Here’s two cars on the opposite ends of the automotive spectrum in one driveway. Nice bus too, but what caught my eye was the lettering on its rear corner.
Sorry bout what? Nicely modified bumpers, in any case.
If it was on the driver’s side it would make sense in the aspect of sorry about holding you up because I’m going so slow. However maybe this guy likes to drive in the left lane at well below the speed limit so that’s for everyone passing him on the right?
That’s only the second example I have seen of the retro Pacific Wonderland license plate that Oregon started issuing last year. I’m not too surprised as they cost $100 more than a standard plate. The first one was last year on a 1951 or so Willys wagon in Baker City, and that plate had a 90-degree horizontal bend in it, probably to clear the trailer hitch with the tailgate down. It takes a certain mindset to spend a hundred bucks extra for a special plate, then practically bend it in half.
. . . for cutting you off in traffic!
Its not RHD by any chance?
Maybe it’s supposed to be a message from whoever put that small dent below the tailight.
I painted “No User Serviceable Parts Inside” on the lid of my ’71 VW van (aka The Mayfield Belle). There’s got to be a story behind this one, though – would love to know what it is!
You all are approaching this puzzle from the wrong direction. Notice the exhaust pipes. In my fantasy world those pipes are attached to a bad ass boxer engine transplant from your pals at Porsche. I am guessing maybe 300 horsepower. So as the owner of this fine VW bus blows by the usual BMW/Corvette/Mustang or what have you fan boy out showing off to his significant other, he feels an apology is in order. “Sorry about that!”
It is the polite thing to do.
Agreed, a bad-ass VW Van with a WRX turbo or similar…..
Dunno either. When driving on the Interstate with my 63 VW there was a 50% chance that people would give you the thumbs up for driving a cool old car, and 50% that they would give you the finger for going so slow..
What’s the bumper mod for, so a forklift can pick it up???
The “Sorry Bout that” is an homage to one of the first high performance Volkswagens, the famous EMPI Inch Pincher. It was painted, just that style, on the right rear fender, just kind of a joke for embarrassing the driver of the big V8 machine that he was just passed and beaten by a “wimpy” little VW.
Maybe there’s a stroker engine in there, or maybe the owner is just joking around. We aircooled VW guys are goofy sometimes 😉
Yes; I knew it was ringing some faint, distant bell. Thanks for solving that. Loved the Inch Pincher as a kid!
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