I've known and done business with Whitey Worsham since 1995. Whitey is the owner/operator of German Automotive in Fletcher North Carolina. In all my years of dealing with Whitey he has been: Honest to the core, Very Knowledgeable about automotive machining, Extremely knowledgeable about the Volkswagen Air Cooled engine line in all variations and dependable/trustworthy to a fault. He is a person who prides himself in giving great service to and taking care of his customers. If someone has a problem with Whitey, in my opinion/experience, they went Way Out of Their Way to cause it, because Whitey will bend over backwards trying to help and or satisfy a customer. However, as you may know from your own experience, you simply can not satisfy some people no matter what you do. I believe Whitey opened his business in the late 1970's. Anyone who has been in business that long must be doing things right. You can't stay open for 37 + years in the same location, in a small community if you haven't taken care of your customers and provided good service. This recommendation of Whitey as a person and German Automotive as a business shouldn't be taken lightly. I drove my first VW beetle in 1957. I have been in a Volkswagen based business since 1975. I have owned 497 Volkswagens all at the same time and currently own 93. If anyone had or has a problem with Whitey, I can only say that if you want to be treated like a gentleman, then you must act like one. Lynn Ernst/ Illinois
I have been dealing with Whitey at German Automotive since 1985. I have restored many vehicles and used Whitey exclusively for all my engine parts and machine work. My last was a 2017 cc stroker for my 60 doublecab. Whitey sold me all the parts, machined all the various parts as needed and basically made this engine "idiot proof" to build. I did have a problem with the full flow oil pump cover plate (threads stripped) I made a call to Whitey and he shipped another out the same day and didn't even asked for the one I had back. I trust Whitey and the parts he sales. I would let no one else do my machine work for me nor would I purchase "mail order" parts due to the fact I like knowing the person on the other side of the counter "Whitey" is a VW fan as well and sells the same parts to me that he uses on his own vehicles.
I have dealt with Whitey since 1987 and always had excellent service, parts and he always goes out of his way to offer the best solution for a fix. I have told people for years about his business. if he does not have what you are looking for he can get it quick. The best part is yes you can deal with the multitudes of mail order places in magazines or online but you cant replace the one on one personal service you get from someone near you. when you deal with mail order its always a pain if the part is not right or breaks but when you deal with someone like Whitey who goes out of his way to make it right you just cant beat that.. sadly because of the mail order too many of our local people like Whitey are fading away. do yourself a favor and deal with someone who you can trust like Whitey..