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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Missed #DubRun 2k18? VAG Cafe didn’t…

Sooo... DubRun 2k18. I've been on a few of these trips to Durban myself, probably half of them although remembering which years is a little bit of a mission. This will be the second time I've covered it for VAG Cafe though and it's an honour to do so because of a fact that many of you may not know - the founders of VAG Cafe were also among the first to introduce the DubRun back in 2007. Basically it started out as a trip to Durban with the Volkswagen...

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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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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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VWCSA’s Xmas in July – VAG Cafe stopped by.

The Volkswagen Club of South Africa's latest event was called Christmas in July and it promised to be an event of epic proportions. There was to be a Show & Shine, an install competition and of course, a dyno session. The event was partnered up with some well-known industry names like Delarey Racing Developments, Lindsay Saker Edenvale, Global Air Brakes, Speed & Sound Magazine, DJ Vin Deysel and the hosts, Oettinger SA. VAG Cafe too, because that's how we roll. The event was billed to kick off at 09:00 and...

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VAG Cafe checked in at Jozi Kxlektive 6.0

It's actually mad how fast time flies, but this Jozi Kxlektive movement has been going for a year now, and this 6th one is the 1st to re-use a venue. It makes sense though as the Velmore Hotel is a rather picturesque spot. If you're a follower of the various local motoring pages you may have seen a few online arguments with regards to the JK events, but remaining as a sort of Switzerland means that VAG Cafe can attend and see some wicked rides. We're not sure if it's...

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Germany vs. Japan – VAG Cafe took a look

There's a few big shows on the calendar that feature a strong contingent of VAG cars; VDub Camp Fest, BMW vs. VW and Germany vs. Japan by the O.Gs at Southside Crew. This weekend it was the turn of the latter, and the show was bigger and better than expected. I mean yeah, we knew there would be a good turnout, but even with some pretty nippy weather, the annual show produced the biggest turnout to date. Of course the Germany side includes plenty BMWs too, but the Volkswagens and...

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VWCSA DubRun 2k17 – The Tape Up

It's hard to believe, but  this year's DubRun that's hosted by the Volkswagen Club of SA is the tenth incarnation of the event. Yeah, it's ten years strong, and is now one of the most anticipated events on the motoring calendar in SA at a club level. This is one for the true enthusiast, it's not like your normal Sunday breakfast run, this one requires planning, time off work and a fair bit of money. The guys who attend are the serious ones and most have all their ducks in...

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VDub CampFest 2k17 – VAG Cafe attended in force

Sooooo... VDub Camp Fest 2017. Once again it was a roaring success, even though it was located over 300km from Jozi. Many complained that a 3-4 hour drive was too far and that saw them stay away from the event, but with the campers and the day visitors there was still over 7,000 enthusiasts that attended - not a bad number at all, not by anyone's standards. If the event was closer there may well have been more people, but then there would have been crowd control issues and it would...

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