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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thrifty Vintage Thingies - - - Woodstock Revisited

It's THAT time again!!!!
Vintage Thingies Thursday over at Coloradolady and Thrifty Thursday at Bloggeritaville.

Be sure you click on both of the icons or links above to check out what everyone else is posting.


Today on my way home from school, I decided to run into our new, opened in January, Meijer's to pick up a few things. This is NOT a regular stop for me - - - I've only darkened those doors TWICE before.

In the parking lot I discovered my Thrifty Vintage Thingie for this post. It is toooooo good to hold until later, so it is preempting the vintage thingies I already have lined up to post. As you will see, it is DEFINITELY vintage, and since all I did was take FREE photos of it, I think I was totally thrifty too!!!!

And now, without further ado, (pause for effect) I give you:

A genuine '70's Voltzwagen Peace-Love-Joy-mobile!!!! It HAS to be Voltzwagen to be genuine.

Can you believe it???? I think it came straight from Woodstock. Here, let me HELP you see some of it's lovin' features:

Do you see the hula dancer on the dashboard? And check out those seat covers!!! I think that green branch looking thing is actually the ceiling padding drooping down - - - but we won't worry about that when we have all this LOVE goin' around, will we????

Check out the grass skirt curtains. I'm sure they are going to make some of you designer chicks GREEN with envy - - - why, next thing we know you'll be running out to find some of these for your OWN peace-love-joy-mobiles!!!

And what would a peace-love-joy-mobile be WITHOUT a back window full of Beatles/Grateful Dead sticker love????



KBeau said...

I've been wanting to do a Woodstock post, especially after listening to the Woodstock channel on Sirius a couple of weekends ago. You've given me an idea. I actually have some old record albums from that era.

Good post.

Jane said...

That is one groovy van :) Sad thing is I rode in one of these back when they were new (minus the hula girl and grass curtains)!! I enjoyed your post.

Dawn said...

Wouldn't that be fun to drive! And that red, wow!

Old Time Cindy said...

My grandparents had a similar vehicle in the 60's, but it was not a love vehicle. Ha! It was used for church duties. :)
Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,

Dixie said...

Keetha... I saw one of these same vintage thingies driving down the highway while in California last week... and I wished I'd taken a photo... but mine, not nearly as put together as yours.... whats really-really scary... I just realized that I'm a vintage thingie too.... I remember the VW Buses... and riding in them.... yikes!

Lori R. said...

Wow, man.... I love the sticker in the back "God bless the Freaks!"

Postcardy said...

I never heard them called "Voltzwagons" but it sure is cool. I love to photograph old decorated vehicles too.

marian said...

WOW i LOVE it!!..i wish i still had my little purple VW Beetle with yellow daisy stickers :)

Julie said...

WOW! now that is vintage. That is a rare find. It is in such fabulous shape. Someone put a lot of refurbishing into that one, I bet...Thanks for the blast from the past. :-)

Dustin and Kayla said...

I want that van! :) haha I never thought those words would come out of my mouth.

I can't find my blog said...

The WV sticker looks oddly out of place. Very cute!

LV said...

You your find on the parking lot really made an interesting and neat post for today. I had almost forgotten about those cars. Nice job.

The Hollands said...

'love' that van!!! I think it belongs to Keith Conner...ya know him??? Totally his style!! :) ~Jaye

haley said...

beatles and grateful dead... my two favorite bands!!!!

Kristin - The Goat said...

Oooooh, I love it!! What a fabulous mode of transportation! Surrounded by hula magic. What a spectacular color. I love the "taking a picture" kind of thrifty. You know that's the way I do it :)

I also love where you found it -- I'm a Meijer girl. I grew up living behind one, I don't have one near me now, I miss it - daily, everytime I go home to Michigan I go to Meijer -even if all I need is a stick of butter.

Susie's country cottage said...

It just shows you that VW made vehicles that were built to last! I'm surprised at how many I still see here in the UK but when you get stuck behind one its not much fun as they dont seem to be able to go much faster than 40 mph!

Candace said...

Holy Cow - does this ever bring back memories! My good friend had the same bus in orange in the late 60's - he put mushroom curtains in it and called it "Happy Trails"!! Thanks so much for sharing this!

~Molly~ said...

How SWEET!!! My dad bought an orange one for our family in the early 70s. It was horrid for my mom to drive, the gear shift was just not right.*G* However, it was the coolest ride I'd been in since their '68 Cougar and '42 Willys. I've always wanted to get one but have had to settle for what we can get when we have a crisis, lol.


Jocelyn said...

Wow that really is a vintage find! This is my first time participating in VTT. Please stop by for a visit -

j said...

I WANT THAT BUG! My kids wouldn't ride in it with me but I would SO dig having one of those.

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh! I had two of those and my dad took them away. I don't know what he was afraid of.
The red is gorgeous!! Want.

Coloradolady said...

What a great van. I remember these, our neighbor had a orange or lime green one, I can not be sure, this one is wonderful. Have a great VTT!

Martin LaBar said...

A genuine Volkswagen microbus? Maybe so!

Lynn said...

Gimme an F!!!!!

Joan@anythinsggoeshere said...

What a cool vintage thingie...and other there in the middle of Indiana no less!

CC said...

Too good to be true..yet there it is.
Can you imaging our children or grandchildren being in this van with us. Mine would have to be tranqulized first, but I love it. Happy VTT..have a lovely day.

LV said...

I have been here once already. To answer your question, yes I use it for bill payment and everything else. Why do you think I had it closed.

korie said...

wheres the grateful dead stickers?!

Sherrie said...

This is too cute! A party on wheels. I wanna go!


Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...


There is ayoung boy in Helena that has one almost identical. He brought it online. I have offered him $$ for his car and he didnt accept. he says he gets offers all the time.
Id LOVE to have that!
Thanks for linking up, my friend!
Tales from Bloggeritaville

Tootsie said...

when I was a little girl, my dad had an old friend...and I mean a very old man...who had a van like this. We went fishing with him a few times...I always think of him when I see these great old vans! Love the post today!!!

farmlady said...

Oh my gosh, you are taking me back..., taking me back...
I didn't have the bus but I had a bug; a 1965 bug. It was brand new and I learned to drive a stick shift in one day, on the steep north-side of the University of California in the Berkeley Hills.

I always wanted a VW bus though. I wanted to live in one, on a commune in Mendocino Co. Never got there. I just kind of grew up.

Thanks for the memories. It was a wild time.

Holly said...

Hee hee, that is great. I have a friend who wants to get an old bus like that and spruce it up.

Ally's Corner said...

I've been watching all the stuff they have had on Woodstock.
I used to have a friend that her parents drove one of these, too cool.


RachelD said...

What a find!!! I lived the Age of Aquarius, but didn't dance the dance very well.

Enjoyed this post immensely!!

Martin LaBar said...

Thanks for the editorial heads up!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

You just reminded me that I want to see the new Woodstock movie! Very fun post!!!

Julie said...

That is great! Love it!!

I miss Meijer's-I used to go all the time in Columbus when I was in college. Sadly, the nearest Target is 45 minutes away from where we live, the nearest Meijer-well, I don't even know!

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

O.K. - I definitely have to carry my camera around from now on!
Evelyn in Montreal