Wow, what an eventful weekend! Sunny weather, super nice people, countless pretty aircooled VW's and - last but not least:The first award for the Volksback!
After a breakdown on the way to Spa - which was managed in the most unbelievable way ever (this will be covered in a future article and definitely soon on Ralf's blog )- a BIG thank you to Mark, my personal hero of the year, we arrived at the Hotel and our Spa 2015 Weekend finally began.
The sign-in at the gates took much too long and there are no T-shirts as a welcome gift, neither any freebies or give-aways. But enough of complaining the "Le Bug Show" was mind blowing as always!
Here are just a few teasers:
(part of the) Swap meet area:
Impressions from the Saturday afternoon parade:
The Show & Shine area:
For the 8th time already, during "Le Bug Show" there is a Type 3 + Type 34 meeting, held on Saturday evening on a reserved parking area.
After a little mishap which took everybody more than 1 hour of waiting (The key for the entry gate was unobtainable) we could finally gather and dig deep into the Type 3+ 34 vehicles on display. It was crowded, I think the greatest number of Type 3+34 so far. Especially the Fastbacks gain more and more attention, this year there were at least 12 - or even more.
During the event I was asked to come to my car and the organisators of the meeting presented the Type 3/34 Award to me - I couldn't believe it! So I made sure that they were talking about my Fasty, but - yes, they did!
Here it is (late night picture from the hotel's basement parking):
Hopefully I will get better pictures, so - if anybody could provide pics from the gathering, I would be happy!
Soon afterwards one of the meaner Fastbacks from Germany, air bagged and hugely rimmed (with automatic gearbox) resisted to start - apparently the fuel pump was dead as there wasn't any fuel in the - luckily wrong located - fuel filter, which was mounted after the pump...
So some late wrenching, including Type 3 owners from all over Europe, a spare fuel pump and a handfull of tools and the Fasty was back on track! Unfortunately, no pictures of that...
Another fine example of the great support between ACVW owners, great job to all involved, mainly Thorsten Elbrigmann and Ralf Godlewski = the ditry hands, the helpful fellow from Belgium with the spare fuel pump, the mobile phone light supporter and the Type 3 driver which supported the almost dead battery of the Fasty with jumper cables from his radically rimmed notchback!
As mentioned, much more to come in the upcoming days...