Julian Jones has earned his VW stripes. Growing up in Wales his family owned many Volkswagens and his father also worked in a local VW workshop. Naturally, Julian lent a hand after school and during holiday breaks, earning his first Beetle at the age of 13 and building it up to compete in auto grass racing, a popular form of amateur motor racing usually held on 1/4 mile oval grass/dirt tracks. Julian was quite successful for the three years he competed in the bug, cutting his teeth in preparing and racing a car at this entry level. From these solid roots he studied to become a qualified mechanic, working at his father's garage during his apprenticeship, and then traveling the UK and Europe once he had graduated, working in different automotive fields.


VW Magazine Australia

VWMA is an Australian owned and published enthusiasts magazine serving both the aircooled and watercooled Volkswagen scene nationally. Published quarterly (Feb, May, Aug, Nov), the magazine is available through newsagents Australia wide or via subscription, and covers every aspect of the hobby, from the very early models through to the latest innovations, motorsport, offroad, kit, custom, books, toys and shows. If it doesn't appear in VWMA then it isn't VW related.

Now in its seventh year, VWMA also hosts two drag racing weekends, sponsors a variety of VW shows, and supports events across the country. Printed and distributed by Australian companies, VWMA is also fortunate to have access to a talented pool of home based VW photojournalists and print/web technicians, who work with VWMA to produce quality VW entertainment each issue. And in 2011, the magazine's website has evolved to encompass the online and portable information revolution with the inclusion of additional media content to enrich the printed reading experience.

Subscribe to VWMA

Don't miss another issue and subscribe to have VW Magazine Australia delivered to your door.