Yes it was a great day last sunday with the weather perfect for the
show,not too hot and the syncros in a perfect environment amongst
Good to see you again Mark,Michelle and the new kids.By the
way...Nice DOKA! Nice to finally put a face to a name,Les and glad to
see a few more turned up for the day,Theo and Christine?(I think)...
Werner and Alice...and Brian. Nice to meet you all. Maybe next year
I'll load the BBQ into the car and we can make a day of it.
I was enjoying chatting syncro with everyone there so much it was hard
to drag myself away to go and look at all the amazing VW's there on
display! Bumped into a couple of friends I'd lost contact with and
hadnt seen in years. We used to have Bay window kombis and spend every
weekend away surfing down the coast and north coast road trip holidays
to that fabulous kombi pilgrimage place,Byron bay. They now have some
immaculately restored Splitty's proving that VW's are actually an
incurable illness. Once bitten by the 'bug' its hard to shake off.
Thanks everyone and look forward to another get together sometime.
-- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
, "Les Harris"
> The annual Victorian Day of the Volkswagen was held yesterday at the
> The start wasn't at all promising but it actually finished very well.
> I arrived at 0800 to check out the area allotted for the T2's and
found that it was even smaller than last year, so I stayed outside in
the carpark in an obvious position so that I could snag the incoming
Syncros. This worked and we soon had:
> Theo Weiss and (missed her name)
> Werner Tritt and Alice
> Mark Boys and Michelle
> Andy Sinclair and Ryoko
> Andy did some space checking inside and found that the space
allocated to the Karmanns was about one fifth full. He rounded up an
official and got the nod for us to park together in this area. This
worked vey well and we had five Syncros in a line. (When I left in
the afternoon, I found two more parked outside the racecourse, so I
left Syncro_T3_Australia cards on their windscreens.) It was a very
good spot, good grass and under very shady trees. Thanks, Andy. This
particularly pleased Mark Boys, who was hoping for some grass for
Michelle and the two very young children - one baby and one toddler.
> We had the usual stream of interested people, significantly more
than last year when we couldn't park together.
> Brian Reed brought his T5 Trakkadu but had entered it for show
judging and so was parked in a different area.
> There was an interesting sidelight. While we were still parked
outside, Mark was telling me about a bronze Syncro that he had owned a
long time ago. It has an unusual mixture of features, all factory
fitted. As Mark was describing it to me - it drove in!! It is now
owned by Andy and Ryoko!
> It was a good day and thanks to those who came