Sunday 29 May 2011

Lo 'E' Nuf clothing is back!

We're pleased to announce that, after one year off, Lo 'E' Nuf clothing is back. This time Josh is handling it and if you order now it will be delivered at Bug Jam. Same story as before, large club logo on the back and small logo or name on the front left chest. As well as the usual T-shirts and Hoodies, this time there are high quality Premium Hoodies and ladies Fitted T-shirts.

Order deadline is Friday July 8th

To order contact Josh on

All orders must be paid for in advance
"Off the menu" options are available - speak to Josh

Thursday 26 May 2011

Coming up...

This weekend: Mini and VW Car Show at Knebworth House near Stevenage on Bank Holiday Monday.

Two shows in one with the best of British and German engineering with Mini's from 1959 to date and VWs from the oldest Beetle through to the newest Golf. All complete with an arena, commentator, trade stands and autojumble. 

Entrance Price:   Normal Park admission - £8.00 / Family £28.00 - Under 4s free. Includes entry to Fort Knebworth play area and Dinosaur Trail.

The following weekend is Stonor Park VW Show on Sunday June 5th.

All the usual guff: Concours, traders, club stands, Boot sales...

Tickets: £8 - children under 16 go free.

Tuesday 24 May 2011

Grounds for dismissal...

Toby disappointed us all on Wednesday evening when he suddenly turned up with this:

He seems to have it in his head that just owning a VW is not enough but that he should "restore" it and "finish" it. Hopefully these crazy notions will never catch on! The big smile on his face said it all though, a happy man and his type 2 freshly on the road.

There's a few small things to be resolved, a sticking Carb and the cab being short of 4 sets of seatbelts being the main points, before it can make it to Bug Jam in July - these should be sorted by the end of the year. Toby hasn't had much chance to drive it yet but the 1776 engine feels strong and should be easily capable of pulling a family of 6 and all their clobber about.

Thursday 19 May 2011

NOT A Body Off Rebuild

Shock, horror, a posting on here that's actually about someone working on their car!

Last year Pollock took his Beetle off the road for a refresh. It needed a few repairs and Pollock was taking the opportunity to stamp his identity onto the car. As with all resto's a few small repairs quickly expanded, a small bit of rot turned into a large hole, old patches welded over rust were blowing through...

Working in a borrowed tent in a borrowed corner of Graham's Graeme's yard at Scotty's Van Centre in Bicester, Pollock dived head first into the deep end.

As remembered...

The reality...

It's now coming along nicely, Pollock has Jimmy the Welder in this week for all the tricky stuff. For the full details head over to Pollock's Build Thread on Volkszone.

Sunday 15 May 2011

Take Me Home

Gaz the FireProof Skratch Duck has recently completed this homage to Phil Collins, complete with cameo appearance by Walter the Variant. Don't worry, it's worth a look!

The original video...

Wednesday 11 May 2011

This weekend

A couple of suggestions for this weekend...

Porsche Autojumble, Husborne Crawley
Saturday 14th
Free entry

Chiltern Hills Vintage Vehicle Rally, Aston Clinton
Sunday 15th
Adults £5 - kids go free

Also on Sunday afternoon is the next Stanceworks meeting in Milton Keynes from 12.30pm, followed by a cruz down to the Ace Cafe for The Blitz show and M25 Ring Run in the evening.

Tuesday 10 May 2011

Something Else To Dust

Congratulations to Alex for winning the Show N Go trophy at Big Bang this weekend. As Santa Pod put it: "Alex Oakman – 1980 VW Beetle 1200 This home-built Bug scored an almost-perfect 190 points in the “show”, and the 2100cc engine helped it to 13.5 seconds and 132 points in the “go”, giving it a very tough score to beat."

Note the carefully cleaned tyres


 Meanwhile Tim's car showed a lot of promise and has Alex nervously looking over his shoulder.

Thursday 5 May 2011

Big Bang Weather

Fresh from the BBC:

Club Camping location: