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Summer Sun and Old Cars

July 31, 2012

by Iggy Perez

Some weeks ago, I went to this classic cars meeting close to where I live. It was a nice warm day, perfect to check out some old cars!

This Volkswagen Rat Rod is rather unusual in this area and therefore really special. It was one of two rat rods in this meeting.


This was the other rat rod. A 1950 Chevy Pick up as “mild rat rod”. It had some nice details, as you may see in the pic below…

… this cool motor oil can. As you may now, there are very strict regulations for street vehicles, so this why you don’t find much rat rods here.


These fire trucks were very interesting.They are basically Dodge turcks, but branded under the name “MOWAG”. These are 4×4 trucks, specially good for snow and mountain terrain.

I’ve never seen this before. It is somehow a funny bike with one big wheel and the bike is inside the wheel. Kind of cool!

As always, there were a few Mustangs around. This is one of three dream cars… maybe one day…

And this is the funny story. I went to the classic cars meeting as a visitor. The thing is, that the parking lot for visitors and the classic car area had the same entrance. So there were these guys there telling the drivers coming in where to go for the parking lot or for the event area. As they saw me coming in with my car, they directed into one direction: to my surprise, it was the lot for the classic cars, where the event took place. There I was, first in the row with my rather “trashy” daily driver, my BMW 628 coupe from 1984. By the way, the only of that kind during the event 😉


Paul Montagnon July 31, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Hi Guys, grew up in the 50’s & 60’s we had all kinds of syles of VW trucks, not just model you’ve showen, there were dual cab, low sides, no sides, etc. really liked them, US laws got rid of all but, the bus & bug. Paul

Ron Cooper July 31, 2012 at 7:52 pm

been getting you emails for two or three years now …..look forward to reading them and seeing what new stuff you come up with ….built models as a kid and have gotten back into it now with my son ……note( parts seem smaller now then when I was a kid)… thanks for all the grreat info you’re never to old to learn and you’ve proven that to me….keep up the great work


Iggy August 3, 2012 at 6:01 am

Hello Ron,

that sounds great, father-son projects are really cool. It is great that you take the time to show your kid this lasting hobby. I’m happy to hear that you find our stuff useful! Feel free to email me pics of your work.


P.S.: I wonder the same about the small parts – but then I wonder if I should get myself new glases 😉

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