We’re Moving. Next Stop, Austin, TX

We are Moving. Next Stop, Austin, TX
Some of you may already know, but 1967beetle.com is relocating to Austin, TX. We’ve been in the SF Bay Area 5 years, and it’s time for the next adventure! If you’re local to the Austin, TX area, please say hello. We’d love to connect with other vintage Volkswagen owners.

Also, I’d like to thank every ’67 Beetle owner around the world that has helped us continue to grow. 1967beetle.com exists because of your shared passion for the best year vintage Volkswagen.

We are Moving. Next Stop, Austin, TX
We are Moving. Next Stop, Austin, TX

The Finishing Touches for Your Vintage Volkswagen™
The Finishing Touches for Your Vintage Volkswagen™

Posted by Eric Shoemaker

Hello, I'm Eric. I started 1967beetle.com. I also own Lane Russell, a leading supplier of VW parts for your classic Volkswagen restoration. I drive a '67 Beetle daily and love to share vintage Volkswagen stories with the world.

  1. Have a safe trip. Be sure and let us all know when you are ‘up and running’ again!

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    1. Dad,
      You got it!

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  2. Eric, I am very, very sad you are leaving, for you have been a rock for me, and the community at large. I will toast my water glass this evening to you and your family when I have my Friday night date night with my wife this evening.

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    1. Greg,
      Thanks! Not to worry, our ’67 may no longer have black plates, but we will forever have left our hearts in San Francisco.

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    2. Also… 1967beetle.com isn’t going anywhere, so don’t worry. In fact, we are going to continue to grow!

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  3. Gareth Calveley July 11, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Hi guys have a safe move best of luck from North Wales UK

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  4. Wish you all the best with this major move. Thank you, again, for your help in the past.

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    1. You’re welcome!

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  5. When you get tired of Texas, come back to San Diego, you already have friends here

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    1. You never know…

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  6. Have a safe adventure…the Republic of Texas will welcome another displaced patriot..and so will Jay, I bet. YOF John in GA

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  7. Safe trip and best of luck in Austin!

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  8. I will be sad to see you go, Eric especially since I just bought one of these and you were in my neighborhood,. But online it’s one big neighborhood. Good luck in Texas and be sure to try the BBQ and the Czech bakeries.

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  9. Oh, I know you will be around, and grow in many ways! Just going to miss you on the California side. Your VW is going to miss the ocean, the rolling vineyard landscapes, access to places like Yosemite and this great weather.

    In Texas it will be BBQ’s and straight roads. Waiting for a cool breeze means waiting for autumn.

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  10. Congratulations Eric. I have a long time dear friend military retired lives in California-many times I have discussed with him why any one with a choice would live in the Bled Dry by liberals/dims once Golden State. Texas, Austin still a liberal enclave, but no State Income Taxes. Your photographs remind me of having my 67 trailered behind a moving truck in 1989 when I made my last military duty permanent change of station. It was a joy as I left more and more of Virginal and its suck blood out of a turnip taxation for everything, including State Income Tax. It was with relief when I crossed the North Carolina line to see Virginia in my Rear View Mirror-to the Greenest State in the land of the Free-Tennessee

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  11. Great, my son lives in SanAntonio, only an hour away. I can come and visit once your up and running.BOB EBERT

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    1. Please do, Bob!

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  12. Since Austin is a music mecca you’ll have to start a weekly post on tunes to listen to in your ’67. On your portable Bluetooth speaker of course. Happy trails guys!

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    1. Becky,
      I’ll make sure my ’67 Beetle is in the montage footage of the next Austin City Limits.

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  13. Wow… I’ll say new adventures for sure.. I know nothing of Texas. But it can’t be a bad place if your going. How far is this trip ?
    Anyway… All the best luck I can wish for you and yours. I really hope all goes smooth for you. Unless a few obstacles make for great story’s to tell us all…lol

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  14. I’ve always heard Austin is a really cool town! Plus now you can be a fellow Texan to Jay! Safe travels along the way to your new home.

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    1. Thanks, everyone! I’m always here to help, as usual!

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  15. Welcome to Texas!! First place to eat Franklin’s BBQ!! Best BBQ in Texas.

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    1. BBQ! NomNomNom!

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  16. Have a safe trip Eric.

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  17. Have a great time in Texas.
    I lived in Dallas for about 2 years and moved back to California.
    Love all the BBQ restaurants in Texas.
    Seems like everyone goes out to eat.
    Try to keep your black plates if you can.
    Maybe you can keep the car registered in Cali.
    Look luck.

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    1. Thanks, Gary! Yeah, I’m not sure about the black plates. However, I do have some NOS ’67 TX plates now.

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  18. That’s great.
    Hate to see California lose another great family.
    Thanks for all your help in the past and best of luck to you guys.

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    1. Always here to help y’all.

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  19. Graham Patterson July 11, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    take care on the road mate and tell those blokes with the Car Transporter that they have precious cargo aboard
    Graham
    Perth Aust

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  20. Whatever you do, don’t toss those Black Plates. You just never know if you might need them again. Now it’s REALLY going to be a long drive if I need to buy tires or fenders from you again.

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    1. You know I won’t.. Not after I went through to have them. Yes, but you’ll still make the drive. Is your ’67 done?

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  21. Eric…Neva and I will be praying for a safe trip for you and Amanda and The Twins! That’s a long drive! Once in Austin, we’ll be roughly 220 miles from one another. Maybe there’s a visit tucked in there somewhere–I bet! jay

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    1. Thanks, Jay! I’m one step closer to meeting the one, the only, Jay and Neva Salser!

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  22. Curious, why the move?

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    1. Closer to family, etc.

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  23. Rachel Salisbury July 12, 2014 at 6:20 am

    Hi Eric,
    Welcome to Texas. Russ and I live in Georgetown. Only about 20 min N of Austin. We would love to have you and the family out to our place in the country for an ol’ fashion BBQ. We love it here and I think you will too. Would love to show you around town. Let us know when you land!! Take care and safe travels.

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    1. Rachel,
      Thanks! That would be great. Mmmmm, BBQ.

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    Hey Eric, Welcome to Austin. I just moved here about a year ago and just about to embark on a restoration of a 1970 VW convertable. My in-laws bought it new in 1970 so it’s part of the family and I’d like to get it done right. I need to get connected to the VW family here in Austin so when you get settled in maybe we can get together and hit some of the bug spots in the area.
    Gordie

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    1. Gordon,
      That would be great! Looking fwd to meeting you.

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    2. Wow–not even in Austin yet and invitations are coming in! That’s great, Gordie! You’ll not find a better friend than Eric! jay

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      1. I pay Jay to say these things…

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  25. As a new owner of a 1967 VW Bug, I’ve been following/enjoying your site. Welcome to scorching Texas. Though it may be hot down here, you’ll always be cool in the ’67 VW Bug. Once again, WELCOME from Cibolo TX (45mins south of Austin – NE Suburb of San Antonio)

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    1. Thank you! Looking FWD to running into you.

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  26. Eric, we want to wish you well in your new venture. We hope you and family stay safe. If you ever decide to move to Seattle, we will definitely have you and the family over for carne asada!

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  27. Hello Eric. Love your 1967beetle.com web site. When I bought my ’67 vert a few years back, I was delighted to find your site.
    On behalf of my self (JAG) and the San Antonio Oil Drippers VW Car Club, WELCOME TO TEXAS!!
    I sure hope to shake your hand someday to personally Thank You for taking “THE BEST YEAR VINTAGE VOLKSWAGEN” to another level.

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    1. Thanks!!!!! I’ve already been to a meet up.. Do you know Steve Scott? Great guy.

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      1. Glad to know you’ve already been to a meet-up in Austin. I know “Steve-O” from the Austin area, but don’t know if his last name is “Scott”. “Steve-O” is a cool guy really involved in the V-Dub scene – he may be the same guy. Great VW guys in Austin area, for sure. Our VW Club just had our big show “The VW Spillout” here in San Antonio over the Labor Day weekend. Don’t know if you’ve had the opportunity to visit SA, but there are several VW shows throughout the year from fellow VW clubs that may bring you this way.

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        1. Yep! We too call him Steve-O. He’s a really nice guy. Keep me posted on shows, etc.

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  28. Eric welcome to Texas! Austin is a great town and it’s at a centric location to other cities. Want to thank you for a great site, I own a 67 for one year now and your great articles have been very helpful. Look forward to getting a group of 67 owners together. Peter, San Antonio TX

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