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.

Classic Car Auctions – Buying

The saying “they just don’t make them like they use to” certainly applies to the automobile industry. I for one am a big fan and owner of classic cars. Some of my favorite classic cars include the Camaro, Shelby, Corvette, Thunderbird and just about any muscle car. There are a few automakers like Ford and Chevrolet that are trying to mimic that vintage look. But when it comes down to it there just isn’t anything like the original.

At the outset of my article I talked about how I’m an owner of classic cars. In fact I currently own a Shelby and in the past I owned two Corvettes. Now the amazing thing about my ownership of these classic sports cars is the fact that I paid way less than what they were valued at. These cars were not in bad condition either. I did make some modifications but the cars did not need them. They were already in great running condition.

Here’s the million dollar question… How in the world was I able to get those cars way under value and in perfect condition? The answer is by auctions. The government auctioned them off to me in a liquidation. All I had to do was travel 40 miles from where I live to go to the auction location, submit my auction and take it home. The bid I submitted was so low that I actually never expected to win. Turns out I did win and the cars I have owned I have sold and made profits on them.

Now if you are looking to own a classic car but don’t know how to afford them don’t let this opportunity pass you by. The government liquidates their stock of cars, including classic cars, all year long. And they do this nationally. Every state has its own auction program. So if you are really interested in getting classic cars this is the most affordable route I would recommend.

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.