Bob Kinsloe

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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Who does it better?

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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

Location, Location, Location, Here's where I'll be at tomorrow morning for The Jam TV Show

Location, Location, Location, Here's where I'll be at tomorrow morning for The Jam TV Show

Location, Here's where I'll be at tomorrow morning for The Jam TV Show

Take 2 - Bob's Photo Booth Bus Tomorrow (Fri.) Morning, 6/29/18. Live on The Jam TV Show.

Take 2 - Bob's Photo Booth Bus Tomorrow (Fri.) Morning, 6/29/18. Live on The Jam TV Show.

Bob’s Photobooth Bus on The Jam TV Show Live tomorrow morning, 6-28-18. On air times are (approx.) 6:15, 6:40 and 7:20 AM.