VW Nationals 2006

2006 VW Nationals

Unfortunately it was not possible to organise Drag Racing at WSID this year, due to the venue being already booked over Easter, not to mention the exorbitant costs. Hopefully we will be able to organise racing for next year.

Instead, Easter Saturday we had a navigation run around southwestern Sydney. Starting at the Greyhound Social Club at car park at Yagoona we went down to Canterbury Road, then out to Liverpool, from there we went along Heathcote Road to Engadine, then we went to Hurstville via the Princes Highway and Captain Cook Bridge, then from Hurstville we wound a our way over to Vintage Vee Dub Supplies at Campsie for an enjoyable BBQ lunch, beautifully cooked by Leigh. The theme for the navigation run was to drive past the old VW dealers in the area, but sadly they have all gone.


Megan Davis in her Type 3 Notch shared first place in the navigation run with Wayne in his beautiful early Beetle. Wayne had his three daughters navigating for him; the oldest would have been around 12 years old.

Saturday night was setup night at Fairfield Showgrounds. We had near record number of helpers, even some from our Canberra chapter, well done everyone. On Saturday night we also ran a Herbie movie on the big screen, using the club’s projector and PA system. A number of families turned up for the movie and came very well prepared with nibblies and drinks.

Show day Sunday we had a bright sunny day and about the usual number of car show entries, but a much larger attendance of around 1,500 more people through the gate. There were many new cars this year, which only goes to show you that our hobby is not dying.

As usual there were many show quality cars left in the car park, I don't know what the solution is to this problem, if you have any ideas let the committee know.

In an effort to make the show less boring (myself and other committee member never get a chance to be bored), some club members organised some novelty events. Norm organised a wheel changing competition and it attracted heaps of entries and spectators. Heather and Chris Pascoe organised the hubcap toss which attracted competitors all day long, most of which only wanted a chance to talk to the young ladies from Nulon who helped run the activity.

It always amazes me when you stand up the top of the show area during the day, and look down between the car rows to see all the people checking things out. The food was excellent this year, with the people from Parramatta Rotary Club, doing a great job of pushing the meals through and keeping the line down to a minimum. The car show standard is always increasing. Special thanks to our car show judges, their job is thankless, but it's a great way to see every car in the show, and thanks to the Clubs who supplied these people. The swap area appeared to be bigger than last year, with some great bargains to be had. Our raffle was well patronised this year, with heaps of great prises, with the Coffee table auction raising some $200.00 for the Club. Many thanks to all those supporters and winners. Thanks to everyone who lent a hand during and before the show, especially new members who came along and ask what they could do to help out on the day.

Thanks to everyone that attended, the car show entrants, the sponsors and the club members who helped make the VW Nationals a success again. Once again Volkswagen Group Australia supported our show.

Don't forget to support our show sponsors this year, there all listed on the back page of each months magazine. These people help us out, so if your looking for something for your car go along and see them.

Steve Carter