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Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 17, 2008 - 01:05am PT
OK volks! Lynne was trying to hijack her own picture thread on a Volkswagen tangent... so I thought I'd just go ahead and start another... some of you posted on the car breakdown and climbing trips - a lament thread a little over a year ago... but I thought I'd post and repost a few here... all VW's

We had them because it was the only car we could afford, both to buy and to keep running. I think I touched every part of that 1961 bus, every part. And the 1967 Bug (no pictures...) and the 1970's bus...

Here's to those great cars that carried us to adventures.. sometimes carried us into adventures.

Long may you run


Debbie, infant Stephanie and ZOT580 at my grandmother's in Belmont, MA, 1977


Mike, Richie and Bill, with ZOT580 in New Hampshire, 1979


Stephanie and ZOT580 outside of the Tarrytown, NY appartment, c. 1979


5257APO out in front of the Tarrytown, NY appartment, early 1980s


Mike and 5257APO at Stoney Clove, NY for some ice climbing, 1985


George, me and 510OW at Olmstead Pt. pullout, Tuolumne Meadows


Lawrence, me, Bill, Richie and Mike, reunion in Tuolumne Meadows, with 510OW, summer 2006


loading 510OW onto the car carrier, Pimm NV, failed Sushifest I trip (image by Jaybro)
Jaybro

Social climber
wuz real!
Jun 17, 2008 - 01:07am PT
Something wafts of rebirth! or is it French fries?
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2008 - 01:10am PT
it started last week, for me... soon, soon...
nick d

Trad climber
nm
Jun 17, 2008 - 01:10am PT
510 OW can pass a California emission test? Just curious after seeing that last photo.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2008 - 01:14am PT
busted ring... read the Sushifest I thread for the story... but it is about to become a bio-diesel burning, high mpg, TDI totting super-bus.
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Jun 17, 2008 - 01:17am PT

TLY 986 outside view, 1985


TLY 986 inside view, 1978


349 UZE family christmas in Baja, 2007
bob d'antonio

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Jun 17, 2008 - 01:25am PT
Ed...you have no idea on what you started.

My wife, son and Alreet 2 at the Gunks in 1978.


I have so many fond memories with that bus, traveling cross country numerous times, taking our son home from the hospital after he was born, traveling with my wife, our son and Lab, Tesuque to different climbing areas, day trips into the mountains and basically our house for a summer in Santa Fe the year before our first was born.

We set out on our life together in that bus...I have a cool picture of us on our wedding day about to get into Alreet after the wedding.

Our 65 bug that I just sold to get a primo 67 bug.


My wife and I counted that we had 15 different VW's by the time we were 25 years old.
khanom

Trad climber
eestsyde
Jun 17, 2008 - 09:05am PT
Neato thread... ya buncha hippies...
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Jun 17, 2008 - 09:34am PT
Don't know if the link will work, but a shot of my buddy Tim's 1990 Synchro Westie in front of the Cap...



and in front of the 0.5 Dome...

salad

climber
Escondido
Jun 17, 2008 - 11:28am PT
heading to the gunks, 1999


headin to veed, 1999


thought i had more pics of the great gray beast online.. will search some out tonight and upload...
salad

climber
Escondido
Jun 17, 2008 - 11:46am PT
tessa's first camping trip at 3 months old, sonora pass
L

climber
A rubber raft in a sea of sharp teeth...
Jun 17, 2008 - 12:22pm PT
Great thread, Ed. I remember that shot that Jaybro took from ex-SushiFest I.

I, myself, loser that I am, never owned a VW. The guy I dated my senior year in high school did, however--a bright shiny red van. I was just learning to drive...had driven my grandmother's 55 Chevy once--and decided I could just as easily handle a stick.

The harsh bite of reality got me going uphill, right in front of my high school as everyone was walking out the front doors and heading home. I stalled the thing when I stopped at the crosswalk. And then, with 200 pairs of eyes watching me, had to let it roll all the way back down the hill to flatland so I could get it started again.

I've never dared drive a VW again. :-)
F10 Climber F11 Drinker

Trad climber
medicated and flat on my back
Jun 17, 2008 - 12:38pm PT
Lodge parking lot,

Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 17, 2008 - 01:45pm PT
Russ has many proud pix too, and the actual item parked in his driveway, just waiting for that short-block order to be filled...
Fletcher

Trad climber
The hear and now, currently Pasadena, CA
Jun 17, 2008 - 02:05pm PT
I love these VW themed threads. Thanks Ed!

Never had one myself, but my dad had a 1960 blue bug convertible that carried all of my brothers and I to the hospital and home when we were born. No mean feat since my parents lived about three hours from the hospital where I needed to get birthed (but that's another story).

I still remember that car... leaky roof, dad always boasting how good it was to blow by other vehicles in the New England ice and snow.

I drove a VW bus one summer in 1985 for about an hour when working at a summer camp in Wisconsin. Dang that was fun!

Salad, those are some damn hairy legs! :-)

Fletch
salad

climber
Escondido
Jun 17, 2008 - 02:13pm PT
fletcher, we had been on the road for three months at that point and my wife wasnt wasting money on razors, so she was just letting it go(grow)!
goatboy smellz

climber
colorado
Jun 17, 2008 - 02:28pm PT
lil Jefe waiting patiently for whenever I get around to fixing all that's broke.





A great sticker for the tailgaters.





^^^ Yes that's a '74 VW Automatic, the first year zee Germans were allowed the technology after WW2.

F10 Climber F11 Drinker

Trad climber
medicated and flat on my back
Jun 17, 2008 - 02:30pm PT

Fish might dig the homemade haulbag, maroon and hot pink (free materials/borrowed??)

goatboy smellz

climber
colorado
Jun 17, 2008 - 03:05pm PT






Blinny

Trad climber
NWMontana
Jun 17, 2008 - 03:09pm PT


My pal Hannah, MyOwnSelf and Her Majesty, the bus that makes people smile!

Ahhhhhhhhhhh.

eKat
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