Hot VWs Magazine - February 2021
- On the cover : Jason Trabue’s insane custom double- door Deluxe Barndoor (Photo Alex Aredondo)
- BARN DAZZLE
HEN BEN PON introduced his idea of a trans-porter to VOLKSWAGEN in the ’40S, he certainly would never have envisioned this customized double-door panel bus, redesigned and built for JASON TRABUE by the compound restoration.
- LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON
FOR BJÖRN VAN BOOM, a GHIA is nothing unusual. His father already had a TYPE 14. So, it was quite obvious for him to own a similar VOLKSWAGEN.
- THE TEAK
“If you had to pick only one Volkswagen Beetle to own or drive, what would the best year model be?” As enthusiasts, we never get tired of asking this question – truly a never-ending debate among the entire VW community. A look at this ’67 sedan might sway a handful of folks.
- 13TH ANNUAL SUMMER BUG RUN
When we heard that the Summer Bug Run was still on the books despite the pandemic, we jumped at the opportunity to go to what might be the only vintage VW show this year! Stephanie and Jason Peterson, owners of US-131 Motorsports Park in Martin, MI decided to still hold their event since their track and parking lot was large enough to encourage distancing.
- IT’S A MAD MAD MAD MAD MANX!
Who remembers this MEYERS MANX, displayed on HOTVWS’ cover in 1986? BOB MAZZOTTI managed to hold on to his show-winning BUGGY, which he built as a 19-Year old – it remains untouched and has aged remarkably well!
Hot VWs Magazine - January 2021
- On the cover : Tony Klink recently unveiled his 540hp drag Oval. (Photo Heather Nickles)
- RISE OF THE NEW ZERSTÖRER!
The first car Tony Klink can remember sitting in was his parents' Baja Bug. Fast forward to 2020: introducing Tony's brand new 540HP drag machine!
- BUSES BY THE BRIDGE XXIV
Three fantastic nights centered around a campout and 600 transporters, gathered in Lake Havasu City, Arizona: in our opinion, buses by the bridge is one of the best VW events, welcoming all type 2 generations. Amazing lakeside location, amazing friends, amazing experience... This get-together should be on any enthusiast's bucket list.
- THE BEACH CRUISERS
Old VW buses often conjure up images of beach outings and surfing - this duo of '71 Bay Windows with Palapa Roofs certainly proves the point!
- THE SCIENCE OF SPEED
A few months ago, you might have discovered a new product released by CB Performance - their pro-flanged main bearings. We won't blame if you thought of them as "just another new bearing". In actuality, their new technology will please race/Hot Rod VW engine builders. Let's delve into the secrets of these "newly invented" parts for our Air-Cooled VW engines.
- THE SO-14
Erick Sowder's 1961 Type 2 Single Cab pickup, a SO-14 version known by VW as a "Pritschenwagen mit Nachläufer", features a long list of special options.