BBT Travels

The “catch” of this trip….

While flying homeΒ  (and be in the plane more than likely when You read this) I show my “catch” from this trip…

From over a hundred cars inspected i only bought 4 this trip, I was picky and the price are very high over here, sometimes even higher as home! While the quality of the cars, well… off course, don’t get any better…

three in a row..._resized.jpg

First I bought this 1960 Karmann Ghia, very solid, (except for floors and engine lid) and 1968 Squareback…

We can sell both cars as is or we can add the magic BBT touch (detail) to it.

Both are perfect untouched “barn finds” , real Virgin Outlaws, and can be very very well mechanical restored and act like beautiful patina survivors!

how it was found...._resized

Secondly I had this 1958 Panel van, with faded logo’s! Needs some TLC but it was smiling, and as You know I crack for something that’s friendly to me…:)

DSC07865_resized

And last but not least I gonna drag this uber cool Type 34 Ghia home… Pigali edition, white with a complete red interior that is.

More rare as rare, if not unique!

Hit in the front in 1980 and indoors stored ever since! The interior is to die for!

2018-04-11 21.49.27_resized.jpg

That was it… I have to move my lazy ass home now and get back to work in the BBT office.. πŸ™‚

 

San Francisco by night….

Leaving Reed and Heather I drove 101 North al the way to Monterey to stay with other friends Tom and Shelly… the greatest people in the world! We had a cool dinner and I stayed for the night… From there I drove to my friend Mark and Ray and visit their shop to continue driving through the city of San Francisco by night…

2018-04-10 05.23.19_resized2018-04-10 05.23.06_resized

The Bay Bridge is cool with no traffic…:)

2018-04-10 05.27.12_resized2018-04-10 05.27.25_resized

The restaurant Tom and Shelly brought had this old cab sitting in the back as for a minute You thought to be in Havana Cuba…:)

2018-04-09 06.02.18_resized

Or shall I take the horse to come home? Guess an airplane is little faster and… more comfortable…

2018-04-09 06.01.26_resized

That was it about this trip really… I had a good time, worked hard and saw a lot of my friends, isn’t that what traveling is staying for?

Back home now and see what new surprises awaiting me!

Thank You for reading our Blog!

 

 

 

A “small” Cars & Coffee in Ojay, California

Leaving Heather and Reed Sunday morning was kind a hard, such a lovely people! But hey, the road is calling, first let’s check out that small Cars & Coffee in Ojay ….

Every Cars & Coffee is different, I thought this was little neat… a real friendly atmosphere, nothing big nothing special, but just like a Cars & Coffee should be!

Check it out!

2018-04-08 19.07.12_resized

2018-04-08 19.01.50_resized2018-04-08 19.03.48_resized2018-04-08 19.01.27_resized2018-04-08 19.03.56_resized2018-04-08 19.04.01_resized2018-04-08 19.04.36_resized2018-04-08 19.05.14_resized

Ok time to head North!! I will report about that part tomorrow… so stay tuned!

Meet Heather and Reed, two die hard Californian VW collectors!

Heather and Reed invited me to their house several times, but this was the first time it fit in my schedule to pay them a visit.

Super nice and always happy VW people!

2018-04-08 04.17.34_resized

and yes , their collection is very impressive!

2018-04-08 04.07.01_resized2018-04-08 04.01.58_resized

Reed has probably more Thing’s Acapulco’s as they ever made!!

2018-04-08 03.59.34_resized2018-04-08 03.58.08_resized2018-04-08 03.51.53_resized2018-04-08 03.50.08_resized

Watch this license plate!! On a pink version Acapulco!

2018-04-08 03.48.33_resized

And Reed has a lot of “stuff”!!

2018-04-08 03.48.10_resized

and very cool “stuff”!

2018-04-08 03.48.04_resized

There house is the best, unbelievable!!

2018-04-08 04.44.47_resized2018-04-08 04.46.02_resized

With unbelievable views…

2018-04-08 16.29.24_resized

Next to the orange tree’s…

2018-04-08 17.15.39_resized

and a special ATV to drive between the guesthouse and the main house, let’s head for breakfast!

2018-04-08 17.21.35_resized

Is the White Whale not perfect sitting before their shop? I would say… this would be a nice home for the White Whale!!! LOL!

2018-04-08 18.44.53_resized

Heater, Reed, You both are a hell of a guys!!

2018-04-08 19.56.27_resized

Thanks for everything, I enjoyed a remarkable stay!! and YES!!! I will come back for more!!…:)

Where I heading next? See tomorrow on this blog, I’m all loaded up to get more!!…:)

 

 

Empty trailers need to be filled… and let’s drive baby, drive!!

Ah, I told you that i don’t like to pull an empty trailer…

Well I chased this car for about a half-year and now its mine! 1966 Type 34 “Pigali”, ultra rare! With “small” damage in the front… πŸ™‚

2018-04-08 02.31.26_resized

So first I drove to orange county, had breakfast with my friend Rick and checked his whereabouts on his 55 oval he’s doing… Even on Saturdays traffic is busy here!

2018-04-07 22.46.14_resized

Ever saw a matt white Rolls Royce?

2018-04-07 23.05.03_resized

On my way back north I took this very cool picture of the skyline of Los Angeles from 101 Freeway!

2018-04-07 23.09.40_resized

101 & 405, You bet there’s traffic over there!!…:)

2018-04-08 01.13.35_resized

Yours truly hunted down again a real cool car!! Smashed in the front, Edwin here it comes…:)

2018-04-08 02.31.53_resized

Thanks to my friend Reed who came down and helped me out with his winch!! Thanks Reed!! You made this happen!

2018-04-08 02.51.35_resized

So next thing to do was following Reed (in his convertible) to his house to spend the night…

2018-04-08 03.13.21_resized

Reed lives in a nice house in the hills about 10 miles inland from Ventura… but if the house is nice, look at his shop… now that’s what I call character… the shop is almost same size as the house!!

2018-04-08 03.47.10_resized

What’s in the shop I hear you ask?

Maybe tomorrow more… πŸ™‚

So stay tuned…