Tuesday, December 29, 2009


The sechs volt are preparing for a feast to celebrate the new year, and we tried out our new costumes last night. We have great expectations for the new year, and hopefully at least one new project will roll out of the garage this year as well. Then we have set a pace of restoring one car a year. If we keep this up, the market for split beetles in Norway will be destroyed in a few years =) Best wishes for 2010!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas & happy new year!

The Sechs Volt Garage would like to thank you all for a great 2009. We hope for a even better 2010. Have a nice holiday, and may the presents be hard this year as well!

Oval 57 (Håkon), Splitboy (Are), Fürsten (Kaj) & Knechten (Vegard)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Winter fun

Here in Norway the VWACM club arrange a winter rally on snow for aircooled VW's. This take place in early january, and the temperature often is below -10 deg celsius. The sechs volt have no car to participate in for the 2010 event, but would not hesitate if we had the car in the picture at hand. We would floor the pedal and hit the narrow snow covered roads... it would bounce nicely against the snow banks =)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

40.000 hits!

A classic pin-up never ever goes out of style....
(Painting from "Gil Elvgren - the complete pin-ups)

The submarine samba story continues

Becoming one of Norways biggest VW celebrities, Morten "Crazy" Lunds 1957 samba bus has made it to The Daily Telegraph in the UK. Not your average VW magazine, but they have acording to the internet over 800 thousand readers every day, and is one of the largest newspapers in the UK. We congratulate Morten, and can easy back up the slogan for next years SCC, "Just north of insanity". SCC happens to be just north of Mortens garage =)

PS! As you can see, Crazy Morten and Horny Tiger on the same front page...

Monday, December 14, 2009

The new 1952 Porsche!

Well-known motor journalist and car expert Floyd Clymer travelled through Europe in 1952, visiting most of the motor shows and car manufacturers at the time. While Clymer (who is also known as the editor of "Souping the Volkswagen") visited many factories, we will skip all the boring ones and concentrate on what's important.....
While visiting Stuttgart, Clymer was presented to the lovely Pre-A 356 Porsche. "...the sportscar is supplied with a rebuilt vw-engine, with two carburettors and a high compression top end. The production rate is 100 cars a month, and they are almost completely hand built by 150 workers. The price is 10.500 DM for the coupé, and 12.500 DM for the cabriolet. The sportscar comes with three options enginewise, 1100ccm, 1300ccm and 1500ccm. With the biggest engine, the car can go 160 km/h, which is quite impressive for a car with a engine that small...."

Text below the picture points out how low the car is....

As for the engine; note also the angled "Fram" oil filter on this oh-so-beautiful piece of machinery....
(Popular mechanics DK, June 1952)

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Vintage speed in the Sechs volt garage

The "hard vintage speed-gang" were toghether last night for some serious talk. The agenda for the meeting was Old speed/Vintage speed. Hot Pizza, cold lemonade, VW-cookies and hot coffe in the countryside in a cowhouse. We had a great time talking, dreaming, laughing and kidding. The most of the possible available items for "souping the Volkswagen" were present; Judson, 356-engine, Express, Dietz, TDE, MAG, Retwish, Abarth (rare!), Italmeccanica
and some more.

Monday, December 07, 2009

SCC 2009 Movie release

The SCC 2009 movie is ready in the shop. The teaser may give you an idea of what to expect. There should be some Schwimmwagen action in this movie, captured in a quality never seen before. And we are talking 4(!) norwegian type 166 in the water at the same time. We have not seen it yet, but can't wait to get it in our mailbox... Don't hesitate, get yours now!! www.sccevent.com (shop)

Friday, December 04, 2009

Sechs volt babe

This "babe" is a true beliver in the Sechs volt tecnologi and she seems to enjoy this late 52 split.