About

Colin Shinkin.

Colin’s first car was a 1965 Ruby Red 1200 Beetle ‘Deluxe’ which led him very quickly to an obsession with all things VW. After studying art and design at Cambridge Art School he relocated to London working in various publishing and graphic design studios.

At the end of the 90s it became clear to Colin during a VW forum chat that there was very little documentation regarding Special Edition Sales Campaign models. As he was now happily embracing the ‘new media’ of the internet SEBeetles.com quickly followed. SEBeetles has fast become one of the most popular Volkswagen fan related websites – respected across the world for its comprehensive analysis of ‘the history VW forgot’.  SEBeetles does not accept advertising and hence this website came into being to generate income to keep it online for the benefit of VW fans world-wide. Colin is very active and well-known across all of Volkswagen related social media.  

Since 2019 Beetleness has partnered with Flathead Graphix to exclusively produce t-shirts of officially licensed selected illustrations from Peter Aschwanden’s legendary ‘How To Keep Your Volkswagen Alive’ workshop manuals. Beetleness has tried in more recent years to supply fans with new good quality hard to find accessories and art and at the same time provide a 5/5 customer service – built by VW fans for VW fans.

BEE | TLE | NESS – #getwhatmovesyou.