Fun for all the Family
Welcome to the
Scarecrow & Wool Festival
"Dubbin in Deepwater"
Dubbin in Deepwater has
been CANCELLED for the
This is primarily due to the
lack of support from our
VW drivers who did not
turn up at our last festival
although they all
promised to attend!
As a result the event
turned out to be
a big flop and a huge
disappointment for those
& of course our visitors
some of whom travelled
distances especially for
the advertised event.
disappointed visitors took
it upon themselves to
abuse our volunteers!
It was a sad turn of
2012 Festival Highlights
VW owners travelled to the village to attend the 'Dubbin in Deepwater' VW show and shine and swap meet to the delight of herbie fans. The winner VW's lined up with host John Watt's beloved green bug display. Congratulations to our winners of the people's choice awards.
Thank you all for attending and bringing your pride and joy to Deepwater - come back in 2013!
"Dubbin in Deepwater"
The 2012 People’s Choice Favourite Volkswagen Awards
Laurie and Gwen Murray from Club VW Sydney took home first place while Dave and Pam Mason and John and Judie Rosberg all from Inverell received second and third.
Winners were presented with a trophy by Eyvonne Rizzo a veteran competitor of many 1960s car rallies including the 1964 Round Australia Ampol Trial in her own VW Beetle.
Deepwater Scarecrow & Wool Festival Dubbin in Deepwater VW People's
Choice Award winners
Standing from left, -
John & Judi Rosberg, Gwen & Laurie Murray, Event organiser
John Watt & his VW,
Kneeling from left -
Amazing photos showing the Inside of the Volkswagen Manufacturing Plant in Wolfsburg Germany -
The top photo taken in 1951
Photo below shows what it is like today
Did you know that Volkswagens sold here in Australia from 1954 to 1976 were not made in Germany?
To find out where they were made check out the article by Phil Matthews from Club Vee Dub Sydney Inc. website here
Founded in 1985 Club VeeDub is Australia's largest VW/Audi club with a nation-wide membership. Club Veedub caters for all Volkswagen community members - both the classic aircooled and the modern and neo-classic watercooled VW's. If you own a Beetle, a Golf, a Passat, a Kombi or even an Audi, Seat or Skoda, we welcome you to explore and perhaps even join the Club and support it's many activities and events. http://www.clubvw.org.au/
Got a shed full of VW stuff EWE don't want anymore?
Why not sell it at the Dubbin in Deepwater VW Show N Shine & Swap Meet at the the Deepwater Scarecrow & Wool Festival. !
To set up a stall go to our festival documents page and download an application form to register for this years festival markets - or click here
John's VW links
The origins of Volkswagen date back to 1930s Nazi Germany, and the project to build the car that would become known as the Beetle. Hitler's desire that almost anybody should be able to afford a car coincided with a proposal by car designer Ferdinand Porsche (1875-1952)
The birth of the VW Type II (Type I being the Beetle) arose after World War II when the British found themselves running the VW factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Ben Pon, a Dutch VW importer, saw the motorised trolleys built using stripped down Beetle chassis and running gear taking parts around the vast factory in 1947. He sketched a design for a beetle-based van, which looked rather like a box on wheels, after he was inspired by these rudimentary but ingenious vehicles. Heinz Nordhoff took on this idea a year later when he took over as chief executive of Volkswagen and the first VW van was launched at the Geneva Motor Show in November 1949.
Photos above below were taken by Pete Pearson (aka Stig or Stigandr) who attended the 2011 festival VW show & shine
Photos below from Tratty Manx Club Member