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What is Edition 38?

Edition 38 was established by a group of dubbers who wanted to run a show that the UK watercooled dub scene could be proud of. The members today hold to that ethos - its all about the show. Every time that the show finishes, and showgoers all head home - the crew get stuck into unpacking the show, and clearing up the showground.

Its all part of running a great event, and its something each member is proud to be a part of.

We’ve had some serious high moments over the years, through atmosphere, through the people who come to the show and really help make it what it is, and ultimately - what it is all about… the cars.

2009 saw a first for Edition38. We are, generally speaking, an exclusively watercooled event, but we love to see custom work on anything VAG… as a result, our car of the show was an aircooled Brasilia, built and brought to the show by Type 2 Detectives.

This, to put a fine point on it, is a show run by dubbers, for dubbers.

E38 Show and Shine

This is what its all about. The best that the UK has to offer meets with the best that europe has to offer - and they go head to head. There’s no allegiance here - if a dutch car is the best of the show - it wins car of the show. In fact, the dutch boys at MIVW have taken car of the show four times. Could this year see our first German car of the show?

Das gauntlet is well and truly thrown down - get over here and lets see whats what!


E38 Saturday ten of the best

This event is on the saturday of the show weekend. It is aimed at cars that we love. It might be that a car we love - in the light of the other show cars in presence at the weekend - may not actually be in with a chance of winning a trophy on the sunday event.

It lets us show love to the cars that are coming up, dubbers showing innovation on a tight budget, or the truly pretty daily drivers that might come along.

Some cars who are aiming for a Sunday trophy may get judged on the Saturday to help the judges work load!

Judging and Awards

You see, a show and shine event has to be all about the judging. Show car owners should feel that their car has been judged fairly.

Judges must know what they are looking at, and know what has been done. Cleanliness matters, but innovation and quality of modification are far more important.

The awards themselves differ from year to year, but we always try to make sure that the owners are getting something worth having. In times past, UK VW shows have been known to hand out rosettes. We have blazed a trail of expectation from the quality of trophies.

Early Edition pre book show and shine

At present only Early Edition is a pre book show and shine. Please send some pictures of your car (remember VAG only) and some details to showandshine@edition38.com

E38 Camping

Camping is free! we have two campsites, the main one and a quiet camping area for you to enjoy your sleep! Your safety and enjoyment is are number one piority. So please stick to the rules otherwise your stay will be significantly shorter! (With no refund).

So please no wheel spinning, drfiting, unnecessary revving, drink driving, playing loud music to the annoyance of others.

5 mph speed limit at all times.

Contained BBQ's are allowed but no open fires.

Chinese lanterns are prohibited.

Parking next to your tent is allowed but please be courteous to your camping neighbour.

Please clean up after yourselves. Bin bags and skips are available ask the crew or security.

Hot showers and toilets available F.O.C.

Dogs, we would prefer it if you didnt bring them. But if you have to, please clean up after it and keep it on a lead all times.

Strictly no glass - bottles, jars etc etc. 

Driving on the campsite will be restricted after dusk. You may need to be escorted by security, please liase with them. The general car park will stay open.

No vehicles to be left on the show field over night.

No swimming, paddling or wading in the lake or river.

First aiders and security based next to the shower facility.

Please note: We reserve the right to change/amend the show format/details during the weekend without prior notification.


Want to trade at E38 or Early Edition?

Please contact Mick Bell on 07702 611140

Opening time for Early Edition

9am the gate's will open. If you are pre-booked show and shine, please have your vehicle pass displayed.

E38 Weekend opening times

The gate’s will open at 10am Friday till midnight

Saturday 7am till midnight

Sunday 7am till 5pm

Please speak to the 24h security for out of hours emergency exit.


Edition 38 was established by a group of dubbers who wanted to run a show that the UK watercooled dub scene could be proud of. The members today hold to that ethos - its all about the show.

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