The Blue Trabant

Today we found our little “Trabi” in the local newspaper.

A pedestrian took a picture of Domi driving through our hometown Klosterneuburg.


The Story of VIN 903847

This is a great story about a man and his car, a Volkswagen Beetle from 1955, who traveled around the world and reunited decades later. This Bug is still running!

Wolfgang Paul Loofs (see below) tells his story about touring the world in an “Ovale”. Watch the documentary called “Once More. The Story of VIN 903847”!

Beetles & Wines

Yesterday Flo and Domi visited wine quarter’s “2nd Show for Vintage Cars” in Enzersfeld.

Flo took his daily summer driver from 1966 and Domi his “Trabi” for the ride to the show.

There we met our friends Kathi, Ilse and Peter who introduced us to their new car.

The Summer Season Has Begun!

The days are getting warmer again and classic cars are waking up from their winter sleep. Yesterday we visited our first show this year. It’s called “Altblech Friday Night Cruising” in the South of Vienna. We showed up together with other members of “DLV” and friends of the legendary Trabant (“Trabantfreunde”).

On September 20 we’re hosting the 3rd Late Summer Ride of Vienna!

Herbie’s Tour Continues!

In one week, on May 1, we’ll go back to United States of America, where we’ll reunite with Herbie No. I and our beloved Californian friends after almost two years again.

One of those friends is Lyle. He has always been the host of our camp in Ridgecrest, Kern County, and he’s also the proud “wizard” of the illustrious “West Oz House”.

We can hardly wait to take our Love Bug for another ride. Below you can see him in front of “Trona’s Fish Rocks”, just outside of Death Valley – the driest area in North America.

Stay on board and follow Herbie’s trip across the US Southwest!

Traveling Australia Mick’s Way

His travel just started recently. Mick Miller is on his way touring the Australian continent in a VW Beetle from 1967. You can follow his journey on his site:

Around March 2013, I was in a situation that was extremely challenging, I was diagnosed with cancer. This was a wake up call to make a few changes in my life, for which I am incredibly grateful”, said Mick. Traveling Australia is a big change indeed!

We remember circling this huge island in 2010 before shipping Herbie and the caravan from Brisbane to North America. There we got to know another Mick (from “Mick Motors”). He helped us repairing our Love Bug and sponsored us on our African trip.

On May 1 we’ll fly to the United States in order to go on another trip in Herbie No. I,  starting from Ridgecrest, California. We’ll be traveling California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada.