Karmann-Ghia anniversary 50 years 1955-2005
On the 14th of July 1955 the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia was presented to the
public. Members of the media and business were invited to the Kasino in
Georgsmarienhütte, which is close to the Karmann factory in Osnabrück.
50 years on, Karmann Ghia friends around the world are invited to take part
in these jubilee celebrations at the historical location, invited by the
big Karmann Ghia clubs of Germany with the support of numerous sponsors and
helpers. Georgsmarienhütte is situated a few kilometres south of
Osnabrück in northern Germany.
This is a short private movie of me as participant - it is not the official
video off the anniversary.
Starting The Phantom Ghia prostock VW
First fire up after engine assembly. The Phantom Ghia is a 9 second 1/4
mile, 1958 VW Karmann Ghia door slammer. Built by Robert Cook or Cooker's
V-Dubs in Clear Spring, Maryland and owned and driven by Rob Schultz.
****UPDATE**** this car now resides in France under new ownership.
Great Canadian VW Show 2010
the Great Canadian VW Show weekend is a 3 day event that starts on friday
afternoon with a BBQ at AVR Import Specialties shop in Abbotsford. from
there we all go to Mission Raceway Park for the DVKK sponsored Strip Show
and The Zündfolge Car Club/AVR Import Specialties/TAG Whistler sponsored
Stock Motor Challenge.
saturday starts with the DVKK pancake breakfast at Regency VW in Coquitlam.
after we're all fed we take off from there for an all VW cruise along the
Barnett Highway up to the look out on Burnaby mountain. after that we go to
Boston Pizza in Vancouver for the all night DVKK cruise-in and
sunday starts early with the big show and swapmeet...and that is what this
video highlights!! great people, amazing cars, music, food, vendor tents,
local clubs representing, and lots of other fun activities to keep everyone
it truly is an amazing weekend in a spectacular setting and well worth
please see the below links for more info...
VW karmann ghia air ride project
modified pan frame so that engine / transaxel and front beam don't bottom
out , Installed rear bags&fronts .cars all back together now till body work
begins .Still need to buy valves/compressor/tank . To see pics of build go
to myspace find people and look up firstname.lastname@example.org , then my photos
gallery lowrider ghia, will be adding new video after i get control stuff
with motor and doors on rear bags take about 120psi to inflate, fronts take
about 90psi. I plan on taking it to may09 sacramento bugorama.