Our Grand Slam Family
Being born in East Germany and defecting with your mother at the age of six to live in Wolfsburg, will do that to you. So will finishing school and apprenticing at the Volkswagen factory down the road. Throw in the stint in Edinburgh, learning English, and qualifying as a master mechanic by the age of 19, and you have the makings of a lifelong devotion to horizontally opposed fours.
Transferred to Lindsay Saker in Johannesburg 1968, Jurgen worked .
his way up to become workshop manager, before getting involved in his own independent VW specialist workshop. During this time he kicked some ass in off-road racing, as well as running his Formula Vee race team.
He spent a few years back in Germany, but in 2002 he returned to South Africa, and set up Grand Slam in The Strand. There are two aspects to the business: the brake and clutch operation which provides the bread and butter and the Volkswagen service and restoration arm, which provides the outlet to his passion.