Darrell Vittone (son of original Empi founder Joe Vittone for those who don’t know) attacks the land speed records in the 36 Hp class last couple of years and he does very succesful!
It’s no secret Darrell and Bob (from BBT Belgium) coming along very well with each other. So when Darrell asked Bob for some rare parts to make his Ghia running top^level again Bob was all help and supplied the necessary. This made Darrell such happy he prompt decorated his Ghia Doors with huge BBT stickers!!
Together we flew last Saturday morning (the BBT stickers and Darrell that is) @ 166mph over the dry lake race track and so Darrell broke his previous record of 162mph and stay absolutely world champion in this class!
Some atmosphere pictures!!
Top 36 HP engine based on an early 25hp engine case delivered by BBT!
Dailing in like it should!! A work of art!! Darrell and his team are the best, or maybe even better as the best!!
Approved BBT quality, flies along top speeds!
super cool car, super cool parts, super cool performance!!
Darrell you’re a heroe for many of us! Please continue to do what you do, we just love it!!!
Darrell Vittone, famous from several VW drag race cars in the sixties and seventies, is challenging the 36HP land speed record challenge for a couple of years now. With this cool Karmann Ghia coupe he will prep a new engine for a new record trail…….
BBT supplied the real special early engine case and some other parts and Darrell will exercise his beautiful fast Ghia with BBT publicity on his doors…that’s what you’re friends for, right?
Well the little bus You saw yesterday drove me to my friend Chiaki of MyBows fame, and after talking VW parts for a couple of hours Chiaki invited me for a typical Japanese lunch … in his shop…. wonderful!
Chiaki, his right hand Michael and yours truly….
We had a great day! and we learned a lot… after (late) lunch Chiaki offered to drop me off at Tokyo station with his Camaro.. driving along with a brutal V8 through Tokyo seemed like only fun to me, so I said yes in a blink of the eye…. here we go!
This is downtown Tokyo as far as You can get….
and this… is Tokyo station!
Once inside Tokyo station it was about time to choose the right Bullet train to Shin-Osaka… in japanese this train line call “Shinkansen” can you make it up from the text below??? and will I find my way around in this long tube of people????
all railway roads or on the board….
Order your ticket is on vending machines… and the screens look like this… yes one person please…
Ticket bought go to the trains!! Will this be my train???
Enough signs to compare so double-check… yes, found the train!
Time tables keep on looking funny….almost time to enter…. enter what???
… enter to what seems an endless train…:)
Help!! I’m catched in that “endless” train…:)
Thanks God they let me out…:)
To arrive in Osaka in real bad weather… thanks God my hotel was connected with the railway station, so i didnt’ had to go outside….
A little sashimi is always good!
View from the room on the 16th floor!
Tomorrow awaits me another adventure with a very special visit… I will give all of you a full report off course… so stay tuned!
Jos and Paul knew a Champagne edition was a rare Westfalia to own,, so they bought this rock solid example from BBT and performed a real well and exceptional nice complete restoration
after (obviously! )
job well done guys, congratulations!!!
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