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1965 Karmann Ghia Cabriolet without headliner
Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:23 pm
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1965 Karmann Ghia Cabriolet without headliner
Rome
Nicely done Ghia at the Aircooled Gathering VW meet in Flanders, NJ 9/2014. The headliner and padding was omitted, but the exposed top frame and wood bows were nicely painted. By definition, the lack of such interior parts would make the car a convertible, not a cabriolet.


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Karmann Ghias at Aircooled Gathering, Flanders NJ 9/2014
Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:19 pm
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Karmann Ghias at Aircooled Gathering, Flanders NJ 9/2014
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Wide shot of most of the Ghias at the show. When the row to the right was full, additional cars were parked on the left adjacent to the Type 2s. The pink '65 at left had no headliner nor roof padding installed.


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Karmann Ghias at Aircooled Gathering, Flanders NJ 9/2014
Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:19 pm
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Karmann Ghias at Aircooled Gathering, Flanders NJ 9/2014
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Wide shot of most of the Ghias at the show. When the row to the right was full, additional cars were parked on the left adjacent to the Type 2s.


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VWs at Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, NJ 10/2019
Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:32 pm
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VWs at Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, NJ 10/2019
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The Central NJ VW Society was able to have space reserved for VWs among nearly 1000 classic cars organized by the Flemington Speedway Historical Society. The large field was located in central western NJ near the town of Lambertville. This was the VW's 3rd time at the event. Fine, sunny day that started in the low 40's.


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VWs at Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, NJ 10/2019
Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:32 pm
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VWs at Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, NJ 10/2019
Rome
The Central NJ VW Society was able to have space reserved for VWs among nearly 1000 classic cars organized by the Flemington Speedway Historical Society. The large field was located in central western NJ near the town of Lambertville. This was the VW's 3rd time at the event. Fine, sunny day that started in the low 40's.


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VWs at Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, NJ 10/2019
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VWs at Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, NJ 10/2019
Rome
The Central NJ VW Society was able to have space reserved for VWs among nearly 1000 classic cars organized by the Flemington Speedway Historical Society. The large field was located in central western NJ near the town of Lambertville. This was the VW's 3rd time at the event. Fine, sunny day that started in the low 40's.


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VWs at Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, NJ 10/2019
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VWs at Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, NJ 10/2019
Rome
The Central NJ VW Society was able to have space reserved for VWs among nearly 1000 classic cars organized by the Flemington Speedway Historical Society. The large field was located in central western NJ near the town of Lambertville. This was the VW's 3rd time at the event. Fine, sunny day that started in the low 40's.


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VWs at Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, NJ 10/2019
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VWs at Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, NJ 10/2019
Rome
The Central NJ VW Society was able to have space reserved for VWs among nearly 1000 classic cars organized by the Flemington Speedway Historical Society. The large field was located in central western NJ near the town of Lambertville. This was the VW's 3rd time at the event. Fine, sunny day that started in the low 40's.


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VWs at Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, NJ 10/2019
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VWs at Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, NJ 10/2019
Rome
The Central NJ VW Society was able to have space reserved for VWs among nearly 1000 classic cars organized by the Flemington Speedway Historical Society. The large field was located in central western NJ near the town of Lambertville. This was the VW's 3rd time at the event. Fine, sunny day that started in the low 40's. 1964 Ghia Cabriolet.


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VWs at Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, NJ 10/2019
Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:30 pm
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VWs at Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, NJ 10/2019
Rome
The Central NJ VW Society was able to have space reserved for VWs among nearly 1000 classic cars organized by the Flemington Speedway Historical Society. The large field was located in central western NJ near the town of Lambertville. This was the VW's 3rd time at the event. Fine, sunny day that started in the low 40's.


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VWs at Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, NJ 10/2019
Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:29 pm
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VWs at Hunterdon County Fairgrounds, NJ 10/2019
Rome
The Central NJ VW Society was able to have space reserved for VWs among nearly 1000 classic cars organized by the Flemington Speedway Historical Society. The large field was located in central western NJ near the town of Lambertville. This was the VW's 3rd time at the event. Fine, sunny day that started in the low 40's.


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Early T3 Notchback in BMW Isetta video
Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:19 pm
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Early T3 Notchback in BMW Isetta video
Rome
BMW made a tribute video of the Isetta microcar which was used to smuggle a person across the iron curtain in West Berlin. This anthracite (?) Notchback 1500 Sedan is seen in the distance, parked along the curb in the city. Then most likely the same car was used on the curb at the border, as seen from the Isetta. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkho0RB0zz0


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Early T3 Notchback in BMW Isetta video
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Early T3 Notchback in BMW Isetta video
Rome
BMW made a tribute video of the Isetta microcar which was used to smuggle a person across the iron curtain in West Berlin. This anthracite (?) Notchback 1500 Sedan is seen in the distance, parked along the curb in the city. Then most likely the same car was used on the curb at the border, as seen from the Isetta. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkho0RB0zz0


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15th Aircooled Gathering, Flanders NJ
Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:59 pm
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15th Aircooled Gathering, Flanders NJ
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Patina'd, solid oval window with a Porsche 356 (possibly 912?) engine.


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15th Aircooled Gathering, Flanders NJ
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15th Aircooled Gathering, Flanders NJ
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Patina'd, solid oval window with a Porsche 356 (possibly 912?) engine.


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15th Aircooled Gathering, Flanders NJ
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15th Aircooled Gathering, Flanders NJ
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crocteau's '71 Ghia Cabrio with Type 4 upright conversion engine.


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15th Aircooled Gathering, Flanders NJ
Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:42 pm
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15th Aircooled Gathering, Flanders NJ
Rome
The Central Jersey VW Society team put on a wonderful meet again. Weather was optimal. Some overall shots.


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15th Aircooled Gathering, Flanders NJ
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15th Aircooled Gathering, Flanders NJ
Rome
The Central Jersey VW Society team put on a wonderful meet again. Weather was optimal. Some overall shots.


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15th Aircooled Gathering, Flanders NJ
Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:42 pm
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15th Aircooled Gathering, Flanders NJ
Rome
The Central Jersey VW Society team put on a wonderful meet again. Weather was optimal. Some overall shots.


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15th Aircooled Gathering, Flanders NJ
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15th Aircooled Gathering, Flanders NJ
Rome
The Central Jersey VW Society team put on a wonderful meet again. Weather was optimal. Some overall shots.


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15th Aircooled Gathering, Flanders NJ
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15th Aircooled Gathering, Flanders NJ
Rome
The Central Jersey VW Society team put on a wonderful meet again. Weather was optimal. Some overall shots.


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15th Aircooled Gathering, Flanders NJ
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15th Aircooled Gathering, Flanders NJ
Rome
The Central Jersey VW Society team put on a wonderful meet again. Weather was optimal. Some overall shots.


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Amazing 1956 Beetle at Lime Rock Vintage Festival, CT 9-1-19
Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:42 pm
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Amazing 1956 Beetle at Lime Rock Vintage Festival, CT 9-1-19
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Understated, hot rod Beetle built in the mid 1980's by Miles Collier, Jr. of Naples, FL. Aluminum fenders, engine lid, hood, door skins, running boards fabricated by Troutman & Barnes of Culver City, CA. Porsche 356A Carrera "stacked dish" drum brakes, Porsche 901 5-speed transmission (dogleg 1st gear), 911 semi-trailing arm rear suspension, Speedster seats.

Engine originally was a 180hp 2.0 liter flat-fan Carrera 4-cam engine from a Porsche Elva racer. Now it's a flat-fan conversion Porsche 914 2.6 liter built by Jake Raby (RAT). Floorpan perimeter metal stiffeners. Small access panel behind LR window was for a dry sump oil reservoir fill.

I saw this very car in 1988 on display at the Miles Collier Museum in Naples. Now the museum is called the Revs Institute.


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Amazing 1956 Beetle at Lime Rock Vintage Festival, CT 9-1-19
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Amazing 1956 Beetle at Lime Rock Vintage Festival, CT 9-1-19
Rome
Understated, hot rod Beetle built in the mid 1980's by Miles Collier, Jr. of Naples, FL. Aluminum fenders, engine lid, hood, door skins, running boards fabricated by Troutman & Barnes of Culver City, CA. Porsche 356A Carrera "stacked dish" drum brakes, Porsche 901 5-speed transmission (dogleg 1st gear), 911 semi-trailing arm rear suspension, Speedster seats.

Engine originally was a 180hp 2.0 liter flat-fan Carrera 4-cam engine from a Porsche Elva racer. Now it's a flat-fan conversion Porsche 914 2.6 liter built by Jake Raby (RAT). Floorpan perimeter metal stiffeners. Small access panel behind LR window was for a dry sump oil reservoir fill.

I saw this very car in 1988 on display at the Miles Collier Museum in Naples. Now the museum is called the Revs Institute.


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Amazing 1956 Beetle at Lime Rock Vintage Festival, CT 9-1-19
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Amazing 1956 Beetle at Lime Rock Vintage Festival, CT 9-1-19
Rome
Understated, hot rod Beetle built in the mid 1980's by Miles Collier, Jr. of Naples, FL. Aluminum fenders, engine lid, hood, door skins, running boards fabricated by Troutman & Barnes of Culver City, CA. Porsche 356A Carrera "stacked dish" drum brakes, Porsche 901 5-speed transmission (dogleg 1st gear), 911 semi-trailing arm rear suspension, Speedster seats.

Engine originally was a 180hp 2.0 liter flat-fan Carrera 4-cam engine from a Porsche Elva racer. Now it's a flat-fan conversion Porsche 914 2.6 liter built by Jake Raby (RAT). Floorpan perimeter metal stiffeners. Small access panel behind LR window was for a dry sump oil reservoir fill.

I saw this very car in 1988 on display at the Miles Collier Museum in Naples. Now the museum is called the Revs Institute.


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Amazing 1956 Beetle at Lime Rock Vintage Festival, CT 9-1-19
Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:42 pm
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Amazing 1956 Beetle at Lime Rock Vintage Festival, CT 9-1-19
Rome
Understated, hot rod Beetle built in the mid 1980's by Miles Collier, Jr. of Naples, FL. Aluminum fenders, engine lid, hood, door skins, running boards fabricated by Troutman & Barnes of Culver City, CA. Porsche 356A Carrera "stacked dish" drum brakes, Porsche 901 5-speed transmission (dogleg 1st gear), 911 semi-trailing arm rear suspension, Speedster seats.

Engine originally was a 180hp 2.0 liter flat-fan Carrera 4-cam engine from a Porsche Elva racer. Now it's a flat-fan conversion Porsche 914 2.6 liter built by Jake Raby (RAT). Floorpan perimeter metal stiffeners. Small access panel behind LR window was for a dry sump oil reservoir fill.

I saw this very car in 1988 on display at the Miles Collier Museum in Naples. Now the museum is called the Revs Institute.


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Amazing 1956 Beetle at Lime Rock Vintage Festival, CT 9-1-19
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Amazing 1956 Beetle at Lime Rock Vintage Festival, CT 9-1-19
Rome
Understated, hot rod Beetle built in the mid 1980's by Miles Collier, Jr. of Naples, FL. Aluminum fenders, engine lid, hood, door skins, running boards fabricated by Troutman & Barnes of Culver City, CA. Porsche 356A Carrera "stacked dish" drum brakes, Porsche 901 5-speed transmission (dogleg 1st gear), 911 semi-trailing arm rear suspension, Speedster seats.

Engine originally was a 180hp 2.0 liter flat-fan Carrera 4-cam engine from a Porsche Elva racer. Now it's a flat-fan conversion Porsche 914 2.6 liter built by Jake Raby (RAT). Floorpan perimeter metal stiffeners. Small access panel behind LR window was for a dry sump oil reservoir fill.

I saw this very car in 1988 on display at the Miles Collier Museum in Naples. Now the museum is called the Revs Institute.


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Amazing 1956 Beetle at Lime Rock Vintage Festival, CT 9-1-19
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Amazing 1956 Beetle at Lime Rock Vintage Festival, CT 9-1-19
Rome
Understated, hot rod Beetle built in the mid 1980's by Miles Collier, Jr. of Naples, FL. Aluminum fenders, engine lid, hood, door skins, running boards fabricated by Troutman & Barnes of Culver City, CA. Porsche 356A Carrera "stacked dish" drum brakes, Porsche 901 5-speed transmission (dogleg 1st gear), 911 semi-trailing arm rear suspension, Speedster seats.

Engine originally was a 180hp 2.0 liter flat-fan Carrera 4-cam engine from a Porsche Elva racer. Now it's a flat-fan conversion Porsche 914 2.6 liter built by Jake Raby (RAT). Floorpan perimeter metal stiffeners. Small access panel behind LR window was for a dry sump oil reservoir fill.

I saw this very car in 1988 on display at the Miles Collier Museum in Naples. Now the museum is called the Revs Institute.


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Amazing 1956 Beetle at Lime Rock Vintage Festival, CT 9-1-19
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Amazing 1956 Beetle at Lime Rock Vintage Festival, CT 9-1-19
Rome
Understated, hot rod Beetle built in the mid 1980's by Miles Collier, Jr. of Naples, FL. Aluminum fenders, engine lid, hood, door skins, running boards fabricated by Troutman & Barnes of Culver City, CA. Porsche 356A Carrera "stacked dish" drum brakes, Porsche 901 5-speed transmission (dogleg 1st gear), 911 semi-trailing arm rear suspension, Speedster seats.

Engine originally was a 180hp 2.0 liter flat-fan Carrera 4-cam engine from a Porsche Elva racer. Now it's a flat-fan conversion Porsche 914 2.6 liter built by Jake Raby (RAT). Floorpan perimeter metal stiffeners. Small access panel behind LR window was for a dry sump oil reservoir fill.

I saw this very car in 1988 on display at the Miles Collier Museum in Naples. Now the museum is called the Revs Institute.


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Amazing 1956 Beetle at Lime Rock Vintage Festival, CT 9-1-19
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Amazing 1956 Beetle at Lime Rock Vintage Festival, CT 9-1-19
Rome
Understated, hot rod Beetle built in the mid 1980's by Miles Collier, Jr. of Naples, FL. Aluminum fenders, engine lid, hood, door skins, running boards fabricated by Troutman & Barnes of Culver City, CA. Porsche 356A Carrera "stacked dish" drum brakes, Porsche 901 5-speed transmission (dogleg 1st gear), 911 semi-trailing arm rear suspension, Speedster seats.

Engine originally was a 180hp 2.0 liter flat-fan Carrera 4-cam engine from a Porsche Elva racer. Now it's a flat-fan conversion Porsche 914 2.6 liter built by Jake Raby (RAT). Floorpan perimeter metal stiffeners. Small access panel behind LR window was for a dry sump oil reservoir fill.

I saw this very car in 1988 on display at the Miles Collier Museum in Naples. Now the museum is called the Revs Institute.


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Amazing 1956 Beetle at Lime Rock Vintage Festival, CT 9-1-19
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Amazing 1956 Beetle at Lime Rock Vintage Festival, CT 9-1-19
Rome
Understated, hot rod Beetle built in the mid 1980's by Miles Collier, Jr. of Naples, FL. Aluminum fenders, engine lid, hood, door skins, running boards fabricated by Troutman & Barnes of Culver City, CA. Porsche 356A Carrera "stacked dish" drum brakes, Porsche 901 5-speed transmission (dogleg 1st gear), 911 semi-trailing arm rear suspension, Speedster seats.

Engine originally was a 180hp 2.0 liter flat-fan Carrera 4-cam engine from a Porsche Elva racer. Now it's a flat-fan conversion Porsche 914 2.6 liter built by Jake Raby (RAT). Floorpan perimeter metal stiffeners. Small access panel behind LR window was for a dry sump oil reservoir fill.

I saw this very car in 1988 on display at the Miles Collier Museum in Naples. Now the museum is called the Revs Institute.


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Amazing 1956 Beetle at Lime Rock Vintage Festival, CT 9-1-19
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Amazing 1956 Beetle at Lime Rock Vintage Festival, CT 9-1-19
Rome
Understated, hot rod Beetle built in the mid 1980's by Miles Collier, Jr. of Naples, FL. Aluminum fenders, engine lid, hood, door skins, running boards fabricated by Troutman & Barnes of Culver City, CA. Porsche 356A Carrera "stacked dish" drum brakes, Porsche 901 5-speed transmission (dogleg 1st gear), 911 semi-trailing arm rear suspension, Speedster seats.

Engine originally was a 180hp 2.0 liter flat-fan Carrera 4-cam engine from a Porsche Elva racer. Now it's a flat-fan conversion Porsche 914 2.6 liter built by Jake Raby (RAT). Floorpan perimeter metal stiffeners. Small access panel behind LR window was for a dry sump oil reservoir fill.

I saw this very car in 1988 on display at the Miles Collier Museum in Naples. Now the museum is called the Revs Institute.


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1960's TV show "I Dream of Jeannie" Ghia in NASA parking lot
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1960's TV show "I Dream of Jeannie" Ghia in NASA parking lot
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This scene is often shown to set the location. Tony Nelson's (actor Larry Hagman) blue GTO convertible is driving in from the left.


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More Type 3 in Pearson's Auto Wrecking, Mariposa CA 1995
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More Type 3 in Pearson's Auto Wrecking, Mariposa CA 1995
Rome
Driving on CA highway 49 between Oakhurst and Mariposa (west of Yosemite) in the spring of 1995 I caught glimpses of old VWs through the trees to the west of the highway. Then lots of American old cars from the 50's and '60's. I turned into Pearson's main entrance and asked if I could take some photos of their classics, being from NY and usually only seeing much newer cars in our local yards which were much more severely rusted. Pearson's had 2 large groves of ACVW including Type 3s, numerous Beetles, even a Type 4. Other unusual cars were Renault Dauphine, 1950's Rover sedan, a few Borgward sedans and wagons, even a Crosley. Wonderful experience.


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More Type 3 in Pearson's Auto Wrecking, Mariposa CA 1995
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More Type 3 in Pearson's Auto Wrecking, Mariposa CA 1995
Rome
Driving on CA highway 49 between Oakhurst and Mariposa (west of Yosemite) in the spring of 1995 I caught glimpses of old VWs through the trees to the west of the highway. Then lots of American old cars from the 50's and '60's. I turned into Pearson's main entrance and asked if I could take some photos of their classics, being from NY and usually only seeing much newer cars in our local yards which were much more severely rusted. Pearson's had 2 large groves of ACVW including Type 3s, numerous Beetles, even a Type 4. Other unusual cars were Renault Dauphine, 1950's Rover sedan, a few Borgward sedans and wagons, even a Crosley. Wonderful experience.


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More Type 3 in Pearson's Auto Wrecking, Mariposa CA 1995
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More Type 3 in Pearson's Auto Wrecking, Mariposa CA 1995
Rome
Driving on CA highway 49 between Oakhurst and Mariposa (west of Yosemite) in the spring of 1995 I caught glimpses of old VWs through the trees to the west of the highway. Then lots of American old cars from the 50's and '60's. I turned into Pearson's main entrance and asked if I could take some photos of their classics, being from NY and usually only seeing much newer cars in our local yards which were much more severely rusted. Pearson's had 2 large groves of ACVW including Type 3s, numerous Beetles, even a Type 4. Other unusual cars were Renault Dauphine, 1950's Rover sedan, a few Borgward sedans and wagons, even a Crosley. Wonderful experience.


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More Type 3 in Pearson's Auto Wrecking, Mariposa CA 1995
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Driving on CA highway 49 between Oakhurst and Mariposa (west of Yosemite) in the spring of 1995 I caught glimpses of old VWs through the trees to the west of the highway. Then lots of American old cars from the 50's and '60's. I turned into Pearson's main entrance and asked if I could take some photos of their classics, being from NY and usually only seeing much newer cars in our local yards which were much more severely rusted. Pearson's had 2 large groves of ACVW including Type 3s, numerous Beetles, even a Type 4. Other unusual cars were Renault Dauphine, 1950's Rover sedan, a few Borgward sedans and wagons, even a Crosley. Wonderful experience.


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Return to a stock single carb & air cleaner
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Return to a stock single carb & air cleaner
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For a brief experiment, I removed the Kadrons from my '77 Std Beetle's 1600 dual-port. I had redone the intake manifold this spring, as well as an air cleaner I had since '92 that was from a '71. Carb is a German Solex 34-PICT 3. Distributor is DVDA with the retard circuit blocked, and paint detailed. Engine perimeter seal is the foam H profile from 70's Type 2 that is pressed into the gap. Exhaust is a single-tip EMPI painted with cast iron grey VHT high-temp spray paint. I needed a system other than a 1 3/8" header with a pipe that went under the stock apron, because the PO had filled in the dual outlets in the apron.


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Beetle in "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" (1963)
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Beetle in "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" (1963)
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In the big multi-car chase scene near the end of the movie, this Capri or Fjord Blue Beetle is parked in the background.


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Beetle in "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" (1963)
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In the big multi-car chase scene near the end of the movie, this Capri or Fjord Blue Beetle is parked in the background.


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Touring in central Connecticut Oct. 2011
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Bill Silvestri and I switched our cars for a short segment of our Foliage tour. I'm driving his wonderful, all-original low mileage black '63 sunroof Sedan (lic. plate "Lemon"); he's in my '64 Ghia cabrio just ahead of me.


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Touring in central Connecticut Oct. 2011
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Bill Silvestri and I switched our cars for a short segment of our Foliage tour. I'm driving his wonderful, all-original low mileage black '63 sunroof Sedan (lic. plate "Lemon"); he's in my '64 Ghia cabrio just ahead of me.


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Touring in western central CT, Oct. 2011
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On Rt 317 between Roxbury and Woodbury, CT. Bill Silvestri in his all original, low mileage '63 sunroof sedan, and Greg (63vwdriver) in his Yukon Yellow '69 Cabrio. Tour organizer Greg had his DSLR camera set up on a tripod aimed rearward so he could reach up and take shots of the small 4-car group.


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VW friends going on a fall cruise in CT
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Met up with several friends at a diner in Bridgeport CT Oct. 2011 to set out on a scenic drive in central CT in our ACVWs. Photo'd against Bill Silvestri's pristine original '63 Beetle engine lid. L to R:
Me
Steve (Stock Steve)
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Diane (moogie32)
Greg (63vwdriver)


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My father with late oval company vehicle
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My father with late oval company vehicle
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My father joined Volkswagenwerk AG in 1955 as a Service Department field engineer. Here he is with his '56 or '57 Beetle company vehicle somewhere in the mountains. Appears to be a Standard Beetle, which would've been grey per my mom's memory of their early courtship. WOB license plate (Wolfsburg) visible.


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Intake manifold makeover
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To smooth the grinding marks off I used the metal file. Worked it along the direction of the pipe to make the most use of the length of the file blade to achieve the best levelness. Used the half-round file surface on the underside tight curve of the pipes. Then used the 80 grit emery cloth strips to give final smoothing. Ran the cloth side to side over the pipe surface like shining shoes with a polishing cloth. Spent about 1/2 hour on each preheat pipe with this filing and sanding.

When I was satisfied with the evenness of the preheat pipe surfaces, I wiped the entire manifold with Prep-Sol cleaner, and applied 2 coats of POR-15 intake manifold high-heat grey paint using the dense foam roller. Waited until the first coat was dry overnight before applying the 2nd coat. The paint left a nice uniform surface finish.

The one shot of the back side of the left preheat pipe shows the light pitting usually seen when other manifolds are sandblasted and ceramic coated. I did file the rust pits down somewhat, but did not bother to fully smooth the surface because it's out of sight when the manifold is in place.


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Intake manifold makeover
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To smooth the grinding marks off I used the metal file. Worked it along the direction of the pipe to make the most use of the length of the file blade to achieve the best levelness. Used the half-round file surface on the underside tight curve of the pipes. Then used the 80 grit emery cloth strips to give final smoothing. Ran the cloth side to side over the pipe surface like shining shoes with a polishing cloth. Spent about 1/2 hour on each preheat pipe with this filing and sanding.

When I was satisfied with the evenness of the preheat pipe surfaces, I wiped the entire manifold with Prep-Sol cleaner, and applied 2 coats of POR-15 intake manifold high-heat grey paint using the dense foam roller. Waited until the first coat was dry overnight before applying the 2nd coat. The paint left a nice uniform surface finish.

The one shot of the back side of the left preheat pipe shows the light pitting usually seen when other manifolds are sandblasted and ceramic coated. I did file the rust pits down somewhat, but did not bother to fully smooth the surface because it's out of sight when the manifold is in place.


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Intake manifold makeover
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To smooth the grinding marks off I used the metal file. Worked it along the direction of the pipe to make the most use of the length of the file blade to achieve the best levelness. Used the half-round file surface on the underside tight curve of the pipes. Then used the 80 grit emery cloth strips to give final smoothing. Ran the cloth side to side over the pipe surface like shining shoes with a polishing cloth. Spent about 1/2 hour on each preheat pipe with this filing and sanding.

When I was satisfied with the evenness of the preheat pipe surfaces, I wiped the entire manifold with Prep-Sol cleaner, and applied 2 coats of POR-15 intake manifold high-heat grey paint using the dense foam roller. Waited until the first coat was dry overnight before applying the 2nd coat. The paint left a nice uniform surface finish.

The one shot of the back side of the left preheat pipe shows the light pitting usually seen when other manifolds are sandblasted and ceramic coated. I did file the rust pits down somewhat, but did not bother to fully smooth the surface because it's out of sight when the manifold is in place.


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Intake manifold makeover
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Intake manifold makeover
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To smooth the grinding marks off I used the metal file. Worked it along the direction of the pipe to make the most use of the length of the file blade to achieve the best levelness. Used the half-round file surface on the underside tight curve of the pipes. Then used the 80 grit emery cloth strips to give final smoothing. Ran the cloth side to side over the pipe surface like shining shoes with a polishing cloth. Spent about 1/2 hour on each preheat pipe with this filing and sanding.

When I was satisfied with the evenness of the preheat pipe surfaces, I wiped the entire manifold with Prep-Sol cleaner, and applied 2 coats of POR-15 intake manifold high-heat grey paint using the dense foam roller. Waited until the first coat was dry overnight before applying the 2nd coat. The paint left a nice uniform surface finish.

The one shot of the back side of the left preheat pipe shows the light pitting usually seen when other manifolds are sandblasted and ceramic coated. I did file the rust pits down somewhat, but did not bother to fully smooth the surface because it's out of sight when the manifold is in place.


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Intake manifold makeover
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Intake manifold makeover
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To smooth the grinding marks off I used the metal file. Worked it along the direction of the pipe to make the most use of the length of the file blade to achieve the best levelness. Used the half-round file surface on the underside tight curve of the pipes. Then used the 80 grit emery cloth strips to give final smoothing. Ran the cloth side to side over the pipe surface like shining shoes with a polishing cloth. Spent about 1/2 hour on each preheat pipe with this filing and sanding.

When I was satisfied with the evenness of the preheat pipe surfaces, I wiped the entire manifold with Prep-Sol cleaner, and applied 2 coats of POR-15 intake manifold high-heat grey paint using the dense foam roller. Waited until the first coat was dry overnight before applying the 2nd coat. The paint left a nice uniform surface finish.

The one shot of the back side of the left preheat pipe shows the light pitting usually seen when other manifolds are sandblasted and ceramic coated. I did file the rust pits down somewhat, but did not bother to fully smooth the surface because it's out of sight when the manifold is in place.


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