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The automotive industry is always evolving, with manufacturers unveiling ever-more advanced vehicles and showcasing models and features around the globe. Volkswagen is no different to any other manufacturer in the respect that its engineers and design teams continue to push the boundaries of passenger and commercial vehicle development. However, staying on top of all the latest news isn’t easy.

As such, we at Hadwins Volkswagen are delighted to bring you all the key news and events from both the manufacturer and our own Lake District-based dealership. We’ll bring you the top stories relating to the brand, as well as detail our involvement in the local community, special events, vehicle, launches, promotional activity, and much more.

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17th September

In April of this year, our supported dressage rider Melanie Turner offered a training bursary to a junior member of The Lakes Riding Club, a club we’ve had long association with.

Melanie was a proud member of the club and enjoyed huge success competing on the teams for them, then went on to be a Committee Member before leaving the area to work away. With the club helping to start her competition career, Melanie felt it was important to give something back to the members. The chosen member was Catherine Bloom, who received the training bursary consisting of 12 lessons from Melanie along with the opportunity to regularly visit Melanie’s yard and watch her team of dressage horses training.

Steve Ellwood (Sales Manager, Lake District Audi) went along before one of Catherine’s lessons to present her with a rug that that we’re delighted to have sponsored.

Huge thank you to Melanie, and best of luck to Catherine throughout her continued training!


7th August

Melanie Turner, Freelance Dressage instructor, previously Yard Manager for International trainers and riders, Ian and Tracy Woodhead, is now running my own training and teaching business in Lindale, Cumbria. A former World Class Pathway Squad member for British Dressage, Melanie has an exiting team of younger horses to train and compete with the long term aim of riding internationally at Grand Prix.

This horse is Frasier FST, an 8yr old British Bred Hanoverian gelding. He was bred by FST sport horses in Wales and bought when he was 12 weeks old. He was graded as an elite foal and then was crowned U.K. National Champion foal for his breed society in 2011. He has had limited mileage competing but when campaigned for a National Championship he successfully qualified for Winter National Dressage Championships in 2017. He is now working happily towards Prix St George at home.

Melanie and Frasier headed to Nantwich on Saturday 3rd August to compete at Advanced Medium, and in Frasier's first Advanced test which, incorporates all the Prix St George work with less intensity. They had a successful day with a win in both classes, showing plenty of promise for the future.

11th July

The annual Allithwaite Carnival is an event we look forward to every year, and this year’s was one to remember!

This little girl certainly enjoyed it, did you spot any of our cars?


17th July

Congratulations to PGA Professional, Nick Lowe (right), collecting his new car from Stephen Ellwood (Lake District Audi Sales Manager, left).

We’ve loved every minute of our sponsorship of Grange-over-Sands Golf Club so far, and look forward to our continued partnership. Enjoy your new car, Nick!


17th June

We were delighted to attend the Cumbriavag ‘Show and Shine’ Festival at Westmorland County Showground this weekend. With hundreds of cars on show, our team certainly enjoyed it and we hope you did too!

Did you get chance to take a look at our 3 showpiece vehicles, the Golf R, Up! GTI and our T28 Panel Van?


17th May

We welcomed over 70 golfers to Grange-over-Sands Golf Club today. We're delighted to be sponsoring the Club in their Centenary year and they were the perfect hosts to our first Hadwins Invitational Golf Day.

Playing in four ball's under Stableford Rules, our prize winners were:

  • 1st Gillian Wells with 38 points
  • 2nd Andrew Troughton with 36 points
  • 3rd Nick Matthews with 36 points (after card playoff)
  • Nearest the Pin on the 8th Gents: Phil Rhodes
  • Nearest the Pin on the 8th Ladies: Christine Blake
  • Longest Drive on the 18th Gents: Dale Kin-Cleaves
  • Longest Drive on the 18th Ladies: Shelley Savesi
  • PAR 3'd Only Stableford Competition: Tony Clare with 12 points and card count back
  • Royal Troon Simulator Challenge: Oliver Wilson 5' from the pin

We also witnessed Stephen Wilson achieve his first ever hole-in-one on the 2nd which was a very special moment. Many congratulations to him.

Our Audi Head of Business Paul Crewdson was delighted to make the awards and we admire all those who put themselves through the pain of playing Golf! We hope to welcome more guests to our Invitational in 2020.


23rd April

It may not have been the finish they hoped for, but what a terrific season for Ulverston Rangers U12s!

Ulverston took home runners up medals after defeat to Dalton U12s at Holker Street Ground (home of Barrow AFC) in the Barrow & District Football League Cup Final. A great achievement to reach the final and not only that, Ulverston finished 2nd in the League.

We’re all extremely proud of you, and we can’t wait to see you go one step further next season with winning trophies!


13th April

Huge congratulations to Swarthmoor Under 7s football team who on Saturday came 3rd out of 8 teams in a tournament that took place in Kendal.

A brilliant performance by everyone involved!


23rd March

Grange Over Sands Golf Club is celebrating its Centenary Year in 2019 and Hadwins Motor Group are delighted to be supporting the Club. With Hadwins Volkswagen & Lake District Audi flags around the course, an exciting event coming soon (more details to follow), plus fantastic all year round benefits to our customers, we’re excited to be working with the team at Grange GC.

Today’s Captain’s Drive In saw the opening of the season and Club Captain David Bushell tee’d off in style in period dress with a historical Club and ball. Fantastic!

Stephen is pictured with David and Grange’s Lady Captain Pauline Smith. Pauline will be hosting her Captains Drive In on Thursday 4th April.

Here’s to a fantastic anniversary year Grange GC!


15th March

Bateman Cup winners for the fifth time in a row!

Last Friday saw the return of the annual 11 a-side football match between ourselves and Lake District Audi, and we certainly had the upper hand. Our team ran away with it in a 10-4 victory, making it 5 out of 5 since the cup started in 2012.

Let’s make it six on the bounce next year!


6th March 2019

Check out the new 100% electric Volkswagen I.D. BUGGY at the Geneva International Motor Show.


6th March 2019

Introducing the new high-performance Volkswagen T-Roc R, unveiled yesterday at the Geneva International Motor Show.

22nd January 2019

We’re delighted to have been named in the Top 50 Volkswagen Dealerships in the UK for 2018!

Awarded for our impressive performance in new cars sales, parts & accessories, along with customer satisfaction, this incredible achievement is testament to the hard work we put into everything we do. And we’re determined to maintain our success in 2019!

11th November 2018

Today, Hadwins Volkswagen remembers those who made the ultimate sacrifice. We will remember them.


13th November 2018

Take over the night in confidence with the stylish T-Roc. Now available with £1,000 towards your deposit. 5.5% APR Representative.

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