This past Saturday we ran down to Mason-Dixon Drag way for VW Nationals! this event had an eclectic group of VWs both air-cooled and water-cooled! Although this is a drag racing event they also have some beautiful show cars! There were even some cars that you would think were just show cars that prove they had both the Show and the Go! with that all being said we thought we would share some of our favorite cars that were at this great event!
Today we thought that we would share with you one of the bugs that we have been working on here in-between working on all the buggies in the shop! This bug plays tricks on many peoples eyes at first glance it is a oval Rag top with styling cues from 1930's Ford! As you look closer you'll notice is that this bug has been chopped about 2 inches but also still retains its wing windows. then those will a very good eye start picking up on a few other things that don't quite fit for a oval window such as the chassis (BJ/Swing) and the door handles are not the lever type like an oval would have... At that point the fab work on the car becomes a bit more impressive as you start to realize that this is actually a 1967 Beetle that has a been chopped and a roof clip from an oval rag top graphed in as well as an earlier deck lid, fenders and hood added to finish off the transition! This bug came to the shop to have a 2110cc motor built and installed as well as upgraded the brakes to disc all the way around and for a new set wheels and tires!
This week was one of the best and largest VW shows around @vagfairyork ! Although
the Judged show is just Sunday they have meets and cruise-ins starting on
Friday night including a Saturday night Meet and @collusiontapworks with
the guys from @rotiform at a location that has many cool murals painted on
the walls all around! Then on Sunday came time for the judged show, this
year with around 350 cars mainly water-cooled but there were a few
air-cooleds as well! Here are some of our favorite cars we saw this year
including a sandflee Pickup buggy, Alex's Turbo Charged super beetle, Tony's
widebody Scirocco, and of course Mario's '72 Super Beetle!
Today for Fiberglass Friday we thought we'd share one of the new buggies
that have entered our shop to have a little bit of work done! This buggy is
not like most... like our GTX buggies, it is a mid-engined custom chassis
set up! unlike the GTX, it is still VW powered! The rear end of this buggy
very closely resembles the complexness of a Formula Vee While the interior
is very basic with only the gauges and switches that are needed. The body
lines are very clean and smooth because the lights are all Frenched or flush
with the body to not distract you from the classic dune buggy lines!
Today for Mystical Monday we thought that we would share our newest Special
Mixture Metalflake Winter Wonderland! Those of you that are in our ACME Car Company Emporium-
Buggies, Sandrails, Kitcars and More... group will have already gotten a
sneak peak at this color last Thursday! This is another multi-color mixture
that came out of the our mind and we decide that we had to make hit a
Nostalgia Body! This mixture idea actually came to us along with the last
mixture that we shared with you the Sun Burst special mixture metal flake
and now they both are on display for all to see in the public show room one
on top the other and will be until someone decides that one of them is the
color for their next buggy!
Acme Cup Race 2 is just over a week away at Manx on the Hudson! Don't forget to make your final modifications and load up your valve cover racer when you load up your buggy. At this point, the Championship is anyone's to win with John Marcinka leading with Tim Waild following close behind! Thursday 7/21 will be "test and tune" and the bracket racing will be on 7/22
Over the past weekend we headed out to @Deutsche_Classic, which is always a great show! Although throughout the week the forcast was calling for rain, we were greeted with sunshine and nice blue skies! This year there were many different kinds of German cars to show up from VWs and Porsches to Messerschmitts and Kleinschnittger werkes! Even three dune buggies! We thought that today we would share with you some of our favorite cars from the show!
Today we thought we would bring you a great deal that has been floating around the internet as of late! This is a project buggy but it's a great start and a lot of the work is already done! the ad is as follows:
Partially completed 2021 Berrien Buggy - ACME Car Company Dune Buggy Build Kit Berrien’s Nostalgia fiberglass body on new Berrien chassis. This is not based on a VW donor car but a new chassis (see the ACME website).
I started this project over a year ago and quite frankly I have just plain lost interest in it. My original intention was to build just below show quality so attention to detail is great. Most exposed metal has been powder coated either professionally or in-house or shot by Line-X Anderson. Powder coat powders for in-house will come with the purchase. Since the build is not based on a donor car 99% of all parts and pieces are new. Parts and pieces in addition to the kit are included with approximate values shown and most receipts are in the build folder.
Powder coating: $700
Miscellaneous hardware: $200
Metal goods: $700
Line-X treatments: $400
Steering column support: $100
Custom PRP color-matched seats: $800
PRP Harnesses: $100
KC lights: $75
Brake lines and fittings: $100
Wire bundle: $50
Custom paint job: $1000
Hydraulic brake and clutch assemblies: $400
Approximate value of additional parts and pieces: $5900, as well as miscellaneous hardware, lights, parts, and pieces I have sitting around associated with the build. Easily another $500
This build DOES NOT have an engine.
I chose to swap out the fiberglass floor for an aluminum diamond plate sheet which has been professionally Line-X’d.
see a build photo album on Shutterfly here: https://link.shutterfly.com/M4RaodFDsnb
Note that many parts and pieces have changed during the build process. Comes with both ACME MCO and a title to a ’74 VW Wagon for easy registration upon completion.
I have about $18,000+ in this build so I’m asking $9000 PLEASE - serious inquiries only. This will be CASH, no trades. Anderson Sc.