2003 VW Spectacular was held at Valla Park in northern NSW, just south
of Coffs Harbour. The event, which is held every two years, ran over three
days, August 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The weekend began with a huge VW
gathering at Valla caravan park on Saturday morning. The number of show
quality cars was very impressive, many people traveling from interstate
to be there. By mid morning the gathering had generated into a
mass convoy from Valla park to Nambucca Heads. To watch a few hundred
Volkswagens cruising along the highway bumper to bumper was certainly a
cool sight. Eventually we made it into Nambucca where the main
street was filled with VWs parked four across as far as the eye could see.
The township really seemed to support the German Invasion. After the cars were
parked and you were free to walk amongst them and check them all out.
Later that afternoon VW racing began at Raleigh raceway. The main Show 'n'
Shine was on Sunday after the swap meet. It was a good chance to check
out the best vehicles from the day before at their finest. The swap meet held some great
bargains and many people seemed pleased with what they had managed to
find.The drive north was a great test for my new motor which ran
smoothly all the way.