Friends of the house

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!

Italian Invasion @ BBT! (with movie!!)

Saturday Il Registro Storico Vespa paid BBT a visit on our annual European tour that was driven this year in Belgium… Almost 120 Vespa drove around 11.00 o clock on our parking lots and they filled up quickly!  With participants from about all over Europe we had quiet an international visit!

Impressive and different that was it for sure!

More faro basso’s as you could eat…:)

With a real vespa pedal scooter on the back, all teh way from Germany!

See all these nice pieces of Italian machinery leaving BBT! Click on the movie below! MASSIVE!!

Thank You for your visit Vespa drivers! You’re a great group of people!! we had lots of fun showing You around!!

A real Belgian Mach 1 beetle revived!

Belgian importer D’Ieteren made a special Mach1 version of the beetle. during a period from a couple of years these fully dressed beetles been available through the VW dealer network in Belgium. This is considered as special as an EMPI GTV bug, but the european version.

Mach1 Beetles came with a powerful Okrasa engine, with several options like sportssteeringwheel, stripings etc etc…

“FFFast Fred” Frederic Peeters (from EBI fame) and his lovely wife Isabelle are the happy owners of this real Mach 1 and restored all the way down! This is considered  as one of the few Mach 1 that stayed alive. there’s less as a handfull!

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Isabelle and Frederik showed off their “Belle”  at the Spa Francorchamps Le Bug Show last week, thanks for that FFFFred

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For Belgian VW people this is real special, and thanks to FFFred this one survived!