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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


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 2019

EVERY DAY VEHICLE CONCOURS (SATURDAY)
TOP 10 WATERCOOLED

Jamie David, Bristol (Red 1991 Polo G40)
Toby Green, Farnborough (Green 1016 Caddy)
Danny Graham, Stoke-on-Trent (Orange 2008 T5)
Lance Orr, Finchingfield (Black 1983 MK1 Golf GTI)
Danny Jones, Hertfordshire (White 1983 MK1 Golf GTI Cabrio)
Victoria Eaton, Castle Donington (Violet Grey 1994 Corrado)
Tony Nelson, Bedfordshire (Purple/Green Flip 2013 Audi TT)
Mark Woodhouse, Evesham (Yellow 2006 Caddy)
Rob Smith, Wolverhampton (1996 Polo Harlequin)
Justine Beadle, Dartford (Red 1989 G60 Rallye)

TOP 10 AIRCOOLED
Nicky Murphy, Bicester (Blue 1963 Bug)
Wesley Verryckt, Belgium (White 1964 Bug)
Cheryl-Ann Edwards, Luton (Blue/Cream 1966 Splittie Camper)
Jordan Hale, Nuneaton (Green 1960 Bug)
Trevor Kilminster, Rayleigh (Orange 1973 1303 Bug)
Stuart ?, Boston (White 1968 Type 3 Fastback)
Kez Quennell, Maidenhead (Red 1974 1303S Bug)
Paul Allen, Norwich (Yellow 1965 Bug)
Dougy King, Romney Marsh (Blue 1957 Splittie)
Andy Cooke, Leicester (Beige 1957 Bug)

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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 2019 RESULTS

CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE (SUNDAY) - STOCK/UNMODIFIED

TOP 5 WATERCOOLED - STOCK
Kev ‘Tiberius’ McLean, Great Dunmow (White 1987 Scirocco Scala)
Richard Hodnett, Wolverhampton (Blue 1990 MK2 Golf Driver)
Amy Hoath, Newark (Green 1987 MK2 Golf GTI) Vincent Kennewell, Stanion (Black 1982 MK1 Golf GTI)

BEST OF SHOW - WATERCOOLED STOCK
Ray Partner, Bracknell (Red 1989 MK2 Golf GTI 16V)

TOP 5 AIRCOOLED - STOCK
David Putt, Lulworth (Orange 1969 Karmann Ghia)
Jim Fuller, Newmarket (Blue 1999 Bug)
Paul Allen, Norwich (Yellow 1965 Bug)

BEST OF SHOW - AIRCOOLED STOCK
Mark Finch, Shrewsbury (Blue/Ivory 1972 Bay Camper)

CUSTOM & CAL CONCOURS (SUNDAY) - CUSTOM/MODIFIED

TOP 10 WATERCOOLED CUSTOM
Jimmy Tea, Northampton (Black 1992 G60 Corrado)
Danny Jones, Hertfordshire (White 1983 MK1 Golf GTI Cabrio)
Luc Van Looy, Belgium (Purple 1989 MK1 Golf Cabrio)
Simon King, Cambridgeshire (White 1983 Golf C)
Mark Woodhouse, Evesham (Yellow 2006 Caddy)
Tony Carini, St. Albans (Grey 1982 MK1 Golf)
Reece Watson & Charl Green, Dudley (Green 2002 Lupo)
James Hill, Nottingham (Green 1981 Jetta)
Scott Russell, Wolverhampton (Red 1983 MK1 Golf)

BEST OF SHOW - WATERCOOLED CUSTOM
Darren Bates, Kettering (Blue 1989 MK2 Golf

TOP 10 AIRCOOLED CUSTOM
Danny Kerger, Swindon (Grey 1973 Bug)
Kez Quennell, Maidenhead (Red 1974 1303S Bug)
Nathan Popple, Peterborough (Blue 1966 Bug)
Chris Godding, Tenby (Grey 1963 Bug)
Kevin Leverett, Norwich (Turquoise/Cream 1970 Devon Bay Camper)
Hans Van Hengel, Netherlands (Grey 1967 Bug)
Mark Pateman, Stanwick (Green 1954 Bug)
Jim Barron-Clark, Bourne Green/Grey 1968 Type 3 Squareback)
Dave Masson, Desborough (Red/White 1966 Splittie)

BEST OF SHOW - AIRCOOLED CUSTOM
Neil Hansford, Lower Standon (Yellow 1963 Manx Beach Buggy)

EUROPE'S MOST BEAUTIFUL VW
(Moby5153 Memorial Trophy)
Pete Morley, St. Leonards-on-Sea Blue/Black 1968 Karmann Ghia)

COOLEST VOLKSROD - Dan Lawry, Bicester (Cream 1967 Bug)
BADDEST BUG - Neil ‘Dude’ Ellis, Cardiff (Blue 1958 Bug)
BADDEST BUGGY - Daryl Rippingale, Reading (Green 1967 Sidewinder Buggy)
BADDEST BUS - Mark Thurston, Bradford (Grey 1960 Splittie)
COOLEST CAMPER - Richard Warder, Essex (Green/Grey 1959 Samba Splittie)
GROOVIEST GOLF - Neil King, Milton Keynes (Yellow 1982 MK1 Golf Cabrio)
NICEST NEWBIE - Mick Ashby, Northampton (Silver 2001 New Beetle RSi)
RADDEST RESTOCAL - Darren Love, Norwich (Grey 1963 Bug)
BEST NOSTALGIA CAR (Rob Miller Trophy) - Jez Robinson, Burntwood (Blue 1973 Bug)
TOP GHIA - Pete Morley, St. Leonards-on-Sea Blue/Black 1968 Karmann Ghia)
BEST DISPLAY - Jon Papworth, White/Black 2000 T4 & Jetta Trailer
BEST ENGINE - Scott Russell, Wolverhampton (Red 1983 MK1 Golf)
BEST PAINT - Mark Thurston, Bradford (Grey 1960 Splittie)
BEST INTERIOR - John Power, Cardiff (Beige 2000 Transporter)
BEST ART ON A VEHICLE ('Nefarious' Memorial Trophy) - John Power, Cardiff (Beige 2000 Transporter)
BEST ENGINEERING - Phil Unsworth, Warrington (Black 1971 Nova)

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 2019
UNDER 16s - Leo Bollands, Sheffield (Bike!!)
OVER 16s - Mark Hitchings, Berkshire (Red/White 2019 Mildred Custom)

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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