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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:57 pm    Post subject: Re: The largest VW graveyard in the west? Tom Tom Reply with quote

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Last I heard the beetles were selling for 800 a piece and the busses were going for 100 a piece. it looks like he has a lot left over from when I was down there earlier this year.


Im just happy that someone on Samba can spell "busses" correctly.

I've given up on grammar, spelling, and Oxford commas.

Most sources list the plural form of "bus" as "buses."

Reminds me of the topic in the '70s (and in recent Presidential debates) about forced student busing in public schools. I saw a bumper sticker that said "Stop Forced Bussing" which meant to stop forced kissing, a problem which I was unaware of...
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:11 pm    Post subject: Re: The largest VW graveyard in the west? Tom Tom Reply with quote

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Last I heard the beetles were selling for 800 a piece and the busses were going for 100 a piece. it looks like he has a lot left over from when I was down there earlier this year.


Im just happy that someone on Samba can spell "busses" correctly.

I've given up on grammar, spelling, and Oxford commas.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:09 am    Post subject: Re: The largest VW graveyard in the west? Tom Tom Reply with quote

Last I heard the beetles were selling for 800 a piece and the busses were going for 100 a piece. it looks like he has a lot left over from when I was down there earlier this year.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:49 pm    Post subject: Re: The largest VW graveyard in the west? Tom Tom Reply with quote

I was in Moab this past Sunday and stopped by Tom Tom's VW museum. Very sad. Lots of VW potential rotting away.

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Maybe now that "my friend Pete" has moved from Texas to Moab, someone can get him interested in restoring a few of them. He's about 5 miles down the road.

Really a shame since I'm a vert Ghia guy to see a 70s and a 60s vert sitting there. About 10 Ghias all together. Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:47 pm    Post subject: Re: The largest VW graveyard in the west? Tom Tom Reply with quote

I Love that people price whined in this thread...

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also remember something like each vehicle was $2500, non-negotiable.


And walked out in a huff.

6k for a Split, too. Ridiculous....
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:26 pm    Post subject: Re: The largest VW graveyard in the west? Tom Tom Reply with quote

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From Google Maps, it doesn't look to be on a highway frontage and I can't see the freeway from the street view so any additional value from that seems unwarranted IMHO.

Maybe someone who has been there can confirm differently.


Itís been 10-15 years since I have been to Moab but I believe the junkyard is somewhat visible from the small highway that runs through town. That is assuming the properties right along the highway havenít been built up.

Does anyone know if thatís a reasonable price for a commercial property in Moab? I would have expected less but itís possible Moab has gone through some changes since Iíve been there last.


From what I hear that is pretty reasonable for Moab. The properties around the museum are going for more than that. Moab is turning into a tourist trap.

I was just down at the museum last weekend. Everything is lined up and a lot of the vehicles that were there are gone now. its looking pretty good but sad to see it all disappear. I bought a 63 Beetle from him last month. And had to go down there to pick up some things for it.
My brother-in-law and his business partner just recently bought the last piece of land available on the river in Moab. They goal is a hotel and a glamping camp ground. Lots of money for an empty chunk of land and lots of money so far for permits, zoning, engineering, surveying, etc. Probably more than I'll make in my lifetime.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:19 am    Post subject: Re: The largest VW graveyard in the west? Tom Tom Reply with quote

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From Google Maps, it doesn't look to be on a highway frontage and I can't see the freeway from the street view so any additional value from that seems unwarranted IMHO.

Maybe someone who has been there can confirm differently.


Itís been 10-15 years since I have been to Moab but I believe the junkyard is somewhat visible from the small highway that runs through town. That is assuming the properties right along the highway havenít been built up.

Does anyone know if thatís a reasonable price for a commercial property in Moab? I would have expected less but itís possible Moab has gone through some changes since Iíve been there last.


From what I hear that is pretty reasonable for Moab. The properties around the museum are going for more than that. Moab is turning into a tourist trap.

I was just down at the museum last weekend. Everything is lined up and a lot of the vehicles that were there are gone now. its looking pretty good but sad to see it all disappear. I bought a 63 Beetle from him last month. And had to go down there to pick up some things for it.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:12 am    Post subject: Re: The largest VW graveyard in the west? Tom Tom Reply with quote

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From Google Maps, it doesn't look to be on a highway frontage and I can't see the freeway from the street view so any additional value from that seems unwarranted IMHO.

Maybe someone who has been there can confirm differently.


Itís been 10-15 years since I have been to Moab but I believe the junkyard is somewhat visible from the small highway that runs through town. That is assuming the properties right along the highway havenít been built up.

Does anyone know if thatís a reasonable price for a commercial property in Moab? I would have expected less but itís possible Moab has gone through some changes since Iíve been there last.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:51 pm    Post subject: Re: The largest VW graveyard in the west? Tom Tom Reply with quote

From Google Maps, it doesn't look to be on a highway frontage and I can't see the freeway from the street view so any additional value from that seems unwarranted IMHO.

Maybe someone who has been there can confirm differently.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:04 pm    Post subject: Re: The largest VW graveyard in the west? Tom Tom Reply with quote

$900,000 for a Highly Visible Hwy. Frontage on two streets (1341 Mill Creek Dr. & 1379 Spanish Valley Dr.) Bring your Thoughts and Dreams to this 0.97 Acre Highway Commercial Zoned property. Vehicles are negotiable. 110/220 V 3 Phase.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:55 am    Post subject: Re: The largest VW graveyard in the west? Tom Tom Reply with quote

From another thread, it's for sale
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Maybe this was noted elsewhere but thought it's worth getting the word out.

Link to real estate listing...

https://moabrealestate.com/property-for-sale-details/1341-MILL-CREEK-DR-MOAB-UT-84532/1537084/257/

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:28 pm    Post subject: Re: The largest VW graveyard in the west? Tom Tom Reply with quote

I know tnis is an old thread but i was feeling i needed to revive it. I have debated for weeks, but now i see someone has beaten me to it, and to talk tom up, so now i'd feel guilty if i said nothing.

I had not been on tne samba for years, so i made a name just to log in and let folks know...tread lightly.

I don't know if working on a vw trike project qualifies him as a "vw enthusiast" like the last user said...lol.
He just inherited the stuff. He knows..."some". He claims to have "restored over 300" VWs though.
Lots of that type of wild exaggeration that i just dismissed as colorful jaw flapping.
The "oldest car in tne yard" he wants more for, because it is a '58. Vin was pretty clear, and it seems to be a '62.

*There are definitely some buildable cars, some fairly intact. Then some good ons that are buried up past the rockers from a flood years ago.
Maybe 2-3 dozen 1962-67s, from shells to almost complete.
Lots of 68-up bugs and ghias. A couple of dozen 1970s Type IIs..

Being years late for the party, (tom sr. Died what, 8 yrs ago?), i found out about this collection earlier this year. But there are no pictures online posted by the owners, no facebook anymore, nothing. No action at all.
Googling, really you get nothing except local moab profiles of tom sr., travel blogs and photographer's pics, (nothing newer than 2015-16) a couple of videos (the newest is an aerial clip from 2016...and there were still cars)..and this thread on the samba.

And no new posts on this thread for years.
Come to find out cars have still been trickiling out...still.

So i Talked to the widow, the son, and went down.

It has been lots or odd things, and some red flags but i got involved.

******At this time i don't want to get into the specifics, but i want to ask anyone who has had an issue with him of any kind, to please contact me via PM.******

Maybe your voice can be heard, i am having to enlist the help of the legal system there to get my money back. Or any action.
I can't begin to explain the wild stuff he has pulled while supposedly titling two cars. Simple to do.
Something that I have had another, honest man in utah do on another car, then lose the title and get a duplicate...all while moab tom has delayed and unfotunately...lied.

I have been doing this stuff for a long time, and this guy is bold. My experience has been quite bad, and despite many options being given to him to *resolve* this amicably, he has completely avoided taking part.
*Even after his mother (the actual business owner) promised me a refund in late June!

Just please be careful, and preferrably take what you buy out right then.
* if that scenario suits you, then yes, you will likely be fine and never see how this gentleman operates!

Oh he did share that he will not deal with "any of those california people".
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:34 pm    Post subject: Re: The largest VW graveyard in the west? Tom Tom Reply with quote

For all those that are still following this thread, will be happy to know.
After Tom passed, his son is a VW enthusiast and has kept some and sold most of them. Me and my son made the trip back in May and saved a 68.Solid car natural patina and has been down there since 83. Hes been selling them off and most are being put back on the road. The car club im in weve saved 8+. So they havent gone to the crusher. Sold overseas and to fellow dubbers
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:13 am    Post subject: Re: Tom Tom BD Reply with quote

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Just a note that there is a thread tracking the rebuild and subsequent sales and international travel of the '54 barndoor 23-deluxe that Ol' Tom had. go to the forum and search "The Tom Tom BD"
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or you could just post a link to the thread:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=2290141#2290141
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:01 am    Post subject: Tom Tom BD Reply with quote

Just a note that there is a thread tracking the rebuild and subsequent sales and international travel of the '54 barndoor 23-deluxe that Ol' Tom had. go to the forum and search "The Tom Tom BD"
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Went to TOm's place this weekend, tried to talk him out of a swivel seat base from one of the only 2 or 3 Vanagons on his place. I failed.

He has zero water-cooled vehicles there, he got rid of all of them.

He claims he will rarely part-out a full van.

Super nice guy, very knowledgable.


is it tom jr that runs it now, is there alot of stuff there still. did u take pictures, i would/looooove to drive up there but only if its worth it.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Went to TOm's place this weekend, tried to talk him out of a swivel seat base from one of the only 2 or 3 Vanagons on his place. I failed.

He has zero water-cooled vehicles there, he got rid of all of them.

He claims he will rarely part-out a full van.

Super nice guy, very knowledgable.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Tom Tom passed away on January 13th



tkarnold (TomTom)Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:56 pm

He was involved with this site and the VW community until the end.

R.I.P. Tom


His last login was on the 13th Shocked . He was involved to the very very end. You will be missed. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:15 pm    Post subject: TomTom's Reply with quote

For any that might still be looking at this website. Tom sent a link to an article in Moab Happenings.
Go to www.moabhappenings.com/historic.htm
It's an interesting article.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:15 pm    Post subject: TomTom's Reply with quote

The yard isn't in some watershed, but the city has been pressuring Tom to clean it up and he has been doing a good job of that and re-organizing the cars. He's managed to sell off a few here and there. I haven't been back in a year, but may get another chance to run by there again.
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