Welcome to the new and improved Small Car Performance website!

phone: 253-473-2474

About Us


What is Small Car Performance?

Small Car Performance (SCP) is a specialty Volkswagen Shop and Engineering Facility that is family-owned and is the creator and leading installer of Subaru conversion kits for Vanagons, Buses, and everything in between.


SCP was founded in 1970 and started as a Beetle shop in Tacoma, Washington. Over the past 40 years Small Car has evolved into focusing on the engineering and modernizing classic Volkswagens. We take classic VW buses, Vanagons, bugs, and other models and re-power them with modern drivetrains and modern amenities for the "weekend-wrencher" or daily driver. We build aftermarket kits for the DIYer and also provide restoration services. We also manufacture and sell products for "Vanlife," camping, and overland enthusiasts looking for something a little different!


Our Specialties:

• Subaru Conversion Kits (Shipping and Installed)
• Volkswagen Vanagon and Bus Upgrades
• Fife Washington Headquarters
• In House Shop Performing all Conversions and Upgrades


Our shop performs about 50 Subaru conversions per year on Buses and Vanagons and ships many more conversion kits to shop and DIY customers worldwide. 


Contact Us

We are located in the Port of Tacoma at 1403 34th Ave E, Fife, Washington, United States. Come visit the shop any time for a tour or give us a ring if you want to connect!