Summer’s warm weather affords us the opportunity to finally get back outside and absorb the vitamin D producing gamma rays that we have been denied all winter. It also allows most Volkswagen owners to finally get their carburetors adjusted and working enough to move their lumbering hulks of hibernating machinery. This van was found by the shore beaches on Long Island, no doubt stretching its legs after a long, parked winter.
Pollution is a overwhelming concern for many people these days. Smog, waste, and products that will not biodegrade all come together to keep hippies up at night and environmentalists worrying. That’s a problem that Volkswagen has dealt with since day 1, equipping their vehicles with automatic recycling features! As you can see, this van has already started its natural process of biodegrading. In about a week, it will be totally gone. Some people might call this rust, VW calls it ‘forethought’.
This wonderful example of a blue pop-top camper was sighted in Port Jefferson, NY. Notice its sleepy-eyed look, no doubt caused by all of the “herbal therapy” performed inside this van.
Here we have two more vans that made the trip down to Bonnaroo. These vans are some of the lucky few that actually made it all the way to Tennessee without breaking down. No joke, most of the vans sitting in the 3+ hour wait to get in did overheat and die. They were pushed in. Hilarious.
Here we have a nice selection of vans from the rainy city of Seattle. Two T2’s and one T3, two of which are pop-tops! Surprisingly rust-free for a city that is being rained on 75% of the time, these are great finds!