George Stavropoulos's 1966 Microbus
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
This has been a six-year journey/adventure. I met many interesting people along the way, from nice southern folks in Chattanooga who asked if we knew John and Mary who lived on a lake up in Canada, to a stoned-out parts guy in a bus (that was a lesson for my two boys on what drugs will do to you!). I got the bus done just in time for a local VW show (Vdubfest) where we won a Top 10, Best Paint and Best in Show — what a thrill! Our three kids just LOVE cruising around in it. Whether it’s out for ice cream or to a show, my five-year-old daughter thinks we’re in a parade since people wave or honk and give us the thumbs-up.
Thanks to the folks at CIP, Lanner, Cliff, and the countless others I’ve run into in search of parts. Also thanks to our three children Noah (11), Jacob (8), and Olivia (5), and special thanks to my beautiful wife, Amy, who understood this madness of mine and put up with it (though I think she also enjoys the attention we’re getting too).
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Lasting ImpressionWhen Bryan Ortiz saw an early bus sitting in a driveway when he was just a young boy, he knew he would someday own such a cool looking VW. Years later his beautiful '61 23-Window bus not only took Best Best of Show Custom at the 2014 Classic, it is also featured in the December 2015 issue of Hot VWs!