Moving pictures, anyone?
Amazing! :smile: So many memories jogged there. The 'wacky races' display / chaos was the efforts of the "Ribble Valley VW Club" (who used to organise quite a bit of VW road rallying, autotesting etc. round Lancashire in the late '70s) and the "Clitheroe VW Club", a less serious offshoot. I remember those cars when they were still on the road! :lol: I think the dark red one with the passenger door off may have actually been driven there! (with door still on). The owner of that, Ian Chadwick also had a bright yellow 1964 KG which he used to road-rally. A proper ratty thing with Porsche 356 wheels and a roll cage in. Wish we'd had digital cameras then!
Anyway.. here's the matt black car.. Probably Friday evening or early Saturday as they look fairly undecorated compared to the film.
..and this is it still road-legal in '78 being the Clitheroe club stand.. They painted a number on the roof, inverted it and sold 'guess the number' tickets. On Sunday it was pushed back on its feet and the winner won some cash. It wasn't its first or last time inverted.. The owner used to go playing in Ribble Cement's quarries where he worked, and had rolled it a few times for fun!
This was Ribble Club's 'clown car' in '78.. They did some kind of arena display (I remember it had a coup[le of eccentric wheels) which is probably what led to the display of general chaos between the two clubs in '79 on the film!
PS.. Good to see the VW scene still contains so much argument and bickering! Back in the day it was all air vs. water cooled. Noad or anti Noad! :roll: :lol: :beer: