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Fidens emails: “Good news for envirothugs and petrolheads alike—we can cease the fussin’ and a-feudin’ over the merits of 40-year-old Volkswagens and modern Ferraris. Instead, thanks to Ken Prather and sorcery, we may now enjoy the best of all possible worlds.”

Posted by Tim B. on 01/01/2007 at 09:26 AM
    1. Will it run on a blend of ethanol, greenies and left wing moonbats?

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 01 01 at 09:39 AM • permalink


    1. And in other auto news, the Iranians have developed self-igniting cars – based on a French car (literally).

      Posted by Burbank on 2007 01 01 at 09:54 AM • permalink


    1. French muslims have toset fire to their own cars

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 01 01 at 09:57 AM • permalink


    1. For all its raw power and classic vee-dub good looks, it’s worth nothin’ up this end of the trailer park.

      It ain’t got no damn tow bar.

      Posted by splice on 2007 01 01 at 10:00 AM • permalink


    1. O/T:
      Mr. Tim:

      You’re getting some love and appreciation over at milblogs.

      Scroll down a bit and there’s a few entries discussing the MacBeth, Iron Mike and such and giving you some good credit for helping us to remember that such stuff still happens.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 01 01 at 10:17 AM • permalink


    1. it’s all those deluded drivers wanting their car keys blessed.  makes allah very angry, hence the cleansing fires

      Posted by KK on 2007 01 01 at 10:31 AM • permalink


    1. #6 No wonder allah is getting angry – they’re only getting the keys blessed. Obviously they need to get the entire car blessed.

      Posted by Burbank on 2007 01 01 at 10:40 AM • permalink


    1. What the ecodorks misunderestimate is just how dangerous all those pools of rotted dinosaur and plant by-product is to mommy Gaia’s innards.

      We have to pump it out and burn it off. That’s the only way to drain the oily cysts.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 01 01 at 11:17 AM • permalink


    1. That ain’t no hippie bus! It has to look something like this to be a real hippie bus.

      Posted by rinardman on 2007 01 01 at 12:41 PM • permalink


    1. #9, rinardman:

      Looks like the vehicle owner is devoted to women with severe birth defects to the lower extremities and also really fat chicks.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 01 01 at 12:46 PM • permalink


    1. I’d forgotten about the VW Bug drag racing community, very much alive in the USA.  And I shouldn’t have… of my former neighbors (since moved to another town) has his very own Bad Bug.  You can watch some video clips here.

      Too bad I didn’t remember this for the earlier thread!!!!!  Must be the holiday season.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 01 01 at 01:09 PM • permalink


    1. You can put hot-to-trot engine in it, and rollbars and stuff on it, but it’s still a fat, ugly VW bus:  the dung beetle of vehicles.  Ick.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 01 01 at 01:14 PM • permalink


    1. Rebecca, you so right about the VW bus.  I learned to drive in one of those beasts, and it took me years to get rid of the bad habits that training forced onto me.

      As a point of trivia….I believe that I am one of the few people ever to pop a wheelie in an unmodified VW bus.  Of course, it took starting off on a steep hill with a load of fellow teenagers…..and my father (a former fighter pilot) in the front passenger seat, clenched knuckles not merely white, but showing bones.  It was the talk of the neighborhood that winter.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 01 01 at 02:27 PM • permalink


    1. There were many complaints about the lack of protection in the beetle from head-ons but when one looks at the Kombi it really is a death trap in that department. Nothing between the breeze and you except for a thin sheet of metal and in the driver’ case an upright steering column that would demolish your family jewels if it were to be pushed back.

      It’s amazing to see them still on the road after 40? years.

      Posted by Spag_oz on 2007 01 01 at 07:57 PM • permalink


    1. The Kombi doesn’t deserve a 351 port, sticking one in an MX-5 (are you listening Tim?) or a 240Z is a fun idea but a V-8 transplant is too much effort for too little performance. However with some minor adjustments, the Subaru WRX’s EJ20 boxer fits quite nicely in any air-cooled VW.

      Posted by AussieJim on 2007 01 01 at 08:09 PM • permalink


    1. #15   IIRC the flat 6 Chev Corvair motor would fit into a Kombi. I know it was done with a VW1500 wagon. I had one of the latter new in 1964, so at the time I was intrigued. The mind boggles at the thought of a WRX motor in my surf mobile.

      Posted by Spag_oz on 2007 01 02 at 02:57 AM • permalink


    1. #10 Grimmy your description is marvellous but I think you will find the image you are referring to is a copy of the Venus of Willendorf

      Posted by Renate on 2007 01 02 at 05:09 AM • permalink


    1. #17: Renate:

      Yep, the super model of really fat chicks.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 01 02 at 07:46 PM • permalink


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