Saturday, 29 August 2009


All you need to do to win this Air Speed 1641cc Type 1 engine is answer the following multiple-choice questions and explain in 20 words, or less, why you need a new engine for your VW!
> 1. What torque figure were our connecting rod nuts torqued to? a) 32ft lbs, b) 15ft lbs, c) 300ft lbs
> 2. What diameter are our 1641cc barrels and pistons? a) 85.5mm, b) 94mm, c) 87mm
> 3. What did we set our valve clearances to? a) 0.06in, b) 0.006in, c)06.00in
> 4. What will you find an image of on the Air Speed homepage? a) a Camper b) an engine c) the Air Speed premises
You can e-mail your answers, tie-breaker and full contact details to or post your answers on a postcard to Airspeed Competition, Ultra VW Magazine, CHPublications Ltd, Nimax House, 20 Ullswater Crescent, Ullswater Business Park, Coulsdon, Surrey CR5 2HR

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

New caravelle announced

what do you think? we quite like the new 'scirocco-style' look!

Monday, 17 August 2009

how long before we see an 8-second floorpan bug!

Tor Øyvind Skinnes Turbobeetle doing 9.03 @ 1/4 mile at this weekend's SCC drag meeting at Gardermoen raceway, Norway. This makes it the Worlds fastest street legal, floorpan Beetle! Apparently he ran 9.01 the following day... just amazing!

Wednesday, 12 August 2009


How neat is this? It's a Karmann Colorado RS - a factory, built 340bhp Camper! It's also the world's fastest motorhome.. si a bit quicker than your average Bay!!!
you can this factory-built beauty, just click here