Bristol Volksfest presents the ‘Reboot Show and Shine’

Bristol Volksfest presents the ‘Reboot Show and Shine’

August 17, 2019

  We’re pleased to hear that Bristol Volksfest is presenting the Reboot of the 2019 BVF Show & Shine on Sunday 15th September 2019. As the Show & Shine event didn’t go ahead as planned on Sunday 16th June they’ve been eager to make it happen somehow and its guaranteed to be an awesome event! … Read More

INPROFILE: STEVE’S 1965 NOTCHBACK

INPROFILE: STEVE’S 1965 NOTCHBACK

August 15, 2019

Steve Vonoppen (Belgium)picked this beauty up back in 2014 when a good friend of his joined him for a roadtrip to Sweden to trailer this baby back to Belgium. We have a soft-spot for notchbacks, so when we saw Steve’s, we wanted to know a little bit more…. My name is Steve Vanoppen I am … Read More

Rapture ‘Hip Hop’ Mixtape – Mixed exclusively by DJ Jaffa

Rapture ‘Hip Hop’ Mixtape – Mixed exclusively by DJ Jaffa

January 25, 2019

Introducing our latest Hip Hop mixtape – mixed exclusively by DJ Jaffa for Rothfink Industries Our latest mixtape instalment is from our main man, DJ Jaffa who’s been spinning the finest breaks and hip hop beats since 1985. Supporting and playing alongside everyone from: Afrika Bambaataa, Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, Grandwizard Theodore, Cash Money, Snoop Dogg, The … Read More

Mixtape: Orange Street

Mixtape: Orange Street

December 14, 2018

Those of you who come to see us at shows, know that we have a love for some heavy duty sound systems and more than a love of ska, reggae and rocksteady. Our latest mix is inspired by early ska sounds from Orange Street … a street (re)made famous by Madness in their ode to … Read More

New range for 2019 released

New range for 2019 released

November 25, 2018

Well, it looks like we’ve released our first range of our 2019 designs. We’ve been hard at work crafting some new tee, sweats and hoodie designs – and we’re looking at them in our hands – and they look great! In case people aren’t aware – all our apparel garments are certified fairtrade. We only … Read More

INPROFILE: PETE’S – 1958 LOW LIGHT KARMANN GHIA ‘JIG-SAW’

INPROFILE: PETE’S – 1958 LOW LIGHT KARMANN GHIA ‘JIG-SAW’

October 9, 2018

When we saw Pete’s Lowlight Karmann Ghia aka ‘Jig-saw’ – we just fell in love! We recently caught up with Pete to find out a bit more about his amazing ride… “I bought it around October of 2015 from the “Triple J’s” (Josh Buchan, Jarrod Worth, Johnny Main) out of Victoria, BC. The story on … Read More

INPROFILE: JASON’S – 1966 TYPE 3 FASTBACK ‘CREME BRULEE’

INPROFILE: JASON’S – 1966 TYPE 3 FASTBACK ‘CREME BRULEE’

February 7, 2018

‘Here at Rothfink we love looking through Instagram and the like looking at eye candy, same as everyone else. We came across this fastback and fell in love with how it looks. We had to get the story on this car. So here it is in the owners own words…… My full name is Jason … Read More

Roots-Fi Discotheque ‘Dub’Mixtape

Roots-Fi Discotheque ‘Dub’Mixtape

April 7, 2017

The latest mixtape to make your ride just a little bit sweeter. Mixed by our main man Staff Only …. one thing is for sure, its bass time. Follow DJ staff only on facebook or mixcloud.

Merry Rustmas Vol.1 – A Christmas Mix from Rothfink Industries

Merry Rustmas Vol.1 – A Christmas Mix from Rothfink Industries

December 6, 2016

A festive mashup of of awesomeness mixed and selected by our main man, Sammyfax. Featuring DJ Shadow, Wham, GFOTY, Bit Shifter, Devo, Dirty Boyz and much more festive delicacices mashed up with a fair bit of wonk to spice up your yuletide listening. Full tracklisting below the player. Enjoy! Sammyfax hails from sunny Cardiff and is … Read More

Bristol Aircooled Plus, September 2016

Bristol Aircooled Plus, September 2016

November 30, 2016

Well, what can we say, we had a blast! Shouts to Pete and the team at BristolVolksfest, Tamzin Von Tease, Dave and Phil on the decks and everyone else who came down for this slice of awesomness! We had a great time, awesome rides, awesome old-school vibes, great music courtesy of our soundsystem. For those … Read More

New Rothfink Industries Clothing Range for 2017

New Rothfink Industries Clothing Range for 2017

November 29, 2016

We’re pleased to announce the start of our 2017 range. Hoodies, tees, new snapbacks and a suite of stickers are heading your way. Check out the store for our latest arrivals – here’s a sneaky peek.

INPROFILE: CARLOS ‘C-LOW’S’ – 1961 KARMANN GHIA ‘BETTY RUSTY’

INPROFILE: CARLOS ‘C-LOW’S’ – 1961 KARMANN GHIA ‘BETTY RUSTY’

October 24, 2016

This is 31 year old Carlos ‘C-Low’ Mijares and his girl Niquie, hailing from city of El Paso in Texas that straddles the border with Mexico had owned this awesome ride ‘Betty Rusty’ (a 61 Karmann Ghia) for a total of four years, until she was picked up last season by Discovery channels ‘Fast & … Read More

IN PROFILE: Kevin Costa’s 1970 Type 3 Brazilian Squareback

IN PROFILE: Kevin Costa’s 1970 Type 3 Brazilian Squareback

September 25, 2016

Hailing from the city of Curitiba in Parana State in Brazil, lives a young man Kevin Eddie Telles Da Costa (Not the actor Kevin Costner by the way !!!), we came across Kevin from being a regular Rothfink customer, who drives this super rare, Type 3 Brazilian Square Back. Kevin has been into the Aircooled … Read More

July Mixtape – Beats and Treats vol2. by DJ Staff Only

July Mixtape – Beats and Treats vol2. by DJ Staff Only

July 7, 2016

This month’s mixtape courtesy of Staff Only. A heady mix of upbeat bass-electro-tech house – guaranteed to get you bouncing on your airride – featuring a mi of favourite tracks and remixes from the past year featuring Disclosure, Lucky Charmes, Major Lazer, My Nu Leng and loads more killer tunes. Make sure you subscribe to … Read More

IN PROFILE: Nils Tielen 1973 Beetle

IN PROFILE: Nils Tielen 1973 Beetle

July 6, 2016

Continuing on with a european theme from last month’s Italian ride courtesy of Dhanush Ghorbanali, we find ourselves in Belgium. Home of the most excellent beer, friendly people and not forgetting some amazing rides. Chimay/Ebi and Freddy Files both rank super highly on our VW calendar radar, so it only seems fitting that we call … Read More

Rothfink Photography Competition – July 2016

Rothfink Photography Competition – July 2016

July 6, 2016

It’s photo competition time . So we know alot of you have already been to several shows this year, so this is your chance to win £50 worth of goodies and get your photos out there to the world (or at least on our website). We want your best show photo (from this year) (only … Read More

Bristol Volksfest 2016: Here we come

Bristol Volksfest 2016: Here we come

June 10, 2016

We’re getting ready for one of favourite shows that is Bristol Volksfest 2016. We’ve got a great setup this year with DJ, bales, lineups, great vibes and beautiful people. We’ve also got a Rothfink Industries cook-off one one of our firepits with none other than Tim Shapcott from Dude Coffee and Smoke. So its going to be a … Read More

IN PROFILE: Danush Ghorbanali – 1972 Jagermeister Beetle – Italy

IN PROFILE: Danush Ghorbanali – 1972 Jagermeister Beetle – Italy

June 4, 2016

Danush Ghorbanali hails from Turin in Northern Italy……famous for being the home of Fiat and for being the setting for arguably the best car chase sequence in movie history, The Italian Job, as well as being home to the giants of European football Juventus (and Torino, no offence Torino fans). Anyway Danush has 3 great … Read More

IN PROFILE: Hotaka Saito – 1968 Porsche/Type 3 Fastback 913

IN PROFILE: Hotaka Saito – 1968 Porsche/Type 3 Fastback 913

May 18, 2016

10 years ago we travelled to Tokyo and Kyoto for a month-long trip. And lets just say that our love of Japan will most certainly stay with us until our next trip. The people, culture, art and most of all the car culture still amazes us. As you may have already noticed, a lot of our features … Read More

Volksworld 2015 – Show report

Volksworld 2015 – Show report

April 22, 2015

Well, what can we say about this show other than awesome. It was genuinely like a blur for us. We rocked up, set up, and boom we were right into the gales on Sunday afternoon packing up in 2 inches of mud and crazy winds and rain. We’ll see you next year! Everything in 2m30secs … Read More

Inprofile: The Lowly Gentleman – Early Bay Window UK

Inprofile: The Lowly Gentleman – Early Bay Window UK

March 24, 2015

The Lowly Gentlemen, The Scrape Bus, that bodydropped bay, whatever you call it there is one thing that still remains the same with this bus, an early bay window from the UK and it’s incredible! And it just so happens that the owner of this rather special bay window only lives a few miles away, … Read More

How to brew your own craft beer

How to brew your own craft beer

March 23, 2015

Welcome to our latest beer instalment from our resident beer expert, Natalie. This week she is giving you some golden advice on how to brew your own craft beer at home. Demi-johns at the ready …then lets begin. Hey, have you ever said to yourself, as you were sat with a cold brew in hand, … Read More

Inprofile: Yuki’s – 1958 Lowlight Karmann Ghia – japan

Inprofile: Yuki’s – 1958 Lowlight Karmann Ghia – japan

March 22, 2015

We spotted Yuki Kadoya’s 1958 Lowlight Ghia on the internet a couple of years ago now, and got it touch to see if we could feature on our Rothfink Industries website, so as quick as we are here’s Yuki’s ace Lowlight Karmann Ghia for you – finally 🙂 Yuki and his wife live in Mie … Read More

Volksworld Show 2015 – new apparel & goods

Volksworld Show 2015 – new apparel & goods

March 17, 2015

Not long now for the 2015 Volksworld show, we’ve been crafting new design t shirts and hoodies for you for spring 2015 season, along with new art work posters, decals, sunglasses, trucker hats and accessories (we will be updating our new merch to the web site straight after the show) – also off to print … Read More

IN PROFILE: Manabu Suzuki’s – 1960, 23 Window ‘Micro Bus’ Japan

IN PROFILE: Manabu Suzuki’s – 1960, 23 Window ‘Micro Bus’ Japan

February 15, 2015

Manabu aka ‘Busrider’ spotted his 23 window deluxe way back in 1994 in San Jose, California. It was pitifully sitting in the sellers backyard without a motor and almost everything interior wise was missing, but the bus you could say was a very good deal, considering how cool it is now. Straight after the deal was … Read More

Apparel for 2015

Apparel for 2015

February 9, 2015

At the end of 2014 we launched the beginning of our new range of clothing and apparel. You can check out all the latest additions at the store. Here’s a few snaps of some of our new items that we’ll be updating on the site soon …

Rothfink at Volksworld 2015

Rothfink at Volksworld 2015

February 5, 2015

Continuing on from Rothfink Industries’ stellar debut at Volksworld 2014, we’re back this year in full effect. Rothfink Industries will be throwing a party right outside the grandstand with a cold one waiting for you. Be sure to pack a camera guys, as not only will we some of the raddest buses and cars from … Read More

Rothfink Beer Roundup #1

Rothfink Beer Roundup #1

February 4, 2015

What better place to start than the middle of an unfinished story of the unfinished journey of one of the oldest beverages known to mankind? Of course we’re talking about beer. It’s at this point we’d like to introduce you to our beer swigging quaffer who resides stateside, our very own craft-beer blogger, Natalie. She … Read More

Rothfink Krispy Kreme / September 2014

Rothfink Krispy Kreme / September 2014

December 31, 2014

Where: Krispy Kreme / Bristol Date: 9 September 2014 The Krispy Kreme meet has been going for a few years now, run by Rothfink Industries friend James, a great guy from our neck of the woods. The ‘Rothfink edition‘ was held on 9 September 2014 on the out skirts of Bristol, Uk. We have been here … Read More

New Bamboo Sunglasses Range Now In The Store

New Bamboo Sunglasses Range Now In The Store

December 13, 2014

We’re stoked to announce that we’ve got some awesome tiki style 100% bamboo sunglasses in our store. These ‘Tiki’ Sunglasses come complete with carved ‘Boxer’ logo bamboo case with 400 uva protection. Now available with smoke lens. Check them out in the store    

Santa Cruz 2014

Santa Cruz 2014

December 2, 2014

Well, its officially the last show of the season and what better way to finish than to head over to Bristol to support The Dagger’s Santa Cruz charity cruise. This was our second year at the event and the amount of busses and bugs on display was impressive … smashing last years’ turnout considerably! It … Read More

Busfest Malvern 2014

Busfest Malvern 2014

November 15, 2014

Busfest is easily one of our favourite shows. Its the biggest VW show in the world held at malvern show ground Worcestershire, England. This year we traded for our second year at this awesome venue. We even managed to squeeze in an early Sunday morning sunday photoshoot for UltraVW magazine with our model friend Ruby Jewel. We had a … Read More

Field of Dreams – Aircooled Show, September 2014

Field of Dreams – Aircooled Show, September 2014

October 16, 2014

The Field of Dreams show was a kind of a must go to show for us, as we have known the organisers for a few years now, Kate and kevin of classic volks. This was their second year of running the show, so we made our trk up to York from Cardiff on the Friday … Read More

SSVC (Split Screen Van Club) Viccy Farm Report 2014

SSVC (Split Screen Van Club) Viccy Farm Report 2014

September 24, 2014

Photos and words by Steve Maddison Every year, the Split Screen Van club hold it’s clubs AGM which is the 1st bank holiday in may every year – hosted by the welcoming Eddie Partridge – cheers Eddy, family and everone involved in making our little trip down so much fun. Members are welcome from Friday … Read More

REVIEW: OLD FRIENDS 2014, Bristol

REVIEW: OLD FRIENDS 2014, Bristol

September 18, 2014

Location: Yate Town Football Club Date: 27th July 2014 This was a brand new Aircooled-only show for the summer season and we were stoked to be invited. Setup and orchestrated by Kirky Nicholls who has been in the scene for well over 7 years which is saying something considering he’s only 16! We at Rothfink … Read More

Spit and Sawdust Block Banquet

Spit and Sawdust Block Banquet

September 9, 2014

Where: Spit and Sawdust Skatepark, Cardiff What: The Block and Banquet Microfestival, 2014 When: 27th September 2014 Local microfestival featuring a raft of subcultures under one roof. Skate ramps, aircooled VW, watercooled VW, great food, local craft beer, popup stalls, live graffiti, DJs, bands and more … we rocked up and managed to shoot marc’s … Read More

In Profile: Andy Rudd’s T25 Transporter Pickup

In Profile: Andy Rudd’s T25 Transporter Pickup

August 12, 2014

Rothfink vs Andy Rudd’s Ace Trucking Co.’s T25 I have to say, when I first meet him, I’m struggling to think of famous transport links to Wolverhampton to try and jibe a reaction out of Andy other than Sunbeam cars. Just so I can appear seemingly researched in order to make some kind of sarcastic … Read More

In Profile: Darren Herring’s -1969 Early Deluxe Baywindow  Germany

In Profile: Darren Herring’s -1969 Early Deluxe Baywindow Germany

July 8, 2014

Here we have for our latest featured ride, a cherry red 1969 Early Bay Window from Germany courtesy of Darren Herring, and it’s a cracking one at that. The photos feature model Kristina Malyseva and taken by Flo Force. DEUTSCH (ENGLISH BELOW) Ich habe den Wagen (Van) seit ungefähr 7 Monaten und, wenn ich ehrlich bin, … Read More

In Profile: Hides – ‘1964 Slammed Beetle’  Japan

In Profile: Hides – ‘1964 Slammed Beetle’ Japan

June 25, 2014

Our latest world scene in-profile comes from Japan, written and photographed by Rothfink Industries friend, Manabu Kanda a.k.a. KaliforniaLook. In Japan, we see some radical VWs. Now I want to show you my buddy, HIDE’s ’64 slammed Bug from Yokohama, Japan. His slammed Bug has a 4inch narrowed front beam and 8J deep steel rims with negative … Read More

Review: Bristol Volksfest 2014

Review: Bristol Volksfest 2014

June 17, 2014

Bristol Volksfest is on of those shows we love to go to. Great vibes, great rides, lovely people and it means we can throw in all our gear and the families and roll down the road a few miles to Bristol. According to the weather, by all accounts we were supposed to be in for … Read More

10 Minute Noodles With King Prawns And Peanuts.

10 Minute Noodles With King Prawns And Peanuts.

June 13, 2014

This is another really quick dish that’s great for the van. This is loosely based on an Asian dish, Phad Thai, and has lots of flavours: sweet, chilli and lime and a depth that only fish sauce can add. by Martin Dorey Also, rice noodles are fantastic because they don’t need cooking on the hob. … Read More

Review: Dubs At The Park 2014

Review: Dubs At The Park 2014

June 12, 2014

Text/photos by Christian (Caught The VW Bug) We at Rothfink Industries were psyched to attend Dubs at the Park in Berkshire, where the laid back nature of the event is fused together with a licensed bar, live music, and a thousand plus VWs showing off their latest patina’s and accessories in a bid to take … Read More

IN PROFILE: Lorenzo De Sandre’s – 1965 Beetle ‘Sabotage’ Italy

IN PROFILE: Lorenzo De Sandre’s – 1965 Beetle ‘Sabotage’ Italy

June 4, 2014

Hello my name is Lorenzo De Sandre, I have a workshop in Valle d’Aosta (Italy) called Lowork Officine, specialising in restorations of all kinds of vintage cars and motorbikes. I love my work but my greatest passion are old VWs. This is my 1965 bug called Sabotage, the paint is original patina, mechanical and engine … Read More

Rothfink vs. FreddyFiles, Ninove 2014

Rothfink vs. FreddyFiles, Ninove 2014

March 21, 2014

Rough and ready video roundup from our recent roadtrip to the awesome Freddy Files in Ninove, Belgium. What an awesome trip. Great to catch up with some old friends and make some new ones. Photos below. Music credits: ‘Laid out’ by Dieselfitter, ‘Suspension of disbelief’ by The Modern Farewell (pre-release off their new album) and … Read More