Community Posts

A Vintage Volkswagen Wedding

A Vintage Volkswagen WeddingLet’s be honest, I really don’t let anyone drive our ’67 Beetle. If you also own one of these gems, you understand my VW sickness. However, when our great friends Mike and Paula asked if it could be a part of their wedding, I felt very honored. And, what better a way to compliment a beautiful bride than a ’67 Beetle. Congrats again, guys!

Photographer: Tanja Lippert

Graham Patterson’s RHD ’67 Beetle

Graham Patterson’s RHD ’67 Beetle

Let’s start 2015 off right with an update to the earlier mention of Graham Patterson’s RHD ’67 Beetle. In his own words.

Hello 1967beetle.com.
I trust you all had a great Christmas and safe New Year. I thought people around the world may wish to see how I am advancing with my rebuild of the ’67 Aussie Beetle.

I’ve now completed the body work, mechanicals and re-spray; need to get the roof liner done and this is the one job that gives me the most worries. Forget about the welding, body work, painting and motor works, this head liner gives me the cold sweats. But, I will just have to knuckle down and do the job. I also managed to purchase another 1500 single port engine that runs well and is in great shape, so I can relax knowing I have two units to draw on just in case.

Another little story. I have a mate just up the road from me, a policeman in the Traffic Dept. He has admired my ’67, sees it every day, and makes comments on how it is coming along. He called me over a few weeks back and, yes he has bought a Beetle to work on. But not just any Beetle; a ’67 1300 but the standard. But there you have it, two 67’s in the same street and being brought back to life, amazing world we live in.

Anyway, will keep you up to date on my car.

Graham Patterson
Perth – Australia

Thanks, Graham, for sharing your update with 1967beetle.com.

Thank You, Jay & Neva Salser

Jay Salser
I’d like to take a moment to shine light on one of the greatest vintage Volkswagen enthusiast in our hobby today; Jay Sasler of Garland, Texas. His contributions to 1967beetle.com are enjoyed by readers all over the world. Also, his knowledge and years or experience with vintage Volkswagens is second to none.

Has Jay helped you with your ’67 Beetle? (I bet he has!) If so, chime in below and give thanks.

Happy Holidays!

Merry ChristmasWe just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone around the world for supporting what we are so passionate about here at 1967beetle.com. It’s been a fun 4 years, and we look forward to bringing you many more articles, beetle stories, classifieds, etc.

Anything you’d like to see in 2015?

– Eric, Amanda Shoemaker, and Jay Salser.
Photo: Timm Eubanks

Christmas Vintage Volkswagens

Christmas Vintage VolkswagensIt never has been our custom to decorate the exterior of our house during the Christmas Season. But…we always enjoyed the decorations which others lavished upon their homes across the Dallas, Texas area. We would jump into one of our VWs and head to the best well-known areas to drive slowly, uuuuhing and aaaahing over the brilliant displays.

One Christmas in the 1980s, the neighbor across the street from us telephoned to say that “Keith has just finished hanging the lights, y’all! Come outside to see them!”

My wife relayed the message to me and the children and we hurried outdoors to glory in the glow of scores of well-placed lights. We waved and shouted our congratulations, then retired to our quiet home. Suddenly I was struck by an inspiration!

I quickly rounded up the necessary things and went outside to the front of our house. Now, by this time in life, we had at least three Beetles and one Karmann Ghia parked at-the-ready in front of our house. I got into each and began moving them about. Finally, I had them parked as I had planned. Then, I set in motion my plan.

When I was done, I returned to the house and asked the wife and children to look outside. There was hooting and laughter after which Neva hurried to the phone to call the neighbors to tell them that OUR Christmas display was now completed…..that they should come out to see it. We convened in front of our house as the neighbors laughed over our Volkswagen Christmas display.

You see…once I had parked our VWs, I had turned on all of the hazard lights. They were blinking their message of Good Cheer to all who passed.