BBT Travels

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… 


For sale; Fresh catch in California! 1967 kombo split window bus projects, a panel van and a cheap 11 window!

As told yesterday already, my first day in California was very succesful! With 4 cars bought only a couple of hours I was out of the plane!

After the Oval rag project and Ghia coupe presented yesterday today i like to give You a sneak preview of the two split wind bus projects I got. Both are very solid,and both are non walk through with uncut bulkheads….

First I show You the cheap  1967 11 window project... it’s a solid bus but has a collision left front below on the A pillar, front and cab floor….

Should run according the owner and is mechanically very complete!

Inside is empty, but I can eventually supply a set of front seats at extra cost. or any other parts off course!

Normally I should pass on these type a bus in this condition but this one was to solid and to cheap to let slip, so  i simply bought it and even it looks not nice at first sight there’s a lot of crappy buses on the market that are not even half as good as this one and priced for double money as I look for here!

Next I have a 1967 panel van, was all collapsed in a garage so sorry about the pictures, it’s a one family owned bus from a dry cleaner in North California.

The bus is INCREDIBLE SOLID AND DRY! unbelievable, the grand son of the family started the restoration but never came any further as the primer…

Is mostly complete (glass etc) and is a very easy project to finish!

Perfect to put your company logo’s!!

Look underneath how dry and solid, the whole bus is like this!!

We can either ship out of California to your country of destination, or we will ship these babies home to BBT HQ where we expact them to arrive some where in January, when they will be presented with much better pictures off course….

For all inquiries meanwhile just drop me an email on and I try to reply as soon as I can, I check my emails daily…:)


For sale 1965 Karmann ghia en 1957 Oval window ragtop project!

My first day in California was a good one… long-term contacts helps and I was able to strike a 4 car deal within only hours after being disembarked in the country of Uncle Sam, euh, Uncle Donald lately actually, and in the state of oranges and fires!

The sun came up early in the airplane, never saw her that red!

The bay area is always impressive out of the plane, can You spot the Golden gate bridge in the picture?

Alcatraz from above…:)

Bird eye view from San Francisco (front) and Oakland (above the water) the bridge that connect these two major cities is the Bay Bridge

First score…. 1965 Karmann Ghia, very solid!! needs some detail etc and some paint, but a real good car, underneath the car is super solid and looks better as outside, believe me… previous lady owner!!

Look how dry and solid!! this is what we like , don’t we?

We can ship everywhere You want, out of California… or we do expect it home, @BBT HQ,  somewhere in january

Next is an 1957 oval window ragtop, crazy project, must stand still since very  very long! comes with (louvered) W decklid, and 30DIN (36 SAE) HP short block

Gas 356 Front brakes, can be sold either with or without…

Car has good pans and body is real good although ugly, was original Black when it came out of the factory, who would mind a Black Oval ragtop in his garage?

Paradise through an oval window… california is awaiting me….

Tomorrow I report about two split window buses, so stay tuned!!