Tuesday, 30 December 2008

vw caddy on type 1 chassis!

here's something a bit different...

read the full story here..

sprints pre-resto

it was almost a shame to restore these, but a couple were a bit kerbed and one had been hand painted. they'd have made the ultimate rat-ride-rim otherwise!

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

New issue - in the shops 30th December

Subscribers should get it between christmas and new year (subject to postal service problems!). otherwise it'll be in the shops on the 30th Dec - don't miss out!

Kustom Dubwerks

popped in to check out what tim and chez were up to at kustom dubwerks in essex. they had an awesome cabriolet project on the go, with porsche 'box and brakes and a hot IDA motor. looking forward to seeing that one completed in early 2009!

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Guess who?

merry christmas from the Ultra VW crew!

Friday, 12 December 2008

Mosaic tiled Samba!

looking for a Samba with a difference? check this baby out!
currently for sale on Ebay USA at $12000 buy it now - a fraction of the price of a 'painted' samba!

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

bug jam '88

flashback to an old school VW Action

Barbarella and the Black Widow - both well known cars 'back in the day'.
interestingly, if you fitted some smaller wheels/tyres to the front of the black widow, it wouldn't look too out of place at a race meeting today (or Orange County in the 70s!). But, we're loving the widened wings and 'plank' running boards on barbarella - awesome!

Monday, 8 December 2008

oettinger parts for the t25

this is a cool pic of the full oettinger tuning pack for the t25.
note the 6cylinder motor, ex-large fuel tank, rear discs etc.

hot rod ghia, anyone?

we love the hubcaps and the studded grilles!

vw sled

Friday, 5 December 2008

and you thought vws did great wheelies..

check out this vx220 at the recent DAS drag dat at bitburg... that's some air!
ok, he didn't win the race (the vw did!).... but it did look crazy!!

pre-christmas all-day breakfast in essex

stopped by at the Paintbox in Essex to catch up on the local VW gossip and to join their Friday lunchtime café run. There were a few familiar faces there when I arrived, including (left to right) Ben Pascoe (Ultra VW, SSP/Heritage), Mark Dryden (Flatlands Engineering), Bobby and Simon (The Paintbox), 'Pink Si' (Interior Motive) and Louis Newbury (son of Bernard Newbury and renowned DJ!).
Following a full monty breakfast (with everything!), we popped outside to check out pink Si's rather chilly looking daily driver! No heat, no interior panels even and, worse still, no seat covers at all - just bare steel springs. Now that's what I call hardcore!

ok, it's not vw related, but it is interesting!

1959 Opel  Custom 376 mpg - No Sale at $60,100
1959 Opel Custom 376 mpg
Yep, this old barge was capable of 376mpg back in 1959 - makes the new VW eco car, the polo blue motion seem positively rubbish at just 62mpg in 2008!
it's a great read, check it out...

Thursday, 4 December 2008

the finished article

Manxter 2+2
just in case you're not sure what a Manxter is, it's one of these!

Manxter hits the UK

we stopped by at Flatlands Engineering yesterday to check out the UKs first Manxter kits.
Mark Dyden is building the demonstrator as I type this, and I can't wait to see the finished article. If all goes to plan, it promises to be a blast to drive, too!

Monday, 1 December 2008

VW memory stick

here's a cute xmas gift!
VW Memory Sticks
apparently 'The headlights light up when inserted into your computer. Compatible with all computers, and very easy and efficient. Choose from blue Beetle or red/white camper. Size  256 MB'
£19.50 from http://www.pedlars.co.uk/page_1639.html

team Jägerbug - the story so far

as a follow up to the race car build features (and full car feature) in Ultra VW, Nick Pugh and the team have put together this video showing the project from start to finish. Set to Nick's own theme tune, it's a great way to end the season!