The V W Golf was planned to be a worthy successor to the venerable Beetle, a move that required dynamic thinking and a clean drawing board if Volkswagen was to continue to hold its position at the nucleus of top motor manufacturers. Where the Golf differed from the crowd was in the out-sourced design work of Giorgetto Giugiaro and his resultant distinctive body design, for here was the world's first hatchback.
James Richardson has had a passion for the Volkswagen marque for many years and currently owns both air-cooled and water-cooled models. His spare time is spent researching and writing about the history of Volkswagen and its cars. James has amassed an enviable hoard of archive material over the years and continues to search out material relating to all models of Volkswagen - resident Cumbria