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A Word From David: May 2010 I purchased my ’57 Single Cab back in 1999 when I came back to San Diego after a two-year stint working for the “Man”. This SC was a replacement for the ’63 SC I had from ’97 to ’99. I sold it once I was back in San Diego because I wanted to purchase my roommates ’67 bug and regretted that decision. The SC was very useful, I actually loaded it up 2 or 3 times and moved from Orange County to San Diego. Once I was done with the move, it was sold. Shortly thereafter, I became a substitute teacher and my main mode of transportation was the ’67 Bug. Got me to the schools and back without many problems but the sweet taste of driving upright was missed. I let it be known to my group of friends at the time that I was looking for another SC. My buddy Abel (Current SV2s member and Bay Window Driver) was working at a middle school in National City back then and told me there was an SC for sale right across the street from the school. I went and checked it out and immediately knew it was a special SC, it was a pressed bumper truck with a brake light decklid. I asked the owner at the time if he had the rear bumper (I knew those were hard to find), but no luck. So the SC was purchased for the measly sum of $1400 (Yikes, remember those days?). Eleven years later and the joy of driving the SC still exists. I just got it running again after a 2-year hiatus and the first few thing I did was take it to the San Diego Chapter meeting back in April. I didn’t make it home but I had a smile on my face all the way there. On the way home, I experienced some electrical malfunctions so I was towed home on a flatbed. A few weeks later, when I could get to it, I fixed the short and Ivan was kind enough to stop by and help me “Fine Tune” the ever so complex PICT 30-2 and I was once again on the road. This time I took a truckload of cans and plastic bottles to the recycling center and was rewarded with $75 (this goes straight into our son’s college fund.) The very next thing I did was take 2 truckloads of junk to the dump, using the truck for what it was meant to do: haul stuff. After not using it for the last two years, it’s exciting to drive the SC to the store, to work, to the dump. Now I have a wonderful choice in the morning……..should I drive the ’63 LPZ CMPR or the truck? Hmmmmm No matter how long it has taken you to get your Type 2 on the road, the sweet reward of that first nervous ride down the street is priceless. David out.
That’s My Story and I’m Stickin’ to It…. Aside from politics, events in our VW community, and celebrations in our own families, we all have our bus stories to tell, just as David has shared his. If you’d like to share your story, please send it in to the newsletter. Share the tale we wish your bus could tell!!! -Ed.
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Chapter Meetings San Diego Chapter - 1st Friday of every month, 6:00pm at Coco’s, 5955 Balboa Ave., just west of I-805. Orange County Chapter - 1st Tuesday of every month, 6:00pm at The Phoenix Club, 1340 S. Sanderson Ave., Anaheim.
On the cover: Vintage Volkswagens on the lot of an actual VW dealership. Be there! See Events on next page for more details. Show poster designed by David Lopez. Tweaked by kbw.
Summary of May ’10 Club Events And Other VW Happenings May 08, 2010 - Springfest 2010 Corona, California Inland Valley Volkswagens and Wolfsburg West Present Springfest 2010 Saturday, May 8th, 2010 - 9:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. Wolfsburg West 2850 Palisades Dr. Corona, CA Gates open at 8:00. Car Show with expanded People’s Choice Awards Raffles for Awesome Prizes Slow Drags with prizes Children’s Activities Dash Plaques for 1st 100 Participants Open to ALL Volkswagens Food and Music For updated information, please visit http://www.ivvw.org May 22, 2010 - Nasty Habit VW Club Benefit Car Show Tucson, Arizona May 22, 2010 12pm - 4pm Nasty Habit VW Club Benefit Car Show and Swap Meet Swap meet spots are on a donation basis. Hosted by Nasty Habit Volkswagen Club 602.750.4436 Majority of Proceeds go to: Vail Valley Baptist Church Joe Grizzle- Youth Pastor Help send kids to June 14th-19th Centrifuge Youth Camp Glorietta, New Mexico Thanks to Chirco Performance Automotive Center of Tucson, AZ for the use of their parking lot and facilities for vehicles participating in the event! Chirco Volkswagen 9101 E. 22nd Street Tucson, AZ 85710 520.722.1984 ALL CARS, MOTORCYCLES, AND OTHER VEHICLES WELCOME!
May 23, 2010 Bob Baker Vintage Volkswagen Spring Festival
Carlsbad, California 17th Annual Bob Baker Vintage Volkswagen Spring Festival, presented by Strictly Vintage 2’s. Sunday, May 23rd, 2010 from 10 am - 2 pm at Bob Baker Volkswagen in Car Country Carlsbad (5500 Paseo Del Norte Carlsbad, CA 92008) Food, Music, Showroom display. Top 12 awards (People’s Choice) plus Promoters Choice. No Preregistration necessary. ONLY 75 Cars allowed in. $10 entry fee. Spectators are free. Car show participants will be let in at 8 am. Limited to Air-cooled VW’s (up to 1979) For more info: Contact P.A. Davis at email@example.com or (619) 972-4132 For flyer and club info: http://www.sv2s.com June 5, 2010 JER*FAB Open House BBQ Upland, California Once Again JER*FAB’s Open House BBQ Car Show. Our Fifth Year Now, Same as always we will have lots of cool stuff going on. This year we moved to a bigger and better shop to the sweet city of Upland, we want everyone to come out and see whats happening with the shop, we’ve been doin alot of new stuff. We will have a Band this Year, Special at that. We will also be doin a lil Raffle. A Bounce House for the Kids, and Free Food As Always and Drinks to keep you cool. Help Make this the best one Yet! Lots of Parking. So Bring All your VWs by. For more info please Email Jerry@Jer-Fab.com If you would like to make a donation to the raffle that would be awesome. June 06, 2010 - Pomona Swap Meet Pomona, California Vintage automobile swap meet with VW and other parts. http://www.pomonaswapmeet.com
June 10-13, 2010 VTO Camp Out at Blackstar Chino, California Well, let’s get it started.... BLACKSTAR 2010 Although it’s on Jun 10th thru 13th, if you want to show up Wednesday after 5:00pm, it’s fine. Blackstar will be at a NEW LOCATION this year. It is at Prado Regional Park in Chino, California. We are able to lower the cost by $5.00 across the board. So if you show up on Thursday, it will be $30. On Friday, it will be $25, and on Saturday, it will be $20... For those who want to camp on Wednesday night, it will be FREE.( You will still have to pay for Thursday thru Saturday..... Pets are allowed but MUST be on a leash and tame. There are hot showers and flush toilets (A short 90 sec. walk from the camp) and we will be bringing in the portapotties as well. Thursday will be a day of kicking it. Friday will be the carne asada feast provided by VTO. If you are bringing an RV and need full hook-ups, please PM me ASAP to reserve your spot....For more info, please visit www.keepitstock.com or e-mail Stan@vtobusman.com or Steve@vtobusclub.com June 11, 2010 Vee Dub Parts Unlimited Classic Weekend Open House Huntington Beach, California 17031 Newland Street, Huntington Beach, California Join us for our 7th Annual Open House. If you’re in town for the VW Classic, be sure to come by. We are minutes from all the Classic events. Rick and the crew from CB Performance will be here helping us serve up a top-notch lunch and displaying their newest products. This event has become one of the biggest and best events of the Classic Week. Don’t miss it! Come by anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Come fill up your belly here and save your money for the swap meet on Sunday! Call for more info, 714.848.8868 or WWW.VWPARTS.NET or firstname.lastname@example.org June 12, 2010 - O.C.T.O. Show 2010 Anaheim, California What: O.C.T.O. Show 2010 When: Saturday, June 12, 2010 Where: Angels Stadium, Anaheim, California It’s that time again! The Orange County Transporter Organization presents the annual “O.C.T.O. Show 2010”. Rain or Shine. This is our Summer Pre-Classic bus event. It is a swap & display meet for ‘67 and earlier Type II’s. Located at: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, 2000 Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA 92806 (Use the Orangewood Ave Entrance) Parking is on a “first come-first served” basis. There will be raffle prizes at the main booth. Refreshment services will be on hand by the Grill Master “Hot Dog” Fred. For more info, please visit our website at: http://www.octo.org or call the O.C.T.O. Info Line (714) 374-7506.
be having their outside BBQ with hot dogs, hamburgers, sandwiches, & plenty of drinks. Admission is still $5.00. For info about table reservations, call (714) 544-1759 Rich) or email edward.economy@ verizon.net June 13, 2010 So Cal Imports VW Classic Irvine, California.......More Info Unavailable by Press Deadline.
We are in serious need of a pristine split window bus (preferably a westy) for the showroom at bob baker Contact P.A. at email@example.com or 619-972-4132
WANTED! Volunteers Needed for VVWSF (aKA BOB BAKER) & Familienfest. Please Contact your chapter rep if you'd like to help out
WANTED! Club Treasurer Our Club Really Needs You!
If interested, contact David LOPEZ
Fees: 1967 and Earlier Buses (Display or Swap): $5.00 Per Person Vendors (autos other than ‘67 or earlier buses): $50.00 Per Space (Truck with trailer = 2-spaces = $100.00) Walk-In Spectators: $5.00 Per Person (Kids 12 and Under Are Free) Spectator Parking: $5.00 Per Vehicle More info at: http://www.octo.org or Call (714) 374-7506 SEE YOU THERE!!! June 12, 2010 Ed Economy’s Volkswagen Toy and Memorabilia Show Irvine, California Ed Economy’s Volkswagen Toy and Memorabilia Show Includes rare parts and accessories Saturday June 12th 2010 Crown Plaza-Irvine, California Doors open at a new time this year! 2:00 to 6:00 PM. For those vendors who want to sell at OCTO as well as the toy show we have adjusted our hours. Now there is no need to rush from one show to another. You can enjoy OCTO then hit the toy show. The Crown Plaza will
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Stor y & Photos by Iva We spend Christmas in Tampa every year. Since the Dormy had clocked about 4000 miles on it already, I took some time to do a little maintenance on it. Replaced the broken CV joint rubber boots, washed the greasy gunky mess that issue left under it, rotated the tires and changed the oil. That would have it ready for the Miami VolksBlast weekend.
These guys in Florida do have it together! The weekend started Friday evening with a block party at “Wizards” which is a VW repair shop. So we ended up just driving 5 hours straight to it. Was dark already when we got there but early enough to score a good spot right across where the live band would be playing. Met a bunch of cool people from the Miami VW scene and had a great time!
World famous Gerson was in attendance with the funky green double cab!
Saturday’s event was a poker run called the “Conga Cruise” which took us all over downtown Miami and area beaches. We’d go to check points along the route and pick up a card. The end of the cruise took us to a place called “Betsy’s Burgers” and the best poker hand win’s a prize. We didn’t win anything but had a great time cruising the town. Met with Chris George, a long time SV2s member who had moved to Texas and Las Vegas but is now residing in Miami!!! The party there went on too as they had a dj spinning the tunes!
Cool “check point” in the cruise was at the Miami City Hall which is the place where they film the “Miami Vice” Show!!!
We followed this bus for a while. Anybody recognize it? The new owner just got it and doesn’t know who owned it in California.
Adventures” Continue -
a Show Tour
an & Edlinda Justicia Sunday was a great day in that it was overcast with a good breeze but not too humid with the sun beating on us. This was the “VolksBlast” where they do close the street at a strip mall. Much like the cruise nights on Main St USA. Having the trailer with us, they had us park at the end so as to block the entrance too. Next to us is the “foosed” bus from Alaska! Was just featured in the HVWs mag.
The paint job on this bug impressed me quite a bit. Also here is the “foosed” bus from Alaska.
Russell Miller Hits the Ground Running… Run With Him! Here’s a sample:
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I’m going to need to get some ideas for some chapter events for this year: May - Bob Baker June - The OCTO Classic weekend July? August - Familienfest 16 September? October? November? December - Christmas party I’m thinking maybe a bonfire and/or beach day. Maybe July? Members Appreciation Picnic? I liked Doheny Beach so we can include Orange county, November? How about a Halloween cruise night in October? Maybe camping or a road rally? Cruise and tour of Temecula or Orange or ? Palm Springs trip & camp would be fun. (Haven’t been since they installed the new cars on the tram.) Please bring your ideas and/or suggestions to the chapter meeting. If you know other members, call them and remind them of the meeting. Thanks, Russell Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
by Ken Weiss
Westfalia Campmobile 67 Westfalia-Werke KG. Wiedenbruck The interior of the Campmobile 67 is designed, built and supplied by Westfalia-Werke, Wiedenbruck. Westfaliaâ€™s reputation for quality products was recognized by VW as early as 1952 when it was selected for development of camping equipment.
My 1969 VW Campmobile represents the accumulation of many years of experience in quality of design and manufacture. The Campmobile is designed to sleep two adults and up to two children. It also has a number of storage areas for gear as well as wardrobe space. Furniture is made of 9-ply laminated wood with all visible surfaces covered with mar resistant wood-grained plastic. The floor covering consists of two layers of plywood covered with noise reducing felt and PVC lining. The Westy is finished with beautiful Birch paneling throughout the interior of this bus. My early 1969 black plate Westy was purchased from Four J Motors formerly located in Huntington Park, CA was used for many a trip to Mexico City by the original/previous owner and his family until 1999 when the Bay entered into storage at Niland, CA. On November 2006 the Westy came out of storage and was listed on Ebay. Being the highest bidder I bought the Bay on Thanksgiving day sight unseen. After towing the Westy home ( The prior owner even threw in a tow bar!), I went through two bottles of
Meguiarâ€™s paint cleaner, replaced everything from brake cylinders, distributor, carburetor and anything that utilized rubber parts. The bus was looking, running, and stopping like new. I was pleasantly surprised to be told by the previous owner when picking up the Westy (not detailed in the Ebay description) that a recently rebuilt transmission and a near-new factory motor were installed prior to going into storage. The Westy came with a complete set of service records and was meticulously maintained by the original owner. I have kept my Westy in original stock configuration with the original factory pearl white paint down to its original ugly mustard-color seat covers. This Westy is an active camping unit and a daily driver and I consider it priceless.
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