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December 2004 Volume 50 • Number 8

What’s in store for you & your VW this festive season?

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Inside > this issue Paul’s Ramblings Calendar of Events Club Clothing Membership Mumbo Story of the 1969 Type 3 DOVW 2004 Did VW Make Tractors? For Sale

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Membership Discounts

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Membership Application

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Motorsport News Motorsport Pointscore Your VW Festive Star Guide

Wagensville News is the monthly newsletter of the Volkswagen Club of Victoria Inc. Correspondence, articles and items of news are invited and should be sent to: The Editor 27 Scotia Street, West Preston, VIC 3072 Email: wagensville@yahoo.com.au Phone: 9484 8953 Deadline for the next issue: Friday 7th January 2005

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Volkswagen Club of Victoria Inc ABN 73 091 008 987 Address: GPO Box 1215K MELBOURNE VIC 3001 Web Site: vwclub.com.au Phone: 0401 310 704

General Meetings Melbourne Club meetings held every third Tuesday of the month at 8pm at the RACV Clubrooms (Henty Room), corner of Queen and Little Collins Streets, Melbourne, unless advised of an alternative venue in the Club magazine. Albury Wodonga members meet the first Tuesday of every month at the Biralee Tavern, Melrose Drive, Wodonga.

Annual Membership Fees • Full Membership: $40 • Additional Family Membership: $20 • Joining Fee: $10 To join the club, please complete the membership form in this newsletter and forward together with cheque for payment to the Club’s postal address as quoted on the form.

Disclaimer All material in this newsletter represents the opinions of the author(s) and does not carry any endorsement by the Editors of Committee unless otherwise stated. Any material advertised for sale does not carry any endorsement by the Club and the onus is on the purchaser to ensure the purchased goods meet their requirements. Each VWCV Committee Member is a volunteer, carrying out Club duties in their own leisure time. The club has no paid officials, only enthusiasts dedicated in furthering the interests of the club and it’s members. Could members please bear this in mind when contacting Club Committee Members.


O R D E R Celebrating 50 years since full assembly in Australia, the book uncovers aspects of Volkswagen in Australia ALL VW enthusiasts should know.

The book will retail for $77 incl GST. The club will generate $10 per book on orders received from THIS flyer & Club meetings. Allow an extra $10 for those requiring postage & handling and 10-14 days for delivery.

Orders and cheques/ money orders made out to 'AF Publications' PO Box 685 Heathmont Victoria 3135.

Note! Books will be available from December 15th.

The attractive hard-cover book is in full colour throughout the 168 pages. Advanced copies will come with a protective sleeve made in the appearance of a VW parts box. The book will have a dust jacket & marker ribbon.

In early 2005, a limited edition will be available, however, no orders will be taken for this special edition just yet.

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committee

> note

Committee

President - Paul Kinsey 03 9876 1463 • paulkinsey@optusnet.com.au

Vice - President - Richard Graham 0418 527 862

Secretary - Andrew Ermel 03 9369 1360 • cheryle@melbpc.org.au

Treasurer - Andrew Donnelly 0417 506 766 • adonelly@edlyn.com.au

Additional Committee Members - Eric Roberts 03 5367 2757

Public Officer - Jon Edsell 03 9844 3420 • jon.Edsell@holden.com.au

Restoration & Technical Sessions - Paul Blacker

After a couple of months break, I’m pleased to announce that you can all enjoy the magazine via the magic of email again. Many thanks to Kim Whittles who has kindly offered to email the magazine each month.

Membership Secretary - Ross Woolley 0401 310 704 • beetle00@tpg.com.au

Pointscore Officer - Matt Kinsey 03 9484 8953 • wagensville@yahoo.com.au

Technical Officers - Bill Malkoutzis • 03 9439 5904 Gary Collis • 03 9370 3100

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Editor’s

Motorsport & Group 5 - Jon Edsell 03 9844 3420 • jon.edsell@gm.com

Club Clothing - Mercedes Woolley 03 9735 9386 • beetle00@tpg.com.au

VW Cruises - Nathan Leversha 0419 340 250 • leversha@eisa.net.au

Wagensville News Editor - Matt Kinsey 03 9484 8953 • wagensville@yahoo.com.au

Social Secretary - Jen Littlechild 0431 160 097 • jenlittlechild@optushome.com.au

Club Historian - Dave Evans 03 9808 6044

You can earn 5 club points by submitting an article to Wagensville News! Send your photos, articles, drawings or tit-bits

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Paul’s Ramblings > Paul Kinsey - VWCV Club President

Well, the year is fast coming to a close. It seems the older you get the faster time flies. The Day of the Volkswagen again proved to be a great success. It was blessed by Melbourne’s wonderful late spring weather, a great turn up of show cars, plus plenty of other VWs to boost the numbers. There was also a positive response from swap site holders and an increase in the number of VW Traders present. A special thanks must go the all the interstate people. We really appreciated you active participation and presence this year. Again, thanks must go to Camberwell VW and Shannons for their continuing support of our club. Please remember this when buying your new or used car or taking out or renewing your car insurance. Please remember the December General Meeting is on the second Tuesday not the third. The meeting date is Tuesday 14th December. The committee is actively developing the events schedule for 2005 and this should be available early in the new year. Many exciting and different events are

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planned for next year, so keep reading. The book “Volkswagen in Australia” was previewed at the DOVW and those who previewed the book were very impressed. Credit must go to Rod Davies and his team of helpers in preparing a wonderful book, which will be a mandatory requisition to any VW enthusiast’s book shelf. Order forms are in the November and December Wagensville News, so please complete the form and send if off prior to Christmas. Remember our Club will generate $10 per copy from the order forms received from this flier as well as those completed at club meetings. Finally, I would like to thank all committee members for their work and support during 2004. The club is in a very sound position and can look forward with confidence to 2005 And to all club members I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year. Please remember to drive safely over the holiday period. Merry Christmas to all. •


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> January Sunday 9th January

what’s on

December

Tuesday 14th December*

VWCV Christmas Meeting Venue: RACV Club, corner Queen and Little Collins Street, Melbourne Time: Meeting begins 8pm

RACV as Menu Special Xm se Entrée sauce Marie Ro ado cocktail, oc av & p rim Sh Main rry glaze, turkey, cranbe of st ea br t as Ro bles garden vegeta Hot Dessert dding, brandy tmas plum pu Steamed Chris d scented custar ourse $25 20 • 3 C 2 Course $

Have a Safe

& Happy Festive

Season!

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23 Annual Swap Day - Gippsland HAC (F Bain) 03 5674 1671 Venue - Korumburra Showgrounds, Korumburra Sunday 16th January Portarlington Summer Festival historic vehicle display. Venue Portarlington foreshore. Contact Arthur Sweetman 03 5259 2876. Sunday 16th January All Makes Sandown Swapmeet. Venue - Sandown Racecourse, Noble Park. Contact Iain Ross on 03 9890 0467 for information. Tuesday 18th January* General Meeting - RACV Club, 123 Queen Street, Melbourne. Trivia Night. Sunday 23rd January* RACV Great Australian Rally Melbourne to Mornington. This annual event has grown to become Victoria’s largest veteran, vintage and classic car rally with travel from Melbourne to the Mornington Peninsula. $30 entry fee. All proceeds go to the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. There will be four start locations: Docklands (Melbourne); Civic Centre - City of Casey; Brandon Park Shopping Centre (Mulgrave; and Western Port Marina - Hastings (older vehicles only). All entrants will enjoy a morning tea stop at Western Port Maina, Hastings before moving on to the Mornington Racecourse. All enquiries should be directed to rally organiser Frank Douglas on 03 8704 2533 or email poals1@imprimus.com.au or frankdouglas@abccc.com.au


cover. Car show entry is $10 per category, maximum of 3 categories per car. On site catering available with plenty of everything. VW Nationals Enquires: David Birchall (02) 9534 4825 (ah) or david@clubvw.org.au or www.clubvw.org.au

> February Tuesday 15th February* General Meeting - RACV Club, 123 Queen Street, Melbourne. Special presentation of Club Trophies. Free food, tea and coffee! More information in coming issues... Sunday 20th February Veteran Car Club of Aust (Tas) Inc Northern Section. Summer Swap Meet - 9am Start. Venue: Cimitiere Street/Cameron Street Council Car Park, Launceston, Tasmania. Entrance via Cameron Street. Enquiries phone 0411 404 560. Saturday 26th to Sunday 27th February Ballarat Swap Meet.

> March Tuesday 15th March* General Meeting - RACV Club, 123 Queen Street, Melbourne. Friday 18th to Sunday 20th March* VWCV Weekend Away Kennett River. More information in coming issues... Sunday 20th March* AOMC Presents the RACV British & European Motoring Show. Venue Dandenong Showgrounds. Contact Frank Douglas on 03 8704 2533 for information. Saturday 26th March to Sunday 27th March* Australia's Premier VW and Audi event for all the family. Easter Weekend March 26th and 27th, 2005, SYDNEY AUSTRALIA See the biggest variety of VW's

and Audi's in Australia. Now in its 18th great year, the 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. Easter Saturday 26th March 1/4 mile Drag Racing Saturday Grudge & Bracket Racing will be open for all makes and models of cars both street and racing. Grudge, Bracket, King of the Hill. Gene Berg Trophy for the fastest street registered VW will be awarded. Racing from 10am. Bracket racing is a test of endurance and skill, not how powerful your car is. The drag racing this year will be at the new 1/4 mile track, Western Sydney International Dragway. More information soon. Easter Sunday 27th March Show and Shine Sunday - To be held at Fairfield City Showgrounds, Smithfield Road, Prairiewood. Huge undercover area for Show & Shine, Dealer Displays swapmeet. Gates open a 8 am. Please note, if want a good position get there early, if want to park with your mate, get there early. Car show entries close at 11am, presentation is around 3pm. Entry fee is again $10, children under 16 free. Swapmeet sites are $20 each and are under

Thursday 24th March to Monday 28th March* 2005 Bugin - Perth WA. Thursday Night 24th March For the early arrivals in Perth and those interested we are planning a night out at Gloucester Park. We have secured a limited number of FREE ENTRY tickets for the night. Friday 25th March For those that want to see more of Perth environs and a little bit of sightseeing, the club is arranging a car cruise / tour on the Friday. This will not be too long or strenuous and will break for participants to be able to have a welcome lunch break. Friday Night 25th March The traditional start of the Bug-In weekend is the 'Welcome BBQ'. Planning is well under way and as in previous years, fish will be on the menu. Come along in your best Bug-In gear with some of your treasured memorabilia. It promises to be a good night for all. We are looking to secure a venue in walking distance of the caravan park. Saturday Morning 26th March The VW show and shine is being planned for 9:00am to 12:00pm. We are investigating a different location to that indicated in the Bulletins first issue - the new

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> April Tuesday 19th April* General Meeting - RACV Club, 123 Queen Street, Melbourne.

> May location hopefully will also be within walking distance of the caravan park. Saturday Evening 26th March We are organising a river/sunset cruise on one of Perth's specialty boats - The Decoy. It will not be a late night, as Sunday will probably be an early (by Bug-In standards) start. Sunday 27th March A motorkhana is planned for this traditional 'motoring' part of the Bug-In weekend. Sunday Night 27th March We are planning to have the presentation night as usual as there maybe participants that require to return home on the Monday. We all look forward to the trophies, the raffle draw, good food and of course time for you to reflect on the weekend. Monday 28th March We are arranging a day in the Port City for you to play tourist. We can

CAR STACKERS AUSTRALIA

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visit the Fremantle Motor Museum (home of the 1946 Beetle), The Fremantle Maritime Museum (home of Australia II), The Fremantle Gaol, both Fremantle and E-Shed markets, the micro breweries, the famous "Cappuccino Strip" and then maybe some traditional "fish and chips" with the seagulls at the Fremantle Boating Harbour. Monday night will be left free for many of you to prepare your return home. Peter Summerfield - phone: (08) 9454 5761 Rod McSwain phone: (08) 9332 6919 Ray Willis phone: (08) 9434 6595 mobile: 0407347340 E-mail Address: editor@vwclub.asn.au (use subject line - Bug-In 2005)

Sunday 22nd May* VWCV Group 5 Autocross. More information in coming issues...

> August Sunday 14th August* VWCV Group 5 Motorkhana. More information in coming issues...

> November Sunday 27th November* VWCV presents the 2005 Day of the Volkswagen. More information in coming issues... Please note: *These events marked attract club points.


New Club Clothing 2004 The VWCV has a great range of quality clothing and other merchandise. All clothing items are in stock and most sizes available. These can be purchased at club meetings and major VWCV events, or by using the club order form below. Garment

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M

L

XL

XXL

XXXL

Cap - brushed cotton

Colour

Price

Blue or Black

$15

Bucket Hat

Navy or Black

$15

Mens/Ladies Polo Shirt

Blue

$25

Ladies Collared Shirt

Light Blue, Red, Navy or Black

$30

Mens Twill Shirt

Black or Navy

$35

Ladies Fine Chambray Shirt

Blue

$35

Ladies Sleeve Polo

Lime or Scarlet

$30

Mens Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Black or Navy

$25

Pit Crew Shirt

Blue/Red or Black/Blue

$45

Mens/Ladies Reversible Vest

Blue/Yellow

$50

Anorak Coat

Black

$85

TOTAL $

Total

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• All items are embroided with a VW logo and the words “Club of Victoria”. Name(s): ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________Post Code: ___________Telephone: ______________________ I have enclosed my cheque/money order for $________

Please make cheque/money order payable to the VWCV.

• Mail coupon to - VWCV Merchandise Officer: GPO Box 1215K Melbourne VIC 3001 Please enclose your cheque, name, address and phone number. Telephone: 0401 310 704 • Email: beetle00@tpg.com.au

Order your

50th

Anniversary T-Shirts NOW! $30 - all sizes. Phone 0401 310 704 to order. Hurry - limited number available!

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Membership Mumbo > Ross Woolley Total VWCV Memberships Single Memberships: 280 Family Memberships: 65

Total Memberships: 415

New Members During the month of November 2004 the following people joined the Volkswagen Club of Victoria: Ivan Ravanello Daniel Ravanella Steen Edmonds Eric Sutton Ian McWish Gary Tait Bernd Wachs Hannah McCarthy Martin Pihl Ashley Phillips Peter Vash Boris Senak Jeanette Tanplin Lisa Kearns Karl Pydde Eden Freeman Vince Zito Kay Minogue Louella Potter Bruce Doveton-Sturdee Moyra Borg-Cardona Thank you and welcome on behalf of the Volkswagen Club of Victoria. Rejoining Members The following members rejoined the Volkswagen Club of Victoria in November 2004: John Barton Helen Barton Todd Darmann Matt Gardner John Gardner Phillippa Gardner Lorraine Davies Geoffrey Lloyd Neville Smart Raymond Boyd Greer David Holinger Michael Welch Jenny Littlechild Carl Evans Patrick Duane Janet Cropley Helen Moss Bert Naudi Andreas Dumke Carol Taylor Jurgen Kiefer Thank you on behalf of the Volkswagen Club of Victoria. Current Membership Renewals The following memberships are due in the month of December 2004: Ron Hodgetts Darryl Whitelaw Michael Cronin Harald Doerner Mathew Frencham Phil Hearn Brian Reed Derek Lipka Dieter Lipka John Orchard Roger Kruse James Constable Thomas Seymour Liz Crock Giancarlo Di Stefano Oliver Fulljames Eric Roberts Danny Elliott Norm Holyoak Fay Holyoak Paul Schefferle Josh Carson Ryan Camilleri Steve Stewart Kevin Fox Michael Moore Russell Dart Matthew Brinsden Dagmar Kovacik Nevin Rodney Nevin Overdue Membership Renewals The following members have not renewed their memberships Campbell Winks Liz Stanway Richard Graham Alex Dobrogorsky Adam Papageorgiou Laurence Petschack Tito Octavianus Lloyd Davies John Goodison Joy Goodison Gerard Twining Robert Knothe Kevin Kluske Winfried Moell Zac Smits

and are currently overdue: David Stanway Felix Morales Warren Hawkins Chris Davies Jamie Casha Yau-Ming Chiam Dennis J Tiley

Joanne Darmann Rod Davies Chris Cole Norman Mauger Christian Pydde Matthew Townsend Tony Jennings

Benjamin Doerne Donald Ermel Stephen Forrest Yusuf Cajee Andrew Gray Megan Buchanan Mana Collado Andrew Sevels John Dutton

Kingsley Morrison Bill Frisina Joanne McElhinney Peter Davies David J Weston Oscar Trujillo Frank Smits

Please note, if you renewed your membership after the 7th December 2004, please ignore the above reminder.

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Story of the 1969 Type 3 > The Mengyel family 1969 Type 3 Squareback - Andrew Mengyel In our family, the first car that came into our lives was a 1961 Black VW 1200 Beetle that we bought from a German family who moved to a Ford Falcon of the day. (Much to the previous owner’s chagrin, as we heard that his old car - our Beetle - was much more reliable than his new vehicle!). Although we did not do overly great amounts of mileage in those days, the Beetle did its fair share of trips in and around the small country towns that we lived in at the time. The only mishap that we had was a flat tyre in the period that we had the car. Two years later in a trip to Adelaide, my father traded the black Beetle on a brand new 1963 white VW Beetle 1200 Deluxe. Therein lies a secret; because there were small, but important, improvements made over the years the re-sale value of the Beetle remained high. After six trouble free years with the white Beetle, we persuaded him to buy his third and last Volkswagen, a 1969 Type 3 Squareback (stationwagen). We were on our way to a new car. During the changeover negotiations and before the white Beetle could be traded, a young couple came to the dealership looking for a low mileage, one owner vehicle. Dad’s Beetle had covered only 26,000 miles in 6 years and so fitted their requirements. The couple took our white Beetle that day; because of this wheeling and dealing (pardon the pun) we were left without transport. The dealership took care of this by loaning dad a Type Three Fastback Auto for the family to get around in until our Squareback was delivered from Melbourne after being imported in CKD form from Germany.

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The new Type Three The Squareback dad bought was a complete change from the Beetles we had in the past. It was bigger, quieter and more powerful (hard to imagine, but yes, the Type Three was more powerful). It sported a new type of motor which under the load area in the rear (also known as the ‘suitcase engine’ in the trade), as well as having a boot in the front - of course this is a Volkswagen we’re talking about! The icing on the cake, of course, was the IRS and the automatic transmission, which was a big thing in those days, as all Volkswagens then were only available in manual form. In the Australian market, the Beetle came along with the auto option first in 1968, followed closely by the Type Three in 1969, and then later the Kombi in the late 70s. Accommodation was quite a change from the cramped quarters that we had from the Beetles. The comfortable bucket seats in the front were adjustable to 59 different positions and a fold down rear seat, although the car still only had two door configuration. The Squareback that my Father had bought was the top of the range


for that model year - with hinged middle side windows, external trim pack options, over-riders on the bumper bar, a grip moulding on the front hood, parking lights, two door pockets, padded back seat arm rests, chrome exhaust pipe ends, and a second outside rear vision mirror. In the motor department, the only difference was that our vehicle had the twin carburettor set up. This, as it turned out, was a minus. Although they gave better performance from the de-tuned motor, they proved difficult to keep in balance and tune. The Down sides Although very reliable and easy on fuel, the Squareback had a few down sides. It was not fast, and definitely had a lack of a few horses in the back. It could, however, cruise at 140kph all day if need be, as its cruising speed was also its top speed. In addition, as the advertising material of the day extolled, the vehicle did not have three metres of heavy exhaust to drag around, and no tail shaft. Consequently, the car made the most of what few kilowatts there were, and, indeed, the auto is certainly no slouch and takes off quite smartly compared to its manual counterpart. We also found out that the Squareback had a tendency to wander at high speed in cross winds (although not as badly as the Beetles did) which was due to the rear weight bias of the car. Volkswagen makes the changes to the

Model line-up. So we kept our Type Three while VAG Germany blew in huge changes the air cooled, rear drive models made way for the water cooled, front drive Passat, Polo and Golf, that were to change Volkswagen’s direction. Whilst the Squareback does not have any of the options that are virtually expected in the modern vehicle, such as air conditioning, power steering, fast glass, electric mirrors, and the like, the model reflected the simplicity that was the bench mark of the time. There were some options available and these were usually dependent upon the market for which the car was destined. As an example, vehicle destined for the American market had different trim and options of opening rear hopper windows, and sunroofs. In Summary Our Squareback has certainly led a good life, always being garaged, and we certainly spared no expense on the vehicle, whatever needed to be done was done. In turn the station wagon was used by everyone in the family and was a very reliable form of transport. Today the car has covered only 108,000 miles (173,772 kilometres) in 35 years, and will no doubt do many more in the years to come. •

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Day of the Volkswagen 2004 > Paul Kinsey - DOVW Organiser Well, the DOVW is over for another year. For the second year we held this event at the Yarra Valley Racing Club at Yarra Glen. We changed the layout this year following suggestions from last year. The swap sites were moved outside, many under the trees with plenty of shade. We had approximately 27 sites compared to 18 last year, which was a great result. We also added some more interesting displays under the covered area, which provided a centre of interest. We had our sponsor’s Camberwell VW and Shannons plus trader’s including some from interstate, Classic VW and Vintage Vee Dub from Sydney, and KDF Werks from Tasmania. Thanks very much for your support of the Day of the Volkswagen from all our club members. We must also give special thanks to the Penrose brothers Rod and Wayne and their team for their sensational displays of the VW Cabriolet and the VW Drag Car. Thanks very much for your effort, which was the focalpoint of the day. A total of 137 entries were received for the show and shine and a special thanks must go to Richard Graham and the team of judges which again had a difficult time judging the winners in each class. Thanks to all club members and visitors who entered their cars in the show and shine. They presented a wonderful picture spread under the trees. Thanks again to all the judges. In addition to the cars entered in the show and shine, we had approximately 600 plus keen VW enthusiasts pay entry to view our cars and we received 17 new club members on the day. The club membership area this year was very well supported by Mercedes Woolley and Kim Murray with the help of other club

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members. Thanks very much for your effort and active involvement in attracting new members. The other big attraction in the area was the preview of the book “Volkswagen in Australia” prepared by club member Rod Davies. This preview was really outstanding as it gave many of us an insight into a book that we have been hearing about for the last year or so. It really lived up to all our expectations. I’m sure Rod will be flooded with orders prior to Christmas. This year the organising committee consisted of Richard Graham and myself. We put a lot of effort into the planning and budgeting for the event. We had forecasted a profit of $5268 but we were happy when the final results were calculated showing that we had made a profit of $5957. A very good result and will certainly will greatly assist our club’s finances.


The Main areas of Income were as follows: Sponsorship (Camb VW/ Shannons) $1750 VW Trade Displays $1100 Persons entrance fees $3764 Vehicle Entrance Fee $1830 Clothing sales $910 Swap Site sales $675 Catering sales $2404 Memberships $1380 Total $12433 Expenses (Major): Ground Hire Catering Costs Prizes Clown Table Hire Printing of Brochures Total

$1520 $2715 $1178 $495 $405 $163 $6476

Profit:

$5957

This event would not have been so successful without the excellent support of our sponsors, Camberwell Volkswagen and Shannons Insurance. In addition, we were well supported by the following VW Traders: Australian VW Performance Centre, Croydon Volkshome Automotive of Thomastown Wolfsburg Automotive of Essendon Classic Vee Dub Supplies of Sydney Vintage Vee Dub of Sydney Volkscare of Boronia KDF Werks of Tasmania

MIB Global ( Models) Bentleigh East Mercwreck and Volksparts of Dandenong Technical Book Shop We need to support our sponsors and Traders so that they will continue support our club. Our swap sites this year were in great demand. Thanks to Stuart Ermel for his co ordination role. This year, we provided our own catering with major organisation by Cheryl Ermel and Ross Woolley with support from many keen helpers throughout the day. Thanks for a job well done to all involved. This year we had to call for help for the computer work for tallying and summarising the judge’s results. We must thank both Malcolm Thomson and Michael Cronin for their expertise and tremendous assistance in this role. Thanks guys. Again, on behalf of the organising committee I would like to thank all the Club members who assisted on the day and Saturday. The list is long and I hope I have not missed any one. Thanks a lot. Richard Graham Ross Woolley Mercedes Woolley Dave Evans Andrew Ermel Jen Littlechild Adam Florence Andrew Donelly Matt Kinsey Kingsley Morrison Jon Edsell

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Paul Blacker Michael Clark Steve Cooper Don Ermel Andrew Hobley Matt Gardner John Doering Cheryl Ermel Fran Oliver Kim Murray Louella Morrison John Stevens Stuart Ermel Steven Ermel Bill Malkoutzis Eric Roberts John Goodison Joy Goodison Kim Whittles Alistar Alty Neville Dean Xavier Larkins Damien Harris

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Chris Antonello John Stewart Bill Sundermann Anthony Surie Gary Collis Michael Clark Malcolm Thomson Michael Cronin Matt Gardner Kim Murray The club committee has conducted a reflection on how the event can be improved for next year, which will be considered in the planning of next year’s event. However, if you have any suggestions or thoughts for the future, please contact the writer or the club committee. To all who attended the DOVW this year, thanks for your support but please spread the word so we can make it better next year. •


My Life as a Kitchen Wrench > Cheryl Ermel Well another DOVW has come around, and I must say it looked pretty good from the kiosk window. Looking back I wonder how I ended up there, along with the dozen or so other catering volunteers. As most people know, the club has catered for the DOVW last year with much success. The feedback from that event was that it provided good cheap food and drinks to members and returned a profit. This year again, I took on the job of organising the catering. Ross and Mercedes having considerable experience also offered to help which was gratefully appreciated. So for weeks prior to the day, Ross, Mercedes, Paul, Richard, Andrew and myself worked together to organise the food. Learning from last year, we decided to have everything ready prior to Sunday. This meant that we needed to clean and set up the kiosk on the Saturday. Arriving on the Saturday with two carloads of food and utensils, Ross, Andrew and I started in earnest. It was at this point Paul, Richard, Donald, Stuart, John and Helen, Harald, Bill M and John Stevens joined us. They were put to work, cleaning, cutting food, loading fridges and generally helping out. Saturday night was very eventful as we found out that a ball was being held in the grandstand. This delayed the setting out plans, but we continued on getting other areas ready for the next day. Since Richard, Donald and Stuart appeared to be standing around, they were conned into becoming valet parking attendants for the ball. Donning their yellow jackets, they looked like the real thing. The payment of free food and drink from the function manager was too tempting to be refused. However, by the end of the night (about 1am), there was no food or drink, lots of noisy drunks leaving, yelling and blowing horns and very little sleep. I must say seeing the one Japanese car left in the middle of the covered area in the morning created a few laughs (1st prize in a raffle) and much thought about how to either disguise it or remove it from the area. In the morning, the rest of the helpers arrived. The car was removed, and we began selling our wares. The hottest items for the day were the cold drinks as the weather hotted up. As per catering policy we tried to make sure all the DOVW volunteers were given food and drinks free of charge as a thank you for helping out on the day. I hope all our volunteers were well looked after. Many thanks to everyone that helped in the catering. Ross and Mercedes, John and Jan, John and Helen (new club members), Fleur, Frances, Louella, Matt K, Evan (bought a Kombi and will join the club soon), Andrew, Donald, Stuart, Harald, Paul, Richard and Bill M. Also thanks to our backups – Aaron and Emily, our PA announcer Matt G and everyone on the club stand who covered for Ross and Mercedes. If I have forgotten anyone, please accept my thanks for helping out. This year the catering profit did not reach our expectations, but the feedback so far indicates that the club provided good cheap catering that is important to making the DOVW an enjoyable event.

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> Photos courtesy of Kim Whittles.

Day of the Volkswagen 2004 - Results Class

First

Second

Third

Standard Beetle to 1957

Boris Senak

Kevin Payet

Simon Martin

Standard Beetle from 1958 to 1968

Jen Littlechild

John & Helen Barton

Paul Kinsey

Beetles after 1968

Lloyd Davies

Gary Tait

Malcolm Thompson

Beetles Modified All Years

Lisa Penrose

Vince Zito

Robert Lakat

Type 3 & 4 Standard Models

Michael Welch

Mark Bailey

Brendon Novak

Type 3 & 4 Modified

George Economou

Chris Mackellar

David Belford

Karmann Ghia Standard all Models

Patrick Duane

Ron Hodgett

Sena Dharumasena

Karmann Ghia Modified all Models

Alex Ramm

Peter Bone

Merv Adams

Other Early Water Cooled VW’s

B Funken

Karl Pydde

Other Water Cooled VW’s

John Gardner

Tim Clark

Type 2 Kombi up to 1967

Allan Briott

Jim Smith

Matt Brinsden

Type 2 Kombi after 1967

Erich Drach

David Holinger

Dem Mills

Rod Davies

Type 2 Kombi Modified all years

George Kay

Tont Anstee

Fleur Smolenaers

Water Cooled Transporters

Helen Moss

Maris Rozleja

Brian Reed

Golf Standard Mk 1 & 2

Carl Evans

John Martzdorf

Peter Davies

Golf Standard Mk 3 & 4

Matt Reynolds

Alistair Alty

Darrell Whitelaw

Golf Modified

Franz Franken

Troy Hogan

Noel Smith

New Beetle

Lloyd Davies

Rod Davies

Samantha Tickner

Volkswagen Specials

Martin Chlupac

Andrew Hobley

Factory Built Variations

Norm Mauger

Dennis Leversha

Volkswagen Race Car

Richard Graham

Best Paint

Patrick Duane

Best Engine

Lisa Penrose

Best Interior

George Economou

Best Display

Lisa Penrose

Car of the Show

Lisa Penrose

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Did Volkswagen Make Tractors? > Bill Sundermann Porsche makes tractors as do Mercedes, Fiat etc, but what about VW? During our trip to Germany, we found that Mercedes S class sports cars had been designed by and were being built by Karmann as were Chrysler Crossfires. In fact, Karmann made body parts for a whole range of cars with Jaguar being one that comes to mind. Volkswagen was making Mercedes vans, the big ones called Vito or Sprinter. It should not have surprised me when my brother-in-law invited me to check out his VW tractor. He showed me this B250 series International (built in the 50s and 60s) and, to my wonderment, each casting on the whole tractor has VW logos cast into it. I have since checked out 2 others with the same result. These tractors are in high demand amongst collectors and bring around $5000 when restored. My query is - “What category should this vehicle be entered in at the Day of the Volkswagen?

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>For Sale: Kombi split window steering box and shaft. The ideal Christmas gift! Never used and at a fraction of the price of reconditioning. Price: All this for only $200. Contact: Bill on 03 9848 1421

>For Sale: 1973 Kombi 8 seater Microbus, rego SAW311 (Jan 05), chassis no. 2332136514, British racing green with white roof, 4 speed manual, air conditioner, tinted windows, CD player, carpet throughout, 2 litre reco engine, webber carby, mag wheels, serviced at Australian VW Performance Centre, Croydon, RWC. Price: $6,800 ONO Contact: Danny Parkinson on 03 9752 3613, Ferntree Gully

>For Sale: Volkswagen Type 3 1970 Sedan, orange exterior/black interior, 1600 4 speed manual, 188000kms, KMJ853, RWC, rego, full service history, VGC. Price: $4200 ONO Contact: 0422 149 063 Richmond, Melbourne

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> For Sale >For Sale: 1976 Mark I 3 door Golf LS used as “Wheels 1976 Car of the Year. Good body (German), requires replacement engine (Passat engine supplied), various new parts included in car, used to drive very well. Just out of rego. Martini olive colour. Vin: 173060240 Price: $500 Contact: Nick Coker on 0425 863 935

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>For Sale: VW Bug, 1973, excellent pale green body, high back seats, original condition, VG mechanically, RWC available, registration no ONQ677 (with 12 mths reg). Price: $5,200 Contact: Deborah on 0416 270 786 or 03 9579 0261

>For Sale: Golf 1976 2 door Hatch 1600 (1588cc) 4 Speed manual, Olive exterior Black interior, Sunroof fitted, Motor in good condition, runs well. CV boots and Steering boots need replacing. Front tyres new, rear tyres will need to be replaced. 227803kms on clock. VIN 1763408527 Price: $1,500 ONO Contact: For more information, please call 0438 551 792 (after hrs 03 5248 6532, 7-8pm EST only)


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>For Sale: 1954 Beetle, suit parts or restore body, has rust, floorpan excellent, no rego, not going, VIN 0745786 Price: $850

>For Sale: 1978 VW Golf 4 door hatchback, 110kw 1800cc fuel injected twin cam 16V with 50mm inlets, 5 speed gearbox, later model LED dashboard, 14 inch VW wheels, 4 wheel disc brakes, front discs ventilated, yellow Price: $7,500 Contact: Noel anytime on 0414 971 759

>For Sale: 4 brand new injectors to suit 1995 Golf TDI Price: $600

>For Sale: Wide rims that suit 1968 Beetle onwards plus Wolfsburg hubcaps Price: $100 the lot >For Sale: Beetle ute conversion kit - 4 piece fibreglass kit suits any Beetle Price: $400 >For Sale: Early Beetle front guards VGC Price: $100 pair Contact: Charmaine 0408 519 064 BH: 03 5655 1488 AH: 03 5659 0131 Korumburra area

>For Sale: 2 sunliner pop tops to suit 1994 Kombi Price: FREE! Contact: 0417 114 587 or 03 9879 0075

> Wanted >Wanted: I need a tan bucket seat in good condition for a 1966 6 volt Bug and any bits at all for a 1954 Beetle including doors, handles, trims, tail lights, etc. Contact: Toby Primrose 0415 3333 80

RAISE YOUR MUG FOR THE 50TH YEAR! To help celebrate this event, the club has commissioned a special commemorative mug and medal. The mugs are cobalt blue in colour, and have the distinctive gold 50th year logo on both sides of the mug. The medal is also dark blue and gold. These are both limited in number, and will become a sought after item in years to come. The 50th year mugs will be on sale for $10 per mug while the medals are available for $20 each. They will be on sale at the General Meetings, until sold out. Contact Cheryl Ermel - 9369 1360 for more details. COD postal enquiries are welcomed.

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Motorsport News > Jon Edsell - VWCV Motorsport and Group 5 2004 has been an interesting year for Motorsport in the VWCV. We have not had as many people participating, but the ones that have participated have done well. Just about every VWCV member that competed in a Group 5 event gained Group 5 Points. Given that you have to be in the top 6 (in your class) to get Group 5 points, and in some classes there have been in excess of 15 competitors, this means that we have done very, very well. Well done every one. Also this year we have had some 1st timers have a go, and go quite well, finishing close to mid – field in their first event. Early next year we will be running a Motorsport Training Day. It will be for VWCV members only, so it will give you a chance to try entry-level motorsport, a Motorkhana and a Khanacross. You can use your VW, or your daily driver (Holden, Ford, Nissan, Toyota, etc.), whatever, as long as it has 4 wheels and an engine. We will have experienced VWCV members explaining what you have to do to enter, how the events are run, and giving tips on how to do your best. We will also explain what type of Motorsport events the VWCV is typically involved in, and what is required to get involved in them. We will offer information on where you can go from this entry level, and what is required to get there, if you want to know. So if you have been thinking about giving Motorsport a try, this will be your opportunity. I am planning to have the event in February or March, so if you like it and want to compete some more, you will have most of the year to get involved with the types of events that we offer. As well as the competing side of motorsport, we will give instruction on the officiating side of motorsport. We will explain what officials are required to put on an event, and

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what each one does. Every competitor will get a go at doing some officiating, so you have an idea of what goes on “on the other side of the fence”. Even if you do not want to compete, come along to give officiating a try, as the VWCV needs more motorsport officials. Also next year we will definitely be running Khanacrosses again. We will run a VWCV member only event, probably a month after the Training Day, and then run an invited event where other clubs are invited. Depending on demand, we will also try to get invites to other club’s Khanacrosses. The Motorsport events currently planned for 2005 are listed below: 2005 Group 5 Motorkhana Dates: February 12 HAC to be confirmed April 3 CRBCC to be confirmed May 8 FFCC BP Truck stop, Somerton May 29 HSCCV Toyota Club Grounds, McGrath Rd., Werribee July 7 PIARC to be confirmed August 14 VWCV Geelong Motorsport Complex, Princes Hwy, Avalon, (TBC) September 18 VMCi to be confirmed November 6 TCCA Toyota Club Grounds, McGrath Rd., Werribee 2005 Group 5 Sprint Dates: March 20 HSCCV Morwell HillClimb 2 April 10 PIARC Phillip Island Race Track May 1 PIARC Phillip Island Race Track, (TBC) May 22 VWCV Autocross, Geelong Motorsport Complex, Princes Hwy, Avalon, (TBC) June 19 PIARC Phillip Island Race Track


DOVW Race Display > Donald Ermel If you are into fast, race ready Volkswagens then the “2004 Day of the Volkswagen” would not have been disappointed. In the last few years the club race scene has grown steadily with the introduction of the Beetle Cup and drag nights at Calder Park raceway, This was evident by the excellent club display of race cars on DOVW. Representing the Beetle Cup class were Richard Graham in Herbie and Andrew Ermel’s beige Beetle. Both have done consistently well in this class, Michael and Julie Clark displayed their KDF racing beetle featuring duel 44 weber carbs. This car has competed in hill climbs, khanacrosses, and as well doing great times. Also on display was the 1956 oval Beetle prepared for the drags by Andrew, Stu and myself. The addition of the stinger tip to the exhaust added nicely to the 2lt motor and when started it bought people from every where to see what car was making all the noise. Beetles were not the only VW on display either! Bruce Woodwood’s modified Mk 1 Golf drew a constant line of people to see what was under the hood, most walks away with the look of amazement after Bruce explained the modification carried out on the power plant. We will hear more about this car when it makes it, debut at the island in the near future. As well as the local guys putting their cars on display, we also had some very well known drag racers from interstate. The week before Rod Penrose and family had made the trip down to Tassie from NSW for the “VW Association Day” and went on to tour Tasmania for a further week. His timing to arrive at our show was impeccable and allowed us to put the fastest VW powered drag car in Australia on show. Powered by a 2.8lt turbo charged fuel injected autocraft motor, this car has smashed world records with figures of 8.96sec mile at 155.89mph (249.42 kph) and 0-200kph in just 5.4 seconds! Another interstate visitor was Adam Debiais who had travelled from Adelaide to try his car at Heathcote Raceway. With a paint job that most people would be envious of, just looking at this very well presented car you would never guess that it has the reputation of been the fastest street legal Beetle in the country. Powered by a turbo charged 1916 fuel injected motor, this car is driven daily and is capable of times of 11.88sec at the ? mile. With next year already in planning, we hope to see some sort of racing take place as part of DOVW. With all these fantastic cars on display it made for one of best DOVW yet and once again without the people who brought their cars along the display would have nothing. So a big thank you to you all, and also a special thank you to Rod and Adam.

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NCCA John Mott Sprint, Sandown, (TBC) July 10 VMCi Morwell Hill Climb July 31 PIARC Phillip Island Race Track, (TBC) August 8 HSCCV Winton September 29 PIARC Phillip Island Race Track November 13 VWCV / HAC Hillclimb (TBC)

magazine, so start marking up your 2005 calender. If you are interested in having a go at motorsport, and want to know more, please contact me and I will explain what is required. Don’t forget, if you want to help out as an official at motorsport events, please contact me so I can get you started. I hope to see you on or at the track. •

These dates are not all confirmed as yet, but hopefully they will be by the January

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Motorsport Pointscore > Jon Edsell on the 2005 Motorsport Pointscore and Annual Trophies 2005 motorsport discipline. This Overall result at the end of the year will be used to determine the Perpetual Trophy (if available) winner. So if a person competed in a motorkhana and came 1st in Open Class and 3rd overall for all VWCV competitors, he would get 10 points for that event toward the Motorkhana Open Class Championship; and 7 points for that event toward the Motorkhana Overall Championship and Perpetual Trophy.

Motorsport Competitors The points awarded from 1st to 8th, will be 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and for 9th onwards 1 point to be awarded. This way, everyone that competes will get at least 1 point. This pointscore system applies to both the Open and Beetle Classes. These points will NOT be added to the Club Championship pointscore, and will only be used to determine the Beetle class and Open class winners of the Motorkhana, Khanacross and Sprint Club Championships. All competitors will continue to get 4 points as event attendance points which will be applied to the Club Championship pointscore. Perpetual Trophy (Overall) Champions The same 10 to 1 pointscore system will be applied to ALL competitors, irrespective of class, in order to determine the Overall Champion of the club in the particular

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Motorsport Officials In an effort to encourage more members to officiate, and to maintain the interest of the officials we already have, the Officials pointscores are: Director 10 points Stewards 9 points Event Secretary 8 points Scrutineers 7 points Timekeepers 6 points Marshalls 5 points Canteen Duties and others 4 points If you do 2 different types of duties at an event (e.g., Scrutineer, and then after finishing that, help out as a Track Marshall), then it is proposed that you receive the points for the highest scoring position that you participate in, plus 1 (one) point. So for the example above you would receive 7 points (as a Scrutineer), plus 1 point extra for then being a Track Marshall, i.e., a total of 8 points. It will be possible to receive officials


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RACV Great Australian Rally > Sunday 23rd January

The bold, the beautiful and the eccentric will make up the largest gathering of old vehicles in Victoria for the 2005 RACV Great Australian Rally. More than 1000 vehicles, including motorcycles and commercial vehciles, will take part, making their way from Melbourne to Mornington Racecourse. If you are interested in participating in this fantastic event‌ 1. Phone Frank Douglas on (03) 8704 2533 to book in your vehicle 2. Phone VWCV Social Secretary Jen Littlechild on 0431 160 097, as she is co-ordinating the day for the VWCV. All VWs are advised to meet and depart from the Brandon Park meeting point.

points for officiating at non VWCV Inc. organized motorsport events, as long as the event is an event that is calendared in the VWCV magazine (Wagensville News), and it has been marked as an event that attracts points. These points will NOT be added to the Club Championship pointscore, and will only be used to determine the winner of the Officials championship. All officials will continue to get the appropriate points for event attendance (for all events nominated as pointscore events) and event organization (for VWCV organised events only), which will be applied to the Club Championship pointscore. Trophies At the end of the year it is proposed that the following motorsport trophies be made available for presentation, as long as at least 2

events of the type have been nominated as club events during the year: Beetle Motorkhana Champion, Open Motorkhana Champion, Beetle Khanacross Champion, Open Khanacross Champion, Beetle Sprint Champion, Open Sprint Champion, and Officials Champion. Also, the Perpetual Trophies (if available), for the Overall Champion will be awarded based on the procedure described in the paragraph, Perpetual Trophy (Overall) Champions, above. It is also proposed that events in December and January be excluded from the pointscore, due to, holidays (January), and enable time to collate the points before the end of the year (December). •

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Your VW Festive Star Guide > Louella Morrison Aries March 21 - April 20 This festive season will be lots of fun for you and your VW! Recent positive breakthroughs will start a chain of exciting events in the coming weeks for you both. All this will set the scene for happy cruising and enjoying the great outdoors with family and friends. On the home front, there will be much needed peace and harmony in contrast to recent problems, providing a perfect place for you and your VW to come home to after a long day of being out and about. Taurus April 21 - May 21 Stop stressing! Your car is tired of you taking your frustrations out on it. Instead, focus on getting better organised at both work and home. Work out a good routine to stick to these holidays. With this advice taken, your car will reward you with some easy going driving through this festive season. Gemini May 22 - June 21 You and your car are having the best time together this Christmas with a perfect combination of work and leisure as well as some lovely opportunities to travel to different destinations and changes to your usual routine. Don’t forget to keep your car looking shiny all season and to take good car of yourself. Cancer June 22 - July 23 There will be a sudden discovery of a much needed solution to a problem in the next coming weeks which will take a huge weight off your shoulders and give you more time and means to have fun with your car! This will lead to positive recognition at work. You will also begin to feel free to start all those interesting projects for your home that you have had to put off for so long.

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Leo July 24 - August 23 Those upcoming few weeks will allow you the opportunity to find new ways to organise your work and home life into one that gives you more time to relax and spend with your car, family and friends. Take care not to assume others know what you want as it may be misinterpreted. or may want to change later. Meanwhile keep the car in top shape and work towards making the garage a comfortable home for it. Virgo August 24 - September 23 It’s time to party! The social events just keep on coming and you and your car must keep up with the pace. There will be great times spent with family and friends. You will have some opportunities to also meet new and exciting people. So get yourself and your car ready for some serious festive fun! Libra September 24 - October 23 Shopping for your car will be on the agenda these holidays as your car will be yearning for


VW to undercut BMW's big off-roader > from carsguide.news.com.au Volkswagen is taking the fight up to its competitors, including BMW's popular X5, by adding a second turbo-diesel model to its Touareg sports off-roader range. The R5 has gone on sale for $69,900 – nearly half the price of the range-topping V10 turbo-diesel. A Luxury R5 version will cost $78,600. Both models are available only in six-speed automatic and powered by the same in-line five-cylinder turbo-diesel engine. This 2.5-litre motor generates similar levels of torque to the V8 petrol model. Claimed output is 128kW at 3500rpm and 400Nm between 2000rpm and 2300rpm. The pricing undercuts the more powerful (150kW/480Nm) three-litre turbo-diesel automatic BMW X5 by almost $6000 for the Luxury R5 and more than $14,000 for the base model. Volkswagen spokesman Brad Leach says that the R5 is being introduced as a mainstream model to take on the BMW X5 in the SUV segment. "The idea of the model is to have a diesel engine in the sub-$70,000 segment. The V10 is in a different segment," he says.

some serious accessorizing! After all you want it to look totally cool for all to see this Christmas as you cruise down the streets. Your car will be purring like a pussy cat. Scorpio October 24 - November 22 After the recent hard work, these coming few weeks will be so rewarding for you and your car. You will finally have the time to visit family and friends so have your car in super condition for those little trips. Also, you will finally spend some time with that someone special and this will bring you a new perspective on life and your car will love it’s driver’s new attitude! Sagittarius November 23 - December 21 You will be aiming high these next few months and your car will be an important means to get where you want to be. You will both be in the centre of attention should you be successful in your efforts and you could be offered a very special reward. This will lead the way to a perfect harmonious union between you and your car and you will discover that your car has been like your best buddy.

Capricorn December 22 - January 20 Summer is here! Put on your sunscreen, shirt and hat and give your car a polish and make sure you park it in the shade. You and your car will be carefree this festive season and you will spend heaps of sunny time together. Aquarius January 21 - February 19 Despite your car spending time in hospital (at the garage being fixed) several times this year, your car will make a recovery these holidays as both of you take things easy and chill out. It will be a time to rest and recover for you both so you will be charged and ready for a fabulous New Year! Pisces February 20 - March 20 You and your car will rediscover the joys of driving this festive season! You’ve been taking your car for granted lately so now it’s time to show it how much you care! It’s time to get out the quality cleaning equipment and replace the things that are broken - it will be a re-bonding session for you and your car. •

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Info discounts

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Australian VW Performance Centre

10/25 Lusher Road CROYDON • P: 03 9725 5366 Contact Mick for trade pricing typically 10% off retail on most parts and services (up to value of $100). Dyno tuning at $60 per hour.

Bayford Volkswagen 417 Heidelberg Road FAIRFIELD • P: 03 9471 5555 Contact Dino DiBenedetto and ask for member discount.

Camberwell Volkswagen 675 Burwood Road HAWTHORN • P: 03 9811 1888 Contact Grant Hall on 0425 744 554 and ask for member discount.

Imported Car Wreckers 9 Booloora Road SPRINGVALE • P: 03 9547 2169 Contact Mark for 15% discount.

Technical Bookshop

295 Swanston Street MELBOURNE • P: 03 9663 3951 10% discount - does not apply to lower margin items such as magazines, some videos and sale/discount items.

Volkscare

4 Macquarie Place BORONIA • P: 03 9729 9281 Contact Michael Clark for 10% discount on parts (maximum discount $50). Does not include genuine or special orders.

Volkspower 12 Florence Street BURWOOD • P: 03 9808 6777 Contact Dean for 10% discount on parts and servicing.

Wolfsburg Automotive 966 Mt Alexander Road ESSENDON • P: 03 9370 3100 Contact Gary for club member prices.

U Drive

Mark Pring • P: 9217 8866 U Drive is offering a 10% discount on all courses to all members of car clubs. This applies to all our Formula Ford drive days & gift vouchers - www.udrive.com.au

Volkshome Automotive 16 Commercial Drive THOMASTOWN • P: 03 9464 0366 Contact John for club member prices.

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The VW Club of Victoria is authorised by VicRoads to issue Classic and Historic plates to financial club members with VWs over 25 years old. The main objective of the CH permit system is to enable club members a minimal registration fee because of the vehicles limited usage. The club requires all CH vehicles to undertake a safety check every two years. Safety checks are similar to roadworthy checks. A roadworthy certificate can be accepted in lieu of a safety check. The appointed club technical officers conduct safety checks at Tech Days and by appointment. A safety check ensures that the CH plate vehicle is safe to drive on club gazetted events and approved limited usage. It also encourages the maintenance, restoration and preservation of all types of VWs.


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