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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Bugster Experience

While in San Francisco we discovered the perfect way to see the sights; http://www.thebugsterexperience.com/.

Our rental was '61 Bug on IRS pan with front/rear discs, 8-spokes and 1600cc engine.

Flat 4 steering wheel, Berg shifter and custom upholstery; not the average rental car or probably not even average rental Bug if there were more such companies.

It was bit surreal to see the familiar hump of the front lid as I have driven mine over 1.5 years ago last time! After few intial minutes of getting comfortable with someone else's clutch/brake/etc adjustements I felt right at home :)

There were total three rental Beetle Cabriolets, missed the 3rd one but it was 1302 model if I remember correctly.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Canepa Motorsports Museum

Some crappy camera phone shots from Canepa Motorsports Museum. Unbelievable place with museum, large workshop and inventory of cars for sale.


Gullwing Mercs, open top 356s, Dinos, Daytona and 2.7 Carrera..

Add few 959s and SWB 911(R?) race car..


Daytona winning Rodriquez Kinnunen 917.

George Loos 917.

Trans Am Javelin, 30+ years ago I glued together a JoHan kit of George Follmer's Trans Am Javelin that was few years younger than this one.

Cars for sale

This would be cool pair to have in your garage next to your vintage Volkswagen.

Amazing to see AC Ace and Cobra side by side. I dig more of the one assembled in Europe.