Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fall Finnon Fest 2010

Our route.

Below are some photos from Fall Finnon Fest last weekend. Friday evening, Peter A and I joined forces at the Sonic Burger in Napa and headed up 80 through Sacramento.

I'm not a smoker. I used to enjoy cigars, but I don't really have the time anymore. But, last week I passed my exam for life insurance. What better way to celebrate?

Darkness came...

So Peter wanted to stop at the Outback Steakhouse to see his cousin...

Lost in Sacramento.

But we made it. Here's the next morning...

13 buses made it. It was hot, but we kept cool with beer, cookies and water. This was the 3rd year I made it to this event. I can't wait for the one in spring!

This '58 Ghia was local. They started it for the first time in a year and drove it over to the camp out to show it to us. Way cool car...

Joe's bus:

Karl's van.

The true owner of Karl's van:

The scene:

And, if you arrive during daylight, you will see this small confirmation that you have made it to the right spot.

And, as usual, dinner was served, not cooked, by walking to the Rock Creek Cafe:

This guy passed me on the way home. A trike. A motorcycle with a VW engine in the back. He gave me a thumbs up. And I thought I was pretty bad ass.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Vintage Tuesday! Bug in Switzerland.

Bug in Switzerland.

Monday, September 27, 2010

1968 Rod & Custom - VW articles

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Perhaps today is the day we win?

The drawing for the Bettiga Right-Hand Drive VW bus in Santa Rosa , CA. I'll try to update the blog when I figure out who won. Unless I win. In which case there will be a party to name it and you are all invited.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Off to Fall Finnon Fest today!

I'll try to do a post from the cafe there. But we are expecting about 10 buses. Always a good time!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

1954 Motorsports magazine - VW on the cover!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Tonight, we welcome a dirty, old 1956 bug to the family!

I don't know much yet. Today after work I went and saw a 1956 bug that a guy had told me about. The people wanted to clear out their garage. The bug was parked there about 20 years ago. I went in excited on what I might find.

I walked into the garage to find the car covered in boxes. A 1/4 inch of dust covers the entire car. The inside is full of egg cartons. The back seat is on the roof. The back end sheet metal has been cut (apparently the guy tried to remove the engine by lifting it out of the bug, rather than dropping it out the bottom). The engine is out and sitting behind the car. The transaxle is out. It's green.

So I bought it. It will take some time to get out of the garage. The lady is 85 and I offered to move all the stuff in the way for her. So I need to do that. And I need to reevaluate what is under the car. I'll get better pictures when I get there again.

Oh, and it has an oval window!

Drive-by Shootings #13 - Santa Barbara Special

EP took all these pics on a weekend trip to Santa Barbara a few months back. Pretty easy to see old VWs in SB!

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