Just a quick note – I’ve updated my travel plans page. I’m hoping to hit 3 of the 5. Wolfsgart and Eurobuilt are near certainties barring some sort of life crisis. H2Oi is a bit of a moonshot.
In other news, I’ve had to divert funds towards replacing my wife’s transportation. That and a couple other unexpected expenses make it pretty unlikely that the Jetta gets back on the road this year. Am hoping to at least get the floor patched up before the snow returns.
A first year show in central Vermont. Just like the GMVWC shows of times gone by, this took place in the peak of the autumn foliage season. The day was overcast but the rain held back. Pics here!
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 its still true.
Also the site has a YouTube channel now so that’s thing I guess.
Full Blackbird album here.
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.
Full Blackbird album here.
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.