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Nick's Racing

We do traditional tuning which increases power whilst decreasing fuel economy
24 Nov 2020
Nick, proudly standing in front of some of his stock
Nick, proudly standing in front of some of his stock


Nick von Bergen

Nick's Racing is a small company owned by Nick von Bergen who was born in 1965 in Windhoek where I completed my Matric & Abitur. 5 years of my Schooling was at Bishops., I also studied Mechanical Engineering at Cape Tech

I have been competing in motorsports since an early age, mainly racing Motorcycles off-road. I was competing in the TransNamib series before I left for overseas in the late '80s.

There I was soon able to work in the line of motorsports and engine development. Amongst the well-known companies I worked for were LOTEC and Kolstrup Tuning. Whilst in Denver CO, I had the opportunity to open a speed shop & called that Nick's Racing. So it seemed logical to keep the name upon my return to Namibia in September 1993. In retrospect, I should have called it something else, as I mostly modify utility vehicles.

Upon my return to Namibia, I did a lot of V8 and big 6 conversions to Hilux and Land Cruisers amongst others.

As I knew the ins and outs of modifying engines I quickly learned to satisfy the demand of those with 4-banger motors needing more power. My break came with the 2.4 Hilux petrol that had more thirst than a sailor on shore leave and seemingly less power than its 4Y predecessor. This was done by:

- Porting the cylinder head & matching that to the modified intake manifold
- Designing a tuned length header exhaust system made from 2mm thick boiler tubing
- Designing a Street performance Cam that pulls from idle to redline
- Rounding it off with a Weber Carburettor topped by a K&N air filter

Though we still do hard-core tuning, as described above, I have now specialised in Dyno tuning petrol & diesel engines.

Apart from being the K&N agent, we also import Milemarker hydraulic winches directly, Barska Binoculars and rifle-scopes, LightForce spotlights and many more products. For more detailed information I'd suggest perusing

We do not repair cars or do fault finding, but rather try to perfect each customer's vehicle on its own merit.
Tying into performance mods is the enhancement of a vehicles Suspension & Brakes.
We do not do cosmetics, such as steering wheels, spoilers, rims etc.

I do not strive to build the fastest or most powerful! I aim at reliability and guarantee my products and work.

The idea is to supply a service or product that is value for money (not cheapo's), reliable to survive in the most punishing conditions and that will make a noticeable difference. I sell what I would want to use myself!

Nick Von Bergen (1983S)

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