Air Cooled Drag Day 4

August 09, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

 

In 2014 I attended a VWT4 (Transporter Van) event at the 2nd annual Air Cooled Drag Day, held at Bishopscourt, Co.Down, an old RAF base on with a 1/2 mile strip available for the drag cars to launch down. I was down for a Show and Shine event in my lightly dented and vaguely washed van with my wife in her newly acquired, lovingly restored VW Polo mk2 coupe S .

The show and shine was a good social event, meeting and chatting with friends in the VW community, this then expanded into a wider community of enthusiasts who were racing VW Beetles ,Bay and Split screen Vans, T25`s a T4 or 2... and some show pieces non VW, but hugely entertaining and massively quick 

We had to make it back down the next year for 2015 and as such ..made the promised pilgrimage and experienced another wonderful day on the Saturday,though this time it was held over two days and racing continued into the Sunday..........

Slowly getting sucked into the racing build up in early 2016 and following the drivers builds and tests, we found ourselves signing up to actually race this year ..... a few hiccups with electrics and the event was underway....even more enjoyment unfolded, catching up albeit briefly with many of the familiar faces now more recognisable and then it was time for a few runs down the 1/4 mile, parking up ,after not disgracing ourselves, we then settled in to watch and record some of the super fast regulars in the finals.... with the weather catching up and the wind threatening to send the prizes the wrong way down the 1/4 mile, the slightly dented T4 was called into action as a wind break and staying through an emotional prize giving ( the Polo got best Show n Shine pre `96 Watercooled classic :-))..... with contented and happy smiles, goodbyes made and an agreement to make 2017 an unquestionable must..(now, where do I find myself a Water Cooled Beetle lol ) everybody slowly melted away just before the rain hit and the wind became silly - just the usual early August summer weather - good luck to the guys heading for Santa Pod for the VW Action event in September ..we will be watching .

http://www.vwaction.com/vwaction/

*many thanks to Ben, Dave and Liam for the day and to everyone involved who have made this the most anticipated event of the year.

Check out the Air Cooled Drag Day Facebook page for info

https://www.facebook.com/groups/148901385312310/

 

 

 

 


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