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Air Cooled In Flight

By |September 4th, 2011|Categories: Featured Articles, Other Wonders|

Passion is a disease that will drive one to perfection and it is no different for Jan Labuschagne who takes modest pride in the best radio controlled aircrafts that South Africa has to offer. In my opinion these are the best examples in the world, but Jan shyly corrects me and tells me that his Eindecker Fokker has only entered a South African event. It won 7 times in the last 8 years and when asked what happened the year he did not win, the answer is simple. He did not enter that year. […]

Beetle Museum

By |September 4th, 2011|Categories: Werner's Museum|

Split Beetle- 16 January 1950 Split Zwitter(Sunroof)- 12 December 1952

Ferdi’s VW Swop Meet

By |August 28th, 2011|Categories: Main|

28 August 2011


By |August 25th, 2011|Categories: Shop|

A reflection on the history of the original circuit – 1961 to 1987 Author: André Loubser and Photographers: Various Telephone: + 27 21 712 0030 http://www.aquariuspublishing.co.za A book on the history of the original Kyalami Circuit (1961 to 1987), researched and written over a 26-year period by the author, a freelance motoring journalist for over 40 years. The book captures, in graphic detail, the history, the international races (Grands Prix and Endurance), the character, the dramas and the excitement of this iconic South African circuit.

Herbie gets better – and better – year after year.

By |August 24th, 2011|Categories: VW Wonders|

Article by Werner Alker When I got Herbie in ’93, I thought he would not live longer than three months. Actually, his fate was already determined – Spare parts! My ’69 was stripped and ‘in’ for revamping at the time and should have been done within 3 months. Little did I know that it would take 12 years to get the sprayed body back. In the meantime Herbie did all the work. He even got a re-spray and interior revamp so that I could also park him outside and be seen at club outings and shows. And as time went on I liked him more and more. He had the pleasure (and pressure) to do a few laps at Zwartkop Race Track on an open day. But the best he showed was when I entered in the 1999 African Beetle Marathon, an endurance run over 7500 km around Southern Africa. Herbie did it in style, no breakdown, no punctures and WON. So, there is no way that he would become spares for others. All he needed really, was some pampering, t.l.c etc. […]

A formula Vee Tribute

By |July 14th, 2011|Categories: VW Wonders|

The dream of racing started at an early age for John Kernick, as many weekends were spent next to the East London race track with his father, who not only worked for Dunlop at the time, but also planted the first seeds for his son, grandsons and great grandsons’ racing passion. John made his dream of racing a reality in 1958, when he and a friend built their first go-kart. Because of their height difference and the fact that they shared the same kart, it was decided to move the foot pedals to the nose of the kart in front of the tie rods, unlike all other karts of that era, which positioned their pedals behind the tie rods. The kart wasn’t the only thing that they shared. Early days and empty pockets forced them to borrow a helmet on race days from their local delivery man. […]

Fitting new brake shoes

By |June 24th, 2011|Categories: Werner's Tips|

How to fit standard size brake shoes to bigger size drums. (Drums that have been skimmed) Sooner or later your drums will need to be cut due to wear and ovality, which will make the diameter bigger and the end result is that you’ll have to match the brake shoes to the newly cut drums. How to make bigger shoes? There are two ways that you can make your shoes bigger. The first option is to strip the brakes off the car and take the old shoes in so that bigger linings can be fitted to the old shoes. Doing it this way will mean that you will be without a car for at least a day. The second option is a lot quicker and easier. Buy a set of new brake shoes in advance. These shoes will be standard size and too small to fit correctly. Here is how to make them fit: […]

Silverado Project Teaser

By |June 7th, 2011|Categories: Restoration|

This is a teaser of 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 short cuts, 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. We will keep you updated on this project as it goes along. Here are a few pictures to warm you up. Gideon Roux Panel Beaters 302 Dykor Street Silverton, Pretoria 012 804 9793 […]

356 Porsche Racing

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1Yxk2VknUk 356 Porsche Racing Music by The Doors | Song : Roadhouse Blues Video by Stefan Wierderkehr