VW Camper van converted into a pub

The VW camper van is a versatile beast, available in all sorts of variants and layouts and used for a wide range of purposes. Caravan holidays, festivals, car boot sales, you na me it, the Camper can do it all. It’s unlikely however, that one has ever been used as a pub before, but that’s(…)

A look back at the Volkswagen 1500 and 1600 Type 3 (1961 – 1973)

How do you follow a classic like the Beetle? VW knew that despite the huge popularity of the iconic car, they would need to have something to replace it at some point. The solution was to broaden the range, giving buyers a more upmarket product to aspire to. Hence, the Type 3 was born. Essentially,(…)

VW denies cartel allegations

VW has been forced to defend itself after allegations were made against the German carmaker accusing it of teaming up with other German car giants to breach EU cartel rules. The company said it was common for car makers to share technical details to help speed up the process of innovation. Despite its rebuttal of(…)

A look back at the Volkswagen Polo Mk1 (1975 – 1981)

Much like the Passat, the Polo was another example of a Volkswagen that started life as an Audi. Disregarding the 1990’s A3 or A2, the first proper small Audi was actually the 50, which was then subsequently rebranded as the Polo in 1976. The car was styled by Bertone and featured all-new EA111 overhead camshaft(…)

A look back at the Volkswagen Corrado (1988 – 1995)

In 1988, Volkswagen rolled out their replacement for the Scirocco, successfully updating the Golf Mk1’s three-door hatchback style and origami like creases in the bodywork. The Corrado was in many ways closely linked to the Golf Mk2, but featured the dashboard of a Passat. The debut edition came complete with a 1781cc engine in 16V(…)

A history of the VW Golf – from Mk1 to Mk7

The VW Golf was the first premium hatchback, and to this day it’s still one of the best you can buy. Launched in 1979, with the Iron Lady still yet to move into Number Ten; forty years has done nothing to dent the Golf’s popular appeal. Currently on its seventh generation, the Golf we know(…)

Top ten tips for driving in urban areas

To say that driving in built-up, urban environments is stressful is to state the obvious. But there are ways to make the experience slightly less horrendous. Follow these top ten tips for driving in town and get yourself home in one piece faster. Expect to be frustrated. It’s unlikely that you’re not going to encounter(…)

VW Microbus to return in EV form

Great news for Volkswagen fans! Speaking at the recent launch of the new Polo compact, Company CEO, Herbert Diess, confirmed that the car-maker is finally to build a new Microbus. This time however, it’s going to be electric. “Emotional cars are very important for the brand. We are selling loads of Beetles still, particularly in(…)

Classic VW Camper to sell for the same price as a new Aston Martin

If you’ve had a spare £90,000 knocking about what would you buy? Normally, if you decided to shell out on a camper van, you’d expect to have a fair amount of change from that sizable sum. Not in this case. This iconic ’Splittie’ is predicted to sell for £90,000 – the same price as a(…)