Mk2 Golf GTI 16V Review

Volkswagen Golf GTI 16V


Classic cars are all the rage so we thought it was about time to review one of the upcoming classics the Volkswagen Golf Mk2 GTI, the hot hatch legend if you will, this particular Mk2 is our very own car, the 16 valve 1.8. The older Golf cars have now become iconic fast catching up with the Beetle etc, they are now a very desirable car, classic and retro and of great interest to the classic car collector.

Now as you would expect this Golf isn't like the new ones as you'd expect, however how different do you think it really is? The answer is extremely different, it's considerably bigger, especially the later models, no driving assists and nowhere near as economical, but a whole lot more fun.

fShare
0

T5 projects first adventure

Winter is here and we're experiencing all types of challenging driving weather however that didn't stop us going out in a rather special VW T5 camper, seeking our goal of
 
fShare
0

Restoring Bertie Part 1

Restoring Bertie Part 1
 
Bertie Beetle has now been with us for around two months. Due to other projects not a large amount of work has been done on the bug. Now that other projects are coming to an end, work has resumed on bertie today.
 
 
When Bertie arrived we resolved some electrical problems so that the car would run. However there are still many outstanding problems with the electrics. When Bertie arrived there was a stereo and speakers fitted this meant that there was a large amount of wiring. To make the repairs on the electrics easier they were removed. We are now also aware that he will need a new alternator as the battery is not charging. Most of the wiring will be replaced this will be to avoid future problems.
 
As well as working on the electrics we have also ordered some new parts such as the alternator, paint and filler. We are also bidding on some chrome bumpers which include mounting brackets.
 
We hope to make a large amount of progress in the next few months.
fShare
0

BHP UK remap Rolling road T5

Last week I received an invite to attend a remap on my friends VW Transporter Type 5 at BHP UK HQ located in the Time technology park in Burnley, previously the T5 had been tuned at Cumbria VAG held in June at the Westmorland Show Ground, however the bus needed a few tweaks.

fShare
0

30 millionth VW Golf

30 Millionth VW Golf 

 

30 Millionth VW Golf rolls off the production line

The 30,000,000 VW Golf Rolls Off The Production Line

A Golf TDI BlueMotion, the world’s 30 millionth car rolled off the production line at the Wolfsberg factory plant on 13th June 2013. This pushes the Volkswagen Golf into second position as the best selling car in history.

This milestone VW will be officially displayed for employees on Saturday 15th June at the Wolfberg plant’s open day.

The Mk1 Golf began pruction in early 1974. Since that date 2,000 people on average have purchased a brand new model every single day for the last 39 years.

Also on the same day the award European Car of the Year 2013 was officially accepted by Prof. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management Volkswagen AG, this was determined by an international jury consisting of 60 members.

There are now seven generations of Volkswagen Golf in circulation in the worlds car markets today.

 

fShare
0