Friday, August 31, 2007
A friend is a stranger you have yet to meet. At Kalø I got to talk to Kasper and Mia who was vacationing in the area. They saw this cool type 3 and bought it straight away - Cool souvenir, huh? Research have shown it is of african origin and not swedish as expected. We met Kasper Mia and the rest of the "Munks" again at Bugs Funny and instantly hit it off. Hope to see you soon again even though the season is kind of over?
Friday, August 24, 2007
Sometimes I just stand around at car-shows. I don't look at the cars. Maybe it's due to my excessive use of a certain sugar rich softdrink, but I just get in "the zone" and become a complete zombie. I do hear what people around me say though. Much like when people remember being submitted to surgery, feeling wide awake. Of course I hear ignorant people thrashing other peoples cars, or old men knowing better, stating that semaphores continued well into the seventies, just when the split frontscreen stopped? But I also hear people saying: "Wonder if they had continued that model" - "Picking up a brand new type 3 ghia would be great!" Think again.. This picture shows the succesor to the type 3 ghia, never produced. I like yesterday a lot more now, knowing how horrible tomorrow actually could look.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Yesterday I started moving cars from the workshop to my home adress. It was kind of sad but still the bitter pill came with the promise of a new beginning. I loved being able to drive the three out of five cars by their own power. Remember the ghia is still at the painters. The most fun was driving the fastback. I haven't driven her for a full year. Last summer I installed an electric fuel pump and new fuel lines, and she fired right up. She used to be the one car that needed the most persuation. I also bought 3 new batteries.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Anyone who spends at least some time on the internet and are remotely into Volkswagens must have seen banners from European Bug-inn everywhere. At times a bit tedious but they made their point and got in contact with everyone. At least those that could read. In my club the oildrippers we are a bit slow. We put up the flags just the day before the event. So if you are in the mood for a slightly smaller, less promoted event drop in on us this weekend. If you're on your way, leave a comment!
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
They say envy is green. I beg to differ! Envy is most certainly beige - it has a bit of brown on it, and an almost useless, but ever so luxurious electricly operated hole in its roof. Good friend "Hønse" brought this proof to Kalø, just as I was getting really sick of waiting for the painter. Many years ago I was a die hard skateboarder, but one summer I just lost interest. I'm absolutely horrified that this experience will kill my vw interest.
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
If I had the time I would have found and posted pictures of people with out of fashion hairstyles and clothes in front of the VW Bugs Herning headquarters. Instead I have posted this invitation for the party. VW Bugs Herning is the bastard offspring of the now defunct but once so glorious VW klub Silkeborg. A lot of the people in the old club actually came from Herning so the birth of their own club was inevitable. Be sure to visit this event.
Monday, August 06, 2007
The last picture of a straight ghia. I haven't heard anything from the painter for a couple of weeks. I really hope to cruise the ghia for the "Skagen" event, but the project seems doomed. Boy was this a short season for the ghia... Today I'm movin out of my workshop and hopefully soon the project of my own garage will start.