Out and About

TS3X65MPH

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Re: Out and About
« Reply #112 on: April 12, 2017, 11:55:14 PM »

Sounds like that was a fun bug! Stories like that make you wish you could keep them all.


We've had three bugs over the years; '63, '67 and '69.  In the old days, a swing axle car made the best drag racer as it was lighter and had a
shorter ring and pinion then the '69 and later models (4:37or 4:12, to a 3:88).  Late models made great drivers and responded well to suspension
modifications.  We bought our '69 from Don Burns VW in Garden Grove when I got out of the service and owned it until December of '92 when
two drunks piled into the back of it one night in front of the house in a dually.  We drove the wheels off it! :)  Here's a couple of out and abouts...
I've been down that hill in the last pic.
You Aren't Living If Your Windshield Isn't Dirty.

TS3X65MPH

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Re: Out and About
« Reply #113 on: April 12, 2017, 11:57:03 PM »
Was out today & saw this sitting.
You Aren't Living If Your Windshield Isn't Dirty.

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Re: Out and About
« Reply #114 on: October 26, 2017, 02:02:55 PM »
This 914 was seen in our hotel parking lot in San Diego.  Looked like it was nearly new!

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Re: Out and About
« Reply #115 on: October 26, 2017, 02:05:43 PM »
Went to Ocean Beach this morning and saw this shorty.

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Re: Out and About
« Reply #116 on: October 26, 2017, 02:10:03 PM »
...but all was not lost.  Later I stumbled upon this circa '65 type II in good shape.  Some panel beating and paint and it's good to go !

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Re: Out and About
« Reply #117 on: October 27, 2017, 08:53:41 AM »

This 914 was seen in our hotel parking lot in San Diego.  Looked like it was nearly new!


   ....and it's a 2.0 liter!  Now days, 914's look like they were made on another planet.  That car is / was period correct with the Riviera wheels... sure don't
see many of those cars on the road anymore.  In the '70's while working at a Porsche dealership in Riverside, I commuted with the parts manager sixty miles
a day in the 914 demo that he got to drive... truly a fun car!

Red

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Re: Out and About
« Reply #118 on: March 08, 2018, 05:23:54 PM »
Took my rig out for a spin this afternoon... it's been a while.  FUN to hear 48IDAs and feel some snappy acceleration for a change! ;D

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Re: Out and About
« Reply #119 on: April 09, 2018, 07:33:04 PM »
Jim

still looks GOOD

Noel
Still crusin after all these years.

Red

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Re: Out and About
« Reply #120 on: April 14, 2018, 04:23:26 PM »

Jim

still looks GOOD

Noel


When are you coming back over... you're due for a ride ;)  Thanks for the compliment!

Lil32

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Re: Out and About
« Reply #121 on: April 15, 2018, 08:28:06 PM »
we fly over on 1st June 2018
Still crusin after all these years.

Red

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Re: Out and About
« Reply #122 on: April 16, 2018, 07:52:05 AM »

we fly over on 1st June 2018


Hey, GOOD NEWS!! 8)  If you run out of stuff to do on June 3 (Sunday), the 50th Bug-In will be held at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana; should be a big one this year!