Sounds like a VW I want to build. I use to street race in OC in the 90s and have been to Gene Berg many times, they are out of business now correct? I use to see Clyde Berg on Sunday nights in his Corel Red bug. The sound of 48IDAs and straight cuts, big cam, music to my ears.
I follow vw stories on IG but no one has answered me if they were still around. Not the same caliber of course but I worked Johnnys Speed and Chrome in my early 20s. I knew the circle of people during that time.