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April 2006 Volume 51 • Number 11

VWCV General Meeting at Ray’s Outdoors > Tuesday 11th April from 7pm


Inside > this issue Paul’s Ramblings What’s On Membership Mumbo Vollkommen Art Open Night Chapel Street Cruise VW Cruisers Jamboree Outdoor Shop Membership For Sale All Hail the New Audi Membership Discounts Membership Application

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Wagensville News is the monthly newsletter of the Volkswagen Club of Victoria Inc. Correspondence, articles and items of news are invited and should be sent to: The Editor 27 Scotia Street, West Preston, VIC 3072 Email: Phone: 9484 8953 Deadline for the next issue: Friday 28th April 2006


Volkswagen Club of Victoria Inc ABN 73 091 008 987 Address: GPO Box 1215 MELBOURNE VIC 3001 Web Site: Phone: 0401 310 704

General Meetings Melbourne Club meetings held every third Tuesday of the month at 8pm at the RACV Clubrooms (Henty Room), 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne, unless advised of an alternative venue in the Club magazine. Albury Wodonga members meet the first Tuesday of every month at the Biralee Tavern, Melrose Drive, Wodonga.

Annual Membership Fees • Full Membership: $40 • Additional Family Membership: $20 • Joining Fee: $10 To join the club, please complete the membership form in this newsletter and forward together with cheque for payment to the Club’s postal address as quoted on the form.

Disclaimer All material in this newsletter represents the opinions of the author(s) and does not carry any endorsement by the Editors of Committee unless otherwise stated. Any material advertised for sale does not carry any endorsement by the Club and the onus is on the purchaser to ensure the purchased goods meet their requirements. Each VWCV Committee Member is a volunteer, carrying out Club duties in their own leisure time. The club has no paid officials, only enthusiasts dedicated in furthering the interests of the club and it’s members. Could members please bear this in mind when contacting Club Committee Members.

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President - Paul Kinsey 03 9876 1463 •

Vice-President - Michael Cronin 0419 684 181

Secretary - Andrew Ermel 03 9369 1360 •

Treasurer - Andrew Donelly 0417 506 766 •

Additional Committee Members John Stevens & Kingsley Morrison Public Officer - Malcolm Thompson Restoration & Technical Sessions - Vince Zito 0418 137 855

Membership Secretary - Ross Woolley 0401 310 704 •

Pointscore Officer - Position Vacant

Technical Officers - Bill Malkoutzis • 03 9439 5904 Gary Collis • 03 9370 3100


Club Clothing - Mercedes Woolley 03 9735 9386 •

VW Cruises - Anthony Surie 0414 344 331 •

Wagensville News Editor - Matt Kinsey 03 9484 8953 •

Social Secretary - Jen Littlechild 0431 160 097 •

Club Historian - Dave Evans 03 9808 6044

VWCV April General Meeting > What’s On >Special Meeting and Venue: To be held at Ray’s Outdoors Nunawading - see advertisement on page 3 of this magazine for details... >VWCV April General Meeting: Tuesday 11th of April from 7pm Ray’s Outdoors 287 Whitehorse Road Nunawading


Paul’s Ramblings > Paul Kinsey - VWCV Club President Welcome to the April edition of the Wagensville News. Firstly, I would like to congratulate those members who won the pointscore prizes for 2005. For those members not present at the March General Meeting, the winners were: Club Champion - Ross Woolley. Ross has attended most events during the year and organised the 4day cruise in November 2005. In addition he set up the Club Membership displays at most events. Ladies Champion - Cheryl Ermel. Cheryl has contributed by her attendance at most events, and has also organised the catering at many events and has been a pillar of support to the Club Committee. Best New Member: Vince Zito. Vince has been very active since joining the Club and has joined the Committee this year in the capacity of Restoration and Technical officer. President’s Award: Matt Kinsey. For the last 4 years Matt has been the editor of the Club Magazine and has transformed the Wagensville News into one of the best car club newsletters in the country. In addition to these annual awards, the committee has awarded a “Special Award” for 2005 to Eric Roberts. Back in 2003, Eric came to the committee with the idea of conducting a Swap Meeting in his home

town of Bacchus Marsh. The event has been run over the last three years and has become one of the highlights of the year, and one of the best providers of revenue for the Club. Eric has organised the whole day himself with keen club members assisting on the day. Thanks a lot Eric and we are all looking forward to this year’s event. On behalf of the committee I must pass on a special thanks to all who assisted in planning and preparation of the three events leading up to the VW Jamboree on the last weekend in March. The main people who organised the weekend were Anthony Surie and Nathan Leversha. Thanks a lot. Even the last days of the Commonwealth Games couldn’t detract for the interest and attendance in these events. The BBQ get together on the Friday evening was very well organised and prepared by Vollkommen Art at their premises. Thanks guys very much. This was followed by the evening cruise down Chapel Street to the German Club which again was very well attended, so much so that quite a few members had to sit outside as the area reserved for the Club was full. I must thank “Delux” and “Dubcustoms” for their sponsoring of this event. Finally, the Jamboree at the Caribbean Gardens was a great success with over 80 cars entered on the day. Again, the weather

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was very kind to us and contributed to making the weekend certainly one to remember. As mentioned last month the Club’s web site has been upgraded by David Holinger and if you haven’t checked it out yet, please do it now. David was present at the Jamboree and was very busy with his camera, so watch the web site for photos. Our committee member who is responsible for Restoration and Technical Sessions, Vince Zito, who also won the Club Award for the best first year member in 2005, has organised a Technical Day on Saturday the 20th of May at Antique Tyres in West Heidelberg. So come along and check out the huge range of tyres which are available for your Volkswagen. The Dinner Dance and Concourse is fast approaching on the 27th and 28th May. For the Dinner Dance, we have 28 people booked so far but it would be great to get the 100 on the night, which would make it a great evening. So don’t hesitate, book now through Jodie Surie on 0414 274 277. I’ll see you soon. •

> Congratulations to Luke Doerner, son of VWCV member Harald Doerner, who was part of the Australian Kookaburra hockey team which won three gold medals at the Comonwealth Games.

Thank You The VWCV would like to thank the following businesses for their support of the 2005 Day of the Volkswagen: • Classic VW • KDF Werks • Antique Tyres

• Vintage VW • ACE 30 oil made by QPL • Wolfsburg Automotive

• Volkscare • Volkshome • Volksparts


what’s on


Tuesday 11th April* VWCV General Meeting at Ray’s Outdoors Nunawading 20% OFF almost everything in store, 5% Club rebate on all purchases, product demonstrations, exciting raffles, prizes and give aways. Venue: Ray’s Outdoors, 287 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading. Time: From 7pm. See advertisement on page 3 for further information.

Friday 14th to Monday 17th April* 2006 National Bug-In Presented by the Volkswagen Club of South Australia. Venue: Murray Bridge, South Australia. Contact: Phil and Henny Southam on 08 8381 3085 or email for further information.

Friday 14th to Sunday 16th April*

The VW Nationals - Sydney Australia's Premier VW and Audi event for all the family. See the biggest variety of VWs and Audis in Australia. Now in its 19th great year, the VW Nationals has become the event for all VW and Audi Owners. See the most immaculate array of models from just about every production year. Enter your car in one of the categories below or just come and look. It’s the event for the enthusiast and all the family. Heaps of events all weekend with Sunday the big ‘Show and Shine' day. Contact: David Birchall 02 9534 4895 (AH).

Sunday 30th April* British and European Motor Show 2006 Victoria’s biggest display of classics from Europe and Britain. Children’s entertainment, music, lots of trophies, refreshments. Venue: To be held at Flemington Racecourse - entry from Epsom Road. Time: Gates open for display cars at 8.30am, for spectators at 10am. Contact: All enquiries please phone 03 9890 0524 or see website


British and European Motor Show 2006 Victoria’s biggest display of classic vehicles from Europe and Britain. Children’s entertainment, music, lots of trophies, refreshments. Venue: To be held at Flemington Racecourse - entry from Epsom Road. Time: Gates open for display cars at 8.30am, for spectators at 10am. Contact: All enquiries please phone 03 9890 0524 or see website

> May

> June

Tuesday 16th May*

Tuesday 20th June*

General Meeting - RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne.

General Meeting - RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne.

the spectacular narrow gauge railway. More information in future issues...

> September Tuesday 19th September*

Saturday 20th May* VWCV Tech Day at Antique Tyres, 134 McEwan Road, West Heidelberg. From 12pm (BBQ for VWCV members). See the large range of tyres available for your Volkswagen - visit their website www. For more information contact Vince Zito on 0418 137 855.

> July Tuesday 18th July* General Meeting - RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne.

Sunday 28th May* VWCV Concourse. To be held at Eltham Park. More information in future issues...

> October Tuesday 17th October*

Sunday 23rd July* VWCV Christmas in July Cruise. More information in future issues...

General Meeting - RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne.

> November

Saturday 27th May* VWCV Dinner Dance - from 7pm. To be held at the Eltham Gateway Motel and Conference Centre, 1339 Main Road, Eltham. See advertisement and booking form on page 24-25.

General Meeting - RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne.

> August Tuesday 15th August* General Meeting - RACV Club, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne.

Sunday 26th November* VWCV Day of the Volkswagen. More information in future issues... Please note: *These events marked attract club points.

Sunday 27th August* VWCV Cruise to Walhalla. Cruise down through Gippsland and visit


VWCV Tech Day

> Saturday 20th May from 12pm

Check out what tyres are available for your

Volkswagen > A practical guide for those wondering what’s available in the way of tyres for their VW - see a large range of cross-ply, radial, whitewall and blackwall tyres to suit all VW needs > To be held at Antique Tyres 134 McEwan Street, West Heidelberg > BBQ lunch available from 12pm for VWCV members > For information please contact: Vince Zitto on 0418 137 855 > Visit to preview some of their range...


Membership Mumbo > Ross Woolley VWCV Memberships Current total memberships for the Volkswagen Club of Victoria - 454. New Members The following people joined the VWCV in March 2006: Eva Wawrowski

Justin Atkins

John Bryant

Jeffrey Schwarz

Welcome and thankyou on behalf of the Volkswagen Club of Victoria. Rejoining Members The following members rejoined the Volkswagen Club of Victoria in March 2006: Bernd Wachs Andrew Gray Peter Behrendt Karlena Proctor B. L. Wilson

Oliver Fulljames Robert Busselmann Erika Behrendt Keith Dusting Steve Adams

John Doering Gunter Tippner Dawn Verity Gary Creber Raymond Boyd Greer

Thomas Seymour Kim Whittles Ron Hodgetts Ken Marshall

Thankyou on behalf of the Volkswagen Club of Victoria. Current Membership Renewals The following memberships are due in the month of April 2006: Steven Cooper Ashok Kumer Stephen Fellows Peter McCormack Matthew Pex James Garay Ben Stewart Andrew Waddleton

Mandie Hawkins Everard Hoffman Bruce Joynes Sharon McCormack Elly Summer Payet Damien Rundel Denise Burfoot Zolton Krakowsky

Ian Bryant John Farlow Greg Cash Elizabeth McCormack Kevin Payet John Price Brian Burfoot Kathy Krakowsky

Franz Franken Jackie Farlow George Economou Jack McCormack Paul Schmidt Susan Price Clinton Bugg

Membership Renewal Reminder Reminder for the following members of your membership renewal thanks: Donald Ermel Ryan Camilleri Ian Skinner Christian At Pydde Roger Gaff Joanne Darmann

Chris Cole Norm Holyoak Hans Heine Adam Remboulis William Lac Chris Antonello

John Dutton Fay Holyoak Brad Wells Carol Young Keith Toughill Cale Antonello

Paul Schefferle Paul Hamilton Linus Dalton-Smith Chris Anderson Todd Darmann

Please note, if you renewed your membership after the 2nd of March 2006, please ignore the above renewal reminder.


Vollkommen Art Open Night > Anthony Surie and Nathan Leversha some great cars in progress on display and lots of their customer’s cars were parked along side the entrance under lights for all to inspect. Some of the cars displayed in the workshop were a Karmann Ghia cabriolet with a few trick body mods - not to mention the time and effort seen in the lead wiping which was done to this car, just like the factory would have done back in its day. Also, a late model square-back with factory roll-back sunroof, slammed on sprintstars just goes to show they can mix it with the best of the early Type 3s as well. Another interest was a few of George’s bikes. The detail put into these lowriders was amazing. My favourite was Nick’s tubbed Beetle for nice Sunday drives, packed with lots of go-fast goodies! Heaps of food and drink was on offer, thanks to the guys. What a great way to feast

Friday night was the kick-off for a big weekend of Volkswagen fun, run by Anthony and Nathan of the VW Cruises. The first event was a BBQ night at Vollkommen Art’s workshop. Nick and George have sponsored the Jamboree for a few years now and organised to put on a free BBQ. Situated in the Melbourne suburb of Clayton is their workshop where they work their magic from standard restorations to wild horse power street cars. The workshop had

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> Photos courtesy of Anthony Surie.

sitting in front of a giant screen showing all the cars from past to present and even a few snippets of footage showing passes over the quarter-mile drag strip in Nick’s Beetle. To top it all off a DJ was mixing up the beat. It was more like a street party with heaps of cool cars. The street was packed with some great cars as well as people parked out front. It was a great night to just sit and chat and meet up with other people and make new friends. The next event was Saturday night, leaving enough time to get the car ready and to have a sleep in after a late night. •

THANK YOU to Vollkommen Art for their sponsorship of the VW Cruisers 2006 Jamboree and for their wonderful hospitality on their open night.


Chapel Street Cruise > VW Cruisers Chapel Street Cruise by Anthony Surie and Nathan Leversha...

Saturday night was now upon us and I’m sure there would have been a few last minute repairs and changes done to cars for the Delux and Dub Customs Chapel Street Cruise. Everyone started turning up at the meeting point on time and parked up in an orderly fashion. The cars coming around the corner couldn’t believe there eyes as 50 VWs of all shapes and sizes looked stunning in the twilight. It was a great time to get out and take a walk around these beauties and have a chat with old friends and make new acquaintances. There were heaps of new cars on the scene and some very low ones as well. The good old favorites were on the scene to take in the great Chapel Street Cruise that has been run for 3 years now. Everyone had their cameras firing and talking about the big day coming up on the Sunday. Free tickets where handed out for the


door prizes supplied by Delux and Dub Customs located in Dandenong. They were to be drawn when we arrived at the German Club. After a good chin wag and a few Kodak moments, everyone was ready to cruise down Chapel St and then on to the German Club a short distance away. The trip down Chapel street was a huge success as always and provided the café scene with a perfect view of all that is VW. The cars looked fantastic driving down the strip in a slow and a ‘look at me, look at me attitude’, and from what I could tell the crowds loved us! Arriving at the German Club Tivoli, it was a very busy night for the club indeed, as there was a dinner dance and a Bavarian Night that had the club jumping with lots of oompha music and traditionally dressed Germans. The place was absolutely packed. The looks on the faces as all the cars turned up was great - just glad we had our own function room booked that was equipped

with our own bar and waitress, plus a video set up for a presentation of various VW meets in the U.S., which gave an insight of how big the VW scene is there. It was now time for good German food and the odd German beer not to mention the pretzels. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm, these pretzels are making me thirsty!!! A few lucky winners took home some good prize loot. On offer were T-shirts, stickers and some cool models that were a part of the prizes that had been drawn. Big thanks to our sponsors Deluxe and Dub Customs for the donated prizes and also to the German Club Tivoli for all that they provided. It was a great night and a late one at that. Now all we have to do is get up early for the big day ahead. • > Action from the Chapel Street Cruise. Photos courtesy of Anthony Surie.



VW Cruisers Jamboree > Anthony Surie and Nathan Leversha The Jamboree was a big day for both the organisers who have been running this VW Jamboree for 6 years now - with the weather forecast for 32 degrees it was going to be another hot one. It was an early start at the Caribbean Gardens, setting up the staging point and making sure everything went smoothly with the layout on the day. The swappers were there early as always, trying to clean out some room in the shed or just looking for a bargain. Things where well on the way by 9am as cars started to pour in for what was going to be a great day. Lots of new cars that had been restored or just taken out of the garage turned up for the day. There was also some ‘not so new’ cars on display that had not seen the road for at least 20 years. It was a real eye opener to see these beautiful examples in the flesh. It was great to see a good display of


early buses out in force. The DSK (Der Split Klub) fraternity gathered at a nearby suburb to cruise to the Jamboree with safari’s in the open position. They had 7 splitty’s in total that entered the grounds and made their way to set up a display. 4 more split screen buses turned up as well to make a total of 11 pre ‘67 Type 2s at the event - a good turn out that always pleases the crowd. The show sponsors, Vollkommen Art had a few new rides to show off - the ‘70s Type 3 Sunroof Squareback of George Economou was a real hit with the crowd and was awarded a worthy prize for best Type 3. It will be even better I’m sure when it’s fully completed. And the ever increasing Rat look scene produces a lot of interest and even won some awards. The “Hertz Bug” from Josh was a head turner as was the newly finished “Frosty Boy” Beetle of Phil Berry.

> Jamboree photos courtesy of Anthony Surie and Andrew Mengyel.

The trophy winners were: Best Beetle Laura Cains - 1970 stick shift Beetle Andre Koczek - 1964 Turbo Beetle Best Bus Lloyd Davies - 1977 T2 Kombi Adam Crotty - 1966 T1 Panelvan Best Ghia Dean Holden - Type 3 Razor Edge KG Andrew Durrmond - 1974 KG Best Type 3 George Economou - 1973 Sunroof Squareback Sasha Hollenbach - 1964 Squareback Best Water Cooled Scott Sealey - 1995 Mark3 Golf Damien Peiris - 1991 Mak1 GTI Golf Best Original Brad Wells - 1966 T1 Camper Janet Cropley - 1965 Beetle Best Interior Matt Pex - 1954 Oval Beetle Best Paint Vince Zito - 1957 Oval Beetle Best Engine Bruce Argaet - 1968 Beetle Best Display Nathan Laversha - 1957 Oval Beetle (TINKDF) Best Rat Looker Josh Schuster - 1964 Beetle (Hertz Rent a Car) Encouragement Award Cameron Ranson People’s Choice Oliver Fulljames - 1960 KG VW Cruisers Choice Phil Berry - 1963 'Frosty Boy' Beetle

Vollkommen Art Choice Kevin Payet - 1966 Sunroof Fastback A special thanks to Vollkommen Art for their continuing support of this event. Another thank you goes to VWMA for a donated prize pack that included a year’s subscription to their magazine. Also thanks to the people who came and joined in the 3-day event and made it a fantastic success. Look out for the 7th Annual VW Cruisers Jamboree in March 2007. •




Outdoor Shop Group Membership > John Stevens

With the level of interest that is currently being demonstrated in trips and weekends away, like the recently booked-out Kennett River Trip, ‘Round Victoria Adventures’ and also general overnight camp-outs the club has made arrangements with three outdoor stores that will provide terrific benefits to both individual members and the VWCV. These arrangements provide for membership of group schemes with Anaconda Adventure Store in Canterbury Road, Bayswater and all Rays Outdoors stores and a general discount that applies at all Aussie Disposals stores. The deal is:• Aussie Disposals will now give a 10% discount to all VWCV members in any of their Victorian stores on production of the VWCV membership card. Arrangement is now effective. • Anaconda has given me a big supply of their Ultimate Adventure Club membership application forms. All our club members need to do is complete the application and send it off (electronically is OK) to Anaconda. Once processed Anaconda will offer VWCV members various discounts on store brands,

gas refills, rental rates, sales brochures and invitations to their Ultimate Adventure Club events and discount nights. 5% of the value of all member sales is directed to VWCV. • Rays Outdoors has given me a big supply of membership applications, pre-paid return mail envelopes, membership cards and covering information. Again, these will be made available to our members at meetings and all they need to do is complete the application and send it off. Once completed Rays will offer 6.5% discounts to members store wide on all lines, 3.5% of sales back to the club and access to special larger discount programmes. This applies at all Rays stores. Please come and see me at any club meeting for the application forms. If you are already a member of either the Anaconda or Rays schemes it is suggested that you re-apply under the new arrangement and cancel your existing membership so that the club can get the benefit of the % of sales rebate. The club is also planning a very special night at Rays Outdoor Store in Nunawading on Tuesday 11 April 2006. Details appear elsewhere in this magazine. This will be a great opportunity to get product information, gain big discounts on a huge range of outdoor goods and participate in raffles/give aways. Please put this date in your diaries now so you don’t miss out. •


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• Advertisements will be limited to a period of two months only. If you wish to continue your advertisement beyond the initial two month period, please contact the Editor(s). Send your for sales and wanted ads to the Editor: 27 Scotia Street, West Preston, VIC 3072 Email:

> For Sale

>For Sale: VW 1966 Beetle, blue, 30 years with the same owner, all original condition, interior spotless, travelled under 100,000 miles, rego. SMH 422. Registered until May 2006. Price: $3,000 ONO Contact: Nancy on 03 9783 1060 (Frankston area)

>For Sale: Mk1 Golf Gti 1980, completely dismantled, 1600 8v, 5speed, Black, factory sunroof, needs minor bodywork, Pirrelli Pslot wheels, Yokohama tires (2 new). WVWZZZ17ZAW708373. Price: $1,300

>For Sale: 'KAFER" Number Plate: the ultimate plate for your Beetle! Kafer is the actual German translation for Beetle. Price: $5000 ONO Contact: Craig on 0417 527 022


> For Sale >For Sale: 1965 Beetle looking for an enthusiast to look after it - family owned since new, always garaged car, all original with 98,000 miles on the untouched 1200 and the 6 volt works perfectly. Sold new from Lennock Motors. Rego. AA 26 BJ (NSW). Contact: Scott on 02 4254 9018 (work) or 02 4225 1512 (home) (Keiraville NSW)

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>For Sale: 1974 Superbug L model, Citrus Red. RWC. Good Condition. 1600 engine. NAD 851 SE Subs. Price: $3,500 ONO Contact: Teneille on 0414 692 647

>For Sale: Mk1 Golf Chrome bumpers brand new front and rear set. Price: $500 >For Sale: 2L 16v ABF 110kw Golf Gti 94' motor and 5speed gearbox. Price: $2,000 Contact: Carl on 0408 329 841

>For Sale: Volkswagen Kombi Campervan, 1980 2 Lite 4 Speed Manual, RWC, August rego (TEDDY 6), Pop Top, 3 way fridge, 2 burner cooker, CD Player, Bullbar, towbar, alloy mags, side awning and roof rack. Price: $$6,500 Contact: Phone David on 0411 231 781 (Mount Waverley)

> Wanted >For Sale: Type 3 station wagon (Variant). Preferably Automatic, later model (long nose), and in original condition, or mild-custom. Prepared to pay $$$$ for a car in top condition. Contact: Jean or John on 03 9755 2294

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>For Sale: VW Type 3 1972 Squareback, mustard yellow, much loved. Good home wanted. Engine rebuilt (including new clutch) January 2005 by Mark at Imported Car Wreckers (now done 2,885 miles). Mechanically very sound, registered until 21 Sept 2006 (PUO511), 92,250 miles on clock, body and paint fair to good, front seats need re-trim. Price: $3,500 (no RWC) or $4,000 (with RWC) Contact: Please visit for more photos or Paul on 0409 140 884

>For Sale: 4 x VW “Brands Hatch” 7 spoke 16 x 6.5 inch alloy wheels with Michelin pilot hx 205/55 ZR 16 tyres (85 % tread) suit Golf/Bora, excellent condition. Price: $650

>For Sale: Red 1971 VW Superbug convertible - it's been resprayed and comes with 12 months registration and is close to roadworthy. In general it's a tidy car and is fairly original, but due to other commitments I need to sell it - comes with alarm, CD player plus a few extras. Rego. PYO 820. Price: $$2,500 with RWC Contact: Jamie on 0428 826 448 or by email

>For Sale: Standard size black and white personalized Vic plate “ZEN”, a peace-ful addition to your VW, excellent condition. Price: $700 Contact: Andrew on 0416 122 570

> For Sale >For Sale: 1975 Beetle, 75000km, rego VWVW. Price: $8,000 ONO Contact: Phone Graham on 03 9561 3982

> For Sale >For Sale: 1976 Volkswagen Kombi Campervan (Sunliner conversion). Engine no. CJ012160; Serial no. 0464770. It is off road at present in need of new reconditioned engine and some rust fixed. Has good tyres and new specially made heavy duty clutch cable recently fitted. Owner would prefer this muchloved Campervan went to an enthusiast who could give it a new lease on life. But hurry if interested. Contact: Phone Raymond on 03 9890 5009

> For Sale >For Sale: Immaculate Karmann Ghia. This car was from the Sydney Motor Museum, then came down to Melbourne 2 years ago. This car has been totally stripped down to the nuts and bolts and fully restored with bare metal respray in original colours, which is a mint yellow/ green with a dark green roof. The body has NO rust or dents. Interior fully re-upholstered, new tyres, 3 point inertia seat belts etc. Mechanically the car has also been restored at time of rebuild, it has the 1974 running gear which includes a perfect 1600cc, synchro 4 speed, disc brakes. The whole restoration is documented and will be supplied with the car along with the original sales brochure for the car and also some other literature to do with this fine example. Highly reliable, and if your are after a excellent faultless Karmann, you won’t find much better than this car. Rego. 777 997. Price: $15,000 Contact: Phone Patrick on 0408 238 784 or email


All Hail the New Audi > From ‘The Herald Sun’ - 3/2006

You are looking at the first official photo of the next Audi TT. The German carmaker has released this teaser image to whip up interest in the second generation of the two-door sportscar, which is due in Australia late this year or early next year. The picture shows the deep, big-mouth grille that is being introduced across the Audi range, and the body's wide stance. Audi designers have enhanced the menacing shape by replacing the existing car's rectangular headlights with slit lights. We won't see the rest of the model until next month, but in-house design sketches suggest the new TT has not departed radically from the current one. Audi caused concern among TT fans when it unveiled the Shooting Brake concept at the Tokyo Motor Show last October. The Shooting Brake, which looks more like a hatchback than a sleek two-door coupe, was interpreted by many as a pointer to the next-

generation TT. It now seems the new TT will pick up some frontal design cues from the Shooting Brake, including the grille outline and the narrow headlights, but not the hatchback-style tail. Wider and longer than the current car, it is expected to be offered as a coupe at first, then as a convertible. Like the current TT, the new model probably will be available as a front-wheel-drive and an allwheel-drive. The 1.8-litre turbo engine powering the TT may be dropped for a more potent twolitre turbo. The TT line-up will also feature a top-of-the-line model with a V6 engine. Audi may use a scaled-down version of the Shooting Brake as the basis of its next-generation A2, which is being developed as a direct rival to the Mini. Audi never sold the current-generation A2 in Australia. The radically styled cityhatch, which used a lightweight aluminium body, was too small and too expensive to be considered for sale here. Audi Australia has confirmed it will import the storming RS4 wagon late this year, and will start importing the thunderous RS4 sedan in May. It will cost about $170,000. •

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Australian VW Performance Centre

10/25 Lusher Road CROYDON • P: 03 9725 5366 Contact Mick for trade pricing typically 10% off retail on most parts and services (up to value of $100). Dyno tuning at $60 per hour.

Camberwell Volkswagen 675 Burwood Road HAWTHORN • P: 03 9811 1888 Contact Dane Kelly and ask for member discount.

Technical Bookshop

323-331 LaTrobe Street MELBOURNE • P: 03 9600 0922 10% discount - does not apply to lower margin items such as magazines, some videos and sale/discount items.


4 Macquarie Place BORONIA • P: 03 9729 9281 Contact Michael Clark for 10% discount on parts (maximum discount $50). Does not include genuine or special orders.

Wolfsburg Automotive 966 Mt Alexander Road ESSENDON • P: 03 9370 3100 Contact Gary for club member prices.

U Drive

Mark Pring • P: 9217 8866 U Drive is offering a 10% discount on all courses to all members of car clubs. This applies to all our Formula Ford drive days & gift vouchers -

Volkshome Automotive 16 Commercial Drive THOMASTOWN • P: 03 9464 0366 Contact John for club member prices.

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• Club Membership Fees Single Membership (12 months) includes $10 application fee*

$50 per applicant

$ __________

$50 plus $20 per extra member

$ __________

Family Membership (12 months) includes $10 application fee*

*Membership Application Fee for first year members only


$ __________

• Please return this form together with your cheque or money order for payment to the above address. Please allow 28 days for processing.


Wagensville APR 06  

> Tuesday 11th April from 7pm April 2006 Volume 51 • Number 11

Wagensville APR 06  

> Tuesday 11th April from 7pm April 2006 Volume 51 • Number 11