Betsy’s first Dub Meet

Last night we took Betsy to her first Dub meet with the members of Dubs on the Wolds – Driffield’s local VW club.

As Kevin doesn’t get home from work until 6:30 we were unable to make it to the first port of call so we went straight to the second place which was the Wolds Inn at Huggate. It was probably about half an hours drive from home so we got there nice and early and ordered some food.

We sat in the beer garden and awaited the arrival of our fellow dubbers. Then we heard it…the sound that could be mistaken for nothing else, the beautiful sound of aircooled engines coming our way. One after another they piled into the car park…camper, camper, beetle, camper etc – a fantastic sight to see them all come in in convoy and then park next to our Betsy.
So we all introduced ourselves, and got to chatting about VWs of course. What a lovely group of people too! It was as if we’d known them for ages. And what a beautiful view seeing all the dubs parked together.
I think Betsy enjoyed her first Dubs on the Wolds meet – I know we did!

  Betsy We have had Betsy now for just over a week.  She is fantastic and makes us smile everytime w

 

Betsy

We have had Betsy now for just over a week.  She is fantastic and makes us smile everytime we go out in her.  In fact I grin everytime I look out of the window.  We haven’t done much work on her yet of course, but we have cleaned up the engine a little – points, plugs etc and we fixed the wipers yesterday.  Having a bit of an issue with the bonnet after taking it off – it won’t close again properly at one side.  Guess we’ll have to keep tinkering with that.

I am currently researching her original colour as we would like to put her back to that, so far it looks like a dark blue which we reckon will look fab with all the chrome.

As we go along I will post pics and descriptions of the resto in progress.

This bug has been abandoned and we are trying to find a way to get her up to York from London…

This bug has been abandoned and we are trying to find a way to get her up to York from London…if we can get her here then we will be able to slowly get her back to her former glory.  Unfortunately we don’t have much of a budget at the moment for transport so it may prove a difficult one.

She has been abandoned by a previous tenant who decided he didn’t want her anymore and just left her when he moved away.  The owners of the house have said if we can’t take her then they will scrap her – this would be such a shame when she could be lovely.

Will keep readers posted on progress.