So-Cal Vintage Treffen

I’d have to say, the So-Cal Vintage Treffen show was by far the best Vintage VW shows I’ve had the privilege to attend. Bug-O-Rama was a few months earlier but just did not seem to come close to this one. There’s something about seeing 150 truly stock VWs. My good friends and I like to call it the “VW sickness.” It’s a very true statement. It was held at the Phoenix Club.

“The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, California is a true old school German Cultural Club, as well as the perfect host for an event like this. The So Cal Vintage Treffen is limited to 1957 and earlier Beetles and “Press Bumper” Busses, 1959 and earlier Karmann Ghias, Military Vehicles and early coachbuilts.”

Vintage Volkswagen Commercials

Here are a few of my favorite Vintage Volkswagen commercials. Something about the tone in the narration and focus on the quality craftsmanship of these great old cars. It’s no wonder NOS parts work just as they did 40+ years ago!

Only 4 bolts to take out a VW Beetle’s engine!


We outgrew our old site, so we made a new one. Fun!

Don’t miss these sections…

Learn about why I first started this website, the the history of my ’67 Beetle, and check out a gallery of photos of my ongoing restoration. Also, read various magazines and online publications that have featured my ’67 VW Beetle.

There is a whole new area dedicated to Restoration Tips & Tutorials, How-To Videos, etc.

Interviews with Volkswagen vendors and fanatics.

VW Resources and Frequently Asked Questions (this area will grow, for sure).

An Archives page and Sitemap to help you navigate through previous posts.

And, I am now offering quality VW parts for purchase —restored by yours truly.

That about sums it up!

I’m really excited about the new site and am looking forward to posting here more often. Make sure you don’t miss a single post — subscribe to our rss feed in your favorite feed reader or sign up to receive email updates of new posts.

You can also follow me on Twitter at @erokcom. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #VintageVW to join the conversation!

Door Panel Removal and Installation


To remove door panels on your ’67 VW Beetle:

Step 1: Begin by popping out the small pin on the window winder. This can be done with a nail or small object. Be careful not to strip the inside of your winder!

Step 2: Next, take the two small screws out of the latch. This is covered by a small plastic cover. It pops right off with a simple screwdriver.

Step 3: Once those are removed, you can carefully start to pop the door panels off. Use a flathead screwdriver, making sure you don’t break the panels. If the clips are in decent shape, it should pop right off.

You’ll notice in these photos that mine were the OG German units. They came off with ease… well, let’s say they broke into pieces. :) I replaced them. Lastly, make sure to put a new moisture barrier on when finishing. This keeps water from hitting the panels. Any 2 mil plastic will work. I also used the Quickroof that I mentioned before to deaden sound in the door.

My 1967 VW Beetle

My 1967 VW Beetle

Literature for the ’67 VW Beetle

I get a lot of emails from people asking for information on correct literature. Everett Barnes seems to have this covered very well on TheSamba. From owners manuals to color chats for the ’67 VW Beetle. Scroll down to the bottom of the page!

One thing to remember:
“Every image on this page is either scanned directly from the private collection of Everett Barnes or has been submitted exclusively to TheSamba and credited.
Taking any of these images for use on another website without permission is theft.”