FUNBUG'N in Coombs
Sep 4, 2010
Welcome to our FUNBUG’N day.
Today we headed down to Coombs to take part in the first annual
Funbugz VW Car Show & Shine in Coombs.
It was put together by the Funbugs Gallery & Gifts (Museum) www.vw-museum.com
As we drive down Highway 19A we look in the rearview mirror and see we are in a line of VW’s including Bugs, other Westy’s, Rabbits, and various others. We figure they must be heading to Coombs - and we realize we are correct when they all turn right at Highway 4 – just like us!
We arrive and get handed number 21, actually Cas is handed the number since it does belong to him! Everyone gets to write down the number of the VW they choose as the People’s Choice and another for Member’s Choice (members of the VW Museum). We had a number of people come by to view our Westy and we took turns viewing all the others as well. Cas was placed in line with three other 72s and they all looked different. The yellow one had a different top and the green one was re-vamped to have a retractable glass roof instead of the regular Westy pop top – very unique!
We saw Karmann Ghias, Bugs, Cabriolets, Westys, Wagons, Sedans, all kinds of makes and models of VWs. It was very interesting seeing all the varieties. Peter was able to get a 72 Owner’s Manual from the guy in the re-done green Westy. He didn’t use it so he gave it to Peter! Isn’t that just amazing? It makes you realize that there are still some really nice people in this world.
We did purchase Funbug’n tee shirts to remember the day and I sewed a VW emblem on Peter’s cap – so he now has his own unique VW cap. We were given a few new websites for leads on parts, etc from various people. Then they announced the peoples and members choice and the winners were: Two of the Karmann Ghias that were on the lot. They were beautiful machines and definitely deserved to win the plaques!
Now, on to the ‘isn’t it a small world’ portion of our day. We spoke to a lot of people and one guy mentioned living in an area in North Van. Peter asked what school he attended – North Van High till he moved to another school for grade 12. Hmmm, he then asked Peter’s name – once he heard it he said, “You worked at Roger Motors!” Well, it turns out Don is an old school mate, and Peter and Sharon (first wife) had attended Don’s wedding back in 1959. That was the last time they saw each other until today – 51 years later! Needless to say we exchanged addresses – they live in Parksville – so we agreed to meet again – soon.
Just before we leave for the day I hear my name called and there is Ros, the manager of the Campbell River Museum Shop. She and her husband came down for the day and noticed the VW show and then our Westy so they came to say hello. Yes, it really is a small, small world – afterall… (to quote Disney)
See you soon as well, we hope! Peter & Connie