09-09-11

12th century bastide

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Yes, we even slept in a 12th century bastide (now owned by a family member), probably owned before about 800 years ago by the Cathares. The 1971 bus is proud to be part of its rich history !

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soon !

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In the (maybe real) near future, we will have our new club picture, on a secret location ... :-) this picture dates from several years ago, but is still quite accurate ... there are some new cars / members tough ...

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08-09-11

shelter

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barnfind deluxe ? Nope, the hotel owner just gave me this massive shelter for my bus to sleep in.

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07-09-11

DDD9

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Allready looking forward to have a run on the Bitburger strip ... what a blast. try the Bitburger strip for yourself and see why there is no way back :-)

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06-09-11

DDD9 ... the dashplaque

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If you have a birchengrun beetle / dragracer, this year is yours ... Be prepaired for the DDD9 dashplaque ...

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DDD9

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Bitburg, Germany is the place to be on the weekend of 24/25th of september. DDD9, alot of special cars are allready confirmed to run on the Bitburger strip... let's see if we will get a new track record ...

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05-09-11

DDD9

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Get from behind your desk ! it's time to get your callooker out, and get it ready for the DDD9 ! Be prepaired, get your car detailed, and most of all ... get those 48IDAs barking !

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the plate !

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ready for rolling ? plate it !

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04-09-11

VINTAGE VISIT pt II

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Alot of busses, beetles, and alot of aircooled "air" in and around the premises with vintage autohaus. Too bad K-ROT was not in da house that day, so i will need to go back :-) (with pleasure, off course ... Cuzorn will always be marked in my card book)

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Go Bugin ! Yes, this is Roland's ex-bus being serviced at vintage-autohaus. It's driving around in France with a very happy new owner ! Verrrry cool deluxe bus !  

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03-09-11

blue skies, white roof

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luckily the bus has a white roof, to reflect most of the sunshine ... once on the meditteranean coast of france, the sun was scorching hot !

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02-09-11

on the road

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on the road ... alot of card reading, book reading, planning ...

 

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01-09-11

THINKING

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on holiday, i allready had some time to think about the next FREDDYFILES ! (edition 2012 will be the 15th edition!)

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31-08-11

nice visual !

 

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the new visual !

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Le rebenty grocery getter

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(see post below) On my trip trough france, i met up with a guy i knew from home, Christophe and his wife now runs "Le Rebenty" in AXAT and does serve REAL GOOD FOOD and BELGIAN BEERS (and off course Ninove's finest ... WITKAP!). for more info about this aircooled-approved bed and breakfast see  http://www.lerebenty.com/

Christophe is allready driving french car culture and drives to the local bakery and butcher in this 2CV cabriolet ! :-) (2CVs are allways cabriolet-ish with their rolleable roof in tissue)

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30-08-11

same bus ?

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I met up with this guy having a small garage and owning the best multipla i have ever seen. i really liked the color combination too :-). The guy tought i didn't know anything about these funny cars, but i ended giving him some tutorial about the multipla 600. He also said that FIAT made the first "espace/minibus"-model ....  He was sure and conviced that volkswagen only produced our beloved vw busses at the end of the 60ies ! So i answered him ... so what do you think about the 1952 volkswagen busses ???

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29-08-11

MUGS !

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We'll have also some MUGS for sale at DDD9. If you want one, be sure to arrive EARLY, we only have a limited 30pc left from the complete production of 80 mugs. 50 of them went to the members first, and 30 will be sold off at Bitburg.

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tour de france ...

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hmmm... even this magazine had his tour de france ! Gave me some good ideas (and appetite).

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28-08-11

LC ... 1926 !

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One of the highlights for me was the visit of the LC houses near Bordeaux, in Pessac. Built in 1926 ... yes, 1926, but still modern !

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27-08-11

THEY'RE HERE ! the DDD9 dashplaques !

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The DDD9 dashplaques just arrived ! Do you still have some place left on your dashboard ?

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holiday

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so after a fuel fed show and some big piles of paper work, i took the liberty to make a trip i always had in mind ... "le tour de france" with my 1971 bus, seeing atlantic ocean and mediterranean coast in France, meanwhile stopping and sightseeing, sipping and (sometimes) spitting (alot) of wine while tasting the wine culture of france. 

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26-08-11

ddd9 das drag day

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Meanwhile, we're hustling to get everything done for the DDD9 ... It's all about racing, but we do have some logistics to take care off ... tshirt designs, tents, beertents, beer, music etc etc ...

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VINTAGE VISIT

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driving trough france, the contactpoints started being welded together, out came the contact points, and in went the electronic devise ... no more problems ! read the whole story on http://vintage-autohaus.skynetblogs.be/archive/2011/08/11... 

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LE REBENTY

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On my trip trough france, i met up with a guy i knew from home, Christophe and his wife now runs "Le Rebenty" in AXAT and does serve REAL GOOD FOOD and BELGIAN BEERS (and off course Ninove's finest ... WITKAP!). for more info about this aircooled-approved bed and breakfast see  http://www.lerebenty.com/

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EPIC

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well, to be honest, for me, personally the EBI4 show was a blast, i was happy to see everybody around, to see friends, alltough i didn't have alot of time to talk to them. But the major reason i tought it was a blast was because i saw everybody was having FFUN !!!

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27-06-11

Zthé partieeee !

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allrighty ... let's get all DRESSED UP ! don't forget to wear the DRESSCODE: RACING in the 60ies/70ies ! Don't be afraid ... you won't be the only one dressed up in silly pants / hats, crazy wigs and fake beards n' moustaches ! :-)

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