For Sale in UK: Genuine Okrasa Motor

Genuine, complete 1300 36hp Okrasa unit.
Unused for the last 2 years, came from Drew Colome's Hebmuller and only ever done low miles since its build. £9500.00

See full ad here.

Volksworld Show

It finally feels like summer is around the corner as we went to the Volksworld show this weekend. It was great to meet up with everyone again.

Our mate Ian has got his Judson fitted up to his '64 bahama blue bug, so it seemed the right thing to park the bugs up next to each other so you can compare the differences in these two oldspeed 34hp motors.

A close up of Ian's very smart motor. It sounded great when he fired it up.

Another bit of vintage speed goodness lurked under the hood of the Ben Lewis prepared bonkers country buggy

Sweet, a Porsche 912 motor set up by Mr Keith Seume himself. Not too shabby, eh?

We're back.

After another shoddy gap. We're back and we'll be updating the blog throughout the summer with all sorts of oldspeed related goodness. And news on that dyno session when we sort it.

Speedwell Sprint Carb Kit For Sale

Speedwell Sprint Carb Kit for sale on Restowagen UK:

Complete with all original Speedwell parts THIS is not a repro kit it is totally OG and has taken 6 years to piece together using Speedwell parts . It comes with a copy of the full fitting instructions too.

Price £ 1500 GBP I can box and ship this world wide.
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MAHAG German vintage speed exhaust for sale...

We got sent a link to this MAHAG vintage speed exhaust for sale via Turns out its our good friend Thomas from Oldspeed-Register who's selling it. Very nice it is too, if we didn't have the Abarth, we'd be very tempted.

Vintage Glitter

I found these pics on an ad for an original, untouched Porsche 356. I had to share them with you vintage speed heads out there. Nice.

Back in Action

That is a bad joke, as, back with a nice, new MOT, we took to the bug up to VW Action at Santa Pod this weekend. Fresh from it's 500 mile service, the motor performed admirably, and for the first time we could open it up a little (not toooooo much still). It felt like there was lots of power there to be had.

On the way back we hit the mother of all thunderstorms on the M25, with deep water on the roads and monsoon style rain. The 6 volt system did it's bit very well, but we spent Monday drying the car out - some flooded parts of the motorway were deeper in water than the floorpan :-(

The plan now is to put another few hundred miles on the motor, then have it looked over again then dyno'd to make sure the carbs and everything are set-up as good as possible - and to get that all-important BHP figure :-)

One of the Restowagen guys took a couple of sweet pics of the motor, here's one... cheers Tony!

Judson Supercharger for Sale

There is a complete Judson Supercharger for a 25/30 hp engine, rebuilt by George Folchi in the USA for sale on Volkszone in the UK. £1250.


Check out the website of David Mark Mayes, - it's got loads of vintage speed related goodness on it, including his amayesing (geddit?!?!) collection of vintage speed parts - the 1300/1500 okrasa kit above being just one example. Also there's a great story of a 60's drag engine that he found and the previous owners story here.