Thursday, 27 September 2012

Viking Volksfest

A few photos from the weekend, photocredits to Javabug, hope you don't mind them being used here, if so please email

New ET Board, New members, new PB's!

Well the boys went out and did it at VW Action, so we welcome Peach (15.2), Damo (13.9) and Neil (14.3) to the club. All that remains now is the initiation rites (the engine oil 'Dip the Bread' ceremony) and they will be fully fledged members.

Also more recently Richie Moss attended York raceway and ran an 11.97, which is just fantastic, still N/A.

Subsequently Jamie and Rich headed up to York Raceway again for the Viking Volksfest, where Rich raced Saturday and Jamie on the Sunday. True to form Rich went out and ran hard from the word go, but the first couple of passes were sketchy to say the least, but as the track got more traffic (and a bit of glue!) he got down to a new pb of 11.91 first, and then smashed it again with an 11.86. Sunday saw Jamie battle a fairly large oil leak that kept him away from the track early doors, but once this was cured it was straight onto the track and immediately ran an equal pb of 12.3, and followed it up with a strong 11.91 pass. It didn't go entirely according to plan though, as the hard launch revealed that the rear end is dipping too much - the tyres hit the wings, one of which subsequently made a bid for freedom further up the track.

Well done to everyone who's worked so hard to get their cars to new levels of preparation and performance!

Monday, 27 August 2012

VW Action

This weekend is host to the VW Action event at Santa Pod - one of the best shows of the year here in the UK, and one that the Rennwagens always try to support as much as possible. Especially exciting is that we have a few prospects who will be trying to earn their wings this weekend... good luck to Peach, Neil and Damo this weekend from us all....

Kraftwerk & Limebug Open Day, Aug 26th

Another small local show in its first year, but no doubt the start of something great was this event at local VW Shop Kraftwerk's Fenton workshop address. A great day out and nice to see nearly every Renwagen Member and a good many prospects in attendance, even if our cars are all in pieces! The turnout to the show was amazing, especially as it was essentially a word of mouth event, organised in three or four short weeks! The Rennwagens had a few cars in attendance, the focal point being Mark Palmer's race car in the Drag Day / Rennwagens marquee. Great to meet so many new faces and catch up with old ones too.... photo credits to Matt Pennill and Daz Spender

Retrometal Event at Uttoxeter Racecourse

Held on the 12th August Retro Metal was a nice change from the usual VW & Car shows, having a little of everything on display at the show. A few of the Rennwagens headed down and took a look around, here are some pics. It was a great show and the first time out for John Walklett's recently acquired Split Bus (pics to follow). Well done to all involved, we had a great time!

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Last minute Cruise

Well the sun was shining so it seemed rude not to! While many were already busy for the evening, myself, Peach, Steve and Lee decided we'd blow the cobwebs away with a nice evening drive. Peach and I headed out from Madeley along country lanes out to where we were all meeting, which was at the Monkey Park at Trentham gardens. Lee and Steve joined us there having driven up from Stone. After Peach had tried some Starsky and hutch style driving on the car park we parked up and took a few photographs, and Eben Milward inspected all cars for cal-look correctness. 

After passing with only a few advisories (to quote Eben: Jamie - this thing is slower than my Thomas the Tank engine ride on; Peach - Bumpers... wtf, get some nerfs on this thing; Lee - Bling, this ain't the hood; Steve - a bus??? Come on dad, really? wtf), we headed on down to the three Crowns pub in Stone, where we parked up and enjoyed an ice cold drink. 

John Parton headed down in his T5 to say hi and drown some of his sorrows (his 2276 Oval has persistent engine trouble!), and we talked cars bench raced and finally called it a night. As with any evening out with cars it was not entirely uneventful, with Peach's car suffering a few very minor teething troubles (loose wires and other small items to add to his to-do list), and Lee's Ghia getting a little too warm. Still it takes miles under the wheels to iron out issues. On the way back to camp we stopped off (i.e. broke down) by the railway tracks to take some more pictures. Here are a few of those taken. HAPPINESS IS A HOT VW!