Julian is the Shop Manager at Karmann Konnection in Southend and a keen automotive photographer. His work can be seen gracing the pages of Volksworld magazine and on his website – julianhunt.net
“I have always had a passion for anything on 4 wheels, even roller skates! It all started when I was about 10, loved the Italian exotic ones and my interest just grew from that. As I grew older I went to race meetings, Brands Hatch was the local circuit. Le Mans is a favorite and also any Drag Racing meetings, Top Fuel cars make me go weak at the knees and everyone should experience them just once! I have owned 4 VW’s and a 911, ’62 Camper was first followed by a ’63 Bug and then my ’52 Barndoor Panel, the 911 was my daily which made way for a New Beetle… how delightfully sensible! Gran Turismo is my favorite video game, I love it! I also like gadgets and photography, I have just finished a website for my photographs.”
They started back in 1982, restoring Karmann Ghias and Beetles at Ritchies house. A retail shop was opened soon afterwards to supply the rapidly expanding cal-look market.
Their aim is to help you restore and maintain your pride and joy from ’40 s models to the last aircooled T25’s. Their knowledgeable staff are there 7 days a week to serve you. They also have a stand at all the major VW events in the UK.
The new larger store and museum is in Southend, Essex just off the A127 and they have massive stocks of parts and vehicles including approx 15 Split Screen and Bay Window campers, along with a selection of Porsche 356’s for sale.