Erik and Tiffany from The Orange County Transport Organisation picked us up in his blue double cab split. This is just one of his amazing collection. What a great start! He drove us straight over to meet the guys at Wolfsburg West. The company headquarters in Corona stocks over 6,000 parts. We were introduced to Rich who was happy to show us around the workshop.
If you want to see everything for yourself, there’s even a Youtube video tour. We spent the rest of the day checking out some local sites, like ‘the top of the world’ where the air was so still and wow, so incredibly hot. From there we travelled to Balboa Island using the comically short, 800 foot crossing on a small ferry. The service began back in 1919 and it actually saves a lot of time since the alternative is a six mile drive from Newport Beach.
We spent the evening enjoying the hospitality of the local Goat Hill tavern. The bar is filled with a collection of oddities and rarities and claims to have 141 draught beers. You can’t say that they don’t have one you like.
Two weeks was never going to be long enough for all the things we wanted to pack in, the days were rushing past us so quickly!
Foose Design is featured in the TV show Overhaulin’ and is home to Chip Foose, the man behind the ideas. It’s also where you can find some of the many wonderful creations that he builds to competition show design standards for customer orders. Every weekday you can visit for a guided tour, it’s just a case of ‘wait at the main gates at midday’. We joined up with fellow tourists from Australia and New Zealand, you can probably imagine how much fun we had speaking three different versions of the same language.
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Lance & Lisa Beaver tell the story of their...‘Old School' Westfalia Bay
The history of our bus is varied. I heard that it used to belong to a soccer player who lived in it for a while, and a tale of a cross country trip that was taken in it. Since we’ve owned it, we have been to numerous car shows with our car club Kahiko Kula and enjoy that immensely, but taking it camping is our joy.
Messing About in Boats
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
Hector A Cautionary Tale.
We’d wanted a splitscreen bus for years. And first got the bug, after hiring one for a holiday in Cornwall in 2009.
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Four lads take on Le Mans
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Happy 70th Birthday, Miss Sofie!
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Sitting on the Dock of the Bay…
The beginning of our second week and we were being treated to a day out...
Brochure Line - A 2.6 litre T3!
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Hike to frozen waterfalls
A MAGNIFICENT WINTER ADVENTURE IN THE U.P.
Focused and Driven
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QUESTION SESSION WITH GM MIKE MAYOCK
The motorcycle sales surprise
The Very Suddenly Very Wide World of Masks
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PLAYTIME, DREAMY WORLD AND TREASURES
THE POLITICS OF POT
Legalization is only the first step toward repairing the damage caused by the War on Drugs.
Four GSA jazz ensembles head to state festival
BLUE HILL—All three jazz combos and the jazz band at George Stevens Academy will move on to state competition after performing in the District 6 High School Instrumental Jazz Festival at GSA on February 26.