Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Year end pictures

 Farewell 2013 and welcome 2014!  Any hoot, I figured I would post up pictures I took during 2013 ( and a few from a few years prior) which I never posted and are worthy of sharing with you. I can't begin to count how many pictures I've taken this past year? Too many is for certain, but never enough. These are pictures of shows, peoples rides (some of who I do not know but thought they were bad ass), parts, parties, open houses or whatever the case was. Also included are some random nature shots I took. Remember, aside from the beautiful weather and all the bad ass rides we have out here, there are a lot more things to see and do in Southern California.

Hopefully next year I will start doing some more traveling, both abroad and within the Colonies. So this means more pictures. I will do my best to give a brief description of each photo taken and if I don't and you recognize the image, please ....... drop me an email and give me the 411.

Well I hope you like them and any comments and critique are welcomed. OKAY, let's get this show on the road.

 

Here is a random shot I took of my rides (ofcourse the first picture will be of my rides!). My 1954 Panel, 1954 Kombi and way in the back is my 1963 Pantina'd down OG Beetle. I wanted to take a picture will all my rides, though I am missing a few in there Wink 

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February OCTO show. Pictured is Poe Tan's original paint late 1957 Standard Micro Bus, Mike Hodgson's 1957 all original Single Cab with NOS hoops & canvas, Doug Gaylord's 1955 Deluxe 23 Window and Cuñado Earl's 1963 original paint Deluxe 15 Window.

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Picture taken at the historic Tommy's Burgers parking lot on Rampart in the Mid City area of Los Angeles. Pictured is my Kombi, Maudy Vargas' 1958 Karmann Ghia, Frank "Play Dirty" Caseras' 1955 Oval Ragtop and Marcos' 1954 RHD Convertible. This location was one of the pit stops during the 80's LA cruise.

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The picture was taken during this past October's OCTO show. Pictured are just a few of the rare items my two buddies, Henrik & Thomas Andersen from Denmark, brought over to sell. Pictured is a super rare 1950/1951 Barndoor glass lense taillight, Barndoor mirror arms, Barndoor large diamond reflectors, VW touch up paint canister and in the back ground the Westfalia cups.

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Paul Salinas' 1954 RHD Oval with Paul Fonseca's 1954 Sedan in the back ground. Photo was taken at the Glendale Volkswagen Dealership.

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This picture was taken out in the hills of Julian, California during the KQ Ranch campout and trailbash. This is another one of my favorite events to attend. Pictured is Dan Bruanche's all original 1959 Westfalia.

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GFK at the Glendale Volkswagen Dealership.

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The morning of the ClassicS. Slam Gabriel meeting point for the Campbodian's and the BDM. You got Earl's 1963 Deluxe 15 Window, My 1954 Kombi, Comrade Dougie's 1955 Deluxe 23 Window and his old 1954 Panel, Ron Padua's 1961 Panel, Cirilo Domingo's 1959 Original Paint postal Yellow Double Door Panel and Serg Vasquez' 1964 Double Door Panel (with a Westfalia SO-42 Camping Interior.

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Little Carlos' 1954 Deluxe. June OCTO.

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Booty shots. Stadium Way, downtown Los Angeles.

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BEAUTIFUL RIDE

Here's a shot of one of my favorite rides at this years past VW ClassicS, a Zwitter. BEAUTIFUL RIDE!!!

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Photo was taken on the North 710 freeway heading towards the Slam Gabriel Valley. Pictured is Paul Salinas' 1954 RHD Oval Ragtop and Not My Richie's 1962 Notchback. 

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This photo was taken at Featherly Park during the OEBC Spring picnic.

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This photo was taken during the ClassicS. Pictured is a line of the Der Blitz Kriegkafers. Beautiful rides!

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This photo was taken on Sunday, Cinco de Mayo, during the Orange Empire Bus Company's Annual Spring Picnic. This is definitely one of my favorite shows and a must to participate. Pictured is Harvey's original paint 1959 beetle with the Campbodian's buses in the back ground. Grey/White Panel belongs to Ron Padua (aka Ronnie Jiménez), Postal Yellow original paint Panel belongs to Cirilo Domingo (aka Cirilo Gangoy Jr lll) and at the end is Maurice Gangoy's 1961 Walk Thru Kombi. 

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This photo was taken out front of the Type 2 Guru, Charlie Hamil, after the June OCTO show. Sunny skies, palm trees and VW buses. Typical Southern California. Pictured is Comrade Dougie's 1955 Deluxe 23 Window, Cuñado Earl's 1963 Original paint Mouse Grey deluxe 15 Window and my 1954 Kombi.

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This photo was taken at the infamous Stadium Way, basically the entrance to the Dodger's stadium, during the recreation of a typical cruise from back in the 1980's in So Cali. Pictured is Marcos' 1954 RHD Convertible, Not my Richie's 1962 Notchback and to the left, the grey beetle, is Jojo Garcia's 1954 Oval Rag Top. If you look into the reflection of the black beetle, you can see Maudy Vargas' 1958 SUPER SLAMMED Karmann Ghia.

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ALLDan Braucke's ALL original 1959 Westfaila. Photo was taken in back hills of Julian, California.

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This was taken in my drive way. $Mike's ALL original 1957 Single Cab and my 1954 Kombi.

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 This shot was actually taken May of 2012, but it's cool. It's my bus when it was lowered (which BTW - will be lowered again in the near future) and Cirilo's original paint postal yellow 1960 Panel. This was taken after an OCTO show.

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Now here is an artistic shot. This was some random beetle at the Classic with a glaring front turn signal. The lighting was right so I took a shot. Just a clean detailed shot, nothing more.

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This picture was taken during one of the Pomona Swap Meet shows. Pictured are Big Joe's 1958 Single Cab, Justin Anson's 1957 Kombi and CRG's 1957 Deluxe 23 Window. There are always good cars out at P-Town to make good pictures.

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Now this is a cool shot. How often will you see a 1950 (upright spare tire) Standard Micro and a January 1953 Deluxe? This picture was taken at Matt Devine's driveway in Huntington Beach, California.

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Typical Southern California late afternoon. Lots of sun, palm tree and a VW Bus!

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This shot was taken during the 80's LA Christmas Toy Drive in East Los Angeles.

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Photo taken during October's OCTO show. A nicely restored 1954 Panel, not sure who the owner was? But a very nice bus.

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This photo was taken during the 80's LA Toy Drive in East Los Angeles. Pictured is Russ of the infamous "Russ' Recycling", Split Window beetle and Carlos "CRG" Guzman's street terror ..... Bad Temper ll.

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Jeremy's Corner. A well know trader, Jeremy brings out some of his stash during an OCTO event. A mere fraction of what this guy has.

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A 1950 four door Mercury. Picture taken at during the 80's LA Toy Drive.

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Cirilo Domingo and Ron Padua out on the trials of Julian, California in Cy's original paint Postal yellow double door Panel.

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Here's a bonus ...... This is the Wolf's little friend. He lives in her garden eating up all the bad bugs. This guy is pretty big.

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Historic Old Town Pasadena, California

 How often do you see four magazine cars cruising your neighborhood?  
 
Richie's Notchback "Airmighty" 

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  Ray Mejia's Chopped Ghia "Hot VW's January 2001"

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 Carlos "CRG" Guzman "Hot VW's and Airmighty" and Henry Lewis '57 Samba "Hot VW's ...

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Here is a beautiful shot of CRG's bus with the typical southern California back ground. 

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These photos were taken on Historic Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California by Alex Arredondo

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

GFK

Carlos Sanchez' creation of his 1957 RHD is far more the an uprising of what we call a resto-call. It is the epitome of what you call a resto-call!! This ride in all reality has no words to describe it. A Picasso, A Matisse or maybe a Tomayo? This ride surly is a one of a kind without a doubt!!!

Czech out the Txakurra making sure no one is hating!

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These are random shots I took of the GFK during a Pomona Swap Meet show. Don't ask me which one???These are random shots I took of the GFK during a Pomona Swap Meet show. Don't ask me which one???

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Here are some shots of the GFK at the Glendale VW dealership. That was a good time.

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Barndoors!

These are all random shots I took during OCTO and the ClassicS. PUTAIN!!!

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Here is a shot of my bus and Comrade Dougie's 1955 Deluxe 23 Window

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Here's a shot of my 1954 Kombi and Comrade Dougie heading out the to North Shore of Cambodian for some big wave surfing. 15 feet plus!! The Rhino Chasers are inside the buses.

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This is a shot was taken at OCtO. Matt Devine's 1952 Deluxe 23 Window, my 1954 Kombi and Comrade Dougie's 1955 Deluxe 23 Window

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This shot was taken at Charlie Hamil's house after the Classics, 2012. Picture are Matt Devine's 1952 Deluxe 23 Window, Peter Alberian's 1954 Deluxe and Clara's all original 1953 Standard.

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Some random shots I took of at OCTO.

This shot was taken during the Classics the day after the Barndoor gathering. The first bus is Todd Olmstead, Bus Farmers and Vet Barndoor guy, 1955 Panel ......... Lou Vereli's old 1954 Kombi .............. Troy Palmer's 1952 Sunroof Standard ............ Dean Anderson's 1955 Standard (another Bus Farmer and Vet Barndoor guy) ............. Ken King's 1954 Sunroof Kombi ............. Matt Devine's 1952 Deluxe 23 Window.

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

P-Town ......... sometime 2011???

Found some shots of the Cholos rides while at one of the P-Town gatherings? I say this is sometime in 2011?

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Barndoors in the Holy City of Slam Gabriel

Yes, Yes ......... I know, these were taken about 2/3 years ago? But I never got a chance to post any of these up. I'm going to say these were taken after an OCTO back yard boogie? Cuz both Johnny Pickénez and the Knee Grow were in town. When pulling the rides out, we decided to park them out front and take some shots.

This first shot is of Comrade Doug's 1955 Deluxe, Gibbs Connors 1953 Standard and my 1954 Kombi.

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Here are some booty shots of our rides.

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In this shot you have Cuñado Earl's original paint 1962 Deluxe 15 window, Ronnie Jiménez' 1960 Panel, the Barndoors and if you look closely you can see a bright ass yellow bus .......... that is an original paint postal yellow bus which belongs to Cirilo Gangoy Jr lll. yup! Maurice's son.

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  And here is a shot of Hermansito's all original 1965 Standard Micro Bus kicking it with the older buses. That was one nice weekend.

 

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Shop shots

Some random shots of parts, motors & trannys for other projects I got going on. I guess I'm bored Smile  It's pretty amazing what you end up finding when you do a litte spring cleaning.

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Here is the heavy duty stuff ....... waiting to be mounted on another Barndoor Smile

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

I ended up buying it!!!

First off .......... Mad props to my homie Daniel Wright for not only finding this gem but for hooking it up and making the deal. So after Daniel makes a deal with this guy, I get the OK to pick it up. Good thing is was local and at a very reasonable price. Before leaving, I spoke a little more to the guy. He told me his father bought this Heilite back in May of 1967 and it's been in the family ever since. He told me about all the camping trips they made with this little trailer. It hasn't been used in over 10 years, and it's lived all it's life in a garage. Reason why its not beat down. It does have some wear and tear, but that's normal for a 45 year plus gem like this. He also gave me the original owners manual and some other papers from that era. This thing is in really nice condition and it still sports the original black license plate! JODER!!!!

I plan many camping trips with this trailer behind my Westfalia.

 

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Friday, December 20, 2013

1967 Heilite Valiant trailer tent

Found this 1967 Heilite Valiant trailer tent. This is a pretty cool edition to a serious VW camping enthusiast. Ideal for you and your Txakurra Wink

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

1957 Right Hand Drive Oval Ragtop

Big Mazol Tov to Carlos Sanchez, aka ...... DA DOPEMAN! A well deserved feature. I personally don't feel pictures really give this beetle justice. This beetle looks way nicer and cleaner in person! Once seen by your own eyes you will see first hand what I am talking about. The details are insane and the choice of accessories are unreal. I will dig up random shots I took of Carlos' ride and post them up as well.

Felizidades Carnel. Tu ramfla esta super CHINGONA!! I know your keeping it gangster rolling around the barrio listening to corridos with the cuete stashed under the seat and a cold bironga in hand! Straight Narco Traficanté!

 

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Ploishing a Coat Hook

This is how a beat down coat hook gets polished!!!

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

1954 RHD Oval Ragtop

Here is a random shot of GFK's, Paul Salinas', 1954 RHD Oval Ragtop. This shot was taken a couple years ago at one of the Dino's Bomb Squad events. Straight Cholo Ramfla!

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Vintage Coleman Lantern

Today I scored! Bought this 1963 Coleman Lantern from the original owner. It still has it's original box and all the literature. Holy crap this thing is bad ass!

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

More of Mooneyes ............

 

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Now I am saving the best for last. This was by far my favorite ride at the show .......... a 1940 Chopped Merc. This ride was the SHIT and it stood out like a sore thumb!!!!

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Monday, December 09, 2013

Mooneyes Christmas Party

For those of you who were scared away by the rain/cold or the long lines to get it!? You missed out! Or if you have never attended this event? You are definitely missing out. This event is held every December at the Irwindale Speed Way, and draws out the finest vintage rides So Cali has to offer. This show is mostly vintage American custom vehicles, but you do get some VW's and lowriders who attend. This year there were tons! Any hoot, make plans to come out ....... the pictures speak millions of words.

 

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Monday, December 02, 2013

Dino's Bomb Squad Toy Drive

If you are down for bombs, low riders, VW's, Viclas and a good time??? Hit the Dino's Bomb Squad car shows! Any of the shows these guys put on is a good turn out. Best of the best, and for a good cause.

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Sunday, December 01, 2013

Polishing the original paint

This morning I decided to get up early and throw down with the engine compartment to getting it ready for the engine installment. This this beetle is original paint, I figured the engine compartment should clean up fairly well. So I did some experimenting and this is so far what I came up with. I figure the engine compartment should get this type of treatment since everything else is. It would be a shame to open up the engine decklid to see this super bad ass and detailed engine with the outer pars all dirty. So I will sort this out.

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 I also cleaned up and polished a few other spots. Looks like this beast will clean up nicely. But lots of work still ahead.

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