Thursday, November 19, 2009

2009 Volkswagen Show, Dade City Florida

Dropped down to the Bay Area weekend before last, and went with my dad and the rest of the family to the VW show that the air-cooled addicts hold yearly down that way. It was a good turnout, with a bunch of very clean cars and buses and so forth.


Safari windows on a nice Kombi - Samba!
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Early Ghia
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Vanagon Westfalia
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Early Bug, 1961 or so. Nice ragtop too!
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Rare and Cool Transporter done an ill-advised rockabilly, rat-rod motif. Bleah.
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Last of the Beetle hard tops, Champagne Edition.
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Quite a bit of tuner kit on this '66
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Quite a bit of random kit on this '64! Must be the Sanford and Son Edition.
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Lightly modded 66
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More from the early 1960s
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Very clean 72 convertible, much like my 71 although much much cleaner!
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Very clean interior from...
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...this lightly modded 63. I think it was a 63 anyway. This was my favorite of the show.
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Early turn indicators means late 50's. This one has a reproduction EMPI tool kit on the spare tire there. Original tool kits are worth big big bucks, and you'd be crazy to take such an easily boosted accessory to a car show.
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Safari windows, auxiliary lights, sufrfboards. WOO!
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We must be in Florida!

4 comments:

Steve said...

That'63 is my favorite, too. Is there a reason some of those cars and vans haven't been repainted? Are the owners trying to preserve what's left of the original paint job?

Utahdog! said...

There's a new thing in car preservation that does focus on preserving the car as it ages, and keeping it as original as possible. Some of these, however, are a little overboard and should be considered more as patina for style's sake rather than patina for originality sake. Lots of dudes with crazy beards, goatees and sleave tattoos, strutting these rusty things like a big beltbuckle and a can of Pabst.

Neill said...

Nice Dubs....I had a '72 Camper before I got into Land Rovers and I loved it. Sadly it died in a bad crash :-(

VanMark said...

OOHHH YEAR!!!!!