Around 3 years ago, when we were still in Mexico, I received an email from a guy named Jason who lived in Rio. He said to let him know when we got here and we’d have a beer. Maybe because of the name (or maybe because of the beer offer), I remembered.
Fortunately, I managed to avoid misplacing his contact info like I’ve done so many others. And, even better, he remembered us too.
He’s a very cool guy who’s really into cars and starts stories with things like “…one time I was driving a Ford Model A down the Brazilian coast from Salvador to Buzios…” He’s working on a crazy plan to acquire the very last Brazilian VW bus off the manufacturing line (2013 is the final year) and drive it back to the VW factory in das Mutterland (route to be determined). We had plenty to talk about.
And, it turns out… he’s a writer for the Rio de Janeiro newspaper! He asked us to meet up for a photo shoot and interview and it was really fun (but we didn’t manage to find the time to wash the bus!) We’re not sure when it will get published, but if you’re in Rio and can grab us a copy (or a photo of it) we’d really appreciate it!