G'day all....

Hi all,
I am soon to be new to the Australian syncro scene.
I am born and bred in South Africa, although my great, great grand daddy was born in Sydney.
I at one time about three years ago owned two syncro's, one an extremely capable 2.3 boxer and the other was a project with a 2 c diesel that was sold back to the original owner as an unfinished project when we decided to strat our immigration process.
We are moving to the Gold Coast and am real keen to pilot a syncro again, am looking at buying a bus as soon as possible.
Hope to meet a couple of you blokes soon.
We arrive 9 October 2009.

Hilton.
Hi Hilton
Welcome to the group! my wife is of Sth African heritage - her father owned 13 VWs, so I know how enthusiastic you guys can be. Fortunately there are often 1 or 2 syncros for sale at any one time - best to look at websites like www.carpoint.com.au and www.drive.com.au and www.tradingpost.com.au (this last one a bit like your Gumtree site).
You'll receive plenty of advice here and look forward to welcoming you to Australia in October!
Regards
Mark.

On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 5:24 PM, tireballs <hilton@sinaf.co.za> wrote:

Hi all,
I am soon to be new to the Australian syncro scene.
I am born and bred in South Africa, although my great, great grand daddy was born in Sydney.
I at one time about three years ago owned two syncro's, one an extremely capable 2.3 boxer and the other was a project with a 2 c diesel that was sold back to the original owner as an unfinished project when we decided to strat our immigration process.
We are moving to the Gold Coast and am real keen to pilot a syncro again, am looking at buying a bus as soon as possible.
Hope to meet a couple of you blokes soon.
We arrive 9 October 2009.

Hilton.


Hi Mark,
Thanks for the welcome.
Yea we in SA have a healthy respect for VW products they been here forever...
I have had about 10 of them myself, at the moment I have a T5 p/van 128 kw and a T3 ...I think you guy's call them Tri-star Double cab with a Nissan RD 2.8L married to a audi 5 speed box all of this mid-mounted.

Can't wait to get my hands on a syncro again, a REAL GO ANYWHERE 4x4..
I love that so few people know what they are capable of otherwise there would be even more of a scarecity of them.

I have seen that there are a few from time to time on various sites in Austarlia....
I am impressed with how many stunning vans there are in Australia...you guy's make them look brand new...If we do that in SA then they normally get....."Re-distributed"....without consent....so the vans here are much more tatty compared with you guy's, but I must say mechanically they are sound.

Hilton


--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, Mark Kofahl <markkofahl@...> wrote:
>
> Hi Hilton
>
> Welcome to the group! my wife is of Sth African heritage - her father owned
> 13 VWs, so I know how enthusiastic you guys can be. Fortunately there are
> often 1 or 2 syncros for sale at any one time - best to look at websites
> like www.carpoint.com.au and www.drive.com.au and
> www.tradingpost.com.au(this last one a bit like your Gumtree site).
>
> You'll receive plenty of advice here and look forward to welcoming you to
> Australia in October!
>
> Regards
> Mark.
>
> On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 5:24 PM, tireballs <hilton@...> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > Hi all,
> > I am soon to be new to the Australian syncro scene.
> > I am born and bred in South Africa, although my great, great grand daddy
> > was born in Sydney.
> > I at one time about three years ago owned two syncro's, one an extremely
> > capable 2.3 boxer and the other was a project with a 2 c diesel that was
> > sold back to the original owner as an unfinished project when we decided to
> > strat our immigration process.
> > We are moving to the Gold Coast and am real keen to pilot a syncro again,
> > am looking at buying a bus as soon as possible.
> > Hope to meet a couple of you blokes soon.
> > We arrive 9 October 2009.
> >
> > Hilton.
> >
> >
> >
>

G’day HILTON,  can’t wait to meet you, we, as a family of 5 lived from 67 to 81 in SA. Up til now , we had 21 VWs in the family and of yesterday one more Tig1 and last week 1 Maxi Caddy, I drive a Double Cab Tristar, soon to be retired for a restoration.

Hope to see you soon       Hartmut Kiehn

 

From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of tireballs
Sent: Sunday, 16 August 2009 8:49 PM
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: G'day all....

 

 

Hi Mark,
Thanks for the welcome.
Yea we in SA have a healthy respect for VW products they been here forever...
I have had about 10 of them myself, at the moment I have a T5 p/van 128 kw and a T3 ...I think you guy's call them Tri-star Double cab with a Nissan RD 2.8L married to a audi 5 speed box all of this mid-mounted.

Can't wait to get my hands on a syncro again, a REAL GO ANYWHERE 4x4..
I love that so few people know what they are capable of otherwise there would be even more of a scarecity of them.

I have seen that there are a few from time to time on various sites in Austarlia....
I am impressed with how many stunning vans there are in Australia...you guy's make them look brand new...If we do that in SA then they normally get....."Re-distributed"....without consent....so the vans here are much more tatty compared with you guy's, but I must say mechanically they are sound.

Hilton

--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, Mark Kofahl <markkofahl@...> wrote:

>
> Hi Hilton
>
> Welcome to the group! my wife is of Sth African heritage - her father owned
> 13 VWs, so I know how enthusiastic you guys can be. Fortunately there are
> often 1 or 2 syncros for sale at any one time - best to look at websites
> like www.carpoint.com.au and www.drive.com.au and
> www.tradingpost.com.au(this last one a bit like your Gumtree site).
>
> You'll receive plenty of advice here and look forward to welcoming you to
> Australia in October!
>
> Regards
> Mark.
>
> On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 5:24 PM, tireballs <hilton@...> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > Hi all,
> > I am soon to be new to the Australian syncro scene.
> > I am born and bred in South Africa, although my great, great grand
daddy
> > was born in Sydney.
> > I at one time about three years ago owned two syncro's, one an
extremely
> > capable 2.3 boxer and the other was a project with a 2 c diesel that
was
> > sold back to the original owner as an unfinished project when we
decided to
> > strat our immigration process.
> > We are moving to the Gold Coast and am real keen to pilot a syncro
again,
> > am looking at buying a bus as soon as possible.
> > Hope to meet a couple of you blokes soon.
> > We arrive 9 October 2009.
> >
> > Hilton.
> >
> >
> >
>

Hi Hart & Hilton - interesting to count them - not something I've done before, however, between Deb and myself it is 12 across 3 continents (not counting Africa - Deb never had one herself there). Add in the upstream family (parents) then it gets too many - maybe around 27 or 28 across 4 continents (including Africa).

You'll be in good company Hilton!

regards
Mark


On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 10:09 PM, Hartmut Kiehn <hartis@live.com.au> wrote:

G’day HILTON, can’t wait to meet you, we, as a family of 5 lived from 67 to 81 in SA. Up til now , we had 21 VWs in the family and of yesterday one more Tig1 and last week 1 Maxi Caddy, I drive a Double Cab Tristar, soon to be retired for a restoration.

Hope to see you soon Hartmut Kiehn

From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of tireballs
Sent: Sunday, 16 August 2009 8:49 PM
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Re: G'day all....

Hi Mark,
Thanks for the welcome.
Yea we in SA have a healthy respect for VW products they been here forever...
I have had about 10 of them myself, at the moment I have a T5 p/van 128 kw and a T3 ...I think you guy's call them Tri-star Double cab with a Nissan RD 2.8L married to a audi 5 speed box all of this mid-mounted.

Can't wait to get my hands on a syncro again, a REAL GO ANYWHERE 4x4..
I love that so few people know what they are capable of otherwise there would be even more of a scarecity of them.

I have seen that there are a few from time to time on various sites in Austarlia....
I am impressed with how many stunning vans there are in Australia...you guy's make them look brand new...If we do that in SA then they normally get....."Re-distributed"....without consent....so the vans here are much more tatty compared with you guy's, but I must say mechanically they are sound.

Hilton

--- In Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com, Mark Kofahl <markkofahl@...> wrote:
>
> Hi Hilton
>
> Welcome to the group! my wife is of Sth African heritage - her father owned
> 13 VWs, so I know how enthusiastic you guys can be. Fortunately there are
> often 1 or 2 syncros for sale at any one time - best to look at websites
> like www.carpoint.com.au and www.drive.com.au and
> www.tradingpost.com.au(this last one a bit like your Gumtree site).
>
> You'll receive plenty of advice here and look forward to welcoming you to
> Australia in October!
>
> Regards
> Mark.
>
> On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 5:24 PM, tireballs <hilton@...> wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > Hi all,
> > I am soon to be new to the Australian syncro scene.
> > I am born and bred in South Africa, although my great, great grand daddy
> > was born in Sydney.
> > I at one time about three years ago owned two syncro's, one an extremely
> > capable 2.3 boxer and the other was a project with a 2 c diesel that was
> > sold back to the original owner as an unfinished project when we decided to
> > strat our immigration process.
> > We are moving to the Gold Coast and am real keen to pilot a syncro again,
> > am looking at buying a bus as soon as possible.
> > Hope to meet a couple of you blokes soon.
> > We arrive 9 October 2009.
> >
> > Hilton.
> >
> >
> >
>