SYNCRO.ORG is devoted to the enjoyment and preservation of the 4WD Volkswagen T-3 Syncro, a unique and wonderful vehicle made in limited numbers from 1985 to 1992 by Volkswagen and Styer Puch, and Westfalia Werke for campers. SYNCRO.ORG is also dedicated to linking Syncronauts around the world - and around the block.
This site is not affiliated with the Volkswagen or Steyr-Puch or Westfalia Companies.
began, humbly, in 1997 as a "TO DO" list scratched out on a piece of paper. The list was later converted to HTML for use in coordinating a wish-list of syncro projects. That document was later converted into a single-page website featuring the upgraded syncro and its many enhancements. It was posted to the web in the spring of 1998.
Bit-by-bit, pages, photos and links were added until SYNCRO.ORG evolved into its current form.
The The Syncro Registry was added in the spring of 2000. Since then, the Registry has been filled with nearly 1000 syncros from more than forty countries around the world. The Registry contains rare and interesting syncros, information about modifications people have made, and it permits users to locate and contact other syncronauts.
Also beginning in the spring of 2000, SYNCRO.ORG began sponsoring an annual gathering of syncronauts near Hollister, Clalifornia, for a weekend of camping, off-roading, and all sorts of related fun. The event has evolved into a festival of sorts, aptly called SYNCRO de MAYO, since it is held in early May, when the weather is nice.
An e-mail list and was added to the site in February 2001.
In 2010, SYNCRO.ORG made its debut on Facebook, where there is a vibrant international Syncro community.
In 2012, the Syncro Marketplace was added to the site. This section features the many independent innovators out there who have designed Syncro products, or who offer unique Syncro parts or service. SYNCRO.ORG believes it is essential to a vibrant Syncro community that the small, independent vendors be supported and sustained.
Another 2012 addition is the SYNCRO.ORG Forum. It's a long over-due addition to the site. Forums provide the best platform for sharing posts about technical stuff, trips, events, and all the other things you do with or to a syncro.
The best part about SYNCRO.ORG is that it is primarily a compilation of the work of others. Submissions to SYNCRO.ORG are welcome and encouraged.
*(Inspirational credit for SYNCRO.ORG is owed to Thomas Forhan and his original Syncro Westfalia site, and to Coyote and his legendary Vanagon.com.)
Dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of the Volkswagen T-3 Syncro
and to fostering an international Syncro Community.