Hi all, thought id start a thread of the Valla vw spectacular 2014. We arrived on the monday and the camping grounds were fairly empty. Heres our camp site right on the lake on day one. My mate Pat who,s splitty panel is in the campsite photo bought his 67 p.m.g. panelvan when he was 19. It has never been out of its original rego and he,s never really been aware of these vw events until we manage to get him to come along for the last Valla event in 2012. He was having a family get together out near dubbo and drove from there to get to Valla event on friday late at night. On the saturday morning he came along for his first vw cruise with all the other vw,s. Later that night he had to go back to the central coast to start back at work. So this year he made sure he had the whole week to check out everything. On the tuesday we had a cruise from Valla up to Bellingen to dorrigo. We cruised up to Bellingen for a light lunch.There was around 30 odd cars that came along. I didnt get any pics of that stop as i raced off to look around the town and get some breakie with my other vw friends. What a great little town it is,worthy of stopping in for a few days if your ever around this area. Hopefully some one has a few pics to put up for this stop. Next stop was Dorrigo. Cruising through the country side with a variety of vws in tow for 19 odd klms till you got to the bottom of this rather large looking mountain to reach Dorrigo. Its around 1700 meters above sea level and tested out peoples engines and brakes on the way back down. Most were in 2nd/3rd gear all the way with the odd stop to look at sort of low flowing water falls. Theres a few lanes which went into one lane with huge drop offs to the side. kind of scary but cool all the same. The highlight for me of this uphill battle was seeing Andrew Dodd in his beautiful original 50,s Barndoor splitty slugging his way up this mountain. What a ledgend to even attempt to drive this hill in such a classic car!!!! we reached town to stop for lunch at the Dorrigo hotel.