Monthly Archives: May 2013

MVVC Car Show Today – 1966 VW Beetle Project

The Michigan Vintage VW Club car show was today at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for a car show. Here are a couple pictures I took of Karl under the gorgeous early morning light. Love that time of day!





It was fun using the roof rack. Today was the first time I’ve actually used it. I used it to carry things we actually needed at the show today. Chairs, drinks, and snacks! =)

Vintage Blaupunkt Radio – 1966 VW Beetle Project

I bench tested Karl’s new radio this evening. I purchased it from a gentleman in the UK last year sometime. The good news is that it’s working great! Now if I only had a proper speaker for Karl’s dash, I’d have it ready to go for the car show on Sunday. I have the speaker on order, but it won’t be here in time. I bench tested with my headphones as speakers instead. Here’s a picture:


Isn’t that the coolest looking vintage Beetle radio? Not as cool as the early 50’s Beetle radios, but still super cool!

I plugged the radio into the dipole antenna I built in my attic. Whoah! I think I can pick up stations in Europe now (just kidding). It works so well though. Hopefully I won’t be too disappointed with the radio’s reception when I finally hook it up to the car antenna. 😉

I blogged about the antenna here:

A Stealthy Homebrew Vertical Dipole Antenna Using Mobile CB Antennas