BBT Travels

On the road again, where will this trip take me?

On the hunt again, my watch dogs got on the smell of some finer cool VW stuff. So I hooked up the trailer took some spare clothes with me and fired up my engines!

Freeway to the end of the rainbow?

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or to the corner of the moon?

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Driving in the mouth of a beast?

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Think the “beast” eats cars…:)

2018-06-26 13.30.34_resizedWelcome to Scandinavia, now at least you know I’m up North…:)

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A lot of things on my list this trip, so stay tuned!!


Open House Cagero Switzerland, a super cool celebration!

The drive to Switzerland was especially to help our Swiss distributor Cagero to help to celebrate their 30th birth year of their company…

We build up a nice display booth with cars and parts…

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BBT laddertruck used as a landmark…

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They lined up real nice cars!!

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Good to see Alain back from VWirus fame, his Fridolin was inspiration to many of us!!

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Many boots from engine builders, and special workshops

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Also our other friend Alain was present, with his promotion booth for their VW Vintage show in Morat, Switzerland….

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inside the shop is cool as ever….

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one of the coolest VW shops in existence….

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Outside they made a big party arena!

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Many visitors brought out aircooled machinery, a stroll over the parking lot….

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Matching boat for your bus?

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or matching trailer for your car?? This is an ultra rare Hahn trailer… not the Westfalia Wolfsburg!

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The complete line up…:)

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The BBT crew that signed present and worked hard!

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Cool rock band brought the afternoon and evening atmosphere!

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in the evening the whole place was lighted …

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Incredible cool effects

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Special Thanks to Gerry and Roman for the invitation… and their hard work to make this happen!!

Congratulations, and do another 30 years more!

On the road again, cool trip to Switzerland….

Cagero is BBT’s sole Swiss distributor, so when they call to come over for their 30 years in existence celebration we drive over in style!

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Early rise and shine gives you beautiful sunrise views!

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Nothing beats seat time in my 1958 Double door Deluxe…

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and no, we’re not exactly Freeway only drivers!! That would be boring, at least for us! We drive small roads, get lost and have fun! ALWAYS!

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Buddy David glued to my tail…:)

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The bus line up before la Cité d’Automobile in Mulhouse France, better known as the Collection Schlumpf… the most Bugatti’s You can see in one place!! just incredible!!

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The entry of the museum…

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happy bussin’

Big reunion for our 1952 convertible with its 89 years old second owner!!

Last thursday was bank holiday in Belgium. So BBT Pascal and yours truly steered our 1952 all original Beetle convertible to Paris. A perfect timing.

We had set up a “reunion” between our gorgeous survivor convertible and its second owner, Mr Thomas and his family, who owned and drove the car from 1961 till 1969… fond memories…

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Also Cyril , a free-lance photographer for the Super VW Magazine was present and made a super nice feature You can read in your favorite French magazine any time soon!

From left to right, Cyril the photographer, Mme Thomas, Mr Thomas, their son Dominique and far right BBT Pascal… I felt naked in this company having no beard!

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Mr Thomas is 89 years old, and anti digital, so he took his pictures of the car with his real reflex camera on film!

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Mr Thomas was delighted, he wanted to see everything on the car, and even inspected the engine compartment!! It was amazing what he still knew about the car. He has real fond memories, and always loved his little beetle, he never saw his car anymore since he sold it in 1969!

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oh yes, time to get behind the wheel!

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Was there a small tear? Could be!

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and also Mme Thomas had to come aboard!! Incredible picture moments, and goose bump times, believe me!

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Just like in the sixties, shall they leave for a ride?

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The smile on their faces… priceless…

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Fully crash gearbox? No problem for Mr Thomas, he drove the car through Paris like star! (dept 94 for the people who like to have the geographic details)  I must honestly admit he grinded less gears as I do!

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What a blast we had… we left home at 6.30 am and came back at 1.00 in the morning next day, back and forth to Paris by regular roads, who needs freeways, not with a split window convertible, do we? We used all 25 Horses on board and ran them hard!

We like to thank especially Cyril for the pictures, the story and the help with the little (gas) breakdown. We like to thank A LOT Mme Thomas for the remarkable lunch (their house is on the board of the Seine river)

And we like to thank endlessly the stars of the day, Mr Thomas and “his” old but trusty unrestored fully operational 1952 Splitwindow beetle!

Oh, the car Mr Thomas had before the 1952 Convertible was a VW schwimmwagen and he participated regularly in the Parisienne Schwimmwagen club outings in the fifties!! That story You can read next Sunday!

So stay tuned!

A nice and happy VW sunday to everybody!

A visit to my friend Lars, Vanagon specialist!

Lars Neuffer in Göttingen Germany was, and still is, very well-known for his Karmann Ghia parts.

But what not everybody knows that Lars meanwhile is way larger in T3/T25 Vanagons as in Ghia’s… with over 200 units in stock we can say he has a pretty impressive operation…

Lars and I go back a real long time… together with Axel Stauber we used to be the three musketeers and bought several companies like Knapp and Allekot back in the day…

It’s always good to see that passion don’t fade away! For Lars it surely didn’t, together with his wife Kirsten do they work their heads off only to serve their customers the best.

Congrats to Kirsten and Lars for all they did for the VW community and to make its for so long so professional!

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Inside there is rows and rows of shelving with all parts!

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Car towers are practical and easy, but before all very very impressive!

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The nice cars being lined up properly inside! Any model, any type, Lars might have it!

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If you need any specific part for your T25/T3 Vanagon just let me know and I can get it for You, we deliver Lars every other week with our own transport so easy to bring something back…

If You like to buy a complete Vanagon, that’s possible to, just send me your inquiry with what type and body model