Meetings

The Kals Bulli treffen over the Grossclockner. Part 2

The second part of the incrdible Kals VW show by BBT’s super friendly customer Jos! English and Dutch!

Hoogtepunt van het Bulli treffen is steeds de rit van de deelnemers door de Tiroolse Alpen. Deze editie een rit vanuit Kals am Grossglockner naar Olang Bergbahnen nabij Bozen in La Bella Italia. Een konvooi van om en bij de 300 luchtgekoelde VW bussen. Prachtig georganiseerd met de gewaardeerde medewerking van de Oostenrijkse en Italiaanse autoriteiten.

Saturdays highlight is always participants in the convoy  trough the Tirol Alps. This time the organization found a trip from Kals am Grossglockener to the Olang Bergbahnen near Bozen in “La Bella Italia”. Convoy from 350 VW Bulli’s. Perfect organization to grateful help of Austrian and Italian Government and Traffic Police.

Staller Sattel Passo (Italia) Alt 2.052 Meter

In Olang aangekomen, tijd om een plaatsje te vinden, en te kijken naar de verzamelde pronkstukken.

Arrival at Olang (ALT. 1.175 Meter) time to find a parking place, and admire the beauties.

“The Organization car”

‘The old man and his ‘second life’ (car and owner)

Niet dat mijnen tikker het had begeven , de  Bergdokter is daar realiteit , geen soap

Thanks God. No, my ‘rikketik’ got no problems. “Der Bergdoctor” is no soap there, but the reality.

 

Terug in Kals am Grossglockner tijd om te kijken, verhalen te wisselen

Back at Kals am Grossglocker, time for individual seeing, and chat

En om van de “Couleur Locale” te genieten

And to enjoy the local events

Huiswaarts met moderne gidsen, die prachtig werken, doch meestal op zulke lange ritten te voorbarig tijdsbestek aanduiden

Homewards with modern guide assistance. Perfect road guide, but estimated times not very accurate.

Wij hebben genoten van dit Bullitreffen.

Hopelijk binnen 2 jaar opnieuw, met dan misschien andere landgenoten.
Voor zover we konden vaststellen waren wij de enigen uit BE / NL.

Zij die niet kunnen wachten, volgend jaar Käfertreffen in Kals am Grossglockner.
De pare jaren Bulli’s, de onpare jaren Käfer.

 

We enjoyed this Büllitreffen.

Thanks to the organizers of this perfect event.
Hope to be back in 2 years, and hope to meet than other country man/woman.  We didn’t find  BE of NL  participants.

https://www.kals.at/bullitreffen/de/

Those who can not wait till 2020, next year (2019) in July “ Käfer treffen in Kals am Grossglockner” same organizers.

http://www.xn--kfertreffen-l8a.at/treffen.html

 

Text :  Jos Hermans

Pictures : Paul Hermans ©
Jos Hermans ©

Maps : Google Maps

Jos & Paul Thanks so much  for sharing this remarkable adventure… i’m sure You inspired many herewith!

RennsportXI, just Porsche overdose!

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”….

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Main stage had many guest speaker, racing legends etc…

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Fellow Belgian racing hero Jacky Ickx and Dereck Bell Talked about their wins at Le Mans

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Welcome to America! The Porsche Diesel tractor race!!

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Metalmeister Edwin and his wife Esty signed present…

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Mom and the kids ready to go out…

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Wowh a real Master! This is the “BIG” four cilinder and is (very) rare!

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Outlaw tent was packed!

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Beautiful 1952 intermediate bumper…

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RSK anyone?

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Or some newer machinery?

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Paddocks always give nice views..

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… and if you thought You had a special car in a special color? 3 x 959 all in the same color!

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and more impressions…

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Racing speedsters are so cool!

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Paddock from Brumos racing….

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Offcours the Godfather from all Porsche’s brand at to sign present, this is Porsche nr 1

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and an ubercool patina car!

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we say goodbye with these four aligned 918 spyders next to each other, check the price list at your nearest Porsche dealership…:)

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What an event….

 

The 2018 Porsche 356 Registry Reunion in Carmel Valley California

Friday was the Porsche 356 Registry Reunion in Carmel Valley California as part of the Rennsport XI festivities…. we signed present with our speedster…

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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!

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Star car this year was a real nice reincarnation of Porsche 901 prototype…

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A drooling Carerra in all his (patina) glory…

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over 200 356’s attended…

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With my French friends PP and Sylvie, de VintageImport fame… it was good to see PP and Sylvie again after several years

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Catering was set up for a cool picnic!

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Now that’s what we call a BBQ California style…

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Look at these license plates…

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Is there anything more nice as the lines of a Pre A coupe?

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Speedsters in all colors and forms

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Et alors les Francais!!

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BBT Speedster bathing in the sun next to Tom’s Denzel

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The BBT speedster feels real happy to be in California again, has the time of its life!

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Tomorrow more Rennsport @ the track… stay tuned!

Rennsport XI day 1

The first day of the legendary Rennsport the sixth edition @ Laguna Seca raceway, this show overkill everything You’ve seen before! Total of 4 days, i will try to give You an impression spread out over 3 days, but still it will be a hard one, as there’s so much going on!

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If You like speedsters You could choose the color You want!

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or Carrera’s…

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Or more modern machinery….

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Restoration shops present themselves in full glory…

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My friend Bata Mataja’s speedster… yammie…

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everything Porsche here!

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very cool license plate…

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King of the kings…. 917… there was several…

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356’s at work….

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Colleague Denzel owner Tommy Trabue working hard on his total original 550 spyder…

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The Porsche Chopard pavilion…

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with another 917….

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and the Prototyp Berlin Rome race car

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BBT friend of Da Houze Tom Niedernhofer worked as a crew member on Tommy’s 550…

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The 356 coral with BBT’s speedster in front!

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Another (replica) Berlin Rome Type 60..

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The Porsche main stage!

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Even Lego made a special for this event…

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Canepa’s 917 @ work…

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Friend Pascal drove his speedster down from San Diego…

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That was it for the first day, another three days to come! so stay tuned!

Solvang, the Californian Vintage show

Solvang is not a big event, but a cool one, its kind a special in that old Danish city in California next to the mission Santa Ynez…

Cool cars, not strictly vintage but just enough accents, everybody was happy and we had a lot of fun! Beat that!

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Patina rules!

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Although cool “resale” red is always cool too!

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This was my favourite of  the show period!

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Double door-double tent!

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Classy convertible class!

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Trailer the bike, or bike the trailer?

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Best of show went to this super cool combo from Arizona, we call them the Shelly cousins…:)

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More eighties as You can eat!!! wow where are the times???

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Top class vintage if you like accessories!

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Sittin’ low!

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What a show… we passed an incredible day!