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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2022 4:47 pm    Post subject: VW's spotted in the wild Reply with quote

From time to time I see a nice VW crusing around and like to snap a picture if I can. I thought it might be fun to have a VW's spotted thread.

1. Take a picture of a VW out on the street. Not shows, or your buddies car, but one you just happen to see.
2. Bonus points will arbitrarily awarded for best cars, or if you get spotted by another member.

I saw this beautiful '67 on my way to work crusing I-215

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I'll award myself one bonus point Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2022 7:10 pm    Post subject: Re: VW's spotted in the wild Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2022 6:48 am    Post subject: Re: VW's spotted in the wild Reply with quote

As a part time Mennonite I don't carry a phone. I have a difficult enough time keepin' it between the ditches without checkin' my texts every 2 1/2 seconds. Or creating the next generation of YouTube videos as I drive. Rolling Eyes A man's gotta know his limits and that's one of my limits. Rolling Eyes


SOooo....

I don't have pics of the '55 Sunroof I recently spotted ln the wild. Abandoned since the 1960s, it still has most of its parts such as its W decklid, four tab and ribbed doors.

Literally in the wilds as in "out in the weeds".

Clearly a '55. Big sunroof, ribbed doors, no semaphores.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2022 7:33 am    Post subject: Re: VW's spotted in the wild Reply with quote

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As a part time Mennonite


Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Iím a full time Luddite. Letís start a Facebook sharing club

Iíll bring the Luddmennade
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2022 8:00 am    Post subject: Re: VW's spotted in the wild Reply with quote

The tickets for getting caught using a cellphone while driving here are pretty high not to mention the increase in insurance rates when they find out you had one. All for good reason of course!

Ask me how I know...
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2022 8:36 am    Post subject: Re: VW's spotted in the wild Reply with quote

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As a part time Mennonite I don't carry a phone.


Can you carry a phone the times when not a Mennonite ?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2022 8:42 am    Post subject: Re: VW's spotted in the wild Reply with quote

Around here itís ok for a group to share a phone. Question is it ok to post pictures of non running cars?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2022 5:25 pm    Post subject: Re: VW's spotted in the wild Reply with quote

As you can clearly see, my passenger took the photo.

You don't need to be actually driving Rolling Eyes VWs can drive by you, or just be parked. Let's not rabbit hole this one.

That buggy is pretty insane. Not much VW left, but it sure is cool.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2022 5:26 pm    Post subject: Re: VW's spotted in the wild Reply with quote

Zundfolge1432 wrote:
Around here itís ok for a group to share a phone. Question is it ok to post pictures of non running cars?


Sure, if you happen to find it by accident. You won't get as many bonus points though Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2022 11:14 am    Post subject: Re: VW's spotted in the wild Reply with quote

Abscate wrote:
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As a part time Mennonite


Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Iím a full time Luddite. Letís start a Facebook sharing club

Iíll bring the Luddmennade


Might be able to do you one better. I'll be "upstate" towards the end of the week. Cool

Depends on what you mean by "upstate". New Paltz... too far south. Buffalo... to far north.

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That buggy is pretty insane. Not much VW left, but it sure is cool.


There's more VW left than what I find in the woods.

It's no wonder restored buses cost north of $50k. Take you $100k worth of bodywork to replace the missing metal.

Buy three $10k rustbuckets to get the top of one, the bottom of another and the middle of one more... Rolling Eyes

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Zundfolge1432 wrote:
Around here itís ok for a group to share a phone. Question is it ok to post pictures of non running cars?


Sure, if you happen to find it by accident. You won't get as many bonus points though Laughing


I make non- running VWs by accident. One moment I'm driving, texting with my thumbs and creating the next generation of YouTube videos, the next moment I'm tumbling through the tumbleweeds. Rolling Eyes

Do I get any bonus points? Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2022 11:44 am    Post subject: Re: VW's spotted in the wild Reply with quote

The solution is simple, just get yourself a co-pilot!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2022 4:38 pm    Post subject: Re: VW's spotted in the wild Reply with quote

Classic movie line- God is my copilot .
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2022 4:47 pm    Post subject: Re: VW's spotted in the wild Reply with quote

Guess I love pissing off the purists.
Solid rear axle with just enough room between the rear tires to see the differential, and a pissed off v8 up front.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2022 11:24 am    Post subject: Re: VW's spotted in the wild Reply with quote

cbeck wrote:
Guess I love pissing off the purists.
Solid rear axle with just enough room between the rear tires to see the differential, and a pissed off v8 up front.
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Is that, $2.64 for a gallon of gas. If I see under $5, I'm happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2022 11:25 am    Post subject: Re: VW's spotted in the wild Reply with quote

Seen this one on the road to Hana in Maui.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2022 11:27 am    Post subject: Re: VW's spotted in the wild Reply with quote

This one on the I-10 freeway.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2022 1:18 pm    Post subject: Re: VW's spotted in the wild Reply with quote

I went with what is easy and close by home, all within 10 miles but I have an expanded range not counting what folks have hidden away.

The grey colored super is particularly sad and it has not moved in over 20 years. Probably 15 years ago I asked the homeowner and was told it was grandpaís car. So his car is returning to earth. The other cars are runners for sure. If I spend any time in one area Iíll have the VWs scoped out.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2022 1:38 pm    Post subject: Re: VW's spotted in the wild Reply with quote

A while ago I spotted this one in Santa Barbara, CA
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2022 2:27 pm    Post subject: Re: VW's spotted in the wild Reply with quote

56Cabrio wrote:
Seen this one on the road to Hana in Maui.
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Same one I saw on that same road back in 2018!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2022 3:12 pm    Post subject: Re: VW's spotted in the wild Reply with quote

KTPhil that's a trip, very cool. I took that pic back in June of 2019. Thats our 3rd trip to Maui cant wait to get back !!!
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