Grill-n-Chill 2015

Some of you may be aware that we help run a small local show called Grill-n-Chill which this year happens over the weekend of 18-20th September. It’s a laid back show aimed at families and friends and is open to all classic cars, not just air-cooled VW’s. Why not come join us for the weekend of just a day, you’ll have fun and make lots of new friends too.

Tickets are now available online for this years Grill-n-Chill. Those of you that can’t make it along to another show before Grill-n-Chill this September, can buy them online and save money over the on-the-gate price.

Buying tickets in advance includes FREE camping and remember, children under 15 get in free when accompanied by a ticket holding adult. What are you waiting for?


Paintscrapers celebrate 10 years

A short message from one of the founding fathers Lee Bartle about how Paintscrapers started…

10 years ago, with the assist of Adam Plummer, and the occasional nagging from Paul Campbell, I got myself out of a vicious cycle I had got caught up in, got my arse to the Volksworld Show and met up with some old friends I’d not seen since the good days of the Mega-Low-Maniax.

Julian Hunt then helped hook me up with a 59 splitty, more friends were made, Roger Brown, Del (Degz) and word was spread about that a new club was forming. From what had been started by a few, now non attending friends, ‘Der Panzer Paintscrapers’ was born.

10 years on and most of the founding members are no longer about through whatever reason, but I feel we all owe them a thank you. Roger, Degz, and the couple that actually kick started it whom I cannot name, I salute you. Thanks for helping me get out of my reclusive hole and for allowing me to get back in touch with a lot of good old friends and allow me to make many others.

Also I have to mention Darren Claggett, Dereck Johnson, Anton Murrells, Jon Planner for all their work throughout the years with the club. James Wotton also deserves a shout too for being hands on the best engineer that we as scrapers could ask for, constantly busy and probably 90% off his time is keeping our cars on the road. Well done all and we’ll done on 10 years of ‘Scraping’

Thanks Lee

Cool Air 10th Birthday Party

Our friends at Cool Air will be 10 years old this year and to celebrate this they’re holding another one of their sale days this coming Saturday, September 27th 2014, between 10:00 – 16:00.

What does this mean to you? 10% off everything this Saturday only, whether visit Cool Air at their shop, on the website or give them a call on 01322 335050.

Wait, there’s more. The guys will be hosting a Free BBQ for you all to stuff yourselves. Plus a 4-car driving simulator challenge with a bunch of prizes and to round the day off there’ll also be show and shine prizes handed out.

Paintscrapers will be there in force as it’s one of our local parts suppliers. Pop down, grab yourselves a bargain and say hello.

Grill-n-Chill 2014

Grill-n-Chill is only a week away and we’re all getting quite excited, well some of us are beginning to panic too. Anyway Paintscrapers will be there in force, with many club members helping out over the weekend.

This is Grill-n-Chill’s 4th year and it could be be the busiest, most chilled one so far. Organised by VW enthusiasts, Grill-n-Chill will be back at The Hop Farm in the heart of Kent. The great location is less than an hour away from London and close to the channel crossings, making it easy for our friends from mainland Europe to visit.

Deimos Air Cooled have once again kindly sponsored Grill-n-Chill, which is fast becoming a firm favourite with many people. It’s a full weekend show with great traders and some great entertainment including live music and the Cool Flo Old School BMX show-n-shine competition and display, plus access to some of the Hop Farms attractions. With many great things to entertain the whole family it’s sure to be a great weekend. but club camping must be booked in advance.

For full show details and to buy tickets visit, find it on Facebook or catch one of the Paintscrapers crew at shows throughout the year.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Aircooled Classics – Issue 12

The latest issue of Aircooled Classic magazine has just been launched and it’s over-flowing with material. Low on adverts and high on content, issue 12 measures big on quality, diversity and capacity. With over 300 pages of jaw-dropping material including the mid-mounted Porsche Flat Six – 3.6 litre Hyper-Bug from Brazil on the front cover – Simply Awesome!

Editor Paul Cave explains what digital delights are just waiting for you inside issue 12 of Aircooled Classics. From Beetles to Porsches, from Type 3s to Transporters, there’s something for every aircooled VW and Porsche fan. Our cover car is an immaculately engineered Porsche powered Beetle, a 3.6 L Brazilian beauty. There’s a desirable 1967 Cal Looker from the UK, while from the USA we have a 1958 Beetle long term project. Share in our pick of events with VW Buses galore at OCTO, world record breaking Barndoor Type 2s at the first Ben Pon Show and celebrate motorsport with classic Porsches at Spa and the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Head on over to for the full run down and to get your hands on the latest issue.

July Club Meet

Yet another barnstorming club meet this month, thanks to all that turned up. Once again we packed the Danson Stables carpark out with a vast selection of quality rides. Both air and watercooled VW’s and Porsche’s were parked up. Beetles and Buses were carefully squeezed into every space available. It wasn’t just the vehicles that impressed this month, the friendly atmosphere was oozing from every corner. Hopefully all the newbee’s that turned up were made to feel welcome and will come back next month for more fun, we look forward to seeing you all again.

June Club Meet

What a night! Paintscrapers normally pack out the car park of the Danson Stables with an amazing variety of cool rides, but this month we were honoured to welcome the guys & girls from Prept for the evening. This meant that not only was the pub car park full, so was the park one too. An amazing selection of vehicles were on display both air and water cooled.

2014 Grill-n-Chill tickets on sale now

Organised by VW enthusiasts, Grill-n-Chill returns for its fourth year, back at The Hop Farm in the heart of Kent. This great location is less than an hour away from London and close to the channel crossings. There’s plenty of room to camp, loads of traders for you to spend your money with and many great things to entertain the whole family Grill-n-Chill is sure to be a great weekend.

For more details visit our website, find and like us on Facebook or catch one of the Paintscrapers family at other shows throughout the year.

Beautiful Budel is back

Great news that the wonderful Beautiful Budal show is back on again. For those that haven’t had the pleasure of visiting Beautiful Budal in the past this Dutch show is a fantastically laid-back show. I’ll let the  shows promoters explain more…

“With a team of enthusiasts who formerly were responsible for organizing the ‘largest Beetle event in Budel‘ we bring you “The VW Air-cooled Festival”. With the avour of Budel, we hope to bring you the true festival feel for all lovers of air-cooled Volkswagens. With new, but also old familiar festival elements, such as our famous (air-cooled) camping, family camping, showground, parts market and children’s activities, we bring you entertainment for the whole family to make that air-cooled heart beat just a little faster!”

It’s definitely worth the trip over to the Netherlands as it’s alwas such a great event. For tickets and more information visit their site

2014 Camper and Bus Show

Just a  brief reminder that the new Camper & Bus Show takes place at Eastnor Castle over the weekend of the 8-10 August 2014.

The show is a great opportunity for the whole family, including your dogs, to have a weekend away camping at one of the most picturesque locations in the country, whilst enjoying some great entertainment.

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