KGOC International Meeting 2021
July 2 @ 6:00 pm - July 4 @ 5:00 pm£185
Karmann Ghia Owners Club International Weekend 2nd – 4th July 2021 – Cornwall
Updated 22nd Feb 2021 – Govt guidelines indicate that we can still go ahead with this event. –
UPDATE – March 1st 2021 – All hotel rooms are tentatively taken, please contact to be added the reserve list and if you are arranging your own accommodation.
Despite the pandemic, plans are in place for the clubs International Weekend in July. Plans are progressing for the clubs International Weekend this year. What better tonic to recover from the lack of shows in 2020 than joining us in the beautiful county of Cornwall. Despite lockdowns and temporary closures of tourist attractions we have managed to book a number of venues and events.
The base for our weekend is the Bowood Park Hotel www.bowoodpark.com and is situated on the Northern Fringes of the wild and wonderful Bodmin Moor.
From discussions with the Hotel, they are well prepared to operate this summer as they did last year in a COVID safe manner. For example, the dining area is spacious enough to operate on a rule of 6 basis (tables of 6 maximum). As the vaccination programme continues to roll out, they are receiving a lot of enquiries for accommodation in June and July so it is important that we can confirm our intentions in terms of booking requirements as soon as we can.
The cost for the weekend is £185 per person to include 2 nights accommodation in a twin / double room, breakfast, packed lunch evening meal and visits. Space will be limited to 30 vehicles but a £50 per person deposit and completion of the entry form will secure your place. Should COVID prevent the event going ahead your deposit is fully refundable. You will also be able to book additional nights at preferential rates (contact firstname.lastname@example.org) if your wish to extend your stay and see more of the county of Cornwall! We appreciate that you may have concerns about making a financial commitment at this early stage, given the uncertainties of the past 12 months, so to assist us to work with the hotel over the next few weeks, then you can also register an interest in attending with Nick either by phone or email.
After arrival on Friday afternoon, an informal evening meal will set you up for the Saturday. We will set off and take in the rolling countryside along the Atlantic Highway, a fabulous driving road, not too fast, but plenty of undulations and gentle bends!
Our initial destination is the world-famous Eden Project. This remarkable garden and biomes were the brainchild of Tim Smit, who turned an old china clay open cast mine into an oasis of rare plants from across the globe. Experience the very different environments between the tropics in one biome and the Mediterranean in the adjacent one.
A walkway through the canopies of the trees will make you appreciate the scale of the plants, and give you a bird’s eye view. You can read more about the story behind the Eden project here:https://www.edenproject.com/eden-story
If you are feeling adventurous there is also a Zip Wire to try out, flying high over the biomes and gardens! However, you may want to keep your feet firmly on the ground, and explore outside where there the gardens continue a plenty.
From Eden, we travel back in the direction of the hotel, but via a small detour. Saturday afternoons in Cornwall are not complete without the obligatory Cornish Cream Tea! Sunday will see a more relaxed day, and there are plenty of local places to our base at Bowood Park to explore. Fans of Doc Martin can head off to Port Isaac and enjoy a walk around this historic harbour village.
For those wanting a good dose of sea breeze, then Tintagel Castle is a short drive away. The ancient castle linked to King Arthur used to be a testing walk down and up a narrow path on the cliffs. Nowadays a new bridge makes visiting the castle so much easier, but a head for heights may be needed!
Alternatively you may prefer a wander around the picturesque coastal village of Boscastle. Probably best known for the severe floods back in 2004, it fortunately has survived and offers quaint shops, beautiful scenery and walks along the cliffs.
Widemouth Bay and Bude further north should satisfy your fill of sandy beaches if you feel like a paddle, or braver still a swim in the Atlantic Ocean!
So why not join us in July for some classic drives, beautiful scenery and fun times?! I am sure we are all well overdue a good dose of all three!!
Planned cost for the weekend is approx. £185 per person to include 2 nights accommodation in a twin / double room, most meals and visits. Space is limited but a £50 per person deposit and completion of the entry form will secure your place. Should COVID prevent the event going ahead your deposit is fully refundable. You will also be able to book additional nights at preferential rates if your wish to extend your stay and see more of the county of Cornwall!
We would love to see you in July!
Nick van der Weyden
Members and non-members can book and pay using the booking form in January Karmann Komment or via this form: https://www.kgoc.org.uk/international-booking-form/