Belgians Own Type 3 Day
at 12:03 pm
As you all might allready know, Mr K and Ffred are organising their annual NO H2O meeting in Ninoof again on the 19th of March 2006.
But this year, something will be different. There's going to be a Type-3-only corner for all you Type-3-perverts out there.
If you're planning to go the the meeting in your beloved Type 3, get your ride registered here to get that desired special place in the cozy centre of Ninoof .
I hope the line-up will look as good as this one but I very much doubt that any of these ride will show up at Ninoof 'cause these Type 3 all live in the land of the rising sun. But I do know some very nice once around who'll shure be there...
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
at 11:34 am
Anyone recognises this 60ies bug on Gold Empi 5's?
Well it's the awesome ride of Olaf Ennen. He's a member of the leading German Old School VW Club 'Der Fieser Luftkulhers' and an avid visitor of our blog. He also gave to golden tip to Dr Jeckill to get in contact with Swarzwald Performance (the guys behind Der Steiner Rad).
By the way, this picture was taken at Das Drag Day 3. Is that Olaf posing next to his ride? I think so. He shure is one proud owner of a very nice Looker.
at 11:21 am
Just one from the old box to make Dr Jeckill drone on.
A nice oval bug on the ultra rare Der Steiner Rad just like Dr Jeckill likes them.
But life is for those who persist and Dr Jeckill found a contact to lay hands on a set of those diserable rims.
Formule Vee pt 3
at 11:22 am
This is how the rear end of a Formule Vee looks like. Basic in every way.
Note the reversed installation of the engine and gearbox combo, the battery installation, 4-in-1 exhaust with stinger and the stabilistorbar.
I guess you needed guts to blast down the track in such a racecar.
Monday, December 26, 2005
Formule Vee pt 2
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Here's a shot of the man who used to race one of the Mk5C's, Ray Weaver behind the steeringwheel. Damn he looks concentrated.
Photo should be dated around 1969.
Formule Vee pt 1
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Volkswagen didn't produce the single cab pick-up only for working purposes.
Some even used it to take their Mk5C Formule Vee to the race track. The pick-up only needed minor modification to get the Mk5C on it.
Have you noticed the wheels on the bus? Original Empi 5 spoke two piece rims. Is there a better world than that?
24h de Spa Francorchamps pt 2
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Here's the same car get spanked over the curbstones.
d'Ieteren competed with 4 1500S Notches in the race to be able to win the Coupe Du Roi and they did win before cars like the BMW 1800 TISA and Mercedes 300 SE.
The cars were tuned by Huissier. Not one single Notch suffered from a breakdown. What else did you expect?
24h de Spa Francorchamps pt 1
at 10:36 am
Back in 1964, d'Ieteren competed in the 24h of Francorchamps in a slightly modified 1500S with Ben Pon behind the steeringwheel. The team ended 18th in the overall ranking with an average speed of 133 km/h.
This pictures shows some of the changes made to the car the get it ready for the 24h race.
I really dig the sportseat, basic but effective.
Les Volkswagen "Injection"
at 10:30 am
In 1968 VW introduced the Volkswagen Injection on the type 3 line. This was the advertisment d'Ieteren (the Belgian importer of VW) distributed.
Check out the prices: a little more than 2500 euros for a brand new Fuel-injected Variant. How good does this sounds to you?
at 10:26 am
Could anyone please tell me why Volkswagen never took the 1500 Cabriolet into production?
It shure would have been a collectors item these days and fun to ride on those hot summer days.
Find the 7 differences
at 10:19 am
This picture shows two models of the Type 3 as made by VW back in 1964.
The one on top is the 1500S and the one below is the 1500N. There are at least 7 visual differences between these two Notches.
It's up to you to find them and post them in the comment. Maybe you'll win another mojito...
KCW Frid pt2
at 1:35 am
Another close up of the high quality work done by KCW. Every corner looks spot on.
Too bad KCW-shop is on the other side of the big blue...
KCW Frid pt1
at 1:33 am
KCW latest project is painted. Just look at the quality off the paintjob, just faultless. When this Fridolin will be finished, it will be one of the coolest around I think.
at 1:28 am
Anyone looking for an early (1962) Variant?
Well this stunning ride is up for grabs less the Gasburners (which do look very good at their place here).
Just check it out out the Samba.
at 11:49 am
Here's the man himself posing proud next to ride.
Was this heavy type 3 really good for some 15.6 timing slips on the quarter mile? I neither would be able to wipe the grin off my face when owning such a hell of ride.
Thursday, December 22, 2005
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This time, while blasting down the 1/4 mile, Don's Notch was equiped with Empi's rims and the car sported some cool signwriting. I must admid that I'm more into the BRM-version without the signwriting. Less is more.
Old School Notch pt2
at 11:44 am
Another shot of 'Dyno' Don's awesome Notch. Rear end has lost all of its trim.
This picture shure is proof that all VW's lend them to the Old School California Look. There should be more of these out on the road.
Saying this, it makes me wonder why I haven't transformed my ride into a perfect Looker.
Old School Notch pt1
at 11:39 am
This is how the ultimate Old School Notchback used to look like back in the days when horsepower was king.
This very nice example belonged to 'Dyno' Don Chamberlin.
Don's dechromed ride looks very hardcore on those very sought-after BRM's. Note the lack of trim, front turn signals and bumpers, one-piece windows and racked stance which are typical Cal Look features.
Pictures found on Dyno Don's website through a link of treasure-man Kobus (aka Mr. k).
at 4:56 am
The other bug we brought home last night is also a 1200 model buthis time the ride sports the fat bumpers with integrated turn-signals. This ride is in far better condition and would make a great daily driver. Just check out the interior and you'll see that this was a car that was taken care off. As Messie is more into the older models, this ride is also up for grabs, so just post a comment with your details and we'll get in touch.
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
at 4:49 am
Yesterday evening, it was VW-shopping time again, so Nicolas (aka Messie) and I went out and brought two early 70tie bugs home.
One of the two is this blue 1200. Cars needs some work but it seems that it allready had a new paint job in the 90ties but rot has taken over agian at some places (mostly the wings caused by some dents) so this little bug needs some attention.
Anyone interested in this ride, it could be yours as it's up for grabs. Just put your details in the comments and we'll contact you.
Fasten Your Seatbelts
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No comment needed... Let the word speak for itself.
Monday, December 19, 2005
Homecoming pt 3
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So now, El Picaro's body found its way in mi Taller.
There shure is a lot of work to be done before he will see the road again (or blast down the track with a little stomper in the back if it all goes to plan), but at least all the plans are allready in my head and I've got some place to create my plans (once more thanks to my parents, your 67 will be in mi taller soon too to get it finished).
Sunday, December 18, 2005
Homecoming pt 2
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Is there a better way to transport the body of El Picaro back home than to put it on the back of Nicolas Little Worker? I shurely don't think so, it reminded me of the Inch Pincher days (too bad it was getting dark, it would shure have given some great pictures).
Thanks for the help Messie.
Homecoming pt 1
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And the cherry on top of the pie yesterday, was the homecoming of El Picaro.
Yes indeed, Dave has finished the welding on the body (thanks for that mate) so now the real work can get started.
at 2:27 am
Winterseason has begun and that shure is obvious when you see all the people wrenching on their rides.
This was also the case on Dave's mom's ride. This perfect 1300 had some rot on the frontbeam so a new one was crafted on it and every single piece recieved some detailing like it should.
A trully nice (bonestock) ride.
Aku pt 3
at 2:22 am
Dr Jeckill is planning to get those desired Der Steiner Rad wheels on his project Aku. But it seems very difficult to lay hands on a set of those as only 50 sets are made. So if anyone knows were to find a set of those just let us know.
I'm sure Dr Jeckill would love to throw a reward on the golden tip which will lead him to a set of those wheels.
Aku pt 2
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Here's another shot of Aku.
The body is in good shape (except for the leftside rearwing due to some accident on the way back from Svenska), as is the restored chassis but the interior is really fucked up but plans for something new are allready made.
Now you might all wonder where the name Aku came from, well Aku is an evil spirit from the cartoon Samurai Jack but if you want to know more check out Dr. Jeckill's Blog.
Aku pt 1
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Works on Aku started yesterday.
As it was no cruising weather, Tim and I did the first things on Aku. We have removed all the brakes as they were no good anyway and some weightsaving was also done by removing the bumpers. Don't worry, the brakes are getting renewed (yes indeed, crazy Dr Jeckill is planning to get some brakes on his ride) and an adjustable frontbeam will find its way on this ride to get the front closer to the ground.
VW Parking Only?
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There are always some Aircooled VW's in front of my house, even on those cold winter days.
Could anyone tell me how come ;-).
at 10:00 pm
As we've crossed the line of 15000 visitors, I thought it was time for something else (not VW-related) so here it is. As I'm pretty much into Latino Chicas (and cocktails, but I think you all love the chicas more), I've picked (in my opinion) a very nice example. Thank you all for the visits.
Oh yeah, just for the record, this is not my girlfriend as you all may think (some were shure after the previuos time I've posted her), she might look a little like her, but I'm shure it's not her.
Saturday, December 17, 2005
Perfect Circle Pt1
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Just bought this nice package on the net. As you can see, it's a NOS 'Custom Made' piston ring set made by Perfect Circle for...
Now I've got you all wondering for which type of engine these pistons rings are made for...
Perfect Circle Pt 2
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These Perfect Circle piston rings are actually build for the 83mm bore VW engine. This might ring a bell for the hard-core VW-engine freaks and the Type 3 freaks.
So if you know the answer, just put it in the comments and you might win another Mojito made by Mr Cocktail himself if you are the first to answer correctly that is...
Berg's Famous Race Car
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Another picture of the Berg's famous race car after a pass down the 1/4 mile at DDD1.
Light My Fire...
at 12:26 am
Could this be one of the last sigarets Clyde has ever lighted inside the Berg's race car. I certainly do think so. Picture was taken back in 2003 at Das Drag Day 1 organised by Belgiums leading VW-club called DAS.
If you want to follow the cars life now, you should visit the Blackbomber blog. The man behind the blog Gusty bought the car several years ago and still blasts down the track in this famous racer from time to time.
at 3:53 am
Could this be the ultmate engine to be mounted in the back of your Bug? The set-up certainly does it for me. Check the twin carbs, Bosch distributor and oil filter.
As a mather of fact, it is a Porsche 356 engine (enginecode 616/1 making it a 1600 normal engine produced between 1960 and 1963) which needs a little refreshment.
Does anyone has a clue about this aftermarked exhaust set-up? It certainly isn't original but should give a little more power.
Sunday, December 11, 2005
Another Type 3...
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Jelle's new project has arrived. It's a very solid 69 notch which needs only a little bit of welding. Sounds good to me. Nice to see the disks and drums are allready redrilled to Porsche PCD. I've heard Jelle's would like to fit some Fuchs to this ride, so if you happen to have some for sale just let me know.
So we officially have another type 3 in the DVF rankings. Lets say we just have good taste...
If you want to know more about this ride, just visit Jelle's blog.
Saturday, December 10, 2005
Bugtour #3: 7th of May 2006
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Some of you might recongnise this set up. Yes indeed, this picture was taken at the Bugtour #2. It was a nice cruise from Ghent to th Netherlands and back. Too bad for the ones who missed it. But no worries, you all get the chance to participate in Bugtour #3. Last meeting we set the date. So everyone get your agenda and pin the Bugtour #3 down on the 7th of May 2006. So everyone who likes to cruise in his Aircooled ride, be there...
Sunday, December 04, 2005
Tim's New Ride
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Yesterday, I laid the last hand on mi taller and guess what, the first VW was allready waiting to enter my little workshop. It was Tim's latest acquisition in the form of a 57 Oval bug he brought home from Sweden. Some things need to get sorted out before he gets this nice ride on the road. First of all we have to get that little powerplant started and have to get those brakes and steering sorted out. Hoppefully, some other things are planned too like fitting a narrowed and lowered front beam and some after marked wheels (I would go for the Enkei Kidney-Beam Style wheels with the usual fat and small combo)
Go for it Tim, just tell me what to do.