The Kitchen family from Toronto made some progress yesterday on restoring their 1974 Super Beetle. It’s an ambitious project, since they bought the car partially dissembled, with the chassis and body already separated. They have been locating and replacing missing/damaged parts as they go. So far they have performed a top-end rebuild on the stock 1600, but it’s now time to start on the body work. While it has it’s fair share of southern Ontario rust, it can be repaired with some time and patience. In order to make working on it easier, a rotisserie was fabricated. Working above your head with rust and dirt falling in your face just isn’t fun. Since the body is off, most people fashion a rotisserie to attach to the bumper mounts. However, if you wish to work on or replace the bumper mounts this obviously becomes an issue. It was decided to build a custom mount across the body strut tower mounts for the front mount, and to build a plate for the rear firewall and bolt the car to the plate. When the rotisserie work is complete, then the bolt holes can simply be welded closed.
As the Kitchen family progresses with their project (as with any K-W Bug Club Members) we will try to document their project progress for others to see. If any members would like to show their projects just email us and we will publish them on the website.
Thank you to all participants, spectators and sponsors of Bug Out #38. We enjoyed beautiful weather, fun with friends, and a lot of great VW’s. This years event was our largest ever, with 163 cars in attendance. We had 33 vendors this year, also a record vending year.
Congratulations to this years winners at Bug Out #38.
Volkswagen announced this week that the Beetle would be discontinued again by next summer . This time the “new” Beetle would be retired and plans for the upcoming electric powered Beetle would be in doubt as well.
If you were a visitor at Bug Out or a sponsor of Bug Out – thank you for supporting us. We produce the event in association with the K-W Optimist Club. They are a fantastic supporter of youth in our community and it is a pleasure to host our event at their facility in beautiful Heidelberg, Ontario.
Please support our sponsors. You can find our full 2018 sponsor list here. Just click on their logo/text to contact them.