WOW! What a VW show. Cars and campers everywhere. Records smashed. Saturday camping was massive. Sunday attendance was massive. Club displays impressive. Trade turnout huge. Show and Shine of the highest quality (yes, we did have a few last minute cancellations due to tech problems and even breakdowns on the way, but we were able to fill (most) of the gaps. Autojumble a-plenty. Weather was kind (hey, it's always going to be chilly in February, but where was the ice and snow?). And the bar on Saturday night was kept busy from opening until closing time. And everyone was so well behaved and a credit to our VW scene and how we like to do things. Organisation was perfect (must give ourselves a little pat on the back...).
There have been quite a few social media commentaries. 99% positive. We'd never expect to please everyone, but we went out of our way to try to do just that.
Special thanks to the magazines who helped us too with advertising. Aircooled Classics and Kombi Life for sponsoring the event and advertising it. VW Vibe for contacting us and wanting to run a news piece in advance and sending two freelancers to cover the event. VW Camper & Commercial magazine for simply supporting the show, year after year with their reports and presence. Their sister T4 and T5 magazine VW Bus for sending a couple of journos to cover the event. And Hayburner too - thanks for your continued support as a trader and show news reporter. And the independant freelancers: Stuart Theobald and Justin Tracey who will be helping out with material for the DubFreeze website, Aircooled Classics and Kombi Life magazines. Thank you to all you guys for doing your bit to support the show in advance, during and thereafter in the upcoming show reports. Sorry if we've missed anyone - if we have it's because you didn't make your presence known to us in advance and on the day.
A recent email suggested the show would have been even larger had it not fallen on Valentine's weekend. Perhaps it would have been larger, but the date is fixed by the showground owners so occassionaly, during those twenty-six past shows, it's fallen on the same date more than once. Valentine's in a camper? Does it get any better?
Thank-you to everyone who came, everyone who helped and everyone who posted on our facebook page and re-tweeted. The visitors, the traders, the show and shiners, the autojumblers... the photographers and writers for the magazines. Everyone. From the DubFreeze organising team to everyone touched by the UK's first big VW show of the year - have a great VW show 2015!
We've already had suggestions for additions to DubFreeze 2016. The attendance was huge both on the Saturday and Sunday. There is talk about... well, I'm sure you can guess. ;-) DubFreeze 2016. Something else to look forward to.
Best Club Display
Results For The Top Ten Winners
In no particular order (photos to follow)...
1972 Beetle, PTF 620L, Kevin Lamb
1200 Beetle, MCY 106A, Samantha Lowbridge
Golf GTI MK1, NDM 464Y, Adrian Daniels
Golf GTI MK1, A811 XRX, Elvis Bebbington
1966 Type Two, GVU 47D, Sean Mayo
Golf VR6, P822 KWJ, Rob Barnes
Corrado, K822 VPE, Michael Hughes
2010 T5, XJ03 DUB, Joe Pearson
1962 Type Two, 353 TKK, Jason Bond
Golf MK1, AES 166T, Richard Stringer
Best in Show
Golf GTI MK1, NDM 464Y, Adrian Daneils
Wolfspeed Choice - 1962 Type Two, 353 TKK, Jason Bond
DubFreeze is 95% indoors. Heated buildings. Onsite bars, restaurants and takeaways.
Toilets and Showers. Free parking. Camping available on Saturday night.
Remmmmmmmemmmmber 2010? It was ccccccolddddd!
Saturday Camping (Gates Open 3pm - 9pm).
Just £5/vehicle. Pay at gate plus advance show entry fee.
Sunday Show (9am - 4pm) - £12/adult. Pay at gate.
Accompanied children (16 years and under) admitted free.