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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:11 pm    Post subject: Tom Hanks just bought a Syncro Reply with quote

I am sitting here watching David Letterman and he has Tom Hanks on as a guest. I was half paying attention because I was also browsing The Samba and I hear Tom Hanks telling David Letterman that he just bought a 20 year old car that is a VW Syncro. My respect for Tom Hanks just went up a notch.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Tom Hanks just bought a Syncro Reply with quote

jaredmarcucci wrote:
I am sitting here watching David Letterman and he has Tom Hanks on as a guest. I was half paying attention because I was also browsing The Samba and I hear Tom Hanks telling David Letterman that he just bought a 20 year old car that is a VW Syncro. My respect for Tom Hanks just went up a notch.


Ive herd about that, but I thought he owned one already Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:17 pm    Post subject: All the problems Reply with quote

The whole bit has been about his Syncro adventure driving across the country and having problems with the beloved syncro throughout the whole drive. They are even showing pictures of the Syncro. It is pretty cool. He said he had it tricked out and completely re-done. I wonder who did the work? He also said that the speedometer crapped out 18 miles into the trip. The AC was not working or he did not have AC and the fuel gauge was not working correctly. These are not problems they are standard options on the Syncro Smile in my mind.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm watching it live right now, it's awesome! Hanks owns a Syncro!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's about to show photo #3 and they ran out of gas on the Bonneville Salt Flats!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:24 pm    Post subject: Tom Hanks and his Syncro Westy Reply with quote

OK, we've got to get word to him to find the Samba, the Vanagon mailing list, the Syncro lists, Yahoo Groups on Syncros, and Larry Chase's mechanics lists. No reason he should get ripped off or not be able to find good advice. Maybe he'll even invest in getting some of those NLA parts back into production.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's most likely here already... he's using an alias like all of us.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tristar Eric wrote:
He's most likely here already... he's using an alias like all of us.

"I... made... F-I-R-E!!!"


How do we know your not him... o_O
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish he would have mentioned who (shop) did the total restoration on the Syncro, so they could be avoided. Who would send a star like Tom and his brother out on the road with no air conditioning?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

he was the guy we never saw post again after somebody told him to use the search.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no a/c- OMG Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tristar Eric wrote:
He's most likely here already... he's using an alias like all of us.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems to be a syncro westy Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He claimed that it is from the 70's Shocked
He doesn't even know what decade it was made in Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

syncrodoka wrote:
He claimed that it is from the 70's Shocked
He doesn't even know what decade it was made in Laughing


AHAHAHA I wonder if more people will want one or if they will stay clear of them cause of all the negatives hank mentioned Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe it was from Gowesty with there 2.5 if I remember he made it to Arizona when he started complaining it did not have enough power.
This was a month ago are so.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it's caused enough of a blip for VW Syncro to be pulled up in Google Trends this morning here

Volkswagen Syncro was 'spicy' this morning, but has now slipped to 'Medium'.

I suspect it'll be cool by this evening, unless Letterman gets repeated (I'm UK based, so have no idea on that score).
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

240Gordy wrote:
he was the guy we never saw post again after somebody told him to use the search.


Either that or "get a Bentley"
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