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Title: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: jholmes on January 11, 2008, 02:34:41 am
Found this and thought to share from the past.


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: SlingShot on January 11, 2008, 04:31:34 am
Who is that wearing all that denim?  ::)  Totally 70's , I like it! ;)


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: WCB Hitler's Hot Rod on January 11, 2008, 06:42:33 am
I have a few of those  ;D ... they would look better signed :o


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Lids on January 11, 2008, 07:34:23 am
I have a few of those  ;D ... they would look better signed :o

agreed


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: empicolector on January 11, 2008, 15:57:54 pm
mine too


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: speedwell on January 11, 2008, 16:06:46 pm
hey jim why don't you put your feet in the ass cop   ::) ::) ....  ;D ;D that would have been funny for the picture  :D :D :D :D
rgd
fabs


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: simon uk on January 11, 2008, 16:11:33 pm
cool. Can you tell us how that shoot came about Jim? Did you know the cop? What were the best things about the car, and what happened to it? We all heard it was turned into a baja?

Si.


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Fastbrit on January 11, 2008, 16:48:35 pm
cool. Can you tell us how that shoot came about Jim? Did you know the cop? What were the best things about the car, and what happened to it? We all heard it was turned into a baja?

Si.
Do a search...  ;)
I stand by my story.... No Baja. Christie who lived in Tustin at the time, purchased the car from Holmes for $3800ish complete. Over a period of time, the wheels, engine, and back seat were sold off, and then the car was put up for sale. I saw the car with Bill Rogers.... in her/their gargage, and the asking price was $1200. I passed (sick). Years later, I located it again, this time up in Hesperia, and talked to the owner. Many things were changed, not much left from the glory days. Again, no Baja, no crash after it left Christie's hands. Holmes did crash the car, back about 1976. But Beckers put it back together. I called Dyno, and he confirmed much of this.


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: simon uk on January 11, 2008, 17:06:15 pm
cool. Can you tell us how that shoot came about Jim? Did you know the cop? What were the best things about the car, and what happened to it? We all heard it was turned into a baja?

Si.
Do a search...  ;)
I stand by my story.... No Baja. Christie who lived in Tustin at the time, purchased the car from Holmes for $3800ish complete. Over a period of time, the wheels, engine, and back seat were sold off, and then the car was put up for sale. I saw the car with Bill Rogers.... in her/their gargage, and the asking price was $1200. I passed (sick). Years later, I located it again, this time up in Hesperia, and talked to the owner. Many things were changed, not much left from the glory days. Again, no Baja, no crash after it left Christie's hands. Holmes did crash the car, back about 1976. But Beckers put it back together. I called Dyno, and he confirmed much of this.

Fair point, but there were a few different versions of this, and I was trying to get it from the horses mouth!


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Neil Davies on January 11, 2008, 17:15:53 pm
I sold it to a guy that lived in the Brea area. His first name I think was Keith but can't remember his last. I head he later sold it to a chick and it went down hill from there. You could be right about being in Hesperia Ca. at some point. I have kicked myself for letting it go but was not a practical car for me to be driving at the time, as my sole means of transportation.
Thanks for the big welcome...

Simon, Jim posted this in the "Welcome Jim Holmes" thread. I'm guessing this is all he knows about it. :(


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: jholmes on January 12, 2008, 02:01:26 am
cool. Can you tell us how that shoot came about Jim? Did you know the cop? What were the best things about the car, and what happened to it? We all heard it was turned into a baja?

Si.
Do a search...  ;)
I stand by my story.... No Baja. Christie who lived in Tustin at the time, purchased the car from Holmes for $3800ish complete. Over a period of time, the wheels, engine, and back seat were sold off, and then the car was put up for sale. I saw the car with Bill Rogers.... in her/their gargage, and the asking price was $1200. I passed (sick). Years later, I located it again, this time up in Hesperia, and talked to the owner. Many things were changed, not much left from the glory days. Again, no Baja, no crash after it left Christie's hands. Holmes did crash the car, back about 1976. But Beckers put it back together. I called Dyno, and he confirmed much of this.

Fair point, but there were a few different versions of this, and I was trying to get it from the horses mouth!

Yes, I believe most of the above information is true except of one think.  I did not sell the car to Christie. I sold it as I mentioned to a guy in Brea, which I think his first name was Keith. I heard he only owned it for a short time then sold it to a girl, which could be Christie. I also heard about the same things mentioned about what happened to the car after she bought it.  It's ture that I did crash the car around that time.  Beckers did put it a front clip on it and repainted it. I re-wired it along with putting in a new dash to match the original. Greg Aronson (the original owner) help me with the putting the car back together at his shop.
That's about it guys! :)


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: jholmes on January 12, 2008, 02:06:44 am
I have a few of those  ;D ... they would look better signed :o

I'd be happy to do that for you anytime if you wish.  If so, let me know and I'll post my address.
You guys are the best and feel honored about all the attention you've given to this! :)


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: empicolector on January 12, 2008, 12:42:18 pm
I have a few of those  ;D ... they would look better signed :o

I'd be happy to do that for you anytime if you wish.  If so, let me know and I'll post my address.
You guys are the best and feel honored about all the attention you've given to this! :)

cool


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: TiDi on January 12, 2008, 15:48:48 pm
Hi
but what did you use for the dash?

I did one similar....

(http://vw.zona13.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=245&g2_serialNumber=2)

  ;)


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Diederick/DVK on January 12, 2008, 16:05:11 pm
TiDi! I love your dashboard.
Do you have a few photos of how you made it?
Did you weld the dashboard up?


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: empicolector on January 12, 2008, 16:28:43 pm
Hi
but what did you use for the dash?

I did one similar....

(http://vw.zona13.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=245&g2_serialNumber=2)

  ;)

superb


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: bathing ape on January 12, 2008, 18:47:41 pm
too right,thats a cool dash set up


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Frank LUX on January 12, 2008, 18:51:16 pm
I have a few of those  ;D ... they would look better signed :o

Like this one... ;) ;D ;D ;D

Signed by Ron Fleming and Greg Aronson...soon to be completed by Mr. Holmes ;D ;D ;D

Frank


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: deano on January 12, 2008, 22:11:35 pm
IF, you guys are at the VW Classic in June, and you are there in person, AND you want the girl in the cover/photo to sign it as well. she'll be there in the Hot VWs Booth.... Just ask For Linda Dill.


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Fastbrit on January 12, 2008, 23:16:40 pm
IF, you guys are at the VW Classic in June, and you are there in person, AND you want the girl in the cover/photo to sign it as well. she'll be there in the Hot VWs Booth.... Just ask For Linda Dill.
AND she still looks as nice today...  :)


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Rick Meredith on January 13, 2008, 00:36:23 am
Gee I bought that issue off the newsstand and in all that time, no one signed it!


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: jholmes on January 13, 2008, 01:55:04 am
IF, you guys are at the VW Classic in June, and you are there in person, AND you want the girl in the cover/photo to sign it as well. she'll be there in the Hot VWs Booth.... Just ask For Linda Dill.

WoW..That's great Dean. I'd for sure like to see her again and relive that day we shot that cover together.  Fun Stuff! :)


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: jholmes on January 13, 2008, 01:59:41 am
Gee I bought that issue off the newsstand and in all that time, no one signed it!

I could make that happen for you, if you could send it my way...


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Rick Meredith on January 13, 2008, 02:46:20 am
Gee I bought that issue off the newsstand and in all that time, no one signed it!

I could make that happen for you, if you could send it my way...

That would be cool! First I gotta locate it though. I know it's boxed up some place. I think we're pretty close. I'm in Lake Forest.

Rick


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: jholmes on January 13, 2008, 19:40:25 pm
Gee I bought that issue off the newsstand and in all that time, no one signed it!

I could make that happen for you, if you could send it my way...

That would be cool! First I gotta locate it though. I know it's boxed up some place. I think we're pretty close. I'm in Lake Forest.

Rick

Good Luck in finding it Rick. Yes we're pretty close...Yorba Linda...


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: speedwell on January 13, 2008, 21:22:59 pm
IF, you guys are at the VW Classic in June, and you are there in person, AND you want the girl in the cover/photo to sign it as well. she'll be there in the Hot VWs Booth.... Just ask For Linda Dill.

WoW..That's great Dean. I'd for sure like to see her again and relive that day we shot that cover together.  Fun Stuff! :)
go to the same place with scott baken car , remove the stickers of the car ,and put linda inside the car and you  and a new young cops   ::) or it will be funny that you find the older cops too  ;D ;D ;D
rgd
fabs


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: empicolector on January 13, 2008, 22:09:58 pm
IF, you guys are at the VW Classic in June, and you are there in person, AND you want the girl in the cover/photo to sign it as well. she'll be there in the Hot VWs Booth.... Just ask For Linda Dill.

WoW..That's great Dean. I'd for sure like to see her again and relive that day we shot that cover together.  Fun Stuff! :)
go to the same place with scott baken car , remove the stickers of the car ,and put linda inside the car and you  and a new young cops   ::) or it will be funny that you find the older cops too  ;D ;D ;D
rgd
fabs
;D
 ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: jholmes on January 13, 2008, 23:45:30 pm
IF, you guys are at the VW Classic in June, and you are there in person, AND you want the girl in the cover/photo to sign it as well. she'll be there in the Hot VWs Booth.... Just ask For Linda Dill.

WoW..That's great Dean. I'd for sure like to see her again and relive that day we shot that cover together.  Fun Stuff! :)
go to the same place with scott baken car , remove the stickers of the car ,and put linda inside the car and you  and a new young cops   ::) or it will be funny that you find the older cops too  ;D ;D ;D
rgd
fabs
;D
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Ha! Kinda would be a kick....your a funny guy! ;D


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Fastbrit on January 14, 2008, 10:06:30 am
go to the same place with scott baken car , remove the stickers of the car ,and put linda inside the car and you  and a new young cops   ::) or it will be funny that you find the older cops too  ;D ;D ;D
rgd
fabs
I'm sure Deano will chip in here, but Hot VWs did just this a while back, except Linda didn't want to do the shoot. Deano? Where are you?


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: WCB Hitler's Hot Rod on January 14, 2008, 10:17:55 am
go to the same place with scott baken car , remove the stickers of the car ,and put linda inside the car and you  and a new young cops   ::) or it will be funny that you find the older cops too  ;D ;D ;D
rgd
fabs
I'm sure Deano will chip in here, but Hot VWs did just this a while back, except Linda didn't want to do the shoot. Deano? Where are you?
I wonder if the cop is still around?


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: deano on January 14, 2008, 17:20:16 pm
Sorry, I was out in the garage WORKING ON MY CAR..... Now, back to the forum. I redid the Feb' 75 issue cover with Scott Bakken a few years ago (I don't recall the exact issue right now...2/2001?). Same exact spot, some time of year, in front of the same apartments, etc. Only new/replacement Costa Mesa cop and newer police car, and instead of using Linda Dill, we used Gina Wright who also works for HVWs. The location is on Mendoza Drive, in Costa Mesa, off Baker near our office. I took Julian from Super VW Magazine there, and showed him where the cover was shot. They also did some photography there as well. Hallow ground for the California Look.


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: speedwell on January 14, 2008, 17:38:13 pm
(I don't recall the exact issue right now...2/2001?).
that was for the 26 years of cal look yep in feb 2001


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: lofty1971 on January 16, 2008, 20:23:31 pm
I have a few of those  ;D ... they would look better signed :o

Got any 'spare' copies?  ;)


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: deano on January 17, 2008, 17:01:04 pm
If you have Google Earth, here is the exact location of the Feb '75 cover shot....

Latitude: 33°40'45.56"N

Longitude: 117°54'4.28"W


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: jholmes on January 17, 2008, 17:43:02 pm
If you have Google Earth, here is the exactly location of the Feb '75 cover shot....

Latitude: 33°40'45.56"N

Longitude: 117°54'4.28"W

Found these pictures of the White Car. Were taken for the '75 issue by Jere Alhadeff. On a side note, have you heard anything from him lately?  Anyway, I have a few more shots taken of the car (8X10 B&W prints) that I could post if any interest. It takes a little Photo Shop work getting them here but "can do" if any one cares to see them.

Take care Deano! ;D


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Frank LUX on January 17, 2008, 17:45:27 pm


Found these pictures of the White Car. Were taken for the '75 issue by Jere Alhadeff. On a side note, have you heard anything from him lately?  Anyway, I have a few more shots taken of the car (8X10 B&W prints) that I could post if any interest. It takes a little Photo Shop work getting them here but "can do" if any one cares to see them.

Take care Deano! ;D
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Bring 'em On, of course We want to see them All!!! ;) ;D ;D

Frank


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: jholmes on January 17, 2008, 17:47:02 pm
If you have Google Earth, here is the exactly location of the Feb '75 cover shot....

Latitude: 33°40'45.56"N

Longitude: 117°54'4.28"W

Found these pictures of the White Car. Were taken for the '75 issue by Jere Alhadeff. On a side note, have you heard anything from him lately?  Anyway, I have a few more shots taken of the car (8X10 B&W prints) that I could post if any interest. It takes a little Photo Shop work getting them here but "can do" if any one cares to see them.











Take care Deano! ;D

Opps! The shot of the car ended up a little large.. I'll re-post it smaller a little later, sorry! ::) ??? ;D


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Frank LUX on January 17, 2008, 17:49:04 pm
Noooo,

Keep them ass Big as Possible!!!! ;)

Makes wonderfull Pictures to get Developped and Framed!!! ;D ;D ;D

Frank


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: jholmes on January 17, 2008, 17:55:04 pm


Found these pictures of the White Car. Were taken for the '75 issue by Jere Alhadeff. On a side note, have you heard anything from him lately?  Anyway, I have a few more shots taken of the car (8X10 B&W prints) that I could post if any interest. It takes a little Photo Shop work getting them here but "can do" if any one cares to see them.

Take care Deano! ;D

Bring 'em On, of course We want to see them All!!! ;) ;D ;D

Frank

Ok Frank... I sized down the one, hopefully it works better.  I'll post the rest a little later. It will take some time :)
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Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Sarge on January 17, 2008, 18:08:17 pm
Spoke to Jere the other day, Jim...looks like we may see him for the gig on the 2nd!


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: jholmes on January 17, 2008, 18:13:57 pm
Spoke to Jere the other day, Jim...looks like we may see him for the gig on the 2nd!

That would be very cool! It would be great seeing him again, thanks Sarge!


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: speedwell on January 17, 2008, 22:19:31 pm
very cool pictures jim  share more please  ;D ;D ;D ;D
rgd
fabs


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: jholmes on January 18, 2008, 00:10:21 am
very cool pictures jim  sahre more please  ;D ;D ;D ;D
rgd
fabs

OK...Here's a few more! ??? ;D


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Frank LUX on January 18, 2008, 00:12:52 am
very cool pictures jim  sahre more please  ;D ;D ;D ;D
rgd
fabs

OK...Here's a few more! ??? ;D

Got More???? ;) ;D ;D

Frank


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: TiDi on January 18, 2008, 00:36:13 am
Impressive!!!

LOVE that car  ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Zach Gomulka on January 18, 2008, 02:35:39 am
Jim, lets see a bigger shot of your avatar! ;D


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: javabug on January 18, 2008, 04:10:17 am
Are these pics that have not been seen before?


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: deano on January 18, 2008, 05:46:59 am
Yes, those photos were taken by Jere Alhadeff during the HVWs photo session, but were not used. I just remembered that Jake's car did not have a key ignition.... only a push button to start the car! Super Clean.


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: WCB Hitler's Hot Rod on January 18, 2008, 07:40:22 am
Those are some great photos. I noticed the antenna. Did you have a radio in the glovebox? 8 track player?Just curious. Also were those EMPI seats?


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: speedwell on January 18, 2008, 17:12:01 pm
 :o :o :o awesome pict jim thx very much  8) 8) 8) 8)
rgd
fabs


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: JS on January 19, 2008, 00:15:09 am
What´s the story about the different dash plates? The Dashes in post #34 and #42 are clearly not the same. The latter has only two small gauges while the other one has three.
The one in #42 looks cracked just above the "map" light. Was that why it was replaced? Jim?

EDIT:On closer inspection it seems like on the "first" version the plexiglass is riveted to the dash itself, perhaps explaining the stress causing the crack while the other one MAY be using regular philips screws?


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Frank LUX on January 19, 2008, 00:22:43 am
What´s the story about the different dash plates? The Dashes in post #34 and #42 are clearly not the same. The latter has only two small gauges while the other one has three.
The one in #42 looks cracked just above the "map" light. Was that why is was replaced. Jim?

WOW....

That's an interessting Question.... ;)

Indiana "JS" Jones vs Jim Holmes!!!

Frank


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: deano on January 19, 2008, 06:21:13 am
I do believe Jake replaced the dash panel since it was cracked around some of the rivets. Possibly post crash dash? Good eye. Does the driver's seat upholstery look different as well?


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: JS on January 19, 2008, 08:42:12 am
You are correct deano, it´s not even the same seat IMO. Did this car have a back seat? Was that too retrimmed in the fat bisquit pattern?
Where there two of those too since there´s been two different style front seats?


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: empicolector on January 19, 2008, 09:20:03 am
yes please post more picture jim


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Joe_G on January 19, 2008, 09:44:56 am
What´s the story about the different dash plates? The Dashes in post #34 and #42 are clearly not the same. The latter has only two small gauges while the other one has three.
 

The Beckers sticker is missing in the later picture as well :)


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Lids on January 19, 2008, 10:13:21 am
it has one on the other window quarter through the car.


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: speedwell on January 19, 2008, 11:01:43 am
and on this one  , there's a stickers but it look like the BRAD UPHOLSTERY sticker not the becker bug house


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: jholmes on January 19, 2008, 17:06:28 pm
Those are some great photos. I noticed the antenna. Did you have a radio in the glovebox? 8 track player?Just curious. Also were those EMPI seats?

Yes, the tunes were in the glove box & as I remember there was a combo of an 8 track / radio at one time  (again "not to date myself).
The frame of the seats were custom wielded (built) but can't remember where the fiberglass buckets came from.  Greg Aronson might remember, I can ask him the next time I see him...

Jim


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: jholmes on January 19, 2008, 17:15:16 pm
I do believe Jake replaced the dash panel since it was cracked around some of the rivets. Possibly post crash dash? Good eye. Does the driver's seat upholstery look different as well?

Your right Deano about the dash.  The whole dash was replaced after the crash so might look slightly different. Rivets were used in both cases. Some pictures were taken earlier, I believe before the glass buckets were installed and before I owned the car.  The car always had the fiberglass buckets when I had it. The passenger side hinged forward so someone could get into the back, which rarely happened. :)


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: speedwell on January 19, 2008, 17:15:20 pm
jim did you have another pictures from the car ::) , here's a picture in the march 83 hot vws ,with cal look story , same place ,but the picture in the magazine was took in little different angle  ::)


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: jholmes on January 19, 2008, 17:21:26 pm
You are correct deano, it´s not even the same seat IMO. Did this car have a back seat? Was that too retrimmed in the fat bisquit pattern?
Where there two of those too since there´s been two different style front seats?

Yes, there was a back seat and done to match the fronts (bisquit pattern).  As I remember, the back seat stayed with the same pattern and only the fronts changed slightly when installing the fiberglass buckets.

Jim


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: jholmes on January 19, 2008, 17:26:47 pm
yes please post more picture jim

I only have a couple more that were taken in the dark (white car against a black background).  They look pretty cool on the prints but hard to reproduce digitally because of the glare.  I'll keep trying, give me a few days.  Might have to do some Photo Shop work to clone out some of the reflections.


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: jholmes on January 19, 2008, 17:29:15 pm
and on this one  , there's a stickers but it look like the BRAD UPHOLSTERY sticker not the becker bug house

Good eyes guys!  Yes, at that time it was a Brad Upholstery sticker. Over a course of time, some stickers got moved around a bit. ;D


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: jholmes on January 19, 2008, 17:35:49 pm
jim did you have another pictures from the car ::) , here's a picture in the march 83 hot vws ,with cal look story , same place ,but the picture in the magazine was took in little different angle  ::)


That's funny!  You guys are very sharp on the details ??? ;D  There were several shots taken at the time at slightly different angles so the print could have been one of those. Again, good eye!

Jim


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: speedwell on January 19, 2008, 17:43:19 pm
 ;)


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: deano on January 19, 2008, 18:32:21 pm
Trivia..... The first time I showed my '67 at the Bug-In (#12) in 4/'74, I didn't have my Brad's interior yet. So, thanks to Jake, we traded interiors for the day. I installed his buckets sets into my car, and he drove around with my '67 stockers.


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: speedwell on January 19, 2008, 18:38:36 pm
those one ,were made by brad ???


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: speedwell on January 19, 2008, 19:00:44 pm
Those are some great photos. I noticed the antenna. Did you have a radio in the glovebox? 8 track player?Just curious. Also were those EMPI seats?

Yes, the tunes were in the glove box & as I remember there was a combo of an 8 track / radio at one time  (again "not to date myself).
The frame of the seats were custom wielded (built) but can't remember where the fiberglass buckets came from.  Greg Aronson might remember, I can ask him the next time I see him...

Jim

jim  here's the pict from the stereo  ;D ;D





Your right Deano about the dash.  The whole dash was replaced after the crash so might look slightly different. Rivets were used in both cases. Some pictures were taken earlier, I believe before the glass buckets were installed and before I owned the car.  The car always had the fiberglass buckets when I had it. The passenger side hinged forward so someone could get into the back, which rarely happened. :)

thus the photo with the 2 small gauges and the other seats was the first version and then after the crash the buckets were installed and the dashboard changed and it  have 3 small gauges in the place of the 2 , and consequently for this reason before there was a sticker becker bug house known with  driver side and then it was a brad upholstry in place of old  :D
 jim can you tell us more about the crash if you know the story ::)  that's greg who  crash the car ??? if I correctly read what it is marked above  ;D


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: speedwell on January 19, 2008, 19:10:55 pm
another photo of the car found on the web  ;)
and the second was sent by sarge  8)


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: deano on January 19, 2008, 19:19:50 pm
those one ,were made by brad ???

Yes, by the time the feb '75 issue came out, my entire interior (black vinyl with blue velour) was done by Brad, including the trunk. That photo was taken the AutoRama show in late '74.


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: jholmes on January 19, 2008, 20:49:35 pm
Those are some great photos. I noticed the antenna. Did you have a radio in the glovebox? 8 track player?Just curious. Also were those EMPI seats?

Yes, the tunes were in the glove box & as I remember there was a combo of an 8 track / radio at one time  (again "not to date myself).
The frame of the seats were custom wielded (built) but can't remember where the fiberglass buckets came from.  Greg Aronson might remember, I can ask him the next time I see him...

Jim

jim  here's the pict from the stereo  ;D ;D





Your right Deano about the dash.  The whole dash was replaced after the crash so might look slightly different. Rivets were used in both cases. Some pictures were taken earlier, I believe before the glass buckets were installed and before I owned the car.  The car always had the fiberglass buckets when I had it. The passenger side hinged forward so someone could get into the back, which rarely happened. :)

thus the photo with the 2 small gauges and the other seats was the first version and then after the crash the buckets were installed and the dashboard changed and it  have 3 small gauges in the place of the 2 , and consequently for this reason before there was a sticker becker bug house known with  driver side and then it was a brad upholstry in place of old  :D
 jim can you tell us more about the crash if you know the story ::)  that's greg who  crash the car ??? if I correctly read what it is marked above  ;D

Not much of a story what happened. It was me that owned and crashed the car at the time.  I was going east on Lincoln Blvd around noon time. I think I was coming from FAT Performance.  I was going through the intersection with a green light when some guy in a huge old American car (can't remember the make) pulled out from a gas station (on the other side of the intersection) right in front of me taking up both lanes. He was trying to go left (into my on coming traffic) but the traffic wouldn't let them continue his turn.  He was stuck and so was I.  I could have chosen to go into on coming traffic or jump the curb on the corner and take on the gas station. Neither sounded good to me at the time so I braced myself and "T" Boned the guy. All I know is I was looking at a green light and the next thing I saw was a big ass car taking up both lanes, stopped in front of me.  The next thing, I was sitting on the curb looking at my car saying "Oh Shit"!   Greg Aronson and I lived together at the time in an apartment so he was a great help to me (besides Breckers) in getting it back together, in fine shape I might add... ;D  It probably took 3 months before it was back on the road.
Well that's about it... Hope you get the jest of it all, kind of hard to explain in an e-mail. ??? ;D


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: jholmes on January 19, 2008, 20:53:05 pm
Those are some great photos. I noticed the antenna. Did you have a radio in the glovebox? 8 track player?Just curious. Also were those EMPI seats?

Yes, the tunes were in the glove box & as I remember there was a combo of an 8 track / radio at one time  (again "not to date myself).
The frame of the seats were custom wielded (built) but can't remember where the fiberglass buckets came from.  Greg Aronson might remember, I can ask him the next time I see him...

Jim



jim  here's the pict from the stereo  ;D ;D





Your right Deano about the dash.  The whole dash was replaced after the crash so might look slightly different. Rivets were used in both cases. Some pictures were taken earlier, I believe before the glass buckets were installed and before I owned the car.  The car always had the fiberglass buckets when I had it. The passenger side hinged forward so someone could get into the back, which rarely happened. :)

thus the photo with the 2 small gauges and the other seats was the first version and then after the crash the buckets were installed and the dashboard changed and it  have 3 small gauges in the place of the 2 , and consequently for this reason before there was a sticker becker bug house known with  driver side and then it was a brad upholstry in place of old  :D
 jim can you tell us more about the crash if you know the story ::)  that's greg who  crash the car ??? if I correctly read what it is marked above  ;D

Not much of a story what happened. It was me that owned and crashed the car at the time.  I was going east on Lincoln Blvd around noon time. I think I was coming from FAT Performance.  I was going through the intersection with a green light when some guy in a huge old American car (can't remember the make) pulled out from a gas station (on the other side of the intersection) right in front of me taking up both lanes. He was trying to go left (into my on coming traffic) but the traffic wouldn't let them continue his turn.  He was stuck and so was I.  I could have chosen to go into on coming traffic or jump the curb on the corner and take on the gas station. Neither sounded good to me at the time so I braced myself and "T" Boned the guy. All I know is I was looking at a green light and the next thing I saw was a big ass car taking up both lanes, stopped in front of me.  The next thing, I was sitting on the curb looking at my car saying "Oh Shit"!   Greg Aronson and I lived together at the time in an apartment so he was a great help to me (besides Breckers) in getting it back together, in fine shape I might add... ;D  It probably took 3 months before it was back on the road.
Well that's about it... Hope you get the jest of it all, kind of hard to explain in an e-mail. ??? ;D

Oh, where did you get that picture of the glove box with my stereo?  Funny, seeing that again! :o ;D


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: speedwell on January 19, 2008, 20:55:25 pm
thx jim for the expalin  ;)


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: speedwell on January 19, 2008, 20:59:47 pm
Those are some great photos. I noticed the antenna. Did you have a radio in the glovebox? 8 track player?Just curious. Also were those EMPI seats?

Yes, the tunes were in the glove box & as I remember there was a combo of an 8 track / radio at one time  (again "not to date myself).
The frame of the seats were custom wielded (built) but can't remember where the fiberglass buckets came from.  Greg Aronson might remember, I can ask him the next time I see him...

Jim



jim  here's the pict from the stereo  ;D ;D





Your right Deano about the dash.  The whole dash was replaced after the crash so might look slightly different. Rivets were used in both cases. Some pictures were taken earlier, I believe before the glass buckets were installed and before I owned the car.  The car always had the fiberglass buckets when I had it. The passenger side hinged forward so someone could get into the back, which rarely happened. :)

thus the photo with the 2 small gauges and the other seats was the first version and then after the crash the buckets were installed and the dashboard changed and it  have 3 small gauges in the place of the 2 , and consequently for this reason before there was a sticker becker bug house known with  driver side and then it was a brad upholstry in place of old  :D
 jim can you tell us more about the crash if you know the story ::)  that's greg who  crash the car ??? if I correctly read what it is marked above  ;D

Not much of a story what happened. It was me that owned and crashed the car at the time.  I was going east on Lincoln Blvd around noon time. I think I was coming from FAT Performance.  I was going through the intersection with a green light when some guy in a huge old American car (can't remember the make) pulled out from a gas station (on the other side of the intersection) right in front of me taking up both lanes. He was trying to go left (into my on coming traffic) but the traffic wouldn't let them continue his turn.  He was stuck and so was I.  I could have chosen to go into on coming traffic or jump the curb on the corner and take on the gas station. Neither sounded good to me at the time so I braced myself and "T" Boned the guy. All I know is I was looking at a green light and the next thing I saw was a big ass car taking up both lanes, stopped in front of me.  The next thing, I was sitting on the curb looking at my car saying "Oh Shit"!   Greg Aronson and I lived together at the time in an apartment so he was a great help to me (besides Breckers) in getting it back together, in fine shape I might add... ;D  It probably took 3 months before it was back on the road.
Well that's about it... Hope you get the jest of it all, kind of hard to explain in an e-mail. ??? ;D

Oh, where did you get that picture of the glove box with my stereo?  Funny, seeing that again! :o ;D
if i remember well it was on the clf nostalgia corner here's the links http://www2.cal-look.com/nostalgia/aronson63.html (http://www2.cal-look.com/nostalgia/aronson63.html)
rgd
fabs


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: deano on January 19, 2008, 22:51:50 pm
I took that photo of your glove box in front of Brad's shop on North Grove....


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: deano on January 20, 2008, 04:15:41 am
Here are two night photos of Jim's car. I have no idea where and when these were taken, but I had them in a box full of old photos.


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: SlingShot on January 20, 2008, 05:18:37 am
Any pictures of the damage caused by the accident?


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: speedwell on January 20, 2008, 13:14:16 pm
Here are two night photos of Jim's car. I have no idea where and when these were taken, but I had them in a box full of old photos.
cool one dean and lucas aren't turn signal ???


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: roland on January 20, 2008, 16:04:56 pm
Really cool pics  ;)

(I hope there's no problem with me adjusting the colors)


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: sam P on January 20, 2008, 16:07:20 pm
Wow! Cool to see all these pics turning up, many of which I've never seen before. Thank you guys for taking the time to search these images in those old boxes and magazines, and trying to find the stories and explanations that go with them in the back of your heads. Great stuff!


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: jholmes on January 20, 2008, 17:15:58 pm
Any pictures of the damage caused by the accident?

No, sorry... ???


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: deano on January 20, 2008, 17:18:47 pm
No problem with the color tune up, they now look correct. Those old photos were a bit too redish. I now recall where I took them. That was in the parking lot of Gardner Fulmer (printing), in Fullerton, where Jake and I worked together on the swing shift. Our shift was 3:00-11:00pm, so we often had a lot of time to screw around, like taking night photos in the parking lot (car waxing/detailing, changing plugs), you get the idea. From there, I went to work for Hot VWs, as Jake stayed in lithography to this day.


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: jholmes on January 20, 2008, 17:22:48 pm
Those are some great photos. I noticed the antenna. Did you have a radio in the glovebox? 8 track player?Just curious. Also were those EMPI seats?

Yes, the tunes were in the glove box & as I remember there was a combo of an 8 track / radio at one time  (again "not to date myself).
The frame of the seats were custom wielded (built) but can't remember where the fiberglass buckets came from.  Greg Aronson might remember, I can ask him the next time I see him...

Jim



jim  here's the pict from the stereo  ;D ;D





Your right Deano about the dash.  The whole dash was replaced after the crash so might look slightly different. Rivets were used in both cases. Some pictures were taken earlier, I believe before the glass buckets were installed and before I owned the car.  The car always had the fiberglass buckets when I had it. The passenger side hinged forward so someone could get into the back, which rarely happened. :)

thus the photo with the 2 small gauges and the other seats was the first version and then after the crash the buckets were installed and the dashboard changed and it  have 3 small gauges in the place of the 2 , and consequently for this reason before there was a sticker becker bug house known with  driver side and then it was a brad upholstry in place of old  :D
 jim can you tell us more about the crash if you know the story ::)  that's greg who  crash the car ??? if I correctly read what it is marked above  ;D

Not much of a story what happened. It was me that owned and crashed the car at the time.  I was going east on Lincoln Blvd around noon time. I think I was coming from FAT Performance.  I was going through the intersection with a green light when some guy in a huge old American car (can't remember the make) pulled out from a gas station (on the other side of the intersection) right in front of me taking up both lanes. He was trying to go left (into my on coming traffic) but the traffic wouldn't let them continue his turn.  He was stuck and so was I.  I could have chosen to go into on coming traffic or jump the curb on the corner and take on the gas station. Neither sounded good to me at the time so I braced myself and "T" Boned the guy. All I know is I was looking at a green light and the next thing I saw was a big ass car taking up both lanes, stopped in front of me.  The next thing, I was sitting on the curb looking at my car saying "Oh Shit"!   Greg Aronson and I lived together at the time in an apartment so he was a great help to me (besides Breckers) in getting it back together, in fine shape I might add... ;D  It probably took 3 months before it was back on the road.
Well that's about it... Hope you get the jest of it all, kind of hard to explain in an e-mail. ??? ;D

Oh, where did you get that picture of the glove box with my stereo?  Funny, seeing that again! :o ;D
if i remember well it was on the clf nostalgia corner here's the links http://www2.cal-look.com/nostalgia/aronson63.html (http://www2.cal-look.com/nostalgia/aronson63.html)
rgd
fabs

Oh yes, I remember seeing it there now....thanks for reminding me.  It's been awhile since I've visited the Cal Look Nostalgia Corner site and fun to visit it again, :)


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: jholmes on January 20, 2008, 17:28:12 pm
No problem with the color tune up, they now look correct. Those old photos were a bit too redish. I now recall where I took them. That was in the parking lot of Gardner Fulmer (printing), in Fullerton, where Jake and I worked together on the swing shift. Our shift was 3:00-11:00pm, so we often had a lot of time to screw around, like taking night photos in the parking lot (car waxing/detailing, changing plugs), you get the idea. From there, I went to work for Hot VWs, as Jake stayed in lithography to this day.

Funny, yes, those were the days Dean, thanks for the memories ;D  Not sure if you heard, I just retired this past June from Quad Graphics.
So far, retirement has been great!

Jake


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: speedwell on January 20, 2008, 17:48:40 pm
dean any picture of the dash  by night just to see this one enlightened  :o
thx
fabs


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Lee.C on January 21, 2008, 15:44:58 pm
I think this is my NEW favourite thread  ;) :)


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Lee.C on January 22, 2008, 01:32:45 am
Just wondering are these - Pirelli Cinturato's  ??? ??? ???


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: . on January 22, 2008, 01:40:24 am
You just missed a pair !
 :o

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Vintage-PIRELLI-TIRES-GASSER-HOT-RAT-ROD-HEMI-WILLYS_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ140746QQihZ013QQitemZ230210140185QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Lee.C on January 22, 2008, 01:49:06 am
oh well - but don't worry I have found a place that does VERY good repro's  ;) :)

But do you know what its running on the rear ??? you can see the tread quite well in the large front quarter shot

can anyone help ??? :)



Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: speedwell on January 22, 2008, 13:02:36 pm
oh well - but don't worry I have found a place that does VERY good repro's  ;) :)

But do you know what its running on the rear ??? you can see the tread quite well in the large front quarter shot

can anyone help ??? :)


lee on the feb 75 it written that jim had 185 pirelli radials at rear & 135 15 goodrich radials at front  ;)


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: jholmes on January 22, 2008, 20:49:14 pm
oh well - but don't worry I have found a place that does VERY good repro's  ;) :)

But do you know what its running on the rear ??? you can see the tread quite well in the large front quarter shot

can anyone help ??? :)


lee on the feb 75 it written that jim had 185 pirelli radials at rear & 135 15 goodrich radials at front  ;)

That's been a long time ago but that's got to be the case, as stated by the '75 Feb issue. ::)


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Rocket-Racing on January 25, 2008, 22:05:57 pm
This has been posted somewhere on here before, but I just had to post it here. Nice price too  ;D
Hoping for forgiveness from Speedwell for stealing it from his blog  ;)


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: deano on January 25, 2008, 22:32:09 pm
Hey, I just called the phone number listed and they still have the car in the garage....


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: speedwell on January 25, 2008, 22:38:54 pm
Hey, I just called the phone number listed and they still have the car in the garage....
;D ;D ;D to bad dean  ;)


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: deano on January 25, 2008, 22:41:06 pm
Jim's car would be worth easily 20x times that today...


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: louisb on January 25, 2008, 23:23:28 pm
Jim's car would be worth easily 20x times that today...

The original? In it's 1975 form? I bet it would go for six figures.

--louis


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: jholmes on January 25, 2008, 23:56:16 pm
This has been posted somewhere on here before, but I just had to post it here. Nice price too  ;D
Hoping for forgiveness from Speedwell for stealing it from his blog  ;)

Well, this is too weird...  The address in this ad is the address of the condo where Greg and I lived in '75 and I don't remember ever wanting to sell the car at that time, or even running an ad to sell it.  Maybe it's old age on my part... ???and I'm wrong.  The picture in the ad was taken at the time of the cover shot was taken.  I moved from that address also in '75, got married in '76 and in '79 the car (sadly to say) became "Unpractical" to be driving daily, for my only means of transportation. Also, needing some money at the time, is when I decided to sell it. I did get that amount or very close to it!
I'm going to double check with Greg about me trying to sell the car while we lived at that address and if he proves me wrong, I'll be back to let you all know. ??? :o :)
If anyone knows where this ad was posted and the date, I'd like to know!

Thanks.....  Jim


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: jholmes on January 26, 2008, 00:49:54 am
Hey, I just called the phone number listed and they still have the car in the garage....

Funny Dean, think I'll give the number a call....maybe I can get it back! ;D


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Rocket-Racing on January 26, 2008, 01:07:49 am
Really cool to read your stories and information about this car Jim.
Speedwell scanned it and should know when and where the ad was placed.


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: sqaukinbakken on January 26, 2008, 05:07:02 am
wow guys great reading/ scott bakken


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: speedwell on January 26, 2008, 10:41:47 am
This has been posted somewhere on here before, but I just had to post it here. Nice price too  ;D
Hoping for forgiveness from Speedwell for stealing it from his blog  ;)

Well, this is too weird...  The address in this ad is the address of the condo where Greg and I lived in '75 and I don't remember ever wanting to sell the car at that time, or even running an ad to sell it.  Maybe it's old age on my part... ???and I'm wrong.  The picture in the ad was taken at the time of the cover shot was taken.  I moved from that address also in '75, got married in '76 and in '79 the car (sadly to say) became "Unpractical" to be driving daily, for my only means of transportation. Also, needing some money at the time, is when I decided to sell it. I did get that amount or very close to it!
I'm going to double check with Greg about me trying to sell the car while we lived at that address and if he proves me wrong, I'll be back to let you all know. ??? :o :)
If anyone knows where this ad was posted and the date, I'd like to know!

Thanks.....  Jim
jim the add was in the hot vws may 75   :o
jim you owned the car still 79 ???


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: jholmes on January 27, 2008, 01:40:03 am
This has been posted somewhere on here before, but I just had to post it here. Nice price too  ;D
Hoping for forgiveness from Speedwell for stealing it from his blog  ;)

Well, this is too weird...  The address in this ad is the address of the condo where Greg and I lived in '75 and I don't remember ever wanting to sell the car at that time, or even running an ad to sell it.  Maybe it's old age on my part... ???and I'm wrong.  The picture in the ad was taken at the time of the cover shot was taken.  I moved from that address also in '75, got married in '76 and in '79 the car (sadly to say) became "Unpractical" to be driving daily, for my only means of transportation. Also, needing some money at the time, is when I decided to sell it. I did get that amount or very close to it!
I'm going to double check with Greg about me trying to sell the car while we lived at that address and if he proves me wrong, I'll be back to let you all know. ??? :o :)
If anyone knows where this ad was posted and the date, I'd like to know!

Thanks.....  Jim
jim the add was in the hot vws may 75   :o
jim you owned the car still 79 ???

Hi Speedwell,
Yes, that's true..  I sold the car in '79.  Maybe Deano can shine some light on that ad that ran in Hot VW's?  Like I said above, I can't remember even wanting to sell the car at that time but according to this ad, it looks like I was considering it for some odd reason.  Glad I changed my mind (if it's true) and right now, I wish I still had it.  Having that along with my 911 would really be a blast... ;D


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Lemonade on January 27, 2008, 04:01:09 am
The good old days when you weren't afraid to put an address in a for sale ad.


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: jholmes on January 27, 2008, 18:06:35 pm
wow guys great reading/ scott bakken

Very cool shot of Scott's car!  I did get the chance to meet Scott (at Sarges house) and even go for a ride in his car, a few years back. He's a great guy and took me for a "hair raising" ride around the neighbor hood. It was so much like mine that I felt like I was reliving the past. Fun memories! ;D

Does anyone know if he still owns the car and what he's up too now?


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: sqaukinbakken on January 27, 2008, 20:28:13 pm
jim i still have the car lots of stickers racing super gas still think im a 16 yr old kid take care buddy . SCOTT BAKKEN


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: speedwell on January 27, 2008, 21:02:51 pm
scott i know  that the stickers are there for yours sponsor  ::)   but think you of giving one day the car in his normal configuration, brm, no stickers and the other modifications which you would have made on the car
have you some pictures from the inside  now , did you remove the rear bucket seat ???
rgd
fabs


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: sqaukinbakken on January 27, 2008, 21:34:03 pm
INSIDE IS THE SAME  W BLACK ROLL BAR INSTEAD OF CHROME AS IT WAS IN MAGAZINE/SCOTT


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: jholmes on January 28, 2008, 04:39:20 am
jim i still have the car lots of stickers racing super gas still think im a 16 yr old kid take care buddy . SCOTT BAKKEN

Cool Scott, glad to hear your still having fun with it all!! ;D


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Shubee2 (DSK) on February 25, 2008, 05:24:58 am
oh well - but don't worry I have found a place that does VERY good repro's  ;) :)

But do you know what its running on the rear ??? you can see the tread quite well in the large front quarter shot

can anyone help ??? :)


Pirelli Cinturato's  CN36's 185/70x15 on the rear


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: peach_ on July 23, 2008, 18:20:13 pm
mint thread!!

great for a young gun like myself to learn all about the way this sence started off and thanks to speed well for the link

 ;D

p.s sorry to bring it back but thought it should be up the top, stops ppl like me pestering lol


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: speedwell on October 30, 2009, 23:46:23 pm
This has been posted somewhere on here before, but I just had to post it here. Nice price too  ;D
Hoping for forgiveness from Speedwell for stealing it from his blog  ;)

Well, this is too weird...  The address in this ad is the address of the condo where Greg and I lived in '75 and I don't remember ever wanting to sell the car at that time, or even running an ad to sell it.  Maybe it's old age on my part... ???and I'm wrong.  The picture in the ad was taken at the time of the cover shot was taken.  I moved from that address also in '75, got married in '76 and in '79 the car (sadly to say) became "Unpractical" to be driving daily, for my only means of transportation. Also, needing some money at the time, is when I decided to sell it. I did get that amount or very close to it!
I'm going to double check with Greg about me trying to sell the car while we lived at that address and if he proves me wrong, I'll be back to let you all know. ??? :o :)
If anyone knows where this ad was posted and the date, I'd like to know!

Thanks.....  Jim
jim the add was in the hot vws may 75   :o
jim you owned the car still 79 ???

Hi Speedwell,
Yes, that's true..  I sold the car in '79.  Maybe Deano can shine some light on that ad that ran in Hot VW's?  Like I said above, I can't remember even wanting to sell the car at that time but according to this ad, it looks like I was considering it for some odd reason.  Glad I changed my mind (if it's true) and right now, I wish I still had it.  Having that along with my 911 would really be a blast... ;D

jim why don't you go into dkp II with the car ??? as you kept he car still 79  ::)


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: deano on October 31, 2009, 01:41:17 am
That original cover shot was taken in late November, early Decemeber, and 10-11 am. That's what is needed to get the lighting just right.... Coming up soon...


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: bilboa2 on October 31, 2009, 02:17:06 am
Ok, Here is the way I have it.. Kieth from la habra bought the car from jim, when I was in dkp 2. I bought it from kieth , $3500 and I owned it for around 3 yrs. I was living in balboa with roger grago and wanted to get a 911. I later sold it to christi for 4000. The ck was from her grandma to me , like 2 other cars i sold her. Great grandma, still kick'n too..I think clyde berg got the wheels, ?? A old vw guy named fred elliot seemed to be involved in the next sale. Heard it was a baja too. Yes, I have "brm finger".. (ask doug berg)..Christi has a mental block on what happened when i ask her..Damm, I wish I still had that car..   I changed the radio in the glove box to a blaupunkt. I remember driving to sacramento bugorama with kieth goss shotgun and doug and clyde berg in the backseat. Got first place in the car show. Still have the trophy, says bugorama III. Got an old photo of it in the car show. Doug did a great hand drawing too, but it faded away to nothing. Previous owner kieth gave a few nice black and white photos of car. Will try to scan a post. Remember back then, These cars where are only cars, daily drivers..Could never afford to have two, sell one ,financing the next one. I just had to have a 911.. I remember mark thurber building his red one, greg, doing a green one. ron just got his black 2.2 then i think. Roger really helped me alot on my 72 2.7 euro spec grand prix white 911. Built it,flogged it, went to jail, sold it. Bought a land cruiser....Oh yeah, roger,, according to the OTHER post I really had to twist your arm on partying...Remember, "first ones free" saying?..Like I said living in orange county "growing up" was the BEST for a car guy...bill


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: GASBNR on October 31, 2009, 03:42:57 am
Such a great thread,

Slightly off topic, dose anyone know where to buy/get a poster of the cover of feb75......would make a great addition to my workshop,

Cheers OL


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: deano on October 31, 2009, 04:48:42 am
And I could have bought it from Christi for $1200..... (minus a few treasures)


Ok, Here is the way I have it.. Kieth from la habra bought the car from jim, when I was in dkp 2. I bought it from kieth , $3500 and I owned it for around 3 yrs. I was living in balboa with roger grago and wanted to get a 911. I later sold it to christi for 4000. The ck was from her grandma to me , like 2 other cars i sold her. Great grandma, still kick'n too..I think clyde berg got the wheels, ?? A old vw guy named fred elliot seemed to be involved in the next sale. Heard it was a baja too. Yes, I have "brm finger".. (ask doug berg)..Christi has a mental block on what happened when i ask her..Damm, I wish I still had that car..   I changed the radio in the glove box to a blaupunkt. I remember driving to sacramento bugorama with kieth goss shotgun and doug and clyde berg in the backseat. Got first place in the car show. Still have the trophy, says bugorama III. Got an old photo of it in the car show. Doug did a great hand drawing too, but it faded away to nothing. Previous owner kieth gave a few nice black and white photos of car. Will try to scan a post. Remember back then, These cars where are only cars, daily drivers..Could never afford to have two, sell one ,financing the next one. I just had to have a 911.. I remember mark thurber building his red one, greg, doing a green one. ron just got his black 2.2 then i think. Roger really helped me alot on my 72 2.7 euro spec grand prix white 911. Built it,flogged it, went to jail, sold it. Bought a land cruiser....Oh yeah, roger,, according to the OTHER post I really had to twist your arm on partying...Remember, "first ones free" saying?..Like I said living in orange county "growing up" was the BEST for a car guy...bill


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: speedwell on October 31, 2009, 10:03:09 am
That original cover shot was taken in late November, early Decemeber, and 10-11 am. That's what is needed to get the lighting just right.... Coming up soon...
;)


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: speedwell on October 31, 2009, 10:07:54 am
 ;)


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Cornpanzer on October 31, 2009, 23:57:53 pm
Bill...slightly OT, but do you have any pics of the 911?


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: bilboa2 on November 01, 2009, 05:51:28 am
Sorry to say, I cannot find any pics of my 911. I wish I had taken more pictures of my cars, as I have had quite a few nice ones, always changing the look,engines etc, like my current bahama blue 65. The look of the aronson/holmes 63 car when I had it did not have dkp stickers or brads uph decals in vent windows. It did have the push button starter, and I changed it to a key set up. The steering wheel was different too,I think maybe a carrera style? I always thought the dome light in the dash was neat too. I have to say scott did an excellent job on his car. I just wish he would race it without the decals all over the side and step up and buy some of those original brm sets, HA,($$$). His car is freaking fast.. A 2332, fk89 that has run a 11.30. He is one heck of a driver too. billl


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: TeroV on November 01, 2009, 08:09:16 am
Sorry to say, I cannot find any pics of my 911.

I was going to ask them too. If you happen to come across any 70's hot rodded Porsche/VW photos please post them and keep these cool stories coming  8)

Bill...slightly OT, but do you have any pics of the 911?

Off-topic, but interesting article you did in the October issue of Excellence.


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Cornpanzer on November 01, 2009, 16:13:32 pm
Ahhh, Bill...so disappointed  ;)


Thanks Tero.  Mine will have a 2.8 SS next spring  8)


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Zach Gomulka on November 02, 2009, 16:38:50 pm

Mine will have a 2.8 SS next spring  8)


Nice!! Should get around smartly! ;)


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Fastbrit on November 05, 2009, 10:50:15 am
I have to say scott did an excellent job on his car. I just wish he would race it without the decals all over the side and step up and buy some of those original brm sets, HA,($$$). His car is freaking fast.. A 2332, fk89 that has run a 11.30. He is one heck of a driver too. billl
Scott's retiring it as a race car and is putting it back on the street, where it belongs...


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: bilboa2 on April 18, 2017, 01:30:34 am
Ok, a few years later now. My sister was going through old family pictures and sent me this picture  today. Taken across the street from my parents house circa 1981 ?  ?. Possible better pic to follow. Notice no dkp decals. And notice the California Fed building in the background on the corner of Euclid and Crescent. John Lazenby used to work at the Crawfords Market across the street. The Cal fed 6 story building with the time and temperature displayed on roof since has been torn down..  Again, the ownership order as I have it ,, Greg Aronson, Jim Holmes, Kieth ?..., Bill Rodgers, Cristi Duda, then crash ? ? . As I stated earlier Kieth had a professional photographer take some pics that are in my scrapbook. I did send the Sacramento Bugorama first place trophy to Russel when he bought my 65 looker. This is got to be one of the last pics of the car.      R.I.P.  for ever to be known as THEE  ...   Aronson/Holmes white car...


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Sarge on April 18, 2017, 15:57:13 pm
Cool stuff, Bill!  Sharon & I recently hosted both the Aronson's and Holmes'... always fun times.  Amazing we all made it to the finish line (retirement!). ::) ;D :o


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Straight Time on April 19, 2017, 10:56:12 am
Don't know if this link has been posted before but it's pretty cool. Scroll down once on the page....

Hope the link works

http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/94383-hot-vws-magazine-cover-1975-diorama/


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Fastbrit on April 19, 2017, 11:24:59 am
That is amazing!!!!  :o


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Jeff68 on April 19, 2017, 13:33:08 pm
That's amazing! Man I hate to be picky but isn't the Police car supposed to be a Ford Torino and not a Plymouth? Probably couldn't find a Torino Police car model....


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: spoolin70 on April 19, 2017, 16:37:35 pm
Was there a topless BBQ scene in the original ?

 ;D


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Fastbrit on April 19, 2017, 18:56:31 pm
Yes, behind the fence – but you needed X-ray specs to see it.


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Rick Meredith on April 19, 2017, 20:35:56 pm
That's amazing! Man I hate to be picky but isn't the Police car supposed to be a Ford Torino and not a Plymouth? Probably couldn't find a Torino Police car model....

Could have gone with a Starsky and Hutch Torino and kit bashed it with another cop car kit.


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: jholmes on April 19, 2017, 22:02:25 pm
WOW guys... Thanks to Sarge sending me the link in an e-mail, I got to enjoy all those cover creations. Sorry I haven't logged on to the Lounge for sometime so I've missed a lot of what's going on in the VW world. All those cover shots bring back good memories of friends that were "in and around" DKP, along with all the great cars. I also still enjoy the VW get togethers in my area to re-visit those good times. Who would have thought after all these years we're still having this much fun and passing it on to a new generation with the help Cal-look Lounge, Hot VW Magazine, all of you and all your Great VW's.


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Russell on May 16, 2019, 22:33:26 pm
So do I start a new topic..... think not, thought I would share...  ;)


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Fastbrit on May 17, 2019, 09:16:21 am
Did you have to 'clip' the front end or was it OK?

Can't wait to see this in the metal! Jim Holmes will be smiling like a Cheshire Cat.  8)


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Russell on May 17, 2019, 10:28:22 am
No Keith, it was salvable just damage to the front valance which was pop riveted together, the clip done by beckers was very good and joined at the bottom of the door post and the windscreen pillars


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Matty c on May 17, 2019, 11:46:14 am
I’m so disappointed I am unable to attend ebi this year as this for me as for many others is the holy grail & I’m gutted I won’t get to see it  :'( maybe another time I hope?


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: andrewlandon67 on May 17, 2019, 16:30:36 pm
Now THAT's gonna be one hell of an EBI reveal... Looking good so far, I can't wait to see the finished product!


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Bryan67 on May 17, 2019, 17:00:20 pm
Russel, you just made my day. Thanks for making me smile.


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: alex d on May 17, 2019, 17:19:29 pm
looking great, cant wait to see it completed!


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: jholmes on May 18, 2019, 01:11:52 am
Wow Russell, fun to see the White Car coming back...such good memories for me. I know it's a lot of work for you with trying to finish it for European Bug In and I'll be there to see it in person.  Hoping it all comes together, would love to sit in it again. Keep us posted on the progress!!!!


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: 70slooker on May 18, 2019, 03:10:35 am
I love seeing that big hole in the dash!


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: flatfire on May 18, 2019, 11:55:17 am
Really cant wait to see the car at EBI.


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Neil Davies on May 18, 2019, 22:39:14 pm
Holy crap! That's ace! I'm going back to the start to read the thread again! More pics please!

Right, I've just read it again. Awesome stories, but one is missing - Russell, how did you come across the car? Where was it, what  condition was it in, missing parts etc?


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: So.Cal.Life on May 19, 2019, 21:30:15 pm
  Happy the Beckers  "Clip Job" was used , IMO, a big part of "THAT CARS" history . Great Job Russell


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Russell on May 20, 2019, 22:33:47 pm
  Happy the Beckers  "Clip Job" was used , IMO, a big part of "THAT CARS" history . Great Job Russell

Yip trying to keep all the history as it tells a great story.

Russell


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Russell on May 20, 2019, 22:37:21 pm
Todays pictures Body on Pan.  ;D


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: deano on May 21, 2019, 05:29:49 am
Leonard Becker would be proud.


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: speedwell on May 21, 2019, 15:53:47 pm
i'm in love i'm hurry to be at ebi and my tongue is alos ready to lick her  ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: jholmes on May 21, 2019, 19:19:12 pm
Looking good Russell....thanks for the updated pictures. Can't wait to see it in person!!!


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Andrew on May 23, 2019, 08:41:50 am
Amazing work :)


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: So.Cal.Life on May 26, 2019, 05:25:55 am
   That clamshell trailer is interesting


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Russell on May 28, 2019, 09:31:04 am
So after some investigation work this is the most upto date history of the car, happy to amend and update if any extra or new information comes forward;

Manufactured in 1962 and shipped to Chicago.
1962 to 1967   Unknown
1967 to 1970   Greg Aronson, was Brown when he purchased it in summer 67, Painted White in 1968 by Beckers, sold to Jim in 1970
1970 to 1977   Jim Holmes, featured in HVW 1975, car crashed in 76, sold to Keith 8th Sep 77
1977 to 1981   Keith Bruno, Located in Brea CA
1981 to 1984   Bill Rodgers (Bilboa)
1984 to 1984   Christi Duda, Crashed car twice we think, repaired by Keith Goss at least once
1984 to 2017     Jim Morris, replaced Sunroof and roof lining on May 84 (1995 transferred in to a trust)
May 2017-           Russell Ritchie


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Jos on May 28, 2019, 10:42:28 am
Russell are you able to divulge how Jim Morris aquired it? How you found it? and where it was located (so we can all realize how close it was lol)


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Russell on May 28, 2019, 12:05:38 pm
Russell are you able to divulge how Jim Morris aquired it? How you found it? and where it was located (so we can all realize how close it was lol)

Car Stored for 33 years in Apply Valley, Hesperia, CA  ;D

Jim said it was local and he recognised it when it was damaged and he made an offer, once he had it the sunroof cover was replaced as it was in very poor condition, the car came with the original T bars, Indicators, Chrome ashtray, glovebox lid and handbrake lever along with some other tell tale signs, the DKP sticker on the rear window was still there and slightly worn, but I've left it and you could see where the DKP stickers had been on the vent windows.

Well, it came up for sale on the samba, however I had heard it had been offered back to Greg and he said no, I contacted the seller Jim and we had a few phone calls, in the back ground there were 2 others interested in it one was too late the other didn't have the cash at had I understand. However, and more importantly I had told Jim to ensure that it didn't go to a dealer who would resell for more money.... Jim spoke to a few people and was told by a couple (they know who they are "Thank You") that I was the right guy to get it, this did help no end to ensure that it was sold to the right type of person who would appreciate and bring back to life.

With a deal eventually done (May 17) the car was collected for me by a very trustworthy VW Guy Steve "Scooby" Wiedner and taken to a secure location before shipping to UK. Thanks again steve.

Arriving with me in 2017 and now undergoing recommissioning back to its former glory where possible.



Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: GASBNR on May 28, 2019, 23:55:08 pm
Love your work Russell.

And team.

Would love to see it.

What is the plan when you have finished it?


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: 70slooker on May 29, 2019, 02:12:19 am
I wonder if the last Jim knew or read about all the stories of where the car was or ended up, I bet if he did he had a good laugh at some of them.

Very cool to track its history! What an amazing car, dkp1 cars are hard enough to find let alone this one!


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Russell on May 30, 2019, 00:39:19 am
Love your work Russell.

And team.

Would love to see it.

What is the plan when you have finished it?

Thank you, but it's not work it's fun...... lol

Debut at EBI, take home for some finishing details and probably ship to its cal look birth place to recreate that famous photo with the real car this time


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: GASBNR on May 30, 2019, 03:55:39 am
Love your work Russell.

And team.

Would love to see it.

What is the plan when you have finished it?

Thank you, but it's not work it's fun...... lol

Debut at EBI, take home for some finishing details and probably ship to its cal look birth place to recreate that famous photo with the real car this time


Yeah it’s fun.

🤣
Had a feeling you were going to say send it back.

Might have to plan another trip to the US. 👍


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: So.Cal.Life on May 31, 2019, 06:47:11 am
  PM for you Russell


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: Russell on May 31, 2019, 07:57:31 am
  PM for you Russell

Thx

Russell


Title: Re: '75 Original Hot VW Cover
Post by: chris67bug on June 09, 2019, 21:46:56 pm
Brilliant Russell!  Makes the wait for pictures worth it!