We’re burning the midnight oil a bit here at 1967beetle.com. A lot of readers have kindly emailed about the organization of the classified offering. It’s been a while since I’ve taken a deeper look at the UX (user experience) of 1967beetle.com as it has grown larger in following. Hopefully, this adjustment is a smart solve. The classified section in the global nav will now function as follows:
As this scales, you should be able to find the ’67 Beetle you’ve always wanted, or that odd one year only part you can only seem to find here at 1967beetle.com. Lastly, this site is always in motion. I welcome feedback on ways to make the experience better.
They say a photograph is worth a thousand words. In this case, we have a fantastic story to tell. The So Cal Vintage Treffen took place on September 8th, 2013. I wasn’t able to attend this year. However, our contributing So Cal photographer and good pal Timm Eubanks was on location, camera in hand. A huge thanks to him for providing his talent and time to 1967beetle.com.
“After visiting events in Germany like Bad Camberg and Hessisch Oldendorf, we wanted to bring an old German atmosphere together with strictly Vintage Volkswagens. 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. Our first event held in September 2007 turned out to be a big success, and the plan is to hold it every other year opposite the Solvang Vintage Meet put on by the Golden Gate Chapter of the VVWCA. So if you have an old VW collecting dust in the garage and you want to show it off, or if you’re just looking for an excuse to have an authentic German Bratwurst and beer… the So Cal Vintage Treffen is just the place for you.”
Here’s a fantastic article sent over from Matthew Keen in the UK. Safer Motoring features the first mention about the 1500 ’67 Beetle. Click on the images below for a closer look.
This is a nice little story by Friede Strobl from the February ’67 issue of Foreign Car Guide magazine. In the article Friede describes what it’s like to travel to Germany to pick up your brand new VW as so many Americans did through the tourist delivery program. There are some good photos of an “early” ’67 and it’s cool to hear her boast of the new 1500cc motor.
As a side note, the cover shows the VW Blue ’67 Friede purchased in full color. You can clearly see the blue beading and the black running boards. It’s been long argued that the running boards should match the beading and vice versa on 60’s Beetles, but here with VW Blue this is clearly not the case.
Here is an interesting piece of vintage Volkswagen history from a legendary actor known around the world. In the ’60s, Jack Nicholson drove a L19K Yukon Yellow ’67 Vert.
Photography: Arthur Schatz—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images