BBT Travels

Solvang, the Californian Vintage show

Solvang is not a big event, but a cool one, its kind a special in that old Danish city in California next to the mission Santa Ynez…

Cool cars, not strictly vintage but just enough accents, everybody was happy and we had a lot of fun! Beat that!

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Patina rules!

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Although cool “resale” red is always cool too!

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This was my favourite of  the show period!

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Double door-double tent!

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Classy convertible class!

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Trailer the bike, or bike the trailer?

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Best of show went to this super cool combo from Arizona, we call them the Shelly cousins…:)

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More eighties as You can eat!!! wow where are the times???

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Top class vintage if you like accessories!

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Sittin’ low!

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What a show… we passed an incredible day!

 

On our way to Solvang…

Every two year the VW Speedwell guys from the bay area in California do the trek south to the Vintage Volkswagen Club of America gathering in Solvang…

I had the honour this year to drive in the back with my truck and trailer as the sweeper car… luckily I didn’t have a load at the end, that means no break downs…

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They drive the very rural Highway 25 over Hollister, something should do in your life as its closest You can come how Central California should have looked like a 100 years ago… very Californian!!

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With a brief stop in Mission San Miguel, one of the best kept missions along the El Camino Real…

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To arrive in Solvang, a kind of Danish city in the heart of California (between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo)

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Solvang lives the Danish life and everything they do breathe a lot of Denmark, off course its super touristic!

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They even have a Belgian breakfast place, guess we’re we will have breakfast?

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A small teaser for the show of tomorrow….

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Stay tuned for the full show report of the Solvang meet!

A day at the races, Laguna Seca is the perfect setting for a week of Oldtimer races!

During Car week there is a whole week of oldtimer racing @ Laguna Seca raceway… we went over for a day to “smell the atmosphere”….:)

Some impressions….

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Many Porsches!

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917 with history… always gives You a kick…

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Volvo P1800 Jensen… so cool!

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Woeps!

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Ok time to put the speedster in the garage, time to leave home….

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Thanks to our super great hosts! Chef Tom and his wife, the best host lady in the world Shelly…

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Thanks Tom and Shelly for the wonderful week we stayed with you and for all good care, for us and the speedster! We will be back in a couple of weeks for more!

The Baja Cantina, Concours d’Lemons and a breakfast to remember…

The Baja Cantina is a cool biker and carnut restaurant that has also a special gathering for car week… we signed present…:)

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a mix of all kind a cars and bikes… from a Vespa to McLaren Supercars, we saw it all…

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Next morning we went for breakfast in the Toro Place cafe, highly recommended…

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Concours d’Lemons is about the ugliest and worsted cars You can get… for sure we had fun!

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Carl Schubert took best in class for communist cars… Father Ray on the steering wheel!

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Their IFA is a super weird East German car!

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Well rusted crewcab from Swedish provenance…

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Can it get worse?

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Randy Carlson took class win with the infamous ATE beetle… my ex car…:)

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And the winner is…. worst of show for this over the top kitsch car… well done… the price was a 18 dollar watch (believe me or not)

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Ok time to go to the races! see my next report!