25 Jul 2021

Camping

Went camping for the weekend with friends and family! Unfortunately the split bus is still not driving waiting for its new engine at Oldtimerschmiede Hackethal, but the T5 bus is a bit more comfy anyway for the kids!









8 Jun 2021

Fuchs

Just got one of my 901 4,5er Fuchs rims back from B&P Fehlgenveredlung Castrop Rauxel and am very pleased with it! Unfortunately I can't afford a hole set at the moment due to my broken motor in the split bus, but this redoing-test went very well!





13 May 2021

Ette's Deluxe

 Finally visited my buddy Ette to see his 56 Wolfsburg 23W DLX. What a beauty! The Samba, not Ette :)




 


Bug is back alive

After nearly 4 years offline my bug is back on the street! This time including a historical licence plate!





4 May 2021

Junk Motor

I brought the bus to Oldtimerschiede-Hackethal because my motor didn't run well and oiled like hell. Both problems are not new. The engine was actually never running really well and a lot of people tried to stop the leaking problem during the last years. Now I know why! After quite a few checks Roberto opened the block and discovered, that the engine is completely fucked up. Some problems seem to be there since day one. The block had a hole due to too heavy grinding while making space for the camshaft, that hole was sealed with body compound (!) inside the block. After just 15.000km this engine is only just junk. The good part is, that I don't have to warn you from the engine shop that build this POS, it went bankrupt years ago already...








30 Apr 2021

Squirt Cooler

3 different styles! Right to left: Rough, mint and restored. I do like them all!





16 Apr 2021

Rosco Cooler

This is a rare one. Seems to be from Mexico and is embossed. I only know of one other. Strangest part: sold in the German classifieds...! Obviously it got repainted in the past. Might have been blue before, at least the other one I know is blue, and there seems to peek a bit of blue under the paint. But following the last seller, the previous seller insisted the original paint was a similar red like it is today.







15 Apr 2021

Dr. Pepper Cooler

Found a nice repro Dr. Pepper 6-Pack and couldn't resist. 2 days later I found a second one slightly cheaper, so I kind of had to buy 2... but sold the second one to a friend already.




20 Mar 2021

Limited Edition

New Playmobil bus on its way, due in summer. Not grey, but still cool:)


20 Feb 2021

Sun is out

On days like today I hate my "Saisonkennzeichen". After all the snow we had a perfect springy Saturday, but my licence plate is only allowing me to drive from April to October.


 


Ette's 56 Wolfsburg Deluxe

My buddy Ette is currently working on his Deluxe making it ready for the upcoming show season. He is also doing some research about the history of the bus and I try to help him wherever I can. He bought it in Spain, but it got restored in the UK by Mike and was known as the "WFIL Radio 560 News Cruiser" for a while. He sold it in 2014. It also got featured in Camper&Bus Magazine in 06/2014. Before its life in the UK it belonged to a very nice chap in Florida called Todd, aka Gatorwyatt. We found him via TheSamba and he told us many stories how he once discovered it in the woods of Florida, parked and forgotten by a Vietnam vet from Colorado named Jeff Cerwinski. Todd bought it from him in 1994 for $1.000. This research isn't over yet! If these buses could only talk!


 





13 Feb 2021

Volkswagen Clip Arts

Are you looking for some detailed cliparts of vintage Volkswagen? Great start for creating your own designs for logos or shirts! Many different Volkswagens available on hum2d.com. My favorites are Samba, Beetle and Notch!



28 Jan 2021

Beastie Boys - Citizen Brick

Not sure about you, but I find useless stuff I just have to buy way too often, the regular visitor might have noticed already....:)! These Lego guys are a perfect example. Famous from the BeastieBoys "sabotage" video. Ok, the background with the airplane of the 1986 "licence to ill" album isn't correct, but who cares that "sabotage" came out on "ill communication" in 1993. I just love these little guys and will find a good place somewhere! 








20 Jan 2021

Double Dot Retro Cooler

I do not collect 6-Pack coolers, but I still have a few. Recently discovered this retro cooler on craigslist and just had to have it. The 1940s double dot Pepsi logo makes it rare and worth finding some space on a shelf.







26 Dec 2020

Retro RV Campervans

Not sure about you, but I'm almost certain you miss travelling, shows and gatherings like I do. The idea of returning to Australia and renting a retro camper like this for another road trip really makes me smile! I used to live and work in Australia 2008/2009 and did quite a few trips during that time. Check RetroRV on Facebook for more of these Campers!