Jump to content


Catch the Bug!


  • You cannot reply to this topic
12 replies to this topic

#1 Turbotoll

Turbotoll

    MCM Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 18 posts
  • Location:Netherlands
  • Full Name:Gertjan Geurts

Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:25 AM

VW Beetles seem to have been around forever, and the drag strip is no exemption. This one was built on the Revell VW Street Machine kit with various left over parts thrown in. Enjoy.

Attached Files

  • Attached File  Bug1.jpg   132.61KB   97 downloads
  • Attached File  Bug2.jpg   140.4KB   120 downloads
  • Attached File  Bug3.jpg   141.14KB   99 downloads
  • Attached File  Bug4.jpg   192.12KB   67 downloads


#2 cobraman

cobraman

    Crazy 'bout Cobras!

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 9,721 posts
  • Location:Arizona
  • Full Name:Ray Kurn

Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:46 AM

Nice ! Who doesn't like a nice bug ?



#3 Draggon

Draggon

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,795 posts
  • Location:Home of the Fremont Drag Strip
  • Full Name:Glenn Asher

Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:37 PM

Cool. Love the stinger!



#4 jeffs396

jeffs396

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,113 posts
  • Location:NE Ohio
  • Full Name:Jeff

Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:19 PM

Nicely done! B)



#5 vintagedragfan

vintagedragfan

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,617 posts
  • Location:Richmond Mo,
  • Full Name:Bill Davis

Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:23 AM

cool!



#6 Davewilly

Davewilly

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,794 posts
  • Location:Surprise, Arizona
  • Full Name:Dave Wilmore

Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:00 AM

Very cool!  I love the VW drag bugs..They are fun to watch!



#7 CWD

CWD

    MCM Regular

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 32 posts
  • Location:Sunny SoCal
  • Full Name:Simon Ramirez Jr

Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:59 AM

Looks good, great build!



#8 Mister Twister

Mister Twister

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 825 posts
  • Location:Central Florida
  • Full Name:Darryl Raper

Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:05 PM

Great subject matter and a very nice looking build you have there. I remember back in the late 70's going to my local track and watching a VW bug called "Thunder Bug" that had a Porshe 914 engine in it tear up the track. It was a 1/8 strip but I cannot remember the times it ran but I vividly recall how high the driver turned up the rpms on the starting line......The sound was unreal and it seemed to jump off the starting line like it was on springs.  Great build you've posted and thanks for jogging my memory.



#9 rmvw guy

rmvw guy

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,442 posts
  • Location:Indiana, USA
  • Full Name:Ron Martz

Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:34 PM

That's a good looking bug!  How many CCs?  I figure about 2275 CCs, just a wild guess.  :lol:  I ran a '67 Bug at the drags back when I was young, always loved them and still do.  I would love to have a 1:1 like yours.



#10 slusher

slusher

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,705 posts
  • Location:tennessee
  • Full Name:carl slusher

Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:26 PM

Love seeing hotrod bugs. Yours look awsume...



#11 W-409

W-409

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,473 posts
  • Location:Vantaa, Finland
  • Full Name:Niko Lindström

Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:40 AM

Nice Bug! I really like it, the color, wheel choice etc look really good! I also like the exhaust pipe, just like real VW Drag Car exhaust pipes are. Nice build!

 

We had one Drag Racing VW Bug here in Finland too in the Late '70s. It was called Hitler's Revenge.



#12 Turbotoll

Turbotoll

    MCM Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 18 posts
  • Location:Netherlands
  • Full Name:Gertjan Geurts

Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:27 AM

Thanks. These bugs are still a big hit in arguably Europe’s largest drag racing venue in Hockenheim Germany where they can get the crowds on their feet racing American muscle. National pride I guess.

 

The mint green paint I colored this in came from a spray can I found stuck in a hedge on my way home from my local watering hole one night. Now I’m not saying it was ditched by some graffiti artist getting rid of the evidence in a hurry but it certainly looked that way…



#13 Mooneyzs

Mooneyzs

    MCM Ohana

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,743 posts
  • Location:Gilbert, Arizona
  • Full Name:-Chris

Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:45 AM

This is a totally cool build. Nice job on it.

This is a totally cool build. Nice job on it.