Cars & Motorcycles

VolksWorld September 2019

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.

United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
Read More
12 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
welcome to the mag

I am so sick of consumerism. Or, more accurately, the couldn’t-give-a-damn throwaway society that manufacturers have got us all accustomed to living in these days. And no, it’s not something that’s suddenly come on overnight. It’s been playing heavily on my mind since we started having a clear out in advance of a house move in spring. All those trips to the dump made me realise just how much stuff – usually good stuff – we end up simply throwing away. The final agonising knee in the groin though came last week following the purchase of a new fridge freezer. It wasn’t cheap. Yet a month down the road the thermostat’s started playing up. Someone’s supposedly coming to fit a replacement part. It’s barely out of its packaging for Christ’s sake…

1 min.
get them in the diary

July Bug Jam 33 Date: 26-28 July 2019 Location: Santa Pod Raceway Contact: www.bugjam.co.uk Old Friends Air-Cooled Only Show Date: 28 July 2019 Location: Chippenham Rugby Club Contact: see Facebook site August Kent VW Festival Date: 2-4 Aug 2019 Location: A2, near Dover (CT15 5AH) Contact: www.kentvwfestival.com Coffee, Cakes & Car – Harry Harpics Open Day Date: 4 Aug 2019 Location: Ashingdon, Essex SS4 3LW Contact: www.harryharpics.com Tatton Park Date: 4 Aug 2019 Location: Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire Contact: www.vwnw.co.uk VW Festival Date: 9-11 Aug 2019 Location: Harewood House, Leeds Contact: www.vwfestival.co.uk Le Bug Show Date: 10-11 Aug 2019 Location: Circuit Spa Francorchamps, Belgium Contact: www.vwbugshow.be Viva Skeg Vegas Date: 16-18 Aug 2019 Location: Revesby, Lincs Contact: www.vivaskegvegasvw.co.uk Run a show? Why not tell us about it? email VolksWorld.ed@ kelsey.co.uk…

1 min.
calling all notchbacks!

Matt Hussey and Danny Lord have decided to resurrect the International Notchback Register from the '80s and '90s but this time as a Facebook page. The group is for owners and admirers of the VW Type 3 Notchback from 1961 to '73. Said the duo: "Our aim is to get as many Notches still remaining registered on this group and we are encouraging members to post pictures of their rides and projects, their stories and any technical info/ brochures/publicity photos they may have. In fact if it's Notchback related, we'd love to see it." The Register already has members from across the globe and has celebrated its first official gathering at Stanford Hall with nine members displaying their Notches. So if you have a Notch, or just love Type 3s…

1 min.
reinventing the wheel

Adrian Breeze from Somerset-based Profile Panels has been repairing and restoring vintage and classic vehicles since the late '80s. Now he's encouraging others to learn a raft of traditional craft panel beating skills by offering English Wheeling courses. Said Adrian: "I know of quite a few people who have bought an English Wheel but don’t know how to use it. Others are curious, or want to try a wheeling machine to see if this kind of work suits them. There is no shortage of work in this industry but the number of people who know how to use these machines is dwindling. Whether you are a hobbyist working on your own projects at home or are considering craft panel beating as a career, our courses will help you learn the fundamental principles…

1 min.
jk finance

After 30 years in the VW scene and as dedicated VW owners themselves, Just Kampers has become aware of a need for dedicated VW finance. As such, they’re now offering their own range of services with fairness, recognition of what vehicles you want to buy – and what you want to do with them – being their key objectives. While finance products currently available have typically been laden with hidden fees, excessive terms and conditions, and high APR interest rates, Just Kampers Finance has addressed these issues and offers a range of financial products specially designed to meet an individual customer’s needs. Whether it’s buying an air-cooled VW from a dealer or private seller; undertaking a dream conversion; or restoring a classic to its former glory there’s now likely to be…

1 min.
latest stuff

DISH IT OUT From: www.aircooled accessories.com Price: £400 Following the iconic design of the Porsche 911 / 912 steering wheel, Aircooled Accessories has manufactured these 16.5in diameter wheels featuring a mahogany wood rim with black inlay. The wheels aren't flat, they've been specially dished so they sit at the perfect height. Meanwhile, the horn push has been produced with the same Wolfsburg logos as on vintage stock steering wheels but encased in billet aluminium so it sits perfectly with the wheel. The price includes the wheel, boss, Wolfsburg horn push and all the necessary hardware to fit it.…