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Year: 2011

A BIG step forward …

A BIG step forward …

Finally something new to report of the BIG project. The complete interior, except functional parts like the steering wheel, dashboard and hand brake, has been already removed. And today we dismounted the engine – who needs a garage and a car lift anyway??? Due to serious storage problems, we had to put it back into the car.

More than 75,000 miles (120.000 kilometers) in a VW Bug & camper

More than 75,000 miles (120.000 kilometers) in a VW Bug & camper

  Our adventure around the world started in September 2009. We traveled all through Asia, Australia, North and Central America and arrived back home safely in March this year. During the summer we were with Herbie and the camper on a kind of Euro trip across Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Switzerland. We drove all together more than 75,000 miles (120.000 kilometers)…

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We’ve brought another “Jubi” bug to Vienna

We’ve brought another “Jubi” bug to Vienna

Monday afternoon Domi and Flo started the trip to Vorarlberg in western Austria to buy a jubilee-bug for our mechanic Friedrich. We get there by Flo’s other car… On the way home we made a detour to “Performence Parts Austria” in Michaelbeuern near Salzburg. This bug burnt two liters of oil on 700 kilometers and we almost lost the exhaust! …but we arrived safely in Vienna.

Getting new bearings

Getting new bearings

On our way back to the South we had to change the inner front bearing on the left side. In a town called Rugby (where football/rugby was invented) we found we needed – a shop for air-cooled VW spare parts – Status VW.

DLV at Frequency Festival 2011

DLV at Frequency Festival 2011

Flo, Flow, Mario, Markus Gustl and Friends were on the Frequency Festival in Sankt Pölten, the capital of lower austria. It was a great event with great bands. Flo was even in the newspaper. 😉  

VW-Version of the “Lord’s Prayer” in german

VW-Version of the “Lord’s Prayer” in german

Last Weekend Flo and Georgy compacted a Volkswagen-Version of the “Lord’s Prayer” or “Our Father” (German: “Vater Unser”) And this is the german wording: VW unser,der Du bist luftgekühlt,geheiligt werde Dein Motor,Deine Kupplung komme,Deine Geschwindigkeit geschehe,wie in der Stadt,so auch am Lande. Unsern täglichen Bleiersatz gib uns heute,und vergib uns unsere Abgaswerte,wie auch wir vergeben allen Wasserkühlern,und führe uns nicht auf den Schrottplatz,sondern erlöse uns von der §57a Überprüfung,denn Dein ist die Kraft durch die Freude und die Unentbehrlichkeit,in Ewigkeit,…

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Not only Herbie wants to go camping…

Not only Herbie wants to go camping…

Coming from Sweden we had to go across three pretty expensive bridges in Denmark to reach Germany where we brought Evi to the main train station in Hamburg in order for her to go home. On the same day we saw another young couple with an old VW Bug and a camper in tow.

Herbie in Norway

Herbie in Norway

Quite chilly days we had here way up North in Norway and the other countries. And we thought the Scandinavians would be warm in summer. We’ve already driven more than 5000 kilometers on our trip across Europe.

Bug-In 2011

Bug-In 2011

Nice short video about the Bug-In Show this year. The Bug-In saga started way back on the 20th of October 1968 when the First edition was put on by Vic Wilson on the famous Orange County International Raceway (OCIR) wich sadly closed down on 30th October 1983. Today these shows still are the example of what a show should be all over the world.

Going on the ship to Finland

Going on the ship to Finland

Finally we got a ticket on one of the ships going from Tallinn (Estonia) to Helsinki. We were amazed how many vehicles could fit in such a “ferry”. After two hours on board we reached our destination: Finland.