It was a sweet weekend weatherwise this past weekend so me and the kids joined a good friend and his family for a VW show near us. Bugapaluza 2014 in Chattanooga Tn. This is not SMB related so you purists can stop reading here
but I know there a lot of air-cooled fans here so I thought I would share.
Sidenote: Drive and SMB to a bug show and everyone crawls all over it. I did not expect this, but I probably had 25 folks at least walk over to our camp to chat. It was a pleasant surprise. My buddy in his classic Westy was starting to get pissed. I've been trying to talk to him but he's busy shopping for SMB's I think.
A few faves: 52 Split
favorite bumper sticker, I want one
and the only other Sportsmobile in attendance, chatted with this guy awhile, really cool people
Oh, and I found............
I know you West Coast folks are used to seeing tricked out classic VWs, but over here this is a pretty good gathering, probably 200+ cars and a lot of the really great ones weren't showing, just hanging out.
All this hippy love this weekend provoked me to dig out an old pic of my first car, a 68 Beetle. Bought it for $200 when I was 14 and transformed it in to a fun daily driver by the time I was 16. Man, why did I sell that car!!! I think it had something to do with air conditioning and babes.