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Since Sept 2006
Last Updated December 2014


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 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
VW 1200* 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....
'A Serious Guide to Building a VW Trike'.

The three great essentials to achieving anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense. (Thomas Alva Edison)

Classic VW 1600 engine

*The irony original 1200cc engine was sold to a sheep shearer in the great Aussie outback (Thargominda, Qld) and was never used in my VW trike.