Tuesday, October 27, 2009

VW Van from the "good old days"


This one's for Frank at Tampa Daily Photo, who drove one of these gems around the world (or something like that) back in the "good old days." You could have seen it for yourself, Frank, if you had come to the Seafood Festival!

18 comments:

Leif Hagen said...

Wow Jacob Meister! I love your PINK VW camper car! I bet you draw a lot of attention driving around in it! Awwww

B SQUARED said...

Mine was green and a bit older. Good memories!

Floral Friday said...

Love it, Love it absolutely marvelous darling!

Don and Krise said...

Now there's a blast from the past. Any flower stickers anywhere? There are a couple old microbuses around here that have been restored. My wife and I love seeing them.

Tinsie said...

Great colour too! Who would have thought bubblegum pink would look good on a van?!

Antjas said...

Was this painted pink for Breast Cancer awareness month as our local newspaper was? Cool ride! If you watched the show "Lost", they had a great turquoise one depicting the 6os.

Jacob said...

@ Antjas - I don't know why pink. It certainly stood out. Could be, though.

brattcat said...

VW buses come loaded with memories, no matter what color they come in.

Lois said...

I love the pink! It reminds me of my Granny. She used to drive us around in a little pink Rambler.

Jan said...

Your great photo brings back memories. We had one like that, but not pink, with a sunroof. We bought it when we rescued a German Shepard; she loved the beach and I didn't want sand in my "good" car. She was a great dog and it was a great car, especially when our daughters were old enough to drive. They had to learn a "stick", devious, aren't I?

Small City Scenes said...

ahhh the old 'Happy Van'. I didn't have one but I knew someone who did. LOL MB

JM said...

So cool! I bet this van belonged to Barbara Cartland! :-)

cieldequimper said...

My (German) grandfather, himself owner of a (smaller) VW used to say that I would a "Kombiwagen" like this one when I was old enough and that he'd put some polka dots and some gingham curtains in for me.
I never have owned one. Love this Jacob, thanks for reminding me of my Granddad.

Virginia said...

Hey, that's Barbie's VW isn't it???
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bfarr said...

OOOOOh, pink. A girl must own this.

tapirgal said...

Ours was a Ford van painted with the Mona Lisa, a tapir and some other weird things. But the image of a VW bus brings back the era like nothing else. There are so many possibilities with this pink. Maybe it was painted for Barbie, or is that too incongruous?

Mirela said...

Pinko one too! Very cute! :)

Cezar and Léia said...

wow adorable!
Where is the Charming Penelope?LOL
I think this "vintage pink" car is beautiful!
Léia