Story by Sebastian Gaeta and Photos by Gruppe Member Dan Mazur There was a pretty nice contingent of Gruppe members at this years Stoddard swap meet. Neil Goldberg and I drove down in the Blunderbuss, Gottfried Hogh’s 1984 VW Vanagon that he picked up in Hannover Germany that year. His family had a long history of Tourist Deliveries from both Porsche and VW, and this 25,000 mile example has all of the paperwork to document that adventure. Bill Rohrer and Dan Mazur came down in “Brutus”, the Rohrer household’s “teenager” vehicle, a Ford Explorer. Both Brutus and Blunderbuss were full of Porsche parts. Vic and Barb are an annual fixture, and it was great to see Bill and Freda Block, Ted and Jim Dunham, Joe Jakobus and John Chatley representing the Gruppe.
This was where all the cool guys hung out. Misters Rohrer, Mazur, Gaeta and Goldberg
Ted Dunham, Joe Jakobus and Jim Dunham
Bill and Freda
Vic listening to some guy’s Tall Tales. He does not seem amused!
Helping a customer load up a fully rebuilt transaxle
Adam Wright giving hair care tips to Sebastian
Lot’s of great cars to drool over
Myron Vernis’ 914 pickup truck. Who else but Myron would find something like this??
Ted and Billy
Neil gets a visit from an old friend
The swap area was busy
Sebastian plays Russian Roulette with his favorite customer, Vlad
Billy hard at work
Chuck hawking parts out of the back of his Single Cab……
And later checking out the deals to be had
Our good friend Lee Schlabaugh from Stalltek in Iowa. If you ever want to hang out with the modern day “Click and Clack”, just come to dinner with us next year and sit next to Lee and his brother Neil
Our friends from Fort Worth Indiana
The warehouse is always open for deals during the swap
Marvin Ungerman giving Sebastian some good advice and no, I did not play on the freeway that day!
Our friend from Virginia had a great day, but a nine hour drive to get home.
Every year we all look forward to this weekend. Besides being a great place to buy or sell parts, it is a huge social event and a great place to see the wonderful cars that bring us all together.