clear, sunny day.

Lo 'E' Nuf in the Classic Parking

Ginga took his F100, Cris had the Split and Danny Boy dragged Daphne for a rare 'meet the public' day. And did it ever meet the public! A mysterious patch of quicksand at the rear of Daphne meant that everyone was stuck to the spot for upto hours at a time.

Meanwhile there were plenty of cars and bikes going up the hill, both old and new...

George Thomas was the official Recovery service and was called out a couple of times

Local car collector Dick Skipworth brought along his Ecurie Ecosse fleet including the incredible transporter, the first time they've been seen together at one event.

Classic parking at the Hill

There were over 8000 spectators over the weekend, almost double last year's attendance. Next year's event is already being planned...

Bug Boogie 2010

Sunday September 26th was the UltraVW Bug Boogie at Windsor Racecourse. The event had previously been held at Wellington Park near Reading and was a very nice, laid back show but had outgrown the site. The new location had improved access and better toilets but that was about it. And "2010’s second Grand National Autojumble" was conspicuous by its absence.

Bug Boogie was being held as part of Cars @ The Park and promised cars from Classic Porsche, 911 & Porsche World, Japanese Performance and Auto Italia magazines. Unfortunately the majority of their readers tool around in dull modern shopping trolleys and the show field was thoroughly underwhelming.

The Porsche display

The car park Japanese and Italian displays

RHD sliding door Split

Stretched Type 25

Lo 'E' Nuf in da house

We should've gone to either the Ivan Hirst Memorial show near Reading or Bugs & Minis at Blenheim Palace. Bug Boogie is probably on next year.

Saturday 2 October 2010

New Arrival

We welcome to the Lo 'E' Nuf fold more new members and their recent purchase, a 1981 T25.

Sim was a Chinnor Posse regular wa-a-a-ay back in the day and helped with building Hot Snot and Baby Bootle. Then, just as Lo 'E' Nuf was forming, he grew tired of the hectic metropolis of Chinnor and fled to Wales, via the Tubbytronic Superdome and picking up Evelyn (Mrs Sim) along the way.

More recently he realised he missed the standing around talking rubbish, the sitting around talking rubbish and the listening to rubbish so did the only rational thing and hot footed it back to Oxfordshire for a quick fix. This led to him joining us at Santa Pod for a few shows where he could indulge in some extreme nonsense talking.

Sim at Bug Jam

It was at Bug Jam this summer that Sim decided he had far too much spare time and money and therefore he needed a VW in his life. With Cris helping he contacted Graham at Scotties Van Centre in Bicester and bought this little beauty.

A 1981 Transporter with 2 litre aircooled engine and Autohomes conversion, it came with an MOT failure sheet longer than your arm and had been standing for 8 years but overall it looked good and the price was right. Graham dropped it off at the Birkshop and Cris and Sim set to it. Most of the MOT failure points were straight forward servicing issues and there's only 2 small areas of rot. The pop-top hasn't survived quite as well as the rest of the van but it's the very useful solid sided type and will be resurrected. The MOT is imminent...

Wednesday 15 September 2010

Coming Up

Next on the calendar is the Kop Hill Climb, Princes Risborough on Sept 25/26.

Kop Hill near Princes Risborough Buckinghamshire, was one of the most popular speed hill climbs in the country for motorcycles and motorcars in the period between 1910 and 1925. This year's centenary event celebrates the first recorded races by motorcyclists in 1910. A year later they were joined by motorcars. The hill was in regular use by motorcycles and motorcars until 1925 when, as a result of an accident on the hill, all racing on public roads in Britain was banned. For two days, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of September the hill will be returned to its glorious past. Storming the hill this year will be over 300 historic vehicles from the earliest days through to post-war classics. These will be leavened by a few modern exotic cars showing how motoring has developed over the last 100 years.

Tickets are £5 each, kids under 12 go free.

Clashing, on the Sunday, is Ultra VW magazine's Bug Boogie 

This year it's being held at Windsor Racecourse as part of the CHP Cars @ The Course show and will feature cars from Japanese Performance , 911 & Porsche World and Auto Italia magazines.

Monday 13 September 2010


A mere 18 months after this...

...and it was time to reunite the body with its floorpan. The floorpan had been at Deano's VWs being fitted out. Dean trailered it back to Mat & Sal's and we were bribed by the promise of coffee and chilli to lend a hand.

Floorpan now fitted with suspension, brakes, transmission & steering

The Lo 'E' Nuf way

After a while of careful checking, drinking coffee, lining up, drinking coffee, removing obstacles and drinking coffee it was time for the lift. Easier said than done, some idiot had put a floorpan in the way, but with some long bolts to help line everything up eventually the body and floor were together again. A couple of reluctant bolts will be sorted back at Dean's workshop.
Lift, shuffle, shuffle, pause...

Nearly there

Down, bolted up and ready to go

The lifting crew

Ready for the trip back to Deano's VWs for re-assembly