It’s sad to say that I missed the 2013 So Cal VW Classic. However, our pal Timm Eubanks was on location, camera in hand. A huge thanks to Timm for providing his photography time and talent to 1967beetle.com.
Hello, I'm Eric. I founded and curate 1967beetle.com. I also co-founded Lane Russell with my wife Amanda. I drive a '67 Beetle daily, and love to share vintage Volkswagen stories with the world.
Every year that I attend this event it seems there are fewer and fewer totally stock beetles. There was one L620 savanna beige '67 that was just about perfect. I made a point of telling the guy about this site.
There was a nice poppy red 67 vert that I saw.
The classic is by far the greatest vw car show on earth. No other show comes close in size, quality of cars and swap parts.
I'd say the So Cal Treffen is a better show.. Hmmm.
People...I hate to say this, but here in Texas, although we make a valiant effort...we have nothing with which to compare with such a show as this! Man! I sometimes wish to live in CA!
I agree with Mike (above). Each year I see more and more cut-on VWs. In many cases they could never be classically restored. The loss in value is immense when a vintage car is so drastically altered.
Of course, as my wife reminds me, this has the effect of driving up the value of classically restored VWs! But, people...it also will eventually drive the price so high that a lot of us will be unable to collect, restore and enjoy these cars. I used to buy nice Beetles for our family's use for $250. I'd be fortunate, now, to find a decent "driver" for $1500-2000!
I apologize for "ranting" on this subject...but, well, I love VWs a lot and I want many others to be able to own and enjoy them for years to come.
Rant on, brother. :-)
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