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 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…
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.
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.
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!
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?
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…
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-…
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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!
The grand stand area allowed the local clubs to present their cars in really nice weather this year.
Downstairs in the Esher hall there were some well-known cars which you have probably spotted on one or the other cover of a back issue.
In a group of eight we traveled to this years VolksWorld Show to the U.K.. This entry shows the vehicles in the Surrey Hall, one of four display areas at Sandown Park.
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.