Ile de reunion vive la fete…. en VW!

Last friday I was invited to Ile de Reunion, a magical tropical island from France. Our distributor for Reunion, Coleur Chrome from Mickael and his team prepared a small road trip and was brave enough to give me a Vw to participate!

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dsc08721_resizedInside the shop there was lots of other goodies … Mickael is hardcore!!!

dsc08689_resizeddsc08690_resizeddsc08691_resizedNice cool shop and nice  area, some guys have all the luck….:)

dsc08695_resizedSo cool, thanks so much Mickael, you’re a real king of cool… and yes you do look so good with two Belgian beers in front of you! thanks also to your mom, your girlfriend Bambou, all your team, family and friends for this unforgettable experience!




A Merry Christmas and happy New Year to all of our BBT friends, and opening hours during holidays. Check these pictures!

BBT had a wonderful year in 2015 and hereby we do thank all of our customers, suppliers, friends and fans for that…. (see below.)

As for these Holiday period BBT wholesale dept close down entirely, to grant our trusty employees time with family and beloved ones. Our retail shop is open within these selected and balanced opening hours.

Thursday Dec 24 2015 we’re open 08.00-15.00Hrs

Monday Dec 28 2015 we’re open 10.00-16.00hrs

Wednesday Dec 30 2015 we’re open 10.00-16.00hrs

No whole sale orders will be processed, and absolutely no packing or shipping, thanks for understanding! 

From Monday January 04 2016 we’re back at your fully service from 08.00hrs in the morning

We enjoyed Your cooperation fully and like to share our Christmas and New years feeling with these pictures from my private Christmas tree….euh engine… ….

IMG_1988Thanks to my lovely wife for the decoration of our 1956 Carrrera 4 cam engine in our living room! …


May God be with you with whatever Your plans are for the New Year, and know we will be ready with any assistance or service we can help You out with!

Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year, Make it a…


We will for sure!

Indonesian trip… Garage tour in Yogyakarta

The committee of Yogya VW festival took us on a tour after the festival, amazing!

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We started at BBT customer and friend of the Houze Smart Volks from our friend Roshid

2015-11-23 05.12.18 2015-11-23 05.13.03 2015-11-23 05.20.50The Boss…Mr Roshid,

2015-11-23 05.27.42 They make all kind of metal parts, all by hand…

2015-11-23 05.37.51 Chassis alignment…

2015-11-23 05.40.34 fitting and adjusting…

2015-11-23 05.40.46Top metal labor, You wouldn’t tell, but these guys knows exactly what they’re doing!

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Our group of visitors with Mr Roshid, his wife and there one year old baby..

2015-11-23 06.39.14 Next stop… the shop from Lulut…

2015-11-23 07.07.50 2015-11-23 07.09.28 in house cafe is always cool…

2015-11-23 07.09.52 2015-11-23 07.10.02 2015-11-23 07.10.21Serious work here… all made in-house…

2015-11-23 07.13.32 souvenirs and awards all over the place…

2015-11-23 07.13.47 top-secret beetle transmission…

2015-11-23 07.14.28 in-house made frames…

2015-11-23 07.18.55 and bikes…

2015-11-23 07.25.46 mild to wild!

2015-11-23 07.33.05 Next stop, the Ghia manufacturer place…

2015-11-23 08.31.45 very wild customs been made here too!

2015-11-23 08.32.00 2015-11-23 08.32.17 2015-11-23 08.33.59 again, state of the art metal work!

2015-11-23 08.37.11 building Ghia’s from scratch…

2015-11-23 08.37.33 2015-11-23 08.37.39 2015-11-23 08.38.10 and more projects are awaiting finishing…

2015-11-23 08.38.28 fibreglass action!

2015-11-23 08.40.27 metal and fibre glass shop…

2015-11-23 08.45.11 a tool box from one of the metalworkers…

2015-11-23 08.45.46 finishing touch..

2015-11-23 08.46.02 also here heavy metal resurrections of Volkswagens..

2015-11-23 08.48.44 doglegs been made “in-house” too….

2015-11-23 08.49.11 2015-11-23 08.49.38unbelievable to see what these people can make with hardly any tools, in this last garage they had a workforce of over 150 workers… impossible in Belgium with our stupid labor cost…:(

tomorrow more updates about Indonesia, stay tuned!

Travel report, a visit to Flat 4 Tokyo Japan–oh, Are there BBT cars in Tokyo?????

Flat 4 in Tokyo is always a good place to visit….. Major BBT partner for  BBT in Japan!

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2 Hebmullers on the second floor! This is what they call a SHOW room in Japan!!

DSC07399Walls and cabinets, full of EMPI parts, real EMPI parts, from a real rich period in VW aftermarket business…

DSC07402 Steeringwheel anyone?

DSC07405 Nao, general manager of Flat 4 himself, helps out yours truly at the counter…:)

DSC07408Well known dragster on display….

DSC07412This is the Flat 4 main office, or shall we call it “the bridge” like from an ocean liner??? This is the Flat4 nerve center for sure…

DSC07415Nice display of cars… and look close….;

DSC07417 2 cars from Belgium arrived on time… after Bad Camberg, Chimay and Spa, we shipped the Terror Garage Hebmuller and the BBT chocolate brown split window to Tokyo for a the 4th International Vintage Treffen in Japan! This is Guest parking only!!! Thank You Mr. Nao, Thank You Mr.Komori for helping us!

DSC07422 Terror Garage made very very cool stickers…

DSC07423 Yanto and Michaël of Terrror Garage fame just arrived on time too…. and mounted the Kamei Airdam on their Hebmuller…

DSC07424All together where the happy 4… Nao-san  thanks again for all help receiving and storing our cars! Without your help it would not have been possible!

DSC07426Everything is ready for the drive tomorrow…. Tomorrow… we will drive our cars trough Tokyo!!! Stay tuned…. we’re so excited…. you too?

A trip to the French Burgundy area, two days, 1600kilometers, that’s over 1000 miles!

Having to check out a car in person is always fun to do, and being me, I took advantage for two deliveries same time…

Freeway was calling…. last friday morning 5.00am….

2015-06-12 07.47.15_blogWoeps, Burgundy is a very agricultural area… weird stuff on the roads…

2015-06-12 12.14.06_blog and plenty of vineyards off course!

2015-06-12 12.15.14_blog First delivery a 1979 single cab to big friend of Da (BBT) Houze Eric…. and yes Eric was very happy, again!

2015-06-12 12.40.57_blog Roads getting smaller driving deeper into Burgundy, believe me or not this is the town of Givry, one of my favourite pinot noir wines of all times!

2015-06-12 13.15.43_blog Maybe there’s still an old Renault or 2Cv hidden in this long time out of service garage? I didn’t check it out but pondering about maybe I should have.. I liked the patina a lot!

2015-06-12 13.17.50_blogI crossed a lot of “sleeping” towns, like I was a 100 years back in time…

2015-06-12 13.43.03_blogLunchtime! A small impromptu picnic…. In France You buy a bread and a piece of cheese and You just stop on the side of the road…. you enjoy simple food  like no money can buy… nothing to compare with Mac Do or other stupid fast food…

Really sad I can’t drink and drive as the bottle of wine was laughing to me….:(

2015-06-12 14.29.35_blogI stopped a couple of towns later and had a drink on a terras, dark clouds came, so I had to hurry to take this picture…. sleepy towns….

2015-06-12 15.19.24_blogThe roads became smaller! Smaller like this don’t exist I suppose…:)

2015-06-12 15.52.15_blog Second delivery,the orange 1973 Westfalia to Alain… two weeks ago on our Blog, today with its new owner in France… BBT service!

2015-06-12 16.44.43_blog Alain and friends took an immediate close inspection… Alain’s first VW, another very happy customer…

2015-06-12 16.49.18_blog The workshop belongs to Michel, a real old school mechanic, Yes, I do love these kind a workshops, mainly these old school guys can fix You everything…. and Michel is absolutely no exception!

2015-06-12 16.54.05_blog Now, how beautiful is this? Welcome to Burgundy, one of my favourite area’s in France….

2015-06-12 16.54.25_blog A real mandatory visit to one of our prime French distributors, and personal friend, Pascal, of Serial Kombi fame… Pascal moved over to this area a couple of years ago.

Some Belgian beer (from Averbode) will always do, even in Burgundy! Hey Ben, Kim, Jimmy and all from The Bug A Roo gang, thanks again for that beer, it was awesome and Pascal and his wife liked it a lot too!

2015-06-12 19.10.44_blog Pascal lives on a 19th century farm, completely renovated, “his style”… so nice, cool and period, almost like paradise, it seems Adam and Eve only moved out of here only yesterday!

2015-06-12 21.11.23_blog Pascal was so kind to offer me bed for the night. Mandatory after that rocket fuel monk beer and the crazy big Charolais steak for dinner with the necassary bottles of wine, your in France now, remember?  This is Charolais area, probably one of the best meats money can buy… I’m a real witness now!

This was the view from my window in the morning, the funky beer feeling was gone, but the paradise illusion stayed!

2015-06-13 05.42.05_blogPascal, thanks for everything my friend, You’re a perfect host, I had the time of my life! Filled with cool memories on the road again…

The morning drive was beautiful!

2015-06-13 07.25.06_blogIs this real? I almost thought that crazy monk beer effect came back! Now how beautiful is this? Saturday morning 7.30am….

2015-06-13 07.30.52_blogSaturday morning 8.00am, close to Macon, (between Dijon and Lyon) I meet Miguel, and after a close inspection his Ghia was loaded on the BBT trailer… and became “mine”….. time for a cool “selfie” picture…. Miguel and his wife and yours truly, and the newly acquired Type 34 Ghia…  April1963…!

2015-06-13 09.17.35_blogAll strapped down, ready to hit the road for the trip back home…

2015-06-13 09.41.55_blog After 400 and something kilometers I reached the Belgian border near Luxemburg, another 300km cross country and I’m home…. another beautiful trip, another beautiful adventure, another tons of extreme cool memories…

2015-06-13 14.28.41_blogVw’s do connect people, the thing I do love absolutely the most about my job….