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supercub
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Trip Report: Wisconsin to California and back in a 40hp Beetle Reply with quote

Yes it is. I am amazed at how well the Krylon has held up. I do wax the car about 3 times a year and polish it once a year. It sits outside spring, summer, and fall. Though the pictures don't show it, the paint is getting thin in quite a few places but for the $100 or so I spent back in 2010, I can't complain.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:59 am    Post subject: Re: Trip Report: Wisconsin to California and back in a 40hp Beetle Reply with quote

Tim,

I rarely post, but feel compelled to do so here due to the quality of your work. I thoroughly enjoyed your original California trip story, and am delighted to see a follow-up.

Your descriptive story telling and excellent photography is a rare treat, especially in our Insta-everything, social media world, where people don't have the "time" (attention span) to digest engrossing, long-form narrative.

Please continue to share your road trips in the '66. Few people take their VWs on journeys anymore, and the romance of the open road in an old car in your stories might inspire more to do so.

Bravo!

John
(Fellow vintage VW road trip and paper map fan)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Trip Report: Wisconsin to California and back in a 40hp Beetle Reply with quote

Thank you very much. Your reply means a lot, as writing and posting all this up was a big commitment, and its nice to hear people enjoy it. In May 2020 I will most likely be driving the VW out to Kansas and will try to document the trip.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:40 am    Post subject: Re: Trip Report: Wisconsin to California and back in a 40hp Beetle Reply with quote

Most definitely keep posting about your trips, they are very fun to read and very much appreciated. I retire in three years and hope to contributing in the same manner. Right now I have to live vicariously through people like you.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Trip Report: Wisconsin to California and back in a 40hp Beetle Reply with quote

Thanks for the compliment. I hope you will write about your future adventures as well. My favorite threads on The Samba are the ones about people getting out and driving their VW's.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Trip Report: Wisconsin to California and back in a 40hp Beetle Reply with quote

Tim, even in the Netherlands I have read your story with much pleasure. What a trip did you make and such a nice stories of what happened on and off the roads Very Happy
The amount of miles you have made this trip are unbelievable, here in Europa you should have visited most countries.. Laughing
Owning a 1966 beetle myself; It is a dream for us to make a trip like that
across the U.S.A. (Arizona, Nevada, California) but for now we must keep on dreaming and be happy with our camper trips through France, Italy and Spain.
I have enjoyed your story, it is very inspiring, thank you and I wish you many safe trips in the future.
Best regards from the Netherlands
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Trip Report: Wisconsin to California and back in a 40hp Beetle Reply with quote

I'm glad you liked the story. Yes the US is huge, and even with the amount of miles I covered, I didn't even cross two-thirds of its width. I can still remember a road trip we took to Arizona from our home in northeast Texas when I was about 10 years old. I was so frustrated that we had driven almost all day and were still in Texas. Safe travels to you in Europe as well.
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