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What's in your Volks garage (or your favourite VW)?
89 T3 Caravelle, 08 R32 Golf, 10 Jetta Highline, 04 Polo
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1972 Karmann Beetle Cabriolet

1989 T3 Caravelle (The Peace Keeper)

1999 T4 Transporter

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The Passing of a Legend - Bill Moore

Posted on March 29, 2014 at 9:36 10 Comments

Sadly Bill Moore, affectionately known as Country Buggy Bill, one of the founders of Volks Culture and all round great guy, passed away last Saturday evening. He was at home in Nowra and surrounded by family and friends.

Bill was always the dependable voice of reason, quick witted and a real pleasure to spend time with. He was a great friend.…

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UN T3 - Engine Rebuild Complete!

Posted on November 11, 2012 at 20:53 6 Comments

Today, after a year off the road for one reason and another, I finally got my T3 back after a full top end overhaul. Being the South African JT3000 model, it is fitted with a 3l V6 and the overhaul included:

  • new lifters
  • Lifter faces re-profiled to suit cam lobes
  • new valve springs
  • new valve retainers & collettes
  • new intake/exhaust valves
  • heads have been ported and polished
  • custom cam shaft grind
  • new timing…
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Bay Camper - New cabinet mounted

Posted on September 14, 2012 at 14:12 4 Comments

Another BIG Volks Culture cruise

Posted on August 26, 2012 at 15:30 10 Comments

I was reading the paper and came across the ten best drives in Australia which gave me the inspiration for what will be a fantastic cruise for early next year. Many of you came on The Big Blue cruise to the Blue Mountains in January. Make way for The Big Snowy, cruise to the Snowy Mountains in January 2013 - weekend of 26-27. …

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Bay Camper - New cabinet is finished

Posted on August 26, 2012 at 14:50 0 Comments

Tony Darbishire from Kombi Cabinets has just finished building a new slimline cabinet for my bus. It includes space to mount my TV arm and adjustable shelving for storage flexibility.…

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At 16:47 on January 26, 2014, vwpizza said…
Gday Ash,
Nice to meet you to,trying to get it ready for Valla but there is a lot more work then first planned..
At 23:03 on April 18, 2013, Mike Darcy said…

When i was a young bloke back in the 70's as an apprentice motorbike tech i got hooked on VW'S & Porsches inbetween Dragbike Racing back home in Sydney. I have a couple of streetbikes as well ( suzuki gsx1400 naked & a Triumph t595 955cc Daytona sportsbike although one of these will have to go shortly to further my Oval's progress ( 55 Oval on a 70IRS pan, EJ20 inj & a few other mods. After not being around VW's virtually for a few decades its inspiring to see that the VW community has grown signifently. thanks for the welcome.

At 19:59 on September 8, 2012, tony darbyshire said…

hi ash have you recieved and installed your cabinet and table top and new handle,s ? tony

At 22:22 on July 23, 2012, Ronesh Barathlall said…
Thnx ash.. I come from South Africa, which has a great love for VW's, I just picked my gti up last week. I wanted a r32.
At 11:37 on June 27, 2012, Dennis Hepworth said…

Thank you for the welcome Ash.. yes this is a very lovely area of British Columbia.

I've owned the 63 Beetle for 41/2 years now and did  the restro myself. It's a lot of fun and enjoying it in my late years. 

You have a great site and lots of wonderful VW's here. 

At 14:52 on May 26, 2012, Charles Muccia said…

Thanks Ash! I've been out of the VW scene for way too long! Really looking forward to getting my Westy on the road so I can get back into the fun. Great site you've got here!

At 14:38 on February 2, 2012, Pollywaffle said…

Thanks Ash! Yes I was at the 2011 Boris Picnic. The dub has gone lower since then though and she'll probably go a little bit more lower soon ;) I'm gutted I wasn't able to make the Big Blue cruise though. I just watched the video you made and it seems I really missed out =\

At 13:28 on January 21, 2012, Chris Tonge said…

Hey Ash, yes mate it's a 13 walkthrough , running a 2276,Rancho prostreet f/flyer , 4" balljoint beam , 2.5 spindles, boosted 4wd's , massive cooling system, etc,etc.. it drives very well and is very,very fast.. Cal lefty, but i love the left hook, something different at a cheaper price !

At 7:11 on December 18, 2011, Rob Holden said…

every time she touched the ground some thing else would go wrong it was almost time to see her go but couldn't do it 

At 10:22 on November 22, 2011, Niel & Bernadette said…
Jip souns fun. Look on fb for photos of kangaroo valley- we camped there 4-7nov. What a challenge comming back up though.
 Fb name Bernadette de Beer Zeeman

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