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THE JOKER BUGGY We have a winner.

On on Monday 18th December, we all came together at the Crosswells Inn for this year’s Santa’s a Gangster draw. So many people came out to support the event; Friends, Family, Traders and the local community.

It was a fantastic evening with BuzBeats Radio entertaining the crowds, before everyone dug deep, raising over £750 more for the appeal. Then the time came for the draw, and to say it was emotional would be an understatement. Jims Widow, Louise and son, Tom were invited on to the stage to draw the winning ticket and give away the buggy that Jim never got to build for himself.

The Tombola was spun, the ticket was picked and the lucky winner was ……………. Jason Wigley! Jason is on holiday at the momment and honestly thought it was a wind-up when he heard the news. Well done Jason!

WELCOME We have over 20 years experience.

VolksMagic are an established VW based restoration and custom workshop based in Oldbury, West Midlands, near junction 2 of the M5 motorway. We have a wealth of new and preloved parts in stock for all Volkswagens from 1950’s to present day.

As well as supplying Doon Buggy kits for self build, we can also provide a full range of services and parts to help you achieve your dream.

Chassis restoration and shortening work is a speciality using a specially designed alignment jig, from minor repair to fully rolling floorpans.
We can undertake any level of build, from finishing, repair, chassis and engine builds, to fully complete turn key Beach Buggies.

We can manufacture anything from single roll hoops to full bespoke roll cages using specialist tube bending equipment, as well as being able to supply a full wiring service.

Full donor dubs are always available to purchase. In addition we can supply all the parts required to complete your build including quality second hand parts, new standard parts and full custom accessories such as wheels, headlights, rear lights, seats and modern steering column upgrades.

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This Sunday, we're sponsoring the trophies at WVVW's Dubs at the Bush 2024 where they'll be raising money for the amazing When You Wish Upon a Star charity that makes wishes come true for children with life-threatening illnesses. There is loads going on including dub display, market stalls, bouncy castles, face painting, Central Legion cosplayers, BuzBeats Internet Radio, the Santa's a Gangster Baja Buggy and much, much more. It's running between 10am and 4:15 pm and is totally free to enter, so pop along and show them some support!Hollybush Garden Centre, Aquaria & PetsWarstone RdShareshillWolverhamptonWV10 7LX ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

We're all going on a Summer holiday, no more working for a week (sadly, not two). Volksmagic will be closed for the next week, reopening on Monday 15th July. We'll reply to all messages on our return!See you soon! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

OK you guys … our good friends over at VW World Ltd have a competition , A little background on VWW Independent VAG specialists that’s really know there trade , always supporting Santa's a Gangster . We also send lots of parts parcels to them direct from VolksMagic.So come on SHARE SHARE SHARE this and you may even win that uber cool Race inspired jacket . ... See MoreSee Less
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Today we have traveled to Oldbury in the West Midlands to visit Lee Southerton and the team at VolksMagic. Whilst the business may be best known as a VW dismantler, 30 years on it has become so much more than that. From hard-to-find used parts to brand-new beach buggy builds and classy camper conversions. Let us show you around one of the most incredible customer visits we’ve ever made.

RUN TO THE SUN Proud to be a sponsor.

Back in ’87, born from a love of custom cars the first ever Run to the Sun took place on Fistral Beach. Then shortly after, moved to its longest standing home at Trevelgue Holiday Park, and now, they are about to start a brand new Chapter as they return from a 10 year sabbatical.

RTTS ….. the Resurrection?? Having taken a few years away and reflecting on life; they’re back!! They have grown, evolved and some may even say matured. Whatever has happened, they are back, bringing one of the most sought after Volkswagen and Custom Car Shows back to Cornwall.

VolkMagic is delighted to be the official sponsor for the Show n’ Shine competition, so, click the button below, get your tickets booked and get involved in something special!

VW WESTY MELVIS Built for Wheeler Dealers: Dream Cars.
VW WIZARD As seen on Car S.O.S.
HISTORY Where did the magic begin?

Volksmagic was started in 1992 by a few friends who had a shared interest in the VW scene and these quirky automobiles. Neil Reynolds (aka Ren), Graeme Freeman (aka Fop) and myself, Lee Southerton (aka Magic) along with the help of Mark Southerton, Steven Hodnett, Bert, Lee the Dreads and even the Sheriff was about then. Without all these great people Volksmagic would not have been born.

The laughter, fun and drunken evenings shared at Trade shows, meeting the best of people who we have come to call our VW family. After renting an industrial unit on Tat Bank Road, which became the first home for the gathering of these petrol heads. I have fond memories of driving through Black Heath with Ren and Fop in Fop’s Type 2, listening to Bohemian Rhapsody, singing at the top of our voices, feeling on top of the world, more than likely doing the beer run before a show.

All we needed was a name, what the hell should we call ourselves? I must give credit to Mark Southerton for this, as one morning all of us stroll into the cafe talking about names and Mark says “what about Volksmagic”, so we chewed it over a bacon roll and that’s it Volksmagic was born!

Over the next year or so, Fop moved on due to work commitments and to become part of The VWDRC, which is now the oldest running one make drag club in the world. His amazing Beetle known as Sick Bubblegum (named after a Rob Zombie song) and with the race number VWPro204 absolutely flies and has a fastest pass time so far of 11.7sec qtr at 112mph!

About a year later, Ren moved on to focus on supplying new parts for Volkswagens and I kept Volksmagic running with lots of help from Mark, Steve, Sheriff and the new guy, Mark Bradley (aka Brad). In the beginning we seemed to be doing trade shows almost every weekend, which although was great fun, was heavily demanding and did not enable us to concentrate on building customers dubs. So, I made a conscious decision to focus on the workshop for a few years.

We moved onto a bigger yard and workshop in Park Lane, where we set up our new HQ and this is where we remain today.

Steven Davis (aka Boz) joined the team some time later and we started back at the shows with Bus Fest (then known as Van Fest). At Bus Fest, a new group of Magicsters was in town, along with Peter Whiteside (aka Mario), Paul Hodgetts (aka Yampy), Chris Holmes (aka Dep), Darren Sanders, Dale Roberts, Drew and Tracey Wigley, Tyler Brett, Chris James (aka the Rabbiter), Mike and Bill Perry.

We took the shows by storm, with parts, salvage and sales pitch. Seems Volksmagic kind of grew up and came back! Then along came V Dubs in the Valley, which is our back to back show with Bus Fest, where we get to chill a little more, kick back and enjoy the weekend. Over the years we have been lucky enough to get our show cars featured in magazines, out on destination for adverts and filming and involved in multiple TV shows.

I must say this was heavily promoted by John Clewer (aka JC) and Simon Chadwick (aka Chad) who have both been invaluable support over the years. The classic car show at the NEC is where we get to take a couple of show cars and Steve Rea and the Association of British VW Clubs show them for the weekend; another gathering of great petrol heads. Volksmagic are official trade sponsors of Bus Fest and V Dubs in the Valley, we seem to have become a gathering of great people; associates becoming friends.

SERVICES What can we do for you?


If you need it, we probably have it! We stock for all Volkswagens from 1950’s to present day. If you can’t see what you need on our eBay, please, give us a call.

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Is your dub looking a tad tired? or maybe you have been in an accident? Don't worry. Our professional workshop can take care of any repair work, large or small.

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If you have big plans, but need a little guidance or expertise, have no fear. Here at VolksMagic we can take charge of your project and turn your dream into reality.

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If you have you ever thought of owning your own Doon Buggy, you're in the right place! Give us a call and ask to speak to Lee; He will custom build to your own design.

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We don't just work on other people’s dubs here at VolksMagic, we also hold a great range of new and old dubs and completed projects, all ready for you to drive away in.

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We have worked and continue to work with many of the well-known motoring television shows including Car SOS, Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars and many more besides.

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Santa’s a Gangster does amazing work for charity; collecting toys to ensure everyone has a gift to open on Christmas morning and raising funds for less fortunate kids.

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We stock a great range of merchandise for both adults and kids. This includes stickers, accessories, t-shirts, hoodies and hats, with lots more coming soon!

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Back to ’89 or B289 started back in 2001 with Stu Betty, Michael Leche, Alex Markille and Simon Tomlin. The first 89 display was at Bug Jam that year with 25 legendary cars taking you back in time.

Since then, 20 years have passed with me continuing from the first display with many cars found and bought into the Back to ’89 displays. The ethos being that the car needs to be well known on the show circuit from the 80s to the mid 2000’s.

Highlights in those two decades has been the EBI B289 display, sponsoring and making the California Prado 80’s Back to 89 trophy given out at the end of the weekend. Multiple magazine features, TV and radio interviews has helped spread the word. Including the Volksworld Vaults with 2 years of features.

PREVIOUS PROJECTS We can manage your project from start to finish.
OUR TEAM Our skills trump the competition.
BUZBEATS Retro internet radio.
BUZ BEATS is a brand new internet retro radio station broadcasting 24 hrs a day all across the UK!

With all the best hits from 1975-2005. 100% Add free non-commercial radio, playing feel-good music to get you through the current situation. In years to come Buzbeats will be Running alongside the Beerbuz Mobile Bar combining great music and great Beer for the ultimate night in or out!

Based in Shropshire with local information, weather and news this will be the place to be keep locked in too for some great local DJs playing all genres of music to make u feel good! 24/7.

OUR ADDRESS We stock thousands of new and used parts.
CONTACT US Get in touch to discuss your needs.
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