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oldeskuel Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:32 pm

Is there going to be any sort of 20 year anniversary celebration when the samba turns 20 next year? (At least, it appears to me that's when it will be 20 years.)

The site has always been there as a reminder of my first car, a 1968 squareback, which I am pretty sure I found via the site when I was only 15 and 1/2.

APPLEGREENVW Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:09 pm

Maybe Everett, will have 20 year anniversary T-shirts & stickers to sell. 8)

Glenn Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:36 pm

I say to celebrate, everyone should send $20.

hopkin Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:04 pm

I'll send $20, I don't think it would be the first time.

Thank you for the site!

AlmostHeavenWV_VW Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:58 am

Glenn wrote: I say to celebrate, everyone should send $20.


Now that's a fundraiser drive that I'll support.

whobba Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:47 am

TS has been here for us VW nuts for 20 years! Hard to believe.

APPLEGREENVW Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:24 am

Glenn wrote: I say to celebrate, everyone should send $20.

Okay,I just did. It's your turn. :)

John Moxon Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:14 am

Yes if you use The Samba on a regular basis or even just casually and you want to see the site here in another 20 years then DONATE. :)

The easiest way to do that and get a few site privileges in return is to become a PREMIUM MEMBER: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/premium_membership.php

Not only do you get site extras on Classifieds, Mail Box etc you also get a big gold star next to your username, that tells everyone else, YOU'RE SOMEONE SPECIAL for less than $1 a week. Where else could you get that. :wink:

Glenn Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:37 am

APPLEGREENVW wrote: Glenn wrote: I say to celebrate, everyone should send $20.

Okay,I just did. It's your turn. :)
Way ahead of you...


KTPhil Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:26 am

Do we have an official date to call its birthday?

Glenn Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:34 am

KTPhil wrote: Do we have an official date to call its birthday?
Everett joined April 11, 2000.

Domain registered: Created: 1998-08-27 04:00:00 UTC

KTPhil Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:01 am

Oh, so we are a year late on this...
;-)

Looks like the Forums started 3/30/2000, and for many the Forums ARE the Samba (a gross disservice, but common). So maybe that's a date when the community got an instant voice?

I'm also on board with Everett being the personification of Genesis.

And then there is this, of course!:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/sitehistory.php
"The first incarnation of TheSamba.com, called "The Type II and Type III Experience", was born on April 7th, 1997..."
"With a new name, a tribute to his beloved dog, TheSamba.com came into its own on September 23, 1998."

EverettB Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:31 pm

I did some clean up, things were getting off the subject and into arguing back and forth.

AlmostHeavenWV_VW Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:25 am

AlmostHeavenWV_VW wrote: Glenn wrote: I say to celebrate, everyone should send $20.


Now that's a fundraiser drive that I'll support.


Sent my $20 two days ago.

SamboSamba22 Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:00 pm

Can we negate that we are a year behind and plan our celebration on April 11th, 2020?
2000 to 2020, nice clean numbers... :lol:

oldeskuel Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:32 pm

Has there been any consensus about the genesis date of the samba?

EverettB Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:06 am

You can see the History on the "What's New" page here
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/updates/whatsnew.php

Spoiler: April 7, 1997

It wasn't called TheSamba at that point so I don't know if you are trying to mark that date?

SamboSamba22 Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:27 am

EverettB wrote: You can see the History on the "What's New" page here
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/updates/whatsnew.php

Spoiler: April 7, 1997

It wasn't called TheSamba at that point so I don't know if you are trying to mark that date?
No one on this “planet” had a VW website in ‘97... :lol:
I do genuinely like the idea of having a celebratory date for The Samba.



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