About Us

We appreciate vintage Volkswagen enthusiasts because we are vintage Volkswagen enthusiasts.

Scott

Scott

In 1988, Scott Dempster founded Karmann Ghia parts and Restoration in his garage. It wasn't long before he was manufacturing parts for vintage Volkwagens, then selling as Ventura Warehouse Group.

Airhead Parts arrived in 2004.

His daily driving is split between his 1989 Vanagon Westfalia, and his 1969 Karmann Ghia cabriolet. He has a current T-34 Karmann Ghia project.

Dave

Dave

Dave started working for KGPR in 1994 as an order puller in the warehouse and has worked his way up to VP and General Manager.

Dave has restored and customized a 1971 VW Beetle Convertible that was on several of our Airhead Parts catalog covers. He has also restored a 1974 Karmann Ghia, and helped build Scott's KGPR logo themed 1969 Convertible Karmann Ghia, from the pan resto up.

The other VW's he's owned over the years include a 1971 Double Slider Panel Bus, 1960 Semiphore Ragtop Baja, 1972 Tin Roof Camper Bus, 1971 Bug, and currently working on a mid travel 1960 Ragtop Baja Bug project.

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Maurice

Maurice is our VP Operations and a German car enthusiast for the last 40+ years. He brings to Airhead Parts, KGPR and VWG the experience he's acquired working for Bosch, major wholesale German car parts suppliers, and his years at Rocky Mountain Motorworks.

Since 2002, he has been in charge of purchasing, merchandising, warehousing, importing/exporting, and finance.

Jim

Jim

Jim is primarily our Product Manager, and is also involved in purchasing, quality control and our vehicle application database accuracy.

Since 1961, he has been involved with all Volkswagen models, including several Beetles (restoring a 1950 Split Window Beetle in 1969), various Ghias and a Type 3 Notchback, but his passion is Buses and Vanagons. Jim has worked at or owned a VW parts mail order business continuously since the late 70s, and has been with KGPR/Airhead since 2002.

Jim's current rides are a 1984 Vanagon Westfalia Camper and a "weekend toy", a 1975 Porsche 914 1.8.

John

John

John also came to us from Rocky Mountain Motorworks, where he was Product Development Manager. He is our Wholesale Manager for Ventura Warehouse Group. John sells to repair shops and parts supply houses the full line of parts offered by Karmann Ghia Parts & Restoration and Airhead Parts.

John's owned eight Volkswagen Beetles, including four 1967 Bugs. His current daily driver is a 1974 412 Station Wagon. His last project was a 1968 Bay Window Bus, and he is currently restoring a 1962 Karmann Ghia Coupe.

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Jason

Jason has been with us since 2002 as a sales associate and our main Web maintenance and sales person.

Fernando

Fernando

Fernando is one of our Spanish speaking sales associates, and a VW enthusiast since his father bought him his first Volkswagen beetle at 16 years old. Since then, he has owned 18 air-cooled VW's. Fernando's current ride is a 1966 Bug, "because it's the last year with the big headlights." Fernando is currently looking for a Karmann Ghia project.