A Life Long Passion
Well maybe I was just a little older than this when i started working on VW's. But not much. ( I was guarding the tree) When I was a kid my mom would let me shift gears in her auto-stick bug. I couldn't wait til I was old enough to drive. In school I always read books about cars, I read "Small Wonder the Amazing Story of the Volkswagen" when i was a freshman in high school. I became obsessed with VW's. I took my test in that auto-stick beetle, bought my own in 1978, it was a dark blue 1970 stick shift. My dad took me to pick it up I had never driven a stick before. When we changed the title and registration, he said: good luck with your new car son, hopped in his car and drove off , leaving me parked on a hill to learn how to drive a stick shift. By the time I got home (2 hours later) I was in love with it. That's were it all began. I've owned a beetle since. I bought my first bus in 1983 and have owned one ever since also.
I graduated Pennco Technical Institute in 1982 and have been working on VW's professionally since then. I personally perform all work done at my shop. Having experienced almost every possible break down, failure, or roadside inconvenience imaginable I have a pretty good understanding of what it takes to make these vehicles road worthy and reliable.
We are “Happy Campers”. Hi I’d like to introduce myself I am Kevin’s better half, Andrea. Before meeting Kevin I did not know that a VW Vanagon even existed. I know better now because it is a big part of our relationship. Hitting the open highway is one of my favorite things to do with Kevin. It’s the greatest experience of togetherness I ever had. I never dreamed I would ever go camping but now I rather sleep in our Vanagon than a five star hotel. The places we have traveled and the great people we have met along the way are priceless memories. Some are fellow Vanagon owners like us. People that own one of these vintage beauties share a common bond , that our Vanagon’s are not just another vehicle but are just as important as family.
“Some things you merely own other things become part of who you are”