SONG FOR A RIDE ....

Saturday, April 30, 2011

"GRANDMA" AND THE RUINED HOUSE.


Nice pic of "Grandma", as we call Eduardo´s T1, next to the remains of a typical Canarian house...

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Friday, April 29, 2011

PRESIDENT!!


The KAT President Mr El_Gofio posing next to Giulia!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

EDUARDO´S BLACK & WHITE SESSION


Wonderful photo session transformed into old b/W pics!!

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44.000 CLICKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


GRACIAS, DANKE, THANKS, MERCI....!!!!!!!

DOKA SUNDAY RIDE.(2)


More pics from ths Sunday ride. Click on them to enlarge and see them on a better resolution.




Sunday, April 24, 2011

RESURRECTION SUNDAY.

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Today we decided to go for a ride up to San José de los Llanos. Two dokas and a T1 kombi went up the steepy narrow roads till we arrived & had a pic-nic. Nice time with friends and relatives, bad weather but incredible ride!!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

DOWN TO EL CALETÓN (2nd PART)



These are three nice views of El Caletón in the North of Tenerife Island. A fishermen´s refuge with a nice & narrow road down to the sea on a very sloppy hill full of rare plants and worth seeing. A nice drive alone or in good company!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

LYING ON THE GRASS...


It´s a pity this pair will rot on the grass till a point of no return. Wish they were saved!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

43.000 VISITS!!!!!!!!!!


THANKS, MERCI, DANKE, MUCHISIMAS GRACIAS!!!

DOKA STYLE!

Pampita, Gertrud with her tilts & bows, and a friend parked outside the Falcon Coffee Bar.
When will we see Pampita riding again?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

GOLF GTI MK I - V8


This is the story of a special Golf MK I built in Germany by Nordstadt. This GTI had a Porsche V8 engine taken from a 928 model.


As it can be seen on the first pic, compared to the regular GTI, it was wider, much wider...


But if found on a highway it was difficult to spot the difference at first sight. So you may imagine Ferrari and Porsche driver´s surprise when they saw it approaching on the mirrors...


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

GERTRUD´S BEAUTY!


In brand new condition like the day she left Wolfsburg!

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Monday, April 11, 2011

DOWN TO EL CALETÓN



The nice & dangerous cliff road down to El Caletón, a fishermen´s village on a small harbour. A good test for the brakes, the gearbox and the steering!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

TWO BETTER THAN ONE...

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Giulia & Gertrud, two crew cabs or dokas. 1972 & 1973 aircooled baywindows still working like the 1st day!!!

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42.000 CLICKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MANY THANKS FOR SO MANY VISITS!!!! GRACIAS, DANKE, MERCI!!!!! KEEPON COMING, YOU´RE ALWAYS WELCOME!!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

THE PINK PANTHER: A LADY´S BEETLE.



Amazing but true: a pink sedan daily driver!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

BEAM SCRAPER Nº1



The weirdest look of this Aircooled Transformer. Never seen the same than before, it changes every week. Original is a state of mind!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

PUERTO DE LA CRUZ 40s and 60s

Some old pics from Puerto de la Cruz. First the view of the fishers beach in front of "El Charco" Square... (late 50s). The boats are on-land after coming back full of fresh fish.


And older one with some temporary wooden huts installed by the sea-shore in Martianez beach in the 40s. At the back we can see the Tahoro Hill with the First Hotel. Nowadays the space between both locations is full of hotels, apartments and blocks of flats...the huts no longer exist, the Mercedes Ponton maybe..who knows!


The old bus stop at El Charco Square in the early 60s. Those buses had a wooden body and its original colours were olive green down and white for the roof.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

LAST STOP: THE BEACH!


A few pictures can express better our feelings towards a vehicle that has become part of our lives. If I were a surfer, and my bus were impossible to restore, I would rather prefer her to be by the sea for the rest of her time than lying on a junkyard....
Rest in peace nice friend!

Monday, April 4, 2011

DOUBLE DOUBLECABS!!!


Gertrud & Giulia side by side at "El Tanque" surrounded by mist and nature...

Friday, April 1, 2011

FRIENDS IN GRAN CANARIA: CLASSICPAS


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OLD SANTA CRUZ: PLAZA DE ESPAÑA

At least one T1 kombi bus and a beetle parked in Plaza de España. The tram railways are also seen and the traffic is wonderful: only a couple of cars moving around the square. Nice old times!

SIGNALS