Hello and Welcome…
Well things are definitely beginning to thaw out now, and to get you thoroughly in the camping and show scene mood, we look back over three shows from last season, from the Southwest to Wales and over to Kent, before heading in a northerly direction to the official UK season opener in Staffs, and find a very warm reception at Dubfreeze.
And talking of shows, we have a mini preview on the upcoming DubAid all charity VW event, when we meet one of the organisers and all round party central instigator, Chris ‘Funkmaster Red’ Redford, when we catch up to talk VW scene, tattoos, Baywindow buses and old American metalwork! Oh, and you can find the dates for DubAid and a whole lot more, in our Events Listing pages on pg 10 and 11 (note we’ve split them by UK vs. Euro shows for quick ref’)… personally this year, we’re especially looking forward to the VW Vibe sponsored Cruise To the Prom in May… it’s gonna’ be epic!
And from shows to show goers, we meet some more characters from the international family of VW owners and lifestyle livers; from a family with a stunning pair of vintage ’62 VW’s (a Beetle and a Bus), before heading over to America to see a truly one-of-a-kind Volks Rod build (and not a hint of ‘Rat Look’ in sight this time) – the sheer work that’s gone into this one is amazing!
On the water-cooled side meanwhile, we meet another campervan family who do the dub thing to the full; this time in a crazy and fun Roy Lichtenstein Pop Art inspired bright green T4 (this one will indeed make your eyes pop!). We also meet a seasoned air-cooled owner who’s added to his stable with one of the most fun and cheekiest modern day dubs, in the form of a newbie Beetle with the famous feisty 20v 1.8 Turbo snuggled under that chubby little bonnet.
Plus we catch up with our intrepid T3 travellers again, in both Asia and Europe, as well as our usual drop in on our regular columnists to sort some cool listening tunes with the A&R man and another great camping recipe idea from the Tailgate Gourmet… perfect timing as the show season proper arrives!
Issue 9 is lookin’ fine!