Last Sunday a couple of friends, Bob Bell (who now owns Mark Boys old DOKA), Al Barden (applying list member, owner of a 2WD DOKA with 3.3 Subaru SVX and Syncro DOKA envy) and myself, Andy Sinclair (off the road Syncro Transporter, 2WD Caravelle and 2WD T3 Single Cab Ute) grabbed some cheap flights to Sydney to go to the VW Nationals.
We had a great day, saw many awesome varieties of VW but almost missed the many Syncro's parked outside the main area. Couldn't understand why at first but gotta say tho it was a really nice spot they were displayed in, more like a bush campsite which suits the Syncro (where they and others had camped the saturday night). Maybe next year if continuing to park in the same spot a sign on a car near the main gate directing interested people would be a good idea.
It was nice meeting many of the northern members(and checking out they're awesome Syncro's) to put faces to the names I'd seen on many posts, although I didn't get to meet Skot. Bit disappointed Phill didn't bring his amazing Syncro but nice to catch up with him. Great to see Hart again and the awesome Tri-Star!
I took this photo of an amazing later model South African Caravelle 2WD, fabulous condition and it was interesting to check out developments they made in later years... Different dashboard/ glovebox, bigger widows, body styling, different engine, etc.
Dinner in Chinatown and a mad rush to the airport capped off a top day. Hope to see you all again one day.
Cheers, Andy Sinclair.