Jimmy says Jonnies Jetta is on it’s way over the water. All, (and the dealership) are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the super pimped, booted beauty… with baby Recaro.


With barely nothing left other than 4 rollers and a lump, Liam’s hardcore arse-kart came face-to-face with the Grim Reaper, ending, crumpled …but… We hear its not all over. Liam being Liam, has flicked the V’s, knicked his scyth, and will be back soon in something suitably Sheffield.

It’ll be reet.

RIP Polo

KAT was cool

RIP Polo

RIP Polo

Our man in NYC (well Brooklyn, to be precise, and not annoy him), just let us know about the Gypsy Cab Project, a PR jolly that Volkswagen USA instigated to try and discover what it is that makes city driving a unique experience (and sell some cars). They gave a chap called Steve a black MK5 Rabbit with some rather snazzy yellow livery, and he set about giving anyone - who was brave enough to jump in - a free ride to their destination, in exchange for an insight into there thoughts.

He grabbed a few quick ‘n’ dirty phonecam pics for us whilst out in search of a nice cup of lapsang souchong last night…

gypsy cab project Mk5 golf

gypsy cab project Mk5 golf

gypsy cab project Mk5 golf

… and the rest of the story is over HERE. Nice one Clint.

Last weekend we did a bit of this…

Hello all - Mr&MrsRoast here with an update from the U.S of A!!

We’re currently in the Apple store off Market St haveing a whale of a time leaving Zentral Krap over as many pooters as poss!

Stay tuned for more action as it comes!

In preparation for the assault on the States MrRoast has decided upon his weapon of choice. Think Geoff-man from Byker Grove crossed with one of the blokes from Zulu.

Bring it on - an Englishman in Vegas. Viva Zentral Krap!

The blackness around the nails says it all really. Central Lee has yet another year of ups n downs ahead of him, and phew, am i happy… yes folks, it passed! not quite sure how, but its probably due to the ancient powers of greyskull or something. Whatever the case, it means nothing but everything to me :)

What will those kerayzee Eastern chaps do next?!!?! Just plain weird

Rachels Photonika submission

I’ve just been accepted into the Photonika exhibition in Cologne. One of my Lomographic images will be gracing the biggest Lomowall ever created very soon at Cologne exhibition center 26th Sept - 1st Oct

Lomography for those who don’t know is Lo-fi analogue photography with little old russian cameras. My Lomohome is here

Ok… so I’m driving along on a road test with my new apprentice of 3 weeks, we approach and overtake a slow moving dust cart. This is all fine until my new tea maker goes

“my mate’s a dustman………….he gets to keep whatever he finds”

hmmmm I think?? I can see there may be some gems to be found (I must confess to a certain amount of skip dipping in magazine printers, and VW parts dept’s in my younger days), It was his next remark however, that nearly had me driving into a ditch with shock….

“yeah! he got a fish skin hat one day”


gone to edition 38


With the Rabbit truck safe in the hands of it’s new owner, I had no excuse but to crack on with the new project i had stashed away the previous year. Like a pirate an his burried booty the time had come for me to dig out the sorry looking booted wonder.

Six months later, and what started out as a quick tidy about, has ended up a bit posher than I was planning. A few traumas, a few lucky finds, and a fair few late nights have got me this far. It’s all good, and it’s ready to roll.

It is a sad day for all. Chumpy, the paradigm of the fancy fish, has passed away. No more will his boggle-eyed black form be seen swimming beneath Log or bobbing buoyantly to the surface. We will miss you.

David Shrigley's Central Park poster;

The International superstar artist David Shrigley has produced one of his famously skew-whif and perhaps borderline frightening posters for us. Staring Tyrannosaurus-Beadle and some other dinosaurs in wigs, it invites everyone over to our side of the campsite at E38 for a small glass of celebratory sherry. The original text read…

‘Hello everyone a small celebratory drinks ‘n’ that doo going on at about ten past nine on friday evening at edition thirty eight to celebrate our recent success at securing site of the month in pvw so come over yeah and bring your own sausage. Ta.’

…but you know what artists are like, so it doesn’t make a huge amount of sense anymore (if it ever did). Click on the Bronto-skinhead to have a look at the full majesty of his creation.


We were away for a long weekend, it was supposed to be a trip to Mania, but on the Wednesday before, the Caddy started loosing oil. Rather than sitting around sulking about what could have been, Lee and I went down to Bournemouth to see Wayne, and do lots of non car stuff.

Saturday afternoon, I get a text message telling me to get a copy of PVW urgently… so there we were, in Borders at 7pm, I went off to leaf through Graphotism, and Lee gets distracted by something with Kate Moss on the cover… meanwhile, Wayne gets on with the job in hand, and up goes a ‘no way’

It made what could have been a bit of a flat weekend into a far more satisfying experience, and gave us a perfect excuse to do daft stuff. Thank you, it was cool.


Had a moment to sort a few things out on the truck… it goes a little somethin’ like this…

Reversing Lights - Check!
Tranny oil drippin’ out of the speedo cable hole - Check!
Brake light wiring loom - Check!

and probably most importantly of all…

Radiator fan - Oh yesh, Check!

and a bit of fancy just because i felt pleased with myself…

Rear light M3 style flip - Check!

Ahhhh, now that feels good. Just gotta find some time to get the welder out now.


*Forced rat is NOT cool.

recently at the garage i have started to notice that approximatley half of the old dudes that use us for repairs, all seem to wreek of t.c.p! what exactly are they doing with it? maybe it’s some trick they learnt as a kid,when aftershave wasn’t available? or does it disguise the fact that they have been down the pub all day? i dunno but i am starting to get really bugged by it.

Considering what Australia had to face in Group F, i’m chuffed to bits that they made it through to the next round - phew - nice one lads.