Friends of the house

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’

Its over, no longer Jan Hautekiet on Belgian radiostations…

Jan Hautekiet was over 40 years the best voice on national Belgian radio… last week he biked all over our country to say bye in style, followed by BBT’s turkish Samba bus…

Friday night I was invited toi Brussels for the final concert and to receive a cool applause for our effort to let our samba follow his small group of sporty “radio bikers”.

Jan granted us a very cool picture posing with us before our bus… the end of an icon in public life remind us we all get older, don’t we?

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on stage with the whole group of people who made the last week happen…

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After this the redaction and the master himself started a radio marathon of the very last of his most legendary programs, “Hallo Hautekiet” they broadcasted from  friday 10.00pm till 7.00 o’clock saturday morning, non stop… many people in Belgium enjoyed fully!

Jan, thanks again for bringing us so good radio for so many years, hopefully You will not regret your retirement, but if you do, don’t hesitate to come back, me and many others will welcome You… always!!!

 

 

 

Hautekiet trapt het af!

One of Belgium’s most famous radio makers will retire end of this week… Jan Hautekiet was for many the guy that brought us Pop music broadcasting when he and a couple of others founded Studio Brussels, still today one of Belgium’s most favourite youngster national broadcasting channels…

His Wednesday afternoon presentations are branded in our memories forever!

But as we all get older, Jan Hautekiet will retire. Off course an icon as he is, he can’t leave like that so he decided to bike all over our country (the Flemish part at least) and broadcast live out of a VW bus.

As I was live once in his studio to discuss the end of the VW bus production his redaction team called me… as a goodbye gift for all the countless hours he gave me radio joy I granted one of our VW buses for the week to follow him on his bike tour and to held his interviews…

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Jan you’ve been a hell of a radio guy! Without You radio would be different in Belgium! Thanks for all You did! Many people of our generation are a big fan of you! Tell them BBT Bob told you!

Enjoy our 1964 bus for the last couple of days on your career, proud I could be part of it!

All the best!

Offcourse Belgian national radio “Radio1” don’t stop and Karolien will take over from Jan… how cute they look together before our 1964 VW samba bus

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Who wants can follow Jan Hautekiet on his last journeys as a radiomaker on Facebook, instagram or Twitter, just search for “Hautekiet trapt het af”…

Special visit!

On their way to the Ben Pon show Xavi, Massimo and friends came by BBT to say hi and a visit to BBT’s Volkswagen paradise!

All the way from Barcelona, they got stuck in belgium rush hour with 5 buses!

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Proud Bus travellers!

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They enjoyed strolling through the BBT shelves a lot!!

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They even visit the “hidden Caves” of BBT NOS dept!

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See You all this weekend in Amersfoort on the Ben Pon show!!