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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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Arriving in Spain

Arriving in Spain

This time we want to show you the last days of France and the first in Spain. Eva and Flo are already having a very good time at Monserrates Place in Arneva-Orihuela-Alicante. You will see next time… Cahors/France Boulogne-sur-Gesse/France Port de la Bonaigua/Spain Espot/Spain Espot/Spain la Pobla de Segur/Spain Alt de Viu/Spain Pantà d’Escales/Spain Pantà d’Escales/Spain Tolva/Spain Monasterio de el Pueyo/Spain Jalance/Spain

In the middle of France

In the middle of France

The last three days Eva and Flo were travelling through France. On the countryside it is a very beautiful piece of land. To see as much as possible they took small roads through large valleys and romantic little cities. As you can see below! The bug and the caravan are still running fine. With big steps they move forward to reach Spain. Parc Naturel Région de Chartreuse/France Parc Naturel Région du Vercors/France Parc Naturel Région du Vercors/France Parc Naturel Région…

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Aircooled at the lake

Aircooled at the lake

The first time the VW beetles club of Obergrafendorf hosted their event called Luftgekühlt am See at the Ebersdorfer See in Lower Austria. Despite a short but heavy rain shower it was very well attended and we had a great time there. Let’s hope that they host this meeting once again next year.

EuroTrip2015 – How the journey began

EuroTrip2015 – How the journey began

This year Eva and Flo finally decided to go on a trip. They bought a Qek caravan, like Domi’s and Zainab’s, a few months ago and began to restore it to receive an austrian licence. The car who will tow it has always been clear. It has to be Flo’s bug from 1966 – his loved first beetle. None of them had planned a route they just had directions and countries which they wanted to see. And there was just…

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Meeting in Nappersdorf

Meeting in Nappersdorf

About 70 cars came to the meeting located in the heart of lower Austrias wine cellar region. Domi held a presentation about Zainab’s and his world tour with Herbie. Check out their adventures on Herbie’s World Tour. Afterwards we made an excursion through the nice landscape to the Czech border.

AutoMuseum Volkswagen

AutoMuseum Volkswagen

The last station of our trip was the AutoMuseum next to the Autostadt in Wolfsburg where we got a fascinating insight into the product history of Volkswagen. Among the main exhibits are many rare concept vehicles, prototypes and one-off models.

Autostadt Wolfsburg – ZeitHaus

Autostadt Wolfsburg – ZeitHaus

One day after the meeting in Hannover we visited the Autostadt in Wolfsburg, the home of Volkswagen. The ZeitHaus chronicles the history of the car – from an exclusive item for the very wealthy, to a necessity for the masses.

32th Maikäfertreffen Hannover Part 2

32th Maikäfertreffen Hannover Part 2

So here are the missing rides of the show. Of course these pictures shows just a small part of the 3000 aircooled vehicles at the meeting. It was a great expirience for us to be there. Watch out for the next station of our trip through North Germany!

32th Maikäfertreffen Hannover Part 1

32th Maikäfertreffen Hannover Part 1

Once a year we’re travelling to one international VW show. This time we were at the annual Maikäfertreffen in Hannover. This entry shows the Buses, Type 3s, Kübelwagens, Fridolin and Porsche 914. Next time you’ll see the bugs, Karmann Ghias and Porsche 356.

May Cruise Madness

May Cruise Madness

This was our first time at the May Cruise Madness – the meeting before the meeting, which was hosted by DFL – Der fieser Luftkühlers. This was just the beginning of the trip – stay “slammed and fooshed” for more pictures of our adventure! To wrap it up here’s a video of this aircooled evening!

30th Seiberer Bergpreis

30th Seiberer Bergpreis

This Oldtimer-contest has been organized by Erster Oesterreichischer Kleinwagenclub for twenty years now, and has established itself as a traditional act to start of the Austrian Oldtimer season. The Wachau in the province of Lower Austria with its mountain Seiberer (near Weiszenkirchen on the Danube) offers the appropriate scenic environment.    We had a great time being part of this event!

Impressions of 2014

Impressions of 2014

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!

The spark leaps over again

The spark leaps over again

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.

25 Years Fall of the Wall

25 Years Fall of the Wall

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…

Last Altblech FNC 2014

Last Altblech FNC 2014

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 was it: Late Summer Ride ‘14

This was it: Late Summer Ride ‘14

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…

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Bad news

Bad news

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…

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This is SPA’rta!!! – DLV goes Belgium

This is SPA’rta!!! – DLV goes Belgium

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’,…

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