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DTA end of season meet 2017

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Doors will open from 10:30 am.

This is a Aircooled event so only Aircooled cars will be allowed inside the James Cond Building. Spaces are limited and once the building is full we will not be allowing any more cars inside, so please don’t be to disappointed if your car doesn’t get inside.

Additional parking space is available on the pay and display car park allocated on Charlotte Street a stones throw from the James Cond building and also on the surrounding streets marked in red on the map.
Please be aware that the pay and display and street parking has not be reserved for us and will still be in use by the general public and parking charges and restrictions may still apply.

This is a non-profit event and a lot of hard work goes into organising what is a truly unique, free, one-day show. We kindly ask that everyone could co-operate with the event marshals and organisers on the day to ensure a smooth running enjoyable day for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you there!



Mattys standard model 55 oval

After selling his palm green sand green 55 bus Matty got into a 73 911. That stayed around for a while and then had to go, making way for his new house. A year or so later he’s decided to go back to his roots- an oval.

The car, a standard 55 originated in Denmark before coming over to the UK. At some point in its life it got painted a shade of blue, possibly dove blue. Straight after collection a call went out from Matty telling us he’s revealed an area of original paint and would we help stripping the paint back to reveal the original Jupiter grey…


Many of you will know our boy Mike Chare, owner of the mental 411, 67 java Bug, original paint early panel van etc etc.

After taking some time away from the VW scene to concentrate on his career, Mike along with his father Paul are proud to announce the opening of their own Porsche specific garage.

Initially after leaving college Mike got a Porsche apprenticeship, customers will be in safe hands with 8 years experience working on the prestigious sports car brand. Paul has also owned and ran Porsches for a number of years, with his roots deeply held within the british Porsche scene (former chairman of the Porsche club UK).

Make sure you follow their Facebook page for some awesome vintage and contemporary Porsche porn!

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A long needed update…

Its been a long time since our last update, behind the scenes we’ve all been busy with projects and prep for the forth coming show season. Along with working away on cars, we’ve also visited Ninove, 800 mile round trip… no problem!

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Stef has had front cover on the latest Hayburner mag- with what is possibly one of the coolest VW mag shoots to date. Along with working on the 912, Stefs vert in now undergoing a little update. I say little… Im talking huge race motor, roll cage and new stance! –

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One project we’ve kept under wraps, is due for its debut next weekend at the Volksworld show. Mark Barrows aka Baz will no doubt soon have the best adventurewagon on the planet! Now, I know most people reading this will already recognise and appreciate the name Evil Ben… well Im really excited to be able to share a few preview images with you.


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Nutria notch out in the cold

Jess’s Notch was out in the mist today, cold and damp but worth it for a drive and pictures.

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Happy New Year!

All of us in DTA would like to wish you all an epic 2015.

Below I’ve attached a few links to indipendant blogs which took the time to write about our meet this year. Thanks to all who went to the effort to write such great reviews.

(click the image to follow through to the write up)