BBT Travels

Sealed and delivered!

yesterday we drove with 4 trailers to the port to deliver the “catch of the weekend” to the shipper…

was a real cool view on the freeway!

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The Californian trip continued!

We continued our trip through a lot of suppliers, unfortunately it became so hectic we weren’t able to take pictures everywhere…

This was at Rancho transaxles… BBT distribute Rancho for ages, a visit is always impressive to see how many transmissions they have!

or drive axles…

or drive axle housings..

or diff carriers! really amazing!

From there we went to DPR machining, the people who make our welded counter weighted crankshaft, the crankshaft that don’t break.. Jose, the owner, gave us the full tour!

Their experience in VW crankwelding and grinding is unique on planet earth

Jerry, Jose and yours truly!

Can You figure out this plate?

in case you couldn’t…. its kreativ one

Next stop… Hot VW’s magazine HQ!!

our “bus” buddy eddy (for life) received us so well, it was ad Editor Shin was in Indonesia for Yogya VW festival, but we enjoyed at a magical VW place!!

Oh, the dog’s name is Joda, and Joda is the most famous VW dog on the planet!

And when the editor is not there, I’m glad to take his seat.. hi Shin, its me from your captain’s chair…:)

another burger every day for Jerry… and saved the best for last… today its Islands time!!

Finally we helped our buddy Rick to empty the last remains of Bugpack… will the Herbie body fit the white whale?

You bet!!

I dropped Jerry off at another friends place and he flies back home on Sunday… me… I have another week to go with a lot of things to do… i will report as good as i can… so stay tuned!

Visit to CB performance, Visalia California

Jerry was hit hard by jet lag at arrival, so first day we went to bed early and Jerry slept like a baby!

Next day early morning we had breakfast at the Boss Hog cafe in Farmersville, highly recommended!!

Taken care for the inner us, it was time to start the serious matters, we visited some suppliers, and we like to highlight CB Performance! Marianne was awaiting us! With her beetle!

CB performance makes more High Performance VW parts as ever, and more than likely the most on planet earth right now!! We give You some impressions about their operation here!

Jerry in Marianne’s office!

So Cool! With the start of the Baja 1000 tomorrow, one of CB sponsored cars came by to show off right before entering the race in Class 11!! Very experienced team of American style off-road drivers with 15 guys, and 5 Chasing trucks and all for one beetle!

We all checked the car out thoroughly!

And even in Visalia they have a street with my name on!!

After CB performance we headed south to see and meet Sherry and Beverly from Vintage Parts, but more of that later… on the freeway You mainly get to see cool cars, this was not an exception, especially the license plate!

and when it gets dark traffic only to turn more beautiful! We tried hard to capture some of it for You in the next three pictures….

And after a hard day work You need a good meal!! Jerry and yours truly in the local “Goodfellas cafe”…:)

Tomorrow we see more of California! And why Jerry is here!

Jerry arrived in California…

Jerry, BBT’s purchase manager for overseas suppliers arrived yesterday on Californian soils! I picked him up and brought him to the first mandatory stop… In and Out Burgers!

Next days we will visit our main suppliers here on the West Coast, hope I can write a mall report for all of you every day!

Driving on Californian Interstate 5 South at Sunrise… boring and beautiful!

People who drive the I-5 freeway in California only will tell you how a boring Freeway this is, and in fact that’s through, but driving south at sunrise it is beautiful too!

The long straights through mainly nothing gives this Freeway the name of being boring…

About 25 miles ahead You can spot the mountains you will have to cross if You want to reach Los Angeles… a mountain pass they call the Grapevine…

Big trailer small load… what we have to deliver and to who You will see the next week!

wish You all a very happy weekend…