BBT Travels

Peppercorn VW show, many years ago…

Peppercorn was a cool VW show just over the channel in Kent UK… it was put on by real old school VW enthusiast and we loved to jump over and participate, we visited that show frequently! Fond memories!!

I drove over my beige 51 “perfect” split… that car is almost 20 years in Japan now!

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This was the edition we traveled with Robert, Jose and Geert Mommen… what a fun weekend it was, we had a ball! Sadly Robert is no longer…:(

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Trying out the new bike I brought over…:)

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Keith Seume checking on the 51 split… made a nice feature back then!

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This was a year later, the year I traveled alone, but had a great ball with my German friend Jorn Eckermann and also the year I came very close friend with Jimmy from Brussels… good times!.

Yes its still the same schwimmwagen I own today…

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Happy weekend and keep’on dreaming of those long gone days… go through pictures and recall memories… that’s why pictures exist anyway!

The “catch” of this trip….

While flying home  (and be in the plane more than likely when You read this) I show my “catch” from this trip…

From over a hundred cars inspected i only bought 4 this trip, I was picky and the price are very high over here, sometimes even higher as home! While the quality of the cars, well… off course, don’t get any better…

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First I bought this 1960 Karmann Ghia, very solid, (except for floors and engine lid) and 1968 Squareback…

We can sell both cars as is or we can add the magic BBT touch (detail) to it.

Both are perfect untouched “barn finds” , real Virgin Outlaws, and can be very very well mechanical restored and act like beautiful patina survivors!

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Secondly I had this 1958 Panel van, with faded logo’s! Needs some TLC but it was smiling, and as You know I crack for something that’s friendly to me…:)

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And last but not least I gonna drag this uber cool Type 34 Ghia home… Pigali edition, white with a complete red interior that is.

More rare as rare, if not unique!

Hit in the front in 1980 and indoors stored ever since! The interior is to die for!

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That was it… I have to move my lazy ass home now and get back to work in the BBT office.. 🙂

 

San Francisco by night….

Leaving Reed and Heather I drove 101 North al the way to Monterey to stay with other friends Tom and Shelly… the greatest people in the world! We had a cool dinner and I stayed for the night… From there I drove to my friend Mark and Ray and visit their shop to continue driving through the city of San Francisco by night…

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The Bay Bridge is cool with no traffic…:)

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The restaurant Tom and Shelly brought had this old cab sitting in the back as for a minute You thought to be in Havana Cuba…:)

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Or shall I take the horse to come home? Guess an airplane is little faster and… more comfortable…

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That was it about this trip really… I had a good time, worked hard and saw a lot of my friends, isn’t that what traveling is staying for?

Back home now and see what new surprises awaiting me!

Thank You for reading our Blog!

 

 

 

A “small” Cars & Coffee in Ojay, California

Leaving Heather and Reed Sunday morning was kind a hard, such a lovely people! But hey, the road is calling, first let’s check out that small Cars & Coffee in Ojay ….

Every Cars & Coffee is different, I thought this was little neat… a real friendly atmosphere, nothing big nothing special, but just like a Cars & Coffee should be!

Check it out!

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Ok time to head North!! I will report about that part tomorrow… so stay tuned!

Meet Heather and Reed, two die hard Californian VW collectors!

Heather and Reed invited me to their house several times, but this was the first time it fit in my schedule to pay them a visit.

Super nice and always happy VW people!

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and yes , their collection is very impressive!

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Reed has probably more Thing’s Acapulco’s as they ever made!!

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Watch this license plate!! On a pink version Acapulco!

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And Reed has a lot of “stuff”!!

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and very cool “stuff”!

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There house is the best, unbelievable!!

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With unbelievable views…

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Next to the orange tree’s…

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and a special ATV to drive between the guesthouse and the main house, let’s head for breakfast!

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Is the White Whale not perfect sitting before their shop? I would say… this would be a nice home for the White Whale!!! LOL!

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Heater, Reed, You both are a hell of a guys!!

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Thanks for everything, I enjoyed a remarkable stay!! and YES!!! I will come back for more!!…:)

Where I heading next? See tomorrow on this blog, I’m all loaded up to get more!!…:)