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    Modern Classic: Beck 550 Spyder
    Join us in this episode as we bring you a modern classic, the Beck 550 Spyder.

    The Beck 550 is a reproduction of the famed Porsche 550 Spyder.

    We are both privileged and honored to host Mr. Chuck Beck back on our channel.

    The car, which started as an anecdote between friends, launched one of the most successful reproduction product lines to date.

    3,000 cars later, these aren’t your average “kit” car. These are very much a real, hand built automobile with craftsmanship to match.

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    Join us in this episode as we bring you a modern classic, the Beck 550 Spyder.

    The Beck 550 is a reproduction of the famed Porsche 550 Spyder.

    We are both privileged and honored to host Mr. Chuck Beck back on our channel.

    The car, which started as an anecdote between friends, launched one of the most successful reproduction product lines to date.

    3,000 cars later, these aren’t your average “kit” car. These are very much a real, hand built automobile with craftsmanship to match.

    The featured in this video is the personal car of Mr. Beck’s son Charlie.

    The car featured is fitted with a 130hp VW air cooled motor but... at 1200lbs, the car is anything but slow.

    So strap in and come along as we sample this modern classic which delivers a driving experience like no other.
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    How to use a shrinking disc on a Volkswagen
    How to use a shrinking disc on a volkswagen

    Wray has an old Volkswagen hood that has a few dents but for it's age looks really nice. In this video Wray takes out the dents with a slapper and dolly, then uses his Shrinking Disc to smooth everything out.
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    *EPIC* 600hp 1000kg Tesla powered Beetle ! [In-Depth Review and Drive]
    I have finally got my hands on this epic electric Beetle owned by Moggy, the genius behind Electric Classic Cars and the TV show Vintage Voltage. Who better to take us through a detailed walk around this incredible car and then I have my mind blown when we take it for a drive !
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    Assembly - Custom frame VW (Volkswagen) Dune Buggy Build | ep1
    This VW Dune Buggy project has been kicking around the Theonomics shop for awhile now, and it's time to build it. This is the chassis from a 1973 Volkswagen beetle. the engine is a rebuilt 1600cc Dual Port. I got this VW chassis from the Bradley GT 2 kitcar that I recently turned into a 4x4 offroader(link below). I decided That a good option would be to build a VW dune buggy using all the left over parts. The chassis was cut and shortened 22 inches. I thought it would be a good idea to build...
    This VW Dune Buggy project has been kicking around the Theonomics shop for awhile now, and it's time to build it. This is the chassis from a 1973 Volkswagen beetle. the engine is a rebuilt 1600cc Dual Port. I got this VW chassis from the Bradley GT 2 kitcar that I recently turned into a 4x4 offroader(link below). I decided That a good option would be to build a VW dune buggy using all the left over parts. The chassis was cut and shortened 22 inches. I thought it would be a good idea to build a custom roll cage, because we will likely be rolling this thing! This will have a custom made windshield added which was cut from another windshield. Most of the parts are from the original VW Beetle, but I did make some additions like the 8th inch diamond plate aluminum used for floors and side panels, a custom stainless steel battery box, some heavy duty military dodge headlights, International Harvester tail lights, and a bunch of other things here and there.

    Anyway, I hope you enjoy seeing it all come together.

    Here is what I did to the original kitcar body!
    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMXUt...​

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    How to Patina paint a Car, Truck or Project, My Simple FAKE PATINA 1965 Vw Beetle/Bug Build
    I will show you how Easy it is to " Paint Patina " your Car ,Truck or Project my way to create worn paint look..... Fake Patina.
    In this case my Old 1965 Vw beetle no one wanted has been transformed with a little vision and simple painting steps to give a vintage worn look which isn't hard to do....
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    We've been busy linking up all of our social media accounts and had a bit of trouble with the instagram integration.

    Looks like we created some kind of loop. OOPS!

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    How I Built An Electric Tesla Powered Classic VW Bus
    I converted my classic VW bus to electric using Tesla parts. I'm getting it ready for van life! I’ve never felt such a big sense of achievement from a project and I’m so excited to show you! Please subscribe to stay up to date on this Series!
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    Volkswagen VW Beetle Bug V8 Biturbo
    The "stealth Bug" and insane biturbo Audi 4.2 V8 powered bug with full custom fabricated chassis.
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    Sequential Gearbox
    VW New sequential shifter! Can be used in tubular cars, replica Porsche Spyder, tricycles or vehicles that have the type 1 gearbox in a difficult place to operate by common lever. U$450.
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    1956 Wolfsburg 23 Window Rescued
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    •   Monday, 08 March 2021
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    "I actually put a “looking for old VW’s” ad on Facebook. Someone responded and said his brother has an old 21 or 23 up north and we got his phone number. After months of my dad calling him, we finally got some pictures and drove up."
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    1964 Volkswagen Type 34 Ghia - Jay Leno's Garage
    Matt Jacobson stops by the garage to show Jay the rare 1964 Volkswagen Type 34 Ghia.
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    1955 Volkswagen Beetle - Jay Leno's Garage
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    •   Monday, 08 March 2021
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    Matt Jacobson stops by the garage with his all original 1955 Volkswagen Beetle.
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    BIGGEST VW Show on Earth!
    This is what its like at the BIGGEST VW Show on Earth. It takes place every June in Chino, California at the Prado Regional Park, in Southern California. This year (2019) there were a total of 2131 VW's that attended the VTO's Blackstar Camp-out and the El Prado Show & Shine! Great event guys!
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    OCTO VW BUS meet. Feb 2021
    Video from the annual OCTO Fest for Volkswagen buses and transporters and was held at the Veterans Memorial Stadium in Long Beach, California.
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    Coffin Joe
    You may think this is a VW Type 3 Notchback, but it is not. Well, at least not the german one you are familiar with.

    In this first episode of the "Unique Volkswagens" series we are doing for this channel we are gonna talk about a renegade model that reborn as a solution for the Brazilian market in the middle 1960s.

    We will explore the reasons this car is so rare today and also the origins of its curious nickname "Coffin Joe".
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    My Dad's Car Is Going To Be In A Magazine!
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    Bay to Birdwood

    The Bay to Birdwood is the largest, continually held motoring event for veteran, vintage and classic vehicles held anywhere in the world.

    Save The Date

    The next Bay to Birdwood will held on Sunday 24th September 2017, and will be open to classic vehicles of all types built between 1st Jan 1...
    The Bay to Birdwood is the largest, continually held motoring event for veteran, vintage and classic vehicles held anywhere in the world.

    Save The Date

    The next Bay to Birdwood will held on Sunday 24th September 2017, and will be open to classic vehicles of all types built between 1st Jan 1956 and 31st Dec 1981.

    The Bay to Birdwood for 2017 is an event is for Classic vehicles, and will take place on Sunday 24 September.

    Entries will be open to all original cars, motorcycles, vans, trucks and commercial vehicles built on or after 1 January 1956 and on or before 31 December 1981.

    The inaugural Bay to Birdwood was held in 1980 and the event has since become a fixture on the South Australian events calendar. The principal stakeholders of the Bay to Birdwood are the National Motor Museum, a Museum of History SA (NMM) and the Federation of Historic Motoring Clubs (SA) Inc (FHMCSA) and the event’s success can be attributed to vision and ongoing commitment of those key organisations.

    As a not- for-profit community event, the Bay to Birdwood also relies on the time, dedication and expertise of a large contingent of volunteers who share a mutual passion for the preservation, promotion, enjoyment and sustainability of the historic vehicle movement in South Australia.
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    Gawler Swapmeet

    10th September 2017 THE LEGENDARY GAWLER AUTO SWAP MEET
    GAWLER SPORT AND COMMUNITY CENTRE Nixon Terrace Gawler. This event has been attracting car enthusiasts for 25 years and is now the largest swap meet in S.A.. It is held at the Gawler is about a 45 min drive north of Adelaide. Gates open at...
    10th September 2017 THE LEGENDARY GAWLER AUTO SWAP MEET
    GAWLER SPORT AND COMMUNITY CENTRE Nixon Terrace Gawler. This event has been attracting car enthusiasts for 25 years and is now the largest swap meet in S.A.. It is held at the Gawler is about a 45 min drive north of Adelaide. Gates open at Gawler at 06-30 Sellers $20 .. buyers $5 Indoor sites $30 To book indoor sites phone Trevor Bellchambers 08 8522 1864 No need to book for outdoor sites. Camping avail. on the Saturday night.
    For more information Mike Williams
    Ph 85231233 0407605354
    Email swapmeet@gawlercarclub.com
    There are trade displays .. whole vehicles for sale .. and theres a special area THE LEGENDARY GAWLER AUTO SWAP MEET for those who like to show off their restored cars .. trucks .. and bikes
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    9th Sep, 2017
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    Pomona

    Rain or Shine, we swap! For the best shopping, swapping and auto viewing, it is recommended to arrive early; remember, "early bird gets the worm." The Pomona Swap Meet & Classic Car Show is a one-day event held at Fairplex in the city of Pomona, California.
    5th Mar, 2017
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    Dubs on the Hill

    Klub VW - Dubs on the Hill

    Show and swap 

    Picnic point Toowoomba

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    12th Mar, 2017 - 13th Mar, 2017
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    Volksclub Bendigo Annual Icecream run

    Volksclub Bendigo Annual Icecream run

    Join us for a trip up the mid-land highway to the tranquil port town of Echuca.

    For more details click on banner to view flyer

    5th Mar, 2017
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