what’s more important, the destination or the journey taken in getting there?

Great story

Not sure if you have had the opportunity of watching the wonderful short documentary Once More. The Story of VIN 903847 – the incredible history of a 1955 Volkswagen Beetle but if not, it is well worth a watch…

Academy Award-nominated director Hubert Davis looks to investigate the incredible history of a 1955 Volkswagen Beetle, VIN 903847, through each of its drivers. Dating back to the original owner, three remarkable solo trips around the world are just the start of the story. As much as it is a story about the people connected by one machine, it’s also an observation of our enduring fascination with the automobile.

Journey or destination

After watching it, it made me consider what’s more important, the destination or the journey taken in getting there? When buying a vintage VW (or any other item for that matter), you are in effect buying into an ongoing journey with the car. You become a temporary custodian in which you get to add and direct aspects of its continuing journey.

it’s about the journey… not the destination T-shirt design, available in a range of colours…
it’s about the journey… not the destination T-shirt design, available in a range of colours…

As with any journey, not everything goes to plan, but that is all part and package of the experience of your ownership. You get to add (and possibly subtract!) from the condition you inherited it in in the first place, but that is normal as we each like to put our ‘mark’ of ownership and personalise things to suit our needs.

Home at last! My new 1965 L289 (Blue White) over L512 (Velvet Green) camper
Home at last! My new 1965 L289 (Blue-White) over L512 (Velvet Green) camper

Stock rocks

My vintage 1965 VW Split screen camper is coming up to its 49th birthday and seems to have enjoyed its journey this far. It’s still fairly ‘stock’ and un-messed around with, so hopefully, during my ownership, I can maintain and possibly build upon its character as the journey continues…

Share this on

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Follow vdubxs via Email

Enter your email address to receive updates of new posts by email.

Join 1,315 other subscribers.