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25th Great year                         26th & 27th May 2012

                                   OFFiCiAL PROGRAM
                  Presented by Club VeeDub Sydney   clubvw.org.au

                                  Test drive five of
                                  Australia’s best.

                                                  Best Light Car over $20,000
                                                                              Polo 66TDI Comfortline

                          Best Small Car under $35,000
                          Golf 90TSI Trendline

                                        Best Medium Car under $50,000
                                                                             Jetta 118TSI Comfortline

                          Best SUV under $40,000
                          Tiguan 103TDI

                                                 Best Luxury SUV over $60,000
                                                                                         Touareg V6 TDI

Australia’s Best Car across five categories.
We’re proud of our success at the 2011 Australia’s Best Cars awards. Our commitment to quality and
engineering earned us awards for Best Light Car over $20,000, Best Luxury SUV over $60,00 and Best Small
Car under $35,000, to name a few. The victories are all the more sweet because most of the winning cars, also
happen to be our latest models. And there’ll be plenty more to celebrate in 2012. We’ll continue to bring you
innovative cars for as long as you keep driving them. Visit your local Volkswagen dealer for a test drive today.
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                                                                 Club Veedub membership.
       Club Veedub Sydney                                        Membership of Club Veedub Sydney is open to all Volkswagen owners.
                                                                 The cost is $45 for 12 months.
       Committee 2011-112                                        Monthly meetings.
                                                                 Monthly Club Veedub Sydney meetings are held at the Greyhound Social
President:           Steve Carter                0439 133 354    Club Ltd., 140 Rookwood Rd, Yagoona, on the third Thursday of each month,
                                                                 from 7:30 pm. All our members, friends and visitors are most welcome.
Vice President:      David Birchall              0415 957 030    Club Veedub Sydney or Club Veedub (Secretary)
                                                                 PO Box 1135 Parramatta NSW 2124 or
                     vicepresident@clubvw.org.au                 14 Willoughby Cct Grassmere NSW 2570

                                                                 Our magazine.
Secretary &           Bob Hickman                02 4655 5566    Zeitschrift is published monthly by Club Veedub Sydney Inc. We welcome all
Membership           secretary@clubvw.org.au                     letters and contributions of general VW interest. These may be edited for
                                                                 reasons of space, clarity, spelling or grammar. Deadline for all contributions is
Assist. Secretary:   David Birchall              02 9534 4825    the first Thursday of each month.
                     assistantsecretary@clubvw.org.au            Views expressed in Zeitschrift are those of the writers, and do not necessarily
                                                                 represent those of Club Veedub Sydney. Club Veedub Sydney, and its
Treasurer:           Martin Fox                  0411 331 121    members and contributors, cannot be held liable for any consequences arising
                     treasurer@clubvw.org.au                     from information printed in the magazine. Back issues are available from the
                                                                 Secretary, or in PDF format from the Editor at the monthly meeting - please
                                                                 bring your own USB stick.
Editor:              Phil Matthews               02 9773 3970
                     editor@clubvw.org.au                        Articles may be reproduced with a suitable acknowledgment to Zeitschrift,
                                                                 Club Veedub Sydney.
Webmaster:           Aaron Hawker            0413 003 998
                     webmaster@clubvw.org.au                     Please note that all events listed in the Zeitschrift Club Calendar, and on the
                                                                 Club Veedub Sydney web page, are sanctioned by the Club and its
Book &               Joe Buttigieg               0449 291 642
DVD Librarian:       library@clubvw.org.au

Tool Librarian:      Bob Hickman                 02 4655 5566
                                                                 We wish to thank our continuous
                                                                  2012 VW Nationals sponsors
Merchandising:       Raymond Rosch               02 9601 5657
                     sales@clubvw.org.au                                                            25 years
                                                                Volkswagen Group Australia               Andrew Dodd Automotive
Raffle Officer:      Christine Eaton             02 9520 4914   Blacktown Mechanical Repairs             C & S Automotive
                                                                H & M Ferman                             Klaack Motors
                                                                Vintage Vee Dub Supplies                 Volksbahn Autos Pty Ltd
Vintage Registrar: John Ladomatas                0449 236 076
                   vintage@clubvw.org.au                                                       20 years and over
                                                                Australian VW Performance Centre         Dr. Mosha The VW King
VW Nationals Committee:                                         North Rocky & Import Parts               Shannons Car Insurance
                 David Birchall                  02 9534 4825   Wolfsburg Motors Sydney                  Stan Pobjoy Racing
                 Bob Hickman                     02 4655 5566
                 Aaron Hawker                    0413 003 998                                  15 years and over
                                                                Indian Automotive                        Reliable Automotive Services
Motorsport           Rudi Frank               0418 442 953      Mick Motors                              Wayne Penrose VW
Captain:             motorsport@clubvw.org.au
                                                                                               10 years and over

VW Motorsport Committee:                                        All Metal Bumpers                        Mobile Model Cars & Toys
Brian Walker Jeff Dunn Herb Gutmann                             Alpha Dot Net                            NRMA Insurance
                                                                BWA                                      Stokers Siding Garage
John Ladomatos Norm Robertson (JP)                              Cupid Wedding Cars                       Unicap Pty Ltd
                                                                Defender Safety                          Wurth Fasteners Australia
General Committee:                                              Harding Performance Cars
Ron Kirby Laurie & Gwen Murray, Wayne Murray, Grace Rosch
Ray & Shirley Pleydon                                                                          5 years and over

                                                                Artemi’s T Shirts                        Les Barlin VW Automotive
Canberra Committee.                                             Antique Tyres                            Red Van Tyre colouring
Chairman:            Bruce Walker 0400 119 220                  Black Needle Motor Trimming              Rod Penrose Racing
                                                                Camden GTI Performance                   VA Spares
Secretary:           Ivan Laufer 02 6254 1142                   Canberra VW Centre                       VW Classic Kirrawee
Autofest/Events:     Mark Palmer 0416 033 581                   Classic Vee Dub                          Westside Mufflers
Registrar:           Ivan Laufer 02 6254 1142                   Custom Vee Dub                           Volkspower
                                                                Euro Automotive                          VWMA
 Please have respect for the committee members and              Gold Coast Vee Dub                       Wolfsburg Automotive Melbourne
 their families and only phone at reasonable hours.

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       Presidents Report                                        Canberra Report
      Welcome to Australia's premier Volkswagen         Hi all, the cold winds are here and I'm sure
event, the VW Nationals 2012.                           everyone is prepared for winter. In April the
      The committee and I hope you and your             chapter had a great cruise to Tarago, specifically
family have an interesting and entertaining day at      the Loaded Dog Hotel, there should be a report in
our show. This is our twenty fifth year, the VW         this magazine. If you didn't come you missed a
movement seems to be growing stronger every year        great day, where were you?
We have worked very hard to present the best VW
car show in Australia.                                  The month of May means the Nationals, are you
      It’s great to see the influx of water-cooled      ready to go?          Planned the trip, organised
Volkswagens, covering all types and year models         accommodation in Sydney, got the car checked out?
from 1974 to present day. Hopefully these new           Saturday 26 May will be the Supersprints at
recruits to the VW show scene will aspire to a          Goulburn, and Sunday 27 May is the show day
bonding of friends similar to what has happened         itself at Fairfield City Showgrounds. The club has
with the air-cooled generations.                        emailed the details for the convoy and
      The Super Sprint is on once again at              accommodation, if you don't have them please
Wakefield Park near Goulburn, approximately 2           make contact ASAP so that we can send them to
hours south of Sydney. This should prove                you. If you are into VWs you need to get along to
entertaining to the public and Volkswagen               the Nationals. We are particularly interested in
spectators alike, and now with CAMS affiliation we      getting as many people as possible to the Sprints on
hope to attract more members, to enjoy the motor        Saturday to watch and see how it is done, there will
racing side of the Club.                                be a few locals participating but it would be great to
      I hope our event appeals to you and your          have heaps of local faces in the crowd. Nationals –
family and you become inspired by the display of        a huge VW event, make your arrangements now.
vehicles and traders over the weekend.
      Once again our major sponsors Volkswagen          Also coming up in May will be a smaller event on
Group of Australia are supporting our club with         Sunday 20 May, which is National Motoring
sponsorship, and several display vehicles will be on    Heritage Day (NMHD). This event is run across
show at Fairfield.                                      Australia by as many car clubs as possible to get the
      In the centre of this program you will find our   older cars out onto the roads and in the public eye.
event listing for the weekend. We thank Fairfield       Being as many locals will be heading to Sydney the
City for the use of their facilities. The complex is    following weekend, I am planning only a small
ideal for our show as everything is within easy         event for NMHD so that consecutive weekends are
walking distance. Don't forget to purchase your         not too busy. At time of writing this event is still
Nationals regalia from the Club Vee Dub Sydney          being finalised, however watch your email for the
stand in the car show area. While you’re there,         details.
enjoy the VW movies on the big TV and purchase
some raffle tickets in the Nationals raffle.            That’s it from me, be ready for the Nationals, and if
      At the nationals this year we will be using a     any locals can swing an event on the weekend
different judging format for the air cooled VWs; we     before, come along to National Motoring Heritage
will be adopting a peer judging system which has        Day.
been in use by the water cooled cars for sometime.
The way this will run is by each entrant receiving      Bruce
one judging form, they can vote for a car in each
      I hope you have a great time at the VW
Nationals 2012.

Steve Carter

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                      38 Years VW Hands on Experience

                             43 Quinn Street
                      North Rockhampton Qld 4701
                      Ph:-(07) 4922-0111 Fax:- (07) 4922-0555

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                                                       Monday 25th:- Canberra General Meeting at
    Club Calendar 2012                                 the Canberra Labor Club, 16 Petrie Plaza, Civic, at
All information correct at time of printing but
subject to change - events are sometimes altered or
cancelled       without        notice.     Check
www.clubvw.org.au for the latest information and
any changes.                                           Thursday 5th:- Magazine Cut-off Date for
                                                       articles, letters and For-Sales.

May.                                                   Sunday 8th:- Bugs and Buses By The Bay, at
                                                       Croudace Bay (Belmont) on the sunny shores of
Thursday 17th:– CLUB VW MONTHLY                        Lake Macquarie. All Volkswagens are welcome -
MEETING at the Greyhound Social Club, 140              Bugs, Buses, Buggies and all other types (modern
Rookwood Rd. Yagoona (right next to Potts Park).       VWs too). BBQs and shelters. Bring a picnic basket!
Get the latest VW news and views, plus VW              Kids playground and skate park. Contact Ian and
socialising, drinks, raffles, trivia and plenty of     Rose on 0427 550203.
prizes. Lots of fun, all welcome. 8:00pm start.
                                                       Thursday 12th:- Committee Meeting at the
Saturday      26th:-     VW     NATIONALS              Greyhound Social Club, 140 Rookwood Rd.
Supersprint at Wakefield Park circuit,                 Yagoona (next to Potts Park).
Goulburn. VW racers wanted! CAMS licence
required. Phone Rudi Frank on 0418 442 953 for         Thursday 19th:– CLUB VW MONTHLY
more information.                                      MEETING at the Greyhound Social Club, 140
                                                       Rookwood Rd. Yagoona (right next to Potts Park).
Sunday 27th:- VW NATIONALS 2012 at                     Get the latest VW news and views, plus VW
Fairfield Showgrounds. Australia’s biggest             socialising, drinks, raffles, trivia and plenty of
Volkswagen show - 45 show categories, trade            prizes. Lots of fun, all welcome. Tonight is the AGM
stands, swap meet, new VW display, kids’ rides,        - all positions are vacant and are re-nominated /
engine blow, great food and drink, VW fun all day.     voted on. Why not try your hand at a position?
                                                       8:00pm start.
Monday 28th:- Canberra General Meeting at
the Canberra Labor Club, 16 Petrie Plaza, Civic, at    Friday 20th:- Winter Dinner and Movie
7:30pm.                                                Night at the Hubertus Country Club, Luddenham.
                                                       Dinner at 6pm - ~$25 adults, $12 kids. German
                                                       beer on tap! 7:30pm is cartoons, a coffee and
June.                                                  dessert intermission, then Herbie Goes to Monte
                                                       Carlo (1977) on the big screen. A great family night
Thursday 4th:- Magazine Cut-off Date for               out! Contact Raymond on 0408 8207228 for more
articles, letters and For-Sales.                       information.

Thursday 14th:- Committee Meeting at the               Monday 30th:- Canberra General Meeting at
Greyhound Social Club, 140 Rookwood Rd.                the Canberra Labor Club, 16 Petrie Plaza, Civic, at
Yagoona (next to Potts Park).                          7:30pm.

Thursday 21th:– CLUB VW MONTHLY
MEETING at the Greyhound Social Club, 140              August.
Rookwood Rd. Yagoona (right next to Potts Park).
Get the latest VW news and views, plus VW              Thursday 2nd:- Magazine Cut-off Date for
socialising, drinks, raffles, trivia and plenty of     articles, letters and For-Sales.
prizes. Lots of fun, all welcome. 8:00pm start.
                                                       Thursday 2nd - Sunday 5th:- Volkswagen
Sunday 24th:- Norm’s Fish n Chips Run                  Spectacular 2012 at Valla Park, northern
2012. Relaxing family VW cruise to the Kembla          NSW. Thursday and Friday is racing at Raleigh
Grange Motor Museum! Starting from Uncle Leo’s         Raceway for the inaugural Ben Durie Trophy.
and a nice cruise on the motorway. Lunch at the        Saturday is the VW convoy to Nambucca Heads
delicious Kiama Golf Club bistro. Further details on   and the swapmeet at Valla. Sunday is the Show n
times and process next month. Contact Norm on          Shine (with Top 10 VWs). Charity auction, live
(02) 4625 7057.                                        bands and fireworks. Contact Donna on 0427

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                             Call Ron (02) 9774 3340
                            Padstow Industrial Estate
                        Unit C/20 78 Gibson Ave. Padstow

                                     02 4722 5333
                        Unit 16 / 37 - 47 Borec Road Penrith 2750

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695203 or email donna501@bigpond.com
                                                                           For sales
Thursday 9th:- Committee Meeting at the
Greyhound Social Club, 140 Rookwood Rd.                  All ads should be emailed to: editor@clubvw.org.au
Yagoona (next to Potts Park).                            Classifieds are free for Club Veedub Sydney members,
                                                         and $10.00 for non-members. All ads will be published
Thursday 16th:– CLUB VW MONTHLY                          here for two months.
MEETING at the Greyhound Social Club, 140
                                                         All published ads will also appear on our club website,
Rookwood Rd. Yagoona (right next to Potts Park).
                                                         www.clubvw.org.au Photos can be included on the
Get the latest VW news and views, plus VW                website but not in Zeitschrift. All ads will appear in
socialising, drinks, raffles, trivia and plenty of       Zeitschrift first so our members have first chance to see
prizes. Lots of fun, all welcome. 8:00pm start.          them. They will then be transferred to the club website
                                                         on the third Thursday of the month.
Sunday 19th:- Shannons Eastern Creek
Classic 2012 at Eastern Creek Raceway,                   Non-members please post us a cheque or money order
organised by the CMC. The largest gathering of           for $10.00, payable to: Club Veedub Sydney, c\– 14
classic cars (1,900+) in NSW. Double-decker bus          Willoughby Cct, Grassmere NSW 2570.
rides, trade stands, historic race cars, parade lap of
the track. Club Veedub will again have a                 New Ads.
Volkswagen display, and our club has 20 spaces
booked this year. It is the 30th anniversary of the      Wanted: I am seeking parts for a 1974
T3 Transporter in Australia, so we will feature          Kombi (bus) including: 2 litre engine - either
these in our display. Contact Dave Birchall on 0415      running or suitable for rebuild Set of seats middle
957030 to reserve your spot.                             and rear Set of front seats - with headrests Rear
                                                         bumper Contact: Tony 0402 271 465
                                                         For Sale:- 1974 VW Superbug L, original one
Thursday 6th:- Magazine Cut-off Date for                 (elderly) owner. Original 1600cc twin-port engine,
articles, letters and For-Sales.                         manual gearbox. White duco and black interior,
                                                         both original and in good condition. Been out of
Thursday 13th:- Committee Meeting at the                 rego for six months but would easily pass an
Greyhound Social Club, 140 Rookwood Rd.                  inspection. Includes genuine VW roof rack, owners
Yagoona (next to Potts Park).                            manual and paperwork. Car always serviced by VW
                                                         specialist. Located at Moorebank (Sydney).
Thursday 20th:– CLUB VW MONTHLY                          Looking for a classic VW enthusiast owner who
MEETING at the Greyhound Social Club, 140                would look after it. Inspections welcome. Phone
Rookwood Rd. Yagoona (right next to Potts Park).         Wayne       on    0458     029973     or    email
Get the latest VW news and views, plus VW                wpe59914@bigpond.net.au
socialising, drinks, raffles, trivia and plenty of
prizes. Lots of fun, all welcome. Tonight is the AGM     For Sale:- 1971 Type 3 Fastback. Low km, a
- all positions are vacant and are re-nominated /        little bit of rust. Deceased estate. Asking price
voted on. Why not try your hand at a position?           $3,000. Contact Michelle on 0409 120490 or email
8:00pm start.                                            mishko_87@hotmail.com

Sunday 23rd:- German Auto Display in
Canberra (see page 32 for more info)                     For Sale:- 4 x Simmons V4 three piece
                                                         wheels to suit 4 bolt Beetle (4x130 pcd) fronts are
                                                         15x6, rears are 15x6 1/2 Near new tyres, 195/50x15
29th - 30th VW Warwick VW drags
                                                         & 205/60x15. Will fit under stock mudguards.
                                                         Located in Mortdale, St George area Sydney. $1500
Important dates for 2013                                 Call Richard on 0409 469 331.

26th VW Nationals, 25th & 26th May 2013

Winter Break 2nd - 4th August 2013
                                                         2nd Month Ads.
VW Drag Racing at Sydney & Warwick                       For Sale:- 1975 VW Beetle (flat window
                                                         1300). Beam front end, 4-wheel disc brake

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                                              Lot 34 / 221 Spinks Road
                                              LLANDILO NSW 2747
                                               Phone (02) 4777 4006
                                                 Fax (02) 4777 4830
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                                                          2900 (02) 6293 1941
   Call Peter 9627-6209
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conversion, 18x7 and 18x8 Ford stud mags. New           overhauled by Wolfsburg Motors, Sydney. 2 owners
starter motor, new shocks. Full painted pan and         only. Logbook covering every service and repair
inside body. 1x set of fibreglass guards, front         expence for 32 years. Engine manuals, VW
spoiler, Torana tail lights and whale tail. 1x brand    literature. Rego till 15/10/12. $18,500.- Ph. John
new wire kit. 2x doors, bonnet, seats. 1x new dash,     on 9999 2993. Car at Bayview, NSW 2104.
sport seat, sun roof. 1x aluminium kick board,
window. $3,900 ONO. Phone Albert on 0435
404277 or (02) 4627 2848.                                 VW Nationals History
For Sale:- 1970 VW Beetle. Beam front end.                  25 years strong
Disc brakes on front. 1500cc engine, dual port with
Weber carb. Front bonnet + rear. 2x new heater          Welcome to the VW Nationals, proudly supported
channel. 1x new rear panel, exhaust. New floor pan      by Club Vee Dub Sydney Inc. The VW Nats were
(painted floor + inside body). Seats. $2,500 ONO.       conceived after I spent a weekend at the VW
Phone Albert on 0435 404277 or (02) 4627 2848.          Spectacular in 1985. I had attended a few VW
                                                        shows in Sydney, but they were comparatively
For Sale:- VW parts. 4 x VW doors; 1x bonnet +          small and lacking to say the least, so I figured why
rear; 2x fuel tanks; 1x engine block + new head; 4x     cant our club do a similar event, with people
head lights; 5x spare wheels; 1x beam front end         staying at the show over night and enjoying a full
with disc brakes; 1x motor (I think it is a 1300); 1x   Volkswagen weekend.
painted pan 1500 Bug. Plus lots more. Phone Albert
on 0435 404277 or (02) 4627 2848.                       All the members of Club Vee Dub Sydney were
                                                        behind the concept, so the search began for a
For Sale:- 1974 Super Beetle. White wide rims,          venue. Hawkesbury Agricultural College proved to
new tyres. New floorpans, new discs, older retrim.      have the facilities and room we would require to
Older white duco respray with slightly flaking          accommodate our new show, set down for Easter
paint. Stan Pobjoy 1916cc with twin Kadrons,            1988. After we had established the facility and date
extractors, deep sump. Anti-surge oil pump. Type 3      in 1986, we invited the other Sydney VW Clubs to
casings. Engine standoffs. Car is at Helensburgh.       join in and help out with the running of show
$5,000 ONO. Phone Andrew on 0408 454372.                events, in 2 years time. The first show was listed as
                                                        part of the Bicentennial events for 1988. Ray Black
For Sale:- 1973 Beetle guards, curved                   began designing a logo and poster for the event. We
windscreen- free.1800 Kombi clutch kit- Sachs-          ran the event at Hawkesbury for the next 3 years, in
still in box. $200. Contact David Flack on (02)         February 1989 and then back to Easter 1990. In
4942 2175 (BH) or 0405 108284 (Mob), or email           1991 there was a change at the Hawkesbury
kerda3@bigpond.com                                      Campus, when it became part of Western Sydney
                                                        University and they could no longer accommodate
For Sale:- Subaru motor, 2-litre, about                 our event.
40,000 km, new timing belt, wiring and computer,
radiator, exhaust system. Update your Beetle or         The next 8 years from 1991 to 1997, we relocated
Kombi to a water-cooled engine- its been done           the event to the NSW Soccer Federation grounds at
many times before. Asking Price $1500 ONO,              Parklea, continuing to hold the event over the
Contact David Flack on (02) 4942 2175 (BH) or           Easter weekend each year allowing people to travel
0405       108284      (Mob),       or   email          to and from interstate for the event. The
kerda3@bigpond.com                                      accommodation for guests at the venue was quite
                                                        reasonable. We looked for a different activity to be
For Sale:- Assorted bits for Beetle, Type 3 and         held on the Saturday and from 1990 we held Drag
Kombi. 1 sets chrome wheels 14" no rubber, 1 set        Racing at Sydney’s Oran Park Raceway, in
mags wheels 14" with good rubber, 14" studs, IRA        conjunction with NSW Hot Rod Association. This
gearbox 1971, from beam complete 1972, dash black       proved very popular with our best attendance of
Type 3 (Knochback 1971), 2 seats (Black from 1971       over 110 cars racing on the day. Drag racing
like new), tow bar Kombi original, distributor, start   continued as part of the VW Nats for the next 13
motor, etc. For all enquiries please phone Salvador     years until 2004 when the new WSID track was
on 0423 409 718.                                        opened. Unfortunately we only had 2 years at
                                                        WSID, due to the management not wanting to
For Sale:- 1978 2ltr. Kombi/Camper.                     entertain our small event at the complex.
Absolutely A1 cond. Wide wheels, Sunroof, Driving
lights. Kenwood radio/CD. Engine recently               1998 saw the VW Nationals move to the current

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150 Barwon Heads Road Belmont Victoria
See us at our stand today—Mobile EFTPOS
           Or call 1300 370 310

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location of Fairfield City showgrounds at                 or have any ideas or suggestions for making the
Prairiewood. This venue has proved itself over the        show even better, please get in touch.
past 14 years, with an ideal layout allowing for all to
be under cover for the show. In 2008 we moved             David Birchall
away from the traditional Easter Weekend. Our             Club Vee Dub Sydney Inc
club members wanted to enjoy the Easter break
weekend with their families and not having to
judge cars or organise the car show.                                 BUG OFF
The major part of our show has been the Car Show                   CANCER! DRIVE
and Shine. This has been conducted using various
show judging methods over the years. Drive                      Not all of us are affected by cancer, but it is
through judging has proved the most popular, the          estimated that 115,000 new cases of cancer were
only down side being the waiting time for some            diagnosed in Australia in 2010 with an estimated
attendees.                                                43,000 deaths and that 1 in 3 Australians will be
                                                          affected by cancer by the age of 75.
Supersprint was introduced for the 2009 show, at                The aim of the Bug Off Cancer! Drive is to
Goulburn’s Wakefield Park 2 hours drive south of          raise awareness about and funds for, Australian
Sydney. We have had around 70 entries each year           Cancer Research Foundation so that it can continue
with competitors improving their cars each year to        to fund research into finding a cure for this hideous
improve their times against the clock.                    disease that affects everyone either directly or
                                                          indirectly by way of knowing someone who has this
Various overseas guest have attend the show over          disease.
the years including Gene, Dee and Gary Berg US,                 Since its inception in 2010, Bug Off Cancer!
Howard Cheese UK, Robyn Wagner UK, Dean                   Drive has driven a distance of approximately
Kirsten US, Bill Direckx US, Bruce and Winnie             7,500km in an unmodified 1965 VW Beetle and
Meyers US and various Kiwis from the East Island          raised $20,000
                                                                This year we are driving an estimated
We have had several sponsors continually                  distance of approximately 7,200km with a
supporting our event and actively involved with us        fundraising target of $20,000
for the 25 years. These include, Andrew Dodd                    We have been both fortunate and privileged
Automotive, Blacktown Mechanical Repairs, C & S           to have Qantas Engineering agreeing to be a major
Automotive, H & M Ferman, Klaack Motors,                  sponsor of our drive in 2012 for the second
Vintage Vee Dub Supplies and Volksbahn Autos.             consecutive year.
                                                                Mario Nearchou will be accompanying me on
Various Magazines have covered the event                  the drive this year, which will commence in Sydney
including VW Trends, VW Motoring, VW Scene,               on Sunday July 8 and proceed to Cobar, Broken
Hot VWs, Dragster Magazine, and of course VMA.            Hill, Port Augusta, Coober Pedy, Uluru, Alice
Designers of the VW Nationals logo include Ray            Springs, Tennant Creek, Mt Isa, Longreach,
Black, Sebastian Semos and Michael Birchall               Charleville, Toowoomba, Tamworth and back to
                                                          Sydney over a period of 13 to 14 days.
Throughout these past 25 years we have received
continuous support from the         Volkswagen
Company, although it has been from various
companies importing the marque. These include
Ateco, TKM, Incape and now Volkswagen Group

The continuous support and enthusiasm of our own
Club members has been a major asset of our show.
Without our Club members the show would not run
each year, so many thanks for this.

You can read stories on all the previous VW
Nationals, and see all the previous logos, at

If you would like to help us with the VW Nationals,

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Campbelltown NSW 2560
Camden GTI are Low Volume Specialist
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     For more information about Bug Off Cancer!
Drive visit our website www.bugoffcancer.com.au
or www.everydayhero.com.au/bugoffcancer2012 to
make a donation to help fight cancer.

Norman Elias
(Bug Off Cancer!
Event Co-ordinator)

Club Vee Dub Sydney will again be making
a donation to this cause. Norman will be at
the VW Nationals on the Sunday with his
Beetle. Donations can be made to the BUG
OFF CANCER! DRIVE on the day.                            made contact with Schuco direct and will keep you

                                                         Now onto 1:1 scale some more cool retro camping
                                                         accessories to add to your van.

                                                         Aftermarket curtains for Westfalia are available but
Welcome to part 2 of the Toy Department camping          if you’re on budget hop down to your local
edition.                                                 haberdashery (that’s fabric shop for some guys)
                                                         and pick out some look alike tartan fabric for just
Recently we featured some camper model VW’s              few bucks.
and some cool retro accessories to go with your

This month we continue that theme and feature
two more models.

The first is the Premium Classics VW high light
camper in merino yellow, this superb model comes
in 1/43 scale and the detail is great even down to
the green/orange plaid tartan curtains.

Also the long awaited but unfortunately not yet
released 1/18 sale low light red T2 camper by

I was hopeful that this model would have been            This picnic suit case I picked up recently at a
released last Christmas but this was not to be and       charity shop for $20.00 and the royal picnic set I
still has the yellow light for pending release. I have   put together from items from various items around
                                                         the house and from camping and discount shop

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outlets.                                              Finally a reminder that the DVD one man and his
                                                      camper van is available for loan from the Club
                                                      Library by contacting Joe Buttigieg.

                                                      In the final series Martin Dorey is searching for the
                                                      native elderflower to make a traditional English
                                                      summer cordial, whilst he does not exactly find
                                                      what he is looking for, I tell he you can get this
                                                      refreshing drink down at your local Woolworths
                                                      super market.

                                                      Happy camping!
                                                      Tony Bezzina

                                                              Volkswagen up!
These retro Eskies also can be found at charity        2012 World Car of the Year
shops and garage sales, the smaller tin cooler only
costing only $3.00.                                         The nifty little Volkswagen up! has won many
                                                      fans since it was first announced and it can now
Camping or a day out should not be without your       add the judges from the World Car Awards after it
retro HMV Radio.                                      was named the 2012 World Car of the Year.
                                                      Volkswagen can proudly place the trophy alongside
                                                      the WCOTY titles handed to the Golf VI (2009) and
                                                      Polo V (2010).

                                                            There was stiff competition for the up! as
                                                      well, having to impress the judges ahead of the
                                                      other two finalists, the F30 BMW 3 Series and 991
                                                      Porsche 911. At least the Porsche gained some
                                                      consolation for being named the 2012 World
                                                      Performance Car.
                                                            Dr Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the
                                                      Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, was
                                                      unsurprisingly chuffed, “This award shows once
                                                      again that in the up! our designers and engineers
                                                      have created a vehicle that has been thought
                                                      through in minute detail. A vehicle that sets
                                                      standards in its class for efficient use of space,
                                                      safety, motoring fun and environmental

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   We wish to extend a sincere “thank you” to all of our
sponsors, who have made the VW Nationals 2012 possible.
Volkswagen Group Australia      2, 43 & 44   Mick Motors                      Qld 9
AJ Cody                               37     Mobile Model Cars & Toys             28
All Metal Bumpers                     27     Motexion                             27
Andrew Dodd Automotive                5      Mountain Mechanics                   28
Antique Tyres                   Vic 28       NRMA Vintage Classic Insurance       26
Artemi’s T Shirts                     30     North Rocky Mechanical           Qld 5
AusFire Protection                    37     Pacer Auto Products                  28
Australian V W Performance      Vic 9        Pinball Retro                        40
Black Needle Motor Trimming           7      Quick Strip Bankstown                38
Blacktown Mechanical Repairs          11     Red Van Tyre Colouring               33
BWA                                   17     Reliable Automotive Services         11
C & S Automotive                      7      Rod Penrose Racing                   26
Camden GTI Performance                15     Shannons Classic Car Insurance       17
Canberra VW Centre              ACT 11       Stan Pobjoys Racing                  17
Classic Vee Dub                       13     Stokers Siding Garage                13
Cupid Wedding Cars                    7      Subaru Gears                         35
Custom T Shirts & Trophies            33     The VW King                          30
Custom Vee Dub                  Qld 26       Transferables T Shirts               36
Das Resto Parts                 Qld 39       Unicap Pty Ltd                       9
Defender Safety                       30     VA Spares                            38
East coast Kombis                     40     Vintage Vee Dub Supplies             9
Euro Revolution                       37     Volksbahn Autos                      15
Exoticars Service Centre              39     Volkscare                        Vic 30
Expert Signs                          35     Volkshome Automotive             Vic 37
German Auto display             ACT 32       Volksmuller                          35
Gold Coast Vee Dub              Qld 33       Volkswerke                       Vic 39
H & M Ferman                          5      Volkspower                       Vic 36
Harding Performance             Qld 15       vollks.com.au                        39
Indian Automotive                     5      VW Classic Kirrawee                  26
JC Fry                                38     VW Magazine Australia                34
Just Kampers                          40     VW Spectacular                       10
Kaazelle Tie Dye Art                  40     VW Village                           38
Kemp Tools                            35     Wayne Penrose VW                     33
Klaack Motors                         13     Westside Mufflers                    15
Kombi Limousines                      36     Wolfsburg Automotive             Vic 13
Les Barlin Automotive                 17     Wolfsburg Motors                     11
MacKellar Service Centre              36     Wurth Australia                  Aus 7

                Volkswagen Group Australia

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The Volkswagen event 25 years in the making

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                            VW Nationals 2012
         Saturday 26th May                                        Sunday 27th May
VW Nationals Supersprint at S h o w D a y ,                                     Fairfield City
Wakefield Park racetrack, near Goulburn, Showgrounds,                           Smithfield Road,
approximately 2 hours south of Sydney on the Prairiewood.
Braidwood Road.

Wakefield is a spectator friendly track, most of the
track is visible from the spectator viewing areas so
                                                       Huge undercover area for Show & Shine and
come on down for look..
                                                       Dealer Displays with space for up to 200 show cars
                                                       undercover. On site catering available with plenty of
See VW racers test their cars and skills on this       everything.
demanding racetrack, VW drivers like Greg Mackie,
Rudi Frank, Jak Rizzo, CT Hanson, Rod Penrose,         7:30 am - General admission gates open
Wayne Penrose, Rose Merritt are some of the            8:00 am - 3:00 pm - Car Show assembly &
entrants so far.                                       Swapmeet
                                                       10:30am - Car Show Entry Closes
The entry fee will be $170 for pre entries received    12:30 pm - First Raffle Draw
on or before May 19th 2012. We will be holding a       12:30 pm - Peer Judging Forms CLOSED
raffle to refund the entry fee to one lucky person     2:30 pm - Engine Blow
who pre enters before May 19th.                        3:00 pm - Final Raffle Draw & Trophy Presentation

                                                       General Admission: $10.00
                                                       Children under 16: Free
                                                       Swapmeet sites: $40.00 (includes 1 show entry,
                                                       additional entry tickets may be purchased on the
                                                       day if needed)

                                                       Show and Shine Entry: $30.00 (includes 1 show
                                                       entry for the driver, additional entry tickets may be
                                                       purchased on the day if needed)

                                                       Pre register online and save $5! - Pre entry closes
                                                       Friday 11th May 2012

                      GREAT FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY
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                               VW Nationals 2012

All Car Show entrants are automatically entered into Peoples Choice and Volkswagen Group Australia's Car of the Day.
In 2012 Peer Judging will determine the Air-cooled winners. Ballots will be provided to each entrant upon entry.
Entries to all categories close at 10:30 am sharp.
Ballots MUST be returned to the Club VW judging area no later than 12:30 pm.

                                       Car Show Categories
1 Beetle - up to 1957 - Standard                           23 Polo – All Years
2 Beetle - up to 1957 - Modified                           24 Golf 1 - 1976 to 1983
3 Beetle - 1958 to 1967 - Standard                         25 Golf 2 - 1984 to 1992
4 Beetle - 1958 to 1967 - Modified                         26 Golf 3 - 1993 to 1997
5 Beetle - 1968 onwards - Standard                         27 Golf 4 - 1998 to 2003
6 Beetle - 1968 onwards - Modified                         28 Golf 5 - 2004 to 2008
7 Kombi T1 - up to 1967 - Standard                         29 Golf 6 - 2009 onwards
8 Kombi T1 - up to 1967 - Modified                         30 New Beetle - All Years
9 Kombi T2 - 1968 to 1979 - Standard                       31 VW Convertible - (Golf Cabrio, Eos) – All years
10 Kombi T2 - 1968 to 1979 - Modified                      32 Sports Coupe (Scirocco, Corrado, Audi TT) – All
11 Transporter T3 - 1981 to 1992 - All                     Years
12 Type 3 and Type 4 - Standard                            33 VW Sedan (Bora, Jetta, Passat, Vento) - All
13 Type 3 and Type 4 - Modified                            34 Tiguan/Touareg/Amarok – All Years
14 Karmann Ghia - All Years - Standard                     35 Audi - All Years
15 Karmann Ghia - All Years - Modified                     36 SEAT - All Years
16 Factory Karmann Cabriolet - All Years - All             37 Skoda - All Years
17 Factory Off-Road - Air-cooled - All                     38 VW Commercial Vehicles (Transporter/ Multivan,
18 Non-factory Off-road and Buggies - All                  Caddy) – All Years
19 VW-Powered Trike - All                                  39 Best Engineered / Race Water-cooled Vehicle
20 Aussie Convertibles and Kit Cars - All
21 Best engineered/race – Air-cooled - All                 Automatic Entry
22 Rat class - All Years - All                             41 Peoples Choice - Water-cooled
                                                           42 Volkswagen Group Australia Car of the Day

                                                           Automatic Entry
                                                           40 Peoples Choice – Air-cooled
                                                           42 Volkswagen Group Australia Car of the Day

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                      VW Nationals 2012

       Australia's Premier VW and Audi event for all the family.

             Sunday 27th 2012, SYDNEY AUSTRALIA
See the biggest variety of VW's and Audi's in Australia. Now in its 25th great year,
VW Nationals has become the event for all VW and Audi owners. See the most
immaculate array of models from just about every production year. Enter your car
in one of the categories below or just come and look. It’s the event for the
enthusiast and all the family. Heaps of events all weekend with Sunday the big
‘Show and Shine' day.
VW Nationals Enquires: David Birchall (02) 9534 4825 or david@clubvw.org.au

             Why not become a member of Club Vee Dub?
          You don't have to be a member to enjoy VW Nationals or to enter
          any event. Club Vee Dub Sydney inc. is centred in Sydney, with
          many members throughout Australia and overseas. The benefits of
          membership are plenty:

          Club discounts
          CAMS affiliated
          Professional advice
          Access to club tool library
          Access to club book library
          Access to club video library
          Picnic and fun days
          Observation runs
          Vintage plate facilities
          Zeitschrift (monthly magazine)

          Our club magazine (Zeitschrift) has won many awards. Club Vee
          Dub was the first VW Club in Australia with a vintage plate facility
          for members (for standard vehicles 30 years or more). Club Vee
          Dub supports several charities through our fund raising activities.
          Send $45.00 Au (within Australia) or $55.00 Au (International) to
          Club Vee Dub Sydney
          PO Box 1135 Parramatta N.S.W 2124 Australia

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                                                        The day was fun and relaxing, thanks to all of the
                                                        attendees, I hope you all enjoyed your trip.

       For their part, the judges didn’t hold back in
their praise, “The little Volkswagen up! has altered
what we have come to expect from the citycar
segment. Of note are the responsive steering,
sophisticated suspension setup, new efficient
engines and the quality of materials and finish.
Never before in this economy segment have owners
felt so premium. Look for every builder of citycars
to up its game just to compete with the new VW.”
                                                        We had three Kombi's, 2 Beetles, and a Polo, Golf,
                                                        and Jetta along. Lurking in the background was a
           Tarago Cruise                                Subaru just for good measure. A couple of dubbers
                                                        also saw us off from Russell in the morning. Two
                                                        thumbs up to all!


                                                         Ducaudi deal officially
                                                        As expected, Audi has announced they had
On 22 April, the Canberra Chapter cruised to the        completed a takeover of premium motorcycle
country town of Tarago NSW, for a catch-up and a        manufacturer Ducati. The buyout figure hasn’t
great meal at the local pub 'The Loaded Dog'. The       been confirmed by Audi on record, but it’s believed
cruise went well, we encountered a bit of traffic due   the sum was around €860m (AU$1.08b).
to a detour off another highway but arrived in good           In a company statement Audi Chairman,
time. The town has some history if you do some
research and is full of charm and charisma. Our
meals were huge and very tasty and the old hotel
served as a great backdrop for a chat with friends.

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Rupert Stadler, said: “Ducati is known worldwide                    The iconic Italian bike maker started life in
as a premium brand among motorcycle                          1926 making parts for radios, before producing its
manufacturers and has a long tradition of building           first motorcycle in 1949.
sporty motorcycles.
      “It has great expertise in high-performance
engines and lightweight construction, and is one of                   Golf 7 spy shots
the world’s most profitable motorcycle
manufacturers. That makes Ducati an excellent fit
for Audi.”
      Meanwhile, Reuters reports these comments
from Stefan Bratzel, director of the Center of
Automotive at the University of Applied Sciences in
Bergisch-Gladbach: “I can’t think of a concrete
reason for Audi to warrant a business case for
buying Ducati. Ducati doesn’t enhance Audi’s
business model in any way, it’s just a trophy in the
wall cabinet.”
Audi’s official statement justifies the purchase:
      “The progressive control systems and special
combustion chamber process of Ducati engines,                Volkswagen's Golf 7 will officially be shown at the
their resulting sporty character, and Ducati’s               Paris Auto Show in September, so final mules and
extensive know-how in lightweight construction               test vehicles are out and about. Spy photographers
thus offer great potential for AUDI AG and the               are snapping up pictures and while we still can't tell
Volkswagen Group.”                                           an awful lot from these shots, we know based on
      Ducati becomes the twelfth trophy in the               the MQB platform we viewed that the wheelbase is
Volkswagen Group cabinet, joining other                      slightly longer, the width is up a bit and the front
performance brands such as Bugatti, Lamborghini              over hangs have been reduced. People inside VW
and Porsche.                                                 that have seen the Golf 7 say that it looks great,
                                                             particularly the GTI.

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        Old Volkswagen
         racing photos
While searching on the web for something else I
stumbled across an archive of car racing photos
and of course I went to the VW photo section.
These photos and more can be viewed and ordered
at www.autopics.com.au. As we like to include a
little bit old & little bit new in our magazine, here
are a few examples included with the kind
permission of Autopics

B. Ford / B. Ferguson VW - Bathurst 1963

Above: Eddie Perkins (father of Larry) / George
Reynolds (who recently passed away) Volkswagen -
Armstrong 500 Phillip Island 1960

Right top to bottom: Wheel standing A.P.E. Kombi at
Castlereagh 1968

Brian Thomson V8 VW Type 3, Sandown 1974, used
most of the mechanicals from a McLaren M10Bh.

Greg Mackie in his very successful Beetle sports sedan,
Oran Park 1980

Ben Seehusen at Catalina Rallycross Katoomba 1972

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                                                               of a dripping fringe or umbrella. The best thing about it
     VW Nationals 1988                                         all was all the new and interesting cars whose owners
                                                               made the effort to come out.
By Natalie Driscoll                                                   The car show was very well attended, even by
April 1988                                                     American standards. Rod Montoya from VW Trends
                                                               commented that there were more cars than at a typical
         If you went to the VW Nationals ’88, held at          well-attended Californian event, but that over there they
Hawkesbury Agricultural College over the Easter                wouldn’t have showed up at all if it had rained!
weekend, and someone happened to ask you what it was                  After asking around our overseas visitors for
like, the first thing that probably sprang to mind was a       comparisons between the cars that showed up to our
nasty little four-letter word – RAIN.                          events and to theirs, it seemed a unanimous decision –
         And rain it did, dampening everything except for      the standard of our cars equalled or bettered those you
the enthusiasm, with people travelling from all states         would see at overseas VW shows. For example, Rod
and territories of Australia, even from Tasmania. We           Farrell’s immaculate blue split-window Beetle earned
also had patrons from around the world, including              plenty of attention. On the other hand, none of the
Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the USA. Not bad for a         international visitors were particularly impressed by the
little ‘ol Aussie VW show!                                     Australian version of the ‘chop-top convertible.’
         Many events had been organised to keep the VW                Of the fun events organised, the Bug Balance, the
nuts entertained. With raffles, food stalls, brightly          Pit Stop and the Engine Pull were the only ones
coloured sponsor and club stalls, the college was              cancelled due to the rain. Saturday stayed relatively dry,
miraculously transformed into a circus-like atmosphere.        and such events as the Go-Slow race and the Bug Push
Well, sort-of. Those in the organising committee were          generated quite a crowd, with many willing entrants
less than excited about the weather conditions as they         giving it a go.
watched 20 months of planning sort of bobbing around                  The Engine Blow was perhaps the most popular
unpredictably in the mud puddles. But what could we do         event, with people queuing up to pay for guesses. The
but grin and bear it? Despite the rain, all but a handful      guesses ranged from thirty seconds to an hour and a
of people (and maybe the committee) thoroughly                 half! Most of us had no idea, but guessed anyway. The
enjoyed themselves.                                            old clapped-out 40-hp resisted its fate to the end, taking
         The Nationals got its fair share of media coverage,   a long time to spring to life but even longer to die. It
with 2WS advertising before the event and news releases        lasted a surprising 16 minutes. The trophy presentation
in various newspapers. But the real bonus was having           and raffle draws were held afterwards, with hundreds of
representatives from ‘Hot VWs’, ‘VW Trends’ and ‘VW            patient, expectant people waiting in the rain. The 160 or
Motoring’ down here to cover the show. On the local            so trophies looked extremely impressive, and many
scene, we had ‘OZVW’, ‘Fast Fours and Rotaries’ and            people commented on the display. The winner of the
‘Open Road’ magazines out for a report.                        reconditioned Cal-look Beetle is certain to be the subject
         Saturday dawned a fine drizzle, nothing you           of much envy.
couldn’t put up with. However, it must have put off quite             After many months (approaching years) of
a few people who would otherwise have had their wares          planning for VW Nationals ’88, the organising
on display or swap or sell. In the dealer display area, on     committee was more than exhausted and ready to finish
the other hand, it was standing room only.                     before the weekend even began. Most people have no
         The Bush Dance on Saturday night was a real fun       idea of the amount of organisation needed to pull off
time, and must have been an education for our overseas         such an event, and unfortunately the committee was
guests. When five huge VW cakes were brought out,              grossly understaffed, with members doubling and
there was much oohing and ahhing and then the                  tripling up on jobs in an effort to get things done.
devourment started. Probably the most dramatic                 Committee members were disappointed in the fact that
episode of the whole weekend was when three teenage            they never got to see much of the show for themselves,
would-be car thieves were caught in the act by the             as they were always occupied in doing things for others.
security guard who we had hired. The miscreants (or            Some never even had time to go and get lunch for
substitute your own more descriptive names) had                themselves, like Rod Young who sat in a little room in
chosen a Golf on which to perform their dirty deed. On         front of a computer all day!
being caught they were dragged over to the crowd in                   One good thing that came from all this is the
Karmann Square, where they were surrounded by what             cooperation started and friends made between the clubs.
could have passed for a lynch mob until the police             That probably counts for more than any money made
arrived. Serves them right!                                    during the weekend.
         Both the plans for the show and judging and the              Will there be a VW Nationals next year? Don’t
Wet Weather Plan A were becoming obsolete as we                even mention the subject near any of the committee at
watched the rain bucketing down. Wet Weather Plan B            the moment, if you value your safety, but there may be
involved the crew having to shack up in an old hay shed        another event some time in the future, on a smaller
– but no one complained. At least it was dry!                  scale. Right at the moment though, the committee is
         Once judging was underway, the rain didn’t seem       being reunited with family, friends, lovers and car
to stop people from entering their cars in the show,           projects.
though they were a little less inclined to constantly                 If you were there, thanks for helping to make it a
jumping out and wiping off the splashes of mud. Mud or         great weekend. If you weren’t, you missed a big one!
no mud, the cars looked great, even from under the edge

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                                  Images taken from your phone,
                                  your memory card, from the internet or
                                  emailed across
                                  Large variety
                                  Custom made Stickers
                                  Choose your colour, font & size

                                  PLUS: printed T-Shirts, Patches,
                                  Jewellery, Badges, Hats, Belts,
                                  Buckles and other accessories etc
                                  Custom Printed T-shirts

                                  Frank Tesoriero Ph: 02 46841279
                                  Mobile: 0401 311 852
                                  Email: olgatess@hotmail.com

                                   Volkswagen Specialist

   Volkswagen, BMW,
 Mercedes, Porsche, Audi
    service & spares.

  12 & 14 Florence Street,
    Burwood 3125 Vic.

      Ph: 03 9808 6777
     Fax: 03 9808 6909
           Email :                2/265 Harbord Rd Dee Why
                                         (02) 9939 2467

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   Creating a Revolution
 for a Euro car Evolution

Importing quality performance
      and spare parts for
   water-cooled Volkswagens

     5/51 Mandoon Road
     Girraween NSW 2145
    A.B.N 85 692 514 411
   Phone: 0430 435 489

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                                           V.W. VILLAGE
                                                     Pty Ltd

                                          “Volkswagen Specialist”
    141 Alexander Street,
    Crows Nest NSW 2065                  George Moraitis
                                        (Hons.) Mechatronic Engineering
     Phone: (02) 9438 4588                   Managing Director
      Fax: (02) 9436 1425
 Email: sales@frysspares.com          9-11 Anzac Parade
   Web: www.frysspares.com
 ——————————————                      Kensington NSW 2033
                                        Tel. (02 9663 3072 Fax. 9662 1449
   Parts to suit AUDI, BMW,              Email. info@vwvillage.com.au
    JAGUAR, LAND ROVER,            www.vwvillage.com.au

                                         V.A SPARES
                                           14 Narani Ave.
                                       Niagara Park NSW 2250

                                          Parts to suit VW
                                   Suit canny regional Customers

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                                                                                                      We welcome owners of all VWs          Volkswagen and
                                                                                                      and Audis, old and new. If you
                                                                                                      own a:                                 Audi owners -
                                                                                                      Beetle / Superbug / Cabriolet                          With compliments from Vintage VeeDub Supplies

                                                                                                      Country Buggy
                                                                                                      Kombi / Transporter
                                                                                                      Karmann Ghia

                                                                                                      Type 3

                                                                                                      Type 4
                                                                                                      Golf 1, 2 , 3,4 or 5
                                                                                                      Passat 1, 2, 3 or 4                 why not join...


                                                                                                      Audi (any model)                        Club VeeDub
                                                                                                      We can help you look after it and
                                                                                                      enjoy it!                                Sydney Inc.

                                                                                                      Club VeeDub is on the Internet!
                                                                                                                                               Australia’s premier
                                                                                                                                              VW/Audi owners’ club!

                                            Tell us about your VWs and Audis!
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                                            Please enclose cheque or money order for                  www.clubvw.org.au
                                            $45.00, payable to Club VeeDub Sydney
                                            Inc., and post it with this form to:                                                                      The legend never dies
                                                   Club VeeDub Sydney Inc.                            Or you can Email us at:
                                                                                P.O. Box 1135                                             For information call         David on (02) 9534 4825
                                                                                Parramatta NSW 2124      webmaster@clubvw.org.au                                       Bob on (02) 4655 5566
                                                 About Club VeeDub Sydney                       However, for the enthusiast we provide a                              Membership Form
                                             Do you own a Volkswagen or Audi?            wide range of other benefits and activities.
                                      Have you had trouble fixing it, or finding a              If you have a VW older than 30 years and you
                                      decent VW mechanic who can? Maybe you’d            don’t drive it much, we can offer you Vintage           New Member:
                                      like to restore your classic VW, or what about     Registration to save you an enormous amount on          Renewal:                      (tick one)
                                      hotting it up instead? No matter what your VW      your annual rego bill. Your VW will also look great
                                      need is, Club                       VeeDub         on its Vintage Rego plates.                             Name:
                                      Sydney       can                    help you!             You’re welcome at our monthly meetings,
                                                                                         which are informal and good fun. No ‘moving the         Address:
                                                                                         motion that the minutes be seconded’ stuff!

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                                                                                         There’s raffles, quizzes, films, talks and other cool
                                                                                         things. Members can borrow VW books, videos,
Club VeeDub - The Legend Never Dies

                                                                                         manuals, brochures and magazines from our
                                            Club VeeDub was formed in 1985 to            extensive club library - for free.                      State:                      Postcode:
                                      cater exclusively for VW and Audi owners.                 Need that special tool to fix your VW? We
                                      We’re Australia’s largest VW/Audi club with        have an large range of VW factory tools and             Phone:                                  BH
                                      members in every state and overseas, but           special fittings you won’t find anywhere else, all
                                      we’re based in Sydney. Our logo shows this -       free to members. We also have many contacts in
                                      the Sydney Harbour Bridge combined with            the VW trade who are happy to offer you free                                                    AH
                                      VW’s Wolfsburg Crest.                              technical advice on restoration, modification and
                                            Club VeeDub is dedicated to keeping as       any other VW matter you could think of.                 Occupation:
                                      many Volkswagens on Australia’s roads for as              You’ll also be welcome to any of our cruises,
                                      long as possible. We aim to do this by helping     show days, swap meets, social events, drag days         Are you a                              Yes
                                      owners maintain their enthusiasm and love for      and other events for the VW nut. We also host the       licensedmechanic,
                                      their VWs, because as we say, The Legend           VW/Audi Nationals, Australia’s premier VW/Audi                                                 No
                                                                                                                                                 either active or
                                      Never Dies!                                        event, every Easter.
                                               Why join Club VeeDub Sydney?                      Benefits for Club VeeDub Members                How much of your own mechanical
                                             Firstly, as a Club VeeDub member, you’ll
                                      receive discounts on parts and service from        Club VeeDub member card for discounts on VW             work do you do?                              %
                                      all recommended workshops and parts                parts and service                                       Which of the following activities are you
                                      outlets. Just show your club card! Your            Free monthly issue of Zeitschrift                       interested in?
                                      membership fee can often be recovered by           Professional advice on VW restoration,
                                                                                                                                                      Cruises and Observation Runs
                                      the savings on your next service.                  modification and service
                                             You’ll receive a monthly copy of our club   Free book, magazine and video library                        Show n Shines, Concours
                                      magazine, Zeitschrift (that’s German for           Free VW tool lending library                                 Social days and/or nights out
                                      ‘magazine’). It’s full of the latest VW news,      Vintage Registration for 30 year-old VWs
                                      tech tips, how-to articles, history, humour and    Non-boring, entertaining meetings with heaps of              Swap Meets
                                      all sorts of good stuff for the VW fan. It’s the   prizes and laughs                                            Drag or track racing
                                      most readable VW magazine in Australia.            Enjoyable social events throughout the year
                                                                                                                                                      Meetings and tech talks
                                             You’re not required to attend meetings,     The VW/Audi Nationals
                                      nor participate in any way if you so desire. You                                                                Other: (you tell us !)
                                      can, if you wish, simply accept the benefits we
                                      have to offer with no obligation.
                                                                                                                                                 Email address

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