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With over 21 million Volkswagen Beetles manufactured in an air-cooled, rear engine, rear wheel drive configuration, the Beetle is the longest running and most manufactured vehicle of a single design platform anywhere in the world. The simple design and classic looks made this car an icon of the 20th and 21st century and people wanted their car to stand out from the crowd.

billabug at the voldworld show

Thump! Thump! was set-up by two young Volkswagen enthusiasts called Jay Townsend and Gary Constable in the 1980’s & 1990’s. They quickly became famous for creating some of the most outlandish Volkswagens the British VW scene had ever seen, the most famous of which is a certain VW Beetle named billabug, based around the ‘Billabong’ surf wear!


Take a more indepth look at some of the most ground breaking VWs ever made in the UK and Europe . . . Billabug, Targabug, Lemon Bav, Mirage Beach, The Tempest and many more . . . and the history of the humble Volkswagen Beetle in the British VW Scene.

Watch videos from the Thump! Thump! archives from VW shows and meets like the Santa Pod Bug Jam, Ace Cafe in London, Ultra VW’s Bug Boogie and the Volksworld show.

thump crew relaxing at ware lido

The Gallery features pictures of VW show cars from the past and present, custom parts, VW Shows, clothing and general all round VW madness!

The online shop has a wide range of Volkswagen gifts and merchandise such as VW Books, VW Artwork, VW Ceramics, VW DVDs,VW Clothing and VW Accessories.

If you would like anything added to the site or would just like to get in touch then please use the contact page and we will get back to you.