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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:38 am    Post subject: Re: Birth of the Beetle by Chris Barber Reply with quote

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Read the thread in full for a better view of the situation.


I've been following it from the beginning.

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And by the way, you do know who just bypassed Bill Gates as richest man in the world?


No, who?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:57 am    Post subject: Re: Birth of the Beetle by Chris Barber Reply with quote

Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:37 am    Post subject: Re: Birth of the Beetle by Chris Barber Reply with quote

That does indeed figure.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Birth of the Beetle by Chris Barber Reply with quote

In 1980, I lived and worked in Germany for a few years. I had the opportunity to meet Chris Barber and we became friends.
When I would visit Chris, he would tell me about the contacts he had with the Porsche information archives, showed me
many rare photos as well. Chris would mention about someday writing an historical Volkswagen book. Well, some 20 years
later he did just that. Here is a postcard I received from Chris and I use it as a book marker in the Birth of the Beetle book
he sent to me. I still have contact with Chris and will e-mail him this thread. Maybe Chris would consider some of the
suggestions mentioned.



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Birth of the Beetle by Chris Barber Reply with quote

Please tell Chris Barber that we are many that treasure this book and respect his seminal work! Time for a reprint!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Birth of the Beetle by Chris Barber Reply with quote

Yes, please add my voice to that of others. His book is hands down the best one in my VW library. If it was never updated it would still be the best one out there, in my opinion.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Birth of the Beetle by Chris Barber Reply with quote

Same here and thanks for posting Bob. Great story! BTW didn't anybody question the swastika stamp when you received that postcard... Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:01 am    Post subject: Re: Birth of the Beetle by Chris Barber Reply with quote

That swastika stamp appears to be part of the architectural drawing for the town of Wolfsburg that makes up the image on the back of the postcard.
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