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Old 03-08-2007, 01:32
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Hi to all Volksforum members

I decided to join up today

My name is Ben I live in South Australia, Australia and I'm 21 years old.

Anyway I've been a VW Enthusiast of 10-11 years and have been involved with numerous VW/Automotive forums - VWvortex, TheVWGazette, VWwatercooled Australia, carspyshots etc

I read heaps of VW literature eg VolksWorld, Camper & Bus, Volkswagen Driver, Volkswagen Magazine & Volkswagens of the World by Simon Glen to name a few

I contribute to Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:VWphaetonfan

Heres why and how I fell in love with VW.

My VW story begins when I was 7 yrs old...

The 1st VW I can remember seeing and thought was unique was the 1975 Passat Variant, I thought the rear was the weirdest design ever but the Bug was yet to bite.

Our family like most Australians started either in the Holden (GM) camp or Ford camp, our family was the GM camp.

My love affair with Holdens started when I was 5 and was to end aged 9-10 when a small coupe was to enter the family a 1963MY built in 1962 Karmann Ghia Coupe but that wasn't the car that won me over it was the Transporter better known as the Kombi (Bay Window).

This vehicle with all its space and comfortable seating won me over with a lot of trips when I was young it was easy for me to fall asleep with the air-cooled engine being like the waves of an ocean very soothing and calming

Anyway alot of VW shows later I'm still a VW freak 12yrs with the brand.
I have read tons of VW literature have over 100 Mags and 10 quality VW reading books so I consider myself an expert on Volkswagen's History.
I also have knowledge on the Chinese, South African & South American Volkswagens.

I currently don't have a car yet

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BTW my Mother is looking at upgrading to a Golf Mk5 hopefully TDI but she will probably go with petrol as she does not like the diesel noise but loves the power
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Old 03-08-2007, 06:26
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Old 03-08-2007, 08:08
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Welcome here, any plans for a new vw?
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I consider myself an expert on Volkswagen's History.
I also have knowledge on the Chinese, South African & South American Volkswagens.


welcome... and i can vouch for this, as of what i've read on the tex.
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Old 03-08-2007, 09:10
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Thanks evilnyntje, Pedaalemmer & Jaap

Pedaalemmer to answer your question, not just yet I'm looking for work at the moment.

I might be able to drive my Mothers 1963 (64MY) Karmann Ghia once she gets the Golf
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Old 03-08-2007, 09:18
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sounds like a good start
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Old 03-08-2007, 15:58
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Welcome, Ben, nice to see you here as well!
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Old 04-08-2007, 01:21
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Thanks for your welcome Christiaan & Per
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Old 04-08-2007, 07:57
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Dude, shoot some pics of that KG!
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Old 05-08-2007, 13:18
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Dude, shoot some pics of that KG!


Don't have a digi cam yet and our KG pics are very small as I stole them from pro photographer site (who took them on a Classic Car Run) big ones have watermarks which is annoying.
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Old 22-12-2007, 23:03
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Update got a digi cam now I need a new computer to upload pictures
(Getting one after Xmas )

Have shots of the Touareg R50 from AIMS (Australian International Motor Show) as well :p
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Omg he's back!!
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Old 02-05-2012, 14:51
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lol thanks for the welcome

Also will be in the EU in June/July period :O
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Hi to all Volksforum members

I decided to join up today


Hi Ben.

I see you found this site as well as many others.
All you have to do now is learn some Dutch.
Great to finally meet you the other day.
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