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Feb 9 2016

CSP Exhausts from Machine 7

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February offer from our friends at Machine 7 . . .



Brand new from CSP in Germany

Always on the look out for new products we just knew we had to be the first in the UK to get these new exhausts from CSP on to the shelves, built from 1.4301 stainless steel CSP have created a new take on and old exhaust, your everyday standard beetle exhaust works on a principle called reflection meaning that sounds and gasses are pushed through separate chambers until the noise is absorbed whereas these new exhausts use absorption meaning they can achieve a sound level very close to the original exhaust but with a lot less back pressure.

They are compatible with standard or aftermarket tailpipes, as well standard J-Tubes or Heat Exchangers.

These new Systems are available for Beetle and Karmann Ghia

Exhaust Muffler / Silencer, Stainless Steel, 1200cc 25/30hp, Bug / Beetle / K Ghia 56-60 (CSP)

Exhaust Muffler / Silencer, Stainless Steel, 1200cc, Bug / Beetle / K Ghia 63- (CSP)

Exhaust Muffler / Silencer, Stainless Steel, 1300-1600cc, Bug / Beetle / K Ghia 66- (CSP)

If you are using heat exchangers, we would recommend using the CSP fresh air hose extenders, to connect up to your original or new fresh air hoses, see Machine7 part number 444.008.53.

For a range of standard and aftermarket exhausts for Split Bus, Bay Bus, T25, Beetle, Karmann Ghia, Type-3 and Buggy please visit our exhaust section HERE

Dec 23 2015

6th VW Heritage Santa Cruise raises over £750!

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Christmas started on the 29th November at the Children’s Trust in Tadworth, when 70+ Santas driving decorated Volkswagens descended upon them!



Organised by VW Heritage, the Santa Cruise was celebrating its sixth year; encouraging do-gooding dubbers to dress up and raise some money for the charity, who specialise in the care and education of children with brain injuries.

The Christmassy convoy raised over £750 this year, and caused quite a stir on the streets of Sussex and Surrey; it’s not every day you see Father Christmas behind the wheel of a beach buggy, nor for that matter 5 Santas in a layby all trying to capture it on film!



For those who like to plan ahead, it’s booked again for Sunday 4th December 2016 – Hope to see you there!

Nov 27 2015


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VW Action 2016

Santa Pod Raceway • NN29 7XA
Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th September 2016

VW Action is the longest running VW Show in the world – and next year we celebrate its 40th BIRTHDAY!!! The show has in one form or another been the true ‘Jewel in the Crown’ of UK VW events, from its early days at Stoneleigh, the NAS Stoneleigh shows, the period of its residency at Peterborough, at Herts County Showground, and now at Santa Pod. The last few years at ‘The Pod’ have produced quite exceptional shows, and 2015’s event continued to raise the bar. The ‘Mods & Rockers’ theme, complete with its ‘West End’ big budget stage set that converted the marquee into ‘Swinging Sixties London’ was embraced by all and the show received acclaim from all who attended.

2016 will continue the great tradition of VW Action delivering the absolute best event for the true VW enthusiast. VW Action is a show to which people are happy to bring their young family members, and yet which provides full on entertainment for all of its visitors, whatever their age or interests. 2016 will see a ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’ theme – with Saturday evening’s stage dressed as ‘Jensen’s Wonderland’ – the place Alice would have visited through the looking glass – had she been a complete disco and dance freak!! Think ‘Alice’, ‘The March Hare’, think ‘The Queen Of Hearts’, ‘The Cheshire Cat’, think ‘Tweedledum and Tweedledee’ or think anything ‘Alice In Wonderland’ – with Jensen D Groover playing Pop, Soul, Disco, Dance and Indie Anthems and the Narni Shakers as Sexy Wonderland Ladies, as well as live rock music from VW Action favourites ‘From The Ashes’ – and with the Fuellers Bar featuring ‘Indie Rock’ – Saturday night at Action will have something for everyone. There is more information in the entertainment section of the VW Action website. We hope to see many cool Wonderland characters in attendance – and if previous years are anything to go by, we know you won’t disappoint us.

Full info here:


Oct 20 2015

Bug To The Future with VW Heritage

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Bug To The Future…


On the 21st October 2015 the world welcomes the arrival of time travelling hero Marty McFly, and the legendary Dr. Emmet Brown.


It marks the ‘future’ in cult film trilogy Back to the Future, and to celebrate such a momentous occasion VW Heritage have launched their very own ‘Bug to the Future’ range.


If you have dreamed of turning your VW Beetle into a time machine, then the wait is over; this range is all you ever wanted.

If your VW project isn’t quite ready for time travelling, then panic not: VW Heritage are offering 10% off parts on orders over £100 on 20th and 21st October.


Oct 8 2015

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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