to vdub’ or not
VW’s have many strong points, one being the body structure and another being the seating position… ok forget that… i don’t want to sit here and analyze the pro’s and con’s, i do it wayy too often, over analyzing things… weighing reliability against price, speed, looks….. damn.. now I’m analyzing my analyzation process.
ok having cars as a hobby isn’t a safe bet, sometimes you make money many time you loose money… but it’s not about money… or a safe bet, or reliability, or the right car even? No it’s about having fun, expressing yourself, and challenging yourself. Sometimes you just need to try something different. … if I really wanted the safe bet all my project cars would be camry’s and would all be left stock.
so here are some pictures of older VW’s have i’ve longed to try
the mkII jetta, I love the lip with the brake cooling ducts, and the stance, wheels… love the car, it’s cool
the original van, just straight classic
I love how vdub’ers will put damn near any wheel on their car, mercedes slr’s to bently to even 80’s corvette wheels.
I use to hate these mkII headlights and the small bumpers of the early ones…. but for some reason i have totally flipped and i can’t get enough of them now, I like the more classic look… I’m tired of the modern stuff i guess..
mkI jetta… these are getting harder and harder to find, but they are soo small and tight and solid…. cool
and a pair of slammed rabbits, aka mkI golf, I love these tiny cars with tons of character.
I must be honest, I at the time (late 70’s to the mid 80’s) the japanese front wheels drive stuff was seriously not up to the task of competing with the little vw’s…. altho the 90’s was a different story.