Thursday, 16 December 2010

A Snowy Tale.

The little snow globes which have been produced and sold in their millions over the last 50 years are well-known and loved everywhere.

However, hardly anybody knows the story of how the snow globes began.

It was in the early 1950s when Bernhard Koziol, the inventor of the snow globe was driving through the snow covered Odenwald in his split window beetle on a cold winter’s night when he ended up getting stuck in a high snow drift.

Bernhard Koziol’s VW beetle in front of the old factory in Michelstadt

The snow was falling, everything was quite & as he looked around gazing through the back window of his beetle he was presented with a fascinating sight.

Snow flakes danced in the air, three deer came out of the forest playing as the snow was falling softly on top of them. This sight inspired Bernhard Koziol to then create the first snow globe in the world which were of deer in a winter scene.

So when you next shake a snow globe & the snow flakes slowly fall to the bottom you can think back to Bernhard Koziol’s exciting trip in the beetle more than 50 years ago.

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year from Team Wackeldackel.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Borgward or Bust!

Rare 1957 Borgward Isabella for sale on, Someone feel free to make this Bremen beauty happen......

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Nice pic of Lesta's Scirocco from E38 - seems an age ago now as the 2010 season has well and truly drawn to a close...
Team wackeldackel are working on a few cars for 2011 alongside regular stalwarts - Danny, Scott and Martin who have well and truly done a great job flying the flag for TWD during the last 8 months. Look out for Lesta and Steve's new cars along with Jettie's Derby and Marks '76 swallowtail in 2011.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

'63 update...

Genuine 4.5 + 6" earlies for PJ's '63 Beryl green, new slamwerks 4" narrowed beam coming soon.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Golf + Magazine Nominations for 2010

thanks for shortlisting Scott John for Best Mk1 Golf and us for Best Dub Club

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Westside 2010

We were in attendance, thanks to all who stopped by and said "Hi!"

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Players 4.0, 3 awards!

congratulations to Lesta for his "Scirocco Class" win!

congratulations to Martin Barker, for his Audi, winning the "Meguiars Ultimate Car Of The Day", and to Martin Peryagh for his Golf, winning "Carl's Choice-Players Car Of The Show"

Tuesday, 21 September 2010


the first weekend of September 2010 was a great time to catch up with friends old and new, we had great tunes from Danny Smith, and picked up some silverware over the weekend, Scott John's award on saturday, Martin Peryagh taking 2nd Place in the Golf2 category on sunday, thanks Edition 38!

Das Ist Supercool! The Der Steiner Golf hits the shelves!

well done Scott!

Congratulations to Scott, "Top Ten" at Edition 38X

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Monday, 13 September 2010

Wes Behel License plate frame...

Where it all started for Mark's '76.

The Yank: Mark's '76 Rabbit...

Hailing from sunny California, Mark's newly aquired Rabbit comes loaded with original features. Originally supplied by Wes Behel Volkswagen of Sunnyvale California, the '76 is a dry one owner car with some unusual features - swallowtail bonnet, bonnet release catch thru grille, brown basket weave interior and og Wolfsburg mats, side markers, seat belt warning light with audible beeps etc.