2011 Alameda Classic Car Show

The 18th Annual Park Street Classic Car Show took place on Saturday, October 8. More than 400 classic vehicles were on display in Alameda’s historic downtown district. Classic cars of every description lined Park Street between Encinal Ave and Buena Vista Ave — Vintage Show Cars, Roadsters, Coupes, Hot Rods, Antique Muscle Cars, and more. Most of the cars come from those magical decades — the ’50s and the ’60s. But there were plenty of classics from the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s along with muscle cars from the ’70s.

’67 Engine Restoration — Before and After

Here’s a little animation of my ’67 engine. The first part is the day I drove the car home from my grandfather’s house. As you can see, a lot has changed over the last 6 years!

Spotted in San Francisco!

70s Beetle

Early 70s Beetle.

My ’67 Beetle – The Beginning

It’s been over 6 years since I began my restoration. I had no idea I’d get so interested and become so passionate about this great hobby.

Self, 1967 VW

This photo was taken shortly after I got the car from my grandfather. Look at the blackened, charred decklid. He had a fire in the early 90s. Also, I still have no idea why the area inside the engine lid was painted black. I’ve since had it repainted the correct L620, Savannah beige. It sometimes amazes me that the car is still surviving today.

’67 Triplets!

Panama Beige, Sea Sand, Savannah Beige! Photo credit: Unknown

It does not get any better than this!