Wednesday, December 21, 2011


When it rains, it pours...

I came across one of these blue VW tether buses about a month ago. Then, about 3 days later, found one really cheap on ebay. So, now I have 2 (do as I say, son, not as I do).

These were made by Wolf/Hawk (seems to be the same company?) (same as this bug that I have) and are stamped (C)1972. They must have been some sort of Testors (the paint company) hobby set as the stickers on the "Super Van" have the Testors logo on them. And both buses had the sticker on the driver's side (only one still does).

Oddly - both of these have motors that appear to have never been used. The motor, when running, would turn the gear in the back wheel (see below).

The idea was that you would tie a rope to the bus, and then watch as it went in circles. Doesn't sound like crazy fun, and that might explain why both motors look unused...

Either way, used or not, they are pretty cool. I dig these old Wolf/Hawk toys.


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