The 2004 VW Classic "FREAK SHOW"
of the Freak Show was just plain great...
Fun cars, great weather, and best of all...tons of happy people.
Here are the photos...thanks to all who helped with this year's event.
(you know who you are...)
The "Shark Car"
This has got to be the most bizarre vehicle to ever join us at the
Owned by the folks at Derricks Auto Mall in Fullerton California,
this car was apparantly built for an auto show in Germany.
Its VW powered with electrically controlled steering.
(I must say it is the oddest car I have ever driven...even beats the
from a couple years ago)
(oh...and it's for sale...asking $20K or any interesting offers)
Another addition to the event from Derricks Auto Mall in Fullerton
Built with the plan of film use, this car almost made it into one of
Batman films but it never happened.
Based on a standard Beetle platform...a very odd design to say the
(also available for sale...$6500 ish)
The "A" Team Van!
This was the wild concoction of our in-house mechanic Titus Caird.
He's a nutty guy and for some reason figured he would sculpt a Mr T and
dummy up a machine gun
to help battle the LA traffic... funny as heck...his brain is as
as my own.
(and Im sure he would sell it...probably in the $3000 range...a good
The "Short Bus".
This is an Oldbug.com creation...a twisted idea that came to me back in
the late 80's after I built a
split window Beetle VW Taxi Cab... (proof that Ive been "Loco"
for many years)
Based on a 1966 21 Window Deluxe...chopped 3" and shortened just under
( not "officially" for sale...but I will entertain offers.)
Wild Bill's Tattoo Machine
made a repeat performance this year... what a nutty machine and even a
(with all due respect Bill...)
It's just damn cool...check out the 59 Caddy tail fins!!
(not for sale)
The George Barris Phase Four Fun Buggy.
This wild surf machine is another Oldbug.com creation.
Based on an actual "George Barris Kustom" vehicle first built
in the 1970's.
One of the wildest street buggies of it's day... Cowabunga!!
( eventually for sale ...entertaining offers now )
The Rolls Royce Beetle
Yet another Oldbug.com creation...
Based on a 1966 Beetle Sedan, this conversion kit dates back to the
Recently re-painted and revived...it's now a truly classy machine.
"Pass the Grey Poupon !!"
(available for sale...somewhere around $6500 or so)
The Wrought Iron Super Beetle
This is another Oldbug.com vehicle, recently purchased from a long time
in the Northern CA area...built in the mid 80's completely by hand.
Totally insane amount of work involved...and it is an amazing driver!
We've got it currently registered and have been piling the miles on
too much fun!!
( entertaining offers...)
Snoopy made another appearance at the event as well, but left a bit
This is another bizarre member of the Oldbug.com clan...built in the
by an eccentric Bay area
artist and architect. Now in a hoodlum hot-rod style scheme...maybe
year it will be finished.
(not for sale)
A few days after the event we arranged the majority of the Oldbug.com
in front of our shop for a photo shoot for one of the International VW
Here's a few shots...
That's Marisa (our mail order maiden) holding the big rainbow trout on
The top-hatted tall man with the big light bulb is Randy Carlson...the
owner and ring-master of the Oldbug.com circus.
The mohawked madman in black is Titus, our in-house mechanic and the
of the Mr T Bus (see the resemblance?)
The short white guy with the boomin bass bellybutton is Kyle the
And the evil blue Viking doing the cheesecake pose on the Rosensteil
is none other than Max the Monster...
Thanks for visiting!
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