December 5, 2016

Two of Us Riding Nowhere

There was time this weekend to tidy up the garage just enough to get ol' Gertie out of the elements. 

October 27, 2016

Birthday

getting Gertie out of storage a couple months ago
Gertrude Butterblume is 46 years old today. Maybe for her birthday we'll get her a battery.

October 24, 2016

Birthday

It's Ludwig's 43rd birthday.
How many 1974 VW Campmobiles are doing duty after 43 years, I wonder. If 2% of them are still around (which seems about right), Ludwig is one of 4,500.
On the other hand, how many of
these will be around in 2060, I wonder. Probably not 4,500 of them.

September 6, 2016

Labor Day Weekend at Grasshopper Creek






















miles (2)34,739-(2)35,103

August 28, 2016

Hail, Gertrude Butterblume

Stinkerton is as amazed as I was. We prepared ourselves to use Grandpa's truck (800 ft/lbs of torque!!? Can that even be right?) to pull Gertie to her new home after her year-plus in storage (not to mention her few years of non-driving before that).
She had other ideas however, only using the truck for a jump as she fired straight to life and drove home happily--eagerly--and without incident.
I was nearly moved to tears as I reflected on how, when she's running well like she was today, she is hands down the best driving car I or we have ever owned.