Volkspower show – Redcar Rugby Club

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Volkswagen camper van enthusiasts gather in Redcar

Hundreds of Volkswagen camper van enthusiasts gathered at the seaside to celebrate their love for their vehicles.

The grounds of Redcar Rugby Club played host to the Volkspower event for the sixth year running.

The 26-acre site showcased an array of Volkswagens – from VW Beetles to charismatic camper vans.

But as well as the vans and the camping, there were numerous trade stands, plenty of family fun and live music performances taking place.

Friday night welcomed Volkspower’s music headliners, The Emerald Thieves, one of the North-east’s premier Celtic Rock party bands.

Following them on stage on Saturday night was U2 tribute band Zu2, supported by local band Shiver.

Award-winning family entertainer Tom Rolfe was also there, performing as Defying Gravity for the younger visitors.

The event is the brainchild of Marske dad Paul Power, who was inspired to start it in 2009 because he so loved travelling around in his 1973 VW van Jimbo – named after his late dad.

After spotting a gap in the VW fans’ calendar back in 2009, noticing that there was no showcase event between Northallerton and Scotland, Paul decided to organise what has now become a recognised annual event.

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