Well it has been a while; in fact this will be the first
newsletter for 2012. My start to this year was not as it was meant to
be, and as such the love for all things cars left me for a few months.
Also I have totally immersed myself on other projects
which meant my beloved UK Passats took an undeserved back seat, for far
So what has the last 8 months seen in the B platform
world? Well we have grown again; we are currently sporting 18,374
members. Which is a huge leap on last year’s figures, I am not sure
VWNutant would have ever dreamed he would reach this number when he
started UKP all those years ago.
We had our annual UK Passats The Gathering in June,
which saw us for join forces with Dubsmania. The organiser of this
event is also responsible for Ultimate Dubs, All Types and Bus Types.
So he knows his way around a show. This took some of the pressure off
the UKP admin team in the run into the show. 2012 saw the numbers
increase again, the weather did us no favours, so we believe we made
the right choice in joining forces with Dubs Mania.
As usual we held our annual raffle, with some great
prizes donated from some great supporters of UKP. So a big thanks to
the following companies for their continued support:
Also a big thank you to FAB finishing for another
stunning trophy production, Si you really are gonna have to go some to
better this year’s offering.
2013 will see us continuing the joint venture, fingers
crossed for better weather and the numbers to continue to increase.
Matt aka Mifkif
September's How Too
- American Cruzing Lights
One of my favourite UKP modders, Mocco, has taken the
time to show us how to create the good old US look of the original
running lights. It's nice to see that Mocco is still dabbling with his
cars and also taking time to provide us with an excellent How To.
Check it out here - Cruzing
September Car Of The
This month the prestigious title and winner’s hat, went
to our very own Essex boy, Rob.c. Having met Rob and his good lady at a
couple of shows this year, I can safely say it is well deserved. He is
a true enthusiast who is always 'tinkering' with his car. Now that he
has won the title he might even consider withdrawing his for sale ad.
In the meantime, you can check out his build thread here.
Say Hi as you pass by
As mentioned above, we are growing at an amazing rate.
So whenever you check in to see what is going on on your favourite
Passat forum, please try and give a welcome nod to the latest members.
You remember how it felt when you wrote that
introductory post, then struggled uploading pictures and kept checking
to see if anyone had welcomed you into the fold, I am sure you hat
tipping will be well received and much appreciated, and it only takes a
minute or two. Plus it is a cheeky way of getting your post count up,
just don't the rest of the admin team I shared their secret.
Thanks in advance.
Have a look through other members build threads,
either for inspiration or just to pass time at work. I am sure there
will be a build which will tickle all tastes. Check them all here
You see it, just there, another modded Passat. But who
is it? Do they live round here? What work have they done to it? Post
your spots in the Spotted
section and maybe your questions will get answered.
Professional pictures of your favourite ride may not
be be saved for that
illusive magazine feature, if Ant
has his way. A very well tuned photographer got talking to him at VW
Festival, and they have put a bit of an offer on the table. Check out
the offer here
The great static v's Air discussion continues. I think
over the last few years, the benefits of having air have been shown.
I have the best of both worlds; I love the old B3 on coils, but love
the stance of the B6 on air. Have your say here
Car tax? Love it, loath it or just simply accept it is
a cost of motoring. Does a low emission car covering 10,000's miles a
year deserve a lower tax rate, than a classic car which does a couple
of 1,000 miles? Let your steam off and voice your opinion here.