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what is barefootdriver?

Mark Walker, aka barefootdriver, bought his first 1964 VW Beetle at age 16 - before he could legally drive! Over 25 years of VW ownership later, 100+ air-cooled Volkswagens have passed through his hands.

Since a young age VWs have been Mark's passion but he's also turned his hobby into a career.

Former owner of The Bus Station and Vintage Werks UK, Mark's talent to import and sympathetically restore classic VWs to magazine-worthy standard has gained him international recognition.

Today you can enjoy reading his features and tech tips in leading VW magazines such as Volksword, Volksworld Camper & Bus, Hayburner, Airmighty and VWT.

Mark is also a published author and penned Patina Volkswagens and How to Build a Patina Volkswagen. His third book, Vintage Baja Bug Bible, is in the works.

Mark founded barefootdriver in 2020 as his involvement in the scene grew even further. Whether you want to buy a book, subscribe to his new magazine (launching soon!), use his services to locate or inspect a prospective vehicle purchase, buy globally sourced parts and accessories or just follow his adventures and restoration projects, barefootdriver represents all that he loves about the world of VWs.

Thank you for dropping in, kick off your shoes and join the journey...​