Spending Friday the 13th in the woods may not sound like the start of a great event to some people, but what do those people know!? The annual Mk1 Madness event is put on by DCI – and if you didn’t know, these guys know how to throw a party. Madness is an intimate gathering of old school VW enthusiasts. The show actually takes place on Sunday, but much like the latest iPhone or a Star Wars movie, people start showing up a couple days early to lock in their favorite campsite.
We are always present and accounted for at Mk1 Madness – all weekend long – in our makeshift shanty town with the banner flying high in the trees. For us this is not so much a place to make tons of money selling product, it’s more of a relaxing weekend spent with good friends, good food, good beer, and unfortunately not-so-good bathrooms. Big thanks once again to Esher and the other DCI folks for their hospitality.
The Maple Grove Park campground is such a cool setting to see the classics – Rabbits, Jettas, Caddy trucks and Sciroccos – as well as some other not-quite-as-old stuff that people brought out too. And the fact that there were no late night hot laps this year meant that you could safely sleep in your tent – if you bothered to sleep at all that is. What you know about night night??
We’re not sure which was the bigger hit of the weekend – Becker’s famous deep fried potatoes…
or Becker’s PBR Rabbit.
Either way, a good time was had by all.