Carson is a professional musician with a story to share. For him, the VW bus is an emotional journey that has come to define his relationship with his father. It’s a heartbreaking look at how the things we own are sometimes an extension of ourselves.
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Greta (AKA Mad Maxine) has been all over the west in her grandfather’s Syncro. Adventure runs in her family. Listen along while she tells us the history of what is quite possibly the world’s coolest family heirloom.
We left home a year ago. We sold most of our possessions, donated hundreds of books, and stored what we had left in the corner of my mom’s basement. On the day we were supposed to leave, our alternator died. Then the clutch cable snapped. After making the repairs with significant help from our mostContinue reading “One year”
This episode is really special to me. When Miracle and I started out on our 49 state adventure, we received a lot of encouragement. But then I got a message from a woman I used to work with at children’s services some fifteen plus years ago. Her name is Sally Doyle. Even though we workedContinue reading “Podcast: Sally”
Resources and risk (part 2 of 4)
Here’s a preview of next season: we interviewed a fascinating guy named John Hammond—a fellow podcaster, academic, and, of course, VW owner. The podcast will likely cover the VW stuff. But our conversation with John covered another interesting topic—risk. See, John has a podcast called Make Moves where he talks to people who take risks.Continue reading “Resources and risk (part 2 of 4)”
Podcast: Gianfranco & Kim
We were staying in Wasaga Beach, Ontario, with a VW collector named Gianfranco Martinelli and his family when the weather took a turn and they invited us to stay in their spare room. We stayed with the Martinellis for a few days and became fast friends. We sat down with Gianfranco to ask him aboutContinue reading “Podcast: Gianfranco & Kim”
On the Road Again
It feels like a lifetime now since we have been on the road doing the thing we love to do. To recap: we broke down in Florida, stayed with Blacky (the patron saint of broke down bus folks), trailered to Minnesota where the engine was rebuilt. I played DJ at Happy Productions and have begunContinue reading “On the Road Again”
Podcast: Tracy Carlucci
We sat down with a brand new bus owner, Tracy Carlucci, while we were visiting Connecticut this past September. Even though she has a brand new old bus, it’s been a long road getting here.
Before we left on our 49 state tour in our bus, Adie, we met up with Jerry Shields, at a local coffee shop. He’s a man with an appreciation for the finer things in life. Just take a look at his bus, Velma (more pics on Instagram). She’s a keeper.
Neil is a close friend of ours. In fact, I actually lived with him after my divorce. Miracle too—a couple of divorced people living with our friend, Neil Webster. Now Neil has owned a whole lotta VWs. And even though we usually don’t talk about other VW makes on this program, it is worth notingContinue reading “Podcast: Neil”