Unfortunately the GP at the RB rings was... average to say the best, lacked the thrill of the last week at Paul Ricard.A confusing and grumpy ol' day today in the HR2 postal district. I was commanded to drive to a garden centre, where prices were through the roof, and almost everything for sale could have only interested a benign monitor lizard answering to the name of Wendy.
Meanwhile, Captain Haddock spent all day wondering about the purpose of water in his drinks' bottle. An air-cooled Beetle didn't need it, and he only had reason to visit the wretched stuff upon the annual occasion of his bath.
I can only hope that the Styrian GP rescues the day, and give thanks that my uncle Bonkers has delayed his Christmas party until after lockdown, allegedly, ends on July 19. Here endeth today's lesson.
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The dreaded camel uh? 🤔Keith
You're quite right, 1967 was a major change year for the Beetle. Vertical headlamps, larger rear lights, and 12-volt electrics were among a host of important modifications. Between 1945 and 1978 the Beetle underwent more than 78,000 modifications; most, but not all, were improvements.
Floating a slot Beetle in mid air is easy - when you've got a large camel who's been at the bottle with uncle Bonkers all day. A VW resting on a camel's back tends to give the latter the hump, and isn't especially photogenic, but it works well for the Beetle.