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Title: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on July 06, 2016, 12:23:59 pm
I was thinking while working on my car, its summer and there are lots of shows, races, club meets, local pub meets, cruise nights etc etc  and lots of us must be taking our aircooled VWs out and enjoying them now summer is here, I know this is cal look lounge but most of us enjoy seeing Aircooled VWs being used and enjoyed as intended so even if its a stocker or vintage performance, whatever let us know about as long as its not a rusty dragging along the ground dangerous piece of sh*t   ;)


So come on tell us where you took your car, if you got pictures even better and if was a non VW meet what other cool stuff was there?



Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: WhiteTrash on July 11, 2016, 21:08:02 pm
Might as well keep this thread the same as "What did you get in the mail today" etc etc.

Didn't take my Beetle but I went to the Le Mans Classic last weekend. Nice cars all round as usual and the best weather so far this year. Loads of old aircooled Porsches and some nice Bugs, Buses and Ghias.
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Frank


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on July 12, 2016, 09:19:01 am
Might as well keep this thread the same as "What did you get in the mail today" etc etc.

Didn't take my Beetle but I went to the Le Mans Classic last weekend. Nice cars all round as usual and the best weather so far this year. Loads of old aircooled Porsches and some nice Bugs, Buses and Ghias.
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Frank

Yep that's the sort of idea I had, thanks for your input, never been so no idea what sort of cars you get there :)

cheers Richie


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: dragvw2180 on July 12, 2016, 21:05:36 pm
 I and two friends went to "Drag Nite " in South Carolina for the event. My friend and brother John Toomey ran a personal best with a 6.41 1/8th in his 2050 lb car( 1.20 on video, yellow bug racing dragster) . I unfortunately got too greedy on my tune up and cracked a cylinder . The event was fantastic and we had alot of fun , met some new friends and visited with old ones. Mike McCarthy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAm0FW_ux2A


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: beetletom on August 02, 2016, 21:53:27 pm
Went down to hempshire  :D in the 1302 a couple of weekends back, picked up a friends formula vee bug

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Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Paul Bahnstormerz on August 13, 2016, 16:45:47 pm
Mot test station, it's now legal


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Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on August 13, 2016, 17:31:10 pm
Mot test station, it's now legal


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Nice that's cool to hear you got it done finally  8)


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Paul Bahnstormerz on August 13, 2016, 20:02:55 pm
Mot test station, it's now legal


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Nice that's cool to hear you got it done finally  8)
Cheers mate, it's been a long journey.


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Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: dannyboy on August 13, 2016, 22:35:04 pm
santa pod....


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on August 14, 2016, 08:39:49 am
santa pod....

Pic?  ;)


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: broen messiaen on August 23, 2016, 10:18:28 am
We went to the track of Clastres, France this weekend
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Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on August 23, 2016, 11:23:03 am
We went to the track of Clastres, France this weekend
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Cool, how was the event?

cheers Richie


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Russell on August 23, 2016, 12:34:25 pm
I took mine to the local dealer to display in there showroom for a few months, great fun driving it there....



Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: broen messiaen on August 23, 2016, 19:11:00 pm


Cool, how was the event?

cheers Richie

pretty good for us to drive, a bit less for the organisation.
because of the bad weather only a car of 10showed up, this meant we could do a run come back to the start and do a other one directly. We did like 20-25 runs in one afternoom!
track condition was bad due to the rain, but we had fun and where able to go al to the end of the track (1mile) because they didn't closed it in the middle.


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Eddie on August 24, 2016, 06:48:27 am
Cool Broen,

How did the Type 4 hold up?  ;D


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Steve67 on August 24, 2016, 20:16:36 pm
Road tripping in Corsica ::)(http://www.abload.de/img/gupzd.jpg)


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: broen messiaen on August 25, 2016, 06:30:22 am
Cool Broen,

How did the Type 4 hold up?  ;D
very good, was al while since a drove a real hot vw
and almost forget what a smile it brings on your face  ;D


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on August 25, 2016, 10:44:57 am
I took mine to the local dealer to display in there showroom for a few months, great fun driving it there....



No water?


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Russell on August 27, 2016, 16:52:42 pm
I took mine to the local dealer to display in there showroom for a few months, great fun driving it there....



No water?

Yip no water only air

Just looked out the Vert for a run to volksfling tomorrow 😎


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Neil Davies on August 27, 2016, 22:07:25 pm
That cab is very nice Russell - tell us more!

I drove my Beetle last weekend too. It went up the drive, reversed onto the front garden while I moved some stuff in the garage, then one of the 145s burst so I put it back on the drive to sit for another three years.


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on August 28, 2016, 14:06:58 pm
Local classic car show today so took the 50 split out, quite a few nice cars there and was a decent turnout for a small local show


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on August 28, 2016, 14:14:02 pm
Morris 1000s


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on August 28, 2016, 14:39:15 pm
Escorts


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on August 28, 2016, 14:42:01 pm
Some other Fords


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on August 28, 2016, 14:45:04 pm
Few VWs


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on August 28, 2016, 14:48:49 pm
Vauxhalls


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on August 28, 2016, 14:57:01 pm
Truimphs including a Spitfire with Ford Zetec running gear


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on August 28, 2016, 15:03:14 pm
Some oddities[attachment=1] Trabant Kubelwagon


[attachment=2] Room for bigger engine if you can put spare wheel in engine bay


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on August 28, 2016, 15:07:38 pm
Few Germans & a Lotus


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on August 28, 2016, 15:13:33 pm
Couple of bikes we liked, some IDAs and a racecar model ;D


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: karl h on August 30, 2016, 06:52:30 am
to work. daily in july and august


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: BossHogg76 on September 14, 2016, 12:52:37 pm
A bit late with this, but a few weeks ago I took my VW down to Leeds for VW Festival. It was about a 120 mile round trip which had me a bit nervous as the engine had only been in 2 weeks. However it all worked out well, bar a little bit of oil out the breather lines. This turned into a good excuse to fit some stainless steel rocker covers with JIC fittings :).

I came away with 2nd best Air-Cooled at VW Festival.

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Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on September 16, 2016, 12:35:03 pm
We took Jo's westy to Santa pod for euro finals, was a good office/bed for weekend, even more so on Saturday when it rained most of day, oh and we took cabrio as well :D


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: nicolas on September 18, 2016, 16:35:50 pm
indeed nice office.

i took the fastback out for a 470km spin this weekend (to DDD14). it didn't went without a hiccup, but the lady did well and brought me home safe  ;D


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: dannyboy on September 18, 2016, 18:30:55 pm
went to the pod yesterday and ran a pb  :)


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Felix/DFL on September 19, 2016, 09:25:09 am
indeed nice office.
i took the fastback out for a 470km spin this weekend (to DDD14). it didn't went without a hiccup, but the lady did well and brought me home safe  ;D

DDD in Bitburg for me too, around 500km one way trip. Weekend was a blast and the 3.88 R&P really makes a lot of fun at the autobahn. For next year on the to do list is a radio.
Good to read nicolas that you arrived safe at home, the engine sounded real awfull....


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on September 19, 2016, 09:29:42 am
indeed nice office.

i took the fastback out for a 470km spin this weekend (to DDD14). it didn't went without a hiccup, but the lady did well and brought me home safe  ;D




DDD in Bitburg for me too, around 500km one way trip. Weekend was a blast and the 3.88 R&P really makes a lot of fun at the autobahn. For next year on the to do list is a radio.
Good to read nicolas that you arrived safe at home, the engine sounded real awfull....


Good to read :) that's some good milage for both of you 8), did you get pics of them there at all? be good to see :)  how was DDD?


cheers Richie


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Rocket Ron on September 19, 2016, 14:22:29 pm
Harv hooked up the trailer and dragged the Ned bug to DDD for the weekend. Saturday had a foggy start which burnt off by 11 and Sunday soon dried out by 10am after some heavy overnight rain.

A great weekend with more than its share of laughter and great company. A special thanks to Mike and Fred and their club for putting on a great show and looking after us.

The track really suited Harvey and Ned with a string of passes on or around his pb followed by a new pb of 11.75 on some slicks that are now truly passed their sell by date.

See you all next year for sure.


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: nicolas on September 20, 2016, 21:34:17 pm
i am pulling the engine today and tomorrow it will be on the stand. i was a bit heartbroken because i ran it quite a bit this summer and even MOT was without a problem, so when i first had to change the external cooler and then cope with the rattle i was pissed to say the least. i had all my racing gear with me… but i am glad i just went and was able to take my fastback to DDD, it has been years since i took it.

@felix thanks for your concern, car looked great as always!

@Richie, no pictures from my part, i was too busy holding my beer and burger.  :P


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on September 21, 2016, 06:59:32 am


@Richie, no pictures from my part, i was too busy holding my beer and burger.  :P


 :o ;D  Hope you didn't choke on it :D


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: wolfswest on September 23, 2016, 13:04:45 pm
Enjoying the last days of summer.  I went out for a club sandwich lunch.  The great outdoors!  ;D
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Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Andrew on October 02, 2016, 18:50:44 pm
Enjoying the last days of summer.
Me too.

Wouldn't believe this is Scotland in October?


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Russell on October 09, 2016, 23:00:22 pm
I took mine to the local VW Dealer... for the opening of their refurbished showroom, nice to share space with the XL1...



Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Flakeyjake on October 10, 2016, 07:43:24 am
I took mine to the local VW Dealer... for the opening of their refurbished showroom, nice to share space with the XL1...



Nice!!! :)


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Russell on October 10, 2016, 13:02:00 pm
some more


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Russell on October 10, 2016, 13:13:06 pm
more


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Russell on October 10, 2016, 13:16:06 pm
more


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Andrew on October 10, 2016, 18:56:59 pm
Wish I'd have known, and had the time, would have been worth the trip.

Andrew


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Nico86 on October 10, 2016, 20:58:48 pm
Looks fun!


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on June 18, 2017, 19:40:00 pm
Summer is here and its time to use our VWs again, so took the split out today to Retro show at Santa pod, couple of VWs racing and a diverse selection of cars on show and track,was a good day out 8)


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on June 18, 2017, 19:44:56 pm
Got to love an old coach or truck, and don't see these Old british homogolation cars much now  :o


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on June 18, 2017, 19:52:21 pm
Couple of nice sleepers, Renault 5 van with upgraded 5GTturbo running gear and very subtle mk2 escort both appealed to me, the Go cart definitely wasn't subtle!!!


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on June 18, 2017, 19:55:57 pm
Something different


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on June 18, 2017, 20:00:50 pm
Some race cars and an quite well known old VW :o ;)


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Russell on June 18, 2017, 20:45:42 pm
Wow you had spare time

Took my split out for a pre Hessich road test ...... now have a bigger list 😜


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Russell on June 18, 2017, 20:47:41 pm
In colour


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Russell on June 18, 2017, 20:49:30 pm
Yesterday we took owens car to beach day Scotland

Parked next to Pete Christie 64 sunroof



Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on June 18, 2017, 20:55:38 pm
Yesterday we took owens car to beach day Scotland

Parked next to Pete Christie 64 sunroof



Look at that sky, that cant be Scotland surely?  ;D


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: WhiteTrash on June 20, 2017, 11:20:28 am
Still not been to the Retro Show allthough it surely looks good. My kind of cars there.
That coach is a Bedford OB I will tell you (and I would wouldn´t I :-)  )
It was for sale for ages, something like 120k.
But has a very posh interior. Did you look inside?
Nice Hillman Avenger and Datsun Wagon.


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: BeetleBug on June 20, 2017, 13:58:18 pm
I really like the look of this one:

(http://cal-look.no/lounge/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=26166.0;attach=80714;image)

Thanks for sharing Richie!

-BB-


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on June 20, 2017, 18:19:51 pm
I really like the look of this one:

(http://cal-look.no/lounge/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=26166.0;attach=80714;image)

Thanks for sharing Richie!

-BB-

Me to  :) and think it ran 13s so plenty quick enough to be fun  8)


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on June 20, 2017, 18:22:00 pm
Still not been to the Retro Show allthough it surely looks good. My kind of cars there.
That coach is a Bedford OB I will tell you (and I would wouldn´t I :-)  )
It was for sale for ages, something like 120k.
But has a very posh interior. Did you look inside?
Nice Hillman Avenger and Datsun Wagon.

Yep would appeal to you, no to busy on track either

That coach had a Iveco turbo diesel in it from What Scooter Joe told me and would cruise along at 80mph all day long so really nice thing to have, but not at that money!!! No didn't see inside it

cheers Rihie


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: leec on June 28, 2017, 15:49:34 pm
Took my 63 to a local show Sunday in Wimborne. Vdub at the pub. First time my son went out in the bug and he loved it. Only went to have a look round but Charlie had other ideas and entered it in the show and shine 😀

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Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: dannyboy on July 02, 2017, 11:21:46 am
retro show was  a good day out had a laugh and both cars ran great considering the heat.very good event .hope it keeps its relaxed feel  and doesn't get to big as its got a completely different assortment of cars than I've ever seen at pod


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Neil Davies on July 02, 2017, 11:42:04 am
retro show was  a good day out had a laugh and both cars ran great considering the heat.very good event .hope it keeps its relaxed feel  and doesn't get to big as its got a completely different assortment of cars than I've ever seen at pod


As soon as I saw the thread title and that you were the last to respond I thought: "bet its the Pod" and I was right!


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: henk on July 04, 2017, 06:01:30 am
To EBI off course with two friends and there cars.

Henk!!!


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: henk on July 04, 2017, 06:22:28 am
Henk!!!


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Good-Old-Ragtop60 on July 18, 2017, 10:34:18 am
Last weekend I took my bug to the "Küstendrive" in northern germany at the river Elbe.


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Neil Davies on July 22, 2017, 18:12:15 pm
Took mine to school yesterday, much the the amusement of the other staff. Mainly bcause it was rainy all day! Not the most fun experience!


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: leec on July 22, 2017, 18:42:31 pm
On a similar theme to Neil, I did the school run in the 63 yesterday. Finally having the car at my home address and not stored somewhere else I have already done more miles in July than I did for the whole year last year  ::)


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on July 22, 2017, 19:03:50 pm
Took mine to school yesterday, much the the amusement of the other staff. Mainly bcause it was rainy all day! Not the most fun experience!

Big engine fitted yet?


On a similar theme to Neil, I did the school run in the 63 yesterday. Finally having the car at my home address and not stored somewhere else I have already done more miles in July than I did for the whole year last year  ::)

And no pictures from either of you? bet 100s of kids took pics with there phones though :D


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: leec on July 22, 2017, 20:07:05 pm
I have pics, but photobucket have ruined it with their new policy on 3rd party hosting. Any recommendations on another host site?
Lee


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on July 22, 2017, 20:22:23 pm
I have pics, but photobucket have ruined it with their new policy on 3rd party hosting. Any recommendations on another host site?
Lee

That's to tech for me, I just upload them onto here :)


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Neil Davies on July 22, 2017, 20:38:43 pm
Took mine to school yesterday, much the the amusement of the other staff. Mainly bcause it was rainy all day! Not the most fun experience!

Big engine fitted yet?


On a similar theme to Neil, I did the school run in the 63 yesterday. Finally having the car at my home address and not stored somewhere else I have already done more miles in July than I did for the whole year last year  ::)

And no pictures from either of you? bet 100s of kids took pics with there phones though :D

Not yet, Em's mk1 Golf went to its new owner today so been working on that. Six week holiday started so watch this space!


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: leec on July 22, 2017, 20:45:34 pm
I have pics, but photobucket have ruined it with their new policy on 3rd party hosting. Any recommendations on another host site?
Lee

That's to tech for me, I just upload them onto here :)

How do you do that?
My 6 year old son knows more than me with an iPad
Lee


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on July 22, 2017, 21:16:29 pm
http://cal-look.no/lounge/index.php/topic,3632.0.html

 :)

Maximum photo size is much bigger now so that makes it easier


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: modnrod on July 26, 2017, 12:39:04 pm
Rolled mine out into the winter sun for the first time in 4 years.
A long way to go yet, lots to do still, but it still made me smile.
 :)


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Jo Clifford on July 26, 2017, 19:55:25 pm
To the MOT station for the first time in over 3 years, as it has been off the road.
It passed.
So now I can enjoy it again :)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170726/1fad885c8b4ee0aae651f46d03ccaf1b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170726/3a0b6b5d5ccb16cb7314f551fb1f02ca.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170726/d441b432efc63016ec1277d6c4c78f12.jpg)

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Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: leec on July 26, 2017, 20:11:01 pm
Nice looking car Jo, I recognise it for some reason? What's the spec?


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: leec on July 26, 2017, 20:11:42 pm
http://cal-look.no/lounge/index.php/topic,3632.0.html

 :)

Maximum photo size is much bigger now so that makes it easier

Thanks Richie


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Jo Clifford on July 27, 2017, 06:52:51 am
Nice looking car Jo, I recognise it for some reason? What's the spec?

It used to belong to Peter Christie, had fake BRMs on then, he sold it to Kev D and I bought it from him about 5 years ago.

When we got it we swapped it out to Porsche pattern brakes, fitted some drop spindles & a new beam as it was not good, then fitted koni red shocks all round and a few other little mods Richie does to improve cars like this.

I built the 2276 IDA engine myself for my previous 71 "late looker " and kept it when I sold that to go into this, cogbox built me a close 1st to 3rd ratio box with stock 4th. that's about it

Here's the link to the '71 build, the engine info is here.
http://cal-look.no/lounge/index.php/topic,17857.0.html (http://cal-look.no/lounge/index.php/topic,17857.0.html)


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: leec on July 27, 2017, 16:02:15 pm
That's why I recognise it  ;D
Thanks for the info
Lee


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: mikko k on July 30, 2017, 20:01:07 pm
At Saturday I made two test runs ever with my "new" drag beetle. Last run were 11,137s / 191,90kmh. I'm happy!  :) I think that there is more to come..

I think that it's about 10 years when this bug were at strip last time. With some different technics. Maybe somebody recognize this bug..[attachment=1]


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on July 30, 2017, 20:58:36 pm
At Saturday I made two test runs ever with my "new" drag beetle. Last run were 11,137s / 191,90kmh. I'm happy!  :) I think that there is more to come..

I think that it's about 10 years when this bug were at strip last time. With some different technics. Maybe somebody recognize this bug..[attachment=1]

Cool, well done 8) Is that Roar's old car?

cheers Richie


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: mikko k on July 31, 2017, 03:58:38 am
At Saturday I made two test runs ever with my "new" drag beetle. Last run were 11,137s / 191,90kmh. I'm happy!  :) I think that there is more to come..

I think that it's about 10 years when this bug were at strip last time. With some different technics. Maybe somebody recognize this bug..[attachment=1]

Cool, well done 8) Is that Roar's old car?

cheers Richie

Thanks! And yes, thats the car.



Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Worm on July 31, 2017, 16:41:28 pm
My front yard with a few friends


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on July 31, 2017, 20:49:28 pm
My front yard with a few friends

Your neighbours must love you :o :D  Very cool though :)


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Neil Davies on August 06, 2017, 14:56:48 pm
Went to the breakfast club at Shelsley Walsh hill climb this morning. There were lots of different cars there, Ferrari 512, Lotus Elan, a couple of Peugeot 205 Gti's, various Westfield and Caterhams, lots of Morgan's etc.
Good cooked breakfast, beautiful scenery and an interesting variety of machinery.


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Jo Clifford on December 24, 2017, 14:24:50 pm
Local dinner was having a Christmas Eve classic car meet, so we took the opportunity to give the red cabrio a run out and let our new dog Max (that we just adopted from a rescue centre) enjoy the wind in his face and meet some new people.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171224/95ec8323c68b26bb9d7e2e2b07028937.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171224/5ea2e8ba18451666283e1454b5e8186f.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171224/1e2e140ac141880d28488e51f96aa3df.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171224/3893083059a7c3c9fcd2b45cb5ee4625.jpg)

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Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: henk on December 25, 2017, 14:11:03 pm
A lucky dog.
And when is gonna make his first 10sec. pass? ;D

Henk!!!


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: DaveN on July 17, 2018, 12:51:24 pm
I took my car to the London museum of steam and water to the steam and gasoline show. It’s a small show put on by Neil Melliard of Pro Sign and Neil Brown. Plenty of cool cars and you can also have a look at the museum.  Not a vw I know, but it is aircooled and more cal look than a trike

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Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: DaveN on July 17, 2018, 12:55:15 pm
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Neil at work


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on July 22, 2018, 13:46:08 pm
I took my car to the London museum of steam and water to the steam and gasoline show. It’s a small show put on by Neil Melliard of Pro Sign and Neil Brown. Plenty of cool cars and you can also have a look at the museum.  Not a vw I know, but it is aircooled and more cal look than a trike

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Looks good out in the sun Dave 8) Ironically we took couple of our cars out to a local show today at a old Steam train railway/museum & resto sheds with old engines etc in it, something a bit different


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: DaveN on July 22, 2018, 17:28:27 pm
Nice! No good leaving them in the garage doing nothing  ;)

Added a few more stone chips and dead flies to mine this weekend too


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Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: leec on August 14, 2018, 21:45:35 pm
After demolishing the current garage (asbestos sheet/wood frame) at the Crofts house last weekend I needed a new temporary storage solution for the 63.
Harvey (Nedbug) has kindly offered a bit of storage so made the 40 mile trip today. Great fun



Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Neil Davies on August 14, 2018, 22:24:27 pm
I know I've told you before, but I've always loved your '63! ;D


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: leec on August 14, 2018, 23:13:08 pm
Thank you  ;D
It certainly made me smile today.
Lee


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Fiatdude on August 14, 2018, 23:24:10 pm
https://youtu.be/Z59LrK6NY5U


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Rocket Ron on August 15, 2018, 07:05:15 am
After demolishing the current garage (asbestos sheet/wood frame) at the Crofts house last weekend I needed a new temporary storage solution for the 63.
Harvey (Nedbug) has kindly offered a bit of storage so made the 40 mile trip today. Great fun



He’s started parting it out on Facebook lol


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: leec on August 15, 2018, 08:10:36 am
After demolishing the current garage (asbestos sheet/wood frame) at the Crofts house last weekend I needed a new temporary storage solution for the 63.
Harvey (Nedbug) has kindly offered a bit of storage so made the 40 mile trip today. Great fun



He’s started parting it out on Facebook lol

 :o ;D


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on December 16, 2018, 13:54:26 pm
Maybe last chance of year to take car out now we are getting frosts most nights and they will start salting roads soon, local Krispy Kremes has a sunday meet for Yanks/classics etc & sun was out so went in Red cabrio for a look and a donut or two ;D :D 


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on December 16, 2018, 13:58:42 pm
 We did take bets on which mustang would crash leaving but strangely none obliged  :o ;D


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: DaveN on June 03, 2019, 10:34:49 am
It was a Nice day yesterday, so I took my car to Stonor Park. I need some better ear plugs and a interior next!

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Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on June 03, 2019, 18:23:55 pm
It was a Nice day yesterday, so I took my car to Stonor Park. I need some better ear plugs and a interior next!

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Cool 8) how does it drive now with the IRS conversion?

cheers Richie


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: DaveN on June 03, 2019, 19:46:24 pm
It drives nice, can’t really tell the difference as I never had a problem with swing axle.  I’m driving it longer distances and fixing the problems so I can try and make it a 10 second street car. No A frames or trailers needed  ;D


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on June 03, 2019, 20:26:09 pm
It drives nice, can’t really tell the difference as I never had a problem with swing axle.  I’m driving it longer distances and fixing the problems so I can try and make it a 10 second street car. No A frames or trailers needed  ;D

 8)


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: DaveN on June 03, 2019, 20:43:35 pm
A trip home with the AA is more than likely on the cards though considering my luck


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Wray on August 04, 2019, 16:09:26 pm
after a blast out to a local car show.
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Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on August 04, 2019, 18:02:53 pm
Blast out to a local car show.
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Doesn't look like anyone else turned up? ;D guessing it was put on by the uk cal look clowns club? ::)


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Wray on August 04, 2019, 18:50:19 pm
LOL I've updated my text :P it visited Gingertown :D

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Doesn't look like anyone else turned up? ;D guessing it was put on by the uk cal look clowns club? ::)
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Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Airspeed on September 15, 2019, 21:35:31 pm
Went to the 1200Challenge dynoday shoot-out in Northern Germany (took the notch out): this 1192cc made 109 hp through the 30PICT at 1,1 bar boost!

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48717918741_4a7cf59119_z.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l091NCJ7C3U

And a Fiat 850 with a 1641 Turbo made 183hp:

https://youtu.be/Nuf386FuzwU

Coolest meeting I've been to in a long time  8)



Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: brewsy on September 17, 2019, 09:14:55 am
Went to the 1200Challenge dynoday shoot-out in Northern Germany (took the notch out): this 1192cc made 109 hp through the 30PICT at 1,1 bar boost!


Awesome.
Didnt realise that it was still going on!!
Is there a website and/or more video??

Who won?

Cheers


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: Airspeed on September 17, 2019, 09:27:32 am
The car pictured above had the highest 1200 hp reading that day ;-)

Here is the german forum with more pics and video links a page further, but participants join a whatapp group where most is shared  ;)

https://bugfans.de/forum/1200cc/challenge-2019-jahre-wahnsinn-t18970-30.html


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: leec on September 17, 2019, 21:36:46 pm
I finally did the return trip from what I posted above. My new garage was ready to accept the 63 back. Did the 40 mile trip home and enjoyed every second. Had a bit of fun with a Fiesta ST on the way too.

Lee


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: explorer on July 02, 2020, 22:07:27 pm
I had to visit my local VW showroom in Dundee today. I followed my wife in as she had a service on her golf. The sales guys loved the beetle and put it on their 360 degree photo booth, so they could get some pictures on their web page. The photo,s looked good so thought I would share here.


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: explorer on July 02, 2020, 22:09:15 pm
Some more


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: explorer on July 02, 2020, 22:10:37 pm
Last ones.


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: baz on July 02, 2020, 22:39:34 pm
Great pics I want one of those rotating things for my shed  :)


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on July 03, 2020, 17:57:44 pm
That looks awesome on there Dennis 8)


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: henk on July 06, 2020, 18:59:38 pm
I was not the best one at the sea but i sure did had the coolest ride.  :D

Henk!!!



Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on July 06, 2020, 19:46:02 pm
I was not the best one at the sea but i sure did had the coolest ride.  :D

Henk!!!




 ;D


Cool to see though 8)

cheers Richie


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: andrewlandon67 on July 09, 2020, 21:46:41 pm
Not mine, but my grandmother's '70 Westy that my wife and I took on a honeymoon camping trip around our home state of Colorado over the past week. I didn't get nearly enough pictures of the bus until the last two days of the trip, but they're certainly good ones.

(https://i.imgur.com/81j80Xp.jpg)

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Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on July 10, 2020, 07:00:51 am
Nice, I lived out that way for couple years in Breckenridge and made it out to Steamboat but it was march time so just lots of white stuff everywhere :D


cheers Richie


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: henk on July 10, 2020, 09:18:51 am
Your honeymoon trip.
So if the van was rocking don’t come knocking. ;D

Henk!!


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: andrewlandon67 on July 10, 2020, 16:05:58 pm
Nice, I lived out that way for couple years in Breckenridge and made it out to Steamboat but it was march time so just lots of white stuff everywhere :D


cheers Richie

Sounds about right for any time between November and May out here... I'm just glad I bought big heater boxes for my '67  ;D  When were you living in Breck?


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: richie on July 11, 2020, 06:49:07 am
2001-2003


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: andrewlandon67 on July 13, 2020, 15:56:35 pm
2001-2003

Nice! That seems like it would have been right before it started getting too heavily developed and expensive, but maybe that's just my perspective. I miss being able to afford to snowboard there.


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: henk on September 21, 2020, 12:07:22 pm
To the dragraces at claster this weekend.

Henk!!!


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: andrewlandon67 on September 21, 2020, 16:26:36 pm
Well, since my little brother bought a slightly Frankensteined little '74 standard a few weeks back, my dad and I have been working on getting it ready for life in Chicago as his only car, so we saw fit to do some junkyarding for the harder-to-find parts.

Here are four of the bugs we found, the fifth wasn't worth getting anything off of.

(https://i.imgur.com/On0dklj.jpg)

Once we'd gotten our little stash of parts together, we hid them and took a little walk around the yard to admire some of the scrap. This is one of the last really old-school junkyards around, and there are cars in here older than my grandparents. This Edsel, for instance, has been in here since both my parents were in diapers.

(https://i.imgur.com/0Gc9495.jpg)

Eventually though, the heat got to us and we decided to get out of there, having some beer outside an abandoned house across the dirt road from the yard before finding a brewery with some food options.

(https://i.imgur.com/BhXWsuG.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/0Wn5k7r.jpg)

So between the drive too and from the junkyard, the drive to Denver later that night, and the drive home yesterday, it ended up being a solid 200 mile weekend for my old warhorse. Hopefully y'all got out and did some fun stuff with your weekends!


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: brewsy on September 23, 2020, 11:08:14 am
Well, since my little brother bought a slightly Frankensteined little '74 standard a few weeks back, my dad and I have been working on getting it ready for life in Chicago as his only car, so we saw fit to do some junkyarding for the harder-to-find parts.

Here are four of the bugs we found, the fifth wasn't worth getting anything off of.


Once we'd gotten our little stash of parts together, we hid them and took a little walk around the yard to admire some of the scrap. This is one of the last really old-school junkyards around, and there are cars in here older than my grandparents. This Edsel, for instance, has been in here since both my parents were in diapers.

(https://i.imgur.com/0Gc9495.jpg)

Eventually though, the heat got to us and we decided to get out of there, having some beer outside an abandoned house across the dirt road from the yard before finding a brewery with some food options.

So between the drive too and from the junkyard, the drive to Denver later that night, and the drive home yesterday, it ended up being a solid 200 mile weekend for my old warhorse. Hopefully y'all got out and did some fun stuff with your weekends!


Pretty cool Andrew.
WHere I live (London, UK) I dont think there are ANY old school scrap yards left... :-(

BTW I would definitely have grabbed that Edsel AND the Ford Fiesta MK1 in the row behind  :D
I bought my last Fiesta for £50 running on 3 cylinders, a £15 rocker shaft from the scrappy and I had a daily for the next 2 years!!

Marc


Title: Re: Where did you take your aircooled VW this week?
Post by: andrewlandon67 on September 23, 2020, 16:29:03 pm
Well, since my little brother bought a slightly Frankensteined little '74 standard a few weeks back, my dad and I have been working on getting it ready for life in Chicago as his only car, so we saw fit to do some junkyarding for the harder-to-find parts.

Here are four of the bugs we found, the fifth wasn't worth getting anything off of.


Once we'd gotten our little stash of parts together, we hid them and took a little walk around the yard to admire some of the scrap. This is one of the last really old-school junkyards around, and there are cars in here older than my grandparents. This Edsel, for instance, has been in here since both my parents were in diapers.

(https://i.imgur.com/0Gc9495.jpg)

Eventually though, the heat got to us and we decided to get out of there, having some beer outside an abandoned house across the dirt road from the yard before finding a brewery with some food options.

So between the drive too and from the junkyard, the drive to Denver later that night, and the drive home yesterday, it ended up being a solid 200 mile weekend for my old warhorse. Hopefully y'all got out and did some fun stuff with your weekends!


Pretty cool Andrew.
WHere I live (London, UK) I dont think there are ANY old school scrap yards left... :-(

BTW I would definitely have grabbed that Edsel AND the Ford Fiesta MK1 in the row behind  :D
I bought my last Fiesta for £50 running on 3 cylinders, a £15 rocker shaft from the scrappy and I had a daily for the next 2 years!!

Marc

Oh trust me, if I had any real money/space, that Edsel would be coming home with me ASAP. People over on FaceSuck keep saying I'd be better off finding one with a grille and a windshield, but as far as I'm concerned, any Edsel is a good enough Edsel to save.