(c)Tero Virta, 1995-2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009

2009 WCA Swap

Managed to get only few photos from the VW Swap Meet today.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

2009 FHRA American Car Show

It said "built from shit" in the display card, I guess the old saying "you can't polish turd" has to be given some re-thinking :)

FVWA was displaying two Tomis with their sunroof-Splits. Tomi 'Heebah' Asikainen did pretty heroic effort in rebuilding his Split over the Winter in 50'/60's racing car theme.

The other Tomi had ditched the 17" Cup wheels to 911 spare wheels.

Skills-wise pretty awesome fake Cabriolet. Style-wise? Not floating my boat :)

I guess my favourite area in the Show this year was the FSRA's salt-flat racing themed display. The guys have read their 50's magazines :)

Jussi Jyränkö's new Pauter-equipped quarter-mile toy, all the way from Hawaii to Mäntsälä, Finland.

I remember one of my childhood best friend's dad buying an old hot rodded Volvo Duet for their daily car in early 80's, in the day when proper hot rods or 2 door V8s where scarce. I wonder if I had gotten into some other European cars than Volkswagen, how void that scene must feel, not that many other brands than Volkswagen or Porsche have such scene (number of people, parts/knowledge, magazines, events, web sites..) available. Just count the number various of Euro-Ford, Opel, Volvo, BMW what ever magazines in news-stands and compare the results with Volksworld, Ultra VW, Käfer&Co, VW Scene, VW Speed, Super VW etc.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Heebah's Flea-market Findings

Heebah's is usually bound to make some interesting findings from flea markets, here are some stuff he found from one while visiting Lissabon Portugal.

Children's Barndoor collectable picture, the artwork is very similar as jehova's witnes'es :)

Unknown Formula-V racer.

356 in unknown race (Dutch plates?) and Beetle parked in background.

356 Karmann Hardtop

911 in a rally scene.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Bug Box / Bus Box Open Day

Some shots from Bug Box's Open Day / 15th birthday in Weiden, Germany.

Bug Box / Bus Box Shop

Quite nice trailering capacity!

After checking out two genuine ones day before this replica gave plenty of good vibes. I have never liked Speedster Replicas that much, except for the really outrageous ones like Serge le Flohic's Orange car with big Type IV or the blue Swedish one with Cup2 rims, but Spyder looked really good. No cheapo kit car look and feel at all.

Not bought, it's built. At least there is one red Karmann bodied car with that license plate that can have that script :) Mine can't..

Open Day Show Participants

I guess these are the two different paths forward for an aging Volkswagen guy?

There were also Tupperware/Pokemon cars in the other corner of the Media Markt parking place. That thing on the left probably saves a lot of snow plowing work for city of Weiden :)