VolksWorld7 min de lecture
Mum’s the WORD
Malcolm speaks for many of us when he says, “I’m pretty good with a spanner, but I can’t do this kind of stuff.” If we were being pedantic, we could pick him up on casually referring to a nut and bolt restoration with more custom touches than his ban
VolksWorld2 min de lecture
Insight: SUBARU SNACKS
There will always be those to whom fitting anything other than a VW engine in a VW will be anathema, but to me a Subaru flat four is the perfect non-VW upgrade. It’s still a boxer configuration, uses a very similar transaxle design and, if you choose
VolksWorld6 min de lecture
The Origin Of Species
There’s an ongoing joke that Porsches are basically Volkswagens, just posher, faster and more expensive ones. Certainly, the very first car to carry Porsche’s 356 model designation was built with a lot of Beetle bits, even if it was mid-engined. To t
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Owner Info
NAME: Paul Knight OCCUPATION: Editor CURRENT CARS: 1968 1300 Beetle 1962 Notchback T4 Karmann Gipsy Slammed T5 Van WORK THIS MONTH: Lock picking, hot wiring and inflating tyres PARTS: Ignition barrel www.heritage partscentre.com RECOVERY: Dan
VolksWorld1 min de lecture
VolksWorld
Editor: Paul Knight Email: volksworld.ed@kelsey.co.uk Art Editor: Andy Saunders Sub Editor: Mike Pye Contributors: Brett Hawksbee, Dokke Sahertian, Mark Walker, Keith Seume, Andrew Thompson, Alex Arredondo, Gordie Woollacott, Martin Wall, Richar
VolksWorld2 min de lecture
Like Father, Like Son
Around five years ago, a friend of a friend mentioned a Beetle that had been locked away for 20-odd years. Of course I said I’m interested, but that was that. The car had come up in conversation a few times since, but I was still surprised to finally
VolksWorld2 min de lecture
Still Doin’ It!
First things first, I’d like to thank all those who took time out to drop us a line, fire over a message or pick up the ’phone to let us know how much they’d enjoyed the last issue. What can I say other than I hope you find this issue as good, if not
VolksWorld3 min de lecture
BRETT HAWKSBEE A Day To Remember
July 5 1987 will live long in the memory for around 4,500 VW owners who made it to Santa Pod for what was then a brand new VW event. Not just because most of them would never have seen an event like it before, but also because, in the words of The Wo
VolksWorld4 min de lecture
Starter Motor
Take advantage of our post-lockdown deals and stay safe by having VolksWorld delivered direct to your door. Not only can you buy a single issue (or back issue) at the normal cover price, with free delivery (UK only, £1 additional charge for internati
VolksWorld2 min de lecture
Letters
Hi, I wanted to share some pictures with you as my dad and I have a 1963 Beetle and 1970 Squareback in matching colours, fully restored by ourselves! I hope you can find space to print some pictures of our VWs in your magazine! Holly Brett via email
VolksWorld7 min de lecture
Tall Order
Richard, or ‘Clem’ to his friends is no stranger to the world of show-quality VWs, and I’m sure he won’t mind me saying his passion for cleaning and detailing is within the realms of being classified an obsessive compulsive disorder of sorts. If you’
VolksWorld1 min de lecture
You sexy Thing
You can’t help noticing how alike all today’s car sales brochures look. Sure, they may be very professional pieces of design, with breathtaking photography and appetite-whetting prose, but how many times do you have to see images of cars driven by Ho
VolksWorld5 min de lecture
Green Candy
During his last trip to Indonesia our ace snapper, Dokke, called to say he’d stumbled across a neat ’66 Bug that sat right, looked the part and featured a bunch of cool accessories. It sounded great and, thanks to the magic of ’phone messaging, he pi
VolksWorld4 min de lecture
Hot rod Heb’
Whoah here Leslie! A slammed ’n’ rimmed Hebmüller? Surely it can’t be a real one, can it?! These things are worth more than some people’s houses, sought after by cognoscenti collectors the world over and you don’t mess with them, you keep ’em stock.
VolksWorld2 min de lecture
Horrible History
We’re heading into the Ultra VW archive for this month’s Old gold feature, remembering the ‘horrible Heb’ that was featured in the August 2007 issue. No one thought it was a real Type 14A Hebmüller when Bob van Heyst of BBT in Belgium turned up at B
VolksWorld6 min de lecture
Too Hot To DROP
It’s funny how some things are just meant to be. Sometimes, it’ll take an age to find the right car, or the right parts to finish a restoration. You spend months scouring all four corners of the world for that elusive part, while other times it’s as
VolksWorld1 min de lecture
Meet Randy
Intrigued by Randy’s juxtaposition of art and VWs we asked him where his influences and inspirations come from. “Growing up, my dad built Baja Beetles and Dune Buggies, and so began my lifelong love for Volkswagens. I’d owned three VWs by age 17, tra
VolksWorld6 min de lecture
The Green Goblin
Prior to buying this, I had owned a succession of cars with a blue oval badge on the front,” Nick tells us. “I loved the cars, and had great fun with them, but about 10 years ago I fell out of love with that scene and wanted to try something new. “
VolksWorld4 min de lecture
Spikes BRING THE SHOW
In March this year the world was left reeling by the Covid-19 pandemic, and consequently we had no option but to postpone The VolksWorld Show (now showing on 3-4 October this year) and prepare ourselves for lockdown. Safety was, of course, a priority
VolksWorld1 min de lecture
VolksWorld
Editor: Paul Knight Email: volksworld.ed@kelsey.co.uk Art Editor: Andy Saunders Sub Editor: Mike Pye Contributors: Brett Hawksbee, Si Grey, Dokke Sahertian, Keith Seume, Stephan Szantai, Bruno Cianci, Bob Gilmore, @egrphcs, James Peene, Mark Wal
VolksWorld5 min de lecture
On The Right Track
Most of the major German toy manufacturers were located in the Nürnberg (Nuremberg) area from the 1930s, and the largest German toy fair, the Internationale Spielwarenmesse, is still held in the city every year. The German firm of Tipp & Company – co
VolksWorld3 min de lecture
Under New Management
Well, where do I begin? Since the last issue of VolksWorld hit the shelves, the world has changed in ways few of us could have predicted or ever imagined possible. The global pandemic has forced us to re-think the way we interact and communicate for
VolksWorld2 min de lecture
Narrow Minded
With the country on lockdown at the time of writing, I find myself saying something no one has ever uttered in the hallowed pages of VolksWorld before, I’m sorry I couldn’t get to Halfords. As a consequence, I haven’t been able to buy the rest of the
VolksWorld6 min de lecture
Starter Motor
It's a sad fact of life that we all come to a point in our lives when we learn of the passing of our heroes. Growing up, we look up to people who inspire us in our endeavours, whether as a role model for a future career or, for those of us into the w
VolksWorld3 min de lecture
BRETT HAWKSBEE Bug Jam An’ All That
If you sense an air of déjà vu whilst reading this page, my message to you is ‘hello, fellow Ultra VW fan, and welcome (back?) to VolksWorld!’ For the benefit of everyone else, I should explain that Paul Knight first invited me to write a column for
VolksWorld2 min de lecture
Your Shout!
Hi, my name is Tatiana Walls and I'm a huge fan of all things VW. My father grew up in a Volkswagen family and I’m proud to say I have inherited the Volkswagen family gene, ha ha! My dad has been a long-time fan of VolksWorld (we have six huge boxes
VolksWorld11 min de lecture
Custom Creams
In 2017 I was helping organise cars for The VolksWorld Show when I received a call from an old friend by the name of Lyndon Creamer. Having featured his supercharged ’56 Oval in Ultra VW some years previous, and having been a fan of the trophy-winnin
VolksWorld5 min de lecture
Local Hero
It’s only when you start looking at the amount of rear-engined, air-cooled coachbuilts that puttered out of the ’50s that you realise the scale of debt the automotive world owes to the creation of Dr. Porsche and Frau Volkswagen. Sure, a great many c
VolksWorld5 min de lecture
Pseudo Samba
49-year old Yudhi is responsible for many wild creations, including a 41-window limo Bus and some amazing one-off Porsche replicas. However, the impressive 1,750m2 Yumos Garage has built quite a reputation in VW circles in recent years for the superb
VolksWorld1 min de lecture
Bodies Beautiful
While converted Campers and Sambas are the backbone of the business, Yudhi Yumos has built some truly outstanding one-off creations in the past. Each year Yudhi reveals at least one (but sometimes two or three) scratch-built projects at the Jogja VW
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