How many times have you thought of riding a VW trike?
A unique machine
that grabs attention and is a joy to ride. I had that thought.
It took a little
time, a bit of determination
and some grease on my hands, but it's
finished and cost a fraction of a shop trike.
Phil Parry is my name and I'm a Technical Illustrator.
Having replaced the engine in my daughters '65 VW Beetle,
I pondered what to do with the old
engine now sitting on the
garage floor. "A VW trike I'll build" thought I. So I did.
After initial design work, using basic tools
at home, I built Big Yella.
The project involved welding, fibre-glassing,
painting, an engine rebuild, and
some wood work, but I finally succeeded in transforming an old VW Beetle
into this stunning VW trike.
Anyhow, browse the site and enjoy the photo's of the build and maybe
you'll make your own custom VW trike one day.
If you would like to build your own Big Yella trike, take a look at
my very informative CD ....
Serious Guide to Building a VW Trike'.
great essentials to achieving anything worthwhile are, first,
hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third,
common sense. (Thomas Alva
*The irony is...my original
1200cc engine was sold to a sheep shearer in the great Aussie
outback (Thargominda, Qld) and was never used in my VW trike.