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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw this van a week or so ago and posted a pic of it. Today while driving on a secondary road
I came upon it again. Though it's a crappy BB pic, you can see the front left wheel bent out.
There wasn't anyone with the van as I slowed down to look to see what the problem was.
Skid marks down the road and they look as if they were lucky to get it to the shoulder.
Bummer!!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blueconundrum wrote:
I've seen this one a few times in Bozeman.
I want to start a Bozeman Vanagon club. Just as soon as mine is running. Smile[/url]


Yep, I've seen that one too! Shoot, by my own count over the past couple weeks Bozeman can lay claim to about 20 Vanagons, mostly westies, and at least 6 syncros. A small sampling:

- My friend's silver 2wd westy
- Other friend's orange 2wd westy
- My maroon 2wd westy (finally working again and should be out and about quite a bit this week)
- That blue one in your photo
- A blue syncro westy with tubular bumpers and a ladder on the back (belongs to the neighbor of another friend - who owns a bay window camper)
- A blue syncro tin top with Suby conversion (often seen driving down from Bridger Canyon)
- My old neighbors silver westy
- A white syncro westy with suby conversion (currently over at the vw dealer for repair)
- that one parked across the road from Smith's
- a 1 owner 1990 weekender with 80k original miles that has been garaged for the last 15 years (I just met the owner and he's considering selling it to Go Westy because he's never been able to keep it running)...

I saw a post on here a while ago where some folks had a mini-gathering over at Beartrap Canyon. My wife and I wouldn't mind some sort of club/gathering, so let me know if you hear of anything.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I spotted 2 westys today driving in the philly area. All white westy on cotmann (nice and clean) And a red one in Jenkintown.... soo jelouse I'm still rocking the malibu trying to make time for my vanagon.
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A red Eurovan contractor at my apt bldg today. Didn't even realize it was a VW van until I saw the words Eurovan. Nice dash, its a working van all stripped out in back. More of them I see the more I appreciate the Vanagons. Nothing personal, just tooooo big a nose Laughing Somehow it's just not the classical look.
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All of these were a couple of weeks ago:

Heading to SyncroFest
Burgundy Westy on Highway 58 in the hills section.
Blue Vanagon (darn, don't remember where; but driver gave a wave Very Happy )

In Yosemite
Cream & white Westy; had bikes on the back and an awning (was driving up to a trailhead while we were leaving the campground).

White Westy at Yosemite Falls:
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Walking to the falls, I spied out of the corner of my eye a silver Westy in the employee compound:
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Walked back from the falls to the road to see another silver Westy:
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Took the shuttle to Curry Village, got off the bus and found a burgundy Westy waiting:
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Leaving the park, saw another cream & white Westy; didn't have bikes on the back and couldn't see the passenger side so I don't know if it was the same one we saw earlier.

Passed a silver Westy just off of 395 while headed to Death Valley. Driver gave a big wave back. Very Happy

Parked at the Dunes, a brown Westy from Canada:
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Leaving Death Valley, passed another silver Westy. Driver didn't wave back. Sad
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spotted this beauty last Friday. It was camped next to me (mine is the white one) at the Horsethief Campground near Canyonlands NP. It is a '90 with only 71,000 miles and is owned by a nice couple from Seattle.

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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love My Westy wrote:
Spotted this beauty last Friday.

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Wow-- Looks brand new!!

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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, I did see one today. Laughing I saw Scooby and didn't realize how powder blue it is in color. When I looked at it, it was like I had to pinch myself to remind me that I indeed do have a Vanagon Cool
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are a ton of Vanagons here in town, but I rarely encounter them out on the road while I'm driving mine. Today by happenstance, there were three of us all in a row, randomly forming a line as we drove along 4th Ave. in the same lane for a stretch of about 7 blocks...what are the odds of that?
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On 91 north in Mass just below Greenfield I drove passed a late model with a hightop. I think it said adventurewagen on the back. Honked when I passed it and sped on up to Vermont. Beautiful weather for a vanagon drive!! Cool
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have at least 5 in a 10 block radius around my house here in Calgary. a white one(mine), orange, blue, green and a tan one. on my bicycle commute to work i get to see 3 of them.
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I discovered recently that what I thought was a basic hardtop van on our dog walk loop in the 'hood is actually a sunroof van, making it a whole new deal.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On my morning motorcycle commute I spied a burgundy '91 Westy that had just completed inspection at a station on Patterson Avenue in Richmond VA. It also had the GoWesty wheel/tire package and the receiver hitch.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

campism wrote:
On my morning motorcycle commute I spied a burgundy '91 Westy that had just completed inspection at a station on Patterson Avenue in Richmond VA. It also had the GoWesty wheel/tire package and the receiver hitch.


Sounds nice. I haven't seen that one yet. I'll be on the look out!
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw a white with gray stripe tin top Syncro with roof rack heading West on Ken Caryl towards C470 about 5:00PM tonight.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw one parked behind a nice Jag MkII today... well it was my van Smile
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw a brown hard top today in Gadsden, Al. What are the odds? Thought I was the only one. Had a nice little traffic light chat with the guy.
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anybody lose their vanagon?
There's a mid 80's round headlight vanagon that's tan color on the side of the road. It's around mile marker 13 on I-70 just west of grand junction CO.
There was a cop parked just behind it so I didn't see it till I was right on it.
It appeared abandoned and the luggage rack was missing and the westy top looked askew.
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmm any chance it got moved there by a tornado?
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2011 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DAIZEE wrote:
hmmm any chance it got moved there by a tornado?
I doubt there's many tornados in the rockys
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