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Nevada Notch
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had an elderly gentleman stop me at a gas station and asked if my 66 had a Porsche motor in it. He was asking because he saw the 36hp shroud and dual carbs.

He was also one of the very few people who knew what the car cooler was that is mounted in my passenger window.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:26 am    Post subject: things people say about my bug Reply with quote

nice pos how much did that cost...

but the best one ive gotten was "i didn't know you could clean primer"... look asshole it gets dusty and dirty just like anything else
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This morning I showed my old Model A Ford friend my new to me 1962 1500 notchback and he said" Wow,that the best looking VW I've ever seen"!
so I said ,"I guess you have never seen a Karmann Ghia that is the most beautiful VW to me"!
I guess you had to be there.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just love how toddlers who don't even know what a car is yet, open their eyes wide and start pointing when a Beetle comes down the street. There really is something about the "face" of a Beetle that has a deep down appeal.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I just love how toddlers who don't even know what a car is yet, open their eyes wide and start pointing when a Beetle comes down the street. There really is something about the "face" of a Beetle that has a deep down appeal.


That reminds me of a couple of months ago I was parked in the lot of our local pharmacy when this nice looking mommy came out of the pharmacy with 2 young toddlers in tow. The little boy with her ran across the parking lot straight to my car with this look of wonderment on his face. The moment was priceless!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I just love how toddlers who don't even know what a car is yet, open their eyes wide and start pointing when a Beetle comes down the street. There really is something about the "face" of a Beetle that has a deep down appeal.


i got that look just the other day in a shopping center parking lot...except i was in my 64 bus. dang kid about ripped his mom's arm off twisting around checking out the bus as i drove through. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just about to drive across a bridge when I hear a lady calling out next to me:

Her: "Hey an old bug! Nice bug!"

Me: Thanks!

Her: That was my first car! What year?

Me: 1970!

Her: Mine too! A 1970! Same color too! Looks great! Bye!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I live in a little town of about 1500 people. One day I was out driving my Kelmark on the main highway through town and saw a guy in a brown Ferrari coming the other way. Shocked He was looking at my car with his jaw dropping and struggling with the shoulder harness to get his arm out of the window to wave at me. Very Happy I waved back and then headed home. figured I'd better not let him catch up to me and figure out my scam! Sad

When I got home I looked on line to see what kind of Ferrari it was. I knew it was one of the more "pedestrian" models, if there is such a thing. As near as I could tell it was a Dino 308 GT4.
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I wouldent waste $ or thyme on building a small motor. build it big so it dosent have to work hard.remember it's only as fast as your foot alows it to be unless you build a small turd then it just stinks as it squishes up through your toes when you step on it.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a good one on my way home from work tonight. Stopped at the local Taco Bell in my 67. Pulled up to the window after ordering, a woman probably in her 30s was working

:waiting for me to get my money out of my wallet:
Woman : gonna get a paint job soon?
Me with a grin: nope!
Woman: oh, sorry.
I could tell she was worried she'd offended me
Me: no, you're fine, I'm used to it Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shanghai Paddles wrote:
Had a good one on my way home from work tonight. Stopped at the local Taco Bell in my 67. Pulled up to the window after ordering, a woman probably in her 30s was working

:waiting for me to get my money out of my wallet:
Woman : gonna get a paint job soon?
Me with a grin: nope!
Woman: oh, sorry.
I could tell she was worried she'd offended me
Me: no, you're fine, I'm used to it Very Happy

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I like it that way! Cool
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I wouldent waste $ or thyme on building a small motor. build it big so it dosent have to work hard.remember it's only as fast as your foot alows it to be unless you build a small turd then it just stinks as it squishes up through your toes when you step on it.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SBD wrote:
I like it that way! Cool


Me too! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last week my son and I were driving our '68 panel van in town when I hear a guy going nuts yelling at me from his car beside me. I decided to pull over and let him have a closer look since I had never seen someone that excited about our VW! He was a retired mechanic who had worked on aircooled VWs, and hadn't seen a panel van in a really long time. He was happy to have caught up to me after following from a few miles back. Did I mention he was driving a badass '32 Ford coupe beautifully customized with close to 400hp? That might have had something to do with me pulling over for a look Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

at a stop light with my 71 westy the and had the music turned way up, look over and this guy is flagging me frantically, so i turn the music down and just as the light turns green guy says "what year is it" i say "2015" and we roll off.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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at a stop light with my 71 westy the and had the music turned way up, look over and this guy is flagging me frantically, so i turn the music down and just as the light turns green guy says "what year is it" i say "2015" and we roll off.


Was it a kid in a Delorian?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

with whatever the fella was on, he probably thought he was in a time traveling machine
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sailed in to pump some high Ethel in my Volksrod..
Cant really sneak in anywhere while driving it.. Twisted Evil

Already had spotted some on lookers in my peripheral vision.. Anxious
Kid rolls in in a slammed S-!0 behind me.. ya know.. fart pipe and bouncing..Bbbb...Rrrrrrraapppp.

Gets out.. spots the odd shaped monster.. and decides to walk up.. and....

Kid < "Dude.. let me check this thing out.. "
NUT > "Sure...go fot it"

Kid < "Dude this thing is sick.. nahh imsayinn'.....look at that shifter dude.... "
NUT > "Yeah it does draw all sorts of attention." Laughing

Kid < " So what issit a Vw or something"
NUT > " It started that way at one time.."

Kid < "what year issit "
NUT < " depends on what part you're looking at"

Kid < Laughing

Kid < " so how long did it take to do.. ya know finish. "
Nut > "Its never really done.. never will be".

Kid < " dude... what kind of motor iszat"
NUT . Confused "Chevy Corvair.... engine... "

Kid < Eh? "a what"
NUT > "Chevrolet Corvair, its an older car.. you probably never heard of it."

Kid < " It is front wheel drive"
d'oh!
Nut > " Um.. nope its all out back"

Kid < "Well its bad ass anyway... thanks for talking to me.."
NUt > "Thanks.... No problem..."...

As I walked away to get my receipt inside.... for pay at the pump.. which kind of defeats the purpose... Mad
I turned around to notice a nice group ..... checking it out and snapping pictures...


Cool

Its kool to have something odd.. and different... built from my own distored imagination and brain draw a crowd... .. but in this Volksrod.. ya just never know whats going to walk up.. so.. got to be ready for anything.... or anyone... and questions... OMG the questions...
Laughing


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm at the paint store getting some supplies to repair my fender (guy ran a stop sign).

As I'm paying for my stuff, the cashier looks out the window and sees my bug,

"Aaaawww! Who's little buggie is that!?!"

"Oh, that's mine"

"Aaaawww, SLUG BUG!"

She reaches across the counter and punches me on the arm!

It wasn't hard, but surprised me...we all had a good laugh.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

one of the first times i got to actually drive my car, I pulled into a parking lot and saw two ladies coming at me in their truck. As soon as the passanger noticed me, she got this huge shit eating grin on her face and mouthed the words slug bug and smacked the shit out of whom I assume to be her mother. The look of laughter and joy made me smile.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Things people have said about your car Reply with quote

Most people who see my single cab around town think I made it from a full bus. Sorry, I'm not that clever.
The funniest though are the many,who stop, in traffic, to take a picture of it.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Things people have said about your car Reply with quote

Wow, so this has been going since 2005. Cool!!

OK, so I was in Texas at a local grocery store where they have young kids bag your groceries and take them to your car. I had a young girl about 16 years old help me.

We walked through the parking lot to my '67 bus. We stopped close to it and she said "Is this yours?". I said "Yeah, it's my baby". She said "My, that's an odd looking vehicle!". I said "Haven't you ever seen one?". She said "No, I don't think so".

I was caught off guard but realized....in East TX a young person may not even know the bus or its history. I just laughed and told her "Back in the day, these were THE vehicle to have....a different time and place". She just smiled.

And so it goes.....
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