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News: VolksWorld Show 2013

The next VolksWorld Show will be held at the usual venue of Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey, on the 23rd to the 24th March 2013.

Please note that, unlike previous years, this is not the weekend the clocks go forward.

Despite the VolksWorld Show being a car show with some of Europes best air-cooled VWs on display, there’s also a lot of other stuff to see and do.

Below is a run down of what is going on at the VolksWorld Show 2013. This will be updated as new attractions are confirmed.

Live music all day

Line-up is yet to be finalised but we can ensure you a cool line up of DJs, bands and other live acts that will be entertaining you between 10.00 and 16.00 on both days.

Taking place on the Red Brick Road and the Grandstand Apron the party atmosphere is sure to go on all day.< 

Club displays at the show

The Split Screen Van Club are this year joined by the EarlyBay.com on the Red Brick Road for a fantastic display of classic metal. In addition, the Grandstand Apron will have hundreds of vehicles representing the air-cooled community, with everything from daily drivers to show winners in the mix! Look here later for full listing of clubs.

Fun for the Kids

We have even more entertainment for the little ones this year with a large soft play area, a top class children’s’ entertainer, film shows, VW-related arts and crafts, slot car racing and a host of other activities. Outside, a giant bouncy castle will be in open all weekend for the kids to enjoy FREE OF CHARGE!

Racing Campers

Radio-controlled VW Camper Vans will make a welcome return to this years’ show. These radio controlled vehicles race round a 36m2 track at scale speeds to rival F1 cars. Pit your wits against seven other competitors and win a prize. Full commentary and TV coverage add to the atmosphere of this free-to-enter entertainment. 

The Bug Stuff

Mega Bug has selected a dead Bug; we have sorted the crash protection, so all we need now are some willing volunteers to squash into and onto the Beetle. Taking place in the parade ring each day, take your seat early so you don’t miss the action. As always, it is subject to the weather, so listen out for times and changes.

WIN £250 to spend at the show

Thanks to VolksWorld Insurance Services, you can enter our free ‘Shopping Spree’ draw and be in with a chance of winning £250, £175 or £75 cash to spend at the show. Visit the VolksWorld Insurance stand to enter. You must be there to claim your prize! 

Car park show’n’shine

In recognition of the hard work you spend on keeping your Volkswagens in first class condition, we are running a car park Show ‘n’ Shine. It will be open to anybody that does not have a car inside the main halls, so that’s all you club guys, Buses in the Cool Water area and all the Bugs, Buses, Type 3s and Ghias in the main Sandown Park car parks. We will be giving away trophies for best car and Bus on both days. No need to enter or park in a special place we will come and find you!

Sell Your VW

With tens of thousands of VW fans in attendance, this is best place to buy or sell a VW. An area of the car park is dedicated to car sales, so get there early to secure a good spot. Also, keep an eye on the Cars for sale wall located in the Surrey Hall. You don’t need to pre-register but you do need to fill out a form, pop it in your windscreen and just turn up at the main gate on the day. You can find the form via this post: www.volksworldshow.com/blog/vws-for-sale-area 

Water-cooled Buses

Just Kampers and Camper&Bus magazine get together to celebrate the water-cooled VW Transporter. A wide variety of show-quality vehicles from the Type 25, T4 and T5 model ranges will be on display, including Campers, people carriers and other interesting variations. If you have a vehicle you would like to exhibit under show conditions, we would love to hear from you. email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The display will take up the whole of the Surrey Lawn, which is situated just behind the Grandstand and the Red Brick Road. Just Kampers will be in attendance, giving support and displaying a range of awnings and other outdoor equipment. 


Are you a bargain hunter that enjoys rifling through used parts and accessories? If so, then you will love the Swapmeet area, where there are sure to be plenty of bargains to be had. Similarly, if you have parts cluttering up the garage, you could make some quick cash by trading at the show. Call Karmann Konnection on 01702 601155 to book your stand. 

Trade Stands

Need something specific for your restoration, want to buy some cool VW clothing at a bargain price or would you like to meet the people behind the biggest brands in the VW market? With over 100 trade stands in three indoor halls and two outside areas it’s the biggest and best place on the planet to buy parts for your VW. We’re sure you’ll find what you are looking for, and with hundreds of show-only deals, it’s an opportunity too good to be missed. UPDATE: Trade stands are now fully booked! See here for a full list of  VolksWorld Show traders