I wanted to travel to England for Edition38 since I’ve moved to Ireland. Over the last 5 years my plans always ended in the same way – “Too late now, I’ll go next year…”. That has finally changed now in 2011. Being unsure about the EU’s stability and the global economy, I’ve decided that it is high time to go, hope that I won’t jinx it, but I thought to myself that it might be the last chance to experience Britain’s finest VAG show and shine before that poxy economy collapses on all of us turning the scene into wood and hand saws era.
An another Sunday mass at the VW church. This time, on the 14th of August, we went to Fermoy, Co. Cork to take part in the number one VAG show in the Republic of Ireland. As usual, we met at the Blanchardstown Shopping Centre car park and formed a convoy to roll down the N7 and other roads towards Fermoy.
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.
Congratulations Damian! Marrakesh Brown won this year’s first prize in Vento category on Annual VAGE Show and Shine in Fermoy, Co. Cork last weekend. There is nothing more motivating towards further work than appreciation of the judges. Well done Damian!
Was anyone bothered to read my story on coming over to Holland? Hell no! Who cares anyway?! The real thing started in Noordwijkerhout at the main M.I.V.W pre-show venue… pure V-Dub porn it was! Trust me!
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.