Friday, March 30, 2007
Sorry for not posting for almost a week. Work has really been busy this week and when you drive home at way past midnight everyday I think you´re excused? Well on the first day after the deadline I decided to help Jesper get his car through inspection. Jesper was a bit worried about the narrowed beam and I was concerned when she left a small amount of brake fluid on the trailer. A local mechanic (the guy I bought the 51 from) skipped lunch to help me out and let me borrow the lift. The car was approved and the inspector was very impressed with the handling of the car.
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
The only tub you'll ever see me in, and I know its watercooled, but it beats the hell out of some of the butt-ugly buggies being created these days. I'll take a genuine empi buggy or a REAL meyers manx on period-perfect steel rims if you forced me. But whats up with the LED lights, stainless steel, rollbars the diameter of your legs and huge tires? How cool is racing duck?
Good friend Thomas Lübbe send me this picture of his beautifull razoredge. It seems everybody wants these cars nowadays? People used to ridicule me for wanting the big ghia. Maybe its the fact that we're getting older and money is not so tight as they used to be? But look in the background of the picture. Is that a wheelchair and a Porsche with dust on it? Thomas and I have been competing for some years now in two disciplines:
A: Descenting hairline
B: Getting the perfect T3 ghia
I´m so happy that we still both have a bit of hair left, when we are going to enjoy the Ghias this summer.
Monday, March 19, 2007
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Monday, March 12, 2007
The first sign of spring is always sound of friends Pernille and Renés bug in the driveway. René is the kind of person who you can set your clock to. When winter comes he is well prepared, with correct tires on the exact date every year. When the sound of Renés bug is heard you know its spring. We made a short cruise to check out progress on Gullers bus. Good to see you guys!
Saturday Guller and I gave the workshop a good cleaning. We drove all the cars out in the frontyard and gave them a quick wash. The 51 bug, being in primer, stayed in though. It is amazing how these old cars just fire right up after a long winter. I remember five years ago when I last made a family snapshot. Back then all the cars were in various stages of restoration.
Life is good!
Friday, March 09, 2007
Yesterday I took a drive to Silkeborg meeting Peter and Kurt at their workplace. Kurt had kindly searched his stock and found a ball joint for my Ghia. It turned out not to be the ball joint that caused the play in the wheel, but a worn out bolt. When that was sorted I went to get the papers for the car in my dads safe. What I hadn´t considered was that he was sitting on a airplane heading for Japan, keys in pocket! He called me in the morning to let me know where the spare was. At 9.40 am I drove the ghia to its second inspection and got it approved!
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
You´ll have to sleep yet another 54 nights before we´re going to Hannover. I hope to go there in the Ghia this year, but i must say the panelvan proved its worth on the chilly night cruise at Mel´s Diner. We fired up the old zibro and had a cosy time inside. Vanilla cokes and big smiles are a sure thing in Hannover 1.st. of may.
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Jakob asked me to do a design for the seats of his 61 cal look project. I think this car will be really nice, when finished. Jakob has come a long way since his first car, a red 1303 many moons ago. Jakob does a lot of the work himself, which is far cooler than having proffesionals building it for you.
Monday, March 05, 2007
Today a huge project was finished at my work, so I had time to surf a bit again. I came across these TV tables made by some of those wacky guys from Vienna. A lot of people talk about doing these things, but somehow the female at home seems to put the project to a grinding halt. Now its home to watch the tube after a quick visit to the workshop.
Not to bore you with statistics, but this is post nr. 100. Some of the blogs I have seen died after less than 10 posts. Being here after 100 posts is due to your comments and the awesome amount of hits. I think there is a nice girl coming up again soon...
Thursday, March 01, 2007
Thomas Winther send me this rendering of a razoredge variant. How cool would that be! I actually know of a type 34 standing in a barn with a bent rear window pillar. With 5 aircooled cars I think my old project book is kinda full, dont ya´? So if anybody wants the information let me know.
My good friend Richard Assel of Hübschen Bad Gluckstein spends a lot of time on the road. In the early hours of thursday he witnessed this miracle of nature. This is how firetrucks breed. Look how the latter is just about to be erected. I believe this is a dirty old male on the back of a young rather large girl. Thanks for the pic Richard.