What an incredible summer! It started with our Open House and more than 2500 visitors, followed by the beautiful convoy to Hessisch Oldendorf and a magnificent weekend. And the week after a lot of international guests, customers, fans and Volkswagen lovers who paid us a visit. Then the European Bug In, the weather could have been better, although it was a big Volkswagen party... It didn’t stop, every week there was one or another Volkswagen happening, the rhythm of our life never went that fast… And then there was Le Bug Show at Spa Francorchamps, a smaller edition than previous year, although very pleasant as always. Here and there a couple of international happenings and the summer was a complete success.
Customers, friends, suppliers and fans whom we’ve met throughout the season 2013, thank you so much. It becomes each year better, where will it end?
Or should I talk about the weather ? Western Europe can definitely say that we had a long hot summer since more 3 years. The weather was splendid, all convertibles were riding with open roof, ragtops open! Marvelous!
With this nice weather we were busy as never before, 2013 will be a record-breaker year! The best summer ever! A dream for each oldtimer fan.
As a matter of fact even the press is writing in a positive way about economy, forecasts are being updated upwards, stock-indexes are increasing. However one should remain cautious, even though a lot of work has been done. The real reasons of the crisis haven’t been conquered. There are still quite some European countries that cannot control their budget. One pin is enough to knock over the whole game. We have to stay alert.
After all we mustn’t complain in “our” Volkswagen world, a niche market isn’t that subject to the economic climate. Marketing books prove it!
Meanwhile some incredible opportunities regarding parts have shown up. More news in next Newsletter. As a set habit you’ll be the first to know through the BBT blog new products update each Friday, which is crucial to remain informed of our products.
Let’s face autumn together, enjoying the beautiful colors of nature. A nice autumn drive? That’s not to be sneezed at.
Enjoy life, experience the VW passion!
On 17 September 2013 Bob’s mom “Mama Maria” has passed away at the age of 77. A very special women, who definitely may be called ‘mother’ of BBT. She was our biggest fan from the very beginning and was always a wholehearted support to our company. In 2010 she still drove in a split bus to a Volkswagen meeting in Italy.
In 2012 she was the moving spirit behind the clearing out of the shop of friend of the house Lyle Cherry in Dallas, Texas.
We believe that the Volkswagen Gods will give Mama Maria a warm welcome. We’ll remember her smile, she was definitely a person to whom it was difficult not to become friends with… Rest in peace dearest mom….
# 0940 Choke cable, mechanical shoke, Type 1 53-
changed to # 0940 Choke cable, mechanical choke, all 30 hp, Type 1 08/52-
# 6206 Sticker, shift patern
changed to # 6206 Sticker, shift patern, white print
# 0962-250 Front hood outer cable, Type 14 08/67-74
changed to # 0962-250 Front hood and enginelid outer cable KG 67-74
# 7050 Chrome moulding set, 8 pieces
changed to # 7050 Scraper molding set, chrome, Type 1 convertible, 8 pieces, Type 1 -07/64
# 1248-1 Brake caliper, front left, T2 08/72-07/79, T25 05/79-06/86
changed to # 1248-1 Brake caliper, front left, Type 2 08/72-07/79
# 1249-1 Brake caliper, front right, T2 08/72-07/79, T25 05/79-06/86
changed to # 1249-1 Brake caliper, front right, Type 2 08/72-07/79
# 1001-20 Exhaust pipe, assembly kit, T2 08/62-
changed to # 1001-20 Exhaust pipe, assembly kit, Type 2 08/58-07/67
Price modifications are indicated on the pricelist itself!
Following items are still available @ BBT but due to low demand they are now available as special order what might be subject to longer delivery terms.
# 0386-950 Samba/Deluxe roof kit Type 2 -67
# 0499-363 Sign F 1963
# 0499-999 Sign '?'
# 0556-11 Sunvisors T1 65-67 pair white/mirror
# 0557-02 Sunvisors T1 65-72 conv.pr.white/mirror
# 0561-50 Sunvisors Type3 61-74 pair white
# 1021 Bobcat exhaust 'Off Road' 1" 5/8
# 1280-2 Brake drum front 1300 Golf
# 1602-22 Cro.Mo.5.600 Chevy Rod
# 1808 Dry-sump oil pump
# 2617-1 Autometer 5' silver 10000rpm + switch lamp
# 2673 Dash cover Type 3
# 2906-104 Headliner Type 1 63 non-perforated/white
# 2908-300 Headliner T3 N.B. 63-67 perforated / white
# 5581-FAT FAT Performance motor 2007cc (complete)
# 7810 Quarter window seal callookT3 FB.65-74
# 9025-073 Boot cover Karmann Ghia 58-69 beige canvas
# 9105-32 hood T1 68-72 blue canvas
# 9496-10 Airmighty 10
Prices are indicated on the pricelist itself!
Due to changed availability we won't be able anymore to suply separate tire rings. From now on the tire rings will be available as set of 4 pieces.
# 2539-10 White wall rings 10 inch, set 4
# 2539-12 White wall rings 12 inch, set 4
# 2539-13 White wall rings 13 inch, set 4
# 2539-14 White wall rings 14 inch, set 4
# 2539-15 White wall rings 15 inch, set 4
# 2539-16 White wall rings 16 inch, set 4
# 2539-213 White wall rings (small) 13 inch, set 4
# 2539-214 White wall rings (small) 14 inch, set 4
# 2539-215 White wall rings (small) 15 inch, set 4
# 2539-216 White wall rings (small) 16 inch, set 4
# 2539-914 White wall rngs (wide) 14 inch, set 4
# 2539-915 White wall rings (wide) 15 inch, set 4
# 2539-313 Red wall rings (small) 13 inch, set 4
# 2539-314 Red wall rings (small) 14 inch, set 4
# 2539-315 Red wall rings (small) 15 inch, set 4
# 2539-316 Red wall rings (small) 16 inch, set 4
# 2539-413 Blue wall rings (small) 13 inch, set 4
# 2539-414 Blue wall rings (small) 14 inch, set 4
# 2539-415 Blue wall rings (small) 15 inch, set 4
# 2539-513 Green wall rings (small) 13 inch, set 4
# 2539-514 Green wall rings (small) 14 inch, set 4
# 2539-515 Green wall rings (small) 15 inch, set 4
# 2539-613 Yellow wall rings (small) 13 inch, set 4
# 2539-614 Yellow wall rings (small) 14 inch, set 4
# 2539-615 Yellow wall rings (small) 15 inch, set 4
# 2539-713 Orange wall rings (small) 13 inch, set 4
# 2539-714 Orange wall rings (small) 14 inch, set 4
# 2539-715 Orange wall rings (small) 15 inch, set 4
# 2539-813 White/red wall rings (small) 13 inch, set 4
# 2539-814 White/red wall rings (small) 14 inch, set 4
# 2539-815 White/red wall rings (small) 15 inch, set 4
Price modifications are indicated on the pricelist itself!
A very nice accessory that can be found on beetles, Type 3 and even standard on the Karmann Ghia from '59, are the pop-out side windows which are fixed to the B-pillar by means of a hinge. The rear part stays in place by means of a hinged lock that is locked by a pin through the window. To protect the window from damage, a rubber ring is placed between this pin and the window on the inside and outside. This rubber ring, just like the other rubber seals of the pop-out window, does not have eternal life and it is therefore recommended to replace it to guarantee a good seal. The rubber rings are delivered per set of 4, enough for 1 car.