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Nico86
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« on: March 05, 2009, 00:18:02 am »

Post here what  books or documents you think are indispensable for a hot vw owner.

I start with the classical stuff :

The 2 books



Feb 75 Hot VWs
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2009, 00:45:57 am »

there's several issues of Hot VW's that are cool to hunt for, and what I would consider "must haves"

You've already shown the ubiquitous Feb 75 issue...  Cool

1970 HOT ROD forget month... have it at home, has a short bit about DKP club, in the article "Drive ya Buggy" by John Thawley. Rates 11 on the cool scale of 1-10


The issue featuring DKPII from 1977(?)

The Cal Look issue from 1981 (?), has a fantastic article on original DKP club, great pics of the cars lined up with decklids up, long-haired Aronson and Fleming putting a diff together, and other stuff. there was an article about drilling 356 drums to 911 5 x 130 in the same issue. Must have.

1980 issue with Gary Berg's pearly green/blue '67 12.40 sec street car.

Dec 1989 with Gary Berg's now metallic blue '67 with low CR and still 13 sec. What a car. Too bad it ended up in such the wrong hands.

Cal Look issue with Schwimmer's, Mason's, Jim Lowe's, Rhoads and Hector's car on cover. Cal Look Rebirth for the masses. Nice little blurb about early cal Look, and the cult wheel, the BRM.

Cal Look issue with Mike Smith's red '67 street car with nitrous 1776  Cool

September 1997 issue of Hot VWs... Jim Kaforski's blue '63 204hp, Lanny Hussey's white '67 and a very cool little article on the Club Look by Richard Kimball

any of the publications that talk more about the history of how it progressed to what it is today...  those are the good ones to find.

 Cool
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2009, 00:47:40 am »

there's several issues of Hot VW's that are cool to hunt for, and what I would consider "must haves"

You've already shown the ubiquitous Feb 75 issue...  Cool

1970 HOT ROD forget month... have it at home, has a short bit about DKP club, in the article "Drive ya Buggy" by John Thawley. Rates 11 on the cool scale of 1-10 Cool

The issue featuring DKPII from 1977(?)

The Cal Look issue from 1981 (?), has a fantastic article on original DKP club, great pics of the cars lined up with decklids up, long-haired Aronson and Fleming putting a diff together, and other stuff. there was an article about drilling 356 drums to 911 5 x 130 in the same issue. Must have.

1980 issue with Gary Berg's pearly green/blue '67 12.40 sec street car.

Dec 1989 with Gary Berg's now metallic blue '67 with low CR and still 13 sec. What a car. Too bad it ended up in such the wrong hands.

Cal Look issue with Schwimmer's, Mason's, Jim Lowe's, Rhoads and Hector's car on cover. Cal Look Rebirth for the masses. Nice little blurb about early cal Look, and the cult wheel, the BRM.

Cal Look issue with Mike Smith's red '67 street car with nitrous 1776  Cool

September 1997 issue of Hot VWs... Jim Kaforski's blue '63 204hp, Lanny Hussey's white '67 and a very cool little article on the Club Look by Richard Kimball

any of the publications that talk more about the history of how it progressed to what it is today...  those are the good ones to find.

 Cool
sorry double post. I was trying to add something to my orig.
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2009, 03:21:25 am »

Something I've been thinking about that's funny is I remember an event coverage article in Hot VWs... can't remember when, but I'm thinking it was late '80s... Jim Lowe's car, now owned by Stephan, was in the article with a pic, but the captions said something to the effect of "while not a Cal-Looker in the traditional sense..." the car is very clean.  The last part is me paraphrasing what was written... I got a kick out of that, given what was considered Cal-Look during the '80s, at least by the masses what wiht all the neon day glo colors, graphics and other jibber jabber. ;-D
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2009, 08:10:04 am »

I'm there with Jim on the books and mags Cool
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2009, 13:14:12 pm »

The Cal Look issue from 1981 (?), has a fantastic article on original DKP club, great pics of the cars lined up with decklids up, long-haired Aronson and Fleming putting a diff together, and other stuff. there was an article about drilling 356 drums to 911 5 x 130 in the same issue. Must have.

Is that the one with a couple of pics of Roger Grago's car as well?
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2009, 13:41:23 pm »

there's several issues of Hot VW's that are cool to hunt for, and what I would consider "must haves"

You've already shown the ubiquitous Feb 75 issue...  Cool

1970 HOT ROD forget month... have it at home, has a short bit about DKP club, in the article "Drive ya Buggy" by John Thawley. Rates 11 on the cool scale of 1-10  hot rod april 70


The issue featuring DKPII from 1977(?) hot vw june 77
The Cal Look issue from 1981 (?), has a fantastic article on original DKP club, great pics of the cars lined up with decklids up, long-haired Aronson and Fleming putting a diff together, and other stuff. there was an article about drilling 356 drums to 911 5 x 130 in the same issue no jim it's march 83 with larry shaw in cover. Must have. 1980 issue with Gary Berg's pearly green/blue '67 12.40 sec street car. sept 81 hot vws

Dec 1989 with Gary Berg's now metallic blue '67 with low CR and still 13 sec. What a car. Too bad it ended up in such the wrong hands. hot vws dec 89

Cal Look issue with Schwimmer's, Mason's, Jim Lowe's, Rhoads and Hector's car on cover. Cal Look Rebirth for the masses. Nice little blurb about early cal Look, and the cult wheel, the BRM.hot vws sept 90

Cal Look issue with Mike Smith's red '67 street car with nitrous 1776  Cool hot vws feb 94
September 1997 issue of Hot VWs... Jim Kaforski's blue '63 204hp, Lanny Hussey's white '67 and a very cool little article on the Club Look by Richard Kimball

any of the publications that talk more about the history of how it progressed to what it is today...  those are the good ones to find.

 Cool
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2009, 13:45:42 pm »

Something I've been thinking about that's funny is I remember an event coverage article in Hot VWs... can't remember when, but I'm thinking it was late '80s... Jim Lowe's car, now owned by Stephan, was in the article with a pic, but the captions said something to the effect of "while not a Cal-Looker in the traditional sense..." the car is very clean.  The last part is me paraphrasing what was written... I got a kick out of that, given what was considered Cal-Look during the '80s, at least by the masses what wiht all the neon day glo colors, graphics and other jibber jabber. ;-D
it was sept 90
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2009, 13:56:08 pm »

 Wink Cool
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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2009, 17:19:00 pm »



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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2009, 20:15:10 pm »

That`s the VW stuff I have in book form.Some real basic books and some more specific stuff.



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« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2009, 22:24:22 pm »

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« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2009, 05:07:43 am »

These are helpful





I have heard these are good: 1949-1959 VW Beetle Authenticity Series by Bob Wilson, The Original VW Beetle by Laurence Meridith, Car of the Century by J.T. Garwood, Volkswagen Bug by Ray Miller.
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« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2009, 09:30:09 am »

Car of the Century by J.T. Garwood
Superb reference book!
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« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2009, 15:00:21 pm »

These......and the monthly magz(hot vws,ultra vw,volksworld,vwspeed,....)
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« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2009, 16:38:25 pm »

As well !



And other !

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« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2009, 15:30:04 pm »

nobodys mentioned the June'76 Hot VWs Cal-Look issue yet (I don't think) . . . another cool mag!  Cool

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« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2009, 14:27:02 pm »

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« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2009, 04:05:55 am »

where can I buy the book DEMON BUGS?? Huh
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« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2009, 04:46:39 am »

where can I buy the book DEMON BUGS?? Huh

Try contacting Autobooks in Burbank, California. They were carrying it, last time I was in there. Which was a few months back. That or ask Stephan S.
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« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2009, 05:02:59 am »

where can I buy the book DEMON BUGS?? Huh
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Banditina, some info from the following topic...
http://cal-look.no/lounge/index.php/topic,2933.0.html

... you may therefore try:
http://www.motorbooks.com/Store/ProductDetails_39008.ncm (USA)
http://www.amazon.de (Germany) or amazon.fr (France) - do they have amazon in Italy!?
http://vwaircooled.zlio.com/Books-p8214919-Demon-Bugs-VW-Customs-and-Cruisers.html#
http://www.motorbooks.co.uk/notes.asp?bookid=82352 (UK)

You may also try...
http://www.customspeedparts.de/content/de/

Enjoy the book!
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« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2009, 11:34:55 am »

ehi Bandito! i've seen Demon Bug's at "libreria dell'automobile" here in Milan.... Grin
poor Bandito...Tuscany is cool...but You  got nothing... Grin Grin Grin Grin

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« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2009, 12:31:11 pm »

Is there a translation for theese two books???





Thx
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« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2009, 12:35:31 pm »

no Tidi...only in english...
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« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2009, 12:37:44 pm »

I'm searching for the japanese parts to english..... Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2009, 12:46:42 pm »

mmmmm ok Shocked

 Grin Grin Grin

or  try with a japan girlfriend...maybe search at tigertiger  Grin Grin
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« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2009, 16:54:26 pm »

Is there a translation for theese two books???



A portion of this book is in English!
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« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2009, 20:18:15 pm »

Is there a translation for theese two books???



A portion of this book is in English!

Also a good portion of the other one...
I'm wondering if there is the translation of the images captions...and the parts that are only in Jap... 

PS VERY NICE!!!!! I love it  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2009, 22:15:12 pm »

Petersen's third book. Someone knows how many Petersen books were published ?
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« Reply #29 on: April 08, 2009, 07:37:22 am »

Four
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