Where was my 1967 VW Bus “Spicoli” 50 years ago today? Woodstock?

If he was, I’m sure he didn’t remember. I was a sprite 6 years old then and “Spicoli” was only 2 ½ years old. There were approx. 400,000 people who attended but shortly after you could probably count 2 million people who claimed they were there but I can tell you, I was not.

While the Anniversary Concert got cancelled, you can transport yourself back to the 60’s by renting my hippie photobooth bus for any occasion. Get On The Bus and Rock On!

Woodstock was a music festival held August 15–18, 1969, which attracted an audience of more than 400,000. Billed as "an Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music", it was held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York, 43 miles southwest of Woodstock

Could this be “Spicoli”?

Could this be “Spicoli”?

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Heat Getting You Down? Try The VW Camper Bus Suite @ the Ice Hotel

You can stay at the newest version of Ice Hotel in Sweden – Chill at a cool 20 degrees in the room with a VW camper van carved from ‘snice’ (Snow & Ice).

N’ICE or shall I say SUITE!

Each year the Ice Hotel in Swedish Lapland gets a brand new look with fresh suites carved from 'snice' - a mixture of snow and ice. Set in Swedish Lapland within the Arctic Circle the hotel, Icehotel, has revealed its new look for this year – and it’s pulled out all the stops.

This year the Ice Hotel has a room that contains a VW camper van made from ice. Only about $1,250 USD’s a night. Credit: icehotel.com/Asaf Kliger

This year the Ice Hotel has a room that contains a VW camper van made from ice. Only about $1,250 USD’s a night. Credit: icehotel.com/Asaf Kliger

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

Woodstock 50th Anniversary Music Festival Cancelled! Say it isn’t so…

SO! - BUT NOT in Chicagoland! We have your Woodstock party bus ready to go.

Can you spot the VW Bus that was not at Woodstock?

Can you spot the VW Bus that was not at Woodstock?

See below story from Rolling Stone. So…you don’t have to cancel your own Woodstock 50th Anniversary Celebration since “Spicoli” our iconic 1967 VW Bus is available for use as a photo booth at your Woodstock party or any other party. Call to book us now as dates are filling up fast.

Invite 400,000 of your best friends.

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Woodstock 50 – scheduled to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the legendary music festival – has been canceled.

Although the all-star lineup – featuring Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus, Dead & Company, the Raconteurs and dozens more, including acts from the original Woodstock fest were booked to play the Watkins Glen, New York festival on August 16th through 18th, exactly 50 years after the original festival the investors have now back out of the festival. There is ensuing controversy between the promoters and investors as the promoter continue to try and resurrect the event and deny it being cancelled.

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The Kentucky Derby only has 19 horses running. That ain’t nothin!

My photobooth bus, Spicoli, has 54 horses running. It will blow them away. It’s supposed to rain tomorrow but don’t worry, Spicoli loves the slop. It's in his bloodlines. His father was a mudda', his mother was a mudda'.

So place your bet on Spicoli to be a winner at your next event.

Fun Facts for Gearheads, History Buffs & The Inquisitive:

  • Volkswagen 1500 engine (Single Port)

  • Production: 1961–1971

  • Displacement: 1,493 cc (91.1 cu in)

  • Power (Or lack of): 1500S: 40 kW (54 horsepower)

Type 2 T1:
The Volkswagen Type 2 T1 was the first generation of the split window bus. It is commonly known as the "Splittie." Production began in March, 1950 & lasted until 1967. 

  • Imported to U.S.: 29,049 (1967)

  • Price Range New in “67”: $2,300 - $2,700

  • Electrical system changed to 12 volts

  • 10.6 Gal. gas tank/28 MPG. ($0.28/gal.in 1967)

  • 14’ long, 5’-7” wide & 80” high.

  • Weight; 2,282 lbs. (Before camper conversion)

  • Payload; 1,830 lbs.

Body style: Started as panel vans. 1967 was the last year of production for this iconic design and replaced with an uninspiring bay window design.

Life in the right lane.

Life in the right lane.

VW Bus Movie Sighting - Do you know what movie?

Can you guess what movie this VW Bus made a celebrity appearance in?

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What's cooler than cool?

The Volkswagen Bus’ long, strange trip from hippie van to hot collectible

https://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-col1-volkswagen-bus-vwbus-20190328-htmlstory.html 

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