We're the premier Vanagon restoration and customization shop in North America.  Here's why.

Kirk Meeks, founder and owner of North Westy

Kirk Meeks, founder and owner of North Westy

We love Volkswagen vans, and we want to help yours reach its full potential.

We think VW Vanagons are one of the most versatile and functional vehicles ever made.  However, with the last one imported in 1991, many of them are starting to show their age.  That’s where we come in, we want to make your van roadworthy, beautiful, safer, more reliable, and above all give, you the confidence that it will perform for you when and where you need it.

No matter if you want to keep it “all stock” or add any degree of customization, we've got you covered.

We know the claim of "best Vanagon shop in North America " needs some justification.  There's a lot of great shops out there.  Why choose us?

  • Owner Kirk Meeks has over 30 years of VW ownership and mechanical expertise.
  • A true full service VW shop - mechanical, body, paint, upholstery, and custom goodies.
  • 60+ 2WD to 4WD Syncro Conversions completed.
  • We have customers traveling from all over the United States and multiple continents trusting our expertise and abilities.

We’ve been in business since 2009 in Renton WA, just south of Seattle.  We are committed to sourcing as many parts and services locally. Most of our conversion parts are made within a 100 mile radius of our shop.