Asia trip continues, Vintage VW show in Japan!

Friday I transferred from China to Tokio Japan, for a weekend of VW fun.

BBT always loved the Japanese Vw culture and we try to attend the bi yearly VW Klassisches treffen of Flat4 of Tokio, our respectable BBT distributor in Japan.

As BBT Frederik handles all Japanese accounts he flew over for the weekend to man the booth and have direct customer contact.

Saturday night we gathered at a hotel near Mount Fuji.

The evening dinner always include some speeches, off course Nao, Big Chief of Flat 4 now, gives the opening speech.

Frederik and me been called on the podium and received the special sponsor goodie bag…

Flat4 founder Mr Komori handed out all participant plaques, to every single attendee, we thought that was a lot of honour!

Saturday morning we cruised to the show grounds… now, is this cool?

dog on the back seat!!

Gentlemen, start your engines!

The star of the show, took Kimbel Rich and Shin from HOT VW’s along in his 1953 convertible, what a lot of fun!

only happy faces…

and people in style, big style!!

Extreme cool low light single wheel trailer took part as well…

and off to the show it goes…

This is Shin & Shin, the one owns Hot VW magazine the other one is the editor…:)

Shoeshi from Strollers fame found this very special one-off Yanase coachbuild on 1953 pan. made in 1964 this is something extreme cool. recently discovered, the whole japanese VW scene thought this baby was lost for ages!

Friend Shoeshi with friend Marcel from Holland…:)

Flat4 brought out their Schwimmwagen.

Yanase, the exclusive importer of Volkswagen in Japan till the early nineties, brought out one of the four split window beetles imported by Nordhoff in 1952, this is thought to be the sole survivor.

The venue this year was just great…

the winners circle…

The BBT award this year went to this crazy original, unbelievable nice patina 1953 zwitter, sold new in japan and still rolls on its original license! a real cool car, belive me…

The Airmighty award handed by editor Niels in person went to ex BBT Chocolate brown split window beetle we drove ourselves to this show in 2015.

longest distance award went to this ubercool fastback, who traveled over 1200 km to attend the show!

Flat 4 award went to this very nice 1950 split window convertible…

The winners circle after prize giving…

How can we ever thank the Flat4 staff for putting on such a super event and make everybody feeling so good!

Great job guys (and girls) You can be proud on your team all of you!! I wish I found words to describe…

To close this Blog a picture of the BBT Award car… isn’t she lovely….

ok Monday morning in Japan now, we have a couple of company visits today and fly to Taiwan tomorrow, the Asia trip ain’t over yet…:)

The 1st encontro Brasileiro de VW was a Big Hit last weekend!

BBT Friend of da Houze Luiz put on a huge show for classic VW’s in Aguas de Lindoa near Sao Paolo in Brasil… the outcome last weekend was huge, if You think they have no early VW’s in Brasil you’re highly invited to watch the movies below and reset your memory!


Ah do we have your attention now? Are You planning to attend next year edition? We do!

Meet report; Aircooled Classics in Lier (BE) was cool and cozy!

It seems to get smaller every year, so time for the organisers to re think their format, but… it stays cool and cozy, Aircooled Classics in Lier is a must do on the Belgian show calendar…

The BBT crew brought out a couple of cars as always…:)

Cars rolled in as there was a machine behind…:)

Loaded to the top!

My personal pick for the weekend, cool to see a car that stood out!

What color honeypon?

Always cool to see ex BBT buses…..

Vintage line up was rather small, but never the less a lot of cool stuff to see!

On the Vintage part of the show there was a Vintage band playing…

Crazy cool “back in the day” transformation, still alive and driving!

Live on stage, a cool rock tribute band before the markee, good dancing music for a lazy sunday afternoon!

With this cool type 34 Ghia we say good-bye on this show report… as all can see we had a lovely sunday, and the weather was… well… HOT!…

See you next year, last sunday of August, in Lier Belgium…

The Hebmuller meeting was loaded with cool stuff!

Last weekend we spend at the Hebmuller meeting in Meerbusch, near Düsseldorf in Germany.

Unbelievable world record of 33 Hebmullers signed present, the highest number of Hebmullers in one place after the factory in Wulfrath seized production.

Some impressions….

We brought Teufelheb, BBT’s retired racecar, a real Hebmuller with production nr 56.

Every Hebmuller was presented properly in the “Parade”, here Klaus Hebmuller in the Hebmuller family car…

Shuttlebus to Saturday night dinner was all in style!

The Hebmuller Family during the speech saturday night…

Sunday was a small tour with all driving cars and had a stop at one of Klaus Hebmuller Sons Horse training stables. A quiet impressive beautiful old farm, a perfect setting for some more pictures…

Jacques Bouchard from Quebec Canada brought over his Hebmuller for this show, we helped him out with some logistics, on our way home we stopped at the old building of the Hebmuller factory in Wulfrath so Jacques could take a picture at the gate where his car drove out a mere 70 years ago, unbelievable… The plans for the old building are not completed yet, but it will be teared dow for sure… so this can be a historical shot in the history of Jacques cars…:)

What a wonderful weekend… hopefully we will be invited to the next show in five years from now…

Prepping the Heb’s for the Big Hebmuller meeting upcoming weekend…

We prepped the Hebs, yes, we even took TeufelHeb from its pedestal to attend the big “Karosserie Hebmuller Treffen on August 17 and 18 near Düsseldorf

The BBT TeufelHeb and the Canadian Heb from Dr. Bouchard will be both on display between all their brother and sisters!

We start prepping the cars today!

Event address is Badendonkerstrasse 9 40667 Meerbusch Germany or on Facebook