Speed and Custom



Whether we’re talking about our in-store rosters or how we work at HQ, here at BurgerFuel our mantra is always the same; we put “aces in their places”.

So, when you’re like Vika with a variety of skill sets, interests and passions, it makes sense that she has several fingers in several BurgerFuel burger pies.

Vika isn’t just a key figure within our HQ walls, she’s also an integral part of our promotions and events team. So if you’ve been to an event where BurgerFuel was hanging out (i.e. Northern Bass, Beach Hop or the Kumeu Hot Rod Show), you’ve probably had a yarn with her. She’s a genuine delight and knows more about our classic cars than most.

At events she does far more than simply pose for photos by cars, she holds her own in any car conversation, even with the hardiest of classic car lovers. She races our Ford Fairmont down the Meremere Dragway strip, takes the classics to the mechanics (telling THEM whats up), and cruises the streets daily in our purple fleet. Vika is somewhat of a petrol head (to make an understatement) and we’re proud to have her at BurgerFuel since 2014. She's a BurgerFuel badass and we wouldn’t quite be the same without her. Cheers Veeks. 


Name: Vika Osipova-May (Veeks)

Where are you from? Auckland

What is your local BurgerFuel Store? Mt Eden

Favourite burger on the menu? Low-carb Ford Freakout and add cheese

A bit about yourself:

I’m just a car crazy chick who works at BurgerFuel HQ as an EA to the CEO. My role is a mixed bag ranging from building and office management, to working with our marketing team organising events, and of course maintaining our BurgerFuel classic car fleet! Our fleet currently consists of a ‘64 Buick Riviera, ‘72 Ford Fairmont Coupe, ‘65 Dodge Coronet, ‘70 Oldsmobile Cutlass and a V8 ‘76 Landcruiser. I also have my own personal car, an Audi S3, which I spend my spare time working on and detailing. I enjoy taking my Audi to shows and track days around the country.


Photo credit: Winston Gee, Stefan Koch and Roo Wills

Make/ Model/ Year: 2010 Audi S3

Engine: 2.0 Litre Turbo – with a custom Etuners ECU, Stage 2+ tune done by HSP Tuning (CTS hardware, intercooler, intake, throttle pipe, turbo outlet pipe, high pressure fuel pump) I have also swapped the original exhaust out for a Powervalve 3” WTC turbo back exhaust

Driveline: Haldex (4WD) with S-tronic (DSG)

Interior: Full Napa leather re-trim with custom double stitch and diamond stitched centres. Full custom boot and front door pods

Exterior: Custom digital wrap design by Skepple Inc, produced and applied by Redline Signwriters

Suspension: Full Air Lift Performance 3H kit, Air Lift super low rear shocks

Wheels/Tyres: 19” Stance SF03 running 225/35/19 Falken FK452 tyres

What's unique or interesting about the car or how did you become to own it?

I came to own this car quite quickly after I sold my old car within 24 hours of listing it! I have since modified most parts of the car from a full custom sound system, stage 2+ tune to the Air Lift suspension and loud digital wrap. It is still my daily driver which makes the drive to work that little bit more fun, and then I get to swap over to driving the classics at the office!