Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
Wild Westerner Club
Page: Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 25, 26, 27 ... 144, 145, 146  Next
Jump to:
Forum Index -> Bay Window Bus Share: Facebook Twitter
Reply to topic
Print View
Quick sort: Show newest posts on top | Show oldest posts on top View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
sunnydog
Samba Member


Joined: September 17, 2012
Posts: 570
Location: SW WA
sunnydog is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CoastalAirCooledVW wrote:
Does anyone know what happened to this WW?http://www.sunsetclassics.com/1973-vw-camper-bus/
No stripe also...


Sullivan callled or contacted Sunset and was able to get the VIN, and production date out of their sales records, but not the full M-plate. Don't know who bought it. it actually has the earliest serial # known of all the WW. The info has been updated back on page 13. What state is it in? Minnesota?
_________________
'71 Westy w/ a 1776 singleport, 34P3 & 205Q. Points.
EZ Gruv wrote:
I appreciate the effort, but this could be the worst video in the history of videos.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Bill Sullivan
Samba Member


Joined: January 18, 2012
Posts: 731
Location: Georgetown, SC
Bill Sullivan is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:21 am    Post subject: Wild Westerner Reply with quote

It sounds like we need to try and locate/find the importers and or their heirs from 1973 to see if any knowledge of or brochures that maybe in someones attic.
_________________
VW Its a family thing !!!

2002 Snap Orange Turbo Beetle (Daughter)
1973 Wild Westerner (Son) Vin #2232203230... Production Date Monday May 14, 1973 *** Destination Portland, Or.

Card Carrying Member of the International Wild Westerner Club
America (60) - Canada (1)- Denmark (1) - France (1)- Germany (5) - Mexico (4) - The Netherlands (2) Portugal (1) - United Kingdom (2)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Bradgt74
Samba Member


Joined: May 04, 2009
Posts: 208
Location: Minneapolis
Bradgt74 is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sunnydog wrote:
CoastalAirCooledVW wrote:
Does anyone know what happened to this WW?http://www.sunsetclassics.com/1973-vw-camper-bus/
No stripe also...


Sullivan callled or contacted Sunset and was able to get the VIN, and production date out of their sales records, but not the full M-plate. Don't know who bought it. it actually has the earliest serial # known of all the WW. The info has been updated back on page 13. What state is it in? Minnesota?


That's right, it sold in Minnesota. I haven't seen it anywhere, but I'm on the lookout for any WW in my area.
_________________
1970 Westfalia http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=379526&highlight=1970+westy
1968 Beetle http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=579992&highlight=
notchboy wrote:

You were drinking last night, weren't you Shame on you
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Bill Sullivan
Samba Member


Joined: January 18, 2012
Posts: 731
Location: Georgetown, SC
Bill Sullivan is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:38 am    Post subject: Wild Westerner Reply with quote

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Sullivan's M code

Also i received a response from Evam Classics abt the WW in the Netherlands. I was forwarded a link to the new owner. Due to the fact that I'm a Southern Redneck I cannot get this Damn computer to trans u late, de wordin fo me so de commune e katin ain't gonna wrk. So if molenari would send me an email i will forward the link so possible he can track down this bus and get the info we need for the registry. [email protected]

Tks
Bill
_________________
VW Its a family thing !!!

2002 Snap Orange Turbo Beetle (Daughter)
1973 Wild Westerner (Son) Vin #2232203230... Production Date Monday May 14, 1973 *** Destination Portland, Or.

Card Carrying Member of the International Wild Westerner Club
America (60) - Canada (1)- Denmark (1) - France (1)- Germany (5) - Mexico (4) - The Netherlands (2) Portugal (1) - United Kingdom (2)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
sunnydog
Samba Member


Joined: September 17, 2012
Posts: 570
Location: SW WA
sunnydog is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wild Bill Sullivan has a destination code of UK. What city is that?
Type 2 page says Pennsylvania, city unknown.
_________________
'71 Westy w/ a 1776 singleport, 34P3 & 205Q. Points.
EZ Gruv wrote:
I appreciate the effort, but this could be the worst video in the history of videos.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
molenari
Samba Member


Joined: March 28, 2004
Posts: 111
Location: Groningen, The Netherlands
molenari is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:34 am    Post subject: Re: Wild Westerner Reply with quote

Bill Sullivan wrote:
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Sullivan's M code


Destination code UK, thats USA, Reserve East Coast.

Bill Sullivan wrote:
Also i received a response from Evam Classics abt the WW in the Netherlands. I was forwarded a link to the new owner. Due to the fact that I'm a Southern Redneck I cannot get this Damn computer to trans u late, de wordin fo me so de commune e katin ain't gonna wrk. So if molenari would send me an email i will forward the link so possible he can track down this bus and get the info we need for the registry. [email protected]


OK, I'll send you a message!
_________________
currently starring in my fleet:
'68 panelvan, '70 kombi, '71 panelvan, '76 crew cab (German army), '77 panelvan, '78 kombi, '78 microbus (Champagne Edition II), '78 highroof panelvan (German mail, parting out), '79 panelvan automatic, '79 panelvan (armoured money transporter), '68 Karmann Ghia type 34.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger Gallery Classifieds Feedback
notchboy
Samba Member


Joined: April 27, 2002
Posts: 19888
Location: Escondido CA
notchboy is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok this will be my last jab at the 1974 Worlds fair Expo in Spokane. A little back ground on me and Worlds Fairs. When I was 11 my mom took me to the 82 Expo in Tennesse. It had a huge impact with sights and sounds that I carry with me today. Ill never forget the ginormus Rubics Cube! Ever since then there has been a soft spot in my heart for Expos, knowing them, seeing the history of them - past and what is left behind from the major civic buildings they made. Seattle has one of the most famous ones here with the Space needle being the symbol of the city and the focal point of the 1962 Worlds Fair. So please belive me when I say I wish the WW was a part of the 74 Expo - I realy do.

Worlds Fairs are not just a willy nilly affair. They took major pre-planning just like the Olymics do. Large chunks of sprawling metropolitan areas are gobbled up to re develope and shape into a new facility costing millions of dollars. Some people benifit greatly while others are pushed out to make way for "what is best" for the city. Its a HUGE undertaking in construction, media, jobs, marketing, fees, planning.......

Because the impact that a Worlds Fair has, its no surprise to me that a VW bus made around the same time, wearing simular colors would be coined by some clever person back in 74 as the Worlds Fair bus. To have some one like George (Tram) wax nostalgicly about it being called that - being a PNWesterner at the time would make sence. I bet allot of people that were exposed to the fair called it that. Especially in a time when the 74 Expos message was "clean, green, re-use, take care of mother earth". So why wouldnt a symbol of peace love and joy, living in harmony not be coined in with the same message the Expo was preaching? Well it may explain why the bus was chose instead of a 73 Chrysler with apple green metalic and light blue highlighted interior Wink

Which brings me to another point. Do you know what colors were popular in 73? Look below. Oh there is lots more examples of colors from that time frame, these are just a few. Popular colors and asociation Think Sounds like a Psych class to me. If the bus was an Expo bus why wasnt it painted the Apple Green, have the blue stripe and have a white upper? Blue, Green and White are the primary Expo colors? And where does the black fit in? From the many videos Ive seen of the Expo, a white bus with a green bottom, blue stripe and a beige seat color would of nailed it. Not what we see in the WW combo? My 74 hard top westfalia has a better relation to Expo coloring than the WW.

In the end I think that "IF" Riviera Motors or VW or who ever wanted to let us know of an official 1974 Expo associated bus, we would have known - For Sure. The Expo was a way bigger deal than a couple of funny colored buses being sold at the time so any attraction to them via the Expo would of been a tremendous deal to be a part of. And its because of the Expos impact that I think the bus was coined affectionatly a "Fair Bus". I would like to be wrong, because if I am I would be owning one or two right now because of my personal affection with World Expos. So please prove me wrong.

Personal impcat of what the Expo meant to one person:
http://expo74.brandx.net/mem8.html


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.



My 74 Westfalia Spokane Worlds Fair Edition VW Campmobile!

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.



Link


Link

_________________
t3kg wrote:

OK, this thread is over. You win.

Jason "notchboy" Weigel
1964 1500 S
1964 T34 S Convertible
1974 Westfalia Hardtop Campmobile
1977 Westfalia Camper pop-top
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
secretsubmariner
Champagne Wrangler


Joined: January 08, 2011
Posts: 2911
Location: Tulsa, OK
secretsubmariner is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Yougottabefugginkiddinme! Is that photoshop? I like that shoe.
_________________
-Tony
1978 Champagne Edition II (Mar)
1978 Champagne Edition II (Feb - sold)
1978 Champagne Edition II (Jan - sold)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Instagram Gallery Classifieds Feedback
sunnydog
Samba Member


Joined: September 17, 2012
Posts: 570
Location: SW WA
sunnydog is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sunnydog wrote:
Wild Bill Sullivan has a destination code of UK. What city is that?
Type 2 page says Pennsylvania, city unknown.


Okay had a chance to look around. Samba Dealer/Importer pages show the Pennsylvania area wholesaler/importer in 1967 as Volkswagen Atlantic, Inc., in King of Prussia, PA.

So my guess is the destination code "UK" on Wild Bill's Wild Westerner means "USA, King of Prussia". So now it's beginning to look like we've got separate New York and Pensylvannia importers on the East coast, as well as separate Portland and Los Angeles importers on the west coast.

And four importers really starts to put a damper on the theory that a single regional importer put in a custom order...

Notch, you faker. I can tell you made that "Camp at Expo 74 in you new VW campmobile" ad yourself. You should take it down before the internet thinks it is real... Very Happy
_________________
'71 Westy w/ a 1776 singleport, 34P3 & 205Q. Points.
EZ Gruv wrote:
I appreciate the effort, but this could be the worst video in the history of videos.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
sunnydog
Samba Member


Joined: September 17, 2012
Posts: 570
Location: SW WA
sunnydog is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See! Tony already totally bought it.
_________________
'71 Westy w/ a 1776 singleport, 34P3 & 205Q. Points.
EZ Gruv wrote:
I appreciate the effort, but this could be the worst video in the history of videos.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
secretsubmariner
Champagne Wrangler


Joined: January 08, 2011
Posts: 2911
Location: Tulsa, OK
secretsubmariner is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Embarassed Crying or Very sad

It was blind hope and desperation...I'm so crushed...

Laughing
_________________
-Tony
1978 Champagne Edition II (Mar)
1978 Champagne Edition II (Feb - sold)
1978 Champagne Edition II (Jan - sold)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Instagram Gallery Classifieds Feedback
chazz79
Samba Member


Joined: August 15, 2008
Posts: 2268
Location: ohio
chazz79 is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

secretsubmariner wrote:
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Yougottabefugginkiddinme! Is that photoshop? I like that shoe.



and my ww has that interior so it makes the green monster a super deluxe ultra rare custom worlds fair edition.


Mines more awesomer than da others is Razz
_________________
One day as a lion, or a lifetime as lamb

The green monster in bits and peices: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=332556&highlight=green+monster
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Juancho
Samba Member


Joined: May 05, 2003
Posts: 156

Juancho is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, I was 4 during the Spokane Expo, and you better believe I remember it. I got hella lost! I was prone to wondering off in those days. Come to think of it, I still get distracted by shiny things to this very day.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
Kirk
Samba Member


Joined: December 05, 2003
Posts: 5436
Location: North Texas
Kirk is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

secretsubmariner wrote:
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Yougottabefugginkiddinme! Is that photoshop? I like that shoe.



How do I camp at a 74 foot expo?
_________________
Bear
Super
Oppenheim
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger Instagram Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Tram
Samba Socialist


Joined: May 02, 2003
Posts: 21818
Location: Still Feelin' the Bern- Once you've felt it you can't un- feel it.
Tram is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jason- I did what you're saying about Wold's Fairs and Expos... I got to see the '64 World's Fair in NYC as a little kid. We even got special license plates- I have them hanging in my shop still:

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Still have one of these tucked away somewhere, too:

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
Give A Pal a Hand!
www.happytrailsfarm.org

vwfye wrote:
Oh the joy of custom things...



RIPRW

"I'm very fond of long walks, especially when taken by those who annoy me."- Fred Allen
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Bill Sullivan
Samba Member


Joined: January 18, 2012
Posts: 731
Location: Georgetown, SC
Bill Sullivan is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:41 pm    Post subject: Wild Westerner Reply with quote

Well this makes no sense to me i know the original owner of my bus very well (passed away now) and it was purchased new in San Diego. Then drove it to SC and has remained here ever since.
_________________
VW Its a family thing !!!

2002 Snap Orange Turbo Beetle (Daughter)
1973 Wild Westerner (Son) Vin #2232203230... Production Date Monday May 14, 1973 *** Destination Portland, Or.

Card Carrying Member of the International Wild Westerner Club
America (60) - Canada (1)- Denmark (1) - France (1)- Germany (5) - Mexico (4) - The Netherlands (2) Portugal (1) - United Kingdom (2)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
cdennisg
Samba Member


Joined: November 02, 2004
Posts: 17126
Location: Sandpoint, ID
cdennisg is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

notchboy wrote:
Ok this will be my last jab at the 1974 Worlds fair Expo in Spokane. A little back ground on me and Worlds Fairs. When I was 11 my mom took me to the 82 Expo in Tennesse. It had a huge impact with sights and sounds that I carry with me today. Ill never forget the ginormus Rubics Cube!


I was there, too. I was 11, and my dad and I rode there on a '79 Honda CX500 Custom pulling a trailer. We lived in central MN then. I have vivid memories of the colors of so many things. I specifically remember the bus from the Philippines that was all decorated to fend off evil spirits.

I think the fact that there were obviously WW buses sent to several other parts of the country means there was no Expo '74 connection. Just a coincidence.
_________________
I would rather have questions unanswered, than answers unquestionable.

-- Richard Feynman
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
notchboy
Samba Member


Joined: April 27, 2002
Posts: 19888
Location: Escondido CA
notchboy is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have gota listen to the Expo 74!

http://www.expomuseum.com/1974/audio/index.htm


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
t3kg wrote:

OK, this thread is over. You win.

Jason "notchboy" Weigel
1964 1500 S
1964 T34 S Convertible
1974 Westfalia Hardtop Campmobile
1977 Westfalia Camper pop-top


Last edited by notchboy on Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:51 pm; edited 2 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
sunnydog
Samba Member


Joined: September 17, 2012
Posts: 570
Location: SW WA
sunnydog is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh Notch, please let me know what I can do to save the "enviornmet"

Dude. You're killing me. That schiesse will live on forever...
_________________
'71 Westy w/ a 1776 singleport, 34P3 & 205Q. Points.
EZ Gruv wrote:
I appreciate the effort, but this could be the worst video in the history of videos.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
ricosworld
Samba Member


Joined: September 05, 2010
Posts: 51
Location: Oregon
ricosworld is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:31 pm    Post subject: Lance's WW Reply with quote

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
OREGON Born raised and Lowered.
_________________
66 13 window Deluxe
73 Wild Westerner
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Facebook Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Bay Window Bus All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Page: Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 25, 26, 27 ... 144, 145, 146  Next
Jump to:
Page 26 of 146

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2020, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB