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2018 VW Nationals, 27 May

Discussion in 'NSW' started by Grantus, May 12, 2018.

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  1. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    ....tick....tick.....tick.... BOOM !
    :p

    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  2. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    I'm not that big:(. Pretty small actually ....BOOM!!
    So what's 'line up' time & where?
    Cheers
     
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  3. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    2018 Nationals Show and Shine
    Show and Shine - Sunday 27th May 2018


    The Show & Shine is once again at Fairfield Showgrounds, Smithfield Road, Prairiewood. There is a huge undercover area for Show & Shine, Dealer Displays and Swapmeet.

    **All details subject to change **

    Programme:
    7:30 am - General admission gates open
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm - Car Show assembly & Swapmeet
    10:30 am - Car Show Entry Closes
    12:30 pm - First Raffle Draw
    12:30 pm - Peer Judging Forms CLOSED
    2:30 pm - Engine Blow
    3:00 pm - Final Raffle Draw & Trophy Presentation

    Gates open at 7:30 am for entrants, Traders & Swapmeet setup.

    Entry Fees:
    General Admission: $10.00
    Children under 16: Free

    Swapmeet sites: $50.00 (includes 1 show entry, additional entry tickets may be purchased on the day if needed)

    Sell your Vehicle (inside the grounds): $50.00 (includes 1 entry)

    Show and Shine Entry: $30.00 (includes 1 show entry for the driver, additional entry tickets may be purchased if needed)

    Its an early start David. :)
     
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  4. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    I'm out;) but may you all have a great day.
    Cheers
     
  5. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

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    Arrived last year at about 7:00am from memory. I couldn’t keep up with the VW convoy though as Harry’s motor was getting a bit too hot. Shouldn’t be a problem this year :cool:
     
  6. Kai

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    Haha.
     
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  7. Grantus

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    Only quoted what the promoters said...........o_O
     
  8. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Even earlier start for me :eek:...... but I’ll make the effort. ;)
     
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  9. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    I'm coming down in my gay window bus this year. Giving the T3's a rest this year.

    Early start is a must. :D

    So is that pub :eek:
     
  10. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Bloody slow trip then :)
     
  11. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Worth pointing out, that it’s an all day show, and there is ample free parking outside the gates, for anyone to arrive at anytime, pay the entry admission and wander around at leisure., to then leave whenever they want to. ;)

    That is how I visited my first Nationals, deleting the very early start to the day.
     
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  12. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    ....and there are a LOT of buses/VW's worthy of a look in the general carpark area too !
    Tends to be where the non show-ponies congregate. ;)
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  13. Mellow Yellow 74

    Mellow Yellow 74 Active Member

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    You also don't have to wait 45 minutes to get inside while knob heads complete their forms
     
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  14. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    A link to download and print out an entry form, to fill in before arrival would reduce the entry queue.....

    Is there such a link? :rolleyes:
     
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  15. wirrah

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    The thing is, if I take the '71, I'm not going to have a 5 o'clock start, drive for nearly 3 hours and then park in the general car park. I'll queue up with the knob heads and show ponies thanks. :p:)

    The first nationals I went to was the inaugural at Hawkesbury Ag College. Vast open spaces with freedom to move, accomodation and a 2 day event. A much better venue (although I note it rained a fair bit)
     
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  16. Mellow Yellow 74

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    http://www.clubvw.org.au/assets/pdf/nationals/2018/Nationals_Entry_-_Air-cooled.pdf

    http://www.clubvw.org.au/assets/pdf/nationals/2018/Nationals_Entry_-_Water-cooled.pdf

    There are two entry points and if they were organised better they would have an entry for those that had filled out the forms and an entry for those that haven't but they don't so you still have to wait ages even if you have filled it in
     
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  17. wirrah

    wirrah Well-Known Member

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    To be honest, pre filling made no difference. They were handing out forms way back in the queue last time (got a free pen as well). It was the paying on entry that really held things up. Mind you I got to talk to lots of different people while queuing.

    I think I'll take the '71 down. It has new heater boxes. I might not partially freeze to death in it this time. Or I could come down later in the Discovery or the Audi A3 Quattro 'vert but where is the fun in that!
     
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  18. Grantus

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    I agree, but still can’t understand why it takes so long to simply pay the entry fee.......o_O
     
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  19. SlownLow

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    i'll be up there from SA
     
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  20. Maccas

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    Around 3pm, I asked an official at the Nats last year how come there was no engine blow "highlight"? He said there's not been one in years.
    I asked well how come then it remains listed on the the clubs website Nats program every year since? He said he didn't know it was. I said well that just goes to show how slack the organisers must be, they don't bother editing their own website's Nats promotional program.
     
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