Airmighty #38 came in late last week and is available now through our webshop….
This edition of Airmighty includes the BBT Taiwan tour with full picture report of our Silver Weld Through factory
Now You can learn how we make all of our sheet metal…:)
Order your copy now HERE
….. by word of mouth…. somewhere in California, unfortunately to close to the ocean…
Two Type 3 squarebacks a 63 and a 69, can you see them in the first picture?
Unfortunately too far gone to carry home
I liked the color combo very well, but not the rust…:(
The 69 was the parts car…. both cars sitting here since 1980.
I like the story, and the fact it was a first owner car, unfortunately he didn’t store it good enough…:(
Better luck next time?
During our last Brazilian trip we visit several collections and had great conversations with many collectors and friend… meanwhile we enjoyed the country fully!
Caio’s cars are wonderful!
The roads are amazing nice, so much green!
Some people had banana trees in their garden… my friend Claus, former CEO of Mahle South America, has no less as 500 banana trees in his garden…
But Claus has a wonderful collection of Volkswagens too!
and besides all that is Claus a real good cook, the BBQ was OUTSTANDING!
Thanks Claus to give this trip an extra dimension…:)
Down the road….:)
and as cherry on the cake and thanks to my friend Luis we could visit Brazil’s premier private collection; Mr Goshima’s stables…
With loads of VW’s!!
and some heavy equipment…:)
when you have “enough”?….:)
Mr Goshima’s collection is housed in the buildings of Autobox 54, a public car museum from (another) Mr Luis, and we got a private tour! wowh!
What a wonderful time we had!!
Thanks to EVERYBODY to make this trip a really unforgettable one!
This trip comes to an end, but we’re glad to show last couple if visits, starting with one of our distributors…
Yes, BBT parts are available in Brazil, off course they are…
Mr Caio was proud to post with our BBT banner!
on the road to the next stop
We had a wonderful lunch with Bruno and Bruno from Mahle!
With a factory visit…
This place is huge… but inside was not allowed to take pictures…
We saw and discussed the making of piston and liners… BBT will be forever a very loyal Mahle partner, the best piston and liners we can buy for our aircooled VW’s!!
Next was a company that will make our flywheel rings…
We started up production for Flywheel rings to replace your worn out starter teeth on your flywheels…
Small highly specialised factory…
Testing is everything and correct hardness is tested in simple every step of the production process!
The welder before his welding machine, high induction welding, this brave man did it for millions of starter rings!
cutting of teeth by-pass…:)
Flywheel rings are grind 10 at the time, pretty spectacular!
we will have them soon available, last details been discussed, and first order is placed… we will make 6 and 12 volt 109 and 130 theeth…
Off course no Brazil visit is complete with out a visit to a Bob’s burger…:)
Thanks for following my travel adventures and as my next tickets been booked already stay tuned for more travel adventures….:)