Old friend and customer Stefan came by yesterday with his well travelled and ubercool Low High roof… one of Europe’s most famous buses for sure!
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?
You have a lovely early beetle with just a perfect patina, nicely sorted ou, You know such a cool cruizer….
You sell it and to be safe You order a tow truck to transport your nice cute beetle to the new owner… and then… the tow truck flips over and rolls no less as three times with the beetle on his back,
This is how it looks afterwards….
So sad to see them like this and we feel real sorry for the owner, a guy from California….
Earlier this week we had to honour to receive a letter from our Japanese collegaues of Flat4 of Tokyo fame.
The sad news is that Volkswagen icon Mr Takashi Komori will retire as from now feb 28.
Mr Komori will be followed by Mr.Nao Fujita as president of the very famous Japanese Volkswagen parts company Flat 4.
We want to thank Mr Komori thoroughly for all he did for the VW community. He was the man behind the first aftermarket BRM wheels, steeringwheels and many good old EMPI products. Off course they made many other parts as well, but the most impressive was Mr Komori’s private collection. with so many rare and desirable cars and parts man could easily drool for hours!
After 42 years we wish Mr Komori a well-earned retirement and may he stay active for many years. This picture was taken from Mr Komori and yours truly many many moons ago…:)
Thank you so much Mr Komori for all you did for the Volkswagen community, You’re one of our real Volkswagen heroes!!