Volkwagen Golf MK1 – A Modern Day Classic

With the VW Golf MK1 (Rabbit in the US) has now become a ‘Modern day Classic’ out there with the best of them. There is fast become a growing demand for ‘Restored’ Cars. With the most desirable examples
i.e. the Campaign edition Commanding premium prices.

The German Built Volkswagen MK1 was first produced in April of 1974 and production continued until 1983.

Over the years the models were updated. From the metal chrome bumpers to larger plastic ones. 5 speed Gearboxes, Fuel injected engine 1600cc then the 1800cc All Followed.

The earlier models (pre 1979) Are also now becoming very desirable. The chrome bumpers alone are fetching big money.

The main problem with the earlier models is they rust. The main areas they rust are the inner front wheel arches, Outer and inner sill panels, Front and rear floor sections and the Inner rear arches. If you manage to find a good one grab it. Quality early cars can appreciate in Value and therefore will offer a good investment.

1981-83 Cars were produced in great numbers with the GTi and Convertible been the Top of the Range. Yet these still suffer really badly with rust. There are plenty of 1600 gti hatchback still around, yet finding a good one is becoming increasingly difficult. Apart from rusting they also suffer with numerous fuel Injection faults often caused by the fuel filler neck rusting. If you can get your hands on a ‘Good one’ not only will you have a good usable everyday car but a ‘modern classic’ that should increase in value.

The most desirable now among enthusiasts and collectors is the ‘Campaign’ Edition. This was made from August 1983 until 1984. This model features Factory Fitted steel Sunroof,Leather Bound steering wheel, Green tinted glass, Spring loaded fuel cap key cover, Fog lamps in the grill and Pirelli ‘P’ Alloys. The models command some serious prices. But when looking at purchasing a campaign model as the are a lot of ‘Fake’ ones out there.

Van Racking For a Productive Utility Vehicle

Van racking is a vital part of van storage systems. Putting van racks in your vehicle, both internal and external racks can greatly help you to make additional space and storage capacity, thus giving you more space to place your working materials. The system of vehicle racking can help you organize your storage space, especially on the interior. In this way, you can avoid having a disorganized and cluttered workspace. It is easier to achieve high work productivity if the workspace is very organized and in order. Investing on roof racks and van accessories is an effective way to increase the productivity of your work.

There are different kinds of racks that you can choose from that are readily available in the market today. There are auto roof racks, tube carriers and van side racks that you can use for your vehicle. Depending on your storage needs and the weight capacity of your vehicle, you can try other van shelving options, ranging from the basic to the complex systems so you can have a more productive workspace. You can be free to choose any type of shelving system or racking for your utility vehicle, as long as they are suitable to your storage needs and capacity.

Van racking can also increase your vehicle’s carrying capacity, thus allowing for a more efficient and productive van. You can attach van roof bars on your vehicle so it can carry longer ladders. Strong roof racks are effective to use when the van needs to carry heavy loads and equipment.

Van racks are very helpful if you own a utility vehicle. Various shelving systems can help you be more organized, thus giving more productivity and efficiency on your quality of work.