The Brazilian bug City Bug Última Edición
Am Freitag, den 30. September, findet ab 18:00 das 6. und letzte Altblech Friday Night Cruising im Jahr 2011 statt. Wie immer findet dieses Treffen, für alle Old- und Youngtimer, am Parkplatz vorm McDonald’s SCS statt. See you there!
You can also read the whole article at: http://www.campingclub.at/jart/prj3/oeamtc_camping/data/uploads/camping-revue/CR6/page41.html
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.
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)…
Last week we installed flashers from the last beetle-type on Gregor’s 84er model. These have a position light function like US-cars! Remains to say: Till TÜV do us part!
Georgy, Christian and Domi drove to the SCS (Shopping Center South) where the last “Hot Summer Nite” of this year took place. Also some air-cooled vehicles where found by us.
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.
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.
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. 😉
Just when we drove into the city of Edinburgh (Scotland) the clutch cable broke. So we stopped at the next supermarket parking lot to replace it.
The Highlands of Scotland:
Somewhere on the East Coast of England (Great Britain).
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,…
Aldi/Hofer and VW 1303 Bugs also exist in Great Britain.
Hoffmann-Speedster, our sponsor partner and major VW spare parts distributor in Europe, is located in Viersen.
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.
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.
On our way through Sweden we passed a little town called Ängelholm where a VW meeting took place.
At the end of may Christian went on a business trip to mexico, last weekend he came back to austria – with headlights, taillights … and especially sombreros, ponchos and tequila! At the same day we made a short trip to Angern a. d. March near the czech boarder.
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.
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.