Friday, June 29, 2007

Don't mention the war!

Faking it

I know its a fake but still I cant sleep at night. At 40.000 DKK / 6.250$ the machine gun will be expected to work and be able to target pitbikes. All jokes aside, I wonder how the boy on the pitbike is doing?

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Getting back into shape

Long time friend Peter "Plade" lives near the wizard that is hammering away on poor old Devil girl. He took a detour just to check up on the progress. I think things are looking a lot better, than last time I saw her. I'm stunned that people with these skills are actually still around. Remember I still need to find the 3 big parts for the front bumber. The horns are ok. I also need a set of headlights.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Please help!

Panel-beater-guy can't save the frontbumper. Horns are okay but other 3 parts will candidate for worlds most expensive boomerangs this year. One headlight ring has the impression of a crocs shoe in it that just wont pan out. They are kind of special, so i figure I'll need a complete set of regular headlights. Good news is the front fender is fixable!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Are cruising abilities enherited?

I've looked in my bloodlines to find out if my sick addiction to let me transport in cool stuff made of steel is a result of environment or heritage. Look at this old guys positure. He is leaned back, obviously satisfied, smilling but still concentrated about the job at hand. I believe he is cruising and not just plain driving. This old guy is my grandfathers father. I bet my family have been cruising since the dawn of the world.

Monday, June 25, 2007

She will live!

I spoke to the panel beater today. He has made the first attempt to pull Devil Girls attributes back into desirable form. He sounded positive and promised me that she would infact live. Allan Opstrup has been helpfull to provide some parts for the rebuild. I hope they will be enough. If not the type 3 detectives will have a call on their special red alert telephone.

On the picture is a type 34 that probably won't cruise again.
Lee, the owner, survived the accident (Thank god!) A woman in a truck drove over him on the freeway when switching lanes!

Remember: Against stupidity, even the gods fight in vane.

Friday, June 22, 2007

11.000 hits

Elegance in motion. How cool would it be to have the unicorn of Volkswagens? A type 3 ghia or notchback with no steel between you and the sunshine.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Vintage holiday

Came across this picture yesterday from one of our many trips in my panelvan. I thought this looked much like a 1950's or 60's holiday photograph. Apart from the 17"inch modern rim it could also be from an old commercial for fabric softener or something. Soon we will be out in the countryside again, living the good life, parking by a lake somewhere. Bus ownership is a special state of mind.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Coming home, I hope so anyway

Today the battlescared Ghia is due to arrive on these shores. At least I'm told so. In the next few days the panel beater is going to pass verdict on my Devil girl. I knew she was bad news when I heard she was red. When I met her the first time I had to be with her even though she had to be a maneater. Of eastern european origin she was more exciting than the other girls. Long leggy lines and nail-red paint was a sure trick to lure me. Maybe she was a secret agent with a mission to get pictures of strange vw parts on microfilm. Maybe the guy on the moped was a hitman reacting to a contract put on her lovely gloss black head? Oh I can't wait to be with her again.

Monday, June 18, 2007

10.000 Hits

Thanks for all the visits. This wife of an enthusiast from the states finally realized what pushed her husbands buttons. She posted this in the classifieds section of the Samba.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Get back on track • Vol. 2

Mr. Spring finally got the design I made for his seats sewn into them. I have to say I think it looks so cool. A pad on the back for a very nice car that can really rip too. Glad I could help. I like to do designs for all of you but can never deliver on exact dates due to "real" work. I do this for a living, you know. Good friend and vw owner Norbert did the actual stitching.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

The house project • Sneak preview

Absolutely of topic. But I've mentioned my house project a couple of times. Thomas Winther pays a visit, fixing my somewhat leakyroof. Later we build an testet the chimney.

East block

Ran across this weird engine at the tuesday meeting at Kalø. This is how Eric Honecker managed to have aircooled fun. The fact that it has 8 plugs only ads to the glasnost.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

If it's a pocketbike, keep it in your fuckin' pocket!

I thought about not posting this nightmare picture, but the blogs name IS life and cars of Gustav_t, even when life sucks. Saturday morning my beloved type 34 was hit by a guy on a pitbike. I hold no grudge against the boy, who did what almost everybody else did in Mantorp - act stupid and inresponsible. I have once been a testosteron fueled young man, and acted stupid to. This is where the eventmakers should take action. What the hell has chinese mopeds to do with old beautifull Volkswagens? Please make some noise on the forums about this issue. And lets tell people that reckless driving between people and cars is not ok. But please don't thrash the mopeddriver on the forums.

I would like to thank all the people who donated cash for the cars recovery, the people who have send me text messages and e mails and those who have used time at work to sort out the rebuild of my dream car. To those who thought they could buy this car cheap from my insurance company - don't hold your breath while waiting..

I also has to say that keeping my good friend Guller in one piece even though he was sitting in the passengers site is the most important thing.

9000 hits •

9000 hits are nice. Please note that there are no pitbikes in this picture, and everyone is smiling. It must be at a Volkswagen event.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Men at work

Guller found this picture on an belgian blog. Thomas will join us at Bug Run. I'm wondering if he can find the energy to wash and detail my car without the help of brother Stefan. On a scientific level: Are these brothers anatomicly modified? They show absolutely no butt-crack! If I as much as lean into a car that low the moon is all over the place. I to want a buttcracktolomi! Donations welcome...

Friday, June 01, 2007

Parcel shuttle testdrive

I spend last weekend at John Doe's. Cold beer and Volkswagens made the night rush by. The event was well visited allthough there was room for the rest of you guys. Next time stop by. For me the highlight was testdriving Lars´Fridolin. It was noisy inside but it drove really well. Postman Pat would jump up and down and loose his stuffings when the 1700 type 4 roared in the back. Lars is thinking about selling this sweet project but I think we talked him out of it. Next weekend is Mantorp - I hadn't had the time to look forward to it yet. I put a small dent in the bus a couple of days ago so I think I'll drive the Ghia up there.