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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VAG Cafe hit up the DubRun Tape-up 2019 with VWCSA

DubRun is the Volkswagen Club of SA's annual pilgrimage to the coast to make a show for enthusiasts down that side, and along the way. That's the official version, it's really just an extended convoy to a rad location to have the mother of all piss-ups and head home the next day. VAG Cafe has been on this trip a few times, but sadly for 2019 we're not headed with. Previous commitments set in stone meant we could only attend the Tape Up...

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VWCSA + Redstar = RWYB. VAG Cafe reports…

Yeah, drag racing can be a funny, funny thing. Head online to a million and one Facebook groups, check out WhatsApp groups dedicated to cars and racing and you will see literally hundreds of properly modified cars with big power and owners bragging about killing this supercar and that GT-R and this bike and and and... These guys are the ones who share those memes about stance life and park-offs being lame and they make a point of letting everyone know that they...

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VWCSA’s VKC adVentures

If you've never been to Vereeniging Kart Track (Laserfiche Raceway), you're missing out. Of course, for karts it's a brilliant venue, but as a once a year venue for streetcars it's even better. This is why the Volkswagen Club of SA makes the effort to secure the venue for a day of dynamic handling, wicked cars and great people, and that day was this past weekend. While the event is a far drive out for some, it's one of those events that...

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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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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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When VWCSA hits the track, VAG Cafe is there!

  If you're in the Volkswagen circles, you'll likely be aware of people complaining because most of the events the Volkswagen Club of South Africa holds exclude those with a track addiction, but with boss man Ian Foat back to steer the club again things have changed for the better. The latest event hosted by the Club took place at Laserfiche Raceway, more commonly known as VKC after the Vereeniging Kart Club, and it was brilliant from start to finish - but you knew that or you wouldn't see it on...

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