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wagensvillenews Volume 54 Number 5 October 2008

The Official Newsletter of the Volkswagen Club of Victoria Inc.

www.vwclub.com.au

South Yarra Volkswagen host the VWCV October Club Meeting

South Yarra Volkswagen 93 Commercial Rd South Yarra

7pm - 9pm Tuesday 28th October Come along and join the staff from South Yarra Volkswagen and view the new VW Tiguan.

Parking available at the Dealership and the Staff at South Yarra VW would be pleased to assist club members with any new car enquires and welcome VWCV members and their own VW’S.

taken up the job of Club Secretary and I look forward working with him in this capacity over the next 12 months or so.

President’s Report Dean Holden, VWCV President Hello to everyone and welcome to my first report as President of the VW Club Vic. First up I wanted to thank our outgoing President Michael Cronin, who due to his efforts over the past 2 years has handed me the Presidency of a very healthy car club. We are very financial and have an extremely stable membership base with interests that range from Air Cooled Beetles, Kombi’s and Karmann’s thru the very latest Water-cooled VW’s. Michael has stepped down as President, but I am very pleased to announce that he has

As we had our AGM last month we also have a number of new committee members joining the ranks. Please join me in welcoming Brian Reed as our new Vice President, Richard Graham as our new Social Secretary, Andrew Mengyel as our new Membership Officer and Michael Clark as our new Motor Sports Coordinator. We thank Matt Kinsey, Kingsley Morrison, Xavier Larkin and Chris Antonello for their excellent work in these positions over the past couple of years. The key positions of Treasurer, Web Master and Magazine Editor have remained with John Farlow, David Holinger and Tony Albers. During the month of September our main club activity was running the annual VW Club Swap Meet. We tried a new undercover location at historic

Williamstown this year and by all accounts the day was a great success. We had 37 swappers and 350 buyers thru the gates and some great bargains were to be had on the day. The site operated by the Williamstown Maritime Association provided a colourful and central location with easy access from the freeways and walking distance to the Williamstown shops and café’s. We are sure to use this facility again for some future events. In October we have a busy schedule starting with the Oktober Fest at the Cuckoo Restaurant on Saturday the 25th of October and our General Meeting on Tuesday the 28th at South Yarra Volkswagen.

Early registrations close on the 3rd of November to allow time for processing and post. Even if you don’t register early, you can enter the Show and Shine on the day. All show and shine entrants get a very nice DOTVW show Bag and entry for the driver and one passenger included in the Show and Show registration price of $20.00. I encourage everyone to enter in the Show and Shine, regardless of how worthy or unworthy you might think your VW is as a show car, its great value for money and certainly adds an extra dimension to the day. You might just walk away with a trophy.

Look forward to seeing you all at South Yarra VW for the General Meeting. Leading us into November and the Day Francis and Michael will have their team of the VW 2008 on Sunday the 16th. on hand to talk about the latest VW Don’t forget to register for the Show products and sure they will be more and Shine. Early registration entitles you than pleased to hash out a great deal to a very nice Day of the VW Collectors on a new VW if you are in the market Cap. You can register online or via post. for a newbie.

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Calendar of Events

SwapMeet OCTOBER October 25th OktoberFest VW Style. Cuckoo Restaurant, Olinda. See Ad for full details. October 28th VWCV General Meeting. South Yarra Volkswagen. See Ad for full details.

NOVEMBER November 15th Pre Day of the Volkswagen

Dandenong Luna Drive-In. See November issue for full details. November 16th Day of the Volkswagen 2008. See Ad for full details. November 25th VWCV General Meeting. Bell’s Hotel at 8pm. 157 Moray St, South Melbourne.

DECEMBER Christmas at Lloyd’s. See November issue for full details.

MOTORSPORT EVENTS AUTOCROSS Geelong Motor Sports Complex. Race dates 2008 Sunday 10 November Sunday 07 December Application forms available for New Cams approved Officials or current Official upgrades. Coming Drag Racing Events TBA! Contact Michael Clark VWCV Motorsports Co ordinator for full event details on 9878 1554

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“One mans trash is another mans treasure” The Volkswagen Club of Victoria held it’s annual Swap Meet in September just passed and as you would expect there was no trash to be found, just treasure, or that’s the way we see it as Volkswagen enthusiasts. The new undercover venue at the Williamstown Maritime Association proved a new evolution for the VWCV Swap Meet with no need for weather concern, the passing street traffic from the popular seaside town also contributed to the success of the day. A successful day for Swappers and Buyers, by 8am the line of Traders and Swappers ready to enter the venue was flowing well into the main street, by 8.30 everyone was sorted and the doors to the Public were opened. In total there were 37 Swappers/Traders and over 350 buyers thru the gates. If you were there to by a vehicle, find that much needed small part or just haggle with friends, there were lots to see and choose from. Vintage luggage has certainly come out of the closet in the last couple of years for all those with that Retro holiday in mind, rusty Beetles and Buses for the Rat lovers and some NOS parts too, I even picked up a classic piece of 60’s Bling for my Bus. When all was sorted through the Pirates Tavern outside offered the space for a well earned rest and cold one, the snags and hamburgers weren’t bad either. For others it was a quiet stroll down the peer for a peak at Melbourne from a different angle. The Volkswagen Club of Victoria would like to thank all who attended this year and to the Committee and Volunteers for their efforts to make the 2008 Swap Meet a great day for all. Hope to see you all next year. Tony Albers, VWCV Editor

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Cuckoo Restaurant Saturday 25th October Dinner $60 per Adult. VWCV Oktoberfest in true Bavarian style. Dinner at the Cuckoo restaurant in picturesque Olinda, providing a smorgasbord of customary Bavarian dishes within a Chalet Style atmosphere. Marvelous live entertainment including yodelling and the famous wood-chopping slap dance. Meet at the Croydon Hotel car park (Maroondah Hwy, Croydon - Melway Ref 50 E2) at 5.30pm for a 6.00pm departure and cruise up to the Cuckoo for dinner from 7.00pm. BOOKINGS STRICTLY LIMITED. Please confirm with Kingsley on (03) 9484 8953 AH by Friday October 24th.


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Cup Day/Long Weekend 1st to 4th November 2008

As mentioned in last months newsletter, and at the Club meeting, the VWCV is organising a four day cruise and camp to Halls Gap on the Cup Day extra long weekend early in November 2008.

We initially contacted the management of the Grampians Gardens Caravan Park in Halls Gap on 5356 4244 and reserved 10 powered sites under the name of the club. They are very friendly VW Kombi people (as you would expect) and are stoked that we are The plan is to meet at Deer coming up. To date these 10 sites have Park early Saturday morning been taken and we have 16 cars and 1st November at 8am, then cruise to Halls Gap via Ballarat, 25 people coming along for part or all Dunkeld, the beautiful Victoria of the weekend. As it is only 3.5 hours from Melbourne it is still worth coming Valley and the majestic only for the 2 days if you cannot get Mirranatwa Pass in the the Monday off work. There will still be Grampians before arriving at powered sites available. Halls Gap early afternoon.

If you want a site or a cabin please call the park ASAP and make your own booking arrangements. Please let them know that you are with the VWCV as they will then be able to site you close to the group. If you intend to come on what will be a bonza adventure can you please let us know you are attending so we have a list of starters. We will be organising a few optional group activities and local tours for those who will be there so we will need to contact you by email or by phone in advance of the trip.

Details of the meeting place and time will be made available to participants in the week before the departure. Jan and John Stevens 9890 2548 AH john.stevens@justice.vic.gov.au

PLEASE NOTE: All additions to this section MUST be accompanied by either registration number, chassis number or VIN number. Advertisements for vehicles without these details WILL NOT be published. Advertisements will be limited to a period of two months only. If you wish to continue your advertisement beyond the initial two month period or your Ad has been SOLD in the first month of Advertising, please contact the Editor(s) so the Advertising space can be updated for NEW Ads. Send your for sales and wanted ads to the Editor: VWCV Editor GPO Box 1215 Melbourne VIC 3001 Email wagensville@hotmail.com

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The Day of the Volkswagen 2008 – Judging Arrangements Entry forms and judging criteria for 2008, the main features of which are • Split judging forms for modified and standard vehicles

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• A bonus points system for standard vehicles to encourage the preservation and display of standard vehicles

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• Separate ‘Best of Show’ trophies for standard and modified vehicles • Relaxation of restrictions on entering modified vehicles in standard categories. (Vehicles which are of a standard appearance but are, for example, lowered with different wheels, engine and interior components, can now enter a standard category if they choose. This will avoid their having to compete against heavily modified big budget vehicles. They may not, however, score bonus points for originality, and as such, presentation and quality of paint, interior, etc will have to be of the highest standard).

Sunday 16th November 2008 Cranbourne Racecourse

• Entry forms have been created for modified vehicles with an expansion of judging criteria and categories • Introduction of a judges’ choice award. This may go to a vehicle which does not generate a high score but may be of special interest due to being: An historically significant vehicle A one owner original car well preserved A modified vehicle with an individual concept that is new to the VW scene • Under Body judging has been removed from the judging criteria and has been reserved for future Concourse events We are looking forward to the Day of the Volkswagen being a fun day for all and realise that while many great cars will be on display, not everyone can win. Judges will try to ensure that the judging will be fair for all who enter. Good luck to all.

DOTVW 2008 Show and Shine Entry Price $20.00 Covers – Vehicle Show and Shine Entry & Driver plus (1) passenger admission and show bag with loads goodies from our sponsors.

Walk in admission/extra passenger $5.00 All VW’s have the opportunity to park in the Show grounds.

Pre-Pay your Show and Shine entry online! visit www.vwclub.com.au Payment (Pay Pal.) can be made via the VWCV web site.

DOTVW Pre-Paid Incentive Pack This year the club is offering a DOTVW Pre-Pay Registration Incentive Pack for early Show and Shine registration for the 2008 DOTVW. Each pack will contain a receipt of payment, Show and Shine Registration Sticker for your VW windscreen and a coupon for a limited edition collectors DOTVW 2008 Cap. This Cap coupon can be presented on the day at the Club Stand for collection.

Pre-Paid entries close Monday 3rd of November Pre-paid entry can be purchased online at www.vwclub.com.au and at the September, October and November club meetings.

What Do You Need To Do? • visit www.vwclub.com.au and complete the DOTVW Show & Shine entry form or • Complete the DOTVW Show & Shine entry form on the back of this page • Make sure you have your name, address and telephone number clearly written on the form • Attach a $20 cheque or money order payable to the Volkswagen Club of Victoria • Send the entry form and your cheque or money order to: VOLKSWAGEN CLUB OF VICTORIA GPO Box 1215 MELBOURNE VIC 3001 A DOTVW Pre-Paid Pack will be mailed out 2 weeks prior to the event.

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ENTRY CATEGORY

Standard

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Show and Shine Entry Form

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ENTRY CATEGORY

Modified

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BEETLE

GOLF

Standard Beetle up to _57

Standard Golf Mk1 & Mk2

Modified Beetle up to 1957

Modified Golf (All Years)

Standard Beetle up to _67

Standard Golf Mk 3 & Mk 4

Modified Beetle 1958 to 1967

Standard Beetle 1968 on

Standard Golf Mk 5

BEETLE

GOLF

Modified Beetle 1968 on

New Beetle

Buggy Kit Car

KOMBI

OTHER MODELS

Standard Kombi 1950 to 1967

Other water cooled to 2000

KOMBI

OTHER MODELS

Standard Kombi 1968 to 1982

Other water cooled 2000 on

Modified Kombi up to 1967

Motor Sport Race Car

Standard Type 3 & Type 4

Modified Kombi 1968 onwards

Modified Karmann Ghia

“Transporter T3, T4 & T5” Kombi Camper (Air Cooled)

Country Buggies

Modified Type 3 & Type 4

Kombi Camper (Water Cooled)

Standard Karmann Ghia

Rat Look

Synchros All Models

OFFICIAL USE ONLY (Please leave below Judging areas free). JUDGING CATEGORIES

OFFICIAL USE ONLY (Please leave below Judging areas free).

BONUS POINTS (Standard cars only)

JUDGING CATEGORIES

Body and Paint

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Period Appearance of Paint

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General Appearance

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Interior/Upholstery

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Period Appearance of Car

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Body Work & Paint

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Under Bonnet/Storage

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Standard Headlights/Tail lights

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Engine

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Body Moulds and Trims

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Under Bonnet & Storage Areas

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Bonus Points Originality

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Standard Engine Type

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Engine & Transmission

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SUB-TOTAL

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Standard Exhaust Type

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Standard Carburettor

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Innovation (Eg. Handmade Body Parts or Retrofitted Tailights.)

/10

Standard Wheel Type & Size

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TOTAL

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Standard Type Seats

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Standard Type Carpets

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Standard Type Headlining

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Original Accessory

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BONUS POINTS Current Models (+1 Point/year since manufacture. Current Production Models Only.)

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TOTAL

SUB-TOTAL

“Interior, Upholstery, Steering Wheel, and Instrumentation”

“Wheels, Tires & Suspension”

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Total Score

Total Score

Entry Number

ENTRANT USE (Please fill out the below areas).

OFFICIAL USE ONLY (Please leave Entry Number area free).

VEHICLE DETAILS

OWNER DETAILS

Registration

Name

Year of Manufacture

Address

Colour Telephone

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VWCV General Meetings

Membership Application

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Melbourne Club meetings are held every fourth Tuesday of every month at 8pm at Bell’s Hotel, 157 Moray St, South Melbourne, unless advised of an alternative venue in the Club Newsletter.

Membership Application also available at the VWCV website www.vwclub.com.au

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WVCV Annual Membership Fees • Single One Year Full Membership $55 • Single 3 Year Full Membership $150 • Additional Family Membership $20 (per extra member). • Membership Joining Fee $10 (first year members only). To join the Club, please complete the membership form inside this Newsletter and forward together with cheque for payment to the Club’s postal address as quoted on the form.

Volkswagen Club of Victoria Inc. Membership Officer GPO Box 1215 MELBOURNE VIC 3001 Phone 0401 310 704 Name(s)

VWCV membership also available on line www.vwclub.com.au

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VWCV Committee

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President Dean Holden 0412 500 588 Vice-President Brian Reed 9481 5673 breed@bigpond.net.au Secretary Michael Cronin 0419 684 181 Treasurer John Farlow 0418 357 416 farlowj@internex.net.au Additional Committee Members John Stevens & Richard Graham Public Officer John Stevens john.stevens@justice.vic.gov.au Motorsports Co-ordinator Michael Clark 9878 1554 clark1954@optusnet.com.au Social Secretary Richard Graham 0418 527 862 rgraham8@bigpond.net.au Membership Secretary Andrew Mengyel vwcvmembership@yahoo.com.au Technical Officer Bill Malkoutzis & Andrew Ermel Editor Tony Albers 0408 330 894 wagensville@hotmail.com Assistant Editor Andrew Ermel 03 9369 1360 AndrewE@brimbank.vic.gov.au Web Master David Holinger david.holinger@rmit.edu.au Advertising Manager Dean Holden 0412 500 588 Club Historian Chris Scane 0417 593 573 historian@vwclub.com.au

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PAY MEMBERSHIP and RENEWAL ON LINE! www.vwclub.com.au/membership.php

Is your Membership renewal due? Don’t mess around with cheques or money orders, why not pay online? The Volkswagen Club of Victoria website now has an online payment facility to make renewing your membership even easier. Ensure your place in the club by paying with either Visa, MasterCard, or PayPal. or please return this form together with your cheque or money order for payment to the above address. Please allow 28 days for processing.

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.

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