Archive for the ‘Bug’ Category

Nothing to Report

Long time, no post. The reason is simple: I’ve been at work most of the time, so I’ve had little or no opportunity to tinker with old cars. Thus, there has been nothing to report lately.
But I’m still very happy indeed with Grisu, as the new BX has been named. Granted, it is a gas [...]

Maikäfer Meeting Hannover

Traditionally, on May 1st each year, the city of Hannover gets flooded with thousands (some claim: tens of thousands) of aircooled Volkswagens. Sadly, again, not including mine this year; without an engine, it is technically no more aircooled than the GTI, in which I went there, to gawk at other Volks’ convertibles.

Unreachable. Sigh.

But alas, most [...]

Bug: Let’s Make It an Autostick

I talked to a friend the other day (via e-mail) and asked him whether he thought that converting my convertible (hmm… figures) to Automatic Stickshift would be a viable idea. He is quite enthusiastic about the plan (”that’s what I’d have done if you had sold it to me”). So am I, and thus it’s [...]

Bug: Hen’s Teeth

There is one part (well, pair of parts) that is still missing from my Convertible. They were only fitted to US models, and unlike many such parts that the German Bug scene considers cool, they lack that kind of appeal. Here’s what I’m talking about:

Better condition would be nice too.
They are rear reflectors, originally mounted [...]

Bug: The Ultimate Vanity Plate

Here’s what I’d like my Bug to have as a vanity plate:

Let’s see who gets that one.
Sadly, Germany doesn’t allow such extravagances. But maybe I’ll get me some California plates like that anyway, to show off on Bug meets. I just mustn’t forget to swap them back before driving home then.