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Oct 8 2015

Dress up and do some good! VW Heritage Santa Cruise 2015

Posted by volkszone


It’s that time of year again; time to don a red suit, jump behind the wheel of your VW or classic car, and raise some cash for a good cause!

VW Heritage have set the date for their 6th Santa Cruise – Sunday 29th November. Once again choosing to support The Children’s Trust by journeying to their home at Tadworth Court, about an hour away from VW Heritage HQ in Shoreham, West Sussex.

The Charity specialises in children with brain injuries, and provides expert rehabilitation, education, therapy and care, supporting children and families from across the UK.

For those wanting to join the Christmassy convoy they will be meeting at 12 noon at VW Heritage, and leaving at 1pm sharp. A Santa suit will be included in the £14 entry cost for each vehicle, and additional suits will be available to purchase on the day for passengers for £6 each.


Thanks to donation by the VW Heritage Directors, all money taken will go directly to the charity, last year they raised over £500 towards trips out and activities for the children to take part in.

Presents may be given to the children, but these must be new, and in gift bags, rather than wrapped for ease of distribution.

To find out more please check out or checkout the Facebook event page


Sep 6 2015

Machine 7 Clearance Sale

Posted by volkszone


Machine7 are already looking forward to 2016 and have decided to clear some warehouse space in readiness for new product lines.

They have slashed loads of prices to give some killer deals on great products, which are available NOW in their new clearance store.

But be quick as it really is ‘first come, first served’ so make sure you don’t miss out … Once it’s Gone, It’s Gone*

All of the components are high quality as you would expect from Machine7, new items, not seconds. Check them out now in the Machine7 Clearance Shop.


*There are only a limited number of each item allocated to the clearance store. Once these have sold, the item will revert to normal retail price

Jul 24 2015

VW Camper&Bus Show, Eastnor Castle, 7-9 August 2015

Posted by volkszone


Taking place at what must be one of the most picturesque locations in the country and using a fairy-tale castle as a back drop, makes Eastnor Castle the perfect place for a VW show.


Live music and lots of free entertainment for the whole tribe will be on offer all weekend plus a display of some very cool VWs are just some of things going on. So why not bring the family (kids go free), and make a weekend of it. Visit the website to find out more. Camper&Bus magazine have also produced a digital show guide and check out their latest show video.


So why not take a look (and if you like what you see book advance tickets here and save a bundle. Ticket order hotline closes Tuesday 4th August 2014. Tickets available on the day subject to availability. See you there!


Jul 14 2015

Dub Aid 5 2016

Posted by volkszone


You’ve all been waiting and watching patiently, the Dub Aid team are so pleased that they can now announce that the show is back next year for number 5! We loved our new venue, and from your feedback so did you, we are super excited that Towcester Racecourse have agreed for us to come back in 2016.

Dates for your diaries are 18th – 20th March 2016, which puts us nicely in between Ninove and a super early Easter! Planning is in early stages at the moment, but we hope to have ticket sales up and running in the next couple of months. Keeps your eyes peeled on our Facebook page and on the website for further info.

Thanks for always believing in us and supporting us! Big love Dub Aid fans!

Jul 8 2015

Rebuilt original Solex carburettors

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The answer too many people’s prayers, Machine7 have now sourced rebuilt and reconditioned genuine Solex carburettors. So if you are looking to return your carburetion to how VW intended then look no further, these are the carburettors for you.

Each original genuine Solex carburetor is thoroughly degreased and washed. The carb is then stripped apart, the external ancillaries are sent away to be stripped and re zinc-coated and the old spindle bushes gently pressed out. The carbs are then soda-blasted and washed once more to remove the minutest of residue. Once thoroughly clean new bronze spindle bushes are pressed in, and all rubbers, gaskets and seals are replaced.

Each carb is then bench-tested on the appropriate capacity engine for the specific carb and adjusted accordingly. What you end up with is a superbly refurbished Original Genuine Solex carb set up and ready to fit to your engine.

Available in 28PCI, 28 Pict, 30 Pict, 31 Pict & 34 Pict. Covering Split beetles and buses  through to Mk1 Golfs.

Jun 17 2015

Cherished Vehicle Insurance

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Established in March 2010 Cherished Vehicle Insurance is a young, dynamic brand that operates out of our office in Worcester.

Our Specialist Vehicle team at Cherished Vehicle Insurance has many year’s experience arranging Specialist Classic car insurance for like-minded people – you the enthusiast!

We can draw on our own experiences of Classic Car ownership past and present, together with our knowledge and enthusiasm we deliver a service that is built on understanding your Cherished Vehicle, hobby, and way of life.

We offer policies to drivers aged 25 and above who use their Classic Volkswagen as a second car. We can provide cover if your car is standard or modified.   Give us a call today and put us to the test!

Benefits include:

• 15% Discount for VolksZone Forum Members.* (Have your username to hand)

• Limited Mileage Discounts

• Simple & Free Agreed Value Service – Just submit your photographs by email and we do the rest!

• Salvage Retention

• Modifications – We can cater for most modifications and enhancements. (Except Nitrous Oxide)

• Multi-Vehicle Classic car insurance – If you have more than one classic, why not make life easier and put them under one policy?

If you want a little more cover you can also add EU Breakdown (including repatriation) and legal expenses cover.  You therefore only pay for the cover that you choose.

Why not give us a call on 0333 003 8162 for a free quotation on you classic Volkswagen?

*Subject to minimum premium and normal underwriting criteria.

·        Cherished Vehicle Insurance is a trading name of Canopius UK Specialty Ltd who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

·        Our office hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 12pm.

·        Calls to 0333 numbers are charged at ‘normal’ rates from landlines. They are also normally included in call allowances on mobiles.

·        Cover subject to exclusions and are outlined in our key facts document and policy wording – copy available upon request.

Please note that any text contained on this page has been supplied by Cherished Vehicle Insurance for information purposes and does not imply a recommendation by VolksZone.

Jun 1 2015

Deva Dubs ‘n’ Rods – Shrewsbury Showground – 12-14 June 2015

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Shrewsbury Showground
Friday 12th – Sunday 14th June 2015
Inc. ‘Jungle’ Themed Disco

(pics courtesy of Danny Bullock)


One of the most chilled out, laid back, warm and sunny car shows in the UK, at Deva they attract a fantastic range of Volkswagen (air and water) and Hot Rod/American custom show cars. The venue at Shrewsbury Showground is an 80 acre greenfield site which during the second weekend each June comes alive with a weekend packed full of family and car related activities! The showground is located just 10 mins walk from the market town of Shrewsbury.

The weekend kicks off on the afternoon of Friday the 12th June (gates open from 2pm) where you have chance to set up your camp and start to enjoy the unique vibe that is Deva Dubs n Rods. Friday night in the bar is SOUL & SKA NIGHT as Deva Dubs ‘n’ Rods brings you the best Soul, Ska and Northern Soul anthems. Before this we have Deva’s now legendary PUB QUIZ followed by the KIDS’ DISCO – before we all dance the night away to the sounds of Motown, Stax, Two-Tone and Classic Soul grooves.. Outside the bar we have a band or two setting the right vibe for the weekend…

Saturday will bring you a wealth of traders from all over the UK, our daily driver show and shine (with top 10 trophies sponsored by, the fun fair will be in full flow, we have our bike race with a difference, the inter club 5 a side football competition, and in the evening our infamous and fun themed disco!! This year is ‘IT’S A JUNGLE OUT THERE’… Think jungle animals lions, zebra, monkeys, jungle book, tarzan and Jane, safari hunters, long lost tribes… You get the idea! Our outdoor entertainment tent will have live bands to be confirmed!

Sunday is the main show day where you will see a stunning array of show cars in the central arena, the quality of which is just jaw dropping! (Sponsored by Of course the traders will be busy selling their wares we have some great catering, a childrens magician, our charity auction in aid of Brad’s Cancer Foundation, then there is the autojumble, cars 4 sale, club and themed displays, a live camper based band and much much more!



May 12 2015

Mighty Dub Fest – Alnwick Castle, Northumberland 12-14 June 2015

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Mighty Dub Fest England’s most Northern VW weekend camping festival and this is why we get invaded by the Scott’s. Now in its 6th year and growing each year but still keeping the VW family feel.

For this year we have moved to the fantastic new venue of Alnwick Castle if you’ve not heard of it just watch Harry Potter as that’s where it was first filmed so the decision to make this year’s theme Harry Potter was a very easy one.

3 stages of music and a dance tent that has some very big stars well big ears if you know Deadmoose!! Loads of activities for the kids and grown up kids as well from free workshops to football.

A unique event that’s just different from anything you’re ever been to before.

Club stands Saturday and main show and shine on Sunday.

Adult weekend camping £30
Under 16 camping £7.50
For more info and ticket sales please visit

Apr 30 2015

SSP Wheels

Posted by volkszone

SSP wheels have been on the scene for a while now, and with the addition of TUV approval to their best sellers the Fooks, Cosmic and Gasburner they have launched a brand new website to show them off:

Flick through a cool catalogue of rims, and then find a dealer close to you to get in contact with to make your order.

Keep an eye out for some new rims in the pipeline too.

Mar 1 2015

The Volksworld Show, Sandown Park, 28th-29th March 2015

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Sat 28th – Sun 29th March
Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9AJ

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Karmann Ghia, and of course naturally an historic moment like this couldn’t pass by without a celebration.  Show sponsors VW Heritage have succeeded in persuading the Karmann Museum in Germany to loan, ship and display three prototypes in a special display area at the show. Cars include 1953 Karmann Ghia prototype, the never-seen before 1962 design study and the Type 34 Razor which are really going to blow you away. They are also supplying an original 1949 cut-away Beetle that illustrates how a Beetle is put together and what a fantastic piece of design it was.

Keith Seume, original editor of VolksWorld is back on board to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of Cal Look. The display organised is guaranteed to delight fans of fast moving, nose down Beetles. Definitive examples of the original 70s style have been brought together to create a homage to the term, ‘Califorina Look’ first coined by Hot VWs magazine four decades ago.

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