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  1. Sad Announcement

    Miscellaneous Hoo-Ha
    Back in 2005, I got to meet Tom when he, Aaron Brucklemeyer, and Scott Thorton made the drive to Atlanta to represent the 'Ohio Gang' at SouthernVolksFest. They slept on our couches and spare bedroom Friday & Saturday night while we were all buzzing around helping with show set up, looking at...
  2. 21st Century Beetle: US Sales Numbers

    The New Beetle Experience
    The reasons I've heard most often from VW folks are: Those models don't meet US side impact crash requirements and redesigning/reinforcing them would be cost/weight prohibitive. VW didn't think they would sell well enough in America Disregarding #1 they couldn't sell them with an acceptable...
  3. Color Concept Beetles

    The New Beetle Experience
    The fact is survived a 230 mile trip through LA traffic has to be a good sign. Chasing down electrical gremlins can be a lot of 'fun', but it sounds like you may have scored a serious bargain. Good work! We're up to 143k miles, and the main systems are going strong. CC is scary above 60mph...
  4. New VW website

    Miscellaneous Hoo-Ha
    I prefer build and price, but I kinda' understand why VW would do it. They aren't really keen on 'custom orders'. They want you to go to the dealer and buy from inventory. If the buyer insists on something not in stock, the dealer can search for it and request a swap.
  5. Any Walking Dead Fans?

    Miscellaneous Hoo-Ha
    Yup, go back & watch any of the Woodbury episodes, then Google Street View: 48 Main Street, 30276 and watch for the buildings. Oh, when the Governor torched the city after he got his rear handed to him at the prison...that was totally cgi:p Terminus...I haven't seen where the warehouses are...
  6. Why has premium fuel skyrocketed in price?

    Miscellaneous Hoo-Ha
    Supply & demand. People with cars that require high octane gas HAVE to have it. When the price goes up, we're pretty much stuck. A few weeks ago I filled up Aphid at a different Quik Trip than usual. It turns out they had premium in the middle of 3 pumps instead of on the right. I didn't...
  7. Any Walking Dead Fans?

    Miscellaneous Hoo-Ha
    We were in downtown Atlanta one June a few years ago & it took a minute to figure out why Forsyth & Fairlie Streets were blocked off. Then we saw what the burned out helicopter & bus. We didn't find out until some friends who were big time into zombie movies told us The Walking Dead was shot...
  8. 6th Annual Georgia GtG!!!

    USA: Southeast
    Aphid's not exactly in 'show' condition, but due to life we haven't been to any GTGs. Looking forward to it!
  9. 2013 Stone Mountain Ga GtG pic thread!

    Photos: Get Togethers
    Thanks Michelle for organizing! It was great to see old friends and make new ones. Would have loved to stay & party into the night, but conflicting obligations took care of that. Looking forward to next time.
  10. 5th Annual Georgia GtG 2013

    USA: Southeast
    Looks like the rain is done, so the car washes might be open! That means you guys will get to see a clean and vaccuumed Aphid ! :clap: Brandy won't be able to be there as we didn't coordinate our calendars:o, but Aphid & I are headed to the big rock.
  11. 5th Annual Georgia GtG 2013

    USA: Southeast
    What she said! Looking forward to it.
  12. Are You Ready For Some Football? 2012 NFL Football Thread

    Miscellaneous Hoo-Ha
    Seeing how there's only 1 undefeated team remaining :D, thought I'd chime in. From 1966 when the Falcons came to Atlanta, they never had back to back winning seasons until the Mike Smith/Matt Ryan era. Not to brag or anything, but we've won blow outs, hard fought games in which the opponents...
  13. iPhone 4 8G or andriod smart phone?

    Miscellaneous Hoo-Ha
    After living with an Android, LG Revolution, since March, I say hands down iPhone! Whenever I need to check email, I look for a wi-fi signal on my 2nd gen iPod. My wife's Motolora Droid X is a little better, but if I had it do do over, I'd pick an iPhone.
  14. Beetle rental/borrow in Atlanta?????

    Miscellaneous Hoo-Ha
    First congrats on the marriage! Life long ATL resident, and can't think of any companies in our fair city that rent Bugs. I've seen a few Jettas around. I don't have a 'Vert but wish you success in both ventures.
  15. No more new Car Talk starting in October

    Miscellaneous Hoo-Ha
    Bumma'! That's one of the podcasts I catch every week. Great show, and I guess I'll have a chance to catch up on 'old' shows. :D