Hot VWs Magazine - October 2021
On the cover : Vee battle! Formula Vees are alive and well. (Photo: Shin Watanabe)
TAKING SOME STYLING CUES FROM THE STREET ROD WORLD ISN’T A NEW IDEA. QUITE OFTEN IT’S POORLY EXECUTED, THOUGH IT OCCASIONALLY COMES TOGETHER FLAWLESSLY. IN THE CASE OF KEVIN LONG’S ’67 BUG, IT’S THE LATTER!
RARE VINTAGE AIR VW D’ELEGANCE
A PREMIER VINTAGE VW CONCOURS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
After initially buying a 1968 Squareback that would be just too much work to fully restore, Las Vegas’ Steve Peter opted for a different ’68, which was a better starting point. Little did he know, the process to complete the build on this beauty would not be as straightforward as expected.
CALIFORNIA CARAVAN REVISITED
THROUGH THE YEARS, SEVERAL EVENTS HAVE LEFT THEIR MARKS ON THE SCENE. THIS IS THE STORY OF ONE OF THEM: THE CALI- FORNIA CARAVAN. IT STARTED AS A ONE-CAR CRUISE FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TO THE SACRAMENTO BUGORAMA IN 1982. AND BY ’87, IT INVOLVED 419 VEE DUBS!
Southern California native Ron Camire became hooked on air-cooled VWs at age 15, after his older brother gave him a ride in his ’69 Beetle. Ron clearly remembers going down the 405 freeway, hitting the off-ramp at 90mph, and landing on Beach Boulevard – good times! And that’s when he shouted: “I want one of these!”