In one of those oddly typical moments, last night we were informed there was a VW bus club meeting in Quito the next morning and we should be their guests. Okay, sure. How could we not? It was a good thing we hadn’t dropped off the bus at the mechanic yet.
We met up in a park on the south side of town and it kid of reminded me of a park in California. Big eucalyptus trees, green green grass, nice cool weather, people biking and strolling everywhere. The only difference was that the playground equipment was way more dangerous and way more fun than anything in the U.S. Bode loved it.
The people from the Ecuakombi Club were really nice and we had a great time meeting everyone and hanging our for the day. The placas de California were a big hit. German Westafalias are rare beasts in Ecuador, so everyone wanted a peek at Red Beard. One of the guys there had a ’72, but that was the only one anyone knew of.
They also wanted to hear about our trip and we got lots of tips on where to go next. We even scored some cool merch. Thanks guys!
At the end, the editor of a Ecuadorian car magazine showed up and snapped some photos and asked to interview us. Who knows, maybe we’ll end up in Acelerando!