The Mk1 Golf Owners Club History 2017
Ultimate Dubs kicked off the 2018 show season with its usual BANG! Over the weekend of 10 - 11th March at Telford International Centre. Cars that had been worked on over the winter months were brought out to show the waiting crowds in the hallway.
The Mk1 Golf Owners Club were no different with a distinctly German colour scheme ensuring a 6th year in a row win for Best Club Stand.
Elsecar At The Races and Early Edition
Elsecar At The Races and Early Edition were next up in April and May respectively.
Deva Dubs and Rods
Deva Dubs followed over the weekend of 7 - 9th June. In 2018 we had a 20 car stand along with club camping. The sun shone on the righteous and again the club brought home another "Best Club Stand" trophy.
CumbriaVAG, a distinctly Northern event in The Lake District saw a mixture of VAG marque vehicle along with a smattering of other makes. Held over the wet weekend of 16-17th June in was a real test to see who would turn out for the show. Those who did claimed a slice of pride when the Club was awarded another Best Club Stand trophy.
Bristol VolksFest is always a big event on the show calendar. Held at Wild Country Lane, Long Ashton, Bristol over 16- 17th June the music pumped and all was good in the hood.
See some video footage here
The size of the club stand and camping area ensured there was a great atmosphere.
The 2018 Annual Gathering
Next up was the Annual Gathering. Now in its 14th year the event was once again back at Stratford-Upon-Avon racecourse. The regular format was kept meaning a "Pitch and Party" night with old and new friends, Saturdays' AGM and drive briefing before the cars took to the roads for the popular "Drive Out" to Pigeon Tower once again, back for the fancy dress disco and on Sunday a Show and Shine competition with awards to close the weekend.
The weeks and days leading up to the weekend had been getting hotter and hotter. On Friday afternoon putting tents up was a sweaty activity but with a cool drink at the end it was well worth it. The wind increased and gazebos struggled to stay put. The Drive Out just about stayed dry - until we arrived back at the racecourse when the heavens opened! Thunder and torrential rain put paid to BBQ ideas and the campers sought out the on-site catering van or a meal out rather than cooking.
"The show must go on" they say and so it did. Spirits weren't dampened and the fancy dress disco continued as normal. A great time was had by all.
Winners of the competition were
Family & Kids - Scotty Russell & Family
Couples - Graham & Jackie Welch
Single - Brendan Collis
Member Of The Year - Richy Hill
Best Region the South West
Best Daily Driver
Scott Butler K854BTX
Top 3 Modified
Richard Ell - RIL 1990
Alex Downs - DHY736W
Joe Stanford - CNC930Y
Top 3 OEM+
Joe Speight - YPA895Y
Nick Smith - OYN108Y
Jeni Harvey - E611NHV
Top 3 Standard
Dave Herons - WPJ642Y
Alex Fisk - TTY140Y
Chris Hughes - A139OEG
Ian Amos - H15DSW
Best Engine - Walter Ainsworth Award
Scott Russell - VKW359Y
Keith Keenan Award & Best Paint
Simon McNamara - TKY454Y
Track Slag Choice
Matt Richardson- BGJ479X
Adam Bagott - GDE139X
Chris Smith XIL 1533
Jeremy Hillock Award for Best GTI
Joe Knight - ROX162Y
Best Region Display - West Midlands
Best In Show
Alex Downs - DHY736W
Scott Russell - VKW359Y
The Peoples' Choice Award is sponsored by Crazyquiffs' Emporium. The colour of the winning car determines next years' theme.
Red is the colour for 2019!!!
The 2018 Annual Gathering Photos can be found here
Chairman - Simon Berry - 36th CrazyFist
Treasurer - Neil Butler - unityneil
Secretary - Rajan Paymaster - Dubboy
Events Manager - Anna Bebbington - Cabrioanna
Membership - Amanda Palmer - m00
Website Manager - Adrian Daniels - Lhasadreams
Social Media Manager - Ansar Mahmood - Ans4r
Design Manager - Dan Hinton - danj3000
Marketing Manager - Matt O'Leary - ratty23
Merchandise Manager - Anthony Musskett - Anton_cabrio
Moderator Team Leader - Mike Jacobs - Golf Cabrio
Club Historian - Dan Perkins - Dano
Ireland Tour 2018
Wild Atlantic Way of County Clare took place over the 21st - 23rd September 2018.
It was the 6th Tour Of Ireland that Hugh Coffey (Shughy to his friends) has organised.
NEC Classic Car Show 9 - 11th November 2018
As another year came to a close we organised one last club stand. The NEC Classic Car Show is always a great event and Anna Bebbington pulled out all the stops once again to arrange the cars from the winning line up at the AGM.
It's a hectic time on the stand with lots of visitors looking around the cars.
The most used phrases were "I used to have one of those" or "My dad used to have one of those".