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Air-cooled Appreciation

For the Air-cooled Volkswagen enthusiasts of all 'types'

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Comment by Michael J Tatich on April 24, 2012 at 4:23pm

65 type I Bahama Blue here

Comment by William Neal on October 26, 2011 at 11:24pm
the 1965 Vw Bug was the first car I learned how to drive,  My first car was a 59 bug with the square window
Comment by Greg Webb on August 20, 2010 at 8:24pm
Welcome, Dustin. Nice Rivieras!
Comment by Dustin S. on August 15, 2010 at 1:39pm
The white one is the 71 and runs well. The 76 is in the background, she's a basketcase and has been sitting in pieces for a couple of years.
Comment by Dustin S. on August 15, 2010 at 1:38pm
Hey Guys, Dustin here. I've got a 71 Riviera and a 76 Riviera that you can see below.

Comment by Greg Webb on August 2, 2010 at 5:51am
I, too, would love to have a Thing*. I had the opportunity to buy a pair in NC 15 years ago and now I kick myself for passing on them...

*Then again, I'd also like to have a Squareback, a Notchback, a ragtop Ghia, a 343 Ghia, a double-cab, a split-window bus, a Fridolin, a....

Welcome, Josh!
Comment by Greg Webb on July 29, 2010 at 10:17am
Welcome, Josh, and nice bay. My old man built a pair of campers and his (then) wife hand-painted them. Here's a pictures of hers (she's cut off, on the right side of the picture) at Volksfest 2003. His was similar (2 s's on the license plate), but with some variation in the pictures and quotes.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fallen_buckeye/223687390/
Comment by Don Carrick on January 11, 2010 at 1:45pm
Hello Greg,
I have to admit I drive an '06 GTI but I'm definitely a fan of the air cooled models. Commuted in a friends early 60's bug for several years... rusted floor... busted horn... sponge filling the radio hole to keep the draft out... no heat...always started. Loved every minute. Drove it home with no clutch in DC traffic once. That was fun.

I'm in Pennsylvania now and track photographer at the Maple Grove Raceway. Here is a link to shots I took at their "June Bug" race and show last summer:



Last years event was the first after a couple of years without a VW event. This years event (June 13th) promises to be bigger & better. Hope to see you there.

Don

Thought you might like this picture:

Comment by Greg Webb on January 8, 2010 at 1:50pm
And while the old man has sold off most of the cars and taken the rest to the crusher, he still has a collection out behind one of the barns. In his garage he has a few "projects" going on: 2 buses (one was highlighted in some show coverage in Hot VWs almost 2 years ago), a baja (this "project" has been in the same state for probably 20 years now...), a standard Beetle, a Beetle 'vert & a Ghia.
Comment by Greg Webb on January 8, 2010 at 1:45pm
Guess I'll start things off here. I am a 3rd generation ACVW enthusiast, though the bug (no pun intended) didn't really bite me until just a few years ago. I grew up with hundreds of VWs (literally... at one time my hold man had 147 parts VWs sitting at the back of the farm) and can be seen in the '87 VW Trends coverage of the Spring Bug-Out (19?).

I don't know why I didn't take to them sooner. Rebellion, maybe? But about 5 years ago I really started to get an itch and started looking for a project car. For some reason VWs around here go for about 3x what they do back home, but I was finally able to find a deal on a '70 sedan. A "fat chick", if you will.

I am a member of the Southern Integrity Air Coolers and we held our first show back in July, VW Drag Night. To give credit where it's due, one of our members, Scott, came up with the idea, got the ball rolling, and oversaw the whole ordeal. This coverage actually just came out in the most recent (Feb 10) issue of Hot VWs.

I sure hope to meet some fellow ACVW enthusiasts here!
 

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