Strong, reliable and actually very easy to work on yourself, the Mk2 Golf is everyone’s old school favourite. So if you’re ready for some weekend spanner spinning, here’s our quickfire guide on how to keep yours in fine fettle…
Month: August 2013
August’s Heretics meet was to be the last one of the year, so we were scheduling “going out with a bang”. After the success of July’s meet with the fabulous Brightlight City our next band Liquid Fuse had some work to do to keep up. But they didn’t disappoint and put on quite a show, even … Continued
VW Heritage MD David Ward and Sales Director Barney Dines went head to head in the AVUS Classic Rally in Berlin this month – they were, in fact, in the same Classic VW team but it didn’t feel like it as they battled it out at this two-day event through the picturesque villages and towns … Continued
We’ve seen people using early VW buses to sell fresh coffee, but cooking and serving lobster rolls? Well, you better believe it because that’s precisely what’s been occurring down at Borough market in London, courtesy of an outfit called Bob’s Lobster.
Get a load of this! Marcos Varlotta from northwest London has created the ultimate Bug by swapping his 1303 Beetle’s original engine, suspension, brakes and interior with bits from a 2002 2.7-litre Porsche Boxster. But that’s not all, he plans to carry out the same hugely impressive feat of engineering prowess to recreate a replica … Continued
The Canary Islands, just off the northwest coast of Africa, doesn’t exactly have a big Dub scene – but that doesn’t prevent Trekker owner Maximiliano Cejas Rodriguez enjoying VW-fuelled life to the full because he’s been buying bits for his car from VW Heritage in equally sunny Sussex.
Gretel, our ’56 single cab pick up, is looking splendid in her new VW Heritage livery, just in time for her first European show debut. But instead of cutting corners and using vinyl transfers, we went to the country’s top signwriters, Prosign, who hand painted them using traditional techniques to give precisely the authentic period look … Continued
Uttoxeter Racecourse played host to another Annual Gathering for the Mk1 Golf Owners Club over the weeknd of 27-28th July. It sounds great, and great it was! I took a trip along to see what goes on, and just how many people still enjoy the first generation Golf.
When Jay Mcgreneghan’s dad suffered a stroke nine years ago leaving him severely disabled, he went in search of a suitable vehicle to take him out for day trips. He spotted a specially converted Mk1 Caddy on eBay which would fit the bill perfectly, but it would need a lot of work… including new bumpers … Continued