Out and About

Red

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Re: Out and About
« Reply #64 on: November 15, 2013, 09:24:55 AM »
At the beach with 57SNRF a few months back...

Red

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« Reply #65 on: December 01, 2013, 09:42:33 AM »
On the way to Irvine Park a few years ago.

bmxnut65

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« Reply #66 on: December 04, 2013, 09:30:34 AM »
now that is a nice car Sarge!!!

Red

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« Reply #67 on: December 04, 2013, 11:07:26 AM »


now that is a nice car Sarge!!!


Hahaha... I figured you'd like that! :)

A pic of our old '69 near Donner Pass back in the mid '70's.  I was working for Sierra Porsche-Audi
back then and remember seeing the new '74 Carreras with black trim.  VW had a number of special edition
models (Sun Bug, Jeans Bug, etc) that came with black trim, sooo....  The wheels were "take-offs" from
a new 914 that the parts manager set me up with.  There were also a full set of Koni shocks and front &
rear Sway-A-Way sway bars; nice on twisty roads!


DavyJ

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« Reply #68 on: December 04, 2013, 04:58:26 PM »
Sounds like that was a fun bug! Stories like that make you wish you could keep them all.
Living life at a 100 smiles per hour!

Red

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Re: Out and About
« Reply #69 on: December 04, 2013, 05:37:04 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...

Red

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Re: Out and About
« Reply #70 on: December 21, 2013, 06:40:37 AM »
 :)

Red

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« Reply #71 on: December 22, 2013, 12:59:47 PM »
 :)

Red

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« Reply #72 on: December 29, 2013, 04:30:23 PM »
 :)

Red

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« Reply #73 on: January 01, 2014, 07:15:30 AM »
 8)

Red

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« Reply #74 on: January 21, 2014, 10:10:04 AM »
Heard from Darrell Vittone who recently purchased a Scwimmwagen (Type 166) while vacationing in Europe
last Summer.  Certainly a real man's restoration project as spare parts are extremely rare and very expensive.
This one looks to be in damn good shape... DV says it's going in the water, too!  The Inch Pincher will make
an appearance at Bug In 39 (April 27th Irwindale) and face off against the Schley Brothers in the Lightning Bug.

http://www.vw166.com/

DavyJ

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« Reply #75 on: January 26, 2014, 06:28:27 PM »
certainly would have to be brave to put one of those back in the water.................neat!
Living life at a 100 smiles per hour!

DavyJ

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« Reply #76 on: March 09, 2014, 02:36:04 PM »
Here are some from the floor at the Detroit autorama...................
Living life at a 100 smiles per hour!

Red

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« Reply #77 on: March 11, 2014, 08:07:15 AM »
 :o Where's the back wheels on that pink pedal car?? ;)
Nice to see a few VWs at the big show!

DavyJ

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Re: Out and About
« Reply #78 on: May 25, 2014, 07:37:34 PM »
Saw this one out tonight, 70's body with 60's fenders.................nice little ride!
Living life at a 100 smiles per hour!

Red

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Re: Out and About
« Reply #79 on: June 24, 2014, 07:34:57 AM »
 :)