Bulli Museum

I finally visited the Bulli Museum today. It will be impressive once
it opens. There are outstanding architectural plans for the
restoration of the old Sugar Factory in Hessisch Oldendorf and there
is an impressive collection of low mileage and rare mostly T2 and T3
vehicles. There are also some T4 and T5 vehicles, some donated by the
factory to the museum, as well as a one off 'Caddy Syncro'.

I presented Steffan Nolte 2 sets of 2 disks, which contained the
submitted photos of this group and the Australian Rally Video. Steffen
accepted these on behalf of the museum.

Completely unexpectedly, I was also able to visit the Grundmann
collection - over 70 of the rarest VWs in the world (eg, oldest known
VW - VW38, oldest Kombi (T2 with windows), Scwimmwagen prototype,
various KdF Wagen, Hebmuellers, Kuebelwagen, 5 x very rare Roemetsch
coupes, one of only 2 remaining 4 door Beetle Taxis, first ever
Westfalia camper, and much more. The collection is owned by Herr
Grundmann and his son Christian and is a purely private collection.
Although the collection is so well presented that would rival any
public museum, it is unfortunately never opened to the public.
Christian happened to be working there today (Saturday) despite the
very cold conditions on the restoration of a Rometsch and a very rare
rally Beetle ('53 Beetle prepared by Porsche and Oettinger with 75HP
and soon to be entered to the vintage Mille Milligia rally and raced
by Porsche director Michael Macht). Steffen phoned Christian and he
was happy for us to visit. The collection is further interesting due
to the very many rare documents, accessories and details that are
included. For example, a rare Kuebelwagen is there - it is rare
because it is fitted with 'sand tyres' - completely smooth (no tread)
- the are the original tyres from 1943. The Grundmann's and VW
Heritage co-operate for various 'Oldtimer' evens such as the Auto
Technika Classic Car Show in the city of Essen - Europes largest such
show.

In 2013 there will be the 6th verterans meeting in this town and
Grundmann will be showing the vehicles to the public. I would be
interested to attend. In 2009 at the last such meeting apparently over
3000 VW Campers were in town :-)

Pictures to follow as soon as possible.

Mark.
Well done Mark.
 
Please also take some video if you can and You Tube it.
 
Love to see the photos.
 
Enjoy the rest of you adventure.
 
Cheers,

Skot
 
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Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Bulli Museum

 

I finally visited the Bulli Museum today. It will be impressive once
it opens. There are outstanding architectural plans for the
restoration of the old Sugar Factory in Hessisch Oldendorf and there
is an impressive collection of low mileage and rare mostly T2 and T3
vehicles. There are also some T4 and T5 vehicles, some donated by the
factory to the museum, as well as a one off 'Caddy Syncro'.

I presented Steffan Nolte 2 sets of 2 disks, which contained the
submitted photos of this group and the Australian Rally Video. Steffen
accepted these on behalf of the museum.

Completely unexpectedly, I was also able to visit the Grundmann
collection - over 70 of the rarest VWs in the world (eg, oldest known
VW - VW38, oldest Kombi (T2 with windows), Scwimmwagen prototype,
various KdF Wagen, Hebmuellers, Kuebelwagen, 5 x very rare Roemetsch
coupes, one of only 2 remaining 4 door Beetle Taxis, first ever
Westfalia camper, and much more. The collection is owned by Herr
Grundmann and his son Christian and is a purely private collection.
Although the collection is so well presented that would rival any
public museum, it is unfortunately never opened to the public.
Christian happened to be working there today (Saturday) despite the
very cold conditions on the restoration of a Rometsch and a very rare
rally Beetle ('53 Beetle prepared by Porsche and Oettinger with 75HP
and soon to be entered to the vintage Mille Milligia rally and raced
by Porsche director Michael Macht). Steffen phoned Christian and he
was happy for us to visit. The collection is further interesting due
to the very many rare documents, accessories and details that are
included. For example, a rare Kuebelwagen is there - it is rare
because it is fitted with 'sand tyres' - completely smooth (no tread)
- the are the original tyres from 1943. The Grundmann's and VW
Heritage co-operate for various 'Oldtimer' evens such as the Auto
Technika Classic Car Show in the city of Essen - Europes largest such
show.

In 2013 there will be the 6th verterans meeting in this town and
Grundmann will be showing the vehicles to the public. I would be
interested to attend. In 2009 at the last such meeting apparently over
3000 VW Campers were in town :-)

Pictures to follow as soon as possible.

Mark.

Mark - I think I am joining many on the register salivating waiting for the pictures and video. Great coup  being invited to the Grundman collection. - he doesn't have an unattached daughter I suppose?
Roger

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I finally visited the Bulli Museum today. It will be impressive once
it opens. There are outstanding architectural plans for the
restoration of the old Sugar Factory in Hessisch Oldendorf and there
is an impressive collection of low mileage and rare mostly T2 and T3
vehicles. There are also some T4 and T5 vehicles, some donated by the
factory to the museum, as well as a one off 'Caddy Syncro'.

I presented Steffan Nolte 2 sets of 2 disks, which contained the
submitted photos of this group and the Australian Rally Video. Steffen
accepted these on behalf of the museum.

Completely unexpectedly, I was also able to visit the Grundmann
collection - over 70 of the rarest VWs in the world (eg, oldest known
VW - VW38, oldest Kombi (T2 with windows), Scwimmwagen prototype,
various KdF Wagen, Hebmuellers, Kuebelwagen, 5 x very rare Roemetsch
coupes, one of only 2 remaining 4 door Beetle Taxis, first ever
Westfalia camper, and much more. The collection is owned by Herr
Grundmann and his son Christian and is a purely private collection.
Although the collection is so well presented that would rival any
public museum, it is unfortunately never opened to the public.
Christian happened to be working there today (Saturday) despite the
very cold conditions on the restoration of a Rometsch and a very rare
rally Beetle ('53 Beetle prepared by Porsche and Oettinger with 75HP
and soon to be entered to the vintage Mille Milligia rally and raced
by Porsche director Michael Macht). Steffen phoned Christian and he
was happy for us to visit. The collection is further interesting due
to the very many rare documents, accessories and details that are
included. For example, a rare Kuebelwagen is there - it is rare
because it is fitted with 'sand tyres' - completely smooth (no tread)
- the are the original tyres from 1943. The Grundmann's and VW
Heritage co-operate for various 'Oldtimer' evens such as the Auto
Technika Classic Car Show in the city of Essen - Europes largest such
show.

In 2013 there will be the 6th verterans meeting in this town and
Grundmann will be showing the vehicles to the public. I would be
interested to attend. In 2009 at the last such meeting apparently over
3000 VW Campers were in town :-)

Pictures to follow as soon as possible.

Mark.