Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Retro Custom Are Expanding!

The guys at Retro Custom have been in touch to let us know they are fighting the recession head on, and are actually busier than ever right now!

As a result they have a couple of openings for keen and experienced individuals within their busy workshop;
-If you are a proficient welder/fabricator, and can work to the highest standards carrying out repairs 'as factory' they would like to hear from you.
-Similarly, if you know the workings of aircooled VW's like the back of your hand then their opening for an experienced service engineer/mechanic
could be the perfect role for you!

For both roles the successful candidate will be an enthusiastic person who is passionate about classic Volkswagens, has a 'can do' attitude, and a
real eye for attention to detail.

CV's are invited to be sent to

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Check out the ULTRA VW cylinder head porting guide

this is just a sample of the great technical info you'll find in Ultra VW Magazine. Subscribe today!

Friday, 25 September 2009

crazy high-rise vw in belgium!

we just found this on youtube.. it's crazy!
..quote ,'...this 1965-66 Splitscreen VW Kombi Bulli was re-build in 1976-77 for use on a tobacco farm in Belgium, NOT an Offroad as in 4x4, Bigfoot or sandraces, but a home made tractor!! all suspension, engine (6 volt 1500), gearbox, wheels are still the original VW !! ...used untill summer 2006... now driven again a few weeks ago... weird feeling, can't describe it!!'

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

We didn't have to wait too long!

just a few weeks ago we posted 'how long before we see an 8-second floorpan Bug'... well, it wasn't a long wait!
Congratulations to Tor Øyvind Skinnes on his recent 8-second pass at Kjula raceway in Sweden - just unbelievable!
His best time of the day was 8.60 sec, with a 1.30 sec 60ft and a terminal speed of 161mph!

This car still runs a conventional H pattern gear shift, pump gas and DOT tires. Apparently 'there's more to come', which is even more amazing!

We don't have a clip of the actual pass (yet) but here's another clip from last year. it really shows what this thing can do..

Thursday, 17 September 2009



Wellington Country Park, Sunday 20th September 2009

mark the date in your diary – it's a great family event and we'd love to see you there.
Traders should contact to book a plot. Advertisers get FREE trade spots, so don't miss out!
Swap meet stalls are also FREE - simply ask for the swap meet area when you arrive, and make sure you get there early!!

Monday, 7 September 2009

congratulations russ!

Russ Fellows turned out an awesome 9.3 second pass in his road legal (yes, really a proper road car!) Bug at VW Action this past weekend. Will we see an 8 at the Euro Finals at Santa Pod this coming weekend... watch this space!!

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

12.02 second Bay window in the UK!

Congratulation to Paul Hamilton of VSM fame who managed an amazing 12.0 pass at York Raceway this past weekend. More amazing is that he drove his Bay window panel van to and from the event! With 500+bhp on tap, that's one wild, turbocharged Type 2!
Watch out for more soon - that was only the 2nd run.. this van has World-record breaking potential!!

clips commandeered from Kevdonlon of vzi! many thanks!