Thursday, January 31, 2008

6V Outlaws

I´ve added a link to my favourites today. 6V outlaws deserves your visit!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Buy once, cry once

For my good friend Michael, im searching for a pre -70, preferably a 67 bug. It can be a project car, but no basketcases. Here comes the tricky part. Michael always dreamed of a light blue or dove blue bug. But other tastefull colors will be considered. As I told Michael yesterday, Don´t jump the gun, wait for the correct car! I also told him to stay away from cars that somone else lost interest in. My bus was such a project and it took ages to get it back on track. Please let me know if you have michaels car in your shed. Keep in mind, Michael is on a budget.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Burn gas!

I finally got around to fit the gasburner copies to my bug. She needs a gentle pad with a lowering stick, though. Maybe the rear tires are a bit on the tall side.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Rene's radio flyer • Vol. 5

I spend friday night applying the vinyl graphics I designed for Renés Radio Flyer bus. Be sure to visit this car on the shows of the summer. I think its a cool theme, and a tribute to the Radio Flyer design icon.

26.000 hits

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Teak or Pigalle?

I've been following a thread on the samba with these dream-dash cars. In denmark extra-option cars have always been rare. I know of a few imported type 3´s and one type 34 with teak dash. My own fastback is the closest thing i´ve seen to a danish teak type 3. I only need the dash itself and the steering column. So if anybody has a teak dash I´ll pay. I wood also love the armrest option in the rear seat. I used to have one of these but in the wrong fabric. I enclosed a couple of pics of pigalle and teak ghias too. The type 14 is pure Audrey Hepburn to me.

Monday, January 14, 2008

The fastback

Today I talked to Per Frost. Per wanted to buy a N.O.S. type 3 door from me. I want to save it for my own fasty though. Per never saw my fastback even though I´ve owned it for seven years! So here it is Per.

Lieber Norbert...

Yesterday Norbert turned 40! The OilDrippers crew displayed their support with a racing inspired group photo. These seem to be the hot ticket right now. The text says in german "with this team behind you, things can only go forward". Now we only need to make our name into a three letter one. Happy Birthday Norbert.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Ancient history Vol. 2

Have you ever seen a small ad in the classifieds, talked to the vendor, raised the money, arranged transportation and storage only to find that the vendor didn´t know quite what he was selling? Did you buy the car anyway? This was the story behind my 412 E station wagon, which i initially thought was a type 3 squareback. She was dirt cheap and drove like a dream. The main bearings had a knocking sound but i cured that with another injection type 4 motor from Alf in Horsens. Yesterday I went by the place where this car sits today. She´s in a bad way now and I really wish I could save her.

From our man in the field...

Peter is always on the prowl for weird accesories to complement one Volkswagen or the other. He has a special part of his biological hard disk reserved for my cars. When a possible match occures his nostrils open up, his knuckles turn white and he swiftly sends e-mail regarding the parts I must invest in. I appeciate his efforts. This time a really rare piece of kit was caught by his expert cornea. A type 34 bambbo shelf in two parts. Never seen these before. At 450$ i think i´ll have to enrole myself at an evening crafts course and make some instead. But thanks a lot Peter. Keep the treasures comming.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Hot Rod Radio Flyer

My blog was never meant to be filled with pictures from all over the net. This one however caught my attention. Only in America...

Friday, January 04, 2008

Check your licenseplates!

Will the owner of the danish licenseplate AK 62 ??? please come to the information stand? If your 70´s bug has a nasty stain on the driverseat this could be the reason why. Hope these are not your parents.

25.000 Hits

25.000 hits are a cornerstone. Thats why both the girls and guys get some eye-candy today.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

The absolutely-not-yellow submarine Vol. 2

Some of you may think "what happened to Gullers Bus"? Well there is actually a lot of progress. Guller is almost finished fitting the big panels. I will upload a series of pictures over the next weeks. Some new, some old, but all showing how much work this guy does at home.

Rene's radio flyer • Vol. 4

All though Pernille has been stroling around in her new thigh-high latex boots René has been in the garage seeing to more important things. Yesterday it had a testrun before being put into storage until 1. st of may. I think you will see this one in Hannover 2008. René will spend rest of the winter installing his 2.7 liter motor in his germanlooker. In the wings waits a 2.0 type engine with Porsche-style cooling for the bus.