Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
I am left alone for an entire week. Besides cheap pizza, absolutly no vegetables and dirty underwear I have used my newly aquired hermit life to get the last panels grafted into the split. Credit for the middle piece above the engine belongs to Jesper Vang. I showed it ages ago but only got around to fitting it today. The yellow panels are Hookys and the side panels are NOS vw parts given to me courtesy also of mr. Vang. I fitted everything with self-tapping screws before spotwelding everything in one session. The engine compartment of a split beetle is 1,5 cm. smaller than other beetles, which was a bit of a headache.
A comment would be nice (good or bad) - now i finally actually did something..
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Bugs Funny was once again like visiting family. Copenhagen Wings make you feel really welcome. I have no idea how many cars, but beers were cheap as dirt. We also visited a cool workshop near by. Morten Friis and his freind "Søgård" was kind enough to let us walk among thir rows of split buses, ovals and the odd Alfa. Their neighbours were Mette, SørenJ and Thomas Gearhead, Here we saw some cool Detroit steel and some vws too.
Monday, July 21, 2008
Sience is a lengthy task. You research, you test, you make reference groups and you check for the placebo effect. In all research material there is a margin for error. What if some of my family members have read the blog and wanted to prove the fact that cruising runs in our blood? My cousin Morten (who is btw a talented musician playing in a hill billie band) surcumbed to his latent cravings and bought this awesome 49´Chevrolet Fleetline. Morten is a busy family man and even though he moved to my hometown several years ago we haven´t been able to get together nearly enough. Now I hope to see him tuesdays at the Kalø meeting and maybe once in a while hear his thunder in my driveway. You are always welcome even in allied steel :·)
Monday, July 14, 2008
If you talk to vw enthusiasts outside Denmark if they know anything about the danish scene, chances are that they will answer that they do know MIB. Men In Bugs is a club based in Aalborg in the northern part of Denmark. Some of the finest examples of Volkswagen restoration seen in Europe belongs to the members of this club. You will find very few rat lookers and daily drivers in their rows of cars. Some of the members keeps emphasis on horsepower others on restocal and accesories but allways nuts and bolts restorations. When a club like this decides to put together a show you know the details will be just right. 120+ cars may not sound as much in european ears, but next year you and your friends should visit the summermeet and get the numbers rising. Among the cars were 5 type 34s, lowlight type 14s with and without roof, split and oval beetles, every possible variation of type 2s from double cab to samba. This meet was packed with quality rather than quantity. One of the finest barndoors in the world was also on display. The day was packed with narrowed beams and the night with a broad menu made by one of the members that happens to be the owner of a great catering business. Toilets was just as clean as the cars. For endless pictures check out http://vwnettet.dk/forum/topic/395474