Happy New Year

Ellodee and I want to wish all of you a happy and prosperous new year. Thanks to all of you for allowing us to be a part of your club.



glad to see the pictures of the bus rollover and even more glad to see the jig worked alright it looks cool laid over knowing how easy it will be to work on glad to see everyone showed up now after ron gets done we'll all have to show up to turn it back over maybe we can get together and cruize or have lunch around the holidays keep in mind devin and his crew will be leaving soon hope we get to see them before they go off to the snow herbie



well just got time to slow down in case you have't heard herbie got to be the first vw to be invited to the concuors de elegance in hilton head he also got invited to go on the driving tour in savannah this was the first time they done this in 100 hundred years my oldest son and my grandson joey came down from maryland to go with me. I even got to drive on the race track at hutchenson island, and I out ran a porsche. We had a ball. Our bark in the park was a hugh success thanks partly to the DKK members that showed up, we thank you. Last Saturday we went in the parade in Pembroke with herbie and his trike bike entered the trike bike in the bike show and won top trike. In the bark in the park we addopted 16 dog for animal control and 2 puppies that someone brought. Last friday I got an old english bulldog and 5 puppies that I am fostering along with my own 7 dogs, so the house is pretty busy now.


been a while but Ive been busy

Hate to let you down, but I better stick to the stickers. I cant get any large amounts of metal right now.
things are happening with my 2 toys - Jakes building the bus a RAT 091 tranny and the Thing is almost in the paint shop- with a few surprises waiting when it emerges. Mark I read your post about Jake- I know you have dealt with him longer than I have but I have always had great response from him directly WHEN i start the conversation on the forums, for a 2 dollar part or a 1000 dallar part or even just advice. I think he is extremely busy multitasking and email and forums allow for that as well as keeping fluff to a minimum. Just my opinion, I have been very happy with the forums and his service...........now if I can just get my exhaust! ( that was phil a month ago heh)

Hey everyone....next time you call Jeff ask him what he likes on his Hot Dogs....he might not get it right away....but eventually if everyone keeps asking him.

Phil - thanks for the invite on halloween but the kids were having too much fun in the nieghborhood...lots of haunted houses.....to drive anywhere.

We are probably out of any upcoming events for a while as I am really trying to make things happen with our VWS, but itll be worth it

happy motoring


B.A.S. Ahnendorp

Hey, I looked at their website and their phone number is published. You might have to call them. Can you speak German as well as you can type it?

Also if you have a pic of the part, you could post a wanted ad on the samba....someone may know of a reseller in the States.




My friend met theses guys in Brazil today. Not VW related but still cool.


some fun stuff


sounds good...Ellodee and I will order some.


Hey Mark...

I heard you told Jeff that a type IV won't fit in a bug? I think I remember reading in the DKK bylaws that "THOU SHALT NOT DIS THE VW WHISPERER"!!!

In fact there is a prophecy in every VW manual...

And, it shall come to pass that on the twenty first day of the tenth month in the second thousand and eighth year of our Lord, there shall appear a great man bearing a golden wrench endowed with the sign of a V and a W. And, he shall lay his hand upon this lost oval and declare all is not lost. He shall see that the sign of IV is good and righteous! He shall bring the sign of IV upon this lost oval. And, all that shall witness this will agree that it is good! He shall henceforth be known as the VW whisperer. And, all will say it shall be so.

Hope that made you laugh. Lord knows, after all the frustration you've endured, you deserve a good chuckle. Your oval is one of the nicest looking show cars on the road. I know when you get the bugs ( no pun intended) worked out, it's going to be just awesome!

Keep up the good spirits and let me know if there is any way I can help.




so Mark when IS that beast gonna roast some rubber?!??!?!?!?!

heres a pic of a fellow DKK Trainee.........sitting around

In response to Hurry

Hurry+$$$= Mistakes
Mistakes+ Money= Unhappy Wife
UnHappy Wife+$$$$$$$$$(non vw related)= less money and time to spend on vw
less money and time to spend on vw+ Sceptical wife= less vw
less vw= is just that, the sum af allthat we despise .......... less vw

take your time and do it right the first time and make sure she gets to drive it when she wants to (without breakdowns).


any idea when it will be on the road?


fallen tree

hey phil why did't you call me about the tree i've got a real good chain saw mark your engine fit in the hole pretty good surprize surprize looks coool


Hey Mark how about this? maybe Ill work on the eyes a bit, I would suggest paint if your committed so we would have more of a color selection, as I dont have a green vinyl.
Can you take a picture of where you think you want to put it, and ill do a rendering to make sure you like it.




I think

He still has it. Jeff tends to hold on to good parts.

As for the fireplace, I think I'll build one.


Hey Phil, Does Jeff still have the Glass that the sticker is on?

hope you have a fire place


Hey Devin....I have a request. Do you remember the blue vw cat that was originally on my bus before I changed the rear to a safari? I have looked all over the net for that thing and can't find it anywhere. If you could reproduce it, that would be great.

By the way, thanks to all the offers for help/chainsaws. I was able to make pretty quick work of the tree with my electric. It is pretty new and the blade was still good and sharp, so not too difficult.

Talk to you all soon.


Sticker Run

I also want to do a massive Sticker run soon, So if there are any requests....Speak Up........
Anyone get any pictures of the vws at Ft Stewart?


Where's Devin??

wow Phil! that is a nice welcome home present. Im here busy as ever, I too have a chainsaw that you can use, however Im unavailable to help until maybe the weekend. Ill leave that hard work to you old men. Give me a call if you want to come pick it up.

Mark, I can't wait to see that RAT motor pushing the GOBLIN. That will be exciting and reliable to boot.

Also I just came into a large amount of Aircraft "DYNOMAT" sound deading insulation so once I figure out how much i need I will be ready to dole it out to anyone who wants to quiet/ and insulate their vws down. It is only about 1/16" thick and alum backed. i also have some that is not backed for doubleing up on areas.

I am anxiously awaiting the long sought after Raby/Tangerine header and muffler combo for my engine. I got in by the skin of my teeth. only 10 made for now and i got sn 10. It should be here in a few weeks.

Hope everyone is good and running- Sorry we missed Ft Stewart, Sounds like it was a cool showing of DKK VWs.

We are still down for a Vinnies Run anytime just let me know whens good for all.


what happened to Devin?

Anybody heard from Devin???? You guys still want to meet at Vinnie Van Go Go's one evening soon?

By the way, anyone have a chain saw I can borrow?


Check out Jeff's site


Elguapo Lives

Hey everybody, Ellodee and I had a great time cruising to the show. Mark, sorry to hear about your mech. trouble on the way home.

I left my camera at home. If anyone has some show pics, please send them to me. I'm still gathering pics for Jeff's website.

Now for your enjoyment....


something came up

Sorry guys...we will not make it tomorrow. Im leaving myself open to verbal bashing here.

friz and family


Sounds like

we've got a good sized crowd growing for the upcoming show in Hinesville


Sounds like fun

Ellodee and I would like to try Vinnie Van GoGo's. Every time we've been down there, it's been too crowded to get in. So, count us in if our schedule will allow.

By the way.....It's not that I can't cruise river street.....I choose not to. You know when they see shittybus rollin down river street, it's just gonna cause too much havoc. I refrain for public safety....don't want anyone to get trampled ner nuthin.


We Propose........

A Vinnie Van GoGo's cruise and pizza stop downtown sometime soon. There are three spots that I think we could bogart with a big vehicle say... my bus and another big H2o car and I talked to a couple cops down there and they said that we could probable "park" in front of the bike racks ther until we got spots. I did talk to Paul the owner but he cant do anything, however thought it would be cool.

On another note.. I met a nieghbor of mine that has a 68 bug with air bags- very cool....hint hint for you lowered guys that cant drive anywhere.....haha
I am going to do the minimum to this car. I am going to clean it up, put the new top on, and drive it like crazy. One of the main reasons we got it was to have another car while the Van gets paint and interior. I need to keep the money chaneled in the van not the thing.
We cant wait to drive it with you guys!


Hey Friz

You gonna keep that thing at stock height or slam it?



Looks like cool drive......nobody asked us to participate:(

just kidding. we have been having fun with the Thing. I've only had the windshield up twice.....when it was raining. hope fully it will be a daily driver shortly and it can join in on the fun. my only problem now is choosing which one to drive....but the weather usually dictates that.

Mark what do youthink of the new paint job, I found the guy that painted your car and had mix me a duplicate batch......I hope you dont mind


Some pics I found on another card


Cruise at Fatz

We had a great time today and missed those of you that could not join us.


Split at Yatch Club...Daytona, FL

And a full moon before the outer bands from the hurricane rolled in.


good idea or bad idea?

Is this a good idea or a bad one?...../I know I'll never forget the name.


NOPI show

Sorry for the late notice.
Several DKK members are meeting THIS Saturday morning to attend the NOPI Car show on Eisenhower Dr. You are invited to join us. Meet at the (SEARS) near Golden Coral Parking lot @ Ogelthorpe Mall-8 a.m. We plan to caravan together around 8:30 a.m. We would love to have a long line of air-cooled VWs arrive at the same time for maximum effect!!!
If you plan to join us, please return an email and let us know. Weather promises to be very nice. Wear sunscreen. Clean up your ride and Bring a chair. One of our DKK members may bring our club tent in his SUV for shade. We plan to buzz the VW dealership after the show.
Mark "Oval J" Johnson
56 Oval Ragtop
67 13 window Bus (under construction)


A1 shipped my bus header on Tuesday. I hope it wasn't an imposition



You could just become a vendor yourself then you can give preferential service to yourself (and us) and you can treat everyone else like stepchildren


A-1 muffler

I placed an order with A-1 two weeks ago. When I talked to them today, they had not even shipped my item which was in stock when I ordered. Why is everything I order from VW vendors just like this??? What do you have to do to get decent customer service????


Pics from last meeting.

Thanks to Bob for the pics. I haven't posted in a while, so thought I would at least throw up a picture to keep it current


Hannah State Park

During the Jax VW show.....I know its a bit late


Hey Guys I will keep trying to make the logo better/ I just wanted to get it on here

A note from the orange bus

HEEEELLLLLOOOOOout there in vw blog land, i know Phil's out for a few weeks. Jim i FINALLY got your 53 engine tin stickers cut and a few extras.Jeff is going to have some super cool chrome Autohaus "german look" stickers availible very soon..... if I ever get off my lazy butt


Sorry We've Slacked

Hi everyone,

we are definately interested in the blog!And eventually I think others will be too. We have (of course) started another bathroom remodel...the final one and then it is full bore into the van! We helped save a 71 transporter from the junkyard and its new owner is a happy camper....and DRIVING!

Jim Im still working on your stickers....I havent forgotton you.

drvp family



Let's see...

Car show or golf.... Hmmmmmm????

Car show or golf.... HUUUUUMMM????

The smell of gas or of cut grass???

Girls on hoods or guys with woods????

The wind in your hair or snobs everywhere????

I see what you mean. Just kidding...I know how hard Masters tickets are to get and the Augusta National is truly beautiful. You know, I grew up in Augusta and have been many times. I'm sure you're excited.




Yea, let's cruise in together. Maybe Jeff will drive rattybus. If I remember correctly, since Jim is a member, he will have to park in a separate corral with other member cars that will not be judged.

Speaking of rattybus, I haven't had time to order the rest of the parts. Do you know where I can get my hands on a set of chrome sprint stars or radars in time for the show?

Do you know if Devin or Squarepants can join us?




I figured out how to change the font...duh.

I'm Awake


Hi all. We pulled an all nighter to get ready for business today and, of course, Murphy was in full force. When I hooked the equipment back up, I had 2 gas leaks and the fryer would not light. All of this happened about 11 pm.

So... after cleaning and setting everything back up, we were able to leave about 3am to go home and shower/nap and get back to the store at 6am to take the equipment to the repair shop for service. Right now, we're running on about 3 hours of sleep since wed at 5:30am.

At any rate, sorry I haven't had time to post. I've tried to change the layout on this site to show the "Comment" to a post larger. I have replied to a couple of posts, but you have to be watching for them to see that there is a reply. If you look back you will see the number of comments, but the text is tiny. I guess the best option is to start a new post each time.

As for the J'ville run, we are hoping to go. Ellodee's bug still has the old tranny and turns up stupid rpm's on the hwy. I hate to be the slowest car , but if possible, we'll give it a try. The new trans is on the to do list.

As for the Dixieland show, Moe's is sponsoring a trophy and give-away goodies, so we will definitely need to be there. I'm replacing the drivers window in my 32 and we will try to have both cars at there.




I love it- a DKK Blog.....Jeff your missing out

I am real busy this week but I will try and get a good white on black logo ste up for the header.

Had a great time at Moes last weekend even though my van was decomissioned at the time....Its Hauling rear now.



Post your ride

Sorry, go to the Layout tab

Post your ride

Ok, now that you've accepted the invitation, I've set you to admin rights. This means you can change anything on the site. Login and go to the settings tab. Any members can change or add elements to the site. To add you ride, add element that says add pic. Post it. Thats it.

With admin rights, you can change the layout, color, edit posts, etc....

Please feel free to play around with it.



All of you should have an invitation now, if not, e-mail me at rstewart99@comcast.net

Jim's Pics

Hey Jim,

You can view / download all of your pics at: http://picasaweb.google.com/Ellodee/Herbie