Fun in Brazil! New friends and a very special visit!

Yesterday (saturday) we made a verde a trip to see a very special car and we stopped by Katrake, a VW shop specialised in suspensions. We had a very fun day and learned to know a couple of new VW friends with their hearts in the right (VW) place!

My friend Luiz from  the Brazilian VW Magazine VW Klassik drove us today to see a very special car…

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I heard from this car before, it looked like a race car  build on a platform from a 1946 Beetle.

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Its made in Germany, around 1949 and it was part of a traveling circus…

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Most parts are authentic 1946,a s are the numbers… it’s really beautiful made, with a big eye to detail!

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Chassis is seriously shortened and also made smaller!

With a Kubelwagen rear axle and a sedan front axle…

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as period newspaper pictures shows it was used on the “Wall of Death”!


First in Germany later it moved to Brazil…


In the collection the race car resides lately there’s a lot of other cars, very interesting we thought was also this Tatra… very nicely restored!!

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And also this Tempo Matador panel van! Extremely rare! Never saw another one in the flesh!

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and besides many other there was also a choice of Isetta’s!

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After this breath-taking visit Luiz and his (highly pregnant) wife brought us to this very nice lunch place!

Thanks Luiz, You gave us a wonderful day!

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Luiz dropped us off to meet another friend, Edgar… he awaited us at the Katrake Vw shop… highly specialised in VW suspensions!

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Alexandre, the owner, his weak (VW) spot are standard beetles!

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Mandatory sticker ceremony… this shop is BBT approved!!

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From right to left BBT Jerry, Alexandre and yours truly… new friends for life!!

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Today we fly to the south of Brazil for many more…. so stay tuned!


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