mobile icon
mobile banner
FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $99*Lower 48 Only
You are only $99 away!
0
Cart Total: $0 - $49.99* Lower 48 Shipping: $8.95 *Does not include oversized items.
Cart Total: $50.00 - $99.00* Lower 48 Shipping: $6.50 *Does not include oversized items.
Cart Total: $99+* Lower 48 Shipping: FREE *Does not include oversized items.

Chirco.com 2013 VW Classic Tour – A Visit to TMI

20130605-205037.jpg

You know, you might think visiting TMI would just be like visiting any vendor…right? Well…I was not aware of the sheer magnitude nor was I prepared for the moment Aaron opened the door and there I stood above the factory floor of TMI.

20130605-210310.jpg

I felt like Charlie in the chocolate factory. It was tremendous.

The facility is 160,000 square feet of sheer bad-ssery. Aaron told me that they have nearly 200 employees and they run multiple shifts. As we walked from shop to shop in the building it became clear early on that these guys are no joke. It’s no wonder we always recommend their stuff.

The systems that make the molds combine chemistry and engineering. They have robotic arms like the major automakers or those cool pop locking guys with the Ohio Players when they were on the Midnight Special.

20130605-211044.jpg

When I saw the super tall shelves with all the air cooled VW interior stuff you could imagine, I got a little choked up. I didn’t want to leave my spot but Aaron sorta indicated that I did that at every single stop so I was kinda like “the boy who choked up wolf” and it would be best to stop if I wanted to see the whole place.

20130605-213204.jpg

 

I got to see the mold shop, electronics land, material world, shipping planet, historic vehicle storage, long table conference room, and a cool mini VW seat upholstered in a display cabinet! TMI actually does kits for Mustangs, Camaros, Chevelles, Oompa Loompas, and more

20130605-213907.jpg

On top of everything, Aaron, his wife Cat (who is like sales manager Demi-god or somethin….frekkin power couple.), and the General Manager Dean, took me out to lunch! I had a burger and great conversation. Fabulous people and really a fabulous company. To think it all was started by 4 brothers in their garage wanting to make VW interior stuff……and look now….wow. Very impressive.

The 3 headed monster of cool (Dean, Cat, and Aaron) was kind enough to take a pic with my car.

20130605-214503.jpg

What a fun visit.

-TC

p.s. check out TMIs website. Really cool.

Chirco Reviews

joe gardner
joe gardner
19:38 07 May 19
i live in hawaii and its hard to get parts. the guys at chirco has made my experience much easier.. thank you guys.
Kurt van opstal
Kurt van opstal
02:57 01 May 19
I buy some times parts from. Them. For. My company fun buggy, Punta cana, Dominican Republic. Making tours with beach buggy's. I like there good service and quick shipping
Jeremy Mate
Jeremy Mate
20:13 07 Apr 19
I love chirco Automotive, great people, great shop and awesome showroom!!
Jason
Jason
23:37 27 Mar 19
Awesome people!!! And they have had everything I've needed so far
Doninik L
Doninik L
05:01 17 Mar 19
Best place in Tucson to get you vw fix. They are knolagable and can help you out with just about anything you need
Britten Rosenberg
Britten Rosenberg
00:32 10 Mar 19
Being a VW onwer and live very close buy I have been there a lot. Staff is very knowledgeable and are very friendly. Joe the owner is a good guy and will help you get what you need.
Robert Barracco
Robert Barracco
04:07 03 Mar 19
Nice people Quick Service had what I needed very good experience
Tim Miller
Tim Miller
20:33 10 Feb 19
Great service, very helpful staff. Great prices.
Randy Best
Randy Best
00:26 16 Jan 19
Old aircooled dub paradise. I restore old VWs and this place always has what I need.
Adam Kowalczyk
Adam Kowalczyk
20:41 08 Jan 19
Plenty of V W dune buggy parts, and lots of knowledge.
Peter Sollenbarger
Peter Sollenbarger
02:35 08 Dec 18
Joe Chirco is a great guy with a great team to help him out. they are very knowledgeable about all VW and more.
Keith Rae
Keith Rae
19:02 18 Oct 18
Awesome place. Great staff. Usually have what you need
flag

Sign Up for the Chirco Newsletter

flag