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WAY2COOLParticipantMarch 23, 2023 at 4:59 pmPost count: 455in reply to: Happy birthday JJ #75366
Many Happies Mr. Jones……wow,what a year it was
and may there be many more!!
Enjoy in large doses
Test Pilot @ Submarine AirwaysWAY2COOLParticipantMarch 20, 2023 at 5:40 pmPost count: 455in reply to: Ron’s 1962 Patina Beetle #75080
OO EE BABY !
that looks sweet
Test Pilot @ Submarine AirwaysWAY2COOLParticipantFebruary 12, 2023 at 4:46 pmPost count: 455in reply to: KCW randomness #73719
Before you know it , you’ll be your new right hand man.
Glad to hear things are going well with your back.
Test Pilot @ Submarine AirwaysWAY2COOLParticipantFebruary 7, 2023 at 8:30 pmPost count: 455in reply to: JJ’s Class 11 Oval #73597
Congrats on being competitive Team KCW. Eighth is great..and still have a driving racecar .
Test Pilot @ Submarine AirwaysWAY2COOLParticipantJanuary 31, 2023 at 5:20 amPost count: 455in reply to: Fucking Bubba!!!! #73351
Yeah..what a ManCave shot
This pic says so much about living in the Rockies..
you guys are so fortunate to have these beautiful places to explore …..at least the dog made it
Test Pilot @ Submarine AirwaysWAY2COOLParticipantJanuary 31, 2023 at 2:58 amPost count: 455in reply to: JJ’s Class 11 Oval #73337
hEY sCOTT !!…THE DUAL WHEELER SHORTY
Test Pilot @ Submarine AirwaysWAY2COOLParticipantJanuary 29, 2023 at 5:27 pmPost count: 455in reply to: Closed??? 🤫🤫🤫🤫🤫🤫 #73290
Enjoy in large doses John…..the retirement I mean ,not the noodles.And thanks for listening to and putting up with us old timers.
’twas a simple life.Pre personal computers,mobile phones,the net, FB and EVs.Back when you wrote a postcard to friends and made a ‘call collect’ phone call to your parents ,from a phone box ,when you were in the shit for money in some far flung destination and used a road map.
On the subject of retiring .I thought that’s what you were doing with that grooving tool for 1131.
Test Pilot @ Submarine AirwaysWAY2COOLParticipantJanuary 28, 2023 at 8:38 pmPost count: 455in reply to: Closed??? 🤫🤫🤫🤫🤫🤫 #73273
I do remember meeting Bobby and watching him play,however don’t remember that night …..there seemed to be plenty of folks falling off stools at Bugatti’s….too much nose candy and margaritas…hey it was the 80’s !!! .What a great time to be alive and rockin’
Sorry for hijacking your thread JJ
Test Pilot @ Submarine AirwaysWAY2COOLParticipantJanuary 27, 2023 at 7:47 pmPost count: 455in reply to: JJ’s Class 11 Oval #73243
Congrats JJ….a real racecar !!
Test Pilot @ Submarine AirwaysWAY2COOLParticipantJanuary 27, 2023 at 5:12 pmPost count: 455in reply to: Closed??? 🤫🤫🤫🤫🤫🤫 #73239
Hey Alykat…that would be pretty wild if we have met.
It sure was a place to party ,party ,party.Some great music from Jimmy Ibbotson and Jeff Hanna.And where else could you sit and drink “below the waterline’. Casey was so good to work for and Jack Coffee’s kitchen produced some of the best food i’ve eaten.
We lived just near to the Glory Hole Park next to another aussie,Paul Harris,who worked at the Charthouse.We also worked mornings at the Blue Star Lodge ,where the owner ,Bruce, had a 23 window out the back , buried in the snow. I’ve often wondered what happened to that bus.
Test Pilot @ Submarine AirwaysWAY2COOLParticipantJanuary 26, 2023 at 9:46 pmPost count: 455in reply to: Closed??? 🤫🤫🤫🤫🤫🤫 #73214
Well put Pete.
My personal story.
In 1982 ,[BC..before children] …my wife Woody and I decided to rent our home and with a couple of backpacks head off on a trip that would take us 50 months of eastward travel around the world….and home.
By 1984 ,when the Olympics was on in L.A. we purchased a one owner ’69 Westphalia and over the next 2 years ,we travelled north south east and west of the USA and Canada.
Whilst working at Paddy Bugatti’s in Aspen ,I was fortunate to meet a customer who explained to me that in all businesses,two of the components are Product and Commodity.
We sometimes get these mixed up.
In life,the commodity is the vehicle that takes us to market….whatever we choose to do.
Thus ,the product is us, and when we realize and accept this fact,we are then forever empowered to forge our own destiny.
After 25 years in the hotel and restaurant business,where I carried the risk and provided the livelihood for many others,I found myself in 1991 unemployed for the first time ever (following the sale of our restaurant) with a larger mortgage,a beautiful wife and two baby girls.
I took about six months of ‘Mental Basket Weaving’ by working part time at the Perth central fruit and vegetable markets as a barrow boy.No employees,no landlord,no general public. Having got my shit together, I went back to the ‘I am the product’ discussion,and my earlier training as a signwriter and began my chalkboard business. At times it can be frustrating working solo,in a non collaborative environment however the benefit of owning your diary and thus time is the most liberating and fullfilling experience.
I have now been working from home by the Indian Ocean for 32 years,producing a high quality ‘commodity’ for the local hospitality industry.I make the chalkboards,design and draw them and install them.I’ve recently turned 70 and am looking forward to the next exciting 35 ….
Over the years I have seen many really good partnerships ,particularly in the Signage business, flourish with the energy of very talented individuals who at some point decide to separate and do their own thing. Generally ,the outcome is good ,as it is an opportunity for Good Products to grow and provide their own version of their commodity.
I’m currently the Vice President of the Volkswagen Club of Western Australia.The club is now the largest car club in the state ,with around 500 members and over 1000 vehicles,so I do understand the complexities of differing personalities and points of view.
Even though I do drive a Bay Dualcab,I love my daily dose of KCW,so thank you John for keeping this great space open.
Although I have not met any of you , I get the sense that we are amongst good people on here. A huge thanks goes to those who participate and freely share the good times, playing with a variety of VWs wherever you may be.
To The Jones’, Franz and Pat ,you are obviously all good products and I wish you all good vibes and fantastic success in the future.
Test Pilot @ Submarine AirwaysWAY2COOLParticipantJanuary 5, 2023 at 11:00 pmPost count: 455in reply to: Tom’s Sea Blue Cal look Sunroof 66 #72790
yep …a beautiful headliner there ‘Doug K’
Test Pilot @ Submarine AirwaysWAY2COOLParticipantJanuary 2, 2023 at 6:14 amPost count: 455in reply to: KCW randomness #72648
32 as a full time chalkboard artist for me….a bit drawn out ,but hey….the phone keeps ringin’
Test Pilot @ Submarine AirwaysWAY2COOLParticipantDecember 31, 2022 at 9:34 pmPost count: 455in reply to: KCW randomness #72623
Happy New Year KCW Crew and Families
I trust 2023 will bring all that you desire ……well most of it anyway.
Stay safe and strong.
We’ve already started our next lap around the sun down here.
Test Pilot @ Submarine AirwaysWAY2COOLParticipantDecember 24, 2022 at 4:01 pmPost count: 455in reply to: KCW randomness #72430
Merry Christmas to everyone Upover from us Downunder.
Have a joyous and safe festive season ,wherever you may be celebrating.
…..and of course,enjoy in large doses.
Santa has just been thru here…he’s heading your way NOW !!
Test Pilot @ Submarine Airways