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 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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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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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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Dragwars 2k17 – VAG Cafe & Revo Technik invade!

This Dragwars event has been anticipated for some time now. there have been plenty online arguments about who rules the roost and the event would be the perfect place to test this out, not forgetting also the giving guys a chance to take up challenges that have popped up since the last event. This, and the fact that many events at Tarlton International Raceway have fallen away because of some politics we don't really care about, Dragwars promised to be quite the busy event. Then some people decided to host...

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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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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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