…and our little place on the net. Please have a good look around the site hopefully it will give you a bit of an insight of the club and the fun we have meeting up and keeping our buggies on the road.
As you will see we have details of the meets and events we have throughout the year, articles about many of the members buggies, Help Guides for your buggies . And now we even have videos too!!!The members of the committee have access to update the site so if you find anything not quite right or you want us to add something just let us know. In particular we really want to add a bit of an insight to the members buggies so if you would like an article on this just send it in to the team and we will include it and remember the photos – we all like photos!
I’m Hunter (Chairman) the daft bugger with the moustache, quiet sort of chap usually lurking in the background somewhere. I’ve been running a LWB RAT (one of the old ones, uncut front) for the last ten years, but I’ve recently been rebuilding a CTR and that’s what I’m finishing off and running now.
“I got into the buggy scene by mistake in 2003 when I was reading a kit car magazine. That weekend I bought a Beetle and chopped it up ready to make a buggy but then I found out it was a 1303..oopps, I did mange to build my first buggy in under a year. A Mk2 GP SWB. Not bad considering I had no mechanical experience and could only just about manage an oil change. Since then I have built another buggy a 67 Sidewinder, I have a part built Sandrail and have also had a Beetle 1200 and T4 that I converted to a Camper. You will mainly find me pushing my Buggy as I have had more than my fair share of reliability issues.”
Hi I’m Carole
Until recently I played the role of SDBC Club Secretary and Newsletter Editor. I’m now starting to look after the SDBC Facebook page along with Andrew Robinson.
My hobbies are Archaeology (I’ve been on loads of digs), Ancient Egyptology, Sewing and creating stuff and of course my beach buggy.
I have a blue long wheel-based Alba that still has the original snorkel which is quite rare. It is going through a major rebuild at the moment which was supposed to be a one-season job but has turned into a long term project. I also have a multi-coloured VW Wizard, another project waiting to be fixed up. My daily driver is a Honda S2000.
My name on the forum is Miss Cleo. This is linked to my hobbies but also my husband has always called me Cleo as he says that I am ‘The Queen of Denial’.
Previously the membership secretary, but actually Emma takes care of much more with club admin as well as sending out purchased club goodies. Emma has always been busy with the club. And when she’s not busy with her own buggy she’s probably out with hubby Chris and his buggy!
Looks after this, the clubs website and all matter club IT as well helping out when absolutely forced into it. Famed for his sitting on the fence, he tries to get out in his blue sidewinder when ever he can. “Proudly bought but rebuilt it anyway!”