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Dec 2 2016

Wolfsburg VIP trip for 2, from anywhere in Europe – courtesy of VW Heritage

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You could win a 3 day VIP trip for two to Wolfsburg, thanks to UK parts specialist VW Heritage and Volkswagen Classic Parts. This is one competition every VW fan in Europe will want to win!

Go behind the scenes at the largest car manufacturing plant in the world, travel over 7km along the production line and watch cars being made before your eyes.

Explore 2 amazing VW museums. Check out prototypes and special editions up close, and see how your favourite Volkswagen models have evolved over time.


When you are ready to rest you’ll enjoy absolute luxury with 2 nights at the 5* Ritz Carlton Hotel, which overlooks the iconic Volkswagen factory towers. Breakfast and dinner will be compliments of VW Heritage.

Want to win this amazing trip worth over £2500?

Entry is open to all European residents, and the prize includes return flights to Germany and train travel to and from Wolfsburg.

Visit and complete a short survey to enter.

The competition closing date is December 31st 2016. The winner will be picked at random and notified by January 4th 2017.


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Oct 20 2016

Machine 7 – Winter Offers

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As winter speedily approaches and the nights start to draw in now is the time for you to make sure your vehicle is ready for the dark autumn and winter mornings and nights, its time for you to check and replace any defective lighting and make sure your wipers and washers are in tip-top condition. At Machine7 they have a massive selection of products to make sure you are safe on your travels this winter, be it a single sidelight bulb, a headlight refresh bundle, new wiper blades or an aftermarket electric washer bottle kit to do away with that tired old air fed system.

Click on the links below to see a selection of their winter range:






Jun 21 2016

VW Heritage Floorpan Gasket

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One of the key components for reassembling your body-off Beetle restoration is a top quality floor pan gasket because, let’s face it, once you’ve hoisted and restored once, you’ll (hopefully!) never need to do it again.

Of course installation is also key, but VW‘s decision to switch from a rubber seal to a foam gasket is considered to have taken place at the Mexican production facility in Puebla in the nineties. For easy, self-adhesive installation it saves time over waiting for a sealant to go off and is much easier to bend and meld to suit the contours of your floor pan.

Once installed, this exclusive to VW Heritage, UK made with brand new tooling alternative will prevent any annoying leaks while providing a wonderfully dense and cushioned seal for your beloved body to drop on.

Liberate the hole in the wall of £34.96 and set your web browser to: or dial 01273 444 000 if you have a query, and would like to talk with one of the VW Heritage technical peeps.

Jun 17 2016

Volksfling – Biggar – 26th-28th August 2016

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Set in the beautiful South Lanarkshire countryside, just outside the picturesque town of Biggar, Volksfling is a friendly, fun VW show.

Show and Shine, Concours and a variety of trade stalls as well as live bands in the evenings, free children’s entertainment and technical workshops and demonstrations throughout the day provide ample amusement for weekend campers and day visitors.


Sunday 10.00am – 3.00pm Main arena
Basically two classes – water cooled and air cooled. The judges pick top 5 cars from both classes. From these 10 cars, one is picked as Volksfling’s Best of show. Prizes supplied from sponsors and traders at the event. Prizes awarded on Sunday at Prize giving. Entry to Concours is free but you still need entry to show. Forms can be collected from entrance tent.


Children’s Entertainment
As a family show we try and put on as much as possible for the younger VW fans. We have a children’s entertainer on site, free bouncy castle and free face painting. We also have Sandra who spends her weekend entertaining children in the marquee with painting and other craft skills. There is always a treasure hunt around the site with a money prize for the winner.


We hope that the different events and activities that we put on in the arena gives our visitors something a bit different to watch and are an additional attraction to the many other things we have on offer.  We try to have something a bit different each year although if we find something that we feel works well and which people enjoy, we will try and get it back to combine with some new stuff.  It gets harder each year getting things which we haven’t already had and which we think would appeal to our visitors.  We will continue to work hard to bring you some great stuff however if you have any ideas of things you would like to see, please let us know and we will look into it.

Bar and live entertainment
Each year on Friday and Saturday evenings the marquee changes to become the hive of activity, with a full bar and live bands. In May we have had  the Telltales on Friday and Scooby Snax on Saturday.


And much more . . . for full details, please visit:




May 27 2016

Deva Dubs ‘N’ Rods – 10th-12th June at Shrewsbury Showground

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West Midlands County Showground
07738 165 073 or
[email protected]


One of the most chilled out, laid back, car shows in the UK – Deva attracts 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.

FREE CAMPING (with weekend tickets)
And more . . .

For full details and advanced tickets please visit:

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Mar 4 2016

Volksworld Show, Sandown Park – 2nd – 3rd April

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2nd – 3rd April 2016
Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9AJ


A week later in 2016, The VolksWorld Show has been 25 years in the making and they plan to celebrate this milestone in style. If you have not been for a few years, make this the year you come back, you are bound to meet up with some old mates. Bring the family as we will have lots for them to do and see.


Show Vehicles

Show sponsors, VW Heritage have used their European connections to secure a replica of the 1937 Volkswagen prototype V30. This will join other cool cars in a unique VW Heritage display. Just Kampers have gone further afield shipping in cars from Brazil to debut at the show, some of which you will never have seen before. These vehicles will join other show cars from all over Europe in one of the best line-ups ever.

If you are thinking of coming to the show why not make a weekend of it and camp? Camping always sells out so make sure you book your camping pass today before they sell out. Camping allows you to extend your show enjoyment beyond the opening hours of the show and an evening knees-up at the golf course bar, where Vision Tech Beats will be hammering out some tunes. If staying on site isn’t for you, then take a five minute pootle and join thousands of other VW enthusiast at one of the many bars and restaurants Esher town has to offer. With the benefit of quick access to the show we’d say you should head over to The VolksWorld website and get your mitts on one of the last plots.


Although it is a classic air-cooled VW car show they pride themselves in stuffing the show full with other entertainment and activities to keep you informed and amused. On top of the entertainment areas, club areas, the hidden treasures Swampmeet, and Trader’s marketplace, the 2016 VolksWorld Show has increased the number of kids activities and offers everything from face painting, to colouring competitions, to their own Splitscreen bouncy castle to bounce the day away. Engine Build tech talk and a film show have been scheduled to help you, inspire you and guide you, and of course no weekend at the show is complete without a visit to live music entertainment arena that will be offering a selection of live bands and DJs all weekend. Fuze Townshend of Car SOS fame will be on hand all weekend hosting the take the lead competition on the Carle Nash stand. Finally don’t forget to pick up your free poster of the wheelie bus, come early as stocks are limited.

Not got your tickets yet?  Then be sure to save yourself some time on the day queuing and head to, and that’s without mentioning that you’ll save yourself some money with discounted prices for pre-orders. Advance ticket hotline closes on 28 March 2016.


And if this hasn’t sold it to you yet, head over to the website and watch the collection of past show DVD’s to really whet your appetite –

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.


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