I began this site in an effort to share information that I found helpful as I performed the various tasks involved in cleaning up VW Vanagons. My first VW Vanagon was a 1990 burgundy Volkswagen Vanagon MultiVan purchased in November of 2003. I realized then how much I enjoyed working on these vans and owning a van that could sleep four and seat seven comfortably, all while being so ugly it was cool.
In late March of 2005, I made the fatal mistake of falling in love with another Vanagon, this one a 1991 Orly Blue Metallic Vanagon Multivan. I bought her from a family in Eugene, Oregon and soon after began the process of repairing or replacing all of the bits that begin to show age after 15 years of use. Doors, windows, seals, upholstery, stereo, mirrors, wheels, tires, brakes, electric controls, and engine, all have been updated or repaired.
The fact that I purchased a second van and really enjoy working on VW's is positive proof of my slippery grasp of sanity. I now completely understand the meaning of that old song, "Mothers, don't let your sons drive Vanagons." I've pretty much become obsessed with the restoration.
Am I mad? Maybe. Am I having fun? You bet.
I hope that this site provides some decent resource for folks with similar interests. At the very least, there's a laugh or two in here. BCW