Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Drive-By Shootings #11

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Vintage Tuesday! Bug's Ass.

Bug's Ass.

Monday, June 28, 2010

VWs recently highlighted in Hemmings

The last two issues of Hemmings Motor News have had some cool VW -related content. You can click on the images to make them bigger and easier to read:

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Hall of Shame: July VW Trends' swimsuit issue

Thursday, June 24, 2010

VW Transformer

I stumbled across this ordinary looking VW bug toy at an antique store last week. I paid $1. But then, back in the car, it turned into a robot! Turns out it is Goldbug! Apparently, it's Bumblebee, later in his Transformer life. Hold still. If you look closely, you can see him change into a robot...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

VW and Legos

I'm not sure what the deal with VWs and Legos is, but I love the old artwork on these. I'd love to find some of these for the shelves in the workshop...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Vintage Tuesday! New Jersey bus.

New Jersey bus.

Be sure to check out the Vintage Tuesday t-shirt contest.

Monday, June 21, 2010

A pretty cool coffee table book: The Free People (File under Hippie)

Cool old book. Of course, there are more than a few VWs thrown in.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

From the Static Files: "1 Million"

A few months back, my vw camping friend Static told me I had been wasted time scanning in all these images that I had been showing on the blog. He said he had a hard drive stuffed with VW photos. At Bus City, he brought his hard drive and I copied them over to my computer. Thus "From the Static Files" is born. I'll mix it in here and there. So here's the first one...

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Trainspotting 2010 - A VW campout near Twain, CA

Our route.

Last weekend was the 2nd annual Trainspotting campout. Due to the fact that EP is pregnant and we would be driving through the 100 degree Sac Valley, we told Big Blue to stand down and decided to take our 2008 Camry.

Our camper for the weekend.

EP has tried to like non-alcoholic beer. But it hasn't really taken...

The campground was Hallsted Campground, and it was great. It smelled of pines, had a slight breeze blowing through the trees, and the river was close by...

The campout is called "Trainspotting", because the train tracks are on the opposite side of the river. We heard maybe 5-6 trains go through while we were there. It's pretty cool.

There were a ton of VWs there. Trainspotting is getting pretty big...

Here was where we slept:

We had a lot of new people there, and that was awesome. It was great to get some new, interesting people camping with us. Good people and good times...

On Saturday evening, there was a potluck dinner which was fun...

And then Westy Woman, who organized the event, raffled off some VW stuff from places that donated to the event - Van Cafe, Go Westy, Highway One Coffee, and Stephen's Auto Haus in Sacremento. It was a great time and everyone took home something cool.

This is the shirt I won...

Static won the grand prize - a bag from Go Westy with a ton of goodies in it...

It was interesting to be tent camping again but we missed Big Blue...

We stopped at the Twain store the next morning, which has honest-to-God gold panning supplies...

The biggest town nearby was Quincy, CA. We stopped there for breakfast the next morning at the Courthouse Cafe. I had the "Love Boat", but the "Fat Boy's Fantasy" looked interesting...

We went east to go west, heading down toward Tahoe before taking highway 49 back toward home. It's awesome country. Here's a picture to give you an idea of the area...

Okay, so those of you who are interested, plan on coming to Trainspotting 3 in 2011. Details will be on VW Camper Family.

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