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Bremerton & Seattle International Raceway shows

Hey Volks,
I went to the Seattle are for the weekend to attend the shows.  You know, it
sucks having to carry everything with you to prep your car (I spent the
with a friend up there).  But, I spent the last three nights of the week
recovering my stock white and torn headliner with a Bright Orange Felt one! 
Looks pretty damn good if I say so myself :) and I think helped make the car
look better.  Now, about those stock carpets...

Bremerton had a low turnout for entries so I won first in Custom Type III.
other entrant, a white automatic Fastback, won first for Stock Type III.
her engine was still FI me and her father couldn't find the oil cooler for
life of us.  The stock location had a bypass and the tin was welded closed.
did have a full flow oil filter and the oil lines passed into the rear air
plenum so we think that the clown, er, mechanic that installed it put the
cooler in there.

Racing turnout was good and Gene Berg Enterprises was their with their
and it was pretty good.  I actually met up with Clyde Berg in Portland.
caravan made their GB Memorial Cruise stop at a local VW shop.  I gave him
documentation for the Type 3 five-speed tranny mount that my mechanic and I
fabbed, so hopefully GBE will use it to make a tranny mount kit for the late
model Type III should anyone else want one.  Heck, I highly recommend it! :)

I didn't place at SIR.  There were five Type IIIs; one Notch, one Fast and
Squarebacks.  I did talk to over ten people who asked me about my baby and
them the URL to the VWTYPE3.ORG web site and told them about the emailing
Only one person knew of the list.  The others were amazed such a thing
so I hope to see some new people join.

The racing at SIR was as good as the turnout of showcars.  The swap meet
was full.  I got a (basically) brand new 1972 Type III owners manual ($25)
replace my water-destroyed original (still keeping it, though!) and a
full-length luggage rack for $70 -- WOO-HOO!!!  I saw a pair of European
lens for the late model T3 for $41 each and a pair of mud flaps for $90 --
talk about greedy!  My only regret is I didn't get to cruise the vast
lot as I saw several nice VWs and some T3s in there.  Well, next year!

I will be at Portland International Raceway this Sunday, showing again, so I
hope to see some other listees besides Peter & crew there (I might even drag
to get her some basic 1/4 mile stats).
   Toby Erkson
   air_cooled_nut@pobox.com  <-- Please use this address for email
   '72 VW Squareback 1.6L bored and stroked to 2.0L, Berg five-speed
   '75 Porsche 914 1.8L, ORPCA member
   Portland, Oregon, http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/8501/

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