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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE, lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE, lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:33 am    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE, lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

The blue one parked next to mine while I was having lunch/beer one afternoon. I was having some brake issues and hoped to catch the driver to ask if I could compare her van's brake pedal feel to mine but she left before I had a chance.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE, lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

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The blue one parked next to mine while I was having lunch/beer one afternoon. I was having some brake issues and hoped to catch the driver to ask if I could compare her van's brake pedal feel to mine but she left before I had a chance.

Now that's a line. "Hey, baby, how's about..."
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE, lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

I’ve seen 2 Westfalias over this weekend, one highly modified with a lift, bumpers, gas can on the rear and the usual Roof Box, Round Headlights too.
The other was a later rectangular headlight model, appeared stock.
They are rare sights around here, but too see two in one day within a few miles of each other......REALLY RARE... Shocked Cool Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE, lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

jlrftype7 wrote:
...but too see two in one day within a few miles of each other......REALLY RARE... Shocked Cool Cool


I saw three in the Home Depot (on Utah in Seattle) parking lot this morning (mine plus two others). I saw two more over the course of the day.

This means nothing other than one sees more Vanagons in Seattle than Chicago.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE, lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE, lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

My Daughter was up at Kalispell Mt picking up my Granddaughter from a week at "orchestra" camp.

She sent me this photo of a Syncro in the parking lot.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE, lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

Someone, not me, saw this one in Bend OR today and posted on another forum. Maybe I should put this in the Internet thread.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE, lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

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Someone, not me, saw this one in Bend OR today and posted on another forum. Maybe I should put this in the Internet thread.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE, lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

Saw a well-loved Syncro at the I-5/405 split in S Seattle today…red with a patina you have to work at since new…
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE, lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

Paulbeard wrote:
Saw a well-loved Syncro at the I-5/405 split in S Seattle today…red with a patina you have to work at since new…


Sodo?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE, lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

A little scruffier than Sodo's rig…tintop as well…the fade and battlescars on this one were perfect.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE, lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

hey to hell with that barn-find patiner, I'm gonna wax mine onnna these days!

(mine was parked all day today under a tree)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE, lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

campism wrote:
Someone, not me, saw this one in Bend OR today and posted on another forum. Maybe I should put this in the Internet thread.
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I may have seen that one in Bend when I visited a couple months ago, but without the pirate ship style high top. I recognize the color and the wood stove chimney. Can’t be too many of those around.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE, lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

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Gig Harbor, parked in almost the exact spot I sold a maroon/white deluxe split 28 years ago.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE, lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

Yesterday afternoon: waiting at a red light in Cardiff, CA in my Adventurewagen. I glanced left and saw an AW approaching the intersection to make a righthand turn. He slowed down, we high-fived, and we did a quick 'cool-what year-you live around here-haha'. A second later the light changed, someone honked and we both took off.

It's rare to see an Adventurewagen in the flesh-- even rarer when I'm driving mine! You on The Samba Mr Brown 86 AW?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE, lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

You get away from the coasts and Vanagon sighting/ activity is almost nil. Therefore, the guy in Chicago seeing 2 in one day is rather remarkable. I live in Pensacola most of the year but still have a house in Southern Indiana. The only Vanagons I will see for months are my own. I did see a yellow/ white air cooled tintop on a trailer traveling on I-65 near Birmingham, Al., today, while traveling between Florida and Indiana. In all my trips back and forth, (5-6 a year) this is the first Vanagon I have seen.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE, lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

This nice looking one the other day…

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That's a good color I rarely see.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:01 am    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE, lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

a super nice westy at our place for one night stay at the end of a long trip... nice meeting you Michael and Therese. Very Happy

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