Glamour shots

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A few weeks ago when Gus was out of the garage for Joe’s visit, I decided to take some photos of the old guy (Gus, that is) since he rarely comes out of his (un)natural habitat, the garage. His rare …

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Creamsicle

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I painted the top half of Gus over the weekend. My $5 Craftsman spraygun started acting like a $5 spraygun, so it took a long time to get the top half done. I also discovered that if you mix hardener …

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Nose paint WIN!

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So I went back to Sherwin Williams Automotive to pick up the color matched paint – this time done by “eye” rather than the computer formula they used last time. He actually used some kind of tractor paint code as …

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Nose paint fail

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I was excited at the prospect of having some time to work on Gus. The front end has been bare metal for some time, so I decided to try and finish it up over Labor Day weekend. Here’s what it …

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An old friend comes to visit

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As I mentioned in my last post, another of Gus’s previous owners just happened to be in town and wanted to come see Gus. Here’s the lineage so you can keep track: Ryan (he of the buffalo tale mentioned here …

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Tales from the past

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I may have mentioned that one of Gus’s previous owners found me on Facebook. He is the one that painted him like a bull. He shared some hilarious tales with me from Gus’s past – it’s worth the read. He …

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Lego Volkswagen Bus!! (and other Gus news)

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  I just saw this today on a link from the VW of America Facebook page – Lego is coming out with a 1967 split-window bus model!! And it’s a camper to boot – very sweet. This is super cool …

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The Volkswagens of Ireland

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So not much has gotten done with Gus lately…but a fun trip to Ireland by his owners did occur. And how could I not resist taking pictures of VWs in Ireland? I didn’t see any old bays or splits while …

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Happy Father’s Day

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This is the card I got from my daughter yesterday for Father’s Day. It was my favorite present. Here she is at three years old not long after Gus arrived home. And now she’s 7, with a new three year old co-pilot …

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2011 VWs on the Green Part Four

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The May 22, 2011 Volkswagens On The Green was such a packed show, I took tons of pictures. Here are some more… I saw this one last year also – the owner was never around…I wanted to find out if …

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