Ben Pon Barndoor Extravaganza

If you have a penchant for the earliest of Splitscreen vans, then the name Ben Pon will mean something to you. He was a Dutch VW importer and is credited for producing the first sketches of the VW Van on 23rd April 1947. His Dealership in Amersfoort in the Netherlands became the first Volkswagen dealership … Continued

Spend your pension on a Bus!

Pensions minister Steve Webb caused uproar recently when he defended the right of pensioners to spend their money on a Lamborghini if they so wished, following a rule change in the Budget. But with the average ‘pensions pot’ only being in the region of £25,000 – we’re thinking he’s missing a trick or two…

Wood you believe it?

Check out this custom Beetle made up of 20,000 pieces of hand-crafted slices of oak, meticulously built on the chassis of a 1975 Bug. With help from his wife it took its creator, 57-year old Momir Bojic, a grueling 18 months to build…

Fire at VW Heritage

It was a bad day at VW Heritage yesterday as over 50 staff were evacuated from our building in Burgess Hill, standing well away while we watched flames engulf our T25 Caravelle, before the Fire Brigade had arrived it had spread to claim 4 others and damage a couple more.

Better in a Jetta? Time will tell!

Allow us to introduce you to the latest member of the VW Heritage fleet. (Technically it’s not, having been lurking in the shadows for a number of years, but the time has now come for the spotlight to shine in its general direction and something is being done about it). It is a 1981, Polish … Continued

Big Bang bonanza!

We’re always up for friendly family VW meets – and Santa Pod’s recent Big Bang event had just the right mix of laid back camping frolics, general partying, displays of cars and drag strip shenanigans – plus a rather unusual ‘human powered’ race along the famous Santa Pod quarter mile. Our Anna Richardson went along … Continued

Do the hokey-Volky!

VW’s AutoMuseum in Wolfsburg is truly phenomenal and well worth a visit. But if you’ve been and are looking for your next fix of Volkswagen nostalgia, check out Volkyland in Puerto Rico – and maybe grab yourself a beach holiday at the same time…

Picture this!

Historically, VWs, and foreign cars in general for that matter, were viewed with suspicion in the UK. How times have changed! Car buyers were slowly won over by a handful of trendsetters who put their faith in the first ‘strange German cars’ and started driving around in Beetles, Variants and early buses. One such pioneer … Continued

We meet Bruce Meyers!

We were lucky enough to spend some time in the company of Buggy legend Bruce Meyers at the Volksworld show. In the 50th year of the Beach Buggy, we were keen to find out what it’s like to be the founding father behind this amazing, creative corner of the VW scene. Over to you Megan…

Golf – 40 years young!

In case you’ve been living under a rock somewhere or your head’s been welded to the floorpan of a rusty Dub, you’ll know that the Golf celebrates its 40th birthday this year. Yep, that’s right – the water-pumping newcomer, the most successful European car of all time with over 30 million sold, has reached the … Continued