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Beetles headline at classic car music festival in Euston Park




Beetles and a Splitscreen camper at the VW Whitenoise Festival ANL-160808-083638005
Beetles and a Splitscreen camper at the VW Whitenoise Festival ANL-160808-083638005

Music festival met classic car show over the weekend when the VW Whitenoise Festival to Euston Park.

The event, which has been held at various Norfolk venues for 13 years, boasted ‘a huge selection of live music and DJs across several stages’ but combined that with family attractions and an amazing collection of classic Volkswagens.

Riders on Luke Fox's Wall of Death ANL-160808-083142005
Riders on Luke Fox's Wall of Death ANL-160808-083142005

There was even a campsite only for those bringing classic VW camper vans.

The finale on Sunday was an impressive ‘show n shine’ attracting hundreds of motoring competitors to show off their beautifully restored VWs, from Splitscreen campers and Karmann Ghia to modern VW Golfsbut there were also prizes for best hot rod, ‘Wildest Ride’ and furthest travelled car.

If you could not afford a classic or custom car, there was a show for retro and customised bicycles and a superheroes and dastardly villains fancy dress.

Music was headlined by the Dub Pistols and Dreadzone plus Millia Manders, Savage Island, Night Terrors and others.

Enthusiasts search for the parts they need for their classic VWs ANL-160808-083428005
Enthusiasts search for the parts they need for their classic VWs ANL-160808-083428005

You could try your hand at making music yourself, see puppets and magic, thrill to the wall of death or try some quiet craft activities. There was also a whole programme of free activities for the children.

If you were restoring a VW, it was worth looking round the trade stands which included people selling things you were likely to need, ranging from bumpers to spanners.

A fully restored 1963 Splitscreen camper van with other variants ANL-160808-083531005
A fully restored 1963 Splitscreen camper van with other variants ANL-160808-083531005
Some of the customised vehicles on show ANL-160808-083713005
Some of the customised vehicles on show ANL-160808-083713005
A late 1960s Beetle poses in front of Euston Hall ANL-160808-083857005
A late 1960s Beetle poses in front of Euston Hall ANL-160808-083857005
Families make their own music in a workshop by Dennis Frere Smith ANL-160808-084735005
Families make their own music in a workshop by Dennis Frere Smith ANL-160808-084735005
The giant robot attracted attention ANL-160808-084053005
The giant robot attracted attention ANL-160808-084053005
Three generations of the Connor family chill out in a giant deckchair ANL-160808-084124005
Three generations of the Connor family chill out in a giant deckchair ANL-160808-084124005
Dan Marney and Scott Furness with their Beetles ANL-160808-084612005
Dan Marney and Scott Furness with their Beetles ANL-160808-084612005
There was plenty for children to try their hand at ANL-160808-084831005
There was plenty for children to try their hand at ANL-160808-084831005


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