Lovers of camper vans and VWs in general in the North West are in for a treat next weekend, when the 30th edition of the Tatton Park VW Show takes place. Held on Sunday 2 August at Tatton Park in Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN, the show is organised by the Volkswagen Northwest Club and makes a great family day out.
Hundreds of trade stands
Owners of Volkwagen cars and VW campers in Manchester will be able to enjoy displays of VWs of all kinds including California Look models, GTis, race and performance aircooled models and concours competitions for watercooled and aircooled VWs. There is a huge autojumble and trading area where visitors can buy well priced accessories and parts, plus interesting ephemera such as rare VW models and books, fashion items, jewellery and crafts and show merchandise.
There will also be a number of vehicles for sale on the day, no pre-booking required, and clubs from all over the country exhibiting not only their most spectacular VWs, but also Audis and Porsches and any other VW Group vehicle.
It would be fantastic to see some Morecambe and Wize camper vans on display or entering in one of the concours competitions, with classes including Stock Type 2 Split Screen, Stock Type 2 Bay Window and Custom Aircooled Commercials up to 79 (Transporter, Camper, Bus). You must pre-book online to enter your vehicle in a concours competition.
Entertainment includes special children’s events and live music. Dogs are welcome as long as they are on a lead and you clean up after them!
If you get bored of VWs – is that even possible? – take a look at the magnificent neo-classical mansion, in the grounds of which the event is set. There are also glorious gardens, a working farm, a haunted Tudor old hall and a 1,000 acre deer park.
The park can be found just off the M6 and not far from Manchester, making it one of the most central VW shows in the country and easy access for all. Entry costs £7.50 for adults, and is free for children. Cars may enter the show for £5. The fun starts from 9am and finishes at 5pm – advance booking isn’t necessary, just show up and pay on entry!