This is a bit late now, but I thought I would write a quick report on the Devon Dubfest show that was on at Crealy on the 15, 16 and 17th of July.
As most of you will know, the show was organised with all profits going to the Click Sargent charity for children with cancer. Given that Scotti on the forum was helping to organise the show and that it was so close and the profits were going to a good place, it would have been extremely rude not to have gone along for the weekend (those of you who didn’t, shame on you).
We ended up getting a couple of mates together ( Dan, Joe, Ash and Ellen and a couple of non-car people) and heading up on the Friday for the show. As it was a VW show we all took our own cars, Dan brought his silver mk2 GTI (soon to be for sale i think), I took the Scirocco (rust and all), Ash would have brought his Mk1, but its still not finished… lol. And Joe brought a Ford.
After parking up and getting told to move out tents because we were blocking a fire route, we settled down and took a wander around to look at some of the cars. The turnout for camping, even on the Friday night was amazing, so many campers and T4s you woundn’t believe, and to such a high standard.
After grabbing some food we headed down to see what the silent disco was all about. Due to the agreement with Crealy and the surrounding neighbours there could be no loud music after 7pm. This sounds like it would ruin all evening entertainment, but we were all pleasantly surprised by how fun the silent disco was. Here’s a quick clip from the first night (make sure to have sound up so you can hear how funny it is with everyone dancing with no sound 🙂 )
After a sleepless night (thanks mainly to some middle aged campers next to us deciding it was ok to sing and play guitar at 5 in the morning even after being asked to keep it down) we woke in the morning and decided to take advantage of the £5 off entrance to Crealy. It’s been many years since I have been to Crealy, and now I know why. It is most certainly targeted at the young, and though they have a roller-coaster, its a bit poo and you have to pay an extra £3 to go on the go karts.
Anyway, check out some of the pics from the Show and Shine on Sunday, These pics are from JK* on the forum (I hope you don’t mind dude) and show the high standard of water cooled cars that turned out.
All in all it was a great show and I look forward to it again next year. The only thing I would suggest it to have club stands active on both the Saturday and Sunday days so there is something to look at during the day on Saturday.