Category Archives: VW’s
Something about a VW just makes you instant neighbors.
I pull into a gas station, I get 2 or three waves. Occasionally someone will strike up conversation & admire my car.
On the freeway I always get lots of looks, nods, peace signs, & smiles.
People give me more room when I’m in my beetle, less tailgating, more polite lane changes, less cut-offs. (Which is a good thing, since I don’t have a horn, & my brakes dont exactly stop on a dime.)
It’s beyond the hippy stereotype. It’s community. A VW is iconic, & nostalgic for people as well. A reminder of a time when life was a little less, electronic. A little more, hands on.
You have to take your time with a VW. Even if its modified & ‘suped up…it took patience to get it there.
Go to a VW show. Some of the nicest people ever. Everyone helps each other out, lots of ideas! All walks of life.
And the great thing is…its not a johnson competition. (You know the one where everyone is trying to measure bigger & better.)
Sure people drool. But there is also acknowledgement for the work that went into those vehicles. And most of the time the owner is humble as pie, sitting right next to their car, to tell you how to do it to yours.
VW people, are notorious do-it-yourselfer’s, cheap parts, cheap cars, lots of love.
It’s just a common love.
You have to love something that requires the work a VW does. If you treat it right, it’ll treat you right. Maybe instead of a slow food movement, its slow lifestyle movement.
And slow can mean pretty damn awesome too.
I wonder if world peace could come from a VW in every drive-way? 😀
Its been a week or so since my last posting. Busy days. Mr Jones n me n the 2 kids and my friend Pat loaded into into the car and cruised to the movies this weekend. Nice to know you can seat four comfortably. CJ loves how the backseat is so bouncy. LOL
Headed off to watch the Giants kick some Indian butt later. 😉
Got me thinking. I want my future VW bus to be orange…maybe I should go orange & black and combine my two favorite things (VW’s & Giants baseball) What better tailgate vehicle could there be!?
Here’s an inspiration vehicle……..hmmmmmm. Looks pretty fly to me! —–>
OH and I found this link!! The possibilities are endless! http://www.busselecta.com/bus/
Not so craaazy though…so here is one that is a little quirkier..
and GOOOOOO GIANTSSS!!!!!
I’ve been doing a lot of self introspection lately. Life has been a blur the last few years. Divorce, promotions, new jobs, boyfriends coming and going, my kids growing up every second. Seems hard to just take some time. I’ve always been a big proponent of living simply and I think with life being so hectic (probably due to my making it that way) I’ve really gotten away from that.
Ive been contemplating a few ways to get some simplicity and ‘slow time’ back into my life.
Luckily for me I have a Vdub! What better way is there in to get back to simple things than a historic vehicle. (Yes, a 72 qualifies for a historic plate- though I dont currently have one.) I mean some of the best times I have are in Mr Jones.
I think working on him is going to be a great time. There’s no better feeling than fixing something yourself…and getting some grime on your face in the process.
Along those lines I bumped into a website the other day that had SHOWROOM new quality 72 superbeetle for sale. They had like 30 pictures posted. Im going to attach the link and the pics seperately, so that if it gets sold, you (and I) can still access the pics. Because let me tell you, these are going to come in really handy- especially on some of the inside work I want to do. So check out the link or the gallery below.
Historical Bug- Mr.
Jones, much better preserved twin….kinda…
Check this out! I want one!!!
I find some crazy photos of beetles online, and see some wierd ones in person onst in a while. (I’ll let ya know when I took the picture vs. sharing one from online.)
I wanted to share, so once a week, Im going to post a fun beetle pic: Week 1, Spiderbeetle!
This weeks VW road sightings: 1 bright yellow bug – Mr Jones cousin! (Richmond) 1 red bug, 1 white westfalia (both on I-80 Eastbound)
and for your listening pleasure- here is the song I woke up humming to myself today:
I did a LOT of laundry this weekend. I mean like 15 loads. Dont ask… Anyway, its all done, but thats about all I did.
I went to start my Honda Fit up for the commute today…and the worst noise a car can ever make (SILENCE) happened.
My son had apparently, gone out to the garage at some point yesterday to look for a game boy game – in my car glove box. Why he thought it might be there I dont know. (sigh) But at some point he turned the cabin light on, and left it on….all night.
My first reaction? Turn the light off, and try again. (as if.)
My second reaction? YELL. (hey Im honest.)
OK, My third reaction. I jumped in Mr Jones, who started like a top and we were off!
I borrowed my mom n dad’s battery charger on the way home and plugged it into the Honda.
And Mr Jones? He got a great big thank you!! By way of installing the new antennae I got him a week ago at the swap meet!
What a champ! Have I mentioned, I love Mr Jones?
I was over at a friends, and we changed the oil. Found that the studs and cap nuts for the oil cap were stripped. I found some replacement cap nuts at BUG-O-RAMA, but ordered the studs on airheadparts.com. Kind of funny… They look a lot smaller than I remember two weeks ago. Maybe its just boy car parts that look smaller later? LOL. Anyway.. I’ll keep ya posted.
Cruised home 40 miles with Mr Jones after work today, had a nice ride. Gonna put the new antennae, I got him, on this weekend. Maybe I can pick up more than one station again after that! LOL Hey at least its a 70’s station!
-Mr Jones n ME
post note: for lovers of all vintage VW’s and fixin them up…here is airheads blog: http://www.airheadparts.com/blog/
Last weekend fellow VW enthusiasts and I ventured to BUG-O-RAMA. A great semi-annual gathering on the Sacramento Speedway. It was so much fun!
Rolling in with Mr Jones, was great! So many VW Bugs, bus, ghia’s, things…etc…you name it. All classic Volkswagens, all day long!
Found a new radio antennae to install at the swap part of the event, and some cap nuts to replace a couple stripped ones we had to deal with when we changed his oil last.
The car show was fantastic! So much inspiration! I’ve decided that there will be a VW Bus in my future. Took a few pictures of a ghia with the color I want to do my bus someday…so nice!
Next show is in September. I am so there!