Organised by the Splitscreen Van Club, the annual aircooled takeover of Madeira Drive has evolved somewhat since its inception back in the late 90s. These days the gates are open to modern cars and buses too, but the spirit of the show remains the same.
A day by the Seaside.
Heritage HQ is located 5 miles down the road from Brighton, so we’re rather spoilt with access to the beach whenever we like. For many Vee-Dub fans though, the lure of partaking in the London to Brighton run is strong and a great chance to get away from city life, and enjoy fish and chips or ice cream on the coast.
Whether you like it or not…
Thanks to its prominent position upon the seafront, Brighton Breeze gets the ‘full benefit’ of all weathers that we experience. If it rains, everyone gets soaked. If the sun is out, everyone gets burnt and it is windy most of the time! Fortunately, 2019 was one of the dry ones, and although it was far from a heatwave, Andy and Mark stayed dry manning the Heritage Parts Centre stand upon the promenade.
Meeting face to face
Events are a great opportunity for our team to meet with customers from further afield, and chat face to face, even with a vehicle on hand to help advise and demonstrate products that we offer. Both Mark and Andy took their buses to Brighton, and they were a great talking point for many enthusiasts who popped by to say hello.
DJ Gazman gets around, in a nice way, of course! He was having a whale of a time spinning the tunes – not sure on the glittery helmet Gary, were you expecting more than shapes to be thrown by show-goers?!!
Dubs n’ Dogs
We love to see everyone’s pets at VW shows, it just adds to the whole family vibe. They also make for great photos!
Regardless of whether you have convoyed from London, or driven directly to Brighton from home, it’s an early start to get parked up along the coast road.
Reddy, Set Go!
Not just for buses…
VW cars of all shapes and sizes are welcome.
Big and bold!
The Coachbuilt and Crafter scene is continuing to expand – and why not. They represent great value and offer a heap of extra space over their smaller siblings.
Ghia of the year…
Or at least a prize winning, super low mileage 1985 example belonging to Marc Norton. We’d have happily driven it home!
Audi V8 powered T3 Doka
Reportedly good for 140mph on his native Autobahns, Patrick Jung was rewarded with a prize for this amazing creation.
It may not be for everyone, but if you drive a vehicle this colour, expect to have photographs taken of it!!!
It’s not very often you stumble upon a K70 at an event, especially in the UK. This one, owned by Grant Enggleton of Beetlelink picked up a prize.
More to see…
Just a few snaps we took, that we felt deserved to be shared too.
It may not have been as busy as some, but Brighton Breeze (and the SSVC) put on a great day /weekend away. Not every event has a Frank Spencer impersonator greeting you as you arrive!!
Fancy it for 2020? Pencil-in the first Saturday of October and we’ll see you there!