Wednesday 29 May 2013

Coming up...

This weekend sees 2 old rivals square up against each other.

Firstly is the NSRA Fun Run at Billing Aquadrome, near Northampton (NN3 9DA).

Their first major hot rod show of the year. Weekend activities and entertainment, trade stalls, saturday cruise, huge show 'n' shine car show for pre-1972 Hot Rods, Street Rods, and Customs.
The event starts on the Friday with campers and traders setting up camp. In the evening there will be a bar, disco and live covers band in the main marquee, chill out and meet your mates for a natter.
Saturday morning, bright and early sees a chance for the Tot Rods to be let loose on the go-cart track. At around mid day there is a cruise out in the Rods to a top secret destination. Alternatively laze around checking out the trade stands, visit the fair or go swimming. On Saturday evening there will be live music from The Firebirds, a rock and roll band, along with the disco in the marquee.

Sunday is show day when the main field is filled with Rods, swelled by the day trippers. The show field is open to all Pre 72 vehicles. We will have the normal Pop Festival and this year we will have a special category for “Wagons and Woodies“.

Day tickets: Adults £6, kids (6-15) £3, unders 5 go free.

Secondly it's VW Expo at Stonor Park on Sunday (RG9 6HF).

All the usual fun: Show & Shine, traders, Greg's Rest Stop, the John Daniels' Letch-a-thon, Club displays, comedy parking on the grassy slopes...

Tickets: Adults £9 (!), children under 16 go free. Autojumble plots are £10 (car) or £30 (van).

Entry includes admittance to Stonor Park house, home of the Stonor family for over 800 years.

Gates open 9am

Wednesday 22 May 2013

Apex Festival

The weekend of May 17th - 19th was the second running of the Apex Festival, held at Lydden Hill race circuit in Kent. Located just 5 miles outside Dover, there were plenty of Foreign Johnnies at the show - some had even popped over just for the day.

A small group of L'E'Ns headed down Friday/Saturday, pitched up with the Wolfsburg Weedhuggers and settled in for a weekend of roundy-roundy fun. Elsewhere on site Pollock was trading, ably supervised by his son Matt.

There were track sessions for Formula Vee, Drifting and open sessions for cars not run in yet - ideal for Dan! Sunday morning saw the Show & Shine take centre stage until the track opened at lunchtime (thanks to a Sunday noise curfew).

In the campsite

Old Skool Camping

Danny & gReece on track

And the traditional "fixing Daphne in the campsite" shot

 Welcome to The House of Pollock

Some of the traders

 Moog & Martin drove up in VWHeritage's new toy
A 1956 Split PU from Canada with less than 5000 miles from new!

In the paddock

Yes please!

Some fun Fords


Barndoor Line Up
Dave Forder had his new toy in the Show & Shine
Some very Daphne-esque touches

Essential night-time equipment

Saturday track parade

Track action

2 from Dan

And one from VJ Dom

So, what did we learn from the weekend? 
  1. The Apex organisers need to book more toilets - something they readily acknowledge.
  2. Red9 front ends really are rubbish. Too short, too soft, too half-arsed.
  3. Danny needs a fuel gauge!
An excellent 'small' event, the weather was even with us for the weekend. The Apex organisers are in talks with Mallory Park circuit, near Leicester, for an additional more central event.

On a final note, the Wolfsburg Weedhuggers are holding their own one day show on Sunday June 16th at the Black Horse pub near Great Missenden (HP16 9AX). CLICK for more details.

Sunday 19 May 2013

Bug Jam

It's 2 months until Bug Jam so here's a reminder for tickets.

There's drag racing, monster truck, jet car, roller disco(!), bands & DJs, show & shine, etc etc etc...

Tickets are £80 (non-VW) and £65 (VW) on the gate.

Club Camping advance ticket price is £55 each - this includes booking fee, postage and toilet hire.

Club Camping pass holders are also able to start their Bug Jam early with gates open from Thursday 18th July.

To order your ticket contact Tim via

Saturday 11 May 2013

Coming up...

Unique trackside camping so you don't miss a moment • FREE Circuit Parades - get to drive around the circuit • full blown championship circuit racing • swap meet • trackday sessions • show 'n shine • FREE family fun • gravity racing • big party saturday night • race pace passenger rides • exhibits on and off the track • all independent boutique food outlets • club camping • quiet camping area for families • trackside photo opportunities • open paddocks to explore • circuit demonstrations • loads for the kids...

Danny Boy will be dragging out Daphne for her first public outing since her engine re-build, enbiggering and mapping - 239 horsepowers is going to be fun around the circuit!


Weekend (gate): £35

Under 16s go free

Track Session: £20 per 15min

Thursday 2 May 2013