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johnl
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« on: August 22, 2012, 19:24:27 pm »

This photo has been posted prior but in going through some of my photos today I figured out that this one was taken 41 years ago today (08/22/71)  Christie and I were on our Honeymoon and stopped in Stockton, CA. to visit with her grandparents and aunt, both in the photo.

The skinny kid with hair is yours truly and the 1970 Vert is Reggie the Ragtop which was the name that Christie assigned to it shortly after it came home from the dealer.  Many good times and memories with that car and also with that gal, she is the best...   Wink Wink
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Volkswagens Limited, DKP I
Celebrating 56 years of Volkswagens in my life 1963-2019

Life is a learning experience and then you die but when you do you've lived a good life if you contributed to your fellow man.
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2012, 19:34:15 pm »

A reply from Dave Greiner with my response back to him:

I remember driving in the back seat of the vert  to Steak n stein!

You think there are any Cheese Bread crumbs back there?  Damn, we'd better find that car !!
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Life is a learning experience and then you die but when you do you've lived a good life if you contributed to your fellow man.
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2012, 20:29:41 pm »

Cool old picture John!  Love nostalgic stuff like that.
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2012, 20:43:49 pm »

I'd like to go for a road trip in a nice 'vert like that.  Cool
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2012, 21:13:59 pm »

I'd like to go for a road trip in a nice 'vert like that.  Cool


By this stage of Reggie had an S&S Header, Zenith 32NDIX carb, Bosch Blue Coil and Koni's on each corner.  That was it and it never failed to give enough power on the road and still had great gas mileage.  Sometimes I still think the "mild" basics like this are the best.

Once Butternut was back on the road Reggie became Christie's ride and ours when we took trips.  We ended up selling it to the Assistant DA of Corona Del Mar and purchased a 1973 Ford Grand Torino (Grand Toiletto as Ed Craig called it).  That turned out to be the biggest piece of CRAP we ever owned.
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Life is a learning experience and then you die but when you do you've lived a good life if you contributed to your fellow man.
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Turnip engine.


« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2012, 22:05:01 pm »

I'd like to go for a road trip in a nice 'vert like that.  Cool


By this stage of Reggie had an S&S Header, Zenith 32NDIX carb, Bosch Blue Coil and Koni's on each corner.  That was it and it never failed to give enough power on the road and still had great gas mileage.  Sometimes I still think the "mild" basics like this are the best.


Was it a 1300 or 1500 engine?
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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2012, 22:08:36 pm »

I'd like to go for a road trip in a nice 'vert like that.  Cool


By this stage of Reggie had an S&S Header, Zenith 32NDIX carb, Bosch Blue Coil and Koni's on each corner.  That was it and it never failed to give enough power on the road and still had great gas mileage.  Sometimes I still think the "mild" basics like this are the best.


Was it a 1300 or 1500 engine?

1970 in the States was a 1600 Single Port non Dog House.
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Volkswagens Limited, DKP I
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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2012, 23:21:54 pm »

A correction to my original post.  The photo location was Modesto, CA not Stockton, CA as I stated.  My bride just informed me of this, but as I recall I didn't get much sleep the night prior to the photo.......    Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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Volkswagens Limited, DKP I
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Turnip engine.


« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2012, 23:37:05 pm »

I'd like to go for a road trip in a nice 'vert like that.  Cool


By this stage of Reggie had an S&S Header, Zenith 32NDIX carb, Bosch Blue Coil and Koni's on each corner.  That was it and it never failed to give enough power on the road and still had great gas mileage.  Sometimes I still think the "mild" basics like this are the best.


Was it a 1300 or 1500 engine?

1970 in the States was a 1600 Single Port non Dog House.

Thanks  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2012, 01:32:53 am »

...as I recall I didn't get much sleep the night prior to the photo.......    Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

Where's that photo?  Lips Sealed
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« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2012, 02:13:02 am »

...as I recall I didn't get much sleep the night prior to the photo.......    Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

Where's that photo?  Lips Sealed

Well I'll tell you Son, that one is only in my memory and I think you know by now how that works.......   Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2012, 08:05:05 am »

...as I recall I didn't get much sleep the night prior to the photo.......    Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

Where's that photo?  Lips Sealed

Well I'll tell you Son, that one is only in my memory and I think you know by now how that works.......   Grin Grin Grin Grin
Everything was bigger and faster in those days... Grin
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« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2012, 14:18:59 pm »

Hey John,  you were as skinny as me in my shot with my white 67! :-).... How funny.  My shot was taken in 77'....

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« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2012, 17:01:39 pm »

Hey John,  you were as skinny as me in my shot with my white 67! :-).... How funny.  My shot was taken in 77'....

Rick M

Rick, your photo and mine were taken prior to the "Fat God" finding us.  I consume far less food and eat healthier these days than I did back then but it doesn't seem to help much.
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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2012, 21:05:04 pm »

John....

I share the same frustration.  I eat less and keep more. I guess the genes shift priorities at our age.  :-)

Rick M
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