Right, so it was time to visit Bug in again..
I’d done the first one so I was very excited to see what edition 5 would bring..
It didn’t start of great for me.. I hooked on a small Dutch convoy of my Buddy Arnold and drove down to Chimay..
As I don’t do satnav and followed Arnold I didn’t really watched the road but after driving a long time on B-roads we got nervous as we were doing a detour..
Arnold realised his satnav was playing around and so we pulled over on a service station to discuss the way ahead and filled up..
But oh dear.. when we left the service station I couldn’t go over the dip and had to reverse, a quick look in the mirror showed nothing so I put Stella in reverse and looked in the other mirror only to see Doug’s (VW fanatic from Cali who joined us in a hired car) face giving a ” NO dude -STOP!” expression.. but before I realised it was too late!! Bang!! Bugger.. I jumped out of the bus to see the damage.. I could see a few green scratches on Arnolds bumper and around his headlight and saw a little dent on my bus.. Arnold said it’s fine dude let’s get back on the road and drive down to the Bug in show..
After circling around in Chimay we finally got on to the event and parked up.. It was then I saw the real damage that I done to Stella.. NOT good.. I managed to get 3 dents in the passenger side rear corner, a big one, a little one just on the joint of the battery tray and a nasty dent on the bottom from his bumper. A good inspection on Arnolds bus showed little damage around his headlight and trim ring and some scratches on his bumper.. As by Luck Arnold had sanded half of the front panel of his bus as it’s going in to the bodyshop soon for a respray so he didn’t really bother about the damage..
Thanks dude I owe you!!
Not a great start for the bug in..
We decided to get over this with a few drinks and get the party going ..
We were parked close to the burnout ring and I decided to have a look.. Good call as you will see below..
Dee queuing for the burnout ring, but we all know it was rather to promote his VW festival in Kent 🙂
The real show was for Pascal with his Drag-highroof-windsplit .
Pascal was giving a real show with lots of burning rubber and mad sounds from his screaming engine..
I think he got a bit carried away by the exciting crowd as he was trying to throw donuts.. However, a Highroof is not the best option for this.. as you’ll see below .. 😦
It was very quiet for a few seconds when this happened.. (look at the guys face in the bottom right corner)
Luckily the response was good and in less than a minute the “wind split” was back on his feet!!
Fortunately the damage wasn’t too bad, battlescars and a good story I guess. 🙂
Go fast – Not crazy.. Pascal! 😉
The weather wasn’t great but edition 5 was packed, what you see below is only a hint of the show.. the camping was full as well but we made the right call to stay down here as it was a dirty mud field.
As per coincidence there were 7 Highroofs at the show which is a record in Europe!! Most of us know each other so we decided to group together for a line up.. 🙂
One Highroof (Combicoxshop) decided not to join the line up and showed little to no interest.. stupid in my opinion!
You will not see a highroof line up like this again soon!!
( I love the fact they all have a different paint scheme..)
After the line up we parked up again and had a good party going..
EBI#5 was a good show!! You hear lot’s of people moaning about the price but as far as I can tell this show is a bargain compared to most UK shows you go to and you get good entertainment for your money too!! Not that I’ve done a lot as for me it’s all about having a good time with your mates.. the rest is just bonus.. 😀