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Till the stop light switch from Blunt arrives.

Fall colors are hitting in northern Michigan so I took the Cherry bomb for a ride. Got to see a couple of rare sites that you dont see in Ludington Michigan. An old Volvo PV544 and a Testarossa also the sand rats hauling their rats back to the city from the Silver Lake sand dunes.












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how do you like the soltice? gorgeous car!


1969 BMW 2002--I gotta finish this damn thing

1987 BMW 325is--S52 Monster

1975 Innocenti Mini 1001-- the most cost dense car ever!

1995 318ti

2004 BMW 330i ZHP

2004 Toyota Tacoma (gotta have something reliable!)--can't live without

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Hi Ash,

It is an ok car. Little under powered but the handling makes up for it.

Kinda sucks that it doesn't even have a spare tire and absolutely no room to stow anything. I mean anything, not even a suitcase. A laptop and a couple dozen Cd's is the most you can carry. On a positive note it is fun to summerbreeze in. Look at the newer ones if you are considering one.

I guess I have to say for the money it is fun but you get what you pay for.

I do have speed demons to make up for it though. 67 GTO, 67 Charger, 68 Charger R/T, 68 Roadrunner but thats straight line stuff.

I prefer my 59 ragtop Beetle or my 74 super Beetle vert to summerbreeze in or even the Tii with the sunroof open.

Hell even a winterbreeze now and then.




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Hey JG,

You into sand rats? I live on the western side of Michigan with miles of sand dunes that are free for the taking. I'm not a dune rat but if I were this is the place.

It’s a free for all when you come here. We host the East meets West National sand drags and cater to the top contenders from Cali. and all other places. They spend thousands building their dune rats and have plenty of horsepower. 300 + out of a Vdub and even Corvairs. When you hit the Grand Nationals H.P. is unlimited.

I have friends that sell and build all this stuff on the dunes of lake Michigan. They have built quite a business from the dune rats.

For the brand name parts go to::::


or :::


These guys are friends of mine that own businesses on the dunes. They specialize in the dune rat stuff. Another friend of mine. http://www.mearsracing.com/

builds prototypes for G.M, Chrysler, Ford and Pontiac. It is all prototypes but he fabricates anything. If you want a custom ride… He can do it. If you want a 350 + horsepower Vdub he can do it. I’m not trying to push my friends but they can do it .

Another Friend is located in the same town (which is full of sand rats) but caters to the drag scene. (On pavement, nothing to do with sand rats). Strictly drag racing, Nascar, Hydroplanes. Etc. Etc. http://secure.chassisshop.com/Default.aspx

Another friend owns a track and holds the grand nationals. http://www.sanddragways.com/Media.htm

If I was a dune rat I would be well connected.

Wild weekend Tv came out and took a few shots

A few others:




Click on this link to watch some Grand National footage, when you get bored click on the other links to see some still pics...




{Edit} forgot to tell you, we also have the old baldy hill climb...





If you are into Vdubs or sand rats and want to talk other than BMW's or BMW's contact me at penth2o_2@charter.net Thats penth2o letter o not zero underscore _ 2 @charter.net. Sorry so complicated but it keeps spammers away as I get no junk mail.

If I or my friends can help you out in any way with a dune rat project you may have going on, give a yell.


JG. I was tired last night when I started this thread. I thought I was in the off topic area. I'm sure someone is going to get pissed I'm in the wrong area. Do you know how to move this to the off topic.

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Lots of great info on your response. Most I've heard of (they still advertise in Hot VW's Magazine). I used to be into the rails - not too many places left in Northern VA to go off-roading. My neighbor's had some home-made buggies, Baja's and other assorted ORV (how about a Honda 600 with shimmed rear leaf springs for clearance).

I'm still into the VW scene after (3) street Bugs - but love my tii and the friendly folks with Bimmers.

No clue how to move this thread into the OT section. Admin?

Jim Gerock


Riviera 69 2002 built 5/30/69 "Oscar"

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