01/07/2008

Back in the days, when race cars were kicking the streets of California !

I find some old photos today.

Here is an old pics of Mike Smith's white 67 when it was a street car. Today, Mike's car is still alive in Japan. The owner, Bear, takes really good care of it.

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Another DDS product ...

I finally received them.

Those are the legen .......... (wait for it) ................dary wheels made by DDS in the 70's. They are 13 x 4 inch. Real drag wheels. Perfect for my ride.

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20/06/2008

Go go go to the European Bug-In 2 !!!

Are you ready for the coolest VW event on earth ? Are you ready for the European Bug-In of Chimay ???

I already feel the Chimay vibes Clin d'oeil

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This show is gonna be awsome. 1st event is already part of the Legend. EBI 2 will confirm it.

See you there !

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17/06/2008

Forgotten drag VWs

Some months ago, I was in contact with a very nice dude called Rob.

Back in the 70's 80's, he had a VW shop in the San Diego area called : The Bug Doctor.

Here is a photo of the shop's car :

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This photo was taken in 1982 at OCIR (Orange County International Raceway, CA), at a VW drag racing event.

The car was a 1971 Super Beetle, with a fiberglass frontend and decklid. It had polished Centerlines, a lower front end and was painted Ford White Wimbledon. The motor was a 1759cc (87mm x 74mm stroke), dual 48 weber IDAs, ported and polished heads, 12.5:1 compression ratio, a Joe Hunt magneto, etc.

It would turn high 12's in the 1/4 mile.

Unfortunatly, the car no longer exist. Rob parted it out in 1983 and retired of VWs.

Stay tuned for some more forgotten VW dragster stories !!!

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13/06/2008

 

Do you know what my 1961 bug and Lightning Bug have in common ?

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 And what about The DDS gasser ?

 

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Just a hint...it is mounted in the front. Pics soon !

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Last addition to the Bug-In collection !!!

Here is what I received some months ago: many old Bug-In dash plaques, and early ones. Now, I am hunting late 70's early 80's dash plaques. I'm open to trade.

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18/03/2008

Narrow beam for the 1961 bug

TFabs building my narrow beam. Thanks a lot buddy, you're the man. The beam is since finished and painted. 3,5 cm less per side to fit the CB disc brakes kit and 4,5 Erco wheels.

The Steel plates were sold by Chris from Vintage Autohaus (www.vintageautohaus.com). He also has steel plates for later VWs and any kind of Busses.

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