Sunday, 30 November 2008


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spotted at the side of the road. note 'hoodride' on the side... perhaps not quite what the hoodride movement had in mind when talking about cool ratty VWs!

the naked racer...

jolly jim warners notchback drag car looks quite bizarre with the flip front and quick release rear panels and doors left in the garage. the car got some very weird looks from passers-by as he blasted out the cobwebs at the weekend.! i'm not quite sure how the law stands on driving cars without doors (!), but luckily it was only a very quick blast before we started to strip the car out for a brief winter overhaul.
watch out for more updates later - we're just waiting for his garage heater to warm up before we dive into a front-end overhaul and (yet another!) engine swap...

a blast from the past

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A nostalgic blast from the past!
this is the original German Car Company catalogue from 'back in the '80s' - note the tuning supplement, too - hi-po advice from 'el ritchie' back in the day!

oh well, it was worth a try..

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we tried fitting some 5-lug sprintstars to the rear of a 356, but they were just way too fat!
it's a real shame as the front end looked good with tucked 4" sprints, but those 'fatty' 6" rears just wouldn't clear the arches (even with relatively narrow 185/70 tyres).
so there you go, if you were thinking (like us!), that a 356 would look cool on sprints, you'll either need a set of skinny rims (and tyres) or some shorter rear axles!

Saturday, 29 November 2008

create your own cut out and keep vw bus!

click here to make yours

pick your colours, print it out then cut and fold to create your very own VW!

Randy Carlson's specials!

every now and then we take a few moments to browse randy carlson's awesome website check it out - there are always a great selection of top quality show and race VWs for sale on the site, as well as a few weird and whacky creations, too. Here are just a few of our favourite 'oddities'...

an all-steel Ford Model T body on a VW chassis... the ultimate volksrod?

and how cool is this safari bus? we're not sure what you'd do with it in the UK, but it'd certainly be cool if you owned a safari park!

and how about this cool Canadian Bug. of course, it's the bug guard that we love the most - were they expecting a swarm of locusts or something?! awesome!

and don't forget all the show quality VWs over there, too. - we just know you'll find your dream VW somewhere on that site!

Keith Seume's new book

log on to to buy Keith Seume's all-new California Look book. If you live in the UK and take out a 12-month subscription to Ultra VW, you'll receive a signed copy of this fabulous book absolutely free! That's a great christmas present ;)

Volkszone forums

if you're looking for some great VW-related banter, technical advice or even cars for sale, you could do far worse than check out our favourite VW forum over at Volkszone.

December 2008 issue out now!

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