With the British winter fast approaching we were looking for one last jaunt out in the cars. At this time of year there aren’t many big weekend shows as the nights are cold and the days are short. We wanted a relaxed, one day event for us to drive to and chill out. Thanks to the awesome East Midland clubs, Clique53 and Deadhaus, we had just that.

The day was called a Motounion. A chance for the two neighbouring clubs to join together and enjoy the last of the good weather. They made it an open event and quite a few people made the journey from across the country. There was a great mix of cars and vans there with a strong number of T4’s and T5’s turning up plus a great line up of early Beetles and Buses.

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Edd’s 67 Beetle was a popular car on the day. It will have a fresh new look for 2016!

We supported the event and joined Air-cooled Accessories and Wild-Coq energy drinks in providing some prizes for the best cars. This was done on a voting system so everyone was included.

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We traded from the Air Monkeys Westfalia.

All the public needed to pay was the entrance into the private land where it was held. That land was called Clumber Park and it is a country estate owned by the National Trust. It’s a village lost in time with a network of tree lined streets connecting around green meadows. It was tranquil and beautiful and made a perfect venue.

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One of the star cars for me was Eliot Madin’s, of Lowlife Chopshop, Mk1 Caddy. Super low and sign written. They don’t come cooler than this.

Next year the guys who organised it are hoping to include some camping and make a weekend of it. Lets hope the weather was like this years. We were blessed with some rare October sunshine.

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This Notchback was a personal favourite of mine on the day.

Thanks to all at Clique53 and Deadhaus for making us feel so welcome.

Photos by Rick Nunn, Wide5’s Photography and Air Monkeys