Behind The Scenes at 65 Deluxe.

We love getting our hands dirty. When you see us at shows in our air-cooled VW’s you can be sure that 95% of the work done on them has been by our own hands. What if we couldn’t though? What if the job was too big or time just wasn’t on our side? What then? One of the...

Happy New Year!

2015 has been a rollercoaster of a year for Air Monkeys. We've had plenty to keep us busy and also we've managed to bring you some of our favourite features this year. Freddyfiles, The Volksworld Show, le Bug at Spa and Terry Settle's lowlight Karmann Ghia are a few...

Into The Blue

Well, what can we say - Richard Booth is a catch if we ever heard of one. Not only is he a fire fighter, but he also owns this beautiful 1965, 13 window deluxe! A winning combination surely! Though we should warn you ladies, he is already taken, sorry!    ...

Happy Christmas!

Thank you so much for all the support and love throughout 2016. We've had some pretty exciting things happen over the past year plus some quite testing times. We are changing how we do things at Air Monkeys in the next few months. I hope you will enjoy the changes we...

Air Monkeys Archive- A Flash of Green

Here at Air Monkeys magazine we have been trying to feature this bus for about 2 years now but we were finding it hard to get hold of the owner. That was until he took the bus into Absolute VW, in Castle Donnington, and with a bit of help from Stuart White we managed...

A Different Kind Of Air.

Japanese items and collectables have always been desired by the western world. Whether its ancient art or retro games machines to the latest Casio G Shock watch. It isn’t any different with their cars. They have a huge motoring history and a rich heritage in...

First Call. 1967 Beetle.

When people ask me what Air Monkeys is all about, I take great pride in iterating the fact that we pride ourselves on showcasing cars which may never otherwise get the attention they truly deserve, from some of the ‘big mags’. Certainly a cache for me at the time we...

Camping Zeeburg, Amsterdam

If you live in the UK deciding to take your first camping trip on the mainland can be a bit daunting. We are writing to tell you not to be worried about it! As a part of our summer road trip this year, in which we visited le Bug Show and some city breaks, we camped...

Air Monkeys Archive- El Concreto

    El Concreto Ashleigh Morrow was born into a Volkswagen loving family, and the brain washing started young, and rightly so we say! When she was a baby her mum had a Lipstick Pink Convertible Beetle, which was kitted out with a baby harness for baby...

Air Monkeys Archive- White Water

This car has been playing somewhat of a Mercutio over the past few years. What I mean by that is, like Shakespeare’s character is not a Montague nor or Capulet, this early Golf is sitting somewhere along the fence that divides the Air and Water scene that we live in...

Andrea Lattanzio’s does Lego!

Andrea Lattanzio (aka Norton74) has been a fan of LEGO since childhood. He loves to build great scale models and especially trucks and vans. His models have been featured in many specialised magazines and he’s well known in the international LEGO fan communities. When...

Buchstabenmuseum- Museum of Letters.

The main aim for the Buchstabenmuseum is the preservation and documentation of letters. This may sound like the weirdest museum ever but we found its one of the coolest. You know those massive lettered signs on top of buildings? What happened when the business closes...

Air Monkeys Archive- The Rothfink Razor.

The Rothfink Razor Thanks for letting us look at your amazing car. What’s your name and where do you come from? (in the style of blind date!) Hello Cilla! My name is Craig and I come from CAERPHILLY!!!! And could I just take this opportunity to say how striking that...

Smithers Custom Paint Studio

Full Name: Neil Smith   Artist Name: SMITHERZ (Automortal -Kustom Paint Studio) Location: Nottingham/ Derby Day Job: Designer Thanks for taking the time to talk to us. We’ve been a fan of your work since you first hit the scene. What do you think makes your work...

Workzone Impact Wrench

Tools; an all too often overlooked importance, if not necessity to Air-cooled Volkswagen Ownership. Unless you're the kind of guy who sends their pride and joy into a premium mechanic for every single job, then chances are you're going to get your hands dirty every...

Moonshine Motors

By now you are aware we have a strong partnership with our local restoration shop Moonshine Motors. Many of you would have seen there Mustang's which they built to a very high standard. Lets get to know them a little better. If I was going to take my pride and joy to...

Clique53 x Deadhaus Motounion

With the British winter fast approaching we were looking for one last jaunt out in the cars. At this time of year there aren't many big weekend shows as the nights are cold and the days are short. We wanted a relaxed, one day event for us to drive to and chill out....

RSVP BBQ ’15

With a brand new venue for 2015 the RSVP BBQ was taking the next big step all event organisers have to take. How do we make the day better, bigger and more appealing. For a few years the guys and girls in the RSVP club, from Redditch, have been inviting the air-cooled...

le Bug Show. 2015.

We've been fairly quiet at Air Monkeys HQ recently. Our normal day jobs have eaten away at our time. I'm hoping that over the next few months we can re-focus and correct the balance. We love finding the coolest cars and products for you to look at and enjoy. There is...

Thank You!

This is a post to each and everyone of our readers and supporters. Recently we had a testing time at a major VW Show. The show in question is a great VW show that happens every single year, drawing in massive crowds and making a lot of people very happy. Unfortunately...

Forty Horse Square

Car: Volkswagen Variant  / Owner: Chris Creed / Photos:  Abby Creed / Air Monkeys Magazine: Samantha Eynon We came across this beauty of a squareback when the guys from Forty Horse Apparel got in touch with us. We had a look at their website, ( fortyhorse.com.au ) and...

Terry Settle’s Lowlight Ghia

I have been waiting to write this feature for what feels like forever. The wait is finally over and we can speak about how awesome this car is! Many of you in the UK will have seen this car at various shows and events but of course we have readers from around the...

Air Monkeys Magazine. Issue 14 is here!

The long wait for issue 14 is finally here! Sorry its been a long time coming. We just wanted to make sure we could give you the best issue we could! Click HERE to read issue 14 for free! All our features in this issue are very special. The cover star car is Terry...

Moonshine ’68 Mustang Coupe

Our friends at Moonshine Motors have built this perfect coupe. We could not be more stoked for them. They offer anything from servicing to full restoration on classic and modern cars. Check them out now. This 1968 Ford Mustang Coupe has been full restored with a...

Issue 14.

It's really isn't long now until we can share our 14th issue of our free online magazine with you. It's been a while in the making but we have been working flat out to bring you the best content. Stay...

Meet Macy

Car: Volkswagen Beetle  / Owner: Matt Rudd & Samantha Lowbridge / Photos:  Joss Ashley / Air Monkeys Magazine: Joe Eynon Meet Matt Rudd and Sam Lowbridge’s slammed 63 Beetle.  We had noticed Macy quite a lot at various VW events throughout 2014 and she never...

Issue 14! Coming soon.

We've been away for a while but we will soon be back with a brand new issue of our free online magazine. Keep an eye on our website for all the latest news on upcoming issues and events. We can't wait to share this issue with you. It has some amazing photography in it...

Beach Buggy Bash

Beach Buggy Bash- Black Rock Sands- Words and Photos by Hazel Buller Since 2014 was the 50th anniversary of the Beach Buggy, it seemed only appropriate to take a trip to Black Rock Sands, Porthmadog, at the end of the season as a last hurrah of the year. We had...

DTA End of Season Meet

DTA End of Season Meet 19th October 2014. James Cond Printing Works, Birmingham, UK words: Joe Eynon photos: Joss Ashley Evolution is a wonderful thing, we see it all the time in the automotive scene. Car builders are well aquatinted with the word, and we’ve even...

Win this fantastic custom cooler!

We are stoked to announce we have a brand new competition to kick start the UK show season. You can win this one-off custom cooler which is perfect for carrying your precious items, beer and chocolate, when your out and about in your VW this summer. We ran a full...

Issue 13 is out now!

Our thirteenth issue of our free online magazine is out today! We have been working hard all winter to bring you some amazing cars, great photography, interesting interviews and all the best show reports. Here is what you will find in issue 13! 2 stunning Beetles....

Issue 13! Out 20/02/15

Our thirteenth issue is due to hit your screens on the 20th Feb! This issue, being the 13th, may have been a banana skin of an issue but we've managed to pull together some amazing features for you to feast your eyes on! First of all we have a double up on amazing...

The Photo Bus

Car: Volkswagen Early Baywindow  / Owner: Vince Hutchings / Photos:  Vince Hutchings / Air Monkeys Magazine: Joe Eynon Most businessess that use VW’s tend to be some sort of catering company, be it ice cream, cake, hot drinks or hot food, so when we heard about the...

Squeakythinger Productions

We’ve long been an admirer of his photos so we thought we’d introduce you to the man behind SqueakyThinger, Raf Carrera.   Tell us a little about your background? I am completely self-taught. My professional life has very little, to nothing, to do with...

Fueled Society 2014

Fueled Society. 2014. Nostell Priory, Wakefield. Ever since 2013’s Fueled Society I have been looking forward to 2014’s offering. It really is that good. Our involvement with Fueled Society has grown and developed much like the show has. In 2012 we went to the first...

Moonshine Motors- 67 Mustang

Here at Air Monkeys we like mixing thing up a bit. You are used to us sending the very best air-cooled VW's your way but we love all cars. We especially love American muscle. Our friends at Moonshine Motors have just finished the restoration of this 67 Mustang.  ...

Gary’s Picnic.

Gary’s Picnic  Shakespeare County Raceway 4th-5th July 2014 words by Edd Thorpe. photos by Scott Savage. If there was ever a close call on what my personal favourite show at Shakespeare County Raceway is then this epitomises it. Gary’s Picnic, incorporated into the...