Volksfest 2011

I’m a bit of a closet Volkswagen fan, so I was pretty keen to attend Volksfest at Port Adelaide this year. I actually temporarily owned a Meyers Manx dune buggy for a few months about a year or so ago. It came up through a friend of my brother in law, it was completely disassembled and being sold at the right price. I knew it was a bad move, but I was dreaming of cruising around in it on hot summer nights, so I caved in and bought it. I still live at home and I knew my parents would kill me (a Fiat already under restoration in my Dads shed), so I convinced my sister and brother in law to let me keep it in their carport so I could keep it a secret from the folks during it’s rebuilt. The idea was that once I had secretly rebuilt it, I’d one day just turn up home in it – Mum and Dad could never turn it away then! After a few months once the romance had worn off I started to get the idea of just how much work and money would be involved, so with remorse I sold it on one sunny afternoon. It left in the back of a tip truck. I wonder if the guy has finished it by now?

Either way, back to Volksfest!

Volkswagen branded sunscreen! How come I can never find any Fiat branded sunscreen? I guess the Italians don’t concern themselves with trivial issues such as cancer. Sergio, more vino!

With many hundreds of hours and many thousands of dollars, you could turn this….…into this!

I actually can’t ever remember seeing a Kubelwagon before.

That, Sir, is an impressive beard to match your equally impressive visor.

Felix’s ’67 Beetle, fitted with several rare factory options. It’s for sale at around the $3,000ono mark, comment at the bottom if you’d like me to put you in touch with him.

That is of course assuming this kid doesn’t buy it first.

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  1. Malc November 30, 2011 Reply

    Great photos, looks like a fantastic show to visit

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