Ireland’s only Volkswagen street event and largest gathering of Aircooled VWs is back in Loughmore!

Not only have we a new Jumpstart poster, designed by the famous Lemorris in Arizona but this year we have an exclusive Jumpstart sticker which was designed by Dazzla Rock in the UK.

This sticker will be available to everyone who arrives in a VW on the day.

You will see that the chosen charity for 2016 is none other than Barretstown which needs no introduction to everyone on Eircooled. I know that you will support our efforts to raise valuable funds for this amazing charity.

This year we will be no prizes by category, instead we will be doing a Top 10 which means this will be more inclusive for everyone involved. The Top 10 awards are being made as I type this and I know you will love them when you see them.

2016 will also see the first convoy of Northern Beetle Owners Club members making the long journey to Jumpstart so with people driving their VW to Loughmore from Kerry, Cork, Donegal, Belfast and everywhere in between, there really are VW fans in all four corners of Ireland.

I’m very grateful to Rez who once again has volunteered his services for the day and will be playing the soundtrack to your day.

Like last year, there will be camping available for those who would like to enjoy a beverage or two on the Friday night and then on Saturday morning wake up and stroll across to The Cottage for a fry up!

Jon White of VW Spares has once again shown his support by sponsoring prizes and of course, Jon will have a stand on the day so if you’re looking for that small dashboard switch or complete floorpans he’s your man. Why not place your order and collect on the day? To place your order why not go to or call Jon on 0866038449

I cannot finish off without saying a massive thank you to Gritz and Beag of CM Signs for sponsoring Jumpstart once again. They not only sponsor the Jumpstart signs, the directional signs but also the Jumpstart stickers which is a huge deal and I wanted to acknowledge both Brian and Graham for their contribution. They are also part of the Jumpstart team that put this day together so without them, there would be no Jumpstart.

Ooooh, speaking of art, one lucky person will be chosen at random to have their VW featured on next year’s poster design. Stay tuned to find out how your pride & joy can become art!!!!!

There is so much more to tell you but for now I hope you’ll mark this in your calendar and make your way to Loughmore on Saturday April 23rd.

Jumpstart 2015

Jumpstart 2014