1970 VW Roadster at the Beach on Padre Island with VivaChas and JuJuni on R&R with a squall on the horizon! This Roadster is our new ride! It’s fun to say the least! ~ a true roadster ~ no windows no top ~ It’s wide open! In our neck of the nape there’s sun about 300 days a year so it works out OK! ~;0) VivaChas Hot Rod Art!
VW Roadster T~ Shirt
Yeah! VivaChas designs the coolest Tees! Here’s a link to the one representing the Yellow VW Roadster! U know that yellow and black of this VDub matches Chas’ Ol’ Yellow Dog Pickup seen flying at the beach in a recent Vivahas Blog Post! ~;0))
What’s a VW Roadster?
A VW Roadster! Isn’t that just a convertible? ~ Nope! ~ Not this time! “A convertible is an automobile body style that can convert between an open-air mode and an enclosed one, varying in degree and means by model. Convertibles evolved from the earlier phaeton, an open vehicle without glass side windows that may have had removable panels of fabric or other material for protection from the elements.” Source: Wiki convertible But a Roadster is a ride of a different colour!
Oh! Thas a Roadster!
“A roadster, sometimes referred to as a spider or spyder, is an open two-seat car with emphasis on sporting appearance or character. Initially an American term for a two-seat car with no weather protection, usage has spread internationally and has evolved to include two-seat convertibles. The roadster is also a style of racing car driven in United States Auto Club (USAC) Championship Racing, including the Indianapolis 500, in the 1950s and 1960s.” Source: Wiki Roadster Automobile Now admittedly this little VW Roadster is no race car! At Indie it’d be lapped b/4 reaching the end of the straightaway! But it is sporty and fun to drive! Weighing only 1700 pounds it is crazy nimble and tons of fun on a sandy beach!
VW Roadster a Salute to Summer!
The internationally recognized opinionist Ju JuJuni and ol’ VivaChas enjoy riding the beaches and roads of the region in search of great looking cars and trucks for the VivaChas Blog! With the generally good weather we have in this neck of the nape we naturally thought ~ Roadster! And so the hyper~yellow VW Bug Roadster was sought! We found what we were looking 4 at eBay Motors! Huzzah!!! Chas don’t got to build it from scratch! The VW Roadster was up in Iowa! That’s a Thousand Dollar ride in a covered trailer from the get go!! Long/Short of it ~ Chas and a happy~go~lucky Iowanian came to an agreement and the VDub was on its way to the Clubhouse in the Texas Hill~Country! ~ And Beyond! ~ A new set of tires (tyres) ~ new carb ~ distributor and ignition wire set ~ spark-plugs tune up and about 50 pairs of electrical crimp joints (old VDubs R notorious with electrical probs ~ it’s my policy to rake through VW electrics first and formost for more trouble free rides ~ Haaa!) and the thingy passes Texas State Inspection and we hit the road! Vroooom! Putt~Putt! ~ Haa!! ~;0)
Another VDub We Know!
A few weeks bak we introduced U to another outrageous VW. It’s the VW Surf Monster! has and JuJuni ran into the bewdy at the South Texas Performance sponsored Hot Rod Riot! Now that was an event and this VDub is a great ride! It’s a Rag~Top! We tend to refer to the canvas or vinyl~covered hole in the roof a Sunroof these days. Whatever U call it! It’s a Great and Loud Ride! U can read that blog post by clicking the pix of the Surf Monster! ~;0)
Volkswagen has made some memorable rides over the years. But my VW faves have always been the rods built based on the venerable VW Platform. At least on the ones that have intrigued me! ~;0)
We Can have a VW Birthday Celebration!
The VW Surf Rod Birthday celebration post is a reminder of what’s fun about the funny little bug from Germany! Hey! Isn’t that the same land that brought us Mercedes, Porsche and BMW? Yeah! Go read about it in that Vivachas Blog edition! U may have some fun! B/cause a VDub can hit the road in just about any style rod U like its popularity has not abaited over the span of yonks looking back! Bewdy! ~;0))
Wait Til They Get a Look at Me!
Have a go at this video about a cool VDub Roadster. I like mine better ~ Haa!! Kidding Ian! ~;0) ~ But this VW’s built by a Brother After All! Nice Work! ~;0) Video Source: ian hull
So Many Rides So Little Time!
Yeah I guess U’d say ol VivaChas has what they all eclectic taste in motor~cars. Every breed of street rod is my meat. And the Internationally Recognized Opinionist JuJuni sez it best when she opines, “I like a nice Ride!” Well there U have it! Like I always say ~ U gotta Get Up and Get Out of the Basement if U want to Go Cruising! And That’s the Simple Truth of It! Get some VivaChas Art to inspire Ur build! ~ Wear the Tees ~ and U’ll begin living the dream! If U R already living it then U know what I’m on about! ~ Haaa!! ~;0) VivaChas Hot Rod Art!
Hey! Don’t 4/get Ur Tees!
Do It! Go get some VivaChas T~Shirts to Cover Up that Bod!! The neighbors! Think of them! Gross!!! ~;0)
VW Custom Roadster from Beetle Werks in Lebanon, TN 2014 Bug’n in July Car Show
Let’s Shut the Door with this VW Roadster from Beetle Werks in Tennessee! It’s a Real Bewdy! ~;0)
Video Source: NotBob Channel