Still need someone to drive around the area looking for it? I'm in North San Diego County but love a good road trip. Especially with a purpose.
Just got werd back from VolksDragen ,sorry,not the one :
"Hello Dennis, I checked the bug down the street, struck out on that one.An elderly lady owns it and bought it new in '74 and she is fixing it up (that's cool) but it isn't the one we were looking for.
At least we tried. "
"Dayo A ,
Thank you for the effort,waaay of you to give it a shot .
I'll let him know .
One down & only ~a 1/2 bazillion left to look at .
Let her know that there's this wierd place that we know of filled with unruly hooligans where she might be able to find help on her resto .
watson ,you may also want to get in direct touch with Banzai KG also on here & is in the southern San Francisco Bay area http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...d-June-26-28th so he can spread the werd from that direction .
Still no luck, but in the mean time I bought my dad a 1961 Impala. When I was young that's the only car he use to talk about for that was the year he was born (Not his favorite car, but always wanted one). So if I can't find the Beetle for my mother, I have a backup plan. I bought the Impala as it needs work, so we can work on it over time and the memories will be made and the car is registered in my name, so there's no way my brother can sell it again!!
James T. Worchester
ATC Sales & Service
Ida Margrethe & Torring Christa
Sold in 2008 (UNK Current owner)
Last spoted around 5417 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville, CA (1.5 year ago) by PO mother. PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!
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Well I haven't heard from anyone in the Watsonville area, but I got some good news today. My work will be sending me to Edwards Airforce Base in CA for 2.5 months. Watsonville is only 5 hours away and I could drive up there friday after work and spend the whole weekend looking for it. I got about 8 - 9 weekends if I need them to find it... It would be nice if someone already spotted it, then all I got to do is hire a transport driver to meet me there and load it up.
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Getting pretty close to leaving to CA so I can find her. Hoping I drive to Watsonville and find her the first day... Cross your fingers!!!
Anyways, I fly to Edwards Airforce Base in CA Monday and I'm going to try to drive to Watsonville (About a 5.5 hr drive I think) and scout it out if I can. Wish me LUCK!!!!
I hate to say it but check check junkyards in that area as well. If it wasn't registered and was used for parts (hopefully not) good chances are that is may be in a junkyard somewhere. Good luck in your search, I know we're all looking forward to the day you find it.
Thanks everyone for your help so far. I'll update more Friday and I'll see what happens. It would so sweet if I roll up to Watsonville and find it sitting there in the guys driveway (last place seen)
Wish me luck!!
I know it was mentioned earlier, but try google earth and look around that address. This is a very cool story, and I hope it has a happy ending...I'm a big fan of happy endings
I see Buggyman age'n himself again (car info from '75)....his Social Security # 000-00-0001
Hopefully this weekend will end a 3+ year hunt, but even if I do find it the next challenge begins. I hope the guy will sale it and doesn't try to rape me if I have to tell him what it means to me.
[QUOTE=watsonst04;75938451]If I find it, I'm restoring it head to toe. I will be driving it a lot, I can't stand the people with sweet rides and they only see the trailer/parking lot. My mom died, but the car will still live on. If I keep it in the garage I would be killing the memories I had of her. I think I even have a 911 motor for it to kick it up a little bit, my mom had a need for speed .
Oh I do apologize, I must have missed that part. Sounds like a great plan and I hope it turns out for you.
GEN XER - "I got a half chub from that VR music maker!"
Headed to Watsonville, CA!!!!!!
Also this was a 2012 VW Jetta I'm driving up there, kinda funny. Maybe it was a good luck charm from the VW GODS!!!
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Local news... Lol. Didn't think of that. I'm not calling the news. Thanks!!
Maybe but I don't care for the attention
Finally I made it!!!!