Elescar at the Races

Formally “Elsecar Mega Meet” and before that “Club GTI Mega Meet”, this show has been running for 17 years. This weekend was the first time I’ve attended, but why? I don’t know, only being 50 miles away it terms of VW Shows its around the corner.

The show started out at Elsecar Heritage Centre as the Club GTI Mega Meet, I’ve been around the VW show world for 15 years now and remember this show in its Mega Meet form back then, but for the life of me I can’t explain why I’ve never been, the magazine features and post coverage as the forums gained popularity made it look like a good chilled out meet.

The meet continued at the Heritage Centre until last year, as the show outgrew its location like most, and a bigger location was needed. This year the show relocated to Doncaster Racecourse 15 miles away; I’ve been to previous shows held here before the multi-million pound redevelopment and this location is perfect for an expanding show, with outside hard standing and an indoor hall under the main grandstand.

The UK Rallye Meet is held within the show, and it was nice to see 10 or so Rallyes on display, the urge to own one never goes away.

VW Motorsport inspired Golf Rallye
VW Motorsport inspired Golf Rallye

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Photos : Craig and his iPhone to lazy to get the DSLR out.

Oldskool VW Geek, who loves any form of motorsport. Founded Eurowerks with Neil. He manages the day to day running of the website and the social media accounts, whilst finding time to enjoy taking pictures at shows and events.