VW Nationals 2007

2007 VW Nationals

Well our twentieth Volkswagen show year went off once again relatively smoothly, over the Easter weekend April 5th and 6th. We attracted many people from interstate and several thousand from Sydney. The continued support from our club members makes the day enjoyable for all those who attend the day. Thanks to all members who helped on the night before and during the show day, it’s great to see so many helpers. Around 3.00am on the morning of the show it was raining cats and dogs for about 1 hour, we were thinking it would be raining all day. It did rain around 11.00am, which showed what a fantastic all-weather venue we have for our show.


The car show judging reverted back to a drive through entry for this year. This seemed to go well and was much easier for the judges, not having to track all over the show ground arena to look for a particular car they may have missed. 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. We had a drastic increase in the number of Water Cooled VWs this year. Thanks go to the Clubs who supplied judging people this year.

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. Don’t forget to support our show sponsors this year, they’re all listed on the back page of each month’s magazine. These people help us out, so if you’re looking for something for your car go along and see them. Thanks to all our sponsors on the day, without whom there would be no show. Once again Volkswagen Group Australia supported our show. We had several loan vehicles for the show day display.

Our Saturday mystery cruise was a success, without anyone getting lost, or requiring extra instructions on the day. We had an enjoyable BBQ at Vintage Vee Dub.

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 rotary club has been fund-raising for the Tsunami relief charity.

Over the past 20 years, the dedicated members and committee of Club Vee Dub Sydney have been hosting The VW Nationals. Next year we will be celebrating the show’s twenty-first birthday.

From next year we have elected to move the show away from the traditional Easter Holiday weekend. This will allow our members to take advantage of this break as an actual holiday, or attend religious functions without any interruptions from the running of the show.

This move will also offer advantages to our organising committee, give more time for sponsors to support the event, and allow a longer lead time in producing the show and organising the necessary support items for the event.

The new date for the VW Nationals 2008 show and shine will be Sunday May 25th, and for the following years will continue to be the fourth Sunday in May. Hopefully moving to this weekend will also allow many interstaters more flexibility to attend.

Several new plans are underway to make the event a full Volkswagen weekend. Price structures and sponsorship will remain the same where possible, thus creating a value packed weekend and show.

We look forward to seeing you all at the VW Nationals 2008 next May.

David Birchall