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Motorheads Diary 2012

By |November 17th, 2011|Categories: Shop|

MOTORHEADS DIARY 2012 It’s back, and better than ever! For the 6th consecutive year the Motorheads Diary will be on the shelves from the middle of November. As always the 2012 edition not only has a page a day diary, (with only half pages for weekend days, mainly for those who get up late), but it’s filled to the brim with stories and pics on motoring trivia, interesting people and car stories, club news, event dates and a whole lot more. In fact the "more" part has become one of the main reasons it’s such a useful book. It’s packed [...]

Probing the South African connection

By |November 9th, 2011|Categories: Porsche Wonders|

Article by John Bentley The story of the South African-built 356s is shrouded in mystery. John Bentley sketches the scenario-but admits it is not the final word on the saga. ‘A Porsche model built in South Africa?’ The small group of Zuffenhausen middle management brass looked at me in disbelief. I knew it had happened back in the early ‘60s.  South African importers Lindsay Saker had assembled a series of 356B ‘hardtops’ in Johannesburg.  More than that I was unable to tell.  How I wished, on that visit to Stuttgart back in 1985, that I had had the facts at my fingertips.  For it is a story known by few, if any, of the modern generation at Dr. ing. h.c.F. Porsche AG. […]

Spore en Stof

By |November 2nd, 2011|Categories: Shop|

'n Vrou en 'n Volla van Transvaal tot die Wes-Kaap Deur: Louise Schweickerdt-Alker Op 32-jarige ouderdom, het ek begin voel soos ‘n bonsaiboompie; van drome, ideale, wense en wortels gesnoei om klein genoeg te wees om in ‘n piepklein potjie geprop te word vanwaar my takke gebuig kan word om “mooi” binne die samelewing te kan inpas. Ek wou myself weer vind, wou vrylik en diep weer kon asemhaal en weet dat ek leef!  Toe doen ek wat ek lankal wou doen en klim in my 1971 Volkswagen Beetle en ry vrou-alleen deur Suid-Afrika . 4252 km in drie weke: [...]

When First Is Not First

By |October 20th, 2011|Categories: VW Wonders|

Article by John Lemon VWSA has recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of the first Beetle off the production line in Uitenhage which took place on 31 August 1951. There are only a few surviving photographs of what should have been a momentous occasion, however the few that survive do tell a very interesting story. During 2000 in preparation for VWSA’s 50th anniversary celebrations in 2001, I was asked to research and write some articles on the history of SAMAD (South African Motor Assemblers and Distributors) as VWSA was then known as and some of the cars built there like Studebakers and Austins. […]

Porsche Speedster P84407

By |October 11th, 2011|Categories: Porsche Wonders|

Article by Eugene Gouws Brief History MANUFACTURED JANUARY 1958 Chassis number: P84407 Engine number: P610222 Original registration: TJ 59530 Original owner: Lindsay Motors, Dr Kaye Used by Eric Hump. 1958 to 1961 Subsequent owners: Alois Klesse. 1961 to 1964 Jan Els. 1964 to 1969 Taken off the road. Shaffer. 1969 to 1970 Philip van Dijkhorst. 1970 to 1974 Willie Springhorn. 1974 to 1993 Eugene Gouws. Under restoration. 1993 to 2007 On the road Eugene Gouws. 2007 to ??? […]

Going on a Trip?

By |October 4th, 2011|Categories: Werner's Tips|

By: Werner Alker Any trip, short or long, should be planned, but – anything could happen. Regular service ensures that your car is safe and roadworthy in general, but – it is good to do a long trip check as well.  Tyres, tyre pressure, V-belt, wheel bearings, battery even light – can let you down. A toolbox with essential spares like V-belt, clutch cable, accelerator cable, petrol pump, points and a condenser and even a few fuses and some globes can make life easier when you have them on board. Nowadays Beetle spares are not as easily available as cigarettes [...]

Silverado Project

By |September 19th, 2011|Categories: Restoration|

This is a project done at Gideon Roux Panel Beaters by AirCooledWonders. It is a 911 Porsche born in 1967, but unfortunately lived a neglected life. This is a bare metal restoration done the right way with no shortcuts, only improvements. Our goal is to take Silverado back to it’s 1967 condition and  then make sure to look after him in his second life. […]

1999 African Beetle Marathon

By |September 15th, 2011|Categories: VW Wonders|

The Barn Find

By |September 11th, 2011|Categories: VW Wonders|

Article by Louise Schweickerdt-Alker Dreams never die …for the lucky ones, sometimes a dream comes true. We used to have a Variant Squareback – in Hermanus. Hermanus, holiday home, childhood happy days. When I was 17, we brought the Variant from there. It was supposed to become my and my stepsister’s car. My Dad had her re-sprayed and then he fell in love and the Variant became his pride and joy – his Baby. […]