Bugorama, Fontana, CA, 2015

Here’s some pictures from the Bugorama event in Fontana this past weekend. It was cool to run into Ozzy F. and a bunch of the other San Diego Air Cooled guys!

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Kelley Park, San Jose, CA 2015

The Golden Gate Chapter of the Vintage Volkswagen Club of America hosted their 31st Annual Spring Meet at Kelley Park in San Jose, CA on April 19th. The weather was perfect and the park was PACKED with people and cars. I was pretty busy at the booth, as I traveled up alone, but I managed to take some pictures. Enjoy!

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VW’s on Main Street – Ventura, CA 8/8!

Part of the 2014 Treffen Highway 1 Cruise is this first annual cruise-in and hang out on historic Main Street, in downtown Ventura, CA.

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Starting at 5:30pm, parking downtown will be reserved for vintage Volkswagens! There’s a lot of foot traffic and restaurants on Main, making Friday night a GREAT place to show off your ride! All rear-engine VW’s invited…

The next morning is the Treffen Vintage Volkswagen Show, Saturday 8/9, in Channel Islands Harbor.

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Madera VW Spring Fling, April 2014

Dave Buck and I loaded up his truck with everything we’d need for a camp out VW show. We were heading to the 20th annual VW Spring Fling, held the next day in Madera, CA. Neither one of us had been to this show, but it had been on both out radars for a long time.

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We decided to take the back way over the mountains on Highway 33. It’s a 110 mile stretch of curvy two lane road between Ventura and the outskirts of Bakersfield, with a 5000 foot elevation rise and fall.

In need of fuel, our first stop was for a quick fill-up.

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The truck already had plenty of gas, and up into the mountains we went!

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Phoenix Bugorama, March 2014

Had a great day at Bugorama! There were more cars than I could count, and the crowd was enthusiastic and friendly. We got to the gates a little after 6:00am, and lined up with everybody.

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We got lucky and were directed to a choice spot in the grass surrounded by lots of amazing VW’s.

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The grass area filled up nicely, and had to be at least a few degrees cooler than the asphalt parking lot where the majority of the show cars were parked.

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Mission Possible: Phoenix Bugorama

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Fate smiled upon us, and a pair of perfectly sized, lightly used heads arrived at the shop in the nick of time! Rodney got to work on getting them on the short block, with help from Dave and Buck.

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Two Days Before We Leave for Bugorama in Phoenix!

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What, us worry?

We’re going to drive Buck’s Double Cab, seen on our Summer 2012 catalog cover below, to Bugorama in Phoenix this weekend, and we’re really looking forward to the trip. We just need to tie up a few loose ends between now, Wednesday afternoon, and the crack of dawn on Saturday, when we intend to leave. For instance, before I can split, I need to send some emails, do a little laundry, make sure my camera batteries are charged, etc., and Buck just needs to build and install an engine. No biggie. We’ve got over 48 hours!

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Treffen 15 featured in HotVWs Magazine!

Thank you HotVWs for all your support!

This is the April 2014 issue– in stores now!

For information on the upcoming 2014 Airhead Parts Highway 1 Treffen #16, click here.

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HotVWs Drag Days, March 2014

Drag Days has really turned into a great all-around VW show. The swap area gets bigger each time, there’s lots of folks in the vendor row, and the amount of cars on display is getting truly impressive.

The racing results are over at the Bug-In page here.

We’ll see you all at the next HotVWs Drag Days event, October 26th!

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Airhead Parts 71 Bus Restoration

Owner of Airhead Parts, Scott Dempster has just purchased this 71 bus from a lien sale here in southern California. The crew at Airhead is excited about taking on the task of restoration. Scott’s plan is to convert this project into a “surf excursion vehicle, something like the one I had in high school,but didn’t have the money to completely fix up the way I wanted it” Scott says, “I’ll finally have just what I want…while I still surf”. The plan for this Surf Excursion Vehicle is to put in a bigger engine, keep the outside as original as possible, keep the loved to death look of polished patina original (mostly) paint, and transform the Continue reading

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