When I went to move my old Ghia, I realized I left behind a big stack of ephemera.

Catalogs, magazines, random VW books and the like.

I don’t actually recall reading any of the magazine articles. And, looking at the front covers, I can’t believe I even purchased some of them without cringing from embarrassment. Do bikini girls really help sell car magazines?

The reality is that if you wanted to find rare VW parts in the pre-Google era, this is where you went. I don’t recall any of it now, but I think there was a time in my life when I could tell you exactly how much to pay for a piston set and where to buy it. Everyone that knows me can attest I’ve never been much of a gearhead – I just have a (very) soft spot for air-cooled VW’s.

Anyway, I’ve been going through the stack and if anyone out there wants some decade-old VW magazines or catalogs, just let me know. I honestly don’t know what anyone would do with a West Coast Metric catalog from 1996, but hey, you never know. Some are in great shape and some are not, but the price is right.

4 thoughts on “Trends

  • December 15, 2010 at 9:30 AM


    I’d kinda like to have some older Hot VW magazines if you have any. Just for the nostalgia of the adverts for the shops I used to frequent and work for in SoCal…. not so much for the bikini girls! LOL!

  • December 15, 2010 at 10:46 AM

    nice use of ephemera. 2 points for you!

  • December 16, 2010 at 3:09 PM

    This sound like a case for ebay!
    Good description and decent photo… Or keep them another 10-15 years when they’ll be as rare as the sticker in your glove compartment!

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