(c)Tero Virta, 1995-2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Some progress

Bleeding the brakes turned into bit of an ordeal. Big thanks to Takis who quickly identified the master cylinder being not suitable for rear discs, even thought a local parts supplier sold me it as such. Thanks are also in order for CSP who quickly supplied correct master cylinder. Well, after all the hassle the 'Vert finally has brakes. One of the last tasks that remained before attempting the inspection. If I only had more time to work on the car..

Monday, September 21, 2009

Ultra VW Bug Boogie

Some shots from Ultra VW Magazine's event held in conjunction with 911&Porsche World's Picnic.

911&Porsche World Picnic

Pictures of 911&Porsche World magazine's picnic.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Mexi Beetles

Got short an assignment in Mexico City, which has been very interesting to say the least :)

Late Beetles and Bay-Window busses practically everywhere. Neither are among my typical favourites in German air-cooled cars (few exceptions exist that enforce the rule, like certain cool white Dutch Bay and my friend Roland's late model Cal Looker plus the light blue and beige DKP III cars) but seeing/hearing them in so large numbers is just awesome.

How cool is a taxi with 8-spokes, even repros? Saw another one with 4-lug colour coded Sprint Stars in same company livery.

Supported the local magazine by buying couple of issues :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

German Folks' Poison Berry Oval

Link to German Folks member Tim's Poison Berry Oval build topic on thesamba.com. Tim's Oval has unbelievable amount of detailing and smoothing out parts that left factory in very unfinished form.

How about smoothed steering box:

Or pedal cluster:

Not your average trunk area, huh.. :)