First Air Cooled VW Show of the Season

The First air cooled VW show of the season was held at Painter’s Grinding in Denver, CO.  The second annual Spring Dub Roast was held on Saturday, April 24, 2010 despite a little rain.  I want to thank Split Window Syndicate and Painter’s Grinding for putting on this event.  Check out their websites for more pictures and info.  These guys know how to have a good time and have now done two great shows.

I didn’t know if we were going to be able to make it to Denver.  The night before Colorado got hit with another spring storm.  This storm dumped almost a foot of snow on the Monument to Castle Rock area.  That is the part I have to drive through to get to Denver.  It was low visibility,  snowing and ice packed in spots, but passable.  Of course when we left Pueblo we had no snow and almost blue skies.

I didn’t get to take a VW with me this year.  I had to take an engine up to Painter’s.  I always seem to need to haul something up or take something back.  To do that, I take a truck.  Someday soon I will have my 1967 VW bus highway drivable and I will be using that exclusively on my runs to Denver.   I want to convert it to an IRS rear suspension and have a good transmission with tall gears.  It has plenty of power; it runs about 4000 RPM at 60 MPH.  Way too much for going 100 miles.   I am tired of those dang reduction boxes.

There were lots of cool VWs at this year’s show.

The First air cooled VW show of the season was held at Painter’s  Grinding in Denver, CO.

VW bugs at the Dub Roast

VW Bus

VW Bus

Air Cooled VW Beetle

VW Beetle

I am always partial to my buddy Adam’s 1962 sunroof VW Beetle.  He has discs on the front and an 1835cc motor and a beautiful paint job.

Adam's red VW Beetle

They always feed you at this show, with free hotdogs.  This year they cooked over 650 hotdogs!  I don’t remember how many I ate.  You can only eat so many hotdogs…  That shows what a good turnout they had.

Looking forward to the next event in May!  Volkswagen’s on the Green.

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