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Re: BUSFEST

Postby silverbullet » 23 Sep 2018, 19:51

I was just sent this...Image

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Re: BUSFEST

Postby clift_d » 23 Sep 2018, 20:49

Really..?

A picture truly is worth 1000 words...

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Re: BUSFEST

Postby kevtherev » 24 Sep 2018, 15:33

From busfest FB page?
There's a story here, maybe Simon can elaborate.
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Re: BUSFEST

Postby Tiny-T3 » 24 Sep 2018, 15:56

Sums up perfectly really.

1 thing remotely related and that's it.
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Re: BUSFEST

Postby R0B » 24 Sep 2018, 16:23

I remember a few years back at dubfreeze there was a old lady with a stall selling ornaments and such.I think she had booked the hall for the wrong week. :)
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Re: BUSFEST

Postby kevtherev » 24 Sep 2018, 20:05

Tiny-T3 wrote:Sums up perfectly really. ...

Bit harsh?
There's more to busfest than the traders.
I personally don't go for them I go to see the vans and how others use/change theirs.
Plus the displays and exhibitions.
Then there's the social aspect.
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Re: BUSFEST

Postby SYMCRO » 24 Sep 2018, 20:54

Hi Kev,

Yep, there is a story & you are only seeing half of it...

The trader concerned is a regular at many VW events and does sell (many) VW related products.

In fact, if you or anybody else are (also!) gardening fans, you probably have or have seen their products all over the place.

Their main seller at the event is VW transporter planter or other VW related pots.

As per the "other side of the picture" you probably have not seen

https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipOlVmlVcfhrFUi66GSVt4AFstgP-q4GIgbu_3ej/photo/AF1QipMho8xBBBMER78dQstFmGMCgVXzx3TxJRI7gZaT

My reply to the original comment on facebook;

Yep, a comment from another event organiser who has ploughed through 700 or so pictures of the traders who attended this years (Busfest) event to find just one picture of a trader who dared not to sell T3 bits or Aircooled thingywhatsits and then gets it put up on to other forums for other grumpy old men to gloat over,

Just about sums it up to us as well (and to all the traders that do support the event.)
I'm sure if you really wanted one of the sheep (or maybe a gollyw**) then maybe we could get the trader concerned to send you a flock of them.

Hope this does show the other side of the story..

Kind Regards

Simon

(And Yes.... THANKS KEV, and all in the 80-90 paddock for all of your support for the event again this year)
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Re: BUSFEST

Postby clift_d » 25 Sep 2018, 00:38

Perhaps, but I really don't think selling golly ornaments is appropriate anymore...

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Re: BUSFEST

Postby silverbullet » 25 Sep 2018, 06:14

I've never read such a feeble justification for the selling of irrelevant tat by a show promoter.
Talk about desperate.

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Re: BUSFEST

Postby Mocki » 25 Sep 2018, 06:17

didnt answer the actual question in point tho ......
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Re: BUSFEST

Postby rollingheavy » 29 Sep 2018, 05:30

To follow up on this thread,
We were camped with the type 2 owners club which is adjoining your field and I definatly noticed far less camping in your field than the previous year.
Also i noticed on social media just kampers attended goodwood revival instead of busfest, which i think is dissapointing as they were part of the early group to start the initial show. Even a small attendance would be better than no show.
My personal thoughts are the Show season has become to diluted with far to many festival based shows out there.
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Re: BUSFEST

Postby kevtherev » 29 Sep 2018, 19:17

rollingheavy wrote:To follow up on this thread,
We were camped with the type 2 owners club which is adjoining your field and I definatly noticed far less camping in your field than the previous year.
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Yours looked a little emptier too ..to be fair
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Re: BUSFEST

Postby Mocki » 01 Oct 2018, 08:20

folk are voting with their feet ......
and glasto wasnt even on this year.....
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Re: BUSFEST

Postby jed the spread » 12 Oct 2018, 21:08

The Campervanculture.com area in The Well Travelled section was heaving the whole weekend. Full of mainly T25 owners who are into travel in their vans, so we invited a bunch of like minded T25 van travellers who could share info for free to the public. Tom Dibb who drove his 2wd VW T25 overland to Australia was there to share his experiences and info on visa requirements etc. Live Travel Play (AKA Gregor and Janice) from Canada in their Canadian van Lucky were in attendance and there to share info on shipping etc. They actually traveled as far as South America before shipping to Europe, then visited North Africa, Iceland and much more. Michael and Stef (AKA Chief Campers) where in the area as they just sold everything they have, house and all, and were setting off from the event on a world tour in their VW T25 Syncro Atlantic. We also had Westfalia Digital Nomads with us who are an American and Italian couple who have shipped their van all over the world and have been full time seeing the world for a good few years now. There was also of course the CVC crew, Dan with his lifted 2WD Westy and myself showing The Managon, our new VW affiliated 4x4 world travel lorry! There was also a german crew showcasing their Morocco trip and a T5 guy who had that route around Scotland a few people do now on display.

We all make our own travel films and stuff so had all those playing on big screens and got to share info with visitors to the show so we could take tips from them and get inspired. The whole event from where we were hanging outlaws a massive hit, Tom Dibb even did a intimate acoustic gig on the Sunday in The Well Travelled section that was a personal highlight for me. A visit to the Club 80-90 camping area and a few drinks with everyone was also a a hoot and it was good to catch up with ya'll.

After speaking with some of the Busfest crew the last camping overflow field was full by late Friday and I know the event always sells out months before the event is as popular as ever with lots of new interesting things happening every year if you take a good walk around and have a look. A good tip is to have a read of the booklet they give you when you come into the show, its all in there :wink:

I can't wait until next year, it was good fun, if you didn't go.. You should have been there, it was good.

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Re: BUSFEST

Postby Ian Hulley » 12 Oct 2018, 21:22

Kinell Jed … Robinson Crusoe's makin off with ya beer :shock:

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