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New Rural Venue for 12th VW Whitenoise - East Anglia’s original and largest VW Festival
VW Whitenoise has secured a beautiful new rural venue for 2014 at Euston Park, near Thetford on the Norfolk/Suffolk border. ‘Home’ had been the Norfolk Showground but the organisers had to find a new venue due to the unavailability of an August date for 2014.
Over 10,000 VW enthusiasts descended on VW Whitenoise in 2013 and the organisers can’t wait to welcome them back to a stunning, more rural setting, from 1-3 August 2014, that’s pretty much an equal distance of 30 miles from Cambridge, Ipswich and Norwich and just 85 miles from London.
The earlybird ‘Slammed’ price tickets launched at the end of January and sold out in just three and a half hours. This is a new record for the popular event.
Quirky extras like the FREE Super Funk roller disco, FREE cardboard campervan making workshops plus ‘glamping’ options from Magical Camping appeal to the VW Whitenoise family audience. Norwich-based band Killamonjambo, also playing BOOMTOWN, are confirmed for the Whitenoise live stage as are top UK Kasabian tribute act, Cambridge dance music favourite Goldstar and Tom Dibb, who performs from his campervan. ‘Soul in the Fine City’ DJs are also back after an overwhelming response to their 32 hours of ‘feel good’ tunes in 2013.
Neil Haughey, VW Whitenoise event organiser, added: “The setting and location of Euston Park make it a first class venue for VW Whitenoise, a return to our ‘Fritton Lake’ feel. We’ll be recreating the grand ring we had at the Showground to accommodate the 300+ show vehicles that fought it out in 2013 and our popular Custom and Retro Bicycle competition. We’re also adding a new theatrical performance and art installation around a ‘Fantastical Contraption’ theme which we’re really excited about.”
‘Lowered’ prices are available online. Weekend Family tickets are £69.50 and adult tickets start from £27.50. Day tickets are available on the gate and cost £10 per adult and £3.50 per child. For more details, to book a trade pitch, sponsor the event or buy tickets visit www.vwwhitenoise.com
It’s been quite a weekend for Richie Webb, with a best of 8.2-seconds from his awesome cabriolet drag car at Santa Pod Raceway! Check out this amazing slow motion video of the 1st and 2nd gear wheelies on one of his crazy runs!
The 2013 event was a total sell-out, so book today to guarantee your camping plot!
(there are just under 5 weeks left to get advance camping tickets..!)
Choose the area you want to camp in when adding a camping plot to your ticket order.
For full info and to book online (and reserve/book your preferred camping spot), head for www.aliveandvdubbin.co.uk
This year is VW Festival’s 10th anniversary, 15th – 17th August 2014, and they are raffling a VW Beetle for charity once again; this time in aid of the Dog’s Trust!
Don’t miss out – it’s an excellent, family-friendly VW Festival… see you there!
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Here are just a few shots of Saturday’s Rat rides and Sunday’s Show’n'Shine cars at Big Bang this weekend. Watch out for the full show review to see all the track and show action!
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Editor, Paul Knight says:- Wow, have we got some treats in store for you this month! At one end of the scale we have Daniel Rissi’s subtle vintage slammer. Essentially a very well restored ’55 Bug, albeit with a hardcore slam job – there’s no denying that it has serious attitude and style! And, almost a polar-opposite is Grover… Phil Mizzi’s externally ratty Split-screen pick-up. Rat is only skin deep though, as this is a real wolf in sheeps clothing! With more than 600hp on tap and 9-second quarter-mile potential, this is certainly one of the best-engineered and hardcore air-cooled Type 2 drag Buses anywhere in the world. And that’s not all… there’s also Jason Smith’s ’63 Ghia, which also packs a 600hp sting in the tail! However, this is a streetable show-and-go car, which is detailed to perfection. We’ve also thrown in an awesome early 911 dream machine and an insane VW trike from Indonesia… Only Ultra VW could bring together such a wide spectrum of cars, styles and scenes in one magazine – we sincerely hope you enjoy them all! PK
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Check out this great video from VW entitled, ‘Kombi Last Wishes’
here’s VW of Brazil’s description…
As a tribute to the people who were a part of its life, the VW Type 2 (Kombi) fulfills its last wishes.
The VW Type 2 (Kombi) was created by Dutchman Ben Pon in the 1940′s. He came up with a combination between the reliable mechanical set of the Volkswagen Sedan and a light load vehicle. Adopted in Brazil, the name “Kombi” is an abbreviation of the German word Kombinationsfahrzeug — meaning “combined vehicle”. In Germany the model was called VW Bus T1 (Transporter Number 1).
In recent years, despite the competition of bigger vans sold in the Brazilian market, the VW Type 2 was still the favorite among many clients. From September 1957 to September 2013, over 1,560,000 units were produced in the São Bernardo do Campo plant.
The documentary took six months in the making. The film gathers scenes from people who went through special moments with a Type 2, going from Owings Mills, in the suburbs of Baltimore (USA) — where designer Bob Hieronimous receives a gift from the car –, all the way across the ocean to Amsfort, in the Netherlands, where the Kombi meets its brother Ben Pon Jr. before finally leaving.