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Ivan Hirst: the story of how he saved the VW Beetle


Yorkshire born Ivan Hirst was for many the man that saved the Beetle, which in turn allowed Volkswagen to prosper in the immediate post-war period. While British manufacturers dismissed the Bug, Hirst rightly saw its potential and persuaded its resurrection from the Wolfsburg factory ashes. The rest, as they say, is history…

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London classic ban latest

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As we reported originally here, and gave an update here, the government has already put plans in place to introduce a new Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) for London. It was originally feared that classics would be banned from central London, but it transpires that it will result in older, more polluting cars incurring an extra charge on top of the current congestion charge to enter central London. A recent statement, however, means there’s good news for owners of ‘historic’ cars…

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Volkswagen Beetle project with extreme attention to detail


Following our recent interview with Martin Peryagh, creator of the ‘Wickerdackel’ Mk2 Golf we thought we’d find out more about ‘finishing touches’ by asking a few questions to Steve Gosling, owner of this beautiful ’61 Bug. He debuted his stunning Beetle project at the Volksworld show back in March, and the attention to detail had everyone talking. Need some tips for your VW Beetle project, read on! Continue reading

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