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So Cal – Big Wednesday VW Meet

timmA huge thanks to our very good friend Timm Eubanks of So Cal, for contributing his photography talents and time to Timm documented this year’s Big Weds vintage Volkswagen event.

“More than 100 Volkswagen enthusiasts – mostly buses but also Beetles – squeezed into the tight parking spots to show off, share stories and spend the day surfing at San Onofre State Beach in San Clemente. It seemed everyone had a story to tell down at San O, as it’s known by locals, during the annual gathering of Volkswagen aficionados who packed into the beach.”

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. With that…

Gavin LaMaide’s ’67 Beetle Pedal Alignment

Gavin LaMaide's '67 Beetle Pedal AlignmentEditors note: Gavin, we thank you for the article. As I’ve said, isn’t about me, it’s about the community of ’67 Beetle owners around the world. Let’s continue to help each other stay on the road. -ES

Quote for the Occasion..

“If you think you can, or think you can’t….you’re RIGHT!” -Henry Ford


You will learn nothing new in the confines of this article outside of luck, determination and deep gratitude! In any case, I was asked by Eric & Jay to share my “little experience” with my clutch pedal cluster that I disassembled by accident and put back together. Based on my total lack of mechanical expertise, you can do it too!

It all started after I read the recent article about Pedal Clusters and the articulation and organization of such parts. I noticed for months my very own clutch pedal on my 67’ had way too much free play and was a two full inches depressed beyond that of the brake pedal. It really started to bother me. Although the clutch worked fine, it looked bad and clearly it was not adjusted properly. So, I thought, “ I’m not a mechanic, what could go wrong. Let’s give it a go!!”

We’re Moving – Again

We are Moving. Next Stop, Austin, TX
Some of you may already know, but is relocating back to Atlanta, GA to settle down. My Grandpa (who gave us our ’67 Beetle and inspired this site) is 95, and other family members are getting older too. We’ve had an amazing journey across the US over the last 7 years. San Francisco, Alameda, Austin, etc. It’s just time to be home.

If you’re local to the Atlanta, GA area, please say hello. We’d love to connect with other vintage Volkswagen owners. Soon, Lane Russell plans to build a full workshop for future projects. Maybe a few period correct ’67 Beetle restorations, as well as continued OEM quality parts.

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

Chris Vallone’s L000 ’67 Beetle

Err… Actually there is no paint code for L000. That’s because our good bud Chris Vallone of Classic VW Bugs in NY has this ’67 Beetle down to bare metal. Chris isn’t sure what color he’s going to choose yet. Chime in below and let him know what you’d like to see. He’s watching this article.

“This car was found in north NJ in Mid 2012. This baby is rock solid and should need little body work.  This is a numbers matching Body, Chassis, Motor, ’67 Beetle.  This is a very solid DRY car, worth putting some bucks into to make it killer.  I am in a toss up of what color to do at this moment.

I do not think I want to go back to Lotus white which was the original color.  I am thinking of going with a VW color from the mid to late 50s.”

Mary & Gavin LaMaide’s L282 Lotus White ’67 Beetle

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Mary & Gavin’s story is an emotional one with a fantastic connection to the past. Seeing the early childhood photos reminds me of my own story, and how I grew up riding in my Grandpa’s ’67 Beetle that I now own today. Thanks for sharing, guys! exist because of people like you.

Northwestern Michigan College Car Show – 10th annual. A charity event with all proceeds going to the school of automobiles at NMC.

Well Gentlemen, we broke thru today! She won her first trophy at the Northwestern Michigan College Car Show. Voted top 25 of 200 cars by participants and patrons…not judges!