On tour in Scotland in Mary’s 66 bug that I converted into a camper. All seats except driver’s seat removed. I sleep with feet to glovebox and head by back window. The “surfboard” that I uses as part of bed can be moved and attached to either door for an outside or an inside table during day. Red velvet curtains as per mary’s request. Umbrella attaches to door also. On week 2 of tour now. Camper working great! Standard beetle electric problems….getting push starts here and there from whomever is around…my kind of AAA coverage.!
Planning my British Tour in July! I’ll be scaling down from Vincent, traveling in Mary’s ‘66 Bug. And VW Camper and Commercial Magazine is publishing a piece about my new Album Road Trip Songs, partially recorded and mixed in my ‘65 VW bus. www.volkswagencamper.co.uk look for it at the end of June!
Merry Xmas everyone! Here’s Vincent after coming through a good sticky snow on Donner Pass a few weeks ago. We started heading south immediately after that! PS! Check out my song called Donner Pass off the new album Road Trip songs. Copy and Paste this link to hear it: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/davemanning3
Before and after of Rust repair I got to do on Vincent. Hole just behind passenger wheel. It’s been there since the 1980s. I patched it with some sheet metal around the turn of the century, but not well. Now I did a good weld job with a chunk of the stainless steel. I’ve been doing all my patches with stainless the past few years, at least the patches won’t rust.
Installing a new steering gearbox in Vincent. Now I won’t wander around so much. Thanks to my good buddy Jay for use of his garage and comically large ratchet to do the job.
My new cd: Road Trip Songs, Nevada to Newe will be released on my 41st Birthday, September 21, 2014, at the house of Newe in Strathdon. This is the CD that was entirely funded through folk sending in money through the universal net-web.
This will be a house concert in the very room where the cd was recorded. See my Kickstarter video for more:
It will be in the afternoon, 2pm. For more details, check the link below for now, this is their last house concert. To reserve tix! Important! Call them and leave a message:
Booking in advance is important!
For reservations phone: 01975 651251
Price £10 -which includes tea/coffee and fresh baked goods. mmm
Also we’ll be playing in ABZ at Musa on Friday, September 26th at 8pm.
Wahoo! Okay, now you know, and now I’m heading to the Burningman artists festival in the remote Nevada Desert for the next two weeks, no phone, no internet. Okay, okay.
Great camp-spot on Fontenelle Reservoir in Wyoming. Very quiet except for the fracking across the lake in the morning. I love when you see a sign that makes you think about what the specific incident was that prompted them to put up a sign…
Great camp-spot again! Great luck this summer. This one on Cliff Lake Bar, a plateau in Southern Montana, near the town of Ennis. Wildflowers galore. But before you sell out and move into YOUR van, fair warning the flies here were unbelievable in number! I was swarmed all day, some biting some not. Thus my shirt buttoned to TOP in picture. Groovy face-in-tree, no substances necessary; lovely old-growth.