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VolksWorld

June 2021
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VolksWorld is Britain's best-selling magazine dedicated to the whole air-cooled VW scene and a must-buy for all fans of the legendary vehicles, particularly the iconic Beetle. VolksWorld takes pride in going to extraordinary lengths to bring its readers the most outstanding and fascinating features packed full of the very best photography and information that cannot be found anywhere else.

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United Kingdom
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
Kelsey Publishing Group
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3 Min.
be prepared…

As I type this, the UK has started to open up and, whilst I enjoy a pub as much as the next guy, it’s the prospect of getting out in my Camper that appeals most right now. In fact, as soon as this is finished, I’ll be packing my Van and heading off for my first weekend away in seven months. In previous years, I’ve spent literally every weekend from April to October travelling around the UK and Europe, living in either the big ol’ Karmann Gipsy luxo-’Wagen at the larger, family weekenders or, if I’m on my own, in the smaller, faster (much faster!) T5 tin top. As a result, I clock up around 10-15,000 miles a year behind the wheels of them. To put that into some kind of perspective,…

4 Min.
starter motor

Email your news, thoughts, opinions and products to VolksWorld.ed@kelsey.co.uk Dizzy rascal Here’s a neat item for those keen on fine tuning their VW engines. Fresh from Dutch company, 123 Ignition, is the programmable Tune+ -4-R-V distributor, which features Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to hook up to a laptop or mobile device (via a dedicated app) and adjust the ignition curve remotely. The electronic dashboard app includes a digital rev counter, soft rev limiter, advance curve mapping, boost retard and even an anti-theft system via a PIN code. Find out more at www.123ignition.com For those interested in the features available via the app, there’s a downloadable manual here: https://123ignition.com/manuals/123manual_TUNEPLUS.pdf Show down While there is definitely now light at the end of what has been a very long tunnel, the ongoing Covid situation has meant we had no choice…

1 Min.
your shout!

Half-century Ghia I’ve enclosed a few pics of my ’71 Ghia, a Californian import with a lot of original paint, which was supplied by Pete Morley at Californian Classics. It came complete with its original US licence plate, full service history and a rare, dealer-fitted air conditioning kit (although I have removed some of the kit recently in order to fit twin carbs). The coupe is now lowered ’n’ narrowed and fitted with a set of staggered four-lug Sprint Stars, while the original motor has been updated with a pair of Weber 40IDF carburettors and an NOS Kadron dual quiet pack exhaust. The interior is original, albeit upgraded with a Formula steering wheel, an 8-track player and a handfull of original EMPI accessories. It may not be the fastest, or lowest Ghia out there,…

6 Min.
hello, vocho!

When you think of Mexico, what springs to mind? Tequila, mariachis and Volkswagens for a start, right? Growing up in Guadalajara, Jalisco these things just represent normal life for Adrián Plascencia, owner and builder of this ’57 Oval. “I wasn’t actually interested in VWs much until I travelled to Mexico City, where the vocho is a common taxi used all over the city,” says Adrián. Vocho being Mexican slang for the Beetle, in case you didn’t know. Consequently, when he turned 17, he bought his own vocho, whilst working hard and saving to get the car fixed up. Unfortunately, he was later forced to sell it to release some funds and it wasn’t until a few years later, after relocating to San Francisco, that he was back in the market for…

2 Min.
realappeal

Very few people will ever be in a position to become intimate with a Dannenhauer & Stauss (D&S for short) coachbuilt of their own so, as we have Edwin Jesper’s magnificent recreation over on p62 of this issue, we thought it timely to take a look back at a stock one that was featured in the October 2011 issue of Ultra VW. The 1953 model belongs to VW coachbuilt aficionado, Siegbert Holtermüller of Germany, and was found at the turn of the century in a rusty, accident damaged state. For those who may be unaware, the big difference between a D&S and most of the other VW-based coachbuilts of the 1950s is they were steel bodied, not made from aluminium. To complicate matters further, the main D&S body structures comprise multiple formed…

3 Min.
it’s alive!

I am delighted to be able to report that the Durachrome Bug is safe and well, now in the hands of Dru Jaxon in Bend, Oregon. As stated in Old gold in our April issue, the car did indeed end up in The Beaver State, initially fitted with a 383ci small block Chevy, painted light blue and re-named ‘The mouse that roared’. The tale of it being used on the street also appears to be true as the car’s next owner, Kenny Clouse, told Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor in 2017 that he installed a blown small block, lights and registered it as a Volkswagen-based buggy, racing it “at the midnight drags” (slang for on the street). Clouse later sold it, and it remained in Oregon, but he bought it back…