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VW bug Jam
Posted by: eddieb ()
Date: November 13, 2022 12:58PM

Every Nov hordes of VW enthusiasts descend on little old Dade City Fla. Decided to go out to the fairgrounds and see what it was all about. There were over 800 cars there,yes 800, not to mention acres of swap meet spaces,a food court and car corral. Impressive! Two things of note, the age of the participants a lot under 25 and the price of the cars. 1967 Beetle ready for restoration $5600.00 but at the opposite end a 65 camper van @ $55,000.00. EddieB Dade City,Fla

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Re: VW bug Jam
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: November 13, 2022 01:28PM

They are our air-cooled cousins...two on my block.

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Re: VW bug Jam
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: November 13, 2022 01:38PM

I went to the Bug-In near Minneapolis about 10 years ago. I learned that I'm not quite as interested in VWs as I thought I was. I had several back in the day when they were cheap and as such I'm not about to pay big money for one. VWs can be very charming but not THAT charming. I certainly have a soft spot for them and VW people are often interesting in a kooky sort of way.

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com



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Re: VW bug Jam
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: November 13, 2022 01:49PM

The cars from the 60s and 70s were very basic and simple to work on. I loved that book by John Muir "How to keep your VW alive... for the compleat idiot". Of course our favorite lawyer wrote a complete book on the lack of safety on the Beatle. He also called the Type 2 (transporters) the most unsafe vehicle ever made.

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Re: VW bug Jam
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: November 13, 2022 02:32PM

I remember drag racing my 140 powered sand rail at the Bug In's way back when.

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Re: VW bug Jam
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: November 14, 2022 04:45AM

I wonder if bug jam is like locusts and honey.

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com



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Re: VW bug Jam
Posted by: David Malcolm ()
Date: November 14, 2022 06:47AM

A coupole of years back our club NJACE attended the north NJ version of the All Air Cooled gathering. I've never seen so many VWs, rows of pot up campers for example. They had two packed areas for camping over night--one marked quiet. They reserved parking for us, had about 12 Corvairs. Saw one Porsche, suspect the nowb factor at play here.
They were a younger crowd, not sure why but perhaps the fact that the bar was open at 10AM on a Sunday played a role.

David Malcolm
1969 Monza PG Coupe
NJ near the Meadowlands

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Re: VW bug Jam
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: November 14, 2022 06:51AM

I give up what does this mean?

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suspect the nowb factor at play here.

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Re: VW bug Jam
Posted by: capnqball ()
Date: November 14, 2022 10:40AM

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Ron in NW Oregon
'63 FC RAMPSIDE

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Re: VW bug Jam
Posted by: FoiledAgain ()
Date: November 14, 2022 11:01AM

I think the word is 'newb'.

As a matter of fact, when someone on this forum sought to insult me over some imagined slight, that individual thought it'd be cute to tell me to try Volkswagens. Ha. Too late for that, bub.



It's always a VW and Porsche meet over here.
As much as I admire the old VW engine, and have had and assembled plenty of them, the Corvair is a more impressive powerplant. Fight me.

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Re: VW bug Jam
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: November 14, 2022 11:57AM

eddieb Wrote:
1967 Beetle ready for restoration $5600.00...


Ugh. Too many one-year-only things on a 67, and the rest is a mix of 66 and 68 parts. A mess to figure out. I had a 67 bug, and now building a Meyers Manx out of a 67 chassis...wish I would have started with any other year.


Eric P
DeWitt, IA

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Re: VW bug Jam
Posted by: flamingchariots ()
Date: November 15, 2022 10:42AM

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I've never seen so many VWs, rows of pot up campers for example.




TYPO?
Or could you smell the marijuana? smoking smiley

Kevin
Medina, OH

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Re: VW bug Jam
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: November 15, 2022 05:56PM

flamingchariots Wrote:
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hot smiley

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa


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Re: VW bug Jam
Posted by: DOUG WARD ()
Date: November 15, 2022 08:19PM

Back in the 1970's, when I was slalom racing my '64 Monza convert, most of the events then were Bug In's. I still have a half dozen 1st & 2nd place trophies from then. My class included 911 Porsches & more Corvairs than you might have expected. Good, fun memories. ( photo is in my signature line )

Doug Ward
Orange, Calif.
65 Corsa 180, 64 Monza convertible, 61 Lakewood, 61 Monza


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Re: VW bug Jam
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: November 16, 2022 05:35AM

I always liked '67 Beetles. You get a 1300 and 12 volts but still have the old bumpers. I hope I'm remembering these things correctly, maybe I'm thinking of '66. I'm losing my ability to discuss VWs, Harleys and NFL at cocktail parties.

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com



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Re: VW bug Jam
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: November 16, 2022 06:12AM

You are correct Jim PLUS ball joint front suspension instead of king pin/link pin.

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo---1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4---1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
CORSA/RMC/PPCC/V8 Registry

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Re: VW bug Jam
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: November 16, 2022 01:54PM

And don't forget the headlight lenses. 12 volts was the big improvement of the day IMO. I remember my brother Jim (a VW guy) asking me "what year did Corvairs go to 12 volts"?

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Re: VW bug Jam
Posted by: JimBrandberg ()
Date: November 17, 2022 05:12AM

A few years ago I was driving on the freeway and a VW was coming down the entrance ramp. I thought "oh it's a newer one" and then laughed at myself because it was like a '72 Super Beetle.

Jim Brandberg
Isanti, MN
CorvairRepair.com



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