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T3: RE: Glendale Swap meet/show report

OUCH!  Glad to hear she's okay.  I can really feel for her and understand 
the situation (I killed my 914 recently).  I take it she wasn't wearing a 
seatbelt, though...

I crunched the front of my car (rearended another car) but with a couple 
of tugs I was able to drive it home.  Without knowing her damage it's 
difficult to determine what to do.  For me I just needed to replace the 
fenders and front apron -- the hood was fine.  Straightened the unibody 
and I was on my way.

Give us an update and post pictures to a web page so we can survey the 
damage.  It *may* not be as bad as it looks as there is a good amount of 
free air space around the sheet metal and this allows crumple zones to 
absorb much of the impact.

   Toby Erkson
   air_cooled_nut@pobox.com  <-- Please use this address for email
   '72 VW Squareback 1.6L bored and stroked to 2.0L
   '75 Porsche 914 1.8L, ORPCA member
   Portland, Oregon, http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/8501/

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Subject: Re: Glendale Swap meet/show report
Author:  TOASTED T3 [SMTP:TOASTEDT3@aol.com]  at MSXGATE
Date:    4/7/98 1:25 PM

Just a little update to the GCC show.  My girlfriend Katie was at the show 
(71 white square) and took all the same photos and talked to all the same 
people and had a great time.  She even picked up a set of overriders and 
supports in great condition for our 59 Kombi 
restoration.................but on the way home was in a pretty bad 
accident.  She totaled the square (hit someone going about 30MPH) and 
bashed her face pretty good off her GTV wheen and ended up really breaking 
her nose bad and now has black eyes and all the things that go along with 
an accident like that.  We dont know the status of the square.  She was 
carted off in an ambulance and never got a good look at it, but her 
parents (non VW people) have seen it and said "it's bad"  She's on her way 
this very minute to look at it and check out the damage.  I dont think 
she's going to let it go to waste.  That car means more to her than 
anything else and someday we'll have it back on the road.  It's probably 
going to need a new front clip/apron (is that VW lingo?) and maybe doors.  
We already have a lead on a donor car and we arent interested in buying 
another square (it wouldnt be the same), but if any of you guys 
(Scott/Dave Hall or Travis) are on the list, she's ok, I know you guys 
prolly dont know me (I'm not John), but we all know her and she's fine.  
Back at home and even driving again already.

I hope that if any of you saw her car in the parking lot, you'll remember it

fondly.  If you know Katie, you know It was her pride and joy, and it will 
(most likely) be back on the road someday.  So remember to wear your 
seatbelts.......and as one friend said "there's plenty of other Squarebacks 
out there, but only one Katie"

take care and drive safetly


92 GTi (daily Driver)
71 Squareback (badly hurt, but not dead) 
59 Kombi (resto Project)

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