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Performance VW June 2021

If you're in to modified VWs then you need to be into Performance VW, the only publication that delivers hardcore VW junkies a guaranteed Dub hit on a monthly basis. Performance VW has been at the forefront of modified Volkswagens for over a decade now and has been instrumental in shaping the scene into the most innovative of its kind. It really is the only magazine that caters for true Dub enthusiasts. Whether you're after debuts on the world's fastest, finest and most fun VAG metal, or simply want inspiration from the quirkiest daily drivers, then there is only one place to be: PVW Magazine.

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United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
$7.48(Incl. tax)
$56.86(Incl. tax)
13 Issues

in this issue

2 min
badly dubbed

Well, we’ve got another cracking issue for you this month, with a host of exclusive feature cars gracing the cover and Kyle Wilinsky’s bonkers Mk3 (p8) bagging the hot spot. This is the second time Kyle’s car has graced these pages, but we’re sure you’ll understand why, once you read about all the changes he’s made to this stunning creation. Next up we have a pair of Caddy vans that couldn’t be more different if they tried. First is a classic Mk1 pickup (p26) with a custom ABF 16v conversion, the second a bagged 2k van (p62) which many, including us, will class as possibly the ultimate, usable workhorse! If its true Performance VWs you long for, then the 400bhp Corrado 1.8T from Finland (p54), should be right up your street.…

13 min
the mk3 of theseus

For many owners, seeing their hard work spread over the glossy pages of this mag marks the pinnacle for its progress. Sure, some changes are inevitable; a project car is never done, right? But there has to be some significant surgery for us to consider a revisit for our readership. While Kyle Wilinsky doesn’t possess a medical degree allowing him to slice and dice a live person, a panel of experts would be hard pressed to distinguish his MK3 in its current state to its previous life as a PVW page turner. “I’ve owned this car for about 11 years now,” Kyle informs us. “This car was previously featured in the July 2016 issue, although looking at that issue and the car’s current state you would never know they have the same…

1 min
baf motorsport k-brace

These pretty K-Braces from BA\F Motorsport don’t just look the part but they also stiffen up the back end of your car as well. Available for a number of VAG applications including the Mk7 Golf (2013-2020), the Audi A3/S3/RS3 8P (2005-2012) and Mk3 SEAT Leon 5F (2014-2020), they’re available in a number of colours (or bare metal) and priced very reasonably at £129.99. The guys at BAF told us they do carry some stock, but you may need to allow up to 21 working days lead time and holes will need to be drilled in your car to fix the brace in correctly. While a fitting kit is provided, the guys can fit the braces for you and prices for this service start at just £50. For more details and…

8 min
what's new

Got a product, service or offer you want our readers to know about? Email: pvw.ed@kelsey.co.uk with all the details and we’ll make it happen I’M A MODEL You may not be aware (that’s why we’re here - Ed) but MIY MINI MODELS has been producing custom scale models of individual’s own project cars for the best part of 20 years. Based in Romania, founder Eddy has a vast experience in modifying die-cast/resin models and manufacturing parts in high quality 3D print to match customer’s own unique cars. MMM specialises in a wide range of professional services such as commissioned jobs, 3D printed plug&play parts and tailor made 3D printed accessories for your models and pretty much anything related to mainly 1/18 scale models. Eddy tells us that he only uses the best materials…

9 min
phirm friendships

Why cars?’ is a huge question. Often people struggle answer but for 47 year-old professional Gardiner, Phil King, who hails from Ash near Aldershot, it’s in the blood. He enthused that at 90 his father still lovingly enjoys the all-original Austin A35 that his grandfather bought new in 1958. Phil attends local classic shows with mum and dad, Terry and Eric, and further afield events with VW loving sister, Beverly and brother-in-law, Ed. Partner, Lisa sometimes comes along for a day out but a permanent fixture is 14 year-old son, Oliver who is set, one day, to inherit the gorgeous Mk1 Caddy that adorns these pages. A proper family affair. Phil explained that growing up as a child in the 1980s shaped his automotive taste: “I loved the Nissan pickups and…

1 min
bespoke inlet manifold

Phil explained that his absolute favourite modification on the car is the heavily reworked but OEM-looking inlet manifold. “I’ve had so many people stop and stare at it and try and work out what it’s from,” laughs Phil. The 2.0 ABF conversion is a tried and tested means to a rev-happy 150bhp as standard, but the inlet manifold in its factory position exits awkwardly close to the driver’s side suspension turret once it is re-housed in the Caddy/Mk1 platform. Always up for a challenge and ever the perfectionist, Tim Saunders takes up the story: “To achieve the requisite position, the stock item had to essentially be turned upside down and moved from back to front. I wanted to retain the idle stabilisation valve and breathing system under the unit as…