Campervan owners mingled with Volkswagen lovers from all over the UK last week to back a charity that supports cancer victims and brings together motoring enthusiasts devoted to the vehicles produced by the German Manufacturer.
The weekend event took place at the Stithians showground in Cornwall over three days and saw thousands of motoring stalwarts with a truly amazing collection of vehicles come together to raise money for the Brad’s Cancer Foundation. The charity is officially supported by the Volkswagen Corporation and was set up in memory of Midlands’s teenager Brad Davis who succumbed to cancer in 2003. The charity’s aim is to help other teenagers with cancer manage their treatment and subsequent recovery. It attracts support from across the UK and the event in Cornwall was timed to coincide with the end of the Jogle 4 Brad marathon moped race.
VW fans raced from John O’Groats to Lands End on 50 cc mopeds to raise money for the charity and were ably supported by a phalanx of VW campervan drivers who supplied their every need on the 1000 mile epic journey. The three day event provided ample entertainment for the expectant crowd who were treated to a parade of classic cars, invited to compete in games for the young and old and of course subjugated to the trading samples of motor dealers from far afield. The highlight of the show was a campervan cook-off inspired by the BBC campervan chef series. Fortunately all the contestants were covered by ample campervan insurance as the troublesome wind threatened to cook more than the just the sausages on offer on more than one occasion.