SHDP Day 13, Dec 4th

Okay, so it's going to be a bit messy today.....We've got some of Brazil again, but also mini-skirts and Japan..... [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"]PAG Nick, built by Dacon of Brazil PAG Nick, built by Dacon of Brazil[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Dacon Dealership Dacon Dealership[/caption]   Dacon was a VW dealer in Sao Paulo. That decided, like many legally locked Brazilians, to build their own version of vehicles that were not allowed for import in Brazil. Dacon added a bit of a twist though, these were to specifically be urban...

SHDP, Day 9, Nov 6th

These posts are just so you can see the kinds of things I look at in an average day. It's not actually for you, but you do get the benefit or at minimal the understanding of my journey of knowledge and discovery. Even this sentence isn't for you, but a reminder for myself to explore, even well tread ground. I don't have to break new discoveries, but just learn new things for me. Today's adventure starts with a bit of a information roulette. I closed my eyes and asks myself, what is the first car that comes to mind. I...

SHDP, Day 4, Oct 31st

This morning, 6:05am to be precise, I received a text with an instagram link from a buddy. Confused as to what car he was looking at. Let's just get this out in the open now. I just don't know. What I do know is it's clearly a Volkswagen kit car. Despite the European car show seen in the rear, it immediately struck me as a Brazilian made 'kit'. You see, in Brazil, Beetle/Fusca based cars weren't exactly kits cars. They were designed and assembled the same way, but weren't perceived the same in...

Made My Day

I've been dreaming of a "I don't care" car. Something that is just shit beat, and doesn't matter if it makes the drive home. This picture only peaked that curiosity.

Volkswagen, best truck in the world?

More and more I get sucked closer to owning a VW. Everyday, in my lofts of odd research I learn little tid-bits of cool that I just can't shake. Balatch the other night hit me with a photo. Pictured about is the Volkswagen Taro, a partnership deal between Toyota and VW in order to gain Toyota some market share, and allow VW to fill a gap in their line up. Although Europeans buy very few trucks, the Taro still isn't too uncommon.