As some of you probably know by now, we relocated back to our hometown of Atlanta, GA after a long cross-country adventure. Recently, I had a generator, fan issue with my ’67 Beetle. (Jay Salser is working on an article that goes a bit more in-depth on the issue and resolution)
The vintage VW business landscape here in Atlanta, GA has a changed drastically. I really did get spoiled by the West Coast. As it turns out, the old places I had come to depend on long ago had long since closed up. I event extended my search to non VW shops. It went a little something like this.
Eric: “Hello. Do you work on old VWs?”
Shop: “No.” Click.
Eric: “Hello. Do you by chance still work on old VWs?”
Shop: “You can’t get parts for those, no we don’t.”
Eric: “Hello. Do you ever tinker with old VWs?”
Shop: “Whatcha got a dune buggy? No, we don’t.”
As you can see, it wasn’t looking good. Even Advanced VW off College Ave seemed to have closed up; or did it?… After some searching, I was able to get in contact with Bobby who’s the owner. Apparently, the City of Decatur made him move so they can “clean up” the area.
Luckily, he’s still in business and probably the last vintage VW shop standing. He’s over in Tucker, GA now and going strong. Bobby’s not really one for attention, but I can tell you with all honestly that he’s the best guy for your vintage VW. I can’t tell you how happy I am that he’s still working on these old cars. Here’s his info.
1878 Forge St
Tucker, GA 30084
Now for some photos of his shop. If you look closely, you’ll see my ’67 with some of his other old friends.