Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

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Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby mars » Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:23 pm

Here are some photos of its adventures in Mars, PA. The reason why chose Albert Heiles as the first person to start the "Travelling Volkswagen" saga; He owns an original "Herbie the Love Bug". The car is #6 used in the 1980 movie "Herbie Goes Bananas". Also, he lives in a town named Mars (do I need to explain? LOL...)

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Autographs of the actors in the movie "Herbie Goes Bananas".

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Claire's VW Bug's new BIG brother.

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Hobnobbing with its relatives.
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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby PVDizbon » Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:27 pm

What a great start in the travels of a fledgling VW !
(o\_!_/o) Just 732,687 to go !
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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby webbie1003 » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:42 pm

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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby Brookside Bomber » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:59 pm

I understand Claire's VW is now in Vegas? Where next?

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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby 1hotrod » Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:15 pm

Very cool, Mark!
Looks like it is off to a good start.

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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby Pontiecast » Sun Feb 21, 2010 12:27 am

The Bug made it safely in Las Vegas!!!!
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Here are a few shots from Vegas....... hope you don't mind me posting them......
Welcome!!!!
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Well the prez was in town.....
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Cruisin' down the Las Vegas Strip...
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At the convention
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Meeting people
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Stopped for a quick drink....(just kidding!)
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HWC.com Chris
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The little bug has a way with the ladies!!
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Punch Buggie!!!
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Family reunion!!!
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Stopped to see an old friend....
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Back down to the strip.....
Ceasar's Palace
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The Bellagio
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Wouldn't be Vegas without Elvis!!!!
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C-ya!!!!
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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby mars » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:30 am

Super, Brad.

Kim and I love the photos (Ben and Claire are spending the night at their aunt's house). A picture of the Bug with the President and Elvis ROCKS. It is so weird to see HWC Chris with short hair. Kim wanted me to tell you that the Bug is young, especially with the ladies and the beer :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: . It is always good to see a family reunion. Can you please send us all of the photos? Kim is starting Claire's scrapbook.
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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby dragonhead00 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:20 am

Wow, Brad, nice pics. I hope we can come at least close to the excitement that Bug has seen in Vegas. Good job. :D
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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby webbie1003 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:39 am

Those are great pic's & very clever on the captioning.
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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby mars » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:37 am

Here are the photos of the "Travelling Volkswagen" in Wellton, Arizona. Bill took some awesome photos and also wrote the captions. I copied them and posted it with the pictures.

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So, where will its next stop be?
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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby PVDizbon » Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:07 am

Great pics guys !
(o\_!_/o) Just 732,687 to go !
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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby webbie1003 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:35 pm

Way to go Billy. :)
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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby Brookside Bomber » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:46 pm

Had lot's of fun with this project. Didn't have as much to work with as the Vegas visit though. Great job Brad!

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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby mars » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:43 am

Well, Claire's "Travelling Volkswagen" has arrived in Tacoma, Washington. I found a website that calculates distance travelled, and Claire's VW Bug has travelled 3408 miles already. That is including from our apartment, too.

Also, Bill, I checked with the Guiness Book of World Records book and there is no mention of a toy travelling around the world. So, this may have the potential of starting a World Record (especially after 3-5 years).
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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby Brookside Bomber » Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:08 pm

Wow! Your plan is working just as it was drawn up! Congratulations! I hope I'm around when the bug finally comes home. That will be a Historical day. Let's call it "Claire's Day" and declare it a Holiday. :D :D :D

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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby mars » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:53 am

We have received photos of Claire's "Travelling Volkswagen" hiatus in Tacoma, Washington.

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Ed Lansford wrote the commentary and I posted them with the pics. The VW Bug has left Washington and I am awaiting for word that it has arrived at its new destination.
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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby mars » Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:15 pm

The "Travelling Volkswagen" is now in Racine, Wisconsin. I will post pics as soon as they arrive.
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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby webbie1003 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:35 am

Soooooooooo,
Just where is Claire's Volkswagen these days.
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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby mars » Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:34 am

I received a note from the "person of interest" and it should arrive by Monday. :twisted: Trust me, this destination is hot!
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Re: Claire's Travelling Volkswagen

Postby mars » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:25 am

Claire's "Travelling Volkswagen" has finally arrived at its destination. It is an honor and my pleasure to announce that the Bug is in Iraq. We sent it to a U.S. soldier. He is going to try to take photos of his Army Camp, the Iraqi mountains, and try to get photos of the Iraqi-Syrian border. Needless to say, I will post every photo he takes onto Hallsguide. Facebook and HWC will get a smaller amount of pictures.

A little history: Kim and I spent two months organizing this event. The soldier is a second cousin. We sent countless e-mails, PMs, and notes on Facebook. When we wrote to him about what we doing, he wanted to be involved from the get-go. The logistics and the organization took the longest to put together. We also sent about 10 pounds of snacks and candy for him and his Army buddies. Also, we sent Ben's digital camera for all the photos (including extra AA batteries for a lot of pictures).

Now a teaser; When he sends the camera back to us, there is a second box for the VW Bug to be mailed back to the USA. Who will get the "Travelling Volkswagen"?
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