VW Nationals 2012

2012 VW Nationals

Well, the 25th Nationals has come and gone. Who would have thought that it would still be going after all these years? We had a lot of help over the weekend from club members and committee members, a big thank you to you all, the show wouldn’t have been such a success without your input.


The Supersprint at Wakefield Park was well attended by spectators, and competitor numbers increased from 49 last year to 55 this year, which was pleasing. Wayne Penrose had the fastest VW on the day. The results are in this issue – thank you to Chris Fraser for all his admin work.

The show day at Fairfield had the debut of many new cars to the scene and some familiar ones. Kevin Cameron was there with newly finished orange Beetle. I’m not sure if it was Kevin blushing from all the compliments or his bright paint job but there was a definite glow from that area.

I would like to thank all the sponsors for their continued support and also the general public who turned up.

My friend Phil Mass from the Porsche club of NSW was there again filming both days. He will be showing a video presentation at The Edge cinema at Katoomba in July, so check the flyer and the coming events section for more information.

At this year’s show there seemed to be more people walking about during the day, but I thought car show entries were a bit down on past years.

The swap meet was definitely well attended and I haven’t seen that many traders stand either.

We tried peer judging for all categories this year to speed entry into the show area, and give our members a well-earned break from judging. I think with a few more tweaks we can get this system to work well, and hopefully we will get more entrants next year when they realise they don’t have to queue for ages any more.

Once again thanks to all members who helped out at Wakefield, on the night before show, during the show day, and again packing up on Sunday night after the show. It’s great to see so many helpers.

My son David prepared a multimedia presentation of all the winning VWs to coincide with the trophy presentation. This worked very well and was well received by attendees. Next year we will need to have the TV mounted higher so that people can see it more easily.

We’ll also use the next club meeting as a forum for ideas on the Nationals, what you liked and disliked, and ideas for how we can make the show even better next year. So if you have some great ideas, please come along.

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 VW go along and see them.

See you soon,

Steve Carter