Tuesday 27 May 2014

Coming up...

This weekend sees the 30th running of this event, a long time favourite and Lo 'E' Nuf's "local" show.

All the usual stuff: Trade Stands & Autojumble, Concours d’Elegance, Club Displays, Air-cooled Avenue, Miss VW contest and Children’s Fancy Dress (under 12’s).
Also this year they are celebrating 40 years of the Golf & Scirocco.

Adults £10
Rug rats and brats under 16 go free

Satnav: RG9 6HF

Wednesday 21 May 2014

Chiltern Hills Rally

This year's Chiltern Hills Rally was held at a new venue in Weedon, just outside Aylesbury, and featured all the usual attractions: vintage and classic cars, autojumble, craft stalls, dog show and large kids' fun area. The show venue had moved due to the previous site being prone to flooding - no chance of that happening this year, the main risk being sun burn.

Citroen BX based Dualatron

Watch out, it's the Rozzers

Rat-Look Singer Le Mans

One for Toby

The Bertini GT25 is a new re-skin kit for the BMW Z3

The mighty Mitsuoka Viewt

A Birks Motors regular spotted in the wild

A standard Caddy - a very rare beast

Tuesday 20 May 2014

Coming up...

In the US they have the Hot Rod Power Tour where over 2000 cars take part in a week long cruise visiting a different car show or drag strip each day.

This year some of the folk at the V8UK Forum decided to 'ave some of that and came up with the UK Power Tour, visiting 3 drag strips in 3 days over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Starting at 9am on Saturday at the Southern Counties Raceway 1/8th mile strip in Rye, Sussex before visiting the Yanks Weekend at Avon Park and Volks Power's Power Fest at York Off Road Centre Raceway. (Santa Pod is holding the FIA European Championships this weekend so is unable to host the Power Tour).

The rules are simple:
MOT & Tax
Street Tyres
Valid Insurance
1 Run at each strip qualifies you in the event
Fastest timing slip of the day to be handed in
No Bikes
No Trade Plates
No Rental Cars
No Support Vehicles
Pump Gas Only (If you can find it at a petrol station you can stick it in)
Equipment rules apply to street and strip

There are 2 classes: V8s and The Others.

Sunday at Avon Park is the Yanks Weekend (inc Gary's Picnic) and features Big Bucks Bracket Gamblers, Supercharged Outlaws, Outlaw Street, Wild Bunch Nostalgia Drag Racing, Honda Drag Series, European Outlaw Flat Four VWs, National Association of Supertwins, 8.50/9.50 Bike & ET Bike and the Tot Rod Drags.

Sunday Tickets are £15, kids under 16 go free.

Monday 19 May 2014

Cor blimey!

Sal's car is nearly there, just a couple more finishing touches and then it's Stonor Park here we come.

Monday 12 May 2014

Coming up...

This Sunday is the Chiltern Hills Vintage Vehicle Rally, back after a year's break. Featuring just about everything from steam engines to vintage and classic cars and customs. Along side is a large autojumble, craft stalls, dog show, children's rides and a beer tent.

New Venue
This year's show is at Weedon Park near Aylesbury
Sat Nav: HP22 4NN

Tickets: Adults £6, children go free
Gates open 10am

Also on is the LTVVWOC's Dubs At The Park held at Easthampstead Park near Bracknell.

BBQ, Beer tent, traders, bands & DJs are all there to distract you from the hundreds of VWs.

Tickets are £5 for adults, children under 16 go free.