Volkspeed has an exciting history dating back to the mid 70’s, originating
from a successful motor racing team. Chris Taylor as driver and Trevor
Grist as development engineer created the Volkspeed motor racing team which
competed in Formula Vee and ultimately won the British Championship in 1982.
After their successful racing career Chris and Trevor decided to put their
expertise in cars to good use - by carrying on the Volkspeed trademark to
create a car repair centre providing local motorists in Surrey with a professional,
affordable and friendly service.
Initially starting off as a Volkswagen speciailist, the firm grew rapidly
due to its high level of expertise and acquired the freehold on its current site
in Ashtead in 1984.
Around the turn of the millenium, Chris and Trevor chose to move in slightly different
directions and Trevor now operates a car sales business from the Forecourt while
Chris runs the MOT and Service/Repair operation from the rear.
For commercial reasons these are unconnected businesses.
We take care to ensure our customers are well informed as to what we are doing,
why this is the best solution and what the cost implications will be. We
guarantee “no surprises” and aim to exceed our customers expectations wherever
Combined footage from the 1980 racing season including races at Cadwell Park, Castle Combe, Lydden Hill and Snetterton. Unfortunately there is no video record of our championship winning season 2 years later