Pics are up! Will fill in this text later.
This is just a tribute.
Whoever was camping out on thejohnsonshow.com let it lapse, so I’ve snagged it and pointed it at The Johnson Show 2008 gallery, restoring continuity to links for anyone looking to relive that day. I may flesh out something a bit more substantial, scraping together various forum accounts of the day and whatever the Wayback Machine has picked up into a coherent historical record.
The Little Cars have returned! I’ve uploaded the existing photos from my collection from the website backup. The collection has grown since then so there’s more to come.
Passenger rear pan looked concerning but other than a touch of surface rust it’s super clean so far. Most of the ugly appears to have been rusty water residue (due to the seat rail) that coated the surface as pooled water evaporated. It all feels solid when probed but I’ll get all the tar off of the front and back and get a better look just in case.
The same can’t be said for the driver’s side. Continue reading
One of the 4 Kassel wheels I’m going to be rolling has a damaged flange. Before pursuing repair I figured it’d be wise to throw it on an axle and spin it while recording via stationary camera to see if it was still relatively straight. The axle moved upwards slightly on the upswing (you can see it move) but to my eye it looks like it’s still true.
Also the site has a YouTube channel now… so that’s thing I guess.
It’s time to get the old girl back on the road. I’ll be parting with the 3 spoke Borbets and returning to factory P-Slot (“Kassel”) rims. One of these is damaged so I need a lead on a single replacement or someone that can fix it (presuming it’s straight.) Also the rear driver’s floor pan has issues that need sorting out.
Traveled south to the annual Litchfield Bug In with friends despite the Jetta being grounded. The gallery was never posted due to site problems at the time, so here it is!
Despite a major show in New Hampshire leading to light attendance, it was still nice to hang out with fellow motorheads, catching up with people we hadn’t seen in a while and exchange stories and experiences with new folks we met.
A beautiful day for a dip in the lake, and grilling up food with fellow dubbers. Er… did anyone bring a spatula?