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SHOW & SHINE and EDV COMPETITIONS

VW Action has always been at the forefront of Show & Shine/Concours events. For many years Action has been a leader, not a follower. A few years ago, the show broke with the tradition of a class based structure, for one simple reason. Too many great cars were leaving without a trophy, especially in the most hotly contested classes.

SHOW & SHINE/CONCOURS SPONSORED BY AUTOGLYM

Autoglym

This year, Sunday's Show & Shine event is kindly sponsored by Autoglym and all 31 winners will leave with an Autoglym detaling bag of car products, as well as their VW Action 'Oscar' trophy.

NO PRE-ENTRY NECESSARY - JUST ENTER ALL/ANY SHOW COMPETITIONS ON THE DAY(S)

The format at Action has now been taken up by many other shows, as it is the means by which the greatest number of worthy cars are rewarded with a trophy. The scale of the VW Action show and shine however, means that there are separate 'top twenty' (ten stock, ten modified) prizewinners for Air Cooled and Water Cooled cars. The Show & Shine Concours takes place on Sunday, with Saturday being reserved for the 'EDV' (Every Day Vehicle), a trailer queen free zone, exclusively for cars which see regular use on the road.

None of the show car competitions at VW Action have an entry charge, so if your car attracts admiring glances, be sure to enter in the appropriate free Show & Shine competition. Just pull on to the Show Field and the marshals will instruct you. We will be inviting European cars over to VW Action on assisted passages, just like we did back in the late 80s, and these will include specially invited cars selected from attendees and winners of recent European shows, to contest an award which totally captured the imagination over 20 years ago, and was re-introduced at VW Action in 2007, the 'Europe's Most Beautiful VW' competition.

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EVERYDAY VEHICLE CONCOURS

SATURDAY ONLY

Morning Assembly - 2.45pm for Trophy Presentation
The number of entrants has boomed since this competition replaced the Pride and Joy Concours in 1998. The number and quality of entrants has increased to the point that we had to increase the number of trophies to 20, offering 10 for WATER-COOLED vehicles and 10 for AIR-COOLED. These trophies are not divided into classes, and the criteria is pretty much the 20 cars the judges would most like to own.

Our judges have all built trophy traps, but recognise the different considerations involved in 'daily drivers'. If your vehicle is your everyday transport then it's not expected to be flawless, so don't be shy. In this competition especially, cars that are genuinely 'everyday transport' often win out over cars that are immaculate but questionably in 'frequent' use. We would not discourage anyone from taking part, but please, if you don't win anything try again on Sunday. Entry in this event is a MUST if you are proud of your VW.

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EVERY DAY VEHICLE CONCOURS WINNERS 2021

EVERY DAY VEHICLE CONCOURS (SATURDAY)
TOP 10 WATERCOOLED

Radek Cifrinec, Leicester (Black 1998 Golf VR6 Turbo)
James Lewsley, Derby (Green 1994 Corrado VR6)
Daniel Cobbold, Tipton (Red 1999 SEAT Arosa)
Adam Marshall, Bedford (Blue 2010 Audi TT RS)
Victoria Eaton, Castle Donington (Violet Grey 1994 Corrado VR6)
Paul Chilcot, Enfield (White 1989 Caddy Mk1)
Lance Orr, Essex (Black 1983 Golf GTI Mk1)
Tom Eggington, Market Drayton (Red 1996 Corrado)
Tony Nelson (Ocean Pearl 2013 Audi TT)
Rob McLaurin, Manchester (Silver 1983 Golf)

TOP 10 AIRCOOLED
Dougy King, Romney Marsh (Blue 1957 Splitscreen Camper)
Mark Sims, St Albans (Blue 1972 Westy Continental)
Bradley Shephard, Thetford (Green 1969 Fastback)
Justin Williams, Colchester (Black/Cream 1965 Bug)
Darren Cooper, Preston (Pearl White 1967 Splittie)
Ben Lawrence, Northern Ireland (Green 1973 Bug)
Louise Smedley, Derby (Red/White 1974 Splittie)
Alex Boughen, Kings Lynn (Yellow 1975 Bug)
Richard Beck, Reading (Brown 1953 Bug)
Mark Thurston, Queensbury (Grey 1960 Microbus)

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CLASSES IN SHOW & SHINE/CONCOURS

Sunday only
The concours display area will be divided into four sections:
Standard Air Cooled (5)
Standard Water Cooled (5)
Modified/Custom Air Cooled (10)
Modified/Custom Water Cooled(10)

Your car will fit one and only one of these descriptions. (Modification relates to the original vehicle, therefore an originally air cooled car fitted with a water cooled engine is a Modified Air Cooled.) That is both the area of the concours arena in which you will display, and the cars against which you will be judged. Using this format, four or five very similar cars, with hundreds of hours work, which previously might have been trimmed to just one trophy winner, could all be in contention for a TOP TEN (or TOP FIVE) placing.

There are specific instructions issued to judges. These instructions/guidelines are available to anyone who wishes to see them, but basically deal with levelling the playing field in respect of older or rarer vehicles. (Levelling, not favouring, just giving due consideration to all factors.) The Judges for each of the four categories will be selecting ten vehicles. These forty vehicles will be considered by all judges, firstly to establish a 'Best of Show' for each of the four categories. Please be assured that this format has been arrived at over many hours' deliberation, by judges whose only concern is to see that the most 'worthy' vehicles are rewarded with a trophy. Enter on the day (Sunday) no pre-registration required. Just take your vehicle to the Show & Shine arena and the Marshals will instruct you what to do.

THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR ENTRY INTO ANY OF OUR SHOW & SHINE/CONCOURS EVENTS.

EUROPE'S MOST BEAUTIFUL VW
Having been re-introduced in 2007, after many years absence, the 'Europe's Most Beautiful VW' Rose-bowl Trophy is to be contested again this year. The vehicles do not necessarily have to travel to the UK to win, because we will be sending the judges out to several European events, after which we will advise the top ten ranking cars from those events of their prominence in the 'Europe's Most Beautiful VW' contest. We will also offer those cars assisted passages to the UK for the Rose-bowl trophy competition, which will be a straight contest between the pre selected cars and the winners of each of the four categories in the VW Action Show & Shine.

VW ACTION 2021 RESULTS

CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE (SUNDAY) - STOCK/UNMODIFIED

TOP 5 WATERCOOLED - STOCK
Keith Fowkes, Higham Ferrers (Black 1982 Golf GTI)
Kevin Harman, Northampton (Gree 1997 Golf)
Jane Kennewell, Stanion (Black 1982 Golf GTI)
Ray Partner, Bracknell (Red 1989 Golf GTI 16V)

BEST OF SHOW - WATERCOOLED STOCK
Richard Hodnett, Wolverhampton (Blue 1990 Golf Driver)

TOP 5 AIRCOOLED - STOCK
Darren Cooper, Preston (Pearl White 1967 Splittie)
Graham Edgecombe, Northampton (Beige 1956 Bug)
Mark Finch, Shrewsbury (Blue/Ivory 1972 Devon)
Jim Fuller, Newmarket (Blue 1999 Mexi Bug)

BEST OF SHOW - AIRCOOLED STOCK
Phil Jarvis, Wolverhampton (Grey 1952 Bug)

CUSTOM & CAL CONCOURS (SUNDAY)
Sponsored by AUTOGLYM
CUSTOM/MODIFIED

TOP 10 WATERCOOLED CUSTOM
Daniel Cobbold, Tipton (Red 1999 SEAT Arosa)
Anna Flora, Hayes (Purpley Pink 1998 Polo 6N)
Matt Loveridge, March (Blue 1976 Golf)
Toby Green, Farnborough (Red 1985 Passat)
Lee Smith, Burntwood (Grey 2014 T5)
Scott Russell, Coven (Red 1983 Golf)
Richard Lines, Rugby (White 2012 SEAT Leon)
Darren Bates, Kettering (Blue 1989 Golf)
Liam Nisbet, Ayrshire (Blue 2012 SEAT Leon)

BEST OF SHOW - WATERCOOLED CUSTOM
Dean Bates, Derby (Pearl Red 1991 Golf VR6)

TOP 10 AIRCOOLED CUSTOM
Mark Pateman, Stanwick (Green 1954 Bug)
Dominic Hill, Loughborough (Red 1965 Bug)
Pat Neenan, Calverton (Beige 1966 Bug)
Alex Boughen, Kings Lynn (Yellow 1975 Bug)
Dan Cooper, Market Harborough (Blue 1979 Panel Van)
Jas Saul, Colnbrook (Orange 1969 Bay & MK1 Golf Trailer)
David Scotland, Linton (Grey 1965 Deluxe Bug)
Joe Pearson (Beige 1969 Squareback)
Luke Vanhegan, Nottingham (Grey/White 1974 Karmann Ghia)

BEST OF SHOW - AIRCOOLED CUSTOM
Tony Nixey, Princes Risborough (Candy Red 1967 Bug)

EUROPE'S MOST BEAUTIFUL VW
(Moby5153 Memorial Trophy)
Mark Pindar, Northampton (Red 1996 Convertible Bug)

COOLEST VOLKSROD - Cliff Sealey, Gloucester (Blue 1971 Volksrod Bug)
BADDEST BUG - Joel Johnson, Shirley (Green 1956 Bug)
BADDEST BUGGY - Spencer Lack, Raunds (Green 1972 Buggy)
BADDEST BUS - John Power, Cardiff (Beige/Airbrushed Rust 2000 T5)
RADDEST RESTOCAL - Thomas Marriage, Oxford (Blue/White 1969 Bug)
BEST NOSTALGIA CAR (Rob Miller Trophy) - Paul ‘Frosty’ Frost, Tiptree (Pink/Blue 1966 Shorty Split)
TOP GHIA - Elliot Booth-Adams, Kent (Black 1967 Ghia)
BEST PAINT - Neil Rogers, Tewkesbury (Silver/Airbrushed 2004 T5)
BEST INTERIOR - Colin Campbell, Milton Keynes (Rootbeer 2005 Caddy)
BEST ENGINEERING - Barry Gentry, London (Gold 1985 Golf GL)

BEST CLUB DISPLAY - Scirocco Register

VW ACTION BIKE SHOW & SHINE

The Bike Show & Shine, is open to anyone wishing to display their pit bikes, lowrider bikes, beach cruisers, or choppers (including derivatives). Since a number of people use two wheels to cruise the event venue, we have decided that in recognition of the ingenuity and engineering skills on display, we'd like to assemble the best examples in one place. Two trophies will be contested (Best Of Show - Over 16s and Under 16s.)

There will be a 'preview' lineup of bikes on Saturday, during the Daily Driver Show & Shine (at which attendance is not compulsory). The lineup will be reassembling on Sunday morning for the VW Action Show & Shine/Concours. (Judging will only take place on Sunday.)

BIKE SHOW & SHINE WINNERS 2021
UNDER 16s - Macauly Kwiatnowski, Stoke-on- Trent (Red Schwinn Stingray)

Entry is 'on the day' although we would encourage everyone to EMAIL US in advance of their intention to take part.

Finally, don't forget the KIDS SHOW & SHINE, details HERE or Saturday's 80s CARS DISPLAY, details HERE


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