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borninabus Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:39 pm

Moderator note:
Please see this thread for more pics too:
Signwriting/Logoed Buses


I did a search through the forums--even talked to EB--and couldn't really find a thread that suited my fancy; so i'm going to start one.

the back story is that my sister convinced my dad to get through some of the old photos of her childhood and have them digitized.
being that the bus (or one of the four he's had over the years) was an ever present part of both of our lives it happened to show up in a few photos.

here are a few of the initial offerings and i'm sure there will be more to come, although i can't guarantee in what time-frame as they are mostly slides.


my sister was a real life flower child!



reports are that she would ride up there all day :lol:



he found this one for me. yes, that's me.
now i have some proof for my username.

the ones of my sis were taken in Mexico some time in 1973.
the one of me looks to be about 1981.

i'd like to dedicate this thread to my dad and my sister who shared some incredible times way back when...and also everyone else who "led the life" when that actually meant something special.

contributions welcome 8)

Maxim Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:45 pm

WOW, thats great photos to have ;)

65Busstop Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:40 pm



Standing behind my Dad's laundry truck. I am in my 50s now.

///Mink Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:43 pm

65Busstop wrote:

Standing behind my Dad's laundry truck. I am in my 50s now.

Awesome pic (and Bus!)

zozo Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:26 pm

65Busstop wrote:

Standing behind my Dad's laundry truck. I am in my 50s now.

I was born in Akron. I remember my parents talking of Barberton, and being there when I was a kid. That's been more than 50 years ago.

Gorgeous bus. Great pic.

slayer56 Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:42 am
















Seb67 Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:54 pm

How's this for vintage? Amsterdam 1964. Chock full of Split buses and all kinds of VW's.


dubstar Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:44 pm

check out the roof attachment on the bus at 0:18...

I felt "altered" while watching this LOL 8)

great find

Don66bus Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:02 pm

A vehicle that looks like a bay window is at 49 seconds, even though they were not in production for another 3-4 years.

KombiMarc Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:48 pm

Seb67 wrote: How's this for vintage? Amsterdam 1964. Chock full of Split buses and all kinds of VW's.



Sweet video, thx for sharing

Shaun Murray Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:56 am

Don66bus wrote: A vehicle that looks like a bay window is at 49 seconds, even though they were not in production for another 3-4 years.

It looks like a lowlight bay coming down the street at 30 sec. as well. Then at about 3min 35 sec. it looks like a much earlier time with the streets packed with 20's-30's era cars. I would say the year isn't accurate, but a cool old video none the less. The rest of these pics are neat as well, good idea for a topic.

RHD Notch Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:44 pm

Police & Ambulance Buses...



Sorry if this is in the wrong place...please feel free to move it.

zozo Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:53 pm

At first glance I thought the old guy was a hanging victim.

RHD Notch Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:53 pm

zozo wrote: At first glance I thought the old guy was a hanging victim.

Damn if it doesn't...

"You kids pay attention, we're going to hang grandpa now." :lol:

Malokin Martin Thu Mar 26, 2015 2:47 pm


GTV Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:41 pm

borninabus wrote: i did a search through the forums--even talked to EB--and couldn't really find a thread that suited my fancy; so i'm going to start one.

the back story is that my sister convinced my dad to get through some of the old photos of her childhood and have them digitized.
being that the bus (or one of the four he's had over the years) was an ever present part of both of our lives it happened to show up in a few photos.

here are a few of the initial offerings and i'm sure there will be more to come, although i can't guarantee in what time-frame as they are mostly slides.


my sister was a real life flower child!



reports are that she would ride up there all day :lol:



he found this one for me. yes, that's me.
now i have some proof for my username.

the ones of my sis were taken in Mexico some time in 1973.
the one of me looks to be about 1981.

i'd like to dedicate this thread to my dad and my sister who shared some incredible times way back when...and also everyone else who "led the life" when that actually meant something special.

contributions welcome 8)

Dude!! I didn't know this thread existed. You've got to keep it going!

Malokin Martin Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:58 pm


DadaCheese Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:28 pm

I've posted this before (on my own thread about "The Toaster"), but it is another lost and found photo story...

Taken sometime approximately in 1974, I had this roll of film developed in 2013.
Was very pleasantly surprised to find a picture of not only our family's car, "The Toaster" that I'm there too. That's me at age 4.

It's one of those things; you remember how you, and/or your family, drove the VW near daily, and yet there are so few pictures (from the early days of driving it).


Malokin Martin Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:49 pm


Don66bus Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:29 am

Back in those days I did not have a camera, so I depended upon photos from others. This one comes from the person you can see reflected in the cupboard mirror. My bus was a 1960 subhatch Westfalia and the location is western Ontario at some spontaneous campsite. We picked up these two American hitchhikers and travelled with them for a couple of days.




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