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posted on May 21st, 2014 at 07:04 PM



There are still places available and we can accept entries on Saturday, but the earlier you get them in the less PITA it is for all. (Payment will need to be cash on the day)



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posted on May 21st, 2014 at 08:23 PM



So about 70 or so entries bout 40 or so VWs



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posted on May 21st, 2014 at 08:56 PM



yeah. And 5 ladies. Its definitely the most pre-entries we have had even though there are 1 or 2 groups of regulars that arent there.



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posted on May 21st, 2014 at 09:03 PM



Wow, great to see the firld filling up so well. Wish I was coming. Enjoy the event folks :)



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posted on May 21st, 2014 at 10:20 PM



Cant wait, just fitted 30 mm rear bars and some new Bilsteins
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posted on May 22nd, 2014 at 07:25 AM



The suggested weather forcast for Southern Tablelands

Saturday 24 May

Partly cloudy. The chance of showers in the southeast, extending throughout. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 18.




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posted on May 22nd, 2014 at 08:50 AM



Better than the 6 that it was a few weeks ago
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posted on May 22nd, 2014 at 11:28 AM



Packing car leaving Melbourne this arvo!
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posted on May 23rd, 2014 at 08:07 AM



All welcome



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posted on May 24th, 2014 at 05:16 PM



great day at the track



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posted on May 24th, 2014 at 08:59 PM



Thanks to everyone who came and supported the event today in any shape or form.

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posted on May 26th, 2014 at 06:57 AM



Thank you Chris & all your helpers on the day, I haven't been for a few years so it was great to get back on the track, albeit a little slow. Thanks for the great weather too!
Rudi & I sat on the hill in the sunshine in T shirts!

Massive thanks to Boris from Vintage Veedub for all his help in sending me parts for my suspension in the weeks leading up to the event. Wouldn't have got on the track without his help
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posted on May 26th, 2014 at 07:48 AM



It was great day, thanks to all the helpers and all the people that turned up to race
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posted on May 26th, 2014 at 08:05 AM



Great event. :tu: Well run, and all 66 compeditors seemed to manage the numbered grouping system with ease.

Took me all day Sunday to recover, so the '56 cabriolet didn't get to the show.....next year?

It appears that poor old No.8 Beetle is all wrong for the supersprint, judging by what almost everyone else is driving now. Maybe these are the problems:-

Engine hanging out the back.

Air-cooled.

Not turbo-charged.

Swing-axles.

4 speed VW box.

Drum brakes.

Wide 5 wheels.

Stock front beam, etc., etc.

Lots of fun, though. :yes:




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posted on May 26th, 2014 at 08:44 AM



1:11 and your complaining Greg....I think you got nuth'n to complain about mate, well done on some awesome times.

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posted on May 26th, 2014 at 09:09 AM



Not complaining, Matt.....just stirring the pot.:smilegrin:



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posted on May 26th, 2014 at 12:19 PM



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just stirring the pot.:smilegrin:


That doesn't sound like you, at all Greg ;)

Heard there weren't many VW's racing at this VW event :crazy:

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posted on May 26th, 2014 at 12:33 PM



Kev

Heard there weren't many VW's racing at this VW event


Kev Pull your finger out for next year




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posted on May 26th, 2014 at 02:09 PM



Did you have E85 in it Greg? You cant go fast without E85.



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posted on May 26th, 2014 at 03:28 PM



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Did you have E85 in it Greg? You cant go fast without E85.

Bugger!!!..So that was the problem. :lol:

Was running on 98, Chris.




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posted on May 27th, 2014 at 07:21 PM



Firstly thnaks to all the organisers, Club VeeDub and other competitors on the day.

3rd Wakefield supersprint iv attended and second time in my own car.

My nataionals started out with a wheel alignment on Tuesday and a full car check over.
Finished uni early Thursday and jumped in the car leaving Melbourne around lunch time and arriving in Wagga for beers and mexican. Friday was spent helping some mates get their car ready for a spray booth.

Arrived in Goulborn Friday night had a quick feed and jammed 7 people into out 3 person room. (Budget accommodation there)

Quick feed at Mcdonalds to arrive at a nice looking track that I could actually see 2m in front of me this year! (No thick fog as id seen before). Swapped my front wheels, slapped on some numbers, car checked and papers signed.

Think i completed 5 or 6 sessions in the car improving as my day went on. Last year the quickest I went was 1:25 this year I did a 1:22. So im happy for my daily driver come track day warrior.

Think I was the only interstater to drive their car and race so im happy. 850km's to the track then 28 laps, drive to Sydney for the show and then home again. Didnt use any oil, and no problems. Was a pity someone keyed my car whilst parked at our motel Sunday night! (Cant own anything nice these days)

Well done to all the guys and girls out there! Would love to see more VW's at the event next year! That charade is crazy with a 1:05.

I have a few suggestions for speeding up event sign on and scrutineering from my experience with our car club at home.

Ill post some photo's and footage once I get them sorted! Thanks!
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Great event. :tu: Well run, and all 66 compeditors seemed to manage the numbered grouping system with ease.

Took me all day Sunday to recover, so the '56 cabriolet didn't get to the show.....next year?

It appears that poor old No.8 Beetle is all wrong for the supersprint, judging by what almost everyone else is driving now. Maybe these are the problems:-

Engine hanging out the back.

Air-cooled.

Not turbo-charged.

Swing-axles.

4 speed VW box.

Drum brakes.

Wide 5 wheels.

Stock front beam, etc., etc.

Lots of fun, though. :yes:


Not very good times Greg 1.11's..lol......
Maybe you would of went faster if you didn't have such good brakes...

Nice work,1.11's damn good!!!!!!!!

Fabo......
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thanks to Chris and the Club Veedub team for another great weekend. Would be nice to see more vw's even tho I'm running subi power.

Waterboy, we had a 2500km round trip, left friday morning at 5am and arrived home at 1.30am Sunday night! Epic!

not to mention we replaced the head gaskets last weekend and only got the car running on Wednesday night.

can't wait to Valla for 2 days of track work....




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Waterboy, we had a 2500km round trip, left friday morning at 5am and arrived home at 1.30am Sunday night! Epic!
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Trailer queen! Nah well done on making the trip down!
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posted on May 27th, 2014 at 08:04 PM



haha, trailer yes not to sure about the queen! last year we towed it with the T5 and this year the new Amorok, more comfy but heaps more fuel than the T5....

had some issues on the first 3 runs with turbo hoses blowing off under 25psi but the fourth outing was good and then she got hot on the 5th, got some coolant on the rears and spun at the turn 6.....




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haha, trailer yes not to sure about the queen! last year we towed it with the T5 and this year the new Amorok, more comfy but heaps more fuel than the T5....

had some issues on the first 3 runs with turbo hoses blowing off under 25psi but the fourth outing was good and then she got hot on the 5th, got some coolant on the rears and spun at the turn 6.....

"turbo", "coolant" . :lol::lol:.....still stirrin', Matt.:smirk:




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Thanks everyone for the kind words.

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I have a few suggestions for speeding up event sign on and scrutineering from my experience with our car club at home.



There are always opportunities to run a better event. I think there were some improvements this year but overall it was a better run event last year.

Starting from 7am... Because a lot of our competitors are once a year racers there will always be licences and club memberships to do. There will always be entries on the day. Thats just the nature of the beast and why we have the express lane/slow lane. We had more people doing doc checking last year but I dont think it made it any faster, just more crowded.

7:05am Needed more scrutineers. At least 2 more. That was unnacceptably slow. I tried to multi-task and do some myself but only got a handful done.

9:45am Took too long to get the officials out on track, and then there was some issue with radios. We had no fog this year but still didnt start on time.

Up until lunch: some people had polite complaints about being held up by traffic, which is not a bad thing as you're out there to go fast. Normally I would have had a printer set up to make lots of adjustments to the grouping and running order on the fly. Because I didnt have a printer cable I couldnt do that. I only got time to do one lot of hand written adjusting during the lunch break.

But on the good side, I didnt have any verbal attacks. Everyone followed directions all day.

Having numbered groups worked better than colours based on lap times. I think having multiple green groups for example caused confusion last year, which caused frustration, which caused aggro.

I dont know how popular it would make me or if CAMS would allow it, but I would personally like to exclude the formula libre/clubman/buggies. If we had a bigger turnout of vees it would be OK but we only ever get 4 or 5 cars, and those 4 or 5 stop everybody else from getting another full run in. I'm not saying that will happen next year, its 100% my own view.

If anyone wants to make suggestions please do, either here or to my email.




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Firstly thnaks to all the organisers, Club VeeDub and other competitors on the day.

3rd Wakefield supersprint iv attended and second time in my own car.

My nataionals started out with a wheel alignment on Tuesday and a full car check over.
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Quick feed at Mcdonalds to arrive at a nice looking track that I could actually see 2m in front of me this year! (No thick fog as id seen before). Swapped my front wheels, slapped on some numbers, car checked and papers signed.

Think i completed 5 or 6 sessions in the car improving as my day went on. Last year the quickest I went was 1:25 this year I did a 1:22. So im happy for my daily driver come track day warrior.

Think I was the only interstater to drive their car and race so im happy. 850km's to the track then 28 laps, drive to Sydney for the show and then home again. Didnt use any oil, and no problems. Was a pity someone keyed my car whilst parked at our motel Sunday night! (Cant own anything nice these days)

Well done to all the guys and girls out there! Would love to see more VW's at the event next year! That charade is crazy with a 1:05.

I have a few suggestions for speeding up event sign on and scrutineering from my experience with our car club at home.

Ill post some photo's and footage once I get them sorted! Thanks!


Well done mate, big effort. unfortunately I didn't make it this year but would love to again next year. It makes for a great road trip. :tu:
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had some issues on the first 3 runs with turbo hoses blowing off under 25psi but the fourth outing was good and then she got hot on the 5th, got some coolant on the rears and spun at the turn 6.....

"turbo", "coolant" . :lol::lol:.....still stirrin', Matt.:smirk:


:lol: Greg, don't let me stop ya , anyway, I'm confused to, what's these problems of which they speak??? :crazy::dork:




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