The first real car meet for Clique53 was local one organized by Derby Dubs, where James in his 63 Bug came away with a trophy, following on from that, James met a few other like minded owners at a club event organised by the Midlands Aircooled Collective at Newark Air Museum in March 2014, many have became great friends.

That was a turning point for Clique53, talks of going to more meets/shows the coming season of 2014. During a meet organized by the Mansfield Notts Capri Club called Wonderland (not just Capri’s but hundreds of other classics in attendance) with a few Clique53 cars lined up, ideas began to flow, and as talks progressed, there was no intention of Clique53 being what it is now

Then came the inevitable, Clique53 Blog, Facebook, Instagram, We all post what ever we want! Slowly we gained a small following, no real promotion, some sharing on Facebook, a load of hashtags on Instagram!, and a few Instagram giveaways, which are fantastic, some great prizes have been won by followers, join us on Instagram/Facebook and look out for the next one!

Various trophies have been won at shows thus far, at VWFestival, Edition38, FittedUK, Fueled Society, DubFreeze, some big events there, so word is really going out about Clique53.

We have a very relaxed atmosphere, for example, anyone is welcome, any up and coming events, a simple post/shout out, and who ever signs up (depending of event space) can be with Clique53 be it aircooled or watercooled!​​

So, forward to today, where are Clique53 right now?

Nothing has really changed but we are obviously a little more well known now. 

Looking into near future, we see ourselves more of a brand than a car club, although nothing will really change much but we will expand more into the branding of Clique53

Hope to see many of you soon



'Show up, Shine and have a good time''

Early 2014 a group of VW enthusiast casually formed a group centered around aircooled and watercooled VWs in and around the Mansfield area of Nottingham.

Was never meant to be serious, just a group of like minded guys who had a love of all things VW, aircooled and watercooled

We came up with the name Clique53, not ‘cliquey’ but totally the opposite, used that phrase to somewhat prove a point and 53 because, well just because! - maybe a Herbie connection there!!

Show up, Shine, Have a good time