Category Archives: cars

Cali’s 15 Minutes of Fame

Remember the Andy Warhol quote, “In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes?”Well, I guess it's Caliente's turn to have a few fleeting moments of celebrity… Although I saw the Hot VWs magazine crew taking photos, & interviewing owners at the Roswell 2k New Beetle Car Show back in June of '06, I… Read More »

Caliente Meets the Alien’s Approval!

We’ve returned from the R2K v7 New Beetle car show with yet another unexpected win.   This time, instead of categorizing the New Beetles by year, David divided the cars up into 4 classes and awarded trophies to the top 5 in each.   Caliente made me proud (again) by taking home the Best Convertible… Read More »

It’s That Time Again!

I can’t believe a year has already passed already but it is time to meet the mothership once again. Check out all the details on the Roswell 2K New Beetle Car Show site. Wish us luck as the Head Alien makes his selections!

Third Time’s a Charm!

We’ve returned from our 3rd Texas New Beetle Roundup – the largest annual Volkswagen New Beetle gathering in Texas. I am happy to report that Caliente won 3rd Place in the Stock Class this year. In spite of the rain — which certainly made displaying cars (much less a convertible) something of a challenge —… Read More »

Texas New Beetle Roundup ’06

We’ve loaded up Caliente and we’re on the road this morning to DFW for our 3rd Texas New Beetle Roundup – the largest Volkswagen New Beetle gathering in Texas. This year’s show will feature not only New Beetles, but classic VDubs as well!

Beetle-Mania Revisited

One of the highlights of the R2k v6 car show last weekend was to attend an advanced premiere of Disney’s new movie Herbie: Fully Loaded at the Fiesta Drive-In in Carlsbad, NM. Disney and Volkswagen were on-hand to arrange a recreation of a classic photo that was used in the original Herbie advertisement. Caliente was… Read More »

R2k v6 – We’ve Arrived!

We arrived in Roswell at noon today and were able to get an early check-in at the hotel after stopping by Wienerschnitzel first of course!!! Normally cleaning up Caliente would be first on the list but it is so hot here that swimming bumped up to the number one spot. After a relaxing swim and… Read More »

Off to Meet the Mothership – Again!

It all started with one simple statement: “Reverse Engineered From UFOs.” Now, hundreds of Volkswagen New Beetles will converge for the sixth annual Roswell 2k New Beetle Car Show in Roswell, New Mexico. This national event draws in New Beetle owners from every corner of the U.S. – and maybe even a few other-worldly places… Read More »

A 100 in the Shade

It was a hot one today – 100° in the shade!   We took Caliente to work today and drove home with the top down.   I guess summer has officially arrived in Texas.   I snapped this picture under a shade tree in our driveway.   Hard to believe its only May and we’re… Read More »