HSCC VW Beetle Silverstone (Qualifying) 2012
The classic Volkswagen Beetle competitng in the 2012 Historic Touring Car
Championship is being campaigned by Just Kampers team member Ian Brown.
After the qualifying session we let Ian and his 1300cc air-cooled VW Beetle
catch their breath before asking Ian how the session had gone...
"This is only my second race in two years, and its my first race at
Silverstone, so it took a few laps to get a feel for the track. The
historic tyres were brand new so they offered very little grip during
qualifying. With my first lap I posted a time of 3:05 but by the end of
the session I was very satisfied to see that I had been able to get this
time down to 2:54. I'm competing in the 1151-1300cc class and I was really
pleased to qualify second in class with an overall grid position of 34th
(out of 47)."
Interestingly Ian's car is fitted with 2.5" Drop Spindles which lower the
VW Beetle while maintaining the correct steering geometry. These VW Beetle
Drop Spindles are available from Just Kampers - Learn more at
1965 swing axle Beetle, CSP disc brakes all round, 1285cc, 44 Webers, Engle
FK10 cam, reworked stock heads with stock sized valves, cooling by 12 inch
electric fan and ram air pipes, approx 120-125bhp@ 8000rpm. Bears close
ratio gearbox with a Quaife ATB diff, Dunlop historic crossply tyres,
weight around 740kg with driver. Front suspension: Stock beam, springs and
rubber bushes, adjustable Formula Vee anti-roll bar, 2.5" dropped spindles,
Quantum double adjustable motorsport dampers. Rear suspension: Stock
springs and rubber bushes, lowered 2 splines, custom made heavy duty
adjustable Z-bar, Quantum double adjustable motorsport dampers.
vw beetle documentary Classic Wheels (1/3)
This documentary gives a nice overview of the history of the volkswagen
beetle. It contains unique footage of Ferdinand Porsche standing near a
pre-war beetle. Before the war this was called the KdF Wagen.
The documentary was broadcast by Discovery Channel in 2004.
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