Los Vochos de Huanchaco

This weekend we went for a walk down the little seawall in Huanchaco and I decided I would take a photo of every vocho I saw. There are far more Veedubs in Peru than either Colombia or Ecuador, so I figured this would be an easy task. Little did I know that 20 minutes later, I would get tired and give up. There are just too many.

A few notes:

The girl is one of those Argentinian hippies we’ve been hearing about. And, yes, she’s cool. She sells corn-based jewelry from her bus. I’ve often heard people wonder aloud how it’s possible to wander the world by just selling bracelets. I still don’t have a good answer – you just can.

The graffiti bus is for sale and around $1000 USD. It’s an Argentinian model with Peruvian plates. And, a big sunflower is a good way to cover up a bad repair job after a major front end collision.

The beetle with the giant speakers on top (a la Blues Brothers) was part of a political rally.

3 thoughts on “Los Vochos de Huanchaco

  • March 9, 2011 at 7:37 PM

    I dig those heavy duty running boards on the bugs down there.

  • March 9, 2011 at 8:25 PM

    A lot of “Woslkvagen” fans there (spelling from the sunflower), but still lucky to get 3 into 1 single shot, and to find an old Type 3 Fastback (as they’re called here in Australia).
    Peruvians are actually importing old second-hand cars from Europe, unlike further North where this is banned by law. I saw a Golf 1 complete with German “D” on the back.

  • March 10, 2011 at 8:53 AM

    bumpers are optional ornaments.

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