It’s been over two weeks since we’ve left Holland and the spirit of MIVW is still alive. Personally I had one of the best weekends in my life. Great people, fantastic show, superb atmosphere and… of course, awesome top-class cars.
The 7th day of the 8th month of the year 2011 came. Many did wait long for this day to come and many spent hours in their garages to build a show stopper to bring. The night before we partied hard at the European Connection hotel party and when we woke up in the morning we found ourselves in a Home Alone-style situation.
I didn’t plan to go to M.I.V.W, but some people say that unplanned things give more satisfaction. On one of the days, about a week before M.I.V.W something made me check flight tickets. Cheapest option was Ryanair flying to Eindhoven and it was really on the budget! But stupid me, instead purchasing the ticket while it was relatively cheap I hesitated and ended up paying loads later… as I got into a have to go state of mind.
For a good start, at the beginning of each month, in particular on first Tuesday, Dublin’s VAG enthusiast get together to have a chat and a burger at the nearby Eddie Rocket’s. This month’s meet was held at Omni Shopping Centre so those from the north side of the city could also join in.
When end of the month comes and money flow, for that little while, changes from outbound to inbound, you’d be fixing it straight away making beer your best friend. Preferably a whole crate. Another “stay away from your PC” factor was bank holiday weekend. For most people it means a lot of free time. But for me, it’s been a busy weekend at work.
Does anybody still remember this year’s Dubshed organised by GTINI? Four months ago, VW heads from all across Ireland woke up early to drive to Belfast to a venue called King’s Hall. It was very early Sunday morning when I arrived at Blanchardstown Shopping Centre Car Park where we we met to form a convoy.