Kenneth Yeo’s ’67 Beetle

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Our good bud, Kenneth Yeo of Singapore sends the following summary of a recent Volkswagen Reunion. Upon reviewing Ken’s Featured Article, you can realize the importance of this event. Owning and maintaining a Volkswagen in Singapore is extremely expensive.

Hope this finds you well. Just keeping in touch and happy to have just returned from a local VW meet up. Celebrating Singapore’s 50th year of independence, we organized a breakfast meet, swap and drive where 38 air-cooled VWs showed up. Some extremely rare Ghias, Kombis and Type 3s made for a great atmosphere (well, rare in Singapore). This is probably the biggest turnout in over 10 years.

More importantly, we managed to get the four surviving ’67 Beetles together after about 12 years. :) Someone was always too busy. All are still largely stock, with their original registration plates, and driven daily. I attach a few pics of our event, including the four ’67s.

Keep bugging! :)
Ken
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Thank you, Ken, for this report. You folks are awesome, and 1967beetle.com supports!

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Jay Salser

My wife, Neva, and I have been driving and working on VWs for going on 40 years. In fact, we raised our family in these cars. Now, we are 76 years old and enjoy VWs as a hobby. The ’67 Beetle always has been our favorite year. We own a '67 Beetle and a '68 Karmann Ghia.

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Mike Buettell

about 2 years ago

Great pics! When was the last time any of you saw four '67 Beetles in a row? If they can do it in Singapore, we ought to be able to do it somewhere in the states.

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Eric Shoemaker

about 2 years ago

I believe for the 50th anniversary of the '67 Beetle, we need to have a US meet up. It could happen! Imagine 500 '67 Beetles all in a row. Wow..

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Mike Buettell

about 2 years ago

The $64 question: Where?

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Jay Salser

about 2 years ago

Right, Eric...Now's the time to begin planning the 50 Year 1967 Beetle Reunion! Would the possibility begin August, 2016--production year? Help my math here, please! Mike? jay

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Eric Shoemaker

about 2 years ago

It would be amazing, that's for sure.

Eric Shoemaker

about 2 years ago

That all depends. Are you willing to drive across the US in a '67 Beetle?

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jay salser

about 2 years ago

Here's a thought...choose central locations across the USA. People within range of one of those central locations could drive there for a '67 Celebration. This would preclude having to drive extreme distances to only one location. We know how to hook-up via the Internet, Phone, Skype, etc., etc. these days so that each location would be within electronic reach of all of the others. There could be a Coordinator for each location. jay

Larry & Linda

about 2 years ago

Congratulations Ken and the gang for holding the event to celebrate our Singapore's 50 year of independence. It must certainly be a sight to see so many vintage cars along Singapore roads. Certainly rare in the tiny city of ours. Wish I was there with you all. Maybe in your next outing I can schedule my stay to coincide with the event. All the best.

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Kenneth Yeo

about 2 years ago

[* WordPress Simple Firewall plugin marked this comment as "trash". Reason: Failed GASP Bot Filter Test (checkbox) *] Thanks Larry! This event was planned on very short notice (6 days). Pity you weren't around. We'll catch you next time!

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Todd Sloan, Portland

about 2 years ago

A meeting of a'67's would be fantastic. Would it qualify for a Guinness World record? I vote for Portland Oregon because I live here, but a really nice place would be Nevada City CA, or thereabouts. Fantastic cruisablity, always dry, has everything.

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Eric Shoemaker

about 2 years ago

Or.... Austin, TX... Hmmm.

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Kenneth Yeo

about 2 years ago

[* WordPress Simple Firewall plugin marked this comment as "trash". Reason: Failed GASP Bot Filter Test (checkbox) *] Thanks guys for the support. Should the US-wide 67 meet happen, I'll be there!

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jay salser

about 12 months ago

Wow, Ken! All the way from Singapore! If I can...I also will try to make the trip. jay

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Dave

about 2 years ago

VEGAS BABY! Hotels, entertainment, everything you need! Make it happen Eric. I'll bring 2 67s.

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Eric Shoemaker

about 2 years ago

Ha.. Let me think on this a bit more... Something needs to happen for sure.

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jay salser

about 12 months ago

It's simple, Eric...we can stay at your place and help with the Twins! jay

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