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  • MODIFIED VW CORRADO: DEDICATION

    Matt Bell on 27th July 2021

    The term ‘labour of love’ gets bandied about a lot, but if you’re looking for a genuine example then Jonathan Leyh’s 22-year modified VW Corrado build isn’t a bad place to start! 

  • BAGGED VW GOLF MK4: MUM’S THE WORD

    Matt Bell on 13th July 2021

    When life dealt Harley Kitt a cruel blow he sought therapy through the dark times in creating this ground-breaking bagged VW Golf Mk4 in loving memory of his late mother.

  • MODIFIED MK1 SCIROCCO: THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

    Matt Bell on 8th June 2021

    Evoking the spirit of show cars of the turn of the century, Sebastian Berndt’s modified Mk1 Scirocco takes that retro vibe and reworks it for a modern audience…

  • MK1 GOLF TRACK CAR: ‘RING KING

    Matt Bell on 1st June 2021

    The Golf that went Dutch, got re-registered and TÜV approved in Germany, and is now a forty-year-old tax-free ‘Ring legend. Here is Marco’s Mk1 Golf track car.

  • MODIFIED AUDI 100 COUPE: OLD’S COOL

    Matt Bell on 25th May 2021

    While newbies seem obsessed with their new-wave cars on air and wheels and their 15 minutes of fame, we’re grateful for the small number of diehards more interested in the bigger picture and the long game. Enter Andi Riley and his stunning modified Audi 100 Coupe.

  • TUNED MK1 GOLF VAN: THE M POWER STRIKES BACK

    Matt Bell on 10th May 2021

    If the forward-hinged bonnet doesn’t pique your interest, the presence of a BMW M Power engine certainly will. This tuned Mk1 Golf van is one build which keeps striking with surprising body blows, over and over…

  • TUNED LEON CUPRA: THE SHARPEST TOOL

    Matt Bell on 5th May 2021

    It might’ve been built to take a pounding on track, but Jairm Wooldridge’s tuned Leon Cupra also retains the looks to make even the finest show car red in the face. Because, after all, image is everything…

  • WIDEBODY MK5 GOLF GTI: SIMPLES

    Matt Bell on 29th April 2021

    The Mk5 Golf may have been around for a decade and a half but it can still look pretty damn fresh, especially after a few choice mods as Ryan’s widebody Mk5 Golf GTI will now demonstrate…

  • MODIFIED VW MK1 SCIROCCO: SMOOTH OPERATOR

    Matt Bell on 25th August 2020

    The Euro scene in Japan has one man to thank for its current direction: Junzo Shibatani. And his amazing modified VW Mk1 Scirocco demonstrates just why that is…

  • FC TV EP5 – ALL THINGS VW

    Matt Bell on 19th June 2020

    Welcome to FC TV! Think of this as a walking talking magazine and you’re there. This week Jules is joined by Performance VW magazine editor Elliott to talk all things VW.

  • TUNED AUDI R8: PVW THROWBACK

    Matt Bell on 4th June 2020

    Get a load of this tuned Audi R8. For many the V10 Audi R8 is the ultimate all-round usable supercar, but for Otto Winter it was merely the base for his idea of hypercar heaven!

  • PVW THROWBACK – TUNED VW CORRADO

    Matt Bell on 1st April 2020

    We take a look back at some of the epic features that graced the pages of our sister title Performance VW magazine. This time it’s Scott's VW Corrado from 2019…

  • RISE OF THE PHOENIX: VW BEETLE RACE CAR

    Matt Bell on 23rd March 2020

    After 25 years of ups and downs, Wayne Penrose’s insane, one-off Beetle race car – dubbed ‘Phoenix’ – is finally ready to hit the circuit. Prepare to be amazed…

  • PIT CREW: MODIFIED VW JETTA

    Matt Bell on 19th March 2020

    Mike Pitman says he likes to build his cars fast, and he likes to build ‘em custom, too. His VW Jetta here is the latest in a long line of out-the-box builds that has earned the title of a Pitman car.