Veedubbers do Volksworld
Volksworld 2014 was the second show of the year for team Veedubbers.com. The show was held at the Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, a great location for a show of this size. The sunning weather we enjoyed helped too and ensured the halls and surrounding areas were jam-packed with eager enthusiasts waiting to catch a glimpse of some of the best VW’s in Europe. Indeed this year was a little special; the show was celebrating 50 years of the Meyers Manx Buggy. Bruce Meyers himself, the founding father of the VW BeachBuggy, made a trip over from San Diego especially to attend the show.
We took a chance on booking a pitch outside in the club section, and boy did it pay off! The weather was stunning and it was great to see everybody being able to take the time to look around the cars and see them in all their glory.
Our hardworking team gave out over 4000 stickers over the weekend, along with flyers with a promo code that awarded visitors £10 worth of site credit which can be used to promote listings or to pay to list a vehicle. So if you have not already used it yet sign up using this link to claim the credit.
We met some great people at Volksworld, such as Jason Cooper from Rothfink, Alan Cooper (no, they’re not related) and let’s not forget Joe from Airmonkeys. We hope to be working alongside these guys in the near future. The feedback that we received from both the public and traders was really encouraging and on top of that, we had a great time. “I need to personally thank my friends Paul, Nic and John for coming and helping me for the weekend they did a sterling job, and all for free beer!” said Simon Bannister, founder of Veedubbers.com
Attention to detail was everything at Volksworld 2014. Most cars on display had been trailered to the show. Every car was different with its own little touch. This made everything very interesting for the public; the thing that got everyone talking was the split screen that was rumoured to have cost 700k! Most of the cars you will see, have been made purely for the show. As a photographer, this makes my job a little harder as everyone is crowding around a new, fresh car. But waiting does pay off.
Cool Flow put on a great display of BMX and skateboards on their awesome half-pipe. Along with their ‘brake dance mat’, (I’m not flexible enough for that).There was something for everyone at the show, from dog toys to dirty parts on the floor…
We loved meeting and greeting everyone at Volksworld 2014 and we can’t wait to meet more new faces throughout the year.
Photos and words by Kirky Nicholls