With real German parts getting hard to find, we always have to be on the prowl for parts. Well we got lucky again, this time in Northern California. We sent half our staff on a tear down mission to get every re-useable part out of this fine collection of cars. The top photo shows a 53′ trailer that has just a portion of the tressures found. I’ll keep you updated.
Some people watch sports on TV or go fishing. I have even heard of folks having a BBQ with their family and friends. Then yard work is an option if you get to see your yard. If you work for Joe Chirco, Sunday is a day for bargain hunting and digging cars out of the beautiful desert terrain of Tucson Arizona. People all of the time call the store here and state they have an old VW that has been in the yard for many “O” year. You can watch Joe’s ears perk up like he is at a Star Trek convention. Here was last weekends find, a very straight ’66 camper bus with all the tents. Oh yeah, there were two ghia’s and a late model standard beetle also.
It was a happy day in Chirco Land.
The 11th annual Bug-toberfest is coming up quickly.
Hard to believe that this is the 11th consecutive year we have had this show. Every year it seems to keep growing and growing.
It must be the relaxed atmosphere, or maybe the fellowship among air-cooled folks.
Chapman VW of Tucson also brings out their new models for every one to see.
Over the years, this show has help us make donations to the Tucson community food bank to help families in need.
If you have never been to the show, here is a preview of last year.
Lots of fun.
Three years ago we starting having a BBQ the night before.
We announced it just a couple off days and really thought we would be feeding ourselves. After 3 quick runs to the store to buy more and more food, we thought this is a fun event and it has grown every year.
If you are going to be in Tucson in mid October, we sure would enjoy seeing you.
Pre-show BBQ October 14th starting at 6:30pm
Bug-toberfest ’06 Show and Swap October 15th starting at 8:00am
If you would like to enter a car, follow this link
2006 has been the first year the we have closed the store down on Holiday weekends since it opened in 1980. In the past we would run a small staff that usually included Joe. Now that has changed, and this has created new problems. What to do with three full days? This year, Joe is racing his Formula First racecar in Northern Arizona in a small city named St. Johns, easy decission. But what do the rest of do? Well there is always camping or fishing. We could put our off-road cars on the trailer and go to the desert. The resorts are still offering summer rates, so some drinks around the pool and room service sounds nice. With all of the rain we have had this year has created a ton of year work that needs to be done. My new recliner has not been proberly broken in yet? We have some big decessions to make.