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From the Editor….
There’s one car in this issue which I was particularly keen to feature, largely because it played an influential role in my formative years of VW enthusiasm. I’m talking, of course, about James Russell’s ‘Kid Dean’ squareback. As a young car fan, I spent many evenings flicking through Colin Burnham’s Air-Cooled Volkswagens book, and I think it’s safe to say that this chopped, red squareback is quite possibly the reason I became such a big fan of the Type 3. In fact, I’d hardly seen anything printed about them at that point! Remember, there was no internet, and the only Type 3s I’d ever seen were boring, stock vehicles, which were still be used as haulers (remember, this was the ’80s!). Anyway, I’d been following the story of the resurrection of this car via Facebook and was happy to catch up with James once completed. In fact, it was an honour to be able to sit in, play with and check out a car, which is still one of my all-time favourite VWs even after all these years. Chatting to James, it was clear that we had been influenced by many of the same vehicles, hence I’m sure that there will many others of a similar age (!) that will remember the car, too. If it’s new to you, I hope you like it as much as we do, too!
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If we get enough interest, we’ll pull out our favourites and print them in a future issue… who know, we might even send out a few prizes for the best reader-submitted images!
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