10 time-honoured VW accessories

We’re always looking for new ways to spoil our Volkswagens, but it’s funny how VW accessories of old still remain popular today. Here’s 10 accessories that have their roots in the past but still have relevance now… 1.VW Toolkits What use would an accessories brochure be without a toolkit? They were first offered in the … Continued

Know your VW factories: Wolfsburg

VW production has taken place at a variety of different manufacturing plants around the world, but Germany is where it all started. So as we kick off a new series looking at what models were made where and from what dates – it’s only right that we begin with the once war torn Wolfsburg site…

VW accessories: are they legal?

It’s great fun buying and fitting VW accessories, but where do you stand with the legalities when it comes to window tinting, stretching tyres and bolting rusty oil cans to your roof rack? Here’s some pointers…

VW’s V5 and VR6 engines

Admired for both their throaty, wholly addictive exhaust note and performance, Volkswagen’s VR6 and later V5 were hot news when they appeared in the late ‘80s. But what does the VR stand for, what’s meant by a ‘narrow angle’ engine and what were these two very distinctive powerplant’s key features? We’ve got the answers…

How to start VW drag racing

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…

Malaysia to Hannover and back – via VW Heritage!

At the beginning of March, five Volkswagen enthusiasts left their homeland in Malaysia in three Buses and a Beetle. Their destination, two continents and 20,000km away being the Transporter production line in Hannover, Germany. It’s incredible then, having taken three months to successfully complete their trip, they travelled across the Channel to see us at … Continued

VW diesel engine history

Diesels have come in for a fair bit of flack recently, with VW hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons. But pioneering French manufacturers aside, it’s important to recognise that Volkswagen has also been responsible for some of the most important diesel engine innovations in the past few decades. Here’s a quick summary of … Continued

New categories for write-offs

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has announced new categories for written-off cars, with the current Category C and Category D classifications being replaced by new ones from October 1.

What is a G-Lader?

Volkswagen’s supercharger gave cars like the Polo G40 and Corrado G60 a massive leg up in the performance car stakes back in the early 1990s. But when other manufacturers were using turbos, why did VW choose the G-Lader instead?