Show Diary

Busfest 8th - 10th September 2017 - Friday, September 8th, 2017

We are looking forward to attending Bestfest 2017, we will be taking our show van Fern and our T5 van. It will be a good weekend to meet up with old friends and we look forward to meeting with new vw enthusiasts. As always there will be lots of events going on at this show, so it should be a really great weekend. We will post our stand number as soon as it arrives. See you there

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VW Tatton Show - Sunday, August 6th, 2017

We will be attending this great show on Sunday 6th August, with Fern our show van and our T5.

We hope to catch up with old friends and meet some new vw enthusiasts, so please come along to say hello.

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VW North West show at Tatton Park - Sunday, August 7th, 2016

We are looking forward to attending this great show on Sunday.

We will have our two show vans there, Fern a bay window and our T5, both have a full suite of furniture and upholstery.

Come over to our stand, number T0 24 and say hello .... see you there.

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Volksfling 2016 - 27th and 28th May - Friday, May 6th, 2016

We are busy preparing and packing up ready to attend the Volksfling show this weekend in the lovely market town of Biggar.

We will have a couple of new items of furniture on display, along with our Bay window show van Fern and our T5 show van sporting a new interior.

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Dub Freeze 2016 - Sunday, February 21st, 2016

Hi Folks The Camper Shak will be attending this great show again this year, we will be in our usual pitches of 51 and 52 so come along and say hello and see our show van Fern, new products and designs.

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Camper Jam 2015 - Saturday, July 4th, 2015

We are preparing for this great family VW show and will be travelling down to Weston Park Shropshire on Friday 3rd July, ready for Saturday and Sunday.

We already have a number of people who are arranging to come and meet up with us to discuss their camper dreams.

So please come over and say hello, we will have Fern our Bay sporting our new “Elite” furniture range and one of our T5 campers which Mike & I will be staying over in, we will also have our furniture & upholstery display. Look forward to seeing you there ……

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Volksfling 2015 - Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

The Camper Shak are attending the premier VW show in Scotland “Volksfling” on Saturday and Sunday. The event is held in the lovely market town of Biggar, on route to Edinburgh.

This is our 2nd time at the show as we attended last August 14, we are looking forward to this coming weekend as we believe it’s a much larger event. We are looking forward to meeting up and discussing your camper van dreams, have a look at our Facebook page for more information on this.

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Dub Freeze Show - Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Hi Folks The Camper Shak will be attending this great show again this year, we will be in our usual pitches of 51 & 52…so come along and say hello and see our new products and designs.

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Volksfling 22nd - 24th August 2014 - Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Bluebell heads off to Biggar in bonny Scotland for the Volksfling show this weekend, we are looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new vw enthusiasts, so come along to our stand and say hello.

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VW Tatton Park 2014 - Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

We will be attending this great show on Sunday, with Bluebell our show van and our T5 which has been fully fitted out with a new interior which includes some new exciting features.

We hope to catch up with old friends and meet some new vw enthusiasts, so please come along to say hello, our pitch is number T025

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Were going to Busfest - Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Yes its time for the greatest VW show on earth, and The Camper Shak are very pleased to be part of this great event.

Our outside trade pitch no is: 068

We already have a number of people who are arranging to come and meet up with us to discuss their camper dreams.

So please come over and say hello, we will have Bluebell (with her new full width bed interior), and one of our T5 campers which Diane & I will be staying over in….and maybe another camper, along with our furniture & upholstery display.

See you there campers.

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Dubfreeze 2012 - Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Hi Folks The Camper Shak & Creative Trimmings will be attending this great show for our 6th Year, we will be in our usual pitches of 51 & 52…so come along and say hello.

See you there

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Vanfest 2011 - Friday, September 9th, 2011

Hi folks we are making the big trip down to Malvern for Vanfest this year, our pitch number is 068

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Tatton Park 2011 our 6th Show - Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Well this was our 6th year at the show and the day didn’t disappoint, the weather held out and the sun shone down on us all.

I think we had the largest display we’ve ever had this year…I know it took both Diane over an hour to set everything out.

A real big thank you to everyone who came over to say hello and chat through your camper interior dreams. I’m sorry if we didn’t get round to speak to everyone as the stand was very busy…we only managed to grab a sandwich at 2.30pm.

Thank you for all your kind words about our work on display, and Bluebell our show camper…its so nice to hear so many people say that they love our work, and that you find our website so helpful.

We will look forward to seeing you all again at Tatton next year.

Regards

Mike, Diane & Ben

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Tatton 2010 - Sunday, August 8th, 2010

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Dubfreeze 2010 - Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Hi Folks

We are all booked in for Dubfreeze in our usual spot by the stairs, we have taken another plot so that we can fit “Bluebell” our bay window show camper on the pitch.

We will have plenty of information, photos of previous work along with a display of some furniture and upholstery items from our sister company Creative Trimmings.

People are travelling from far afield to discuss their camper projects with us on the day, so come on over and say hello, have a look around Bluebell and have a good day out at the first show of the season.

See you there Mike & Diane

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Busfreeze - Sunday, November 1st, 2009

There were even more people camping over on the Saturday evening under a nearly full moon, the atmosphere was very friendly and relaxed with many groups of clubs and friends gathering round open fires for food and fellowship.

A big thank you to everyone who came over to say hello on the day and have a good look at “Bluebell” our newly re-furbished show camper. Your comments about her furniture design, quality and matching upholstery were very uplifting.

Bluebell represents the very best of what we can currently achieve at both The Camper Shak & Creative Trimmings…and she certainly drew some attention on the day.

Thank you to Viv & Terry and the rest of the show team for another great day. We will see you again in Feb 2010 for Dubfreeze were we will be showing some new ideas on our stand.

See you there Mike & Diane

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Tatton 2009 - Sunday, August 9th, 2009

This was our fourth year at this great show and the weather and turnout was the best ever. A very big thank you to everyone who came over to say hello on both The Camper Shak & Creative Trimmings stands.

It was nice to catch up with old vw friends and meet some new folks with interesting thoughts about their vw interiors and upholstery.

See you next year…lets hope the weather is as kind

Mike, Diane and Ben

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Stanford Hall 2009 - Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

This was our first show at Stanford and what a teat, we have heard about the beautiful location for this Vdub event but both Di & myself were not expecting such a tranquil location.

The drive up to hall sets a fabulous backdrop for the trader stands at either side, and with the club areas dropping off toward the lake gave a fantastic place to camp over for the night.

We arrived on Saturday and after setting up we wandered round with Ben (our Fox Hound) to explore the grounds, everyone was so friendly and most people were barbecuing their evening meal in the sunshine.

It was lovely to meet everyone who called in to look at the Camper Shak & Creative Trimmings display, your comments were appreciated. Once again we have been set some design challenges, but with everything hand crafted within our workshop we should be able to match your expectations.

Many thanks to the Stanford Hall team for creating a fantastic experience for Diane, myself & Ben…….see you next year.

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Dubfreeze 2009 - Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

The weather was a little kinder this year with temperatures into double figures as we travelled down on the Saturday in full sunshine. We set up the Camper Shak display and headed off to find our usual pitch for the evening stay-over.

We always try to catch a movie on the Saturday night at the Apollo cinema in Stafford centre, and this year it was Slumdog…which was great. So after a good rest in the camper it was up and out early to do the final preparations for the show.

Each year we try to enhance our display and for this show we had included our RnR bed sporting full Premier upholstery from our sister company Creative Trimmings.

A real big thank you to everyone who came over to say hello and look at our display, your comments about the display and the quality of our work were both encouraging and inspiring.

Thank you to all clients who placed orders with us yesterday, and for those who discussed their furniture requirements for the future. Finally a big thank you to the organisers of the show, who make it a real success.

See you next year Mike, Diane & The Camper Shak team

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Volkswagen Northwest 2008 - Sunday, August 10th, 2008

We will be attending this great show for our third time, but this year we have a real treat in store…we will be side by side with our sister company Creative Trimmings, Paul and Diane will be on hand to discuss all your upholstery requirements.

and you can view our Bay window camper which has been completely re-upholstered, along with our newly fitted Splitty show camper.

We hope to catch up with old friends and meet some new vw enthusiasts, so please come along to say hello, as we launch Creative Trimmings on its first VW show outing.

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DubFreeze 2008 - Sunday, February 17th, 2008

Well DubFreeze certainly lived up to its name, with the coldest Saturday night this winter so far. We came down on the Saturday to set up the Camper Shak display ready for the show on Sunday.

Along with another number of brave souls we stayed over in our camper on Saturday night and enjoyed temperatures of -7 degrees. Although we were nice and toasty in bed those first few steps around the camper first thing were a little cool.

Our dishcloth was frozen to the sink…but soon after we had the cooker on making a brew, and the camper started to warm up nicely.

It was lovely to meet up with so many people during the show and discuss your plans for your beloved campers. Apologies to anyone who we did not get the chance to talk too, as it was very busy at times.

Thank you to everyone for taking the time to come and see us….see you all next year same place…..new ideas, new designs……lets hope it’s a little warmer

Kind regards

Mike & Diane

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Vanfest - Friday, September 7th, 2007

Plot: 92 close to the Red gate

We will be attending this great event for our first time this year, we have conformation of Plot No: 92 close to the Red gate. You will find our refurbished yellow Moonraker with Carolina Cherry interior for all to view. We will also have samples of our wood colour range along with a gallery of previous work.

See you there

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G.O.T.H. - Friday, August 24th, 2007

Great to meet with so many people at the G.O.T.H. VW festival at Croston, the weather was lovely. The whole weekend was very family orientated with plenty of events over the days to entertain all ages.

Thanks for coming over to our display it was very nice to meet with you all and discuss your camper projects. It was a real treat to meet up with former Camper Shak clients who had travelled from far away places to take part in Gathering on the Hill.

See you next year…lets hope the weather is as kind

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Volkswagen Northwest - Sunday, August 12th, 2007

Well someone said to us last year, “It always rains at Tatton” and last year at our first outing it rained hard in the morning. And the exact same pattern happened this year.

We arrived on Saturday after a week of very fine and settled weather, a lot of people were already setting up on the pitches and everyone was looking at the skys and hoping that the settled period would last through the weekend.

A very good feeling to Saturday night with music and good atmosphere around the show ground, we had taken our canvas drive away awning just in case the weather turned, and I’m glad we did…as it battered late on Saturday night.

Sunday morning it began to rain very hard and as everyone was dashing round covering products etc, we all wondered if the day was going to be a complete wash out.

But true to form our great British weather pulled through and the latter half of the morning and the afternoon turned out lovely.

It was great to meet so many people who visited our trade stand and talk through your various thoughts and ideas you have for your beloved campers.

It was also nice to put faces to so many people we have been communicating with over the internet…thank you for taking the time to travel and see us.

It seemed that everyone liked our newly renovated Moonraker and we hope it helped you in the design layout of your own camper.

Best regards

Mike & Diane

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DubFreeze 2007 - Sunday, February 18th, 2007

Well we attended our first DubFreeze event this year, and thought it went very well. We met with a customer on Saturday who took delivery of a complete Exclusive range of furniture, and spent the balance of the day setting the display.

Watch out for more photos of Flo in the customer gallery as Mark prepares his camper ready for the road.

Thank you to everyone who came over to say hello on Sunday, it was nice to meet you all and discuss your various ideas and visions you had for your beloved campers.

Apologies to anyone who we did not get the chance to talk to, as it was very busy at times. By the end of the day I had nearly no voice left...and only managed to grab a sandwich after 4pm.

I do hope you all enjoyed The Camper Shak display....and we have come away inspired to have a much larger attraction next time.

Best Regards

Mike

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