MEET THE TEAM
VW DOWN UNDER (VWDU) WAS FORMED OVER 20 YEARS AGO BY OWNER, PAUL MULLINGER.
After spending a few years back-packing in Australia, Paul decided to return to Old Blighty with a master plan; to set up a business restoring and servicing air cooled VW camper vans to the very highest, show-standard quality. So using his previous knowledge with another venture years before, plus time spent on the tools when he was younger, that's exactly what he did.
But what was he going to call this new company? Well that was obvious, he loved his VW campers and he'd just come back from Australia, so VW Down Under was born. A good name, right? What Paul didn't realise at the time of course, was that a lot of people thought that this new venture was actually based in Oz!
It didn't take long however before his beautifully restored vans could be seen cruising the A-roads and motorways of the UK and beyond, and a reputation quickly developed. Today, VWDU are a well-established and well-known name in the world of air cooled VW campers.
Paul and his team are a tight-knit crew who know really their stuff and have a insane passion for what they do. Let's meet them, starting with the man himself.
What this man doesn't know about air cooled VW camper vans isn't worth knowing. Paul is a cascading waterfall of knowledge with a constant drive to succeed and produce the highest standard of work – every time. He'll always give you his honest opinion and is a great problem solver. It's fair to say that you're in a safe pair of hands with our Paul.
FOUNDER & OWNER
Mechanic Paul is another VW fanatic and enjoys spending time wandering round classic car shows and reading any literature he can find on the subject. He's a solid mechanic, and when asked about working here, his response was: "...I'm luckier than most people because I don't get the Monday morning blues, I can't wait to come in and work on these classic campers..."
Our very own Italian Stallion, Rocky has been with us for around six months now and is our resident Tig welder and fabrication specialist. With a passion for classic Porsches and a desire to expand his experience, Rocky brings a new dimension to the team.
TIG WELDER & FABRICATION SPECIALIST
Claire is Pauls' partner and the company book keeper. She has a great eye for detail and ensures that everything is in order, but more importantly, she stops Paul from buying too many VW toys for boys, aka race cars!
PAUL - OWNER AND FOUNDER
PAUL - MECHANIC
CLAIRE - BOOK KEEPER
ROCKY - TIG WELDER AND FABRICATION SPECIALIST