About Us

 The BBA Story


Beach Buggy Australia started on the fabulous Gold Coast as a beach buggy rental company. During this time, the owners found that people became excited about the experience and wanted to own a piece of the buggy lifestyle, however many yearned for a bit more space for the family and camping gear etc. So the challenge was on to design a buggy to cater for the market. After some development the MAX FX Long Wheel Base was born- an Australian four seater beach buggy that meets all compliance requirements, a classic look with quality features.

The company then changed hands and relocated to the Sunshine Coast, this saw a period of research and development and investment into improving the quality of the product and adding a Short Wheel base to the stable. Much development was also put into the development of the very sporty and modern TARGA Kit stay tuned to hear more about this in coming months.

New Beginnings
Now Beach Buggy Australia is back where it belongs on the Gold Coast and has been incorporated into the respected Volks-Mod team. Now Australia's best buggy builders Kurt and Gunter Bogholz bring you Australia's best Beach Buggy. What an excellent combination! The boys are experienced buggy builders having made perfecting both the on-road and off-roaders their life's work.

 So whether your style is a tricked up streeter or a machine that can handle all kinds of terrain the boys at Beach Buggy Australia can build your buggy dream. 
With the new improved MAX FX bodies combined with excellent buggy building knowledge, skills and experience, Beach Buggy Australia can offer unequalled service, quality and range.

Our Team

Twins Kurt and Gunter Bogholz are best know to the VW and Buggy communities as the owners of Volks-Mod on Queensland’s Gold Coast. This well known business has been successfully servicing and repairing VW’s of all persuasions as well as building and modifying Beach Buggies. They have built various Meyers Manx’s and won a cabinet full of trophies for their work, but these boys don’t just build buggies that look good. Gunter has become well known amongst the drag racing fraternity and a big supporter of the new VW 1/8th mile drag racing event at Warwick each year, with impressive performances behind the wheel of his 1986 2.4 litre street buggy. Gunter’s on track results have demonstrated how well he can build these little critters. Combined with Kurt’s love of the off roading scene in his purpose built Meyers Manx Green Machine which can handle any terrain the boys have proven to be a formidable duo.




Volks-Mod caters for all your Volkswagen needs. From spare parts, engine re-builds, hot-ups and total VW restoration, to servicing and maintenance, the team at Volks-Mod have the solutions. Don’t trust your VW to just anyone, Volks-Mod understands what it takes to keep your VW smiling.


Our Buggies

The Green Machine

The ‘Green Machine’ is a culmination of many years of working on Volkswagens and Beach Buggies. The Volks-Mod boys have spent many long hours building, testing and developing this machine to create an air-cooled Volkswagen-powered buggy that can really perform. This buggy has proven itself time and again, whether it is the beach or the bush the ‘Green Machine’ is a proven off-road machine. Read more about this machine by following the Volks-Mod link


Engine: 2330 cc VW ARPM Case

Induction: 48mm throttle bodies with Fuel Injection

Heads: 045 ported and flowed

Exhaust: Custom Stainless Exhaust

Gearbox: 1600 Type 2 modified air operated Diff Locker Rock Crawler Gears

Suspension: Country Buggy Front,Front and Rear Adjusters

Wheels: Chevy Truck

Front Tyres: Simex Centipedes with internal beadlocks

Rear Tyres: Simex Centipedes 33/10.5/15 internal beadlocks

Brakes: Front and Rear Discs

Colour: Hot House Green with Gold Fleck

Tank: 60L alloy

Steering: Rack and Pinion

Custom Body Fab to accommodate 4 seater

Custom Pan inc lift pan, tunnel, aluminum halves

Carbon Fibre Dash

Custom Alloy Bar work

Custom Manx Hard top 


Gunter’s Streeter Manx

This multiple trophy winning buggy is a deep violet coloured original Meyers Manx is a real performer. 

Engine: 2400 cc VW Type 1

Induction: 48mm Twin Webbers

Heads: 045  Big Valves ported and flowed

Exhaust: Custom Stainless Exhaust

Gearbox: Swing Axle Close ratio gears and Super diff

Suspension: Link Pin front lowered

Wheels: Pro Star Weld Racing

Front Tyres: 195x60x15

Rear Tyres: 275x60x15

Brakes: Front Discs, Rear Type 3 drums

Colour: Viola

Custom Alloy Barwork


I would like to thank Christine for all her help in making this website come together.
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