The year is nearly over and we want to share our impressions of 2014. From the mania of Flo’s car purchases over our visit of the famous Le Bug Show in Belgium up to our third Late Summer Ride. Enjoy the pictures! With this we want to wish you all the best for the upcoming season!
A few weeks ago the sparking plug of Gregor’s PK 80S was ejected while driving – the thread in the cylinder head broke out. During the repair on the 130ccm D.R. cylinder we took the chance to clean the whole system, what definitely was long overdue.
Our new member Max is now on the road with his loved bug – have a good ride!
On the occasion of the Fall of the Wall 25 years ago we met today to drive our two-stroke cars from the old GDR (German Democratic Republic) around Vienna’s city center. Due to the collapse of the GDR and the German reunification the era of East German cars ran out as well but there are still some folks driving them through town…
The oldtimer season is nearly over – so we took the opportunity to meet some folks with the same passion for vintage cars and visited the last Altblech Friday Night Cruising for this year. Despite the bleak weather we had a nice time catching up with old friends and getting to know new ones.
This Weekend our aircooled meeting the “Late Summer Ride” took place at the Kahlenberg for the third time. We are happy that so many participants enjoyed the conclusion of a great season with us. Therefore we want to say thank you. Besides we want to say thanks to the Ladies who managed our catering and on the other hand to the team of “Velothon Vienna” especially to Thorben and Konrad.Now see the pictures below and look forward to the season…
Volkswagen just released their brand new television commercial with pop star Helene Fischer as well as Domi and Zainab’s Herbie. Click here or on the picture below to watch the spot!
I have read about this tragic event on the styrian bustards blog. I want to share it with you because there’s a call for donations for this guy. Brand – Supergau!! VW Schrauberhalle Raub der Flammen! Das Schlimmste, was einem VW Schrauber passieren kann, traf dieses Wochenende meinen Kumpel Andreas Lerch aus dem Landkreis Traunstein / D. Seine (angemietete) Schrauberhalle inkl. vieler einmaliger Oldtimer (VW T1 Bosch Bus, low-light Karmann Ghia, Ovali, Brezel, Alfa, Alltags Audi Cabrio,…), Ersatzteile, dem genialen…
Last Weekend DLV took a great Journey to Spa, Belgium, where the ‘Le Bug Show’ takes place. This is the biggest Meeting where we have been so far and it was very impressive. With around 1500 participating cars there was so much to see and most of the cars you wouldn’t find here in Austria. Nearly all of them where lowered and rust seemed just like a standard. A big part of the Meeting was at the ‘Circuit de Spa’,…
with three bugs and of course Chris’ 1973 LEDL Buggy to be part of the anniversary!
Georgy, Christian, Flo and the ladys have been on this great show the whole weekend. It was – like every two years – a funny time with nice people! A big thanks to the “Käferclub-Kärnten” for the organisation and this great ride on Saturday! => click for full resolution! Also a big thanks to the “Kleine Zeitung” which has taken a photo of Flo, his bug and our domain! See all Photos here on their webside: www.kleinezeitung.at
At the “Volkswagen Beetle Show of Stockerau”, arranged by the KDKF Austria, Domi got the prize for the “dirtiest Bug” as Herbie’s engine compartment is still covered by the red mud of Africa – the award of course should rather honor Herbie’s World Tour. Georgy, Flo and Domi spent the entire Sunday together – first at the show and later on harvesting cherries at Flo’s place in his native town Gerasdorf, just outside of Vienna.
This weekend we took a ride to Grein by the Danube to visit the annual air-cooled Volkswagen show of “Käferfreunde Strudengau”. On our way we followed the Danube river upstream driving through the world famous Wachau Valley, a UNESCO world heritage site. Domi just returned home from his stay in the USA and at the show we met our friend and club mechanic Friedrich who owns a “little house” over there.
… because until yesterday it’s one less. Poor Matthias, we’ll help you to get back on the road.
Gregors PK 80S needed a few updates, including new tyres which were from 2001 and 1995! While we were at it, we also changed the front shock absorber and the broken speedometer cable, and added clear turn signal lenses.
Yesterday Georgy, Matthias, Flo an their friend Felix joined the first US-Car Meeting in the South of Vienna. They noticed that the Austrian parking lots are way too small. Check out the pictures below.
…see you next year!
Today we found Domi’s “Trabi” in a local newspaper. A pedestrian took a picture of Domi driving through his hometown Klosterneuburg.
This is a great story about a man and his car, a Volkswagen Beetle from 1955, who traveled around the world and reunited decades later. This Bug is still running! Wolfgang Paul Loofs (see below) tells his story about touring the world in an “Ovale”. Watch the documentary called “Once More. The Story of VIN 903847”!
Yesterday Flo and Domi visited wine quarter’s “2nd Show for Vintage Cars” in Enzersfeld. Flo took his daily summer driver from 1966 and Domi his “Trabi” for the ride to the show. There we met our friends Kathi, Ilse and Peter who introduced us to their new car.
The days are getting warmer again and classic cars are waking up from their winter sleep. Yesterday we visited our first show this year. It’s called “Altblech Friday Night Cruising” in the South of Vienna. We showed up together friends of the legendary Trabant (“Trabantfreunde”). On September 20 we’re hosting the 3rd Late Summer Ride of Vienna!
What do you do, when you need new Headlights for your car? Go to your partdealer and buy them! And what does our friend Flo do? He buys the whole car. Nearly the whole car… A big thanks to Benjamin for his perfect sized trailer! And thanks to Robert Prokschi from www.puch500.at for this…thing!
Thanks guys for over 100.000 clicks on our blog! By the way our KdF-Channel has over 600 videos to watch!
Last weekend Flo and Domi where driving to Flo’s property in Lower Austria. While they were driving through the so-called “Wood Quarter” – the northwestern part of the province, they got to know an older gent who’s repairing and selling motorcycles. Domi returned with two mopeds. He bought a “KTM Hobby” from 1984 and a vintage “JAWA Stadion” from 1964 – both in good working condition. Now Flo and Domi are both looking forward to ride their mopeds in the…
Flo is still unteachable – if there’s a good deal, he makes it. So his new car is a 1964 export model. It is the last one with small windows and the flat windshield. Sadly the last owner left it standing outside in the mud for about 10 years.
Finally 100 people follows our channel on Vimeo with nearly 600(!) videos of our favourite cars!
The co-founder of DLV and our dear friend, Flo, is celebrating his 25th birthday today. Therefore we all wish you, Flo, a happy, happy birthday and all the best for your next quarter century!
‘63 Ragtop now in Flo’s possession!
This Lego model of a 1962 camper is available for more than one year, but now we also got one! Sorry for the bad pictures…