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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I agree that they missed a majority market by not making an English version, but it is also a wise business move to release an initial version in the native German, then do another publication later.....


I also think the idea of a German text release first was actually very smart. The people who have helped find parts, work on little details of No. 6, and generally be very supportive on a daily, weekly or irregular basis are rewarded quickly.... they see the results on their coffee table quickly...

That also allows those of us who are German text challenged a choice... we get the book anyway, and learn some words and admire the beautiful pictures..... or we wait for the Translation... Correct and accurate translations don't happen overnight either...

I can only read German text in a very limited fashion, so I bought the OG text version because I desire to learn and admire.... and if/when an English version comes, I will also buy that so I can read with more detail, and so my kids can also read it...

Well done to all of the team in getting the book out so quickly... we admire all the work you did from day one... the daily checking of The Samba is proof of that over the past few years...

For me, I made a trip from one side of the world to the other to see the little car in the early days... when it was just a rusty old shell, just like what many of us have in the garage in some form of restoration.... I was very lucky to be able to see No. 6, as well as other collection pieces and was very grateful of that. I look forward very much to seeing the car in completion one day in the future.

Until then, I have some German words to learn and some amazing pictures to admire.... All for the princely sum of $30 Aussie Dollars...

I don't think anyone is sending their kids to University on that return.... the book is one of the highest quality made books I have ever seen or touched...

Certainly much better quality than my old French textbooks Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Great value and the photo's alone justify the purchase.

I'll second that, absolutely stunning!!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Haven't read this thread in a long time so please forgive me if this has been said.
That looks like a fine old german gentleman with a huge smile.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That looks like a fine old german gentleman with a huge smile.

The fine gentleman has found a friend to talk about 'the good old times':

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could stare at that car all day. Isn't she just beautiful.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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mtb7001 wrote:
That looks like a fine old german gentleman with a huge smile.

The fine gentleman has found a friend to talk about 'the good old times':

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Could you imgine giving someone a tour of your house and saying "This is my garage..And those are my weekend cars... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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belgianboxer wrote:
mtb7001 wrote:
That looks like a fine old german gentleman with a huge smile.

The fine gentleman has found a friend to talk about 'the good old times':

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Could you imagine giving someone a tour of your house and saying "This is my garage..And those are my weekend cars... Very Happy

Yes I can... Unfortunately I was not the one giving the tour, but only the visitor Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

belgianboxer wrote:
PatterBon wrote:
belgianboxer wrote:
mtb7001 wrote:
That looks like a fine old german gentleman with a huge smile.

The fine gentleman has found a friend to talk about 'the good old times':

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Could you imagine giving someone a tour of your house and saying "This is my garage..And those are my weekend cars... Very Happy

Yes I can... Unfortunately I was not the one giving the tour, but only the visitor Wink


Must have been awesome to have seen them in person..I would have to drive it daily..Despite the fact that alot of people may not recognize it as the oldest privately owned VW.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:29 am    Post subject: It´s this special Time of the year.... Reply with quote

....when stars sparkle in Childrens Eyes....
...when you find yourself a nice tree and decorate it for the holidays...
..when even adult guys (& gals) unwrap their model trains and enjoy being a child again..
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So last night we built this little Diorama - we did no find the Train but some other stuff Smile

Merry Pre-Christmas Week ___....----- Smile

SAM & Christian Wink

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Max, Heinz, Fritz, Heinrich will get Boots for X-Mas - so pssst. don´t tell him Smile


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:07 am    Post subject: Re: It´s this special Time of the year.... Reply with quote

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looks very good to me!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am very sorry that we can't see any restoration report in future with the original "Rauchen Verboten" - sign from Rometsch coachworks.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope the dummy is well secured. Would be horrible if he fell against the car Exclamation

Lovely scene. I look forward to next year's one with the W30 Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Björn Schewe wrote:
I am very sorry that we can't see any restoration report in future with the original "Rauchen Verboten" - sign from Rometsch coachworks.

Agreed complete...
Now if some rare beast show up, I have to find another clue to identify the workspace from Matthias. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:27 pm    Post subject: Re: It´s this special Time of the year.... Reply with quote

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looks very good to me!



Did you make some smoker angry???
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:30 pm    Post subject: Re: It´s this special Time of the year.... Reply with quote

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looks very good to me!



Did you make some smoker angry???
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????? i don´t what´s up..? Maybe i didn´t pay to the german VW 38 mafia.. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:32 am    Post subject: Re: VW 38/06 book inside shots Reply with quote

Today I received a very nice birthday present in my mailbox, the VW38 book... Very Happy
It really is a fantastic book, congratulations to everyone involved, great work !!!

Now I will start reading (german language lesson, session one...)

Here's the preview Axel posted a while ago:

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here are some inside shots of the VW 38/06 book.
Enjoy and buy the book... Laughing
you see 28 sites from about 157...

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my copy of "Der erste Brezelkafer" for Christmas today, thanks guys.

The book, this thread, and your hard work saving this wonderful machine has brought me alot of joy.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Winner!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So how often is the old man driven? I'm sure that with it being 1 of 2 prototypes known, no too often. But I mean shoot, rural Germany, there can't be that many people around who would run into it. Also, has anyone been able to identify it out in public that isn't part of this site? Or do they just generalize it as being "another old beetle?"
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:14 pm    Post subject: hi... Reply with quote

i´m all for driving oldtimers on normal open roads.
but imagine an old desorientated grandma in her old ricecooker or a youngster with a tuned pos smashing into that..... Rolling Eyes
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