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Old 04-16-2014, 04:14 PM   #1
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Bugapaluza 2014

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.

Camp



Vittles



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.



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Old 04-16-2014, 04:35 PM   #2
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That is a lot better than I expected. I thought warm weather brought out a different kind of bugs.

Some nice vdubs there.

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Old 04-16-2014, 08:18 PM   #3
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That is a lot better than I expected. I thought warm weather brought out a different kind of bugs.

Some nice vdubs there.

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Me, too.

Rusty's looking pretty good.

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Old 04-17-2014, 06:22 AM   #4
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Re: Bugapaluza 2014

Thanks guys.
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some great looking vdubs man. your old one looked nice too

vw scene here is pretty weak compaired to places around us like slc, spokane, etc. but getting better. i have a bad taste in my mouth from spending a few summers in a air cooled westy. loved the touring, hated keeping that thing alive...

and are you rocking the same plate on the smb as your first car? if so thats badass!
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I like the antenna dancer
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As long as we're being nostalgic, here are some oldies: http://www.messynessychic.com/2014/0...mer-road-trip/

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and are you rocking the same plate on the smb as your first car? if so thats badass!
Yep, lost it for years in my shop stuff and found it a couple years ago. Plus, it's my take on humanity for the most part.

Dave, ya that antenna dancer is on that 52 split, my favorite car there. He was with a VW club called "Street Panzers", which I thought was unique too.

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