Tuesday, March 08, 2016
The Lab show & shine car show
What a surprise this event turned out to be. A great turn out with beautiful rides on hand with a positive vibe, regardless of the sketchy weather. I’m talking about the Montclair’s The Lab VW Aircooled shop, ran by Vic Menjivar. I had heard about this gathering taking place last year but wasn’t on que when the actual date was. But this time around I was well informed, anxious and ready to start hitting some local shows. Reason, my Bus has been sitting for a very long time. So needless to say I was jones’n for some VW action! Think I wasn’t!? J Upon arrival, folks started gradually to roll in and take up spots as the “platz” was filling up quickly. Lucky for me I arrived a tad early and was able to situate my bus with a nice view. Tons of people from all over Los Angeles and the Inland Empire were on hand. And needless to say the generous raffle, which pleased the crowds. There was also food trucks to the side! That was a treat of it’s own.
I also need to mention: this event was a collaboration with The Lab and Frank of INSTAGRAM fame, SOCAL_AIRCOOLED. Czech him out on Instagram, “socal_aircooled”. This guy takes very nice pictures!
In the end this turned out to be, not only a good event but a good day. Yours truly took top honors in the STOCK VW class! Now that was a real surprise as I’m not a trophy seeker nor do I expect & seek recognition. It’s all in good fun and whom ever gave me the prize …….. L’Chaim to you!
The Volksfamilia, my big homie Ishmael, was pimping out his very impressive art work! I was blown away by all the time, effort and energy this kid puts into his art work!! Czech him out on Instagram ........... Great guy!! Mola's Chaval!!!!
Here's a shot of my Buddy Hector's Kubel/Thing ......... bumping the sounds!!
And this belong's to my EL CCCCRRRRAAAAIIIIGGGGG !!!!!!!!!!!
Now this was a really cool bus ....... Gene's custom 1957 Kombi with an early Westfalia interior. Very cool bus!!
I LOVE THIS PANEL!!!!!!
Here's a shot of Hera's Barndoor Panel. This guy also own's a 1952 Standard and a 1954 Single Cab.
This was one BEAUTIFUL Split beetle! Stook out like a sore thumb ...... which is a good thing.
Here's Eddie's Split Window ........ I dig the flat paint rather then the Shiny stuff everyone goes for.
The Old Skool Obsession guys ..............
Now this is probably my favorite beetle at the show. This mug caught my attention when it rolled in. There were a handful of shiny beetles there which, in my opinion but what do I know I'm a Bus guy, didn't come close to the perfection of this ride! The stance, the detail and the perfection! Kudos to the owner of this Beetle.