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A classic day out for the VW enthusiasts

http://www.thejournal.co.uk/news/north-east-news/classic-day-out-vw-enthusiasts-5377684

The third annual Tynemouth Classic Volkswagen Rally featured a string of campers and vintage vehicles on show at Spanish Battery and Priors Haven

Thousands of classic car fans were treated to a stunning display of vintage vehicles at a coastal rally.

The third annual Tynemouth Classic Volkswagen Rally featured a string of campers and vintage vehicles on show at Spanish Battery and Priors Haven.

More than 6,000 people are estimated to have attended the event on Saturday.

Jill Snailham, rally organiser, said: “We had a fantastic turnout.

“The show vehicles were pre-1984 air cooled Volkswagens, which had come along from all over the country.

“There were some amazing restored cars to see and it was a great sight.

“And the weather on the day was absolutely brilliant, which meant that a lot more people were able to come along and enjoy the event.”

The public was able to vote for their favourite car and camper as well as taking a look at previous winners displaying their trophies.

Von Kev, artist and graphic designer, said: “We all work really hard to ensure the success of the show.”

VW buses star attraction at Weston Park Camper Jam – Pictures and video

http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2013/07/08/vw-buses-star-attraction-at-weston-park-camper-jam-pictures-and-video/30389982/

 

Camper vans of all shapes and sizes sparkled in the sunlight as hundreds of spectators descended on Weston Park.

Vintage and custom VW buses were once again the star attraction at the annual Camper Jam weekend, now in its sixth year.

As well as quirky motorhomes, other highlights included live bands, hundreds of trade stands and a fun fair.

John Bennetto, 54, attended the show with his friend Joanne Mills, 52, from nearby Albrighton.

Mr Bennetto, who repairs haulage vehicles, said he was a confessed camper van fan.

He said: “I have been to this show for a couple of years now and it is really great.

“As someone who is a fan of camper vans it is a lot of fun.

“I like to see the modern and custom vans people show and it is always good to see what are the current trends.”

Ms Mills, who was attending for the first time, said: “I have had a tremendous amount of fun. There is a great atmosphere here and having a look around the different camper vans is really interesting.”

Dave Morgan, 30, travelled to Weston Park with his partner Sarah DeVille, 32, from Codsall.

Miss DeVille said: “I have always wanted to come to the show and have just bought a VW Beetle.

“We are really enjoying ourselves and it is really laid back and nice to go around and have a chat and make some VW friends.”