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Xelmon
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Post by Xelmon » Wed Aug 19, 2009 5:08 pm

Absolutely heart wrenching...


Did a helluva number on the Eclipse... POS modern car.

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LiveonJG
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Post by LiveonJG » Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:55 pm

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One sunny day several years ago.

-John
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Post by chitwnvw » Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:14 pm

hambone wrote:I can't imagine how it was driving along peacefully enjoying the evening then seeing headlights coming for you in your lane...
I've had it happen. Luckily the other guy or gal didn't swerve to the shoulder as I did to get out of the way. It's a pisser. But the fact it wasn't a full frontal collision...shit, CK would be dead.

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yondermtn
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Post by yondermtn » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:49 am

Sorry for the loss. What a bummer.

Here's a pic from Colin's visit in June.

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1977 Westy 2.0FI
1990 Vanagon MV 2.1 Auto

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Runamuck Bus
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Post by Runamuck Bus » Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:41 am

That morning in October, 2008; like a kid waiting for Santa Claus...
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'72 Weekender

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Post by justgimmecoffee » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:18 am

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just awhile ago at Maupin.

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Post by Amskeptic » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:20 am

Man, that car had a Presence.
I am at a Starbucks here outside of Blue Springs MO with this non-descript Dodge Caravan, and not ten minutes ago, the barrista said "where is your beautiful VW?"
I looked at her utterly stupidly and pained. "You remember?"

Can you believe it?
Colin
BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 121,400 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 92,435 miles

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Post by dtrumbo » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:25 am

Amskeptic wrote:Man, that car had a Presence.

I looked at her utterly stupidly and pained. "You remember?"

Can you believe it?
Colin
Yes I can. The car had presence, but apparently you do too since she remembered YOU without the car.
- Dick

1970 Transporter. 2015cc, dual Weber IDF 40's
1978 Riviera Camper. Bone stock GE 2.0L F.I.
1979 Super Beetle convertible.

... as it turns out, it was the coil!

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Post by Cindy » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:29 am

dtrumbo wrote:
Amskeptic wrote:Man, that car had a Presence.

I looked at her utterly stupidly and pained. "You remember?"

Can you believe it?
Colin
Yes I can. The car had presence, but apparently you do too since she remembered YOU without the car.
Thank-you, dtrumbo. He needed to hear that.

Cindy
“No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become. No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell. There are no maps of the change. You just come out the other side.
Or you don't.” ― Stephen King, The Stand

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Post by Mr Blotto » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:29 am

dtrumbo wrote:
Amskeptic wrote:Man, that car had a Presence.

I looked at her utterly stupidly and pained. "You remember?"

Can you believe it?
Colin
Yes I can. The car had presence, but apparently you do too since she remembered YOU without the car.
Seriously - that is pretty neat!

To bad you are not driving an Asstro :blackeye: :blackeye: :blackeye:
1978 Sage Green Westy - 2.0 FI - SOLD WITH 109887 miles :-(

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Cindy
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Post by Cindy » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:30 am

Amskeptic wrote:Man, that car had a Presence.
I am at a Starbucks here outside of Blue Springs MO with this non-descript Dodge Caravan, and not ten minutes ago, the barrista said "where is your beautiful VW?"
I looked at her utterly stupidly and pained. "You remember?"

Can you believe it?
Colin
I would have started crying right there.

Cindy
“No one can tell what goes on in between the person you were and the person you become. No one can chart that blue and lonely section of hell. There are no maps of the change. You just come out the other side.
Or you don't.” ― Stephen King, The Stand

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Post by RSorak 71Westy » Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:33 am

I was at the Dead show this spring in Greensboro and this stranger walks up to me and goes, "Great Bus man," I looked at him perplexed and he said he saw me driving it on I-40 going to the show....People notice nice VW buses these days!
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Post by zblair » Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:46 pm

Cindy wrote:
dtrumbo wrote:
Amskeptic wrote:Man, that car had a Presence.

I looked at her utterly stupidly and pained. "You remember?"

Can you believe it?
Colin
Yes I can. The car had presence, but apparently you do too since she remembered YOU without the car.
Thank-you, dtrumbo. He needed to hear that.

Cindy
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1986 300ZX "MC-Z"
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Post by vwlover77 » Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:53 pm

zabo wrote:
Yes I can. The car had presence, but apparently you do too since she remembered YOU without the car.
im guessing its the shorts
I feel like I'm laughing during the funeral service, but I can't help it!

The Bus was, and the shorts are, part of the Colin persona. A Caravan is just not going to cut it. A Eurovan, at least???

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78 Westy
71 Super Beetle Convertible Autostick

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Post by Birdibus » Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:38 pm

The Dodge Caravan (and it's triplet siblings the Plymouth Voyager, and the Chrysler Town and Country) are 5th on the list of cars traded in for the Cash for Clunkers program. But, hey! there's lots of room inside! :blackeye:

Priceless, that people still remember you from previous travels.
71 bus, 74 westy

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