Friday, 20 March 2009

Google maps street level photography

Look out Luke Theochari, we've found your workshop on google!
Check out the google pages, which are constanty being updated with new street level imagery. let us know if you can find more VWs in any other street. Outside Terry's Beetle Services in Shirley Gardens are quite a few, including an original Herbie built by Disney!

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take a tour around and check out some of the other rides, too!

fancy building a wartime replica?

or just like the look of blackout light covers?!
repro's are available here
also loads of cool kdf, schwimm and kubel parts (new and used)

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

the james dean porsche 550

probably the most famous 550 ever. bottom pic was taken just days before his untimely death at the wheel of the 'Little Bastard'


Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Richie Webb wheelie action!

Shame Richie Webb lost the clutch on this run, but it must have left an impression on the V8-loving crowd at the famous 'March Meet' at Bakersfield! Way to go, Richie!

Monday, 9 March 2009

UK Cal Look Drag Day!

What are you doing on Sunday May 17th? Nothing? Great! Head for Santa Pod an watch the cream of the UK's Cal Look VWs take to the strip – over 50 of them so far have booked in, including our own resident DKP member, Keith Seume... See you there!

Thursday, 5 March 2009

the fastest builder's truck in the east?

Paul Geary stopped by this afternoon with his T25 truck. what can I say but 'wow, what a neat ride!'. It's running a built 'box (from Bears) with longer 1st and 2nd gears, big porsche brakes all round and, of course, the matching tuned 3.6litre 6-cylinder motor with a RUF chipped ECU.
Oh, did I forget to mention that it's due a nitrous kit anyday soon, too! I'd imagine it must be 250hp ish (over 300 when the gas goes on..), and it sounds just awesome.

On the road it's a real sleeper. mild mannered and easy to drive... until you drop the hammer, that is! What a beast - I really want it!
Apparently it's keeping the ratty outward appearance for real sleeper appeal. watch out for it at a drag strip near you in 2009 ;)

thank god for the torquemeister!

if you don't already have one of these in toolkit, get one! 20lb/ft of torque by hand is multiplied through the gearing enough to undo a rear hub nut. it makes working on brakes a doddle!
it was used twice yesterday - they also work great on flywheel gland nuts, too. i don't know what i'd do without mine

more photoshop madness

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

fun photoshop mods

here's a neat 'photoshopping' from French VW site

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Amazing collection at auction

sadly the auction has closed, but just have a look through the catalogue - it's impressive!

it's hard to believe that so many rare vintage cabriolet's, coachbuilts and early porsche's could come up for sale at one time, clearly a collector's clearout!

DIY parts cleaner!

it's the home dishwasher filled with degreasant granules and modified to accept big parts... such as crankcase halves and cylinder heads - just don't tell the wife!!