cool things with wheels, since 2006
I've got some stills of vintage SCCA Pro Rally featuring a VW Beetle (Al Schmit's) from the 70s and 80s if interested. I owned the car for a few years, it's now in Germany undergoing restoration.
Thanks! But nah, still photos don't grab interest like video. I could find stills online if I was looking for that... but I want more visual attention grabbing imagery. I appreciate the offer. How darn much fun was that bug to own and race?
It looked like it was fun, the research I did was quite entertaining, including some long talks with John Buffum who competed against itm finding it in an old Popular Mechanics article about the ALCAN, and the outpouring of support from his former competitors and co-drivers was cool. When I got it, it had been sitting in the woods for almost two decades. Life got in the way, it ended up going to California and then to the Grunderman museum in Germany. Christian is restoring it so it can sit with the VW38 and Westfalia prototypes. The story up until I passed it on is here:https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=353217
wow, 2 decades in the woods? Damn! I love those stories! Have you seen the post on the pakistan bug, and the VW vans that were pulled out of the woods, the swamp, the pakistan ditch, underwater in a fyord, the bullet bus, the greek bus, and the buried bus? http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2010/08/only-and-lonely-spilt-window-beetle-in.html
http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/search/label/resurrection%20of%20a%20too%20far%20gone%20VW for all the buses that had incredible stories
and not a single photo on the Samba can be seen because everyone used Photobucket to host their images instead of posting straight to the Samba. I refuse to pay Photobucket.
Found photos of it over here http://www.rallybugs.com/73SCCASuper.shtml