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The ultimate VW air-cooled podcast. From history to drag racing, Vintage to rarest of the rare. We hit them all. if you love air-cooled classic Volkswagens then this podcast is for you.

Let’s Talk Dubs Bill Tsagrinos

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    • 4.9 • 289 Ratings

The ultimate VW air-cooled podcast. From history to drag racing, Vintage to rarest of the rare. We hit them all. if you love air-cooled classic Volkswagens then this podcast is for you.

    Ep 236 Paul Irving of Irv's VW restoration

    Ep 236 Paul Irving of Irv's VW restoration

    Paul Irving is a guy with passion you can sense just from talking to him about how much he loves Volkswagens. His commitment to do a high-quality restoration shows in the work they produce. Starting in his early days working on cosworth Fords and import cars. He found his true love when he saw his first split screen. From that point forward he's been committed to the hobby ever since. Constantly pushing the envelope and he's been repaid by high customer satisfaction and a never ending list of cars to restore. He has people bringing him cars from all over the world to this remote place in the Lakes District of England for full restoration. A painter by trade he paid his dues started from nothing and built it into one of the most impressive shops in all of England today. Besides that Paul (Irv) is a great guy with a great sense of humor if you catch him at make sure you chat him up. 
    Irv's Facebook Page

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep 235 Round Table Pre Show & Bill Goes world wide Air-Might

    Ep 235 Round Table Pre Show & Bill Goes world wide Air-Might

    It Showtime!! Bill & George talk about OCW (One Crazy Weekend) Show details. Also Bill tells the story of his trip to Hawaii for the VW Club of Hawaii's Shaka VW show. The trip to Maui on the saturday for the Kruise For Kurt. Then Bill & his son head out for a flight to London then a 2 hour ride to Essex to Spikes Vintage restoration. They meet up with a 5 car caravan of top level show cars drive to an overnight ferry. The next morning off to the show a 2 hour drive in the Netherlands. 2 days at the Air-mighty show and some of the cars that are there. A great weekend that just gets better. Live your life. 

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Ep 234 Hawaiian Builder Allan Yee Owner of "Tickled Pink"

    Ep 234 Hawaiian Builder Allan Yee Owner of "Tickled Pink"

    Hawaiian Builder Allan Yee has been into Classic Air-Cooled VWs since the early days. In the late 80's he built a well known car. A car refered to by its name. Tickled pink. That car went through a absolute unbelivable life. Even being set on fire in Allans Garage. At the 2023 Shaka VW show thats put on by the VW Club of Hawaii Alan had 2 cars he built on display.  A 1966 VW Fast back and 1974 VW Thing. some super unbelivable cars. Top quality cars built in Hawaii. A great podcat about one of Honolulu.

    • 32 min
    Ep 233 Lets talk Dubs goes to Hawaii

    Ep 233 Lets talk Dubs goes to Hawaii

    This week let's talk dubs heads out to Hawaii. The first interview that I have is with Jody Madeiros from the valley Isle Vee Dubz club. Jody gives us the insite as to what's going on in Maui wit some of our VW Family that have been affected by the tragedy in Maui. The second podcast is with Todd Matsumoto who is the VW club of Hawaii president and has been putting on the shaka VW Show for over 21 years. Click the Go fund me Link to help out the VW People of Maui. Mahalo
    TO DONATE TO Our vw family in Maui

    • 48 min
    Ep 232 Squeeg’s Kustoms Doug Jergers

    Ep 232 Squeeg’s Kustoms Doug Jergers

    Squeege's Kustoms is one of Arizona's peimere hot rod shop. They've built dozens of top notch hot rods over the years. Doug Jereger who took over for his Dad Squeege. some time ago started Just out of high School he moved to Phoenix from Ohio. Working for his dad was not easy. His Dad got him interested in VWs. He built his first VW back in Ohio. In his early years his pinnacle acheavment was getting his 1956 Bettle on the cover of Hot VWs August 1989. With All the custom work & Hot Rod details it was a show stunner. In 1989 It was ahead of its time. Doug has built a few cars that have been in the runnig for AMBR (Americas Most Beautiful Roadster)in 2011 Doug won with Daryl Wolswinkel's 33' ford. If youre looking for custom paint or a full build Squeeges can get it done. Hes got a great story. Check out his site 

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Ep 231 Electric VW Guy Jehu Garcia

    Ep 231 Electric VW Guy Jehu Garcia

    Jehu Garcia is a DIYer like no other. With a passion for tinkering he started getting into trying to make his bus powered by electricity. Through the long process That you can follow on his YouTube channel he was successful in making his bus fully powered by batteries. This podcast has a lot of information with respect to doing electric conversions not only in your car but your house with battery back ups. Where the technology is going and what's available today. He currently owns four Volkswagens that he's working on converting most of them to electric. With one day a dream of his to have 10 electric buses available as rentals. He's got a great story and a lot of determination to figure things out. 

    • 1 hr 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
289 Ratings

289 Ratings

747400Captain ,

Back Into It

Bill found the Podcast 6 months ago and enjoyed the content.
More importantly I am the second owner of a 71SB Convertible that was my son’s first car. Shortly he was in a major fender bender which prompted him to decide that it needed restoration. Tore it apart and then found a Girl that he eventually married.
That was in 2004. And Poko Dot has sat ever since.
Most importantly your Podcast has inspired me to begin the journey to restore Her.
Also within the last 3 months I purchased a beautiful 1974 Acapulco.
Robert in N.C.

imtoasty the ad critic ,

The door to a world I never knew I needed

I've always been curious about why old VW's and their owners are so quirky, and found not only a hobby, but a community. I've been making my way through all the episodes, trying to figure out how I'm gonna build my own car. Also he's just started putting out YouTube videos that are great, definitely catch those out as well.

Thank you Bill, keep on doing what you do! You're a pillar of the community and are actively recording the history of our hobby!

CW956 ,


Bill does a great job of pulling historical info out of the old-timers but also younger people who came after the sixties, seventies and eighties revolution, and follow up to the modern age of restoration, events and racing. The episode with Eric Meyer pulls so much together, time, fads, styles - it’s excellent. Sometimes I wonder where he’s (Bill) going with his questions but he brings it back together so cleverly.

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