Volkswagens on the Green: Golden, CO – 5/22/2011
Sunday was the first ever car show for the Hippie Limo, and we were fortunate enough to have a friendly audience in the form of air-cooled and water-cooled VW lovers. Volkswagens on the Green is a yearly gathering of olde skewl and new speed V-Dub owners and fans that features several hundred of the best specimens of VW engineering, current and past, that can be found in Colorado (and even a few states beyond). The show is the brainchild and ward of the Volkswagen Enthusiasts of Colorado (VWEC), and is one of only two major gatherings for old and new VWs in the state, the other being the NuVintage Bandimere Bug-In.
The Hippie Limo got to reminisce about all of the miles since the 60s with several of its bretheren (and sisteren) in a lineup of split and bay window buses that stretched at least 35 long. It is not often that you see splittys on the road at all, much less all lined up in a row. My son was particularly impressed by this as when he and I did a walk down the line to look at the bus branch of the V-Dub family, he would regularly stop in his tracks, point to the car just ahead, look up in a mixture of delight and surprise, and say “Another one!” When we returned from our stroll down microbus lane, my son spotted our Samba and took off running toward it, exclaiming “Our bus!”.
We really enjoyed all of the spectators and admirers that stopped by to say hello and pick up some of our promotional materials, but best of all was the welcome I received by the senior members of the VWEC. I haven’t been part of a club in a while, and it is nice to know that the old Woody Allen line doesn’t always apply:
“I’d never join a club that would allow a person like me to become a member.”
The Hippie Limo is glad to be part of the VWEC and the air-cooled VW community at large.
Miles of Smiles!
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