I have an '81 'ruck as well....
Here's another neat piece that Morgan dug up - this is the Meister's jacket he wore on the assembly floor at Westmoreland:
He gave it to me this weekend saying "It doesn't fit me anymore"; oddly enough it fits me perfectly
I looked through all my scans but couldn't find a example pic of someone wearing one of these for verification but I'll keep looking, I'm sure I've seen one somewhere.
Morgan also got a batch of VW+Porsche magazines from the mid to late 70's that have some really good information, including one project car that was built from one of the MKD cars and another that talks about the early diesel motors & hints that the NA and TD motors were developed at the same time (I didn't know that one, I always assumed the TD came later). Now that Morgan's got a scanner, I'm hoping we'll be seeing them soon
Keep it coming
My Original 1977 Scirocco is for sale: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...n-Baltimore-MD
It sure does I knew I shoulda had Morgan autograph it while I was there...
Morgan - what kind of name badges did you guys have? I'm noticing there's no name patch on the coat, and no pin marks from a 70's style laminate badge...
I came across this older Vortex thread about the Westmoreland assembly days while looking for a shot of someone wearing a coat like this on the line:
Fantastic thread! I really enjoy checking back time to time and reading what is going on here. I think this is the appropriate place to share my small piece of Westmoreland history. It is a T-shirt that was given to attendees of the key ceremony upon the opening of the plant. A friend of mine (avid automotive memorabilia collector) passed this along to me as an addition to my VW memorabilia collection. Enjoy! Thanks for the good read.
I couldn’t agree more. Now would be a fitting time to have these shirts. When I get a moment, I’ll take a better picture of the graphic, isolate it, and place it on a pure white background to make things a little easier. On a side note, once I get access to a nice flatbed scanner, I will be sharing the rest of my memorabilia with the community. MKI dealer catalogues, The weathervane VW employee news letter, Victory VW motorsport magazine, Volkswagen world magazine (precursor the current “Driver” ), etc….
Was just posted in the ,mk2 forum... thought you guys might like to see it.
Notice there are still Golf Mk1 bodies on the shelf, this was very very early in Mk2 production I guess. Also, "As you know, the new Golf is being produced right here in America. And though the assembly process isn't as automated as Wolfsburg, the objectives, as well as many of the techniques, are the same."
Excuse the crap nature of these, I just used my phone to take pictures out of these books I have, or other material.
From the Pittsburgh Press, a picture from inside New Stanton of the first MKD's coming down the line. Note the covered ones in the background, and the german marker lights.
Annnd that's all you get right now, because my phone is being recalcitrant.
Great picture Sir, What you are viewing is a near the end build due to lack of interior. The small group of floor management that i was part at the time got to view the first build. during the final inspection stages. We were al encouraged to go an review the car and also review the areas on the car that we were responsible and how it fit with the final product.
But the fanfare came later when the first Westmoreland Car left the line. A wonderful day. Thanks again for sharing.
Wow, that stamp is mine and I was the only Barclay at Westmoreland from dirt floor to 1984. It is interesting that your post is from California. What a small world. As a note those marks where made and distributed only to line supervisors before the beginning of production. Your friend might be my son.