Rob – Managing Director
Rob has accumulated a number a 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 includes a 1966 Deluxe Beetle, a 1972 Customised Beetle, a 1970 Customised Baywindow Van, a 1973 Devon Campervan, a 1964 Splitscreen Van 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 Manager
Ray has been in the engineering game for around 40 years now and has put his hand to pretty much anything and suceeded in his goal. He now helps to develop various products for the VW scene through Cool Air. He leads a team of 6 engineers within the Cool Air Premises, designing and manufacturing 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 Devon Type 2, but his pride and joy is his Award Winning fully restored 1961 15 Window Deluxe.
Sarah – Accounts Manager
Sarah has always shown an interest in VW’s ever since her brother Rob bought and restored his first vehicle and now enjoys learning as much as she can about all the different types and getting to the various shows through out the year, in between running the accounts department.
Rich (Big Rich) - Product Buyer
Rich owns the blue bay window that you may have seen at many shows and is also featured in the Cool Air catalogue. He owned and restored his first beetle at the age of 15 and drove it for many years before buying and restoring the bay window to the condition you can see it in today. His daily driver is a 1978 twin sliding door baywindow bus.
Christian - Sales, Marketing and Website
Christian has been into VDubs for many years and maintains and a small fleet of VW's including a 1971 1300 Beetle, a 1977 Bay Window Twin Slider Panel Van, a 1982 Air Cooled Auto Sleeper 2Ltr T25, a 1982 LT35 5 Berth Coachbuilt Motorhome and a 1985 T25 Karmann Gipsy. Christian is more than likely to answer your telephone and email enquiries.
Sam - Stores
Sam, our newest member of the team has taken over the stores picking and packing the Courier, Post and International orders as well as booking in the deliveries. 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 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) 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.
Patpat The Cool Air Cat
?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 via the type 4 engine hatch that was missing. After a few weeks of leaving food out for here 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.