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™

Eric Shoemaker

I created and curate 1967beetle.com. I own and restored a 1967 VW Beetle that my Grandfather bought new. Have a question? Own an air cooled VW? Say hello!

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Frank

about 5 months ago

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

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Eric Shoemaker

about 5 months ago

Dad, You got it!

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Greg

about 5 months ago

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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Eric Shoemaker

about 5 months ago

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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Eric Shoemaker

about 5 months ago

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

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Gareth Calveley

about 5 months ago

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

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Harris First

about 5 months ago

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

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Eric Shoemaker

about 5 months ago

You're welcome!

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Ken

about 5 months ago

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

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Eric Shoemaker

about 5 months ago

You never know...

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john Wilson

about 5 months ago

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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Eric Shoemaker

about 5 months ago

Thanks, John.

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Bert

about 5 months ago

Safe trip and best of luck in Austin!

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Steve Jaeger

about 5 months ago

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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Greg

about 5 months ago

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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Quinn

about 5 months ago

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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Bob Ebert

about 5 months ago

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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Eric Shoemaker

about 5 months ago

Please do, Bob!

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Becky

about 5 months ago

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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Eric Shoemaker

about 5 months ago

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

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Richard Lee

about 5 months ago

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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Eric Shoemaker

about 5 months ago

1,200 miles.

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Susan W.

about 5 months ago

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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Eric Shoemaker

about 5 months ago

Thanks, everyone! I'm always here to help, as usual!

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Steve

about 5 months ago

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

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Eric Shoemaker

about 5 months ago

BBQ! NomNomNom!

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Richard

about 5 months ago

Have a safe trip Eric.

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Gary Beck

about 5 months ago

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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Eric Shoemaker

about 5 months ago

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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Gary Beck

about 5 months ago

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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Eric Shoemaker

about 5 months ago

Always here to help y'all.

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Graham Patterson

about 5 months ago

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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Eric Shoemaker

about 5 months ago

Truth.

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Mike Buettell

about 5 months ago

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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Eric Shoemaker

about 5 months ago

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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Jay Salser

about 5 months ago

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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Eric Shoemaker

about 5 months ago

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

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Jeffrey Hicken

about 5 months ago

Curious, why the move?

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Eric Shoemaker

about 5 months ago

Closer to family, etc.

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Rachel Salisbury

about 5 months ago

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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Eric Shoemaker

about 5 months ago

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

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Gordon Milam

about 5 months ago

He 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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Eric Shoemaker

about 5 months ago

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

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Jay Salser

about 5 months ago

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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Eric Shoemaker

about 5 months ago

I pay Jay to say these things...

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Marco Alfaro

about 5 months ago

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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Eric Shoemaker

about 5 months ago

Thank you! Looking FWD to running into you.

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Jaime

about 5 months ago

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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Eric Shoemaker

about 5 months ago

Thank you!!!

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Jorge A Garcia

about 3 months ago

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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Eric Shoemaker

about 3 months ago

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

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Jorge A Garcia

about 3 months ago

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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Eric Shoemaker

about 3 months ago

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

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Peter Vega

about 4 weeks ago

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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Eric Shoemaker

about 4 weeks ago

Peter, Thanks!

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