Single Cab saved in Vienna

Single Cab saved in Vienna

Yesterday Flo and Benjamin met at a property in the 22nd district of Vienna. There was a fire department single cab standing for more than 20 years. A view months ago the owner cut all the woods and so he opened the view to the transporter from the early sixties. After many calls, Flo was able to meet the owner and bought the car. After removing all the dirt and scrap they were able to determine the bad condition. A view more years…

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Motornights 2.0

Motornights 2.0

After the Motornights as we know it were banished from Korneuburg, this month’s gathering took a twist and was held in the Freudenau which is part of the 2nd district of Vienna. New location new problems, because at the same time next to it a golf and riding tournament took place and we all shared one parking lot. But all this didn’t stop the cars of all types and years taking part at this season finale. The new place obviously hasn’t…

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Late Summer Ride 2018

Late Summer Ride 2018

The 15th of September marked the 6th Late Summer Ride hosted by DLV. Held at the parking lot on the Kahlenberg – the local mountain of Vienna – this event always attracts drivers from the City, Lower Austria and beyond. The main part is the common ride over the famous Höhenstraße, where we built up a convoy of about 60 vehicles. If you’re looking for a relaxed Saturday cruise at the end of summer, bring up your air-cooler and visit us…

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Motor Nights – Season Opener

Motor Nights – Season Opener

Today we visited the first Motornights in 2018 which take place every first Friday from May to October. The number of cars and visitors was enormous at this season opener in the old shipyard in Korneuburg. Check out the pictures and get sure not to miss the next event on 1st of June.  

Eggenburg 2018

Eggenburg 2018

For the 28th time the international bug meeting in Eggenburg took place. It wasn’t the season opener for us but always a annual must in spring. Over 500 cars attended, so a few of them had to park outside because there wasn’t enough space. Maybe they shouldn’t have let so many water-cooled cars inside in the first place…

Autumn Ride

Autumn Ride

Last Sunday we met in a group of six air-cooled cars – five bugs and one Trabant – at the parking lot on the Kahlenberg, where normally our Late Summer Ride takes place. Due to the fact that we couldn’t host it this year because of organisational reasons, we decided to make a smaller version for ourselves and made a trip trough the Vienna Woods.

Flo’s new bug

Flo’s new bug

Flo bought a bug from 1962. He found it on the internet as he was in america and made the deal to pick it up when he’s back. So Flo and Robert a good friend of him went there two weeks later to get the car. There was no rear axle built in and one door is missing. Back in Vienna they put in a correct gearbox and a door. Also they put in a customized tank. Thank you Robert…

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Tidy up at the DLV-Barn

Tidy up at the DLV-Barn

In our barn are now more than 40 cars. This is too much and so we decided to go higher. We built in a second floor and a winch to pull the cars of Christian an Benjamin there.

Last pictures of the US

Last pictures of the US

Finally we want to show you the last days of Domi and Flo’s trip to the USA. They visited the Crater-Lake National Park, Redwood national forest, San Francisco and a junkyard in Ridgecrest.

Bug Show Fürstenfeld

Bug Show Fürstenfeld

Last Sunday we visited the biennial bug meeting in Fürstenfeld which took place in the area of the outdoor pool. More than 350 cars were counted, among them three Schwimmwagen. Here’s a small selection!

Air-cooled at the lake

Air-cooled at the lake

We had a great time at the second “Luftgekühlt am See” which was again top organised by the Käfer-Club Obergrafendorf. Among the 170 vehicles there could be spotted some very nice ones before chilling at the lake with a cold beer. What more could you ask for?  

The second week in America

The second week in America

This time Domi and Flo want to show you some impressions of the second week travelling around with Herbie. They have been to Las Vegas, Zion- Nationalpark, Bryce-Canyon-Nationalpark and some other beautiful places! In Vegas they went to Justin’s workshop the “Beetle Barn” to fix the magnetic plug of the differential because it was completely rounded from so many oil changes. They also visited the “Neon Museum” to see some of the old signs which they keep the history and to…

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Touring with Herbie trough the US

Touring with Herbie trough the US

Domi and Flo are already cruising around to see the beauty of America. They went from Ridgecrest to Yuma, Tucson, Flagstaff, Mexican Hat and yesterday to Green River. On their way they saw famous places like the Grand Canyon, Highway 95, Monument Valley and the popular street from Easy Rider. Sadly as they drove away from Monument Valley Herbie’s windshield broke! So they had to get a new one and went all the way (about 350 miles) to Kustom Coach Werks – a great aircooled shop-…

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First days in the golden state

First days in the golden state

Last Thursday Domi and Flo took a plane to the USA. They flew to LA and then rent a car to get to Ridgecrest where Herbie was situated. They fixed some things to be safe and comfortabe for driving around for the next three weeks! As they picked up Herbie from Randy’s place they had too look at another cool beetle from 1961. Today they are in LA to visit the interesting places of the city. Tomorrow they’ll go to…

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After two weeks of welding…

After two weeks of welding…

Flo has already known it for a long time, his loved bug from 1966 is verry rusty! He decided to do it the right way and seperared the car in two parts so he could repair it like it was new. He put in a new heaterchannel, a cross memper under the rear seat and a repair section for the rear quater panel. He also did a lot of welding in the front and rear wheelhouses and the firewall. The…

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Meeting in Laxenburg

Meeting in Laxenburg

Every second year the VW-Käfer und Bulli Liebhaberclub Laxenburg hosts a meeting at the old campsite in their hometown. We came with four bugs and true to the motto “quantity rather than quality” we didn’t get a top ten award but a prize for being the second largest club at the event.

Classic car show in Tulln

Classic car show in Tulln

Today a small group of us visited the annual “Oldtimer Messe” in Tulln. We arrived very early to secure ourselves a place in the parking lot inside of the area reserved for vintage cars only, so we could also be part of the exhibition. Many well known people of the scene could also be found there.  

KdF Channel now with over 1000 videos

KdF Channel now with over 1000 videos

In the last five years we collected over thousand videos about air-cooled Volkswagen on the so called “KdF Channel” on Vimeo. Check out vimeo.com/channels/kdf and enjoy the huge collection which ranges from old commercials to fully restored dubs and show reports of the most famous events.

Motor Nights

Motor Nights

It’s time again! On the first friday every month from May to October the old shipyard in Korneuburg is the venue for the well-attended event “Motor Nights”. Get yourself an impression.

Meeting in Eggenburg 2017

Meeting in Eggenburg 2017

Today was the kick-off of the meeting season for us. With five bugs we travelled to the 27th international bug meeting in Eggenburg. Especially for Jan it was a very successful visit, who made the second place in the category special class with his 1600i “Open Air”.

VolksWorld Show 2017 – Summer Lawn

VolksWorld Show 2017 – Summer Lawn

The last of four entries shows the summer lawn where the bulk of the buses have parked. It’s always a fantastic experience at the VolksWorld Show – trip to Esher has fully paid off!

All good things come in threes

All good things come in threes

After two of our members got themselves a panel van – Flo with his ’63 split window and Benjamin with his late bay – the next logical step for Gregor was to buy an air-cooled van of the third generation. It’s from 1980 and comes with a 2.0 litre type 4 engine.  

Late Summer Ride 2016

Late Summer Ride 2016

Today was the 5th anniversary of our annual meeting. Despite having some difficulties and organisational problems in the planning process, we had a great day and time to catch up with our air-cooled friends. Allthough it was rather cold and windy, 40 rides made their way up to the Kahlenberg parking lot. Unfortunately we couldn’t provide an extensive catering this year, but we had hot coffee and sweet snacks. As a special treat we had a giveaway with beautiful air-cooled…

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Le Bug Show 2016

Le Bug Show 2016

For the second time we traveled in a group of five bugs and nine people to the very famous bug show at the Circuit de Spa in Belgium. We were fascinated as much as last time when we saw all the nice rides of the air-cooled vehicle range of Volkswagen. Time passes quickly when there is so much to see and to do like watching the drag races, driving your bug over the 7km long track behind the pace car…

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International Alpe-Adria bug meeting 2016

International Alpe-Adria bug meeting 2016

For the eleventh time the 1. Kärntner VW-Käferclub organised their biennial meeting for all air-cooled Volkswagen in Bodensdorf at the Ossiacher Lake, which we always look forward to. Our group of ten elephant feet tail lights featured some specials like a jubilee bug and the “Open Air” of our new member Jan. Benjamin mounted his new wheels and Christian brought his old Buggy back on the streets – still without roof and braving the weather. But luckily most of the…

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Grein was a real burner!

Grein was a real burner!

This saturday we went to the Strudengauers’ meeting in Grein, which is always pleasant and matey, even though they hadn’t the weather on their side the last years. This time it meant to be better, as the temperature was up, sun was shining, no rain was in sight and a bunch of real nice pieces of old metal showed up. Around noon most of the participants got on the tour and we left as well. When we returned, we immediately realized there…

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A sunny day in Stockerau

A sunny day in Stockerau

A small group of us (Flo, Domi, Jan and Benjamin) decided to pay the bug meeting in Stockerau a visit. On top of the nice weather, nice rides and friendly people all around, we can proudly call the first club-trophy ours!!! (for the third biggest Club at the site)    

When the sun sets…

When the sun sets…

…the sound of italian one-cylinders, german flat-fours and american V8 engines comes over Korneuburg. They all meet at the old shipyard beside the danube – a great location for spending the first Friday evening every month.    

Koller’s Oldtimer

Koller’s Oldtimer

After so many times we passed the oldtimer museum on our way travelling to the bug show in Eggenburg, we decided to visit it on Saturday. We have seen more than 150 exhibits of 130 years of automobile history! Especially fascinating were the cars made in Austria by Puch and Steyr or the self-made sportscar “Angelmar” based on Volkswagen and Porsche 356 parts. Note that only five or six cars of this huge collection are not privately owned by Mr. Koller.

Benjamin’s New Ride – T2b Panel Van Walk Through

Benjamin’s New Ride – T2b Panel Van Walk Through

For a long time Benjamin was looking for the perfect bus! Now he has found it! It’s a T2b Walk-Through Bay Window Panel Van from the mid 70ies. Theres a lot of work waiting but its absolutely worth it! Thanks to our Friend “Käfertom” for the perfect deal!  

Motor Nights

Motor Nights

…that’s the name of another monthly meeting in the place to meet – the old shipyard in Korneuburg near Vienna, where a crane and brick halls form the background for Old- and Youngtimer of all brands, US-cars, motorbikes and of course vintage VWs. Due to the huge squad of  vehicles I decided to concentrate the pictures on the latter.    

Bug meeting in Eggenburg 2016

Bug meeting in Eggenburg 2016

In a convoy of six beetles – year of construction from 1963 to 1996 – we hit the road to Eggenburg in Lower Austria. Every year on May 1 there takes place the biggest meeting of air-cooled Volkswagen in Austria. Although it is far from the size of the famous Maikäfertreffen in Hannover where we have been last year, we could also spot some nice rides. Watch out!

Season opener – First Altblech FNC 2016

Season opener – First Altblech FNC 2016

Today we celebrated the season start at the parking lot of the SCS. There was held the first of total six monthly meetings during the warmer time of the year hosted by Altblech. With five bugs we enhanced the manageable number of cars in front of the fast food restaurant and had a great time seeing all the familiar faces again.

The Birthday Buggy

The Birthday Buggy

Last weekend we celebrated Christian’s 30th birthday with a very special present. To thank him for his help on various projects of ours, we decided to build him a chassis for a new buggy – something that he had been wanting to do for a long time. Because this project was already discussed in the past, we know exactly what parts should be used. A 1303 rear axle with semi-trailing arms and a balljoint front axle for the best handling…

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From Fromage & Baguette to Pizza, Pasta & Amore

From Fromage & Baguette to Pizza, Pasta & Amore

The last days crossing France were hard for Eva and Flo. To drive through the cities on the Côte d’Azur without a good working first gear with so many tourists is not the best idea. “Poor gearbox – this was not nice from us!” But after three stressed days in France they arrived Italy! Here they are driving also the cost way and had already passed the City of Genova and are staying now in the National Park of Cinque…

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Late Summer Ride #4

Late Summer Ride #4

Trotz des kühlen und verhangenen Wetters kamen um die 30 Fahrzeuge zur vierten spätsommerlichen Ausfahrt über die Wiener Höhenstraße. Es wurde ein entspannter Tag am Kahlenbergparkplatz mit viel Zeit für Austausch zwischen Gleichgesinnten und gemütlichem Beisammensein sowie einen Besuch der beeindruckenden Panoramaterrasse mit einzigartigem Blick über Wien. Der Hauptbestandteil und zentrale Programmpunkt – die Ausfahrt über die Höhenstraße – wurde auch dieses Jahr wieder zum Highlight unseres (heuer im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes luftgekühlten) Treffens. Wir bedanken uns bei allen…

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On the coast

On the coast

After many great days in Arneva they had to look forward and so Eva and Flo continued their trip. They are now going back the coast way of Spain and France to visit Italy. There are a lot of beautiful places and cities they have seen: Sleeping by the sea / Sant Carles de la Ràpita / Spain

All about Monserrates’ place and the city nearby

All about Monserrates’ place and the city nearby

As Eva and Flo arrived in Arneva (Orihuela-Alicante) Monserrate told them what they first have to do: “Relax”. So they did and enjoyed the first evening with a BBQ – the spanish way. The next days they where invited for lunch by the family and this was the only thing they really had to do. They got to know Manuel a friend of Monserrate who had learned to build Sofas. So Flo asked him if he can fix the right…

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