Thursday, November 25, 2010
It is always an honor for us when somebody somewhere talks or writes about our work, but for me personally a feature in the english VOLKSWORLD magazine is the kicker!
Using Stefan Bau´s unbelievable good pictures, Cathal O´Tool put together a brilliant feature! Thank you Volksworld!
After a long hunt looking at numerous overpriced cars we got a base car. This 68 sunroof beetle is from the Frankfurt area was the only sunroof / steel dash car for a reasonable price.
Tobias is cutting the florr pan halves out of another 68 but IRS floor pan. After blasting the pan they will be substituted by a pair of high quality Wolfsbürg West repro floors.
One day after business hours the phone rang without stop. I finally picked it up and on the other side somebody introcuced himself as: "I´m the biggest RC model car collector in the world!". During the following conversation it became clear, that my counterpart was serious!
We were honored the most when Mr. S. Tamiya himself asked if the Sand Scorcher could come to JAPAN to be on display in the entrance hall of the TAMIYA headquaters in Shizuoka! Right after the "First of May Show" in Hannover the car went on it´s long trip to the land of the rising sun. Soon after landing in Japan we got news from Mr. Mochizuki that the Scorcher got there safely and in one piece and got on display right after the wheels were mounted back on the car! I still hope to make it down there one day to visit TAMIYA and the Scorcher! I don´t think there is a better place on earth to present "our" Scorcher to the public!
A few weeks later Mr. Mochizuki sent us a self-built model of the Scorcher in exchange! MANY THANKS! We are overwhelmed!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
We are really pleased with the result and want to thank Stefan and the Super VW crew! You all did an awesome job!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
France, Japan and the US will follow. And another big german magazine is preparing a feature as well. Stay tuned!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
In the morning of the 1st of May a huge crowed surrounded the Sand Scorcher. Questions upon questions were asked by the people and if we didn't answer all of them - grab one of the next issues of the german Motor Klassik magazine and you will get all answers by reading the great feature on the Sand Scorcher.
Helge Ohmes, long time VW treasure hunter and the man who awakened Walters interest in building a real size Sand Scorcher took a seat behind the steering wheel - what a smile!
Walter at the show stage. He answered all the questions presenter Otto Meyer-Spelbrink was asking, who seemed to be impressed by the perfect Baja Bug.
It got a bit quieter in the afternoon and the little Scorcher came out for some suntan.
By the end of the day Walter got another award for the big toy. Posing proud in front of his creation for the last time, as the car is going on a world tour - first to the US, then to Japan.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
The cans were commissoned by the Volksworld team and made by Stéphane Dendievel from iCans. It is the smallest amount of cans made so far, so it will be more thought after than any other of the EBI cans.
Everybody seems to be crazy about the Scorcher. Nearly everybody wants to have a picture with the Scorcher, with the kid and the Scorcher, with the wife and the Scorcher... Meanwhile Silvia is selling Sand Scorcher-Shirts and hands out stickers as a giveaway.
After the show is over Mike Pye from Volksworld magazine has to remove the traces on the Padla Traks. Talk about tire porn...
The conclusion? Everybody seemed to love the Scorcher, not just the visitors. The judges voted the Scorcher into the Top 20 and the European Bug-In Organizers Choice was also ours! Thank you all for the awards!
And thanks again to the sponsors Custom & Speed Parts, Dieter Schmidt-Lorenz, Wolfsburg West, Repro Net, Berner, Blaschewski, Newstyler.de, Edelstahlfritze and Enslein & Schönberger,