Archive for the ‘In House’ Category

10 things every air cooled VW Bug owner will encounter at some point, and how to deal with them. Part 1.

First we should qualify our title and make sure you understand that the following list is absolute fact!!… with several intentional un-truths and exaggerations thrown in for peaceful purposes only, ok?….OK. In just a few months I will be 14 years in my 1958 Type 1. It took some doing but she is dialed in […]

Bruce Meyers…yes “THE” Bruce Meyers visits

Earlier this fall was privileged to be the first stop on the Manx Clubs Sea to Sea Safari. Legendary car builder, entrepreneur, inventor, international man of mystery and father of the Dune Buggy, Bruce Meyers led the Manx Club on a cross country cruise. Now…all of us at Chirco know the Bruce Meyers story […]

Chirco Builds a 1904cc Aircooled VW Engine….Then drives to Cali with it!

  So…it turns out that in addition to whatever it is I do here at, I’m also an ok car artist.  I was able to land an art for parts deal and my client sent me some of the parts I needed to turn my 1776cc into a 1904cc engine.  That’s all fine and […]

Chirco.coms Racktacular Event will give away 1 Type 1 Roof Rack and 1 Type 1 Decklid Rack. To be eligible to win, you must post a pic of your aircooled vehicle (any type) and you must share one of the 3 Event Graphics on your wall. That’s it. All eligible names will be put into the prize […]

Stay informed with the Chirco Newsletter

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER HERE   We have recently moved over to a much nicer newsletter client.  This gives us the ability to offer a better formatted, easier delivered newsletter. Take a couple a seconds and sign up. If you don’t know…you don’t know. Stay informed with the Chirco Newsletter was last modified: April 17th, […]

Chirco’s Air Cooled VW Technical Forum’s are over a Million Page Views

Back in March of 2006 the staff at Chirco Performance had an idea on how to help answer questions about Air Cooled VW’s for people who view the site during hours our store is closed and launched the Chirco forum boards.  Back then these types of tools were not as popular as they were now […]

Chirco maintains their Top Rated Seller status on ebay

Taking care of customers has always been our main priority here at Chirco Performance. With our online sales of Air-Cooled VW and Dune Buggy parts continuing to grow on and an very sizable increase in over the phone orders, we constantly review our processes all the way through to make sure our customers get […]

Karmann Ghia Raffle Winner was annouced today

The proceeds will go to the family of Will Jones and his 2 young daughters to help recover from the emotional and financial stress currently in their lives due to the passing of Veronica. Karmann Ghia Raffle Winner was annouced today was last modified: December 31st, 2011 by Administrator

1969 Karmann Ghia raffle for a good cause

The 1969 Karmann Ghia This Karmann Ghia was restored and owned by Jim Pollard of Tucson AZ. Jim spent a full year and over $20,000 restoring it to it’s current show condition. This car had no rust prior to restoration and only has 300 miles put on it since it was completed. Specs: 1600cc rebuilt engine Stock […]

AirCooled VW Parts Finder is being created by Chirco Staff

The staff here at Chirco is always trying to find ways to make finding parts for our Air cooled VW or Dune Buggy customers easier. Our current project is the New Parts Finder that is being built by the staff here.  We are using exploded view images of sections of beetles and linking them to […]

Scarlett is A – ok. helps a VW Bus get home.

The reference in the title may be lost on some but the story is a great one. One morning last week when we got to work there was a bay window bus and owner sitting in the Chirco parking lot. Turns out this fella Vince was on a cross country trip that he had always […]

Wishing everyone a happy holiday season from

The Staff here at would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. We  hope everyone  had a prosperous year as we have. Be safe over the remainder of this holiday season and let us leave you with a Christmas poem. When eggnog’s generously filling Each and every Christmas mug And siblings tour miles and […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! was last modified: November 24th, 2010 by Administrator

The 15th Annual Bugtoberfest Video

The 15th Annual Chirco Bugtoberfest was held on October 17, 2010 at Chirco Performance and Restoration in Tucson, AZ. It was a great event.  Chirco thanks everyone that came out and made it awesome again. Here’s the Show video.   Enjoy! The 15th Annual Bugtoberfest Video was last modified: November 24th, 2010 by Administrator

Chirco Bugtoberfest Air-cooled VW Show: BBQ Video

Chirco Bugtoberfest Air-cooled VW Show: BBQ Video was last modified: November 22nd, 2010 by Administrator

Air Cooled VW Interior Installed in Mistie.

The hands of fate and the hammer of not bickering smiled upon me recently as a long since ordered but unpaid for interior kit and my extremely busted and thrashed interior managed to come together as one so to speak. The guys at thought it would be cool to install it in my car.We […]

Chirco gets “Top Rated Seller” Status Badge on eBay

We have been selling on eBay under 53Ragtop since July of 2003 and it is nice to be recognized for the hard work we have put into it. Just to be clear, eBay does not give you this status, the high feedback customers leave you does.  As a whole, we don’t enjoy selling on eBay […]

Here are before Bugtoberfest 2009 Shots.

It’s Friday afternoon before Bugtoberfest 2009. The 2.2 acres of property is squared and ready for two days of air-cooled fun. I will try to take photos from the exact locations for both the BBQ and the show for everybody.  We are really looking forward to seeing everyone here. Here are before Bugtoberfest 2009 Shots. […] got a Facelift for it’s VW Parts site

Actually it got 7 face lifts with the drop pages Lemorris designed. is made up of 7 drop pages targeted to our specific clientele. VW Parts main page Aircooled VW Parts Performance VW Parts Dune Buggy Parts Sand Rail Parts Baja Bug Parts Super Beetle Parts […]

In between shows we have been planning our schedules

We to do next? In between shows we have been planning our schedules was last modified: October 4th, 2009 by Administrator