No MoTs for 40-year-old classics

Following consultation, the Department for Transport (DfT) has proposed that from 20 May 2018, all 40-year-old classics will be exempt from an annual MoT test. But what will the rule changes likely to mean for classic VW owners?

Winter weather car care

There’s something to be said for the old Boy Scout motto of always being prepared, so here are some useful tips and products to help you with winter weather car care.

6v to 12v VW conversion

With winter on its way, you might want to consider upping the ante by replacing your older 6v electrics with a 12v VW conversion. If you need a boost – here’s what’s involved…

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VW T4 Transporters are one of the most sought after must-have lifestyle vehicles right now. But what makes them so cool, and what’s it like owning one? To find out we sent Eva and Phil from Marketing on a ‘Brighton cruise’ with VW Heritage sales executive, Mark Goldsmith, and his 2001 T4 to discover what … Continued

Traveller Jet: Luxury VW Type 25

We’re all used to seeing posh people carriers laden with gadgets and designed to offer the luxury and ambiance of a gentleman’s club inside. Well, believe it or not, VW was there first with the aptly named Traveller Jet, a styling concept vehicle based on the humble VW Type 25.

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Continuing where the T25 left off, in fact overlapping in production the T4 was an instant favourite. An inline front mounted engine powering the front wheels was the set up of choice for the first commercial to be officially called the Transporter by VW. Being manufactured from 1990 in Germany, Poland and Indonesia, the production spanned … Continued

VW ABS: all you need to know

Most cars from the mid-1990s onwards had an anti-lock braking system fitted as standard. But what is it, how does it work and what commonly goes wrong? We have all the answers about VW ABS systems…

MPG World Champions for sale: VW XL1

Fancy a VW that will return 313mpg while being able to do 0-62mph in under 13 seconds and reach a top speed of nearly 100mph? If you do, you’re in luck because we’ve tracked down three of the 200 VW XL1s made – and they’re all for sale…

Lights out: VW Beetle photoshoot

Let’s take some photos of a VW Beetle in your warehouse, said Nick from NWVT. “We’ll do it in the dark, and I’ll light paint it” he followed. Having seen some previous cars Nick has done like this we had to let him ‘have a go’…..

Know your VW factories: Osnabrück

A three-hour drive west from VW’s HQ at Wolfsburg takes you to Osnabrück – the ‘City of Peace’, a name it adopted in recognition of the fact that the town played host to the signing of the Treaty of Westphalia in the late 17th century. More recently, though, it’s become known for its industry – … Continued