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.
We are already far away from home – sitting at the harbor of Tallinn (Estonia) waiting for a ship to get over to Helsinki (Finland). In the meantime we met another kind of a Herbie replica. The guy is working for a driving school in Finland. Yes, in Herbie! Border crossing in Lithuania and Latvia.
Herbie No II is powered by a 1600i (injection) motor built in Mexico and installed by our dear friend and air-cooled Volkswagen enthusiast Meister Friedrich Hübsch. The only motor oil we use on our trips around the world – a fully synthetic 5w-50.
Mario, Markus, Flow and Gustl are on a camping trip at the dam lake in Völkermarkt.
We drove through Germany and the Czech Republic to reach Poland. In the following days we’ll travel across the Baltic’s in order to take a ferry to Finland. We took a rest at a little church in the middle of nowhere in Poland (above). And here is just a picture of what we eat during our travels (below). Very healthy!
After a day on the freeway we had a stop at the headquarter of Porsche Austria. We got invited to a little photo shooting with employers of the company. Herbie, Zainab, Evi, Domi and the camper at Porschehof in Salzburg (above). And one of the last Volkswagen Bugs called “Última Edición” they produced in Puebla, Mexico (below).
PNW Spring Meet Low ‘n’ Slow – A Beetle Film Depth Of speed – Simple Soul
It’s the first day on our trip through Europe and our last one in Austria. We are spending the night just outside of Salzburg. Tomorrow we’ll visit people from Volkswagen-Porsche before we’re heading Northeast. Here are some pictures: Herbie and the camper Evi (Zainab’s sister) and Domi were sitting in the front row.
Spät aber doch ein Überblick über die Vielfalt der luftgekühlten Verkehrsteilnehmer in Mexiko. Bitte die Qualität einiger Fotos zu entschuldigen, aber nicht alle Fahrzeuge waren leicht zu fotografieren, bzw. manche konnte ich leider gar nicht bildlich festhalten. Fangen wir bei dem berühmtesten Vertreter an, dem “Vocho” (gesprochen [botscho]), wie der Käfer in Mexiko genannt wird. Ich möchte gleich vorausschicken, im Originalzustand befinden sich so gut wie keine mehr. Den Anfang macht der Älteste, der mir vor die Linse gekrabbelt ist….