A VAG Café-flavoured Speakeasy

"Speakeasy?" We hear you ask. If you haven't heard the term, you've clearly never read or watched anything from the days of prohibition. While the official meaning of a speakeasy borders on the illegal, it sort of fits as a name for some small get-togethers that started springing up round SA, particularly at VAG Café. If you head on over to Wiki, you'll find that prohibition ran primarily from 1920 to 1933, but people still made plans to gather and get schnozzled. Establishments...

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VDub Camp Fest 2020

The first weekend in February was set aside for the 12th annual VDub Camp Fest, and the biggest gathering of Volkswagens in the Southern Hemisphere would take place come rain or shine. That’s a great attitude to have because rain it was, lots of it, almost enough to rename it to Damp Fest. Some mad enthusiasts arrived at Forever Resorts Warmbaths on the Thursday already, these are mad people. The VAG Café crew decided that Friday would be the right time to head to...

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Camp Fest 2019 by VAG Cafe

The point of annual events is usually for them to get bigger and better every time they take place, and the crew at Cum Laude events have it nailed down. For this 11th instalment of the country's largest aftermarket auto show, Vdub Camp Fest, things were bigger and better in every way possible. The venue was upgraded specifically to cater for more people, the level of cars entered into the show & shine rose a lot, the amount of vendors and exhibitors grew...

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Solberg attends the VWCSA’s My Car Got Shot!

Ok, ok, that was a clickbait sorta heading, but you would have visited here anyway because here at VAG Cafe we know you're as passionate with all things Volkswagen as we are. Buuuuuut Solberg was there, if you really wanna get technical. This post is actually about the annual My Car Got Shot event hosted by the Volkswagen Club of SA, which is always a winner, and this year it went sort of on the lines of last year's one with Club Chairman Ian Foat once against showing off his...

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VAG Cafe attended the VWCSA Krugersdorp Hillclimb…

It's been a few years since the history-rich Krugersdorp Hillclimb has been put together properly, and as you'd expect it was our mates at the Volkswagen Club of SA that pulled it off. Usually when the club holds something performance related I have to find a nice way of kakking on people for not supporting properly and then still complaining that there aren't enough events for fast cars. At this particular event, around 80 drivers made the effort and the result was an awesome event that had everyone asking one...

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VWCSA’s Run What You Brung with VAG Cafe at RedStar Raceway

This past weekend saw another event hosted by our favourite car club, the Volkswagen Club of SA. This time round the club heeded the calls, complaints, wants and needs of members and supporters. You see, after all the big and successful park off and show-style events hosted by the club, you will ALWAYS find complaints from various people who want to race, to go fast somewhere in a massive dick-swinging event to prove who has the fastest car. This is great, because the club is made up of many, many...

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BMW vs VW – A German battle in Springs

This past weekend saw one of the cooler shows taking place, BMW vs VW, and VAG Cafe dropped in to see what's what. The event once again took place at Stable Inn in Springs, a pretty decent venue by all accounts, even with some sections of the field being cordoned off thanks to being waterlogged. That's not really a complaint either though, especially with many parts of the country going through a drought, but on the day it did mean the cars were parked on top of each other. Again,...

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VAG Cafe rolled along for the VWCSA Midnight Run

When it came time to head out to the Midnight Run hosted by our good mates at the Volkswagen Club of South Africa, the weather was a little on the miff side with a healthy dose of rain and temperatures more reminiscent of a winter cold front. That's usually a bad thing, but in my experience it's pretty much fact that bad weather keep at least half of the possible attendees away, which means if the weather was great the chaos would have been on another level. With rain and...

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CampFest X – VAG Cafe attends SA’s premier VW show

If you're a self-professed Volkswagen fan and you haven't heard of Vdub Camp Fest then you should up your game. In fact, if you are a VW nutter and you have heard of SA's largest gathering of all things VAG but haven't attended - it's time to move on. There's not really any excuse for not attending, especially with Camp Fest X being the tenth installment. Missing all ten events can only mean that you simply like the brand and you'll never get into a shouting match or a fist...

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OTF 2017 by Cape Stance – VAG Cafe was on scene

One of the most highly regarded events on the aftermarket scene in Cape goes by the name of Only The Fittest, and since inception in 2011 it's been getting better and better. VAG Cafe was in Cape Town over December when the event, hosted by CapeStance, and made a point of attending to check out how the Cape's show scene compares to the Jozi scene - with a focus on all things VAG of course. With a few years of this show in the bag we expected a great venue with...

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