Sunday, 19 September 2021

Bugs descend on Stonor - of the VW type

THOUSANDS of Volkswagen enthusiasts descended on Stonor Park for the 32nd annual VW Rally on Sunday

THOUSANDS of Volkswagen enthusiasts descended on Stonor Park for the 32nd annual VW Rally on Sunday.

There were trade stands, a Miss VW contest and a boot fair as well as thousands of cars on display, including Beetles, camper vans, classic Golf GTis, Corrados and Sciroccos.


John Daniel, from Burnham, who was part of the committee who organised the first event in 1984 and is now in charge of organising trade stands for the event, said: “The success of the event depends entirely on the weather but we still get a good attendance if it rains.

“There is a mix of people who come along - you have experienced guys with their Beetles and younger guys with their Golfs.”

Mr Danel, who ran a VW memorabilia stand with his wife Phyl on Sunday.

Alan Horwood, from Brighton, and Simon Wharton, from Redditch, both brought their replica “Herbie” Beetles to the event.

Mr Wharton said: “This is one of the best shows because it has been going for donkey’s years.”

Host the Hon William Stonor said: “This the biggest one-day event we have at Stonor. It has been going for so long and I grew up with the event so it’s one I enjoy and look forward to.

“We were absolutely thrilled with how it went. The weather was lovely and everyone was having a good day.

“It means we have had two fantastic weekends with almost 7,000 people visiting over two Sundays, a week after having our antique and vintage fair.




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