Sunday 28 October 2012

Coming up...

It's cold, wet and miserable outside and the clocks have gone back - it can only mean one thing: winter's here! To help prepare for the long dark months there is a choice of events next weekend to finish the show season off:

The traditional season closer, held at Montem Sports Centre. Not the jam packed crush it used to be but still a useful place to find parts and touch base.

Tickets are £4 (probably)

Sat Nav: SL1 2QG

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If you're feeling keen there is a cruise to the Swap Meet from Beaconsfield Services (M40 junction2). Meeting from 7.45am (WHAT?!) and leaving sometime after 8.00am for a 5 mile trundle.

If you're feeling a bit Northern and can't face travelling to a soft, shandy drinking southern swap meet then there is:

A new event to close the year from the organisers of the season opener featuring indoor Traders' Halls, free Autojumble plots and vehicle sales area, as well as stupidly expensive bad food.

Gates open 2pm on Saturday is you're silly enough to camp (n.b. gates close at 10pm)

Show opens 9am Sunday

Entry: £10 each
Camping: £5 per vehicle

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Saturday evening features a cruise out to a local firework display (tickets: £6 adults, £2 kids)

Thursday 25 October 2012

The End Is Nigh!

News from the Sao Paolo motorshow is that the Type 2 will end production at the end of next year, after a mere 63 years, a victim of new safety legislation coming into effect in January 2014 which requires new vehicles to have ABS and Airbags.

Full story at Autocar

Wednesday 17 October 2012

Bug Jam - As Seen On TV

Santa Pod has uploaded its Bug Jam coverage, in 2 parts, onto YouTube

Part 1

Part 2

Thursday 4 October 2012

Volksworld 25th Anniversary ptII

These 2 videos have been uploaded via Facebook. The first is a time lapse video of all the cars and vans driving onto the circuit, the second is footage of the lap of Brands.

Tim is at the very beginning, ginga is at 1' 58" and Alex is at 2'16"

The evening will be featured in the December 2012 issue of Volksworld with pull out poster of the track parade.