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June - COVVC Home Page
June 2010
Volume 19 - Issue 6
CampOut at
Here are some Pics from the
CampOut at Country Stage
Campgrounds in Nova,Ohio. Thanks
to Bruce Raymer for sending the pics,
from the LEAKOIL web site. Cool
pics and cool site!
fficial Monthly Newsletter For The
The COVVC North
how Season is Here!
Random Thoughts From Your COVVC Historian
By Marilyn Allen
I am looking forward to the annual Take your VW
to work day. It will be fun to see how many vw's are
driven on that day. It may be a picture opportunity.
I was very surprised to have missed last month's
meeting. It certainly was not in my plans. Thanks to all
who have sent good wishes. I am feeling much better.
We had hoped to have Charlie Cox
speak at this month's meeting. As you
may know, Charlie Cox has retired
after working for volkwagen for over 40 years. He is also
a collector of all things volkswagen. Since his retirement
last year, he has spent part of the year in Arizona and is
there now. He does plan to be at our show this year and
I hope he will be able to attend one of our fall meetings.
continued on page two
photo by Mike Roecker
Featured In This Issue...
655B Providence
Columbus, OH 43214
1 - Thoughts From Your Board Member
by Marilyn Allen
3 - March Meeting Minutes
by Tina Gibson
4 - Life in The Past Lane
by Marilyn Allen
4 - Dougstock 2010
by Bill Lewandowski
5 - Show Volunteers
by Marilyn Allen
5 - Let’s Talk Toys
by Michael Williams
Tech Tips
by Bruce Amacker
7 - COVVC North Rolls
by Mike Roecker
8 - Cruise In Report
by Tina Gibson
8/9 - Period Beetle Road Test
by Chuck Simpson
10 - Classified Ads
Next Monthly Meeting June 10th, 2010
7:30 Sharp!
11 - Club and factory Information
The COVVC North chapter had its first gathering
on May 1st. Pictured above are the hearty folks
that made the trek out for what is destined to
become an annual event. Congratulations on a
fun filled day! Be sure to check out page
seven for the complete story.
Next Monthly Meeting - June 10th, 2010, 7:30 Sharp, at the Columbus Maennerchor, 966 S. High Street
a t the
Garrett’s Automotive Detailing
by appointment
photos by Tina Gibson
A small but enthusiastic group of
COVVC members attended the recent
Maifest event at the Columbus
Maennerchor on May 22nd. Everyone in attendance enjoyed the fine vintage VWs on display!
Mark Garrett
1294 Frisbee Drive
Columbus, OH 43224
[email protected]
pecializing in show quality detailing
Engine appearance refurbishing
Interior refurbishing
Complete packages available
All makes & daily drivers also
Call or E-mail for estimate
Streetsboro Foreign Auto, LLC
Let us plan to bring a vw book and wear a vw shirt to the June
meeting. I do not think we have ever brought a vw book to
a meeting. I know I have several books I could share. We
will have time to share our books and won't that be a picture
opportunity to have everyone in a vw shirt . The shirt can
either be a show shirt or any other vw shirt. Most everyone
will have a choice to make. In addition to the vw shirt,
please remember to wear your name badge. In looking
through an old year book, I found some questions about vw's
from 1960's that Brenda had found in her Dad's books. It
will be interesting to see who can remember "reading" about
the vw's of the 60's.
The black volunteer sign up book will be at the June
meeting. If you have not signed up for a volunteer job,
please do so at the June meeting or call me at 299-4841.
continued on page three
Complete Mechanical & Colision Repair
Specializing In VW & Audi
& Select Other European Brands
Elmar Kruza
330-626-2456 - Fax 330-626-5030
9796 State Route 14 - Streetsboro, OH 44241
Clines Autobody & Restoration
Specializing in Air-Cooled VW
and Porsche 356, 911
High Quality MIG and TIG Welding
Mail In Membership Form
To join the COVVC, fill out this form and mail it to: COVVC, 655B
Providence, Columbus, OH 43214. Include a check or money order made out
to the COVVC. Club membership is $15 per year.
City__________________________ State______ Zip__________________
Phone____________________ E-Mail ____________________________
Vehicles owned________________________________________________
Club Officers & Media Staff For 2010
Board Of Directors
Brenda Agan
[email protected]
Mark Garrett
[email protected]
Stark Hughes
[email protected]
Tom Kern
[email protected]
Todd Sichel
[email protected]
Pete Knoll
[email protected]
Pete Knoll,Jr
Mike Roecker
[email protected]
Mike Williams
[email protected]
[email protected]
Ann Gillman
[email protected]
SecretarywTina Gibson
[email protected]
TreasurerwBob Albright
[email protected]
MembershipwLinda C. Brown [email protected]
HistorianwMarilyn Allen
[email protected]
Tech AdvisorwColumbus Area Carl Dewhurst
Tech AdvisorwMarion Area Bill Huntsman
Tech AdvisorwCircleville Area Jim Meyer
Zundfolge EditorwMark Garrett [email protected]
Web EditorwAnn Gillman
[email protected]
Factory Information
To obtain factory information on your pre 1955 VW,
send your serial number to:
VW Brezelffenstervereinigung e.V.,
Ernst Reter Hagen, Amselweg 4, D3073 Liebenau, Germany
Rust Repair & Custom Metal Fabrication
Nationally Featured Award Winning
For post 1955 VWs, send your serial number to :
Customer Assistance, VolkswagenAG
Postfach, 3180 Wolfsburg1, Germany
Custom Paint & Color Match
Custom Body Modifications & Body Kits
Full & Partial Restorations
Insurance Work Welcome
All Work Is 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
References Available
20 Years Experience
See Us on The Web at http://www.motorkars.com
Free tech help & Estimates
216 233 4456
is published monthly by the Central Ohio Vintage Club. Members are welcome to submit articles and photos for the newsletter. Classified and wanted
ads are free to members. Ads will run for three months. Mail Zundfolge submissions to Mark Garrett, 1294 Frisbee Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43224, or email to [email protected] Deadline for submissions is the 15th of
each month.
the Central Ohio
lassified Ads
1999 Eurovan Camper. 123,000 Miles. One owner,
very clean. Moderately driven; faithfully serviced at
Northend Wrench. Brand new brakes. Records available. Camping equipment pristine, rarely or never used.
Pop top and beds, LP gas heater, stove, refrigerator,
sink, tables and much storage. Includes awning and
Add-A-Room. Body has a few small dents. $15,000
firm. Call Tom Hamer at 614-888-3485 or e-mail at
[email protected] 5/10
Established 1982
Your Car Is Not
Foreign To Us
Jim Cowan, PhD., Proprietor
(614) 299-0456 (614) 228-8637
[email protected]
52 Brickel Alley
Columbus, Ohio 43215
The NorthEnd Wrench, Inc.
Your Preventative Maintenance Expert!
Offering The Following Services:
Air Conditioning
Fluid Changes
Foreign & Domestic
Vintage VW & Porsche
Marion’s Oldest Import
Auto Repair
Bill Huntsman, Owner
Monday Through
Friday 7am - 6pm
4330 Indianola Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43214
Celebrating 23 Years Of Service!
For Sale - 1981 Rabbit Cabrio. New white paint, 72K
on new motor, Looks/runs fine. $3500.00 OBO. PH 330
426 3328, George Watson 5/10
For Sale - Two Good Volkswagens At A Fair Price. All
offers or trades considered. Call me and I will mail
descriptive fliers.
1) 1981 Westfalia Vanagon Pop Top Camper. Asking
2) 1982 Rabbit Convertible. Asking $3500.
Great drivers or very presentable at car shows. Both
need sold, “Old age” and too much in the barn! Call
Don Bowker at 330-274-8872, before 10 P.M. Lets talk
To view additional cars and parts for sale, go to:
www.motorkars.com and click on “CARS FOR SALE”
For Sale - Entire Toy Collection. Would prefer to sell
as lot, and not split up. Contact Carl Dewhurst
at 614-830-0111 for details and description of toys.
Have new project that needs
financing! 5/10
The volunteer time is divided into 2 hour time periods.
We will be contacting the Kids in Kamp group for their help
in volunteering at the show. They have been so helpful. The
scout troop will be contacted about the parking. Linda and I
would welcome any suggestions about ways that the volunteer system would be more effective. We will alsol plan to
have the COVVC Museum again. The shirts seem to be a big
hit, as well as Brenda's Dad sculptures.
Thanks to Mark and Debbie Richmond and Tina Gibson
for joining me at the Maifest. We had a terrific spot by the
door and got many comments about our cars. One child
stopped by to look at the cars. Her mother reported that volkswagens are the only car the child recognizes because her
daycare center is next to a volkswagen shop-Motorkars! A
man mentioned to me that my car would not go far with only
books under the hood! These are the stories in the life of a
VW owner. It was a great day.
The Maennerchor has invited the COVVC to attend the
German American Festival near Toledo on Sunday, August
29th. The bus will leave t he Maennerchor at 9 a.m. and
return at 9 p.m.. The cost is $35. It is a great day with german food and beer, entertainment from Germany, continous
live entertainment, amusement rides, and imported steins,
linens, etc. It is really an Oktoberfest day. I hope you will
join me on the 29th of August.
Foreign & Domestic Repair q New & Used Foreign Parts
740-383-1118 or 800-686-2250
624 East Church Street, Marion Ohio 43302
I hope to see many of you at our June meeting with a vw
book and vw shirt and your name badge!!!
Minutes Of The COVVC Monthly Meeting
From the May 13, 2010 Meeting
OFFICERS: Stark, Bob , Tina, Linda
TECH ADVISERS: Bill H. Carl D, Jim M, Mike Y.
The meeting was opened at 7:50 by Stark in Charge who
welcomed everyone to the May meeting.
Treasurer report- Bob said the Upper Arlington 4th of
July parade will be July 3rd. See him if interested. As of
April 30th we have $5,739 in the bank.
Tina – reminded everyone of upcoming Cruise Ins.
Membership – Linda said we now have 192 members.
Don’t forget to sign up to work at the show. Marilyn will
bring the sign up book to the next meeting.
Stark said one thing that makes our show so great is all
the good volunteers so sign up.
continued on page four
continued on page five
Dougstock 2010, mark
your calendars now!
The dates for this
years events are
Saturday June 19,
2010 and Saturday
August 21, 2010.
Typically folks arrive
to the concert site (all
free BTW!) mid afternoon for a night of
music (Did I mention
1960's the theme of
the day there!? Ha!).
All VW's are welcome
and much appreciated.
Give Bill Lewandowski
a call with any questions, 614-837-5354
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Au s Memor
The winners of the 2000Volksfest were:
TYPE II;Joe Mond, KNK CHOICE;Sean Zubrick, BOOSTER CHOICE; Gary Jenkins, DJ CHOICE; Lindsey Haislop,
NEW BEETLE STOCK; Laurie Landrum, Michelle Conger,
Betty Garrett. NEW BEETLE MODIFIED; Jerry O'Hara,
Robert Gordon, Bob King, SPLIT WINDOW; Paul Westrich,
Mark Schlachter, OVAL WINDOW;Ted Chaney, Bill Duvall,
Mark Bernsdorf, BEETLE '58-'67;Mark Garrett, Bill
Fitzpatrick, Diana Sima, LATE BEETLE SEDAN '68 AND
UP,BEETLEMEX; Bill Lipstrell, Justin Wilt,Jo Fent, BEETLE CABRIOLET THRU 1970;Karma and Don Wuertz,
Sean Zubrick, Todd Shoaff, SUPER BEETLE CABRIOLET'71-'79 ;Tom Linsey, Ila Logan, Kirk Fisher and Jim
Harra, GHIA SEDAN; Ann Fornataro, Ken Patterson, Aaron
Badertscher, GHIA CABRIOLET; Randy Wood, Paul Drago,
Ann and Greg Gillman, EARLY BUS THRU '67;Joe Mond,
Donald Vinson, Barb and Bob Albright, EARLY BUS
CAMPER THUR'67, Stark Hughes, Earl Haas, Richard
Hamann, LATE BUS'68-79;Craig Seabrook, Paul and Patty
Goldzung, Bob O'Shaughnessy, LATE BUS CAMPER'6879,Dorothy Granger, T eresa and Doug Schleifer, John and
Maryjane Merschdorf; VANAGAN-ALL YEARS, Jeff
Continued from May, 2010
by Marilyn Allen
July 17 – Cleveland Metroparks BrookStock –
Brookside Reservation, Cleveland
August 14 – OUR SHOW
Sept 24-26 – Octoberfest, Ohio Expo Center
20 tt
Life In The 'Past' Lane
Jim Meyer is working on printing the T shirts, will have
at next meeting. See Mark to pre order shirts. Flyers will be
at next meeting also.
Mark brought in a design trophy to show. Used Tom
Kern’s design on a glass plate on a wooden base. Everyone
in favor of this design. Mark said we should be able to produce this 1st place design for $10. Each.
Stark said e mail traffic is picking up, interest is high.
Tom Kern contacted Hot VW to put our show in their
magazine. Mike R to put on Leak Oil web site. Stark will
contact Big Al web site. Mark will contact free local places
to advertise the show.
New returning members: Jerry (10 year member who
had been working night shift), Dave Shepard, Carl Dewhurst
Any tech questions?
Mike Young asked for a head count for his May 31st
event at Motor Kars. He is also planning a fall campout for
Burning Bubblehead.
Stark mentioned some up coming VW shows. Mid
American in Ill, June 5 &6
German Car Fest June 19th at Thurman Munson
Stadium, Canton
Next month newsletter folding will be at Shissler’s.
(June meeting to be led by Marilyn Allen)
50/50 - $57.00
Isn’t it interesting to
look back at these
old reviews of our
favorite car, and
relive the period
perceptions of the
writers of the day?
By the time this
review was written,
the VW plant was
really cranking out
the Beetles, and
VWs reputation was
know around the
by Tina Gibson, Secretary
Cruisin is off to a good start. Went to my first car show
of the season on May 15th. Carl Dewhurst and I both won
trophies (alright there weren’t very many cars there and
everyone won a trophy). I think the weather was too good
and everyone was home working on their yards.
A few
Cruise Ins listed below. If you
don’t see one that appeals to
you, let me know and I will
check my complete list for
Up coming major events
July 9 & 10 – Arthritis Cruise In and Auto Show –
Dublin Metro Center
July 10-11- Jim’s Custom car show, Columbiana, Oh
continued on page nine
June 6 – Tumbleweed on
E. Broad St – reg 11-2
June 5-6 – funfest at Mid
America Auto Works, Ill
June 11 – Sonic, 1031
Gemini Pl off Polaris Pkwy –
reg 5-8 pm
June 13 – Bob Evans,
3800 S High St, Columbus –
reg 11-1:30
June 19 – German Car
Stadium ,Canton– 8 am-4pm
June 20 – Pep Boys, 2830
S Hamilton Rd, Cols – reg 112
June 27 – Speeds, 5186 E
Main St, Whitehall – reg 11-2
Let’s Talk Toys!
by Michael Williams
Welcome back everyone!! I’m shifting gears this
month and sharing one of my VW toy buses with each of
you. This bus actually made its first debut in an official
1958 Volkswagen truck sales brochure before becoming a
tin toy. In the brochure, Volkswagen advertises the bus as
being “The mobile billboard! Smart businessmen have
worked out that billboard space equal in size to the advertising area on the Panel Delivery costs more during one
year than the entire Panel Delivery. If you plan to use
your own distinctive color treatment, order your Panel
prime coated.” Volkswagen goes on to show the prospective buyer four panel deliveries painted with sample
The example pictured is known among collectors as the “PARKWAY DISTRIBUTORS” tin bus; and
was manufactured by the Bandai Toy Company of Japan during the late 1950s into the early 1960s. This friction operated tin bus is 7.75 inches long and is based on a late 1950’s panel delivery. The license plate on the
toy reads BC-371 which stands for the Bandai Company model #371. I’ve always thought it would be SO cool
to actually paint a life size panel delivery in this design. Maybe some day…
This toy is very rare. In 25 years of collecting, I’ve never seen another example come up for sale or laid
eyes on the actual box this toy came in. I have
also never seen this toy in any other toy collection. The value of the toy in good condition is
around $400 - $500, with a mint example with no
box being appraised in The Big Book of Tin Toy
Cars at around $1,200. If a mint boxed example
of this toy existed, just imagine what it would be
worth - $$$$
Until next month… Happy Toy Hunting !!
Part two of the
May, 1961
Illustrated magazine Beetle review.
Automotive writer
Tom McCahill road
test the “new” ‘61
Beetle! Thanks to
Chuck Simpson for
the contribution.
Look for the conclusion in the July
continued on page nine
Mace, Tom Hubbard, Greg Osborn, TYPE 3 and TYPE 4;
Jonce Fancher, Cash Bryan, Glenn Conn, THING; Rick
Martinez, Dorothy Granger, John Dragon, MODIFIED,
Doug Armey, Gary Walsh, Brad Boston, CUSTOM; Gary
Jenkins, Gene Rheaume, Ron Hunton, SPECIAL, Jeff
Schenck, Vintage VW Repair, William Childs, KIT
CARS;Keith Myers, Darrel Kestnor, Fred Burkhamer, BUGGIES, Kathy Stewart, Chris Lewis, Jeff and Gina Wagner,
DAILY DRIVERS; Brandon Schutz, James Brosnahan,
Tom Perry, WATER COOLED THRU '84, Tadd Haislip,
Mike Brooks, Mike Young, WATER COOLED '85-Present,
Todd Seabrook, Kelly McNell, Jeff Caldwell, WATER
John Hamilton, Benjamin Buxton, PORSCHE AND NON
VW-AIR COOLED, Carl Dewhurst, Greg and Ann Gillman,
Bill Blake. And to think that the trophies were awarded at
3:30. After such a successful show, the group looked forward
to the rest of 2000.
To be continued.........
by Marilyn Allen
The volunteer book will be available at the June meeting.
We hope everyone can volunteer for a two hour shift.
If we each volunteer for 2 hours, everyone will also be able
to enjoy the show.
Linda and I really appreciate your willingness to volunteer. See the book at the June meeting.
Following is article number two, by new COVVC North member Bruce Amacker.
Armed with a wealth of expertise, Bruce will cover many of the basic functions of the
automobile. So sit back and get your learning cap on! Thanks Bruce!
by Bruce Amacker
A commonly overlooked diagnostic method in the automotive world is oil analysis. In the heavy duty truck world, it
is common for fleets to take an oil sample and have it laboratory analyzed at every preventative maintenance interval.
This allows a projection of engine wear and major engine
repairs can be planned before catastrophic failure occurs. This
could be compared to a blood test at the doctor’s with your
annual physical- checking to make sure all of the “stuff” we
don’t understand is all within regular limits.
I like to do an oil analysis at annual intervals on my classic cars, or whenever a situation arises where I need more
information to make my decision. A case in point is one of my
other classic cars which has a cold engine knock which only
occurs a few times a year. This could be carbon buildup on
top of a piston coming in contact with the cylinder head- or
worse, like an impending bearing failure. In doing an oil
sample I have found the level of lead in the oil was 56PPM,
indicating somewhat elevated bearing wear. Is this approaching the danger level? Certainly not, but is reason to keep an
eye on things in the future. In addition to lead, other items
reported in the spectrograph are levels of iron, chromium,
copper, tin,
nickel, silver, silicon,
boron, sodium, magnesium, calcium, barium,
zinc, molybdenum, titanium, vanadium, potassium, fuel, viscosity at
40C, viscosity at 100C, water%, soot/solids, and coolant.
Whew! I don’t really know what half of these things mean,
how am I going to know if they’re elevated and the meaning
of that? No worry, the analysis paper that is returned to you
not only flags abnormal and critical levels, but also gives a
direction to go on why that particular level is high. They will
also graph out the levels over several oil samples so that
trends can be identified. In addition, there is an 800 phone
number that connects you to a tech who knows what they are
talking about- a rare thing in today’s world of offshore support.
A while back I had a customer bring in a car for a PPI
(PrePurchase Inspection). Along with the normal chassis and
computer checks we did an oil analysis, which showed elevated silicon with a note to check the air cleaner for leakage.
To my amazement we found a cracked crankcase ventilation
tube allowing dirty air to enter the engine, possibly causing
increased engine wear. It
was surprising to me that
the oil analysis picked up
on this small failure!
Submitting an oil
sample is done by USPS
with the results returned
by fax or USPS in 7-14
days. Napa/Wix #4077 is
about $14 retail and the
mailing is about $3, a
small price to pay for the
wealth of information
returned. If you’re in a big
hurry, some Caterpillar
engine facilities have the
equipment on-site to give
you a report in hours.
Have fun, good
luck, and keep driving
those classic VW’s!
by Mike Roecker
The plan was developed by one of our longer term
COVVC members and co-founder of COVVC North, Dan
Garland. He thought that a 20 mile jaunt through Cleveland's
Emerald Necklace with the promise of locally brewed beer
on the other end was a proper beginning for our little satellite
group in Northeastern Ohio. (Note deletion here) Back on a
cold March day Dan and I took a trial cruise in his well preserved 1999 Audi A4. Hey, at least we kept it in the family!
(VW, Audi, Porsche right?). Dan has 4 wheel drive because
you never know what weather your going to get in Cleveland
in March, but thankfully the park roads were clear. We
almost could have cruised in our Bugs if they weren't still in
It seems that our local VW enthusiasts were itching to
get their vintage (and not so vintage) German rides on the
road because despite the threat of rain in the forecast we had
a fantastic turnout of 18 cars...and kombis! The LEAKOIL
(Lake Erie Association of Kombi Owners Involvement
League) showed up in force and we were delighted to welcome them into our club. We spent about an hour just saying
hello, signing everyone in and happily taking cruise/membership fees. We added 12 new COVVC members through participation in this event (great idea from Brenda to bundle the
cruise and membership fee!). Well Dan got us rolling, leading the pack in his lovely 63 Beetle. I pulled up the rear with
my 66 Bug, Murray, and I must give a shout out to our
COVVC North technical guru Bruce Amacker who was
instrumental in helping me get Murray on the road for the
The cruise went off without a hitch and we all
arrived safe and sound in Berea about an hour later just
in time to open the Cornerstone Brewery. Well almost
without a hitch. Sean Gallagher had his drive pulley
separate (ever hear of this happening?) and new mem-
ber Aaron Badertscher and other cruisers worked to help
get Sean back on the road. I think we have some technical
horsepower up here in the northern part of the state! And at
the end of the day that is what our club, COVVC, is all
about. Putting VW enthusiasts together who enjoy their
cars and don't mind rolling up their sleeves to keep their
vintage cars and buses on the road. Thanks to everyone for
their participation in what will surely be an annual event for
COVVC North.

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