Classic Car News and Drives

Conquering the Sani Pass in a 1968 VW Country Buggy

Conquering the Sani Pass in a 1968 VW Country Buggy
Collector Leon Potgieter bought this rare Volkswagen 36 days before he planned to tackle the challenging Sani Pass. The car had to be partially re...

COLLECTION: Air-cooled treasure trove

COLLECTION: Air-cooled treasure trove
We visit Tyrone Morris at what he calls his “carthedral”, one of the most impressive Volkswagen collections in South Africa.  Words and images: Wi...

MODERN CLASSIC: Living with the rare VW Golf GTI Clubsport S

MODERN CLASSIC: Living with the rare VW Golf GTI Clubsport S
It is fair to say that since the fifth generation of its iconic Golf GTI, Volkswagen has consistently produced a lineage of superb modern hot hatc...

COLLECTION: Air-Cooled Goodness in Pretoria

COLLECTION: Air-Cooled Goodness in Pretoria
Leon Potgieter’s 4-car air-cooled garage is one of the best we’ve come across, offering some fascinating car and aviation paraphernalia. He takes...

VW Golf Mk1 GTI - the original pocket rocket

VW Golf Mk1 GTI - the original pocket rocket
  Is the Mk1 VW Golf GTI the perfect attainable classic car? Johannesburg's Stuart König believes it is! The Volkswagen Golf GTI is arguably one of...

Gerhard Ryksen's stunning Volkswagen collection

Gerhard Ryksen's stunning Volkswagen collection
The neatest Volkswagen collection in South Africa can be found outside what is known as the rose city of South Africa, Bloemfontein. Gerhard Rykse...

SentiMETAL Episode 17: Volkswagen SP2

SentiMETAL Episode 17: Volkswagen SP2
We have seen it often... When a division of a car company develops its own cars, the interesting results are often very appealing. This could be i...

Retro Comparison: Volkswagen Golf VR6 vs Opel Kadett 200t S

Retro Comparison: Volkswagen Golf VR6 vs Opel Kadett 200t S
We head to Midvaal Raceway to drive two hot hatch icons of the '90s. Coming from old foes Volkswagen and Opel, you'd expect these 2 machines to be...

Volkswagen celebrates the Karmann Ghia

Volkswagen celebrates the Karmann Ghia
Volkswagen is celebrating the 65th anniversary of its pretty Type 14 Karmann Ghia with a display featuring the last one ever built at the Brem...

Would you electrify your classic VW Kombi?

Would you electrify your classic VW Kombi?
The electrification of classic cars is increasingly common, but would you do it? Isn't the rattly engine sound of a Volkswagen Type 2 Kombi part...

VW Split-Window: Splitty Vibes in Episode 8

VW Split-Window: Splitty Vibes in Episode 8
Classic Volkswagen buses, or Type 2s as they are more formally known, were supposed to be hardy, cheap commercial alternatives to the VW Beetle of...