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The Severn Valley classic car day is like no other show I have come across; it's a laid back day with a format of its own. Each of the six stations along the steam railway has classic cars in the car park & on the station concourse, the main station at Kidderminster has the years chosen theme i.e. 1940,s , commercial, Jaguar etc.
As an entrant you get a discount rail ticket for the day to ride the steam trains and dogs are welcome on the trains so long as they have a ticket.
The trains run about every half hour so you have time to look at all the cars & bikes at each station as well as the trains and rail way memorabilia before boarding again to go to the next station.
The scenery is outstanding with the railway running past the safari park and along the bank of the River Severn. The show is pre booked ticket only and is always over subscribed.
For one afternoon each year Harpenden Common is transformed into Britain’s biggest midweek classic car show. The event is open to any classic vehicle over 20 years old (cars or other 4 wheeler, motorbikes and scooters) where entrance is by ticket only and limited to 1050 vehicles. Entrance for spectators is free and the event this year saw over 10,000 visitors admiring the huge variety of vehicles on display.
This year the St Albans Splitties were lucky enough to acquire entrance tickets. The weather was glorious, the Splitties were polished and the cakes were baked (Lemon Drizzle and Chocolate Chip) so we headed over to Harpenden for 2pm. Even the journey there was adorned with beautiful classic vehicles -we were in for a good afternoon.
To view a short Video of the event click here
The Wolfsburg Weed Huggers from South Buckinghamshire held their second annual Lazy Day on 16th June, and took it from an informal meet and BBQ in a local pub to a full-on VW show with all the trimmings!
It being a Lazy Day, the emphasis was on having a chilled out, easy time. Glenn spun some cool Summertime choons for people to relax to, whilst they perused some awesome VW’s in the show ‘n’ shine. If you rocked up in something air-cooled, classic or just cool you were automatically entered and had a shot at the prizes from Aircooled Accessories.
Beautiful medieval Hessisch Oldendorf in Northern Germany has become famous in the VW world as THE place for vintage Volkswagens & coachbuilts. Its VW festival alternates every two years with Bad Camberg’s much smaller one further South, and attracts visitors and famous faces from the VW scene from all over the world.
The show takes over the whole town of Hessisch – the pedestrianised town centre is given over to classic Wolfsburg tin for the 3 days with each street or square given over to a particular era, marque or vehicle, and the locals join in the spirit by filling their shop windows with VW memorabilia. It’s a busy show, the streets are packed, hotels are rammed and street food vendors and pubs do a roaring trade.
Whitenoise at Norfolk show ground packs in an amazement of things to see & do all day & most of the night - for young & old. It's a fun filled programme to keep your motor running. This is a non stop show that gets bigger & better each year. It's marketed as a VW & Music Festival - & the VW still has the edge on it...
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A few of us headed off to Essex to share a Club pitch with WGC Dubbers, Dunstable Dubbers, T&T's & the intrepid Belgium's.
The show has selection of traders and of course the much visited autojumble - everyone`s favourite. Each evening there was live music in the main tent. Vintage Sunday gave us a great display to stagger around with many wonderful VW treasures to be seen.