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Carinthian Bug Meeting last Weekend

Carinthian Bug Meeting last Weekend

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

The Dirtiest Bug in Town

The Dirtiest Bug in Town

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.

Vee Dubs in the Wachau Valley

Vee Dubs in the Wachau Valley

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.

Vespa Servizio

Vespa Servizio

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.

1st Hot Summer Nights at SCS ‘14

1st Hot Summer Nights at SCS ‘14

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.

The Story of VIN 903847

The Story of VIN 903847

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”!

Beetles & Wines

Beetles & Wines

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 Summer Season Has Begun!

The Summer Season Has Begun!

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!

Filigrani Italiani Automobili Turini

Filigrani Italiani Automobili Turini

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!    

The Moped Riders

The Moped Riders

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…

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You can’t get enough bugs

You can’t get enough bugs

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.

A Quarter of A Century

A Quarter of A Century

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!

You’ve officially been pimped!

You’ve officially been pimped!

Domi, Flo, Friedrich and Max have worked on Domis Trabi to get a new look. They grinded four rims, primed and painted them in L87 Pearl White, like Herbie looks like. After drying Zainab spent new tires to make the car safer for the winter. Also Domi and Flo rebuilt an old “Taxi” sign and wrote “Trabi” on it. They took the old frame and construct a new glowing plate. The car looks great now! So it is ready for…

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The 30 Years of Domi

The 30 Years of Domi

Domi turned 30! Therefore we celebrated his big birthday in one of Vienna’s pubs called “Morgenstern”. Many friends and family members came to congratulate him. Special thanks go to Flo, Friedrich, Eva, Heinz, Gabriel, Michi, Georgy, Fabi, Christian, Benjamin, Matthias and of course Zainab who made Domi the most marvelous present. They surprised him with a “Trabant” station wagon from the old GDR (DDR).

DLV goes Belgian

DLV goes Belgian

After our trip to VolksWorld Show this year we decided to visit the phenomenal Le Bug Show on the 2nd and 3rd of August 2014! It will be our first time there and if you are also interested by traveling in convoy to this great event please contact us: die_luftverkuehlten@gmx.at

The Italian Job

The Italian Job

Last weekend Benjamin and Georgy went on a mission to welcome a new aircooled vehicle – prodotto in Italia – into our community. A Vespa PK 80 S from 1985 with a 120ccm engine. The perfect ride for the upcoming time of the year, isn’t it?!

Old car – old mode of transportation

Old car – old mode of transportation

On our way back from Korneuburg – with some fresh powder coated parts loaded – we decided to use the cable ferry across the danube. Noticed the sign in the background? “25tons or 40 passengers” – Come on, the Austrian population is far from 625kg a person!

Impressions of DLV-Late Summer Ride

Impressions of DLV-Late Summer Ride

Yesterday we held our meeting for the second time on the great parking space on Viennas Kahlenberg. It was a great time with great cars and their lovely drivers! We want to say thank you all for coming and your support!

Bug Meeting in Fürstenfeld

Bug Meeting in Fürstenfeld

Last weekend it was time to go “Home to Fürstenfeld”, like in the austrian song by STS. Benjamin, Chris, Flo, Georgy and Fabi visited the show which takes place every second year. It was a great day with over 400 aircooled VW’s. Have a look: …sadly the meeting endet quickly because of a heavy shower!

At the Slovakian Border

At the Slovakian Border

On the weekend we visited a gathering of air-cooled Volkswagens in Angern an der March, right at the border to Slovakia. But it was so hot at that day (104°F or 40°C in the shade), that we just spent a couple hours at the meeting. Now we’re looking forward to our annual event called “Late Summer Ride” on September 15!

Bug Meeting in Lengenfeld

Bug Meeting in Lengenfeld

Yesterday we visited the “20th bug meeting Lengenfeld” in Lower Austria. Also Chris hit the road in his buggy – the first time this season, to be one of estimated 150 rides.

Who pulls who??

Who pulls who??

Friedrich and Matthias reorganised the parking space in Upper Austria, so they had to move the trailer to an other place on their property. During the moving process they had to pick up some wood planks from the saw mill. Thus they connected the trailer to a Trabbi from Friedrich and drove to the saw mill… As it happens to be the trailer is a little bit longer than the actual car. Greetings from Upper Austria!