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June 28, 1986 – The best day of my life

Just over 32 years ago, I fell in love twice on the same day. I guess that this would make this the single most eventful day in my life. Sometime in the afternoon, I went for a test drive of

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My 1972 Ghia convertible

Through the years, as I purchased and sold different air-cooled VW’s, I always wanted to own a Karmann Ghia. I thought that they were by far the classiest VW, with the smoothest lines. The pinnacle of this dream would be

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VW Camping

One of the truly fun VW’s to own is a Westfalia. For those of you not familiar with the term, Westfalia’s were camper conversions of VW buses. Westfalia conversions began in 1951, and continued with both the early and late

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1998 Beetle’s reunion

In 1998, a local Seattle radio station KJR, which was probably one of Seattle’s most popular through the 70’s, hosted a reunion event. The idea was to host a Beetles/Beatles gathering that featured a Beatles cover band, but was also

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Chad’s 1970 Karmann Ghia

In spring of 2012, while I was in the process of finishing up my 72 convertible Karmann Ghia project, I decided to take on another project for my son Chad. He had recently been diagnosed with NF2 (Neurofibromatosis Type 2),

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VW’s horizontally opposed 4 cylinder engine.

Rear view of an air cooled VW engine. Internal combustion motors are truly an amazing piece of machinery. The ingenuity that went into creating gas powered engines is impressive. However, one of the side effects of a running engine is

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Slug Bug

Slug Bug is another name for an Air cooled VW. At least, according to me. Slug Bug is also the name of a travel game typically played in your car while driving. I learned this game as a child from

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I fell in love with air-cooled Volkswagens over 30 years ago. I want to keep the love and passion for vintage VW's alive and share my stories with others.