Thursday, October 4, 2012

Irvine Classic 2012

I went to the VW Classic in Irvine last year. This year, I was back in L.A. for the same weekend, so I made sure I went again.

There are 116 photos in this set. Peruse at your leisure. Otherwise, read on.

Did you say you wanted donuts? I know I wanted some. This bus obliged. (No seriously, there were donuts inside, they just weren't made using the equipment. I'm fine with Krispy Kreme.)

You can hack a VW motor into anything. I'm not sure you'd want to, but you can.

This is a Barris classic. You could even get a Revel model for this car.

Ummmm. What?

Ahhh. Here are my people.

Yeah, that's what the inside should look like.

I was short on time, so I didn't get to spend too much time in the vendor aisles or talking with like minded folks. The Bay Window and Eurovan crowd has come into theirs own and proudly display their vehicles now - I remember a few years ago when we were the red-headed step children. We were allowed to play quietly, but they didn't want us at the table around dinner time.

Kelley Park 2012

The Golden Gate Chapter of the Vintage Volkswagen Club of America has been hosting the Kelley Park show in San Jose for (ihavenoidea) of years. It's a show I have always wanted to attend, the best and brightest of the VW scene are there every year.

I had camped out with the Syncros the previous night, so it wasn't that far a drive up to San Jose. I think part of the fun of going to shows like this is meeting the people in line. I was waiting in line behind this guy.

People shine their vehicles to mirrors for this show.

It's a well organized show - they try to keep cars in the same class parked together.

I liked driving through this crowd so I could park Red with the rest of the Bay windows.

There was this couple, observant people will notice the picture of a certain Camper Family bus on the side. It's big and it's blue.

Pristine. Seriously

Red was cleaned up, and looking good enough for people to pose with it.
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Also in attendence was Carole of Yes we can camper van.

I met the usual group of fine VW folk, Mark Merrill was there again winning awards, I took home one of my own.

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