Pretty busy here… I had 3 different Ghia’s on my trailer to transport to the docks in just two days… They will come all to BBT HQ soon…
First we had that ubercool 1959 original Lizzard green with dark green roof but unfortunately repainted in cheap black, we picked up in San Jose….
Cool car uh?
After that we towed the 68 “roestie” coupe all the way from Ojai, what’s close to Santa Barbara.. solid car, but left outside bare metal…
Stopped down the 101 in Atascadero… it’s really hard to pass by there without having my favourite burger at Sylvester’s!
And last but not least picked this 1970 convertible up in Gilroy, the garlic capital of the world!
This is a real cool un messed up project car!
If you want more information on any of those three cars, just shoot me an email… I reply as soon as I can!
Back in California for a weekend full of fun! Kelley park weekend is the most busy VW weekend up north here!
Friday starts off with Mark Merrill’s unbelievable open house, this is such a great show where Friends always gather and welcome you!
Two ovals in a racing crash scene? Only at Merrill’s!
Inside Mark’s building houses one of the most incredible VW collections of the world, plse follow me…
The host of the day… Mark himself!
Beautiful airshot by Shin, from Hot VW’s fame! Thanks for taking my camera Shin!
Saturday is the Red Barn bus meet, but not at Red Barn anymore…
World-famous Belgian Benny greetz all VW fans together with his big buddy Kimbel!
Hey Benny, is that a new hat you just bought????
Red Barn is a big and totally not crowded show, real VW bus atmosphere!
Followed my buddy Francisco in his OG paint Palm and sand green for a while … that was cool…:)
Oh, did You ever see the Los Angeles skyline when You fly in from the east to LAX? Quiet amazing!
Breakfast with my buddy Reed… aren’t we cute? Btw thanks or that breakfast Heather, that’s the best breakfast that I ever had in the entire USA!
and hanging out with my buddies Andre and his lovely girlfriend Angela, yes we had a great time!
Behind the scenes! This was how Shin went up the roof from Mark’s building… brave man!!
To finish this post i want to share a beautiful picture of Thomas Niedernhofers beautiful original A coupe, that is finally back on the road! Congratulations Tom!
Ok I try to give You full coverage of Kelley park tomorrow… stay tuned!
Now Rennsport is over we have to get back to real life… dreams of Porsches are nice, but don’t hold forever, at least not for me…:) anyway one of the nicest weekends in my life, ever!
But duty calls so I continue my trip and had to check out this beauty… a real cool driver 1959 Ragtop, not perfect, but a rock solid super dry body, no rust what’s oever, and very charming mostly original sitting car, it had repaint here and there and touch up, and seat covers a zillion year ago… it comes from a pilot who sorted to original mechanics real well and this baby is just a BLAST to drive!
Ever fancied a real Ragtop? super dry and nice?
It will take a while to get this to Belgium but it’s coming…
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Rennsport is not a good gathering to visit if You still believe porsche is rather a rare car, here it is absolutly not, I have no idea how many but there’s thousands!
Rennsport XI was this time at the historic Californian Race track of Laguna Seca, home of the famous “corkscrew”….
Main stage had many guest speaker, racing legends etc…
Fellow Belgian racing hero Jacky Ickx and Dereck Bell Talked about their wins at Le Mans
Welcome to America! The Porsche Diesel tractor race!!
Metalmeister Edwin and his wife Esty signed present…
Mom and the kids ready to go out…
Wowh a real Master! This is the “BIG” four cilinder and is (very) rare!
Outlaw tent was packed!
Beautiful 1952 intermediate bumper…
Or some newer machinery?
Paddocks always give nice views..
… and if you thought You had a special car in a special color? 3 x 959 all in the same color!
and more impressions…
Racing speedsters are so cool!
Paddock from Brumos racing….
Offcours the Godfather from all Porsche’s brand at to sign present, this is Porsche nr 1
and an ubercool patina car!
we say goodbye with these four aligned 918 spyders next to each other, check the price list at your nearest Porsche dealership…:)
What an event….
Friday was the Porsche 356 Registry Reunion in Carmel Valley California as part of the Rennsport XI festivities…. we signed present with our speedster…
My friend Tom and me volunteered for parking assistance, and we had to “flag” all cars in from the road… believe me or not I bowed for all 356’s we entered!
Star car this year was a real nice reincarnation of Porsche 901 prototype…
A drooling Carerra in all his (patina) glory…
over 200 356’s attended…
With my French friends PP and Sylvie, de VintageImport fame… it was good to see PP and Sylvie again after several years
Catering was set up for a cool picnic!
Now that’s what we call a BBQ California style…
Look at these license plates…
Is there anything more nice as the lines of a Pre A coupe?
Speedsters in all colors and forms
Et alors les Francais!!
BBT Speedster bathing in the sun next to Tom’s Denzel
The BBT speedster feels real happy to be in California again, has the time of its life!
Tomorrow more Rennsport @ the track… stay tuned!