You’re Invited to Join JK’s Cruise to European Bug-In

You’re Invited to Join JK’s Cruise to European Bug-In

JK's Head of Marketing
Published 22 May 2024
Josh Reynolds

A few of the JK Team will be heading over to Chimay, Belgium for European Bug-In 2024, so come and join us on the road!

We’ll be driving from JK HQ in Odiham, Hampshire, down to Folkestone to catch a train across to Calais, then going from there we’ll cruise across towards Dunkirk, down the A25 to Lille, onto the E45, and down to Chimay for European Bug-In.

The plan is to set off from JK HQ at around 08:45 on Thursday 27 June, cross over into France via Eurotunnel at about 12:10, and arrive in Chimay for the show at about 17:30 local time, (16:30 in British Summer Time). 

Here’s a map of our planned route from Calais to Chimay

Here’s where we’ll be and when:

08:30 to 08:45 – Meet at JK HQ

08:45 – Set off from JK HQ together

11:20 – Arrive at Folkestone to catch the 12:10 train across to Calais

Timings from here are in CEST or Central European Summer Time, which is one hour ahead of British Summer Time. 

14:00 to 14:15 – Regroup at Calais

14:15 to 17:30 – Cruise from Calais to Chimay.

Obviously even the best laid plans often go awry, but we’ll be sticking as closely to this schedule as possible!

We’ll have breakdown kits of spare parts for our own vehicles, and we’ll bring spare spares for anyone else who joins us along the way if they end up breaking down.

Where is JK HQ?

Just Kampers is based in the middle of the Hampshire countryside, just outside the village of Odiham and down the road from RAF Odiham.

Our full address is:
Just Kampers,
Unit 1, Stapeley Manor,
Long Lane, Odiham,
Hampshire,
RG29 1JE

What is European Bug-In?

European Bug-In, or EBI, is an incredible VW show held once every two years in the town of Chimany, Belgium.

Usually known for it’s Trappist Brewery, the quiet Belgian town is transformed for the weekend into a drag strip which sees classic Volkswagens run quarter mile races with some seriously impressive times!

As well as drag racing, there’s a Show & Shine competition, swap meet, off-road track, slalom courses, and even a worst in show contest. It’s an excellent weekend in the heart of Europe, which is also pretty easy to get to from the UK.

Click here for more information about European Bug-In 2024.

Chet from the JK Team raced his Beetle down the drag strip at EBI 2022
23 days ago