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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 4:20 am    Post subject: Where are all the Vanagons in Maine? Reply with quote

I am in the Portland, ME area for work and spent the last couple of days touring coastal communities and interesting sites around the area. Plenty of driving. I only saw two Vanagons in my travels. One tin top and one Westy.

Where are all the Vanagons in Maine?
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have probably seen very few older cars of any make during your visit East.

You see...... Our Winters and excessive deicer use here in the Northeast USA EAT cars...... Literally...... They turn to dust quickly.

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 5:16 am    Post subject: Re: Where are all the Vanagons in Maine? Reply with quote

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I am in the Portland, ME area for work and spent the last couple of days touring coastal communities and interesting sites around the area. Plenty of driving. I only saw two Vanagons in my travels. One tin top and one Westy.

Where are all the Vanagons in Maine?


Look in the parking lot of http://www.foreignautosupply.com

Up the road from Portland, less than an hour from you

33 Henry Creek Way
Harpswell, Maine 04079
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 5:21 am    Post subject: Re: Where are all the Vanagons in Maine? Reply with quote

Skidub wrote:
I am in the Portland, ME area for work and spent the last couple of days touring coastal communities and interesting sites around the area. Plenty of driving. I only saw two Vanagons in my travels. One tin top and one Westy.

Where are all the Vanagons in Maine?


They are nothing but piles of rust particles by now.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i bought my first vanagon in maine. i also left my first puddle of gasoline there too. i have seen many up north where i go like aroostook county and penobscot. many vw guys are buried up there.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was in Portland with my van Friday evening. Otto pizza on Congress St East.

Still a little early in the camping season for some folks. I went to Mount Desert Island couple weekends ago and never saw another bus or van (on the road).
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

there was an ace vw mechanic outside of sullivan named jeff, wonder if he is still around? i know my buddy andy used to have a shop out below surrey off of rt.3 but he closed up years ago.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 8:41 am    Post subject: Not yet Reply with quote

I haven't had time to out my van on the road!

I is getting some work done at Foreign Auto Supply.

They will be coming out of hibernation soon.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We get a lot of them at most of the tourist spots all summer long.

Most of us hide the good ones though.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will see plenty in the Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park area during the tourist season. The ones that were driven in winter are mostly gone.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I counted 3 on Peaks Island.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep, give it a couple weeks, you'll see plenty of them.

I'm trying to get motivation to pull my out of my barn and finish what I started 2 years ago.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine will be up to Orono and mount desert isle in about a month, revisiting where the wife and I met while in college (and I owned the champagne edition bus in my avatar) over 20 years ago.
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

there's usually a few in front of The Beetle Shop in Belfast, ME

The Beetle Shop 223 Northport Ave Belfast, ME 04915 (207) 338-4656
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, a few at The Beetle Shop right now

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am up there all the time in my tan westy. On Saturday I briefly crossed paths with a red westy with S.A. Grille in the kittery area.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm coming up next Sunday, I stay in Washington on Crystal Lake, to do a weeks worth of Bassin' but visit Camden a couple of days, I get my Lobster Roll downtown and maybe head up to the Sate park . We always see two Gold Vans one over by Hanefeds and the other down on the coast.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to come to Maine with my Doka, Bride of Chuey at my side and two canoes on top and bicycles inside, behind the seats. I would go to the Dover/Foxcraft area and visit Jerry Stelmok at his canoe shop, Island Falls Canoes. That's my dream.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's mine along U.S.1 at the Saturn stop of the Maine Solar System Model. Did not see any other Vanagons in Maine on that trip a few years ago.

http://pages.umpi.edu/~nmms/solar/

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look who I met this weekend while camping at Cobscook Bay State Park.
Mike an Geneva of It's not a slow car, it's a fast house.

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