Saturday, September 05, 2009

Here's one for all you autophiles (if that's a word!)

We took Ethan on a visit to the VW Auto Pavilion today. It is a really amazing place to go if you are into cars, and even more so if you grew up a few decades ago and have fond memories of the beetles and Kombis that were such a part of that era.
Two 1952 models stand together!

Ethan was fascinated by this safari beetle hanging over the doorway, but did not trust it not to fall on his head!

Back in the day, this was the perfect vehicle for our good climate. Anyone who was young in the late 60s and early 70s would have fond memories of touring around in some form of beetle!

Ethan drives along on wide screen TV....

And here is how it was done.

Grandpa couldn't resist getting into the picture!

I have particularly fond memories of this particular colour of Kharman Ghia. My dad, who was a car fanatic, had one that looked exactly like this. Her name was Olga and it was a rare privilege to be permitted to drive her!
Remember the Herbie movies? Ethan loves them so he was delighted to come across herbie climbing the steps.

Because blogger seems to have changed the way you move photos around while writing posts, and you can't drag and drop easily any more, it is an absolute pain doing lots of pics, so if you would like to see more, and especially the racing vws and a laser cutting a beetle in half, I am going to make an album of the rest in Facebook.


imac said...

Nice set of pics and cars.
Were there any 1948 models?

Firefly said...

The AutoPavilion actually is a very interesting attraction and the metro is very fortunate to have it. I haven't taken Dylan yet cause he likes to touch things way too much. But hopefully soon cause I love visiting it.

Sheila said...

Hubby and I owned three of these, at different times in the early years of our marriage. One was bright blue with daisies painted all over it!

katney said...

I love the beetles. I know it's late to tell you so, but I was gone almost three weeks and am catching up.

Check out Blogger's updated editor. It makes working with photos so much easier. You'll find it under basic on the settings page. I never was able to drag photos.

Travellin'van said...

Great Post. I would love to see the rest of the pics on facebook as you said but where do do I find them please.

Kate said...

Haven't visited for awhile but I'm glad that I stopped by! I miss our red "fu-fu" which we drove 'til its death. How do I find you on facebook??