So I have the camper but I cant use it and I need to sort a starter motor issue and I search down here in Antibes for a VW specialist to use who can be trusted and who wont rip me off…
So I first try Patrick at Vw Bugs in Vallauris who was recommended by someone. I go see him on my scooter and he quotes e 500 euros to service the van without seeing it.. a non starter!
Then I dig around on Google and find 69campers.com near Lake Cassien and get to know Matt the owner.. Great guy who rents out T1, T2 and T5 campers down here. He does all his own servicing and restoring and also tells me about Mechatechnic and VW Heritage for parts etc.. great contact!!
I mention to Matt about my starter issues and he tells me to contact a guy called Sylvain who is based near Mougins.
So I head to Mougins and Sylvain spends 3 hours looking at the starter issue and finally solves it for me.. what a top guy! His workshop is full of Karman Ghias, beetles, Porsche 914 and he has a huge assortment of VW’s outside..
A fantastic bloke, honest and my new buddy!
I also meet other VW owners and so starts my networking down here with other VW bods!!
His website is http://slytiesrestoration.wixsite.com/slyties-restoration
Definitely a trustworthy and honest VW specialist!! The one to use!