Is this the most incredible VW build ever?

That’s the question that’s likely to be on everyone’s lips as they drool over the mega custom Karmann Ghia in these photos. It’s currently up for sale on for a whopping $295,000 – a whole lot of dough for sure, but when you see what’s been done you’ll soon be thinking that’s a price worth paying…

Baja goes overland to Singapore

Fiona Easterby first combined her passion for travel with her love for cars in 2006 when she bought a ‘72 Beetle for £99 and drove it across the Sahara desert on her way from London to Africa as part of a banger challenge for charity! Her latest trip tops that though – she’s driven a … Continued

Take a better pic of your car!

We all like to think of ourselves as budding David Baileys and with the advent of modern digital cameras, the sky’s the limit to what can be achieved when shooting your car or grabbing pics at a show. However, despite the technology, it’s still possible to take a rubbish photo – so here’s FIVE basic … Continued

Far, Spa away!

It might not be that far really (335 miles) but when Laurent and James took off to the Le Bug show, in Belgium, at the wheel of our ’56 Single Cab, it probably felt like quite a mission! 

Santana – the forgotten Dub!

The booted version of the B2 Passat was meant to be Volkswagen’s ‘World Car’. Assembled in Spain, built by Nissan in Japan and produced from kits in China, hopes were high that it would broaden VW’s links around the globe. Sadly, it didn’t quite meet expectations…

Beware new tax disc rules

From October 1 this year, the traditional paper tax disc will cease to exist. So it’s important for all Dubbers to know the new rules to avoid getting lumped with a hefty fine…

First class: Mk1 Golf Show

In 20 years’ time will we be writing a similar story for the Mk4 Golf? Who knows. What we do know is the Mk1 Golf design is over 40 years old and has never been more popular than it is now. Retro is definitely cool, and the Mk1 Golf Owners Club proved that conclusively with … Continued

Factory fresh restorations

We were thrilled to learn that VW has its own commercial vehicle restoration service in Hanover – called ‘Oldtimer’ – which basically takes on everything from mild makeovers to complete, full blown bus restorations. So if you’re in the market for an official ‘factory’ rebuild, this is the place to go…

The origins of Beetle power

It’s difficult but fascinating to unravel the very beginnings of the VW air-cooled lump and some interesting powerplants were investigated before the classic and instantly recognisible flat-four configuration was finally decided upon. Being at the heart of our love affair with air-cooled dubs, we reckon how the engine first came into existence deserved a bit more investigation…