NEC 2018 Lancaster Insurance Classic Car Show

We’re back at the LANCASTER INSURANCE CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW 2018 for the 11th straight year – this time with a bigger, five car display.

You’ll find us in Hall 5 on stand 5-530 this year with a truly stellar line up comprising … a glorious Mk1 G60, a fully restored GTX, a cherished 91 Scala and a show car standard Mk2 that won the top prize for the Type53b at the National – all of these cars are new to the NEC and will be joined by a returning, stunning Bieber Mk2 convertible.

There’s still time to book discount tickets at https://www.necclassicmotorshow.com/ or follow the links on the events page.

Updated via our twitter feed @Type531533 and that of the show organisers @ClassicMotorNEC

See you all there across 9-11 November.

National Meet 2018 – Thanks for coming!

Well,
That was an epic meet and no mistake.
We’re home, we’re knackered and we’re sunburnt.
But it was worth it.
We’re going to smash out an issue of Skyrocket for all members in the next couple of weeks with all our updates but everyone that got involved in the run up and on the day would like to thank each and every one of you that turned up yesterday.
You make it what it is.

The SR Admin team

Dr Dubs Scirocco Storm Site

Evening everyone,

Back in the day, a man took it upon himself to document everything scirocco.
Last year, we were approached at the National meet by one Dr Dub. He handed over the keys to his famous “Scirocco Storm” site and the associated information held within to us.

Long and short is the new home for the site is within the Scirocco Register website here: https://www.sciroccoregister.co.uk/dr-dubs-scirocco-storm-…/

In the coming weeks, the existing lineone site will be retired, so please feel free to use the site in its new home (and obviously shout if anything isn’t working).

Cheers

The SR admin team

The 2018 National Meet

 

Date: Saturday – 04/08/2018
Location: RAF Cosford

Its Here!

The BIGGEST and BEST Scirocco Meeting in the UK, heck possibly even the world!

Location Info:

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Once again we have chosen RAF Cosford Nr. Telford as the location.

The central location within the UK and the kindness and ease of organisation with the museum is fantastic, making this an Ideal venue for the event

Website: http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/cosford/
Directions: http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/cosford/pla … tions.aspx

Date and Timings:

The National Meet will be on Saturday 4th August 2018 from 10am to 4pm

Cars will be arriving at the venue from 10am-ish (see below for convoy details)

Event Info and Pricing:

The question we get asked year on year is “Can i come to the National meet?”

Whilst to some of you it may sound silly but for all the newbies/maybies/absentees the answer to this question is

100% YES!!!

EVERYONE is welcome

Full paying club member, Facebook follower, non scirocco owner, perhaps a little bit curious…(i was never confused!)

PLEASE feel free to come along

The second main question is “How much does it cost?”

Well as always Entrance to the event itself is FREE

We wont charge you anything at all to attend the event

However…!

The only small caveat is that the site owners require that you pay for parking!

This is just £4.00 for all day

Considering you will get to meet your fellow Scirocco Register pals and a collection of the UK and Europe’s finest VW Coupes;
You also get FREE access to the RAF Museum and Hangars this really is exceptional value!

Parking at the venue is out of our control, we do not receive anything from this cost and it is MANDATORY if you wish to come, unfortunately there is no way around it.

Cars that are not displaying a parking ticket available from machine on site, (bring some change or there is a card/phone ticket machine in the other car park) may be subject to a parking fine as clearly displayed on parking notices on site.

Awards:

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As always we like to give a little prize away!!

Once again we will hand out voting forms when you arrive

You, the public, will then choose your personal favourite:

– MK1
– MK2
– MK3
– Peoples Choice – This applies to ALL cars not just scirocco’s, we’ve had Datsuns, Golfs, Camper Vans…. you name it. If the rocco wont make it bring something else! So if for some odd reason you rather fancy that little Fiat Punto at the end of the car park vote for it in this category! Everything is welcome to attend and you never know you may take home a prize!

Last year we were a little down on numbers of the MK3, so please please come along this year.

Once again one special person will be presented with the
Ian Croucher Award

This is to commemorate a great stalwart of the club and VW scene.

2015 – Tony Rigg
2016 – Mr Sean Fleetwood
2017 – Hywel & Linda Owen
2018 – TBC!….

Stickers:

I’ll be peddlin me stickers matey as usual!

There will be the usual Logos’, “53”‘s and Mafia stickers available

Merch:

Hopefully this year we will have a wider range of Merchandise
– T-Shirts
– Mugs
– Lanyards
etc.

We’ll probably stick up a Facebook post to get pre-orders on T-shirts for the day, but hopefully we’ll have a few general sized bits and bobs too

Mafia:

I’m going to make you an offer you cant refuse…. No seriously you can’t refuse!
Normally it involves pies but that is a story for another day

Camping:

All information about camping can be found here:

http://forum.sciroccoregister.co.uk/vie … 49&t=21274

Hotel:

All information about Hotel options can be found here:

http://forum.sciroccoregister.co.uk/vie … 49&t=21275

Convoy!

We DO NOT condone any sort of organised convoy…. you know the score

We know its one of the main highlights of the event!

50+ Sciroccos travelling together down the motorway

It really is a sight to behold!

But legally we cannot condone any sort of organised convoy on the public highways

Lets just say if you find yourself at Telford Service Station, just off the M54 at say around 9am, you might just bump into a few other sciroccos….. Just saying….!! ;-)

http://motorwayservicesonline.co.uk/Telford

So there we go!

PLEASE get the word out

SHARE AND SHARE ALIKE!!

FACEBOOK:
https://www.facebook.com/events/308061189598619/

As ever we rely on you guys to turn up and spread the word

As always last year we broke the record AGAIN!!!

Lets go even bigger and better and go for 100+ cars

We had even more amount of positive press from last years show

Not only feedback from you guys but also were slowly getting the word out there to the national media

Don’t forget you don’t have to be a member or even be on the forum just be there in you Scirocco mk1, 2, 3, Corrado… Someone even brings a crappy MK1 golf!

It doesn’t matter what the car looks like it’s all about being there!!

Banger – Rat Look – Show Queen – Daily

We dont care! Bring it along!!!

Right get sharing and let’s make this the biggest National Meet yet.

Team SR

2017 – A new look for our 21st birthday

In case you didn’t know it, we’ve got two pages on here. The picture based page that our overseas friends tend to use and the more UK Club focused page that seems to be where most ‘social’ seems to occur.

Both continue to go from strength to strength plus the dedicated event page for the 2017 National meet is attracting enough interest to suggest that we might, whisper it gently, break the 100 car barrier on the 5th August at RAF Cosford.

A looming web-hosting price hike has also given us the opportunity to have a think about the wider web presence – alongside sorting new hosting we decided to give the main website a complete refresh courtesy of new crew member Stephen Millinger.

This fit for the 21st century face of the SR is live NOW.

Visit http://www.sciroccoregister.co.uk/ – we think you’ll like it.

Special thanks to true club heroes Heath Scotchford and Glen Place for allowing us access to their pro-standard photo libraries and Sue Kennedy, whose timeless logo design continues across to the new website.

One thing we have picked up on – the forum is creaking a bit this weekend. Rest assured the IT gurus Stephen and Sander are on the case. Normal service will be resumed soon – and if you’ve never used the forum it really is the best place to look for technical information, build threads and the bulk of the accumulated knowledge about Karmanns finest.

With an increasingly busy twitter page @Type531533 and even an Instagram account we continue to look for new ways to increase awareness and interest in our funny little German coupes.

Finally – for paid up club members a new Skyrocket magazine is on its way this week.

However you get involved – just get involved.

Welcome to the revolution, please drive responsibly.

Well if you’re reading this then the new site has gone live (or you were just investigating that WordPress Blog button on the forum) and you’re wondering what the Hell is going on.

It’s fine young Padawan, we’ve just been cleaning house and tying up all the loose ends that have been flapping around for a while.  The summer season is pretty much over and once again we’ve become bigger and better and now the focus is on expansion and eventual WORLD DOMINATION (caution: may be lies).

Over the past year or so the emphasis has been on extending our coverage and making the Register the primary Rocco club in the country and we reckon that’s been a success.  An accidental offshot of this has been the international coverage we’ve received as well, we’ve always had good relations with the Dutch lads but the rapidly growing FB pages have attracted members from all over the world (Oz and Ecuador being the furthest we think) and we’re embracing it.

September sees the return of the very popular Calendar and this year we’ll be doing a separate International version and we’re already looking at doing some more shows on the continent which we’ll be announcing as soon as we get the details.  The membership has been revamped and we’re rushing too get things out as soon as possible and, believe it or not, organisation for next year’s National is already underway.

But we can’t do any of this without you.

Tech tips, show reports and anything else are always gratefully received.

Hang on to your pants ladies and gents.  It’s about to get fun

The brown flakes.

Y’know, rust.

In here we will be talking about keeping your Scirocco alive.  Scirocco 1 and 2 are becoming an endangered species as time, values and indifference threatens to consign these wonderful and underated cars to the scrapman of history.  But fear not, you are here and as long as you remain so the cars will too.  Scirocco Register needs YOU and others of like mind to own and love the cars.  Keep standard and polish or modify like mad are two extremes we love and all points between, the key here is preservation in all forms.

I and guest authors will be spannering, hammering, painting, polishing and fettling in here, sharing what we know.  Hopefully it will be useful or spark debate.  Feedback and tapping into your knowledge would be great, we don’t know everything and had to learn somewhere.  Contributions are welcome.