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GLITTER bug!!!


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GLITTER bug!!


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MONACO patch!!!



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EDITO...

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EDITO :   

A mid-summer Cal-Look.no Nostalgia update... Cool or what? I took the laptop with me during my summer french coast family vacations and found some spare time on the beach to work on the website...

You will be able to read the complete articles coming from a special VW issue of Hot Rod Industries News from 1968. I found it very interesting because this magazine is usually devoted to US cars market only... It sure helps understand the fast growing popularity of the VW aftermarket performance parts back in the late 60s... Don't forget those are very early writings...

Don't miss also on the left column that another 'never seen before' Glitter bug picture I found a while back... Location in unknown (seems the sene took place during a strike...) but that little bug sure is 3M Glitter Monaco patch equipped... We all knows of the GTV striping stickers but what about that different and unusual look?

As usual, enjoy your reading and see you soon there...

El Dub - 12th August 2014.

NOT JUST ANOTHER NOSTALGIA CORNER EXCLUSIVE...

Inch Pincher Jr
Inch Pincher Jr
We all knows of Inch Pincher, Inch Pincher too, Inch Pincher of NY, but, honest, how many of you have already heard of another EMPI Inch Pincher? I was the very first surprised to discover pictures of that unknwown Inch Pincher Jr...

I have no details except the pictures here... One thing is for sure after some research... This oval was built and campained on the H/G on Georgia dragstrips and should have raced in the late 60s. Talk about a good start... My two cents : this was a demo race car for the Georgia EMPI dealer shop.

Note the one of a kind BRM rims paintscheme! Is anybody there who knows a little more?

Inch Pincher Jr




RICKIE Mc GARITY STORY...

MC GARITY
RICKIE Mc GARITY STORY...   

At least... It's been a soooo long time I entered in touch with Rickie Mc GARITY and promised him to do a special section devoted to his racing days... And... At least... It's now online...

I'm sure you will enjoy that very informative family VW racing story dealing with two special racers : The Wunderbug Ghia and a very cool matching sunroof '67 bug....

On a pesonal note : I want to wish all the best to Rickie, hoping he will recover and get healthy very soon!

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THE INCH PINCHER STORY!


THE REVELL INCH PINCHER Too   

I compiled the first part of the EMPI Inch Pincher story some time (ok, years ago...) and I still need to complete the race car section... But considering Inch Pincher pictures are now everywhere on the Internet, I changed my plans, and decided to add a space for a long time forgotten Inch Pincher : the Baja EMPI one.

This very special car doesn't catch the attention it deserve today! After all, it's a period EMPI Inch Pincher car too... So have a look at the section I put together and enjoy those rare pictures and facts! Only at Cal-Look.com ;)

As usual, enjoy your reading as much as I did compiling it!

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AUGUST 1968 HOT ROD INDUSTRY NEWS...

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HOTROD
We all are collecting old VW magazines. We all knows of the famous VW magazines from back in the days. We also knows of the US cars magazines that sometimes focused on racing VWs on their cover... Usually, those Hot Rod, Popular Hot Rodding or Drag Racing USA are very collectible. But did you know that the great Hot Rod magazine, seeing the ever growing popularity of the little bug, made a VW special issue of its 'Industry News' called 'Small Car / Big Market' back in 1968?

That special issue is full of interesting period facts and that cover is awesome with its full custom bug and the EMPI Inch Pincher side by side. I found that uncommon magazine some years ago and thought it would be cool to share some of its contents here!

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COOL SECTIONS...

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MARK & PAUL SCHLEY :   

If some of you missed issue #11 of the great Airmighty magazine (shame on you...), here is your chance to read the first part of the interview of Mark & Paul SCHLEY I made earlier this year for the magazine, along with some never seen before pictures coming from the SCHLEY private collection only for your viewing pleasure, as usual.

Enjoy your reading as the story reveals unknown facts and memories and don't forget to share where you read it.

Btw, if you want to enjoy it everywhere and support our hobby, order your hi-class paper issue at www.airmighty.com/.

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GLASS WAG'N STORY :   

Another Old Racers section...

We all know the most famous VW racers from the 60s and 70s in every details. We also have high respect for their builder & driver... Those guys were pionneers for us all... But some very early cars & owners are still unknown... Take the Glass Wag'n for example...

Of course, it's a one of a kind bug because of its all fiberglass body and we already all found pictures on the Internet, but how many are aware of the interesting story behind?

GlassWagn

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HERE COMES DA BUG!!!   

At least... At least... After a way too long wait, that ANDERSON Bros section is now online! Such a tribute should have been made many years ago as Here Comes Da Bug was one of the most successful gassers back in the days, but I was needing more material to make an informative section.

Rick & Ron themselves were sooo enthusiastic about my plans that I just kicked up my ass one more time and here it is : the very first part of that legendary gasser history! Enjoy it and THANKS R&R ANDERSON! You are OUR heroes!

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NEXT UPDATES...


I thought it might be a good idea to keep you posted 'bout what's coming in next few weeks...

Have good sleepings now... LOL!!!

OLD RACERS : SCHLEY Brothers interview!

OLD RACERS : Wheelstanders Buses!

OLD RACERS : EMPI Inch Pincher...


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FIBERFAB AVENGER GT ON BRM?


Since I posted the picture below on the last update, wondering what kind of kit car it could be, I found some more pictures... In fact, that blue kit car is supposed to be a FIBERFAB AVENGER GT...

BRMz

Now let's have a look at those just found very interesting period pictures.

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Amazing or what? The scene appears to take place at a Volkswagen dealership called 'Volkswagen south' and that Fiberfab Avenger was on display just like the bus and the buggy. The lady in blue seems very interested by the rear engined one of a kind car even if his regular car seems to be a Mustang...

avenger

Those unknown rear lights looks just right at home... Impressive for sure... Note the exhausts...
BRMz KEEP ON TRUCKIN' guys !!!

Just period pictures of a cool shorty VW truck for your viewing pleasure...

truckin truckin

BUG POWER UNLIMITED...


Just some words about an unknown speed shop from back in the day : BUG POWER UNLIMITED from the US east coast... The shop was located in MASSAPEQUA, NY and owner was Joe ARAGONA. The shop used to sponsor some cool gassers and later became International Motor Shop in the early 70s when VWoA's lawyers objected to the word "bug" in the name. I found 3 different sponsored gassers on my archives : 2 bugs and a Ghia. Above logo was sent to me by Glenn RING. Joe is now retired but still does some work for friends from what neighbour Glenn told me.

Ed HANNA and his Bug Power unlimited sponsored I/Gas Karmann Ghia.

Black & white pictures of Bug Power Unlimited and the Flew bug racing at New York national speedway.

Front shot of the Bug Power Unlimited H/Gas! Not the skinny front wheels without brakes and the reshaped front wings... Impressive view...

GIRLS & LIGHTNING BUG!!!


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I love period pictures of racing girls striking a pose by the Lightning bug! According to Paul SCHLEY, that one took place in 1972 at a race track in Michigan, certainly at the Popular Hot Rod magazine national event with all classes of cars from top fuel to stockers.That lovely girl was one of the 3 Hurst girls and was named Niki. Yes, she also was Miss Maryland in the Miss America contest of 1971, and she really liked the blue bug out of all the cars there. ...

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