Hot VWs Magazine - February 2021
On the cover : Jason Trabue’s insane custom double- door Deluxe Barndoor (Photo Alex Aredondo)
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.
“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!