In the early 1960’s Mike Griffin started Cartune. The company sold performance parts for Aircooled VW’s. Initially they operated from a postal address on Grenfell Road in Mitcham. Surrey, but it wasn’t long before they were ready for expansion. Locations in Ashford, Middlesex and Middlesbrough were chosen. Cartune, Teesside was formed in 1967 and operated from a premises on North Ormesby Road. Their successful line of VW tuning parts were available, but alongside those they there we also able to offer new Volkswagens and Porsches. The business was so successful that by 1972 they were moving into a new purpose built building at Park End on the outskirts of the city.
In early 1970 Cartune (South) moved to 147 Stanwell Road in Ashford. From here Cartune were able to offer a full VW workshop facility which included servicing, performance engine upgrades and general repairs. Also from here they manufactured their own high quality VW performance parts.
As well obtaining Porsche, Volkswagen Audi and NSU dealership status, Cartune were also able to offer the GP and Apal Buggies and also imported the Puma to the U.K. market.
From ‘The Story of Cartune’ website.