Rob – Managing Director
Rob has accumulated a number of VW's since first becoming
interested in the scene and has worked on and restored them himself carrying
out everything from welding, prep and paint to electrics and interior trim. His
current collection of VW's include a RHD 1956 Oval Beetle, a 1966 Deluxe
Beetle, a 1972 customised Beetle, a 1978 Baywindow twin slider panel van, a
1964 Splitscreen Samba and a 1975 Eriba Puck. Since being involved in the scene
he has always wanted to create a company where the customer comes first and
gets high quality parts for prices he would want to pay himself and is endeavouring
to do just that.
Ray - Engineering
Ray (Rob's Dad) has been in the engineering game for around
40 years now and has put his hand to pretty much anything and succeeded in his
goal. He now helps to develop various products for the VW scene through Cool
Air. Ray designs and manufactures all of the parts that Cool Air are bringing
into the industry, from Adjustable and Narrowed Beams, Reconditioned Standard and
Drop Spindles, Reconditioned Torsion Arms, Repair Panels, Beam Bearings and
Devon edge Trim to name but a few. Look out for more new products about to hit
our shelves in the future. But he is not just an engineer! He is also a great
lover of VW's and his daily driver is a 1973 Baywindow Devon Type 2 or his
pristine 1977 Baywindow Single Cab pick up but his pride and joy is his Award
Winning fully restored 1961 Splitscreen 15 Window Samba Deluxe.
Sarah – Accounts Manager
Sarah (Rob's sister) isn't really interested in VW's as her
brother never stops talking about them, so she lost interest many years ago,
but she is an accounting whizz and keeps the books in order and up to date
making sure we pay the bills on time and to the right people, an unsung hero of
the business. Sarah's daily driver is a Vauxhall Corsa noddy car.
Rich (Big Rich) - Purchasing
Rich (Rob's cousin) owns the Blue 1971 Early bay window that
you may have seen at many shows. He owned and restored his first beetle at the
age of 15 and drove it for many years before buying and restoring the early bay
window to the show winning condition it is in today. His daily driver is a 2.1
Injection 1987 T25 Caravelle and occasionally his Mrs' 1970 1300 Beetle.
Christian - Sales, Emails, Website and Marketing
Christian (who's glad he isn't related) has been into VDubs
for many years and is more than likely to answer your telephone enquiries. In
between the phone calls and emails he runs the website and does the marketing
for the business. Having owned several VW's of all variations his current is a 1985 1.9 Fuel Injection T25 Karmann Gipsy and can be spotted in his Mrs' 1971 1300 Beetle on occasion.
Sam - Sales and Returns
Sam, has moved up the ranks to Sales now from his previous role in shipping and is proving to be a great addition to our team. He dreams of opening his own Volkswagen custom and
restoration business in the future when he's learnt the business ropes. His
daily driver is a Lupo GTI or a slammed early look 1974 Bug. He also owns a stripped out 1969
Karmann Ghia race car and a 1969 Beetle which is currently being restored.
Sarah - Accounts
Sarah (another one, but not related) is a new member of our
accounts team and comes with a huge accounting knowledge background and is more
organised than a very organised thing. She is helping the other Sarah out part
time with the accounts load. She makes a mean cup of tea and smells a lot nicer
than Big Rich. Sarah's daily driver is a 2014 VW Polo.
Lee - Shipping and Receiving
Lee (Sarah B's other half) is a lean. mean packing machine. If there was a packing terminator, he'd be it. Our newest member of the team, he has taken over the stores picking and packing the courier, post and international orders as well as booking in all the deliveries. Lee's daily driver is a Mk4 Golf GTI
Patpat The Cool Air
Patpat the Cool Air Cat has been with us for over 5 years
now and was found in the yard as a stray kitten sleeping in one of the
Baywindow vans where she was sheltering. After a few weeks of leaving food out
for her she decided that humans weren't that bad, so she moved in. She now has
over 4000 friends on Facebook and wouldn't say no to a gentle stroke if you
visit the shop. Patpat doesn't have a daily driver because she lives in the
shop and doesn't need to commute.