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VW Nationals 2014

Discussion in 'NSW' started by wirrah, May 25, 2014.

  1. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    It is a known fact that people will park in the car park so they dont have to stay till the end and struggle to get out.
     
  2. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Or have to leave home in the dark, to get there in time for the entry.......:rolleyes:

    So to visit the nationals and arrive a bit later, the carpark is the sensible option.
     
  3. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Think the Tacho was a small size incorporated in with some other temp/pressure gauges.

    Really a shame Murray gave up on the appearance but I believe Mick Waldron takes it to VVDS for regular service - but once again that was when I was interested in buying it @ $15k.
     
  4. Greg N

    Greg N Member

    I remember going to the Nationals at the Soccer Federation grounds out at Parklea during the 1990's before it moved to it's current location. There was plenty of ashphalt to park the display cars on and great open green space to allow the swappers to trade and an indoor area for the business traders. You could even stay onsite in the accommodation which was great for those travelling from afar. I think it's great having all the undercover area at the current venue, but I don't think I'm alone in thinking the current site is pretty awful for what is meant to be 'the' Volkswagen Show of the year. I'm sure a more suitable venue has to be available. Must be a thankless job organising it all though. I think it would be a better idea to allow a few more food vendors to sell their food. I'm sure they would be willing to make a donation from their takings to the charity the club supports.
     
  5. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    yep another event and another great day out.
    The car numbers an some swap parts seller and what was available were slimer than usual.
    Still what was there still got me buzzing with vw happiness.
    My fav picks was tied between two cars,
    Mats 54 barney was just pure gold,he should of one hands down in his category and got my vote.
    And the white 71 lowlight single cab ute with the chuckwagon canopy was way too cool!!!!
    Ive sent the flat4 guy emails in the past about why the section with the golfs and such and they said theres not enough of the older air cooled to fill up the event, kind of stumped me as i was thinking it was for more of the early models than a who.s got the latest golf with all the goods on it.I did have a look though and there was some pretty neat stuff there.
    So this leaves the door open for any vw models on show.We could down the track go there and find 90% hotted up golfs and a few kombi,s in the forsale section? on show as we get squeezed out by numbers?
    as for the carpark, i suggested to block off a larger section for the rest of the kombis to park in together.
    They said it was too hard to control and it wasnt useable for some reason?
    anyways, itll will always be a touchy subject each year.
    But the way i see it one day some one with coin will take it over and make a huge event like the u.k. guys do!!
    Looking forward to next year!!
    p.s.
    Thanks Melissa for the magic slice.
    chuckster
     
  6. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    I know some of you might not like the Golfs and water-cooled but it is for all VW's - not just air-cooled.
     
  7. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    a bit of a diversion ....the picnic kings showing off
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  8. Dubman

    Dubman Well-Known Member

    I really love a lot of the the newer stuff the Golf 5 RR32 is among my all time favorites list, its the hipster snobby attitude from a number of the so called "car guys" that gets me. You can see it just walking around the shared respect and camaraderie amongst the (for arguments sake) air cooled guys/girls is the one of the main reasons we all have stuck with VWs for so long. I would never not want the W/cooled's on the scene just less attitude towards the rest of the crowd.
    Turning away from the genuinely interested guy in the Kombi shirt who prob knows more about whats under your bonnet than you do is just plain rude.

    Love the Nats and will keep going and keep loving them My hopes are that they improve on an already good format which will only benefit all parties.


    How cool is that complete tool kit in the bug.... awesome!
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2014
  9. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    That sort of behaviour is inexcusable at a car show........... in a car park, or even in the street!:mad:

    BAD MANNERS, and I'm glad you spoke up.

    Pity no one helping out to organise the event, could escort him to the gate, and explain why he was being removed. :umm:
     
  10. LOWK71

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    I can not agree with you more Dubman!
    I love these Volkswagen events, I think we are all trying to get across here that there is always room for improvement and that shying away from making suggestions will not help improve events in future (although will prevent conflict!).

    Good work and thank you to the organisers of the 2014 VW Nationals!
     
  11. robmich

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    agree definatly less than last year,they had forecast rain maybe that put people off, i love the rusty swap meet area, wish there was more vw swap meets around, managed to find that plastic plug thing that covers the slot where you adjust the fan belt bargin at $2 also a mirror to replace my dented one
    Rob
     
  12. Alpal

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    Noticed the wasser VW's are also more prevalent at Victorian events and also in VWMA. Not of much interest for me. Up to the organisers to determine if an event is for all VW or classic era. Also for us tyre kickers to vote with our support or otherwise.
     
  13. Ninga

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    I completely agree Grant. I had Vera outside a market stall last Sunday (as a drawcard ;)) and found myself rather agitated when three people decided to sit on the front bumper to have some photos taken. I politely asked them not to sit on the fragile ol' girl and was even more irritated when I later discovered new scratches on Vera's shiny paintwork!! :mad: Normally I joke, telling people it's $10 per photo... wished I had have charged these buggers for damage!

    What I can't understand, is that we wouldn't sit or lean on any vehicle, let alone one that's very valuable and well presented! One thing I have noticed with other KC members, is they are incredibly (but not surprisingly) considerate of one another's buses. It's frustrating that outsiders sometimes see Kombi's as just an old car and a novelty and not the precious family member we consider them to be.

    Chrissy.
     
  14. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Chrissy - people have NO RESPECT for other peoples property. I've have judges @ the Qld Action Day scratch on the engine lid as I had not let it open so they opened it and closed but scratched it and no sorry etc.

    I know the world is changing tech wise but to see some club web sites now inaccessible unless you are a member BUT see us on facebook just pisses me off.

    Nath, the H2O set are taking over the VW clubs admin so pushing their side although they are fussy as to where they turd up (meant that typo). Just like younger forum Mods out there pushing the FB and other social media sites.

    Possibly there should be a VW show - rear engine mount only :p
     
  15. GayleG

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    Last Sunday was our first visit to the Nationals - what a great day with some beaut old cars. Must say we didnt even venture up to look at the newer cars. I have a question though does anyone have details for the guy that was selling the Splitwindow panel van that was on the trailer??? We have since purchased a LowLight ute (yea i know very lucky) and he had some bits that are now of interest to us

    Thanks Gayle
     
  16. GayleG

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    Last Sunday was our first visit to the Nationals - what a great day with some beaut old cars. Must say we didnt even venture up to look at the newer cars. I have a question though does anyone have details for the guy that was selling the Splitwindow panel van that was on the trailer??? We have since purchased a LowLight ute (yea i know very lucky) and he had some bits that are now of interest to us

    Thanks Gayle
     
  17. 79_micro_bus

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    Perhaps Kombi Club can organise an event next year ?
     
  18. roverbay

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    G'day all. doesn't Roy already have the bus stop I think that's enough on his plate. I have some concerns a bout the wasser following. As a vw lover we all build to our taste as you can tell by ECLECTIC but I feel bit uneasy around the younger followers maybe that's my age group. think about if it wasn't for the golf mk1 lifting VAG out of the bog it was in there may not have been new VW's to carry on the name. I agree totally with the attitude the owners display on saying that I personally spoke to a very nice young women about her sirocco. and what it was like she spent the time to answer all my usual questions about her car as I'm considering trading my ss wagon on 1. as for limiting it rear engine as the song says WHAT ABOUT ME mines in the middle. The beginning of this thread it was mentioned about the cars in the car park wtf next year hold the show in the car park & let the visitors park inside there were so many outside it made me think why did I pay to go in. most car shows are getting like this. I just hope it doesn't end up like some in the states that used to have a parking lot award. Had my rant now of to fire up the plasma to give some clearance for the oili pump on ECLECTIC so I can move the motor forward another 1/2 inch.
    ernie
     
  19. Marlyn

    Marlyn Well-Known Member

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    If we were all the same the world would be BORING! And yes some of the doof doof water boilers were nobs but some of the splitty owners are too, same as my pristine camper is original or my lowlight is an original VW colour the differences go on and on and we can all be precious (but we don't have to be ) .work horse or show pony enjoy it , share it , and accept the opportunity for a good day out !
    Cheers Mark
     
  20. Dubman

    Dubman Well-Known Member

    Bert I am happy to see the Watercooled stuff there, Hell I work for a VW dealer and am constantly drooling over the Scirrocos, Golf Rs and Amarok Canyon etc, A Mk1 golf is on the bucket list with a mk5 R32 and a Passat R36 Wagon.
    I am just not keen on the attitudes of the owners of some of these golfs, Jettas etc We are all at the Nats to admire and respect the vehicles Sharing the same badge and heritage, giving the cold shoulder to a fella who shows genuine interest in your nicely presented Golf purely because he doesn't have a hipster beard and is wearing normal jeans and Kombi T-shirt instead of his sisters skinny jeans a plaid vest is just plain rude.

    There is a place at the Nats for all VW's Air, water, modified, resto'd and wild alike.
    It wouldn't be the VW Nationals without every type of Volkswagen possible, including mid engined Eclectics Ernie. Hell did we all see the Supercharged Holden 6 powered shortened bay ute, it was very cool....and water cooled......:p
     

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