Arriving at the autódromo internacional algarve (AIA) on 26th October for the last race of the season, VW Heritage supported driver Joao, was competing in the CNCC Historic Portuguese Championship, in his legendary Karmann Ghia race car.
There’s drag strips up and down the country echoing with the sound of screaming VW engines, with owners putting their cars and their drag racing techniques to the test. If you fancy having a go VW drag racing, here’s what you need to know…
Billy Monger, the teenage racer who had to have both legs amputated following a high-speed collision at Donnington Park earlier this year, is back behind the wheel – in a Fun Cup endurance racer ‘Beetle’…
It’s all well and good splashing out on stiffer springs, coilovers, beefier anti-roll bars and various support braces to firm up you car’s ride and get it sitting how you want. But if you don’t get your weight distribution even it won’t handle as well as it could, and it will be rubbish on the … Continued
Once they’ve enjoyed their time in the spotlight, typically old one make race cars are carted off to an industrial estate somewhere, abandoned, then eventually broken for spares. Then, what’s left of them ends up being munched down and re-cycled for home insulation. But incredibly, this historic VR6 Vento has managed to buck the trend…
There’s nothing better than being behind the wheel of an older Volkswagen, we all know that. But if you’re keen to push the envelope a bit further by entering into some form of competition, then there’s a whole world of extra fun waiting for you to experience. Some events are free, some involve a small … Continued
We have been supplying parts to João now for a couple of years helping him with his Karmann Ghia track car that he runs in the Historic Endurance race series in Portugal. The series races over 7 different tracks in Portugal, Spain, Belgium and France.
Strict tax rules, which effectively limited the sale of foreign products in Brazil, resulted in the emergence of a number of beautiful and often bizarre home-grown sports car creations during the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Few survive, and even fewer exist in Europe, which means this sleek looking Ventura, which recently sold on ebay, provided … Continued
We’ve seen Beetle engines in bikes, the most famous of which being the one built by hot-rod legend Von Dutch based on a 1942 Harley-Davidson XA. But a bike engine Beetle?
A recent interview by BBC’s TopGear has revealed that 40 years ago, VW really weren’t interested in producing a ‘hot’ Golf. In fact, the whole concept was positively discouraged!