Dorset Volksfest 2016

Date: 8/9/10 July 2016
Location: Wareham, Dorset
Words & Photos by Henry Phull


We’ve been supporting Dorset Volksfest (DVF) since their first show back in 2013. Being on our doorstep, DVF brings our local Volkswagen community together over a long weekend (Friday-Sunday). It’s the perfect excuse to have a short break with family and friends and admire some awesome VW’s at the same time. The show has continued to grow, with 2016 no doubt being their biggest and best event yet. It’s even started to attract people from all over the country which is truly amazing to see – it means Richie and the DVF crew are doing something right! If you’re looking for a chilled weekend away with plenty of food & drink, trade stalls and entertainment, then this is the show for you. This year we turned up on the Sunday and set up our pop-up store – thanks to everyone that stopped by and picked up some gear! Of course, whilst juggling the store, we managed to take a look around the Show & Shine area as well as the many cool cars dotted around the show field. Here’s our highlights…



Our Audi C5 A6 on Air Lift / Bags by OCD / AccuAir suspension & Rotiform IND-T’s



Bradley Went’s bagged 1967 Beetle



Nicola Smith’s VW Lupo on Air Lift suspension



Luke Baker’s Audi 50



Ben Lewis’ 1971 Type2 bay window




Hamish Williamson’s bagged 1969 Westfalia



Phoebe Hughes’ bagged 1956 Oval Beetle on Rocket Racing wheels



Adam Hutchings’ Volkswagen Mk1 Jetta on Stern splits



VAS Works’ T5 on 3SDM 0.08’s



VAS Works’ Caddy on Rota Grid’s



Jim Terry’s T5 on 3SDM 0.04’s


Mark Allen’s bagged Mk4 Golf estate on Eta Beta’s



Adam Hodge’s static Audi S3 on H&R suspension & Audi Rotor Arm wheels


(Click here to check out our feature on Adam’s S3)


Dale Smith’s Mk1 Golf on ATS splits



Callum Maher’s Beetle on banded steels





Ratty Pete’s bagged Type2 panel van




Aaron Campion’s bagged Volkswagen LT28




Morgan Hall’s bagged 1968 Westfalia




James McCafferey’s DKW F12



Coleman Sam’s T25 pickup on Porsche D90’s



Andy Payne’s 1964 Ragtop Beetle






Graham Page’s Type2 Splitscreen panel van




Lee Curtis’ 1962 Beetle ‘Purple Haze’



Sam Axon’s Mk2 Golf GTI



Pipey McGraw’s W8-powered Volkswagen K70



Chris Allen’s rat rod




Ryan Biles’ Mk3 Golf on hydraulic suspension & Schmidt Modern-Line’s



DVF’s T5



It always seems to rain on the Sunday of Dorset Volksfest… Unfortunately this year was no different and we were drenched on arrival for most of the morning. Luckily though, the afternoon cleared up and it turned into one of the warmest days of Summer yet. With a fantastic range of air-cooled Volkswagens as well as a few water-cooled gems on display, the turnout was awesome offering something for every sort of Volkswagen fan. We’d like to say a big thank you to the DVF crew for allowing us to turn up late and set up shop, and for hosting another brilliant show yet again. Not forgetting all of you that made the trip down to Wareham for the whole weekend. Let’s make 2017 even bigger!


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