New announcement is due, as we have a third international Deaf Volks member joining us, just because the temptation is too great for a fellow mountain men like Clemens Zefferer... hailing from Austria near the majestic Alps!
Clemens was born and raised in Klagenfurt which is not far from the Grossglockner which is the one of the higher peaks of the Alps in the area. When he was 10 years old, his mother bought a white 1983 MK1 Rabbit. That was when Clemens started his fascination with Volkswagens and he has owned few since getting his drivers license.
When Clemens relocated to America with his daughter in late 2011, their hearts remained loyal when it came to main means of transportation... only Volkswagens. When in Santa Fe, New Mexico since his daughter loves VW Beetles, Clemens got a 1973 Pastel Yellow Beetle and considering a Ghia in the future. Currently based in Indiana with an American partner, the allure of Mt. Shasta was too much for him to resist especially camping out in the backwoods in one of the most exhilarating VW bus adventures... he couldn't say no to the opportunity. Ya know, who's stopping our fellow Austrian Alps fella from coming along? The force is strong with this one.
Clemens will ride with Jonas and Germi in the loaner 1957 Dove Blue Kombi. Three countries, all merged in a Kombi for the challenge of a lifetime. Throughout this weekend Team Deaf Volks will wrench on all of our buses which totals six at this moment. Main focus will be to make sure everything's dialed in and prepare contingencies such as spare parts tools survival gear, so on.
Typical pre-Shasta Snow Trip WrenchFests look like this one hosted by Eric from NorCal Relics, check out this video.
link to YouTube Video: Eric's WrenchFest
Yes, it is HARDCORE!!! Keep checking back, we will post up more pictures of our progress this weekend.