VW Bus Plays Role In Civil Rights Movement

The iconic VW Bus always seemed to be involved in doing good (See Below). I try to continue that tradition by donating or discounting my services when I can afford it. So book us for an event and help us “keep doing good”.

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From: https://www.historicvehicle.org/2019-cars-at-the-capital/

DATES & EXHIBITS: The 5th annual Cars at the Capital - September 12-27, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

LOCATION & DETAILS: The National Mall - The exhibit is located between the National Gallery of Art and the National Air & Space Museum

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1966 ESAU AND JANIE B. JENKINS VOLKSWAGEN TYPE 2 DELUXE STATION WAGON

Esau and Janie B. Jenkins were pioneers before and during the civil rights movement. As business owners, community organizers, and founders of organizations and institutions, together they dedicated their lives to providing opportunities, and hope, to the people of Johns Island, SC and beyond.

In the 1940’s, using money from farming and selling produce, they would purchase buses to transport children to school and workers to jobs in Charleston, SC. During the bus rides, Esau and Janie B. would teach their adult passengers the information needed to pass the literacy exam so they could become registered voters. Along with others, they were responsible for The Progressive Club, a co-op started in 1948 that housed a grocery store, gas station, day care, and classroom space. Leaders including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and others, participated in workshops there.

The 1966 VW Deluxe Station Wagon they drove was an icon throughout their community and throughout the South. On the back panel of the car was painted the infamous saying of Mr. Esau: “Love is Progress, Hate is Expensive.” In 2014 the family donated the back hatch, along with the engine cover, to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture where it remains on permanent exhibit.

“The automobile has left an indelible mark in our culture and we believe America’s automotive heritage should never be lost nor forgotten,” said Diane Parker, Vice President of the Historic Vehicle Association. “To support that belief, our mission is to share America’s automotive heritage and to tell the human-interest stories behind the horsepower, share their cultural impact, and to ensure their histories are captured in perpetuity.”

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Donation of our services for Lurie Children’s Hospital “Run for Gus” fundraising event -7/26/19

Donation of our services for Lurie Children’s Hospital “Run for Gus” fundraising event -7/26/19

Join the Race to Beat Pediatric Brain Tumors! Thursday, July 25, 2019

Upcoming Events Sept. 30th and Oct. 6th.

Upcoming Events Sept. 30th and Oct. 6th.

Get On The Bus & Chill

Donation of our services for Lurie Children’s Hospital “Run for Gus” fundraising event -7/26/18

Donation of our services for Lurie Children’s Hospital “Run for Gus” fundraising event -7/26/18

Join the Race to Beat Pediatric Brain Tumors! Thursday, July 26, 2018

GiGi’s Playhouse Gala - Picture Palooza, It's a Wrap!

GiGi’s Playhouse Gala - Picture Palooza, It's a Wrap!

This is what it's all about! I hope you enjoyed Bob's Photobooth Bus at the GiGi’s Playhouse Gala. 

Kicking Off 2018 With A Donation Of Our Services supporting GiGi's Playhouse At Their "I have a voice" Gala Fundraiser

Kicking Off 2018 With A Donation Of Our Services supporting GiGi's Playhouse At Their "I have a voice" Gala Fundraiser

Bob's Photobooth Bus is proud to announce the donation of our services to GiGi's Playhouse for their annual fundraiser on March 10, 2018.

Bob's Photobooth Bus at the Monday Night Car Show For Charity - July 31, 2017

Bob's Photobooth Bus at the Monday Night Car Show For Charity - July 31, 2017

It is 60's night and we are giving back. We are setting up and donating the services Bob's Photobooth Bus for all to get photos taken. Pictures are free but we are asking for a small donation to charity if you choose to give. ($5 for 1-2 people & $10 for 3+ people). Proceeds will be split between Monday Night Car Shows, Inc.

Last Minute 5K For A Great Cause & Free Photos At Bob's Photobooth Bus

Last Minute 5K For A Great Cause & Free Photos At Bob's Photobooth Bus

Friends from our neighborhood have a boy, Benicio, who suffered a brain tumor. He's the honoree this year as Patient Champion for the Run for Gus 5K. Today is an event I just found out about if you guys want to run. You can do a show up/sign up.