Another VW Shop Closes after 48 years of Business! Kenny Hill Autowerks

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Today we talk with Kenny Hill about his life long livelihood of fixing Volkswagens. We also did through his shop to see if there is anything we can save.
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  • Rita Hanson
    Rita Hanson16 დღის წინ

    Sad day. Mr. Hill is one of a kind. Honest, quality, reasonably priced work. He kept the life in cars that others would have thrown in the towel or charged an arm and a leg. Will be missed. Enjoy your well earned retirement!

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    16 დღის წინ

    well said

  • grace nava
    grace nava17 დღის წინ

    this has always been the backside of any shops for vintage cars... shops closing down. thanks for the years of service. enjoy your retirement.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    17 დღის წინ

    Right on

  • Hieu TV
    Hieu TV29 დღის წინ

    Don’t look too gitty.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    29 დღის წინ

    okay

  • Jay Day
    Jay Dayთვის წინ

    Problem is them young mechanics don’t know how to diagnose old cars issues, as it has no pc connector.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    indeed

  • johndeere332guy
    johndeere332guyთვის წინ

    I like how there is so much stuff in there in you just got junk All those enging case in all of freaking head I would of bought all of those And the Cranks piston carburetors Nuts in bolt And he say they don't sell hes going to throw them in the trash that's free right there And he say they don't sell hes going to throw them in the trash that's free right there

  • johndeere332guy

    johndeere332guy

    29 დღის წინ

    @VW Life oh ok I didn't know

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    29 დღის წინ

    yeah we only have so much room though :)

  • Jeff Ryan
    Jeff Ryanთვის წინ

    Thank you, Kenny Hill. Best to you.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    :)

  • Michael H
    Michael Hთვის წინ

    I'm open but i'm in NJ, not Texas.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    29 დღის წინ

    cool

  • Ron Green
    Ron Greenთვის წინ

    Congrats Kenny on your retirement!!. First time viewing and I'm impressed with your knowledge and shop. I just retired myself 7 months ago after 42 years of heavy diesel wrenching. Good luck sir, the locals will miss you.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    Thanks Ron!

  • scdevon
    scdevonთვის წინ

    The fact that he hired a guy who acted like he needed fault codes to troubleshoot a no-start on a carbureted air cooled VW is the real scary part.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    yeah, things have changed

  • Darren Alderton
    Darren Aldertonთვის წინ

    Good

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    Thanks

  • DanTheManIOM
    DanTheManIOMთვის წინ

    Am I the only one who thought, HOARDERS ! 12:48 Gary said you have to admit a problem first.... I'm never going to admit it ! I liked that vanagon. Decent body, interior and probably runs good, I never buy them that way....

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    yeah Dan! actually Matt bought the vanagon, it has a blown audi 2.0 conversion. having to replace it.

  • Powder River
    Powder Riverთვის წინ

    It’s sad the simple Volkswagon you can drive the piss out of them just maintain them. Now they’re a collector car. I’m 51 I’m like many guys we worked on cars my neighbor is 42 he went to auto tech school in the 90’s he said they threw a carburetor on the bench and said see that. You won’t ever see one don’t worry about it. That’s the new school of mechanics.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    dang :(

  • Skunk Works
    Skunk Worksთვის წინ

    We are getting old and vw are now an investment item as so no new blood can buy in...

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    yeah kind of sad.

  • David M
    David Mთვის წინ

    That’s the way it’s been in Oregon! Sad

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    yep sad times

  • sol star
    sol starთვის წინ

    Austin Texas !,,,

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    yeah!

  • M.C. Allen
    M.C. Allenთვის წინ

    COME ON GUYS..... Chevy van? why not a VW bus?

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    we didn't know how many parts we were going to haul

  • Hunter lane
    Hunter laneთვის წინ

    🥲

  • Barry Bark
    Barry Barkთვის წინ

    he should have sold up years ago ,left it too long

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    maybe

  • blarfneggs
    blarfneggsთვის წინ

    I worked for an aircooled shop in philly for 12 yrs until the shop closed down. Anyone looking for a good aircooled mechanic? Willing to relocate.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    post your qualifications and experience on our Facebook Page and we'll share it... e - facebook.com/VWLifeVW/

  • bebobism
    bebobismთვის წინ

    Aaahh , look at it this way . . . you probably get a cool mc Donalds or Taco Bell instead , with 'real ' jobs for your kids. 🤑. . . 🤔

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    right :(

  • mike stanfield
    mike stanfieldთვის წინ

    Right place, right time for killer score!

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    yeah

  • Flyte Industries
    Flyte Industriesთვის წინ

    I guess it's inevitable that many of these old shops close. Most 21st century car mechanics are completely incapable of fixing anything that doesn't have a port for a computer to hook up and then tell them what to buy. But the neat thing is old cars will become antiques and those that appreciate them will take care of them.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    yep pretty much :(

  • john kempf
    john kempfთვის წინ

    Do air cooled enthusiasts consider the waterboxers bastard stepchildren? I am also curious to know why they haven't taken off in price like the air cooled VW's

  • john kempf

    john kempf

    თვის წინ

    @VW Life It just confuses me because of people like "fluffy" only collect the air cooled VW's and never show love to the waterboxers. The price of the Air cooled vans are still more than the waterboxers so there must be a reason.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    like the vanagon's? no we love all vws. actually matt bought the red one in this video so stay tuned

  • joseph hertzberg
    joseph hertzbergთვის წინ

    Having a decent mechanic anywhere is becoming a treasured resource

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    indeed!

  • Rain Rabbit
    Rain Rabbitთვის წინ

    Poop! We can't loose another one.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    yeah not good

  • MsPokey1234
    MsPokey1234თვის წინ

    If VW had made a BEETLE-EV = VOLTSWAGON 100

  • MsPokey1234

    MsPokey1234

    თვის წინ

    @VW Life I would buy 1x!~ Last Beetle I had was 71 Super Bug! Loved it.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    i think you are right!

  • Brian Jacobsen
    Brian Jacobsenთვის წინ

    Thanks corporate Jack offs in DC.

  • Kavin Scott
    Kavin Scottთვის წინ

    so sad to see him go

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    indeed!

  • Brian Smythe
    Brian Smytheთვის წინ

    wow goldmine save what you can fellas good job

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    Thanks Brian!

  • nbookie
    nbookieთვის წინ

    I lived next to a guy west of Copperas cove Texas that had a vw junk yard that was huge (bug acres I think). We would go to track around temple Texas and watch his drag bugs just amaze everyone. The guy was a little nuts but boy did he know the vw and air cooled world. Not sure if he is still out there. I moved on 15 years ago.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    Bug Acres was in Lampasas. We just shot a video there, was it this place?... gecold.info/down/d2Ww1aPdktvcoss/video.html

  • Frank Mcnab
    Frank Mcnabთვის წინ

    Sir you are a lost treasure my 71 Ghia will never be the same

  • Frank Mcnab

    Frank Mcnab

    თვის წინ

    No thank you sir

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    thanks Frank!

  • Thomas Flanagan
    Thomas Flanaganთვის წინ

    so sad to see this vw shop closing down after so long men like kenny his widom of vws you cant put a price on it as he says younger mechanics if they cant plug it in they wont look at it such a shame these places are lost for ever wishing kenny a happy retirement and good health

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    thanks Thomas :)

  • Junk Manny & the Witch
    Junk Manny & the Witchთვის წინ

    He is so right, very,very few people actually drive ACVW's anymore. Love to look at em' but that's where it ends. I've been wrenching on ACVW's for 40 years and I see the sunset on the horizon for this scene. Throw away cars that are nearly impossible to repair has sealed their fate.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    daily drive true, but i don't think any of the remaining cars are going to go unloved. people will keep them going.

  • scott offord
    scott offordთვის წინ

    Sad day for VW community but a happy day for a well deserved retirement

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    well put!

  • Jeremy Benziger
    Jeremy Benzigerთვის წინ

    I live in Austin and I wasn't aware Kenny Hill and Austin VeeDub had closed. Where would you recommend I take my 1971 VW in the Austin area for some work? Having trouble getting this baby to idle.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    Jeremy are you in our Facebook Group? facebook.com/groups/AustinAirCoolersVWGang if you email us I can put you in contact with someone who can help you VWLifeVW@gmail.com

  • rich merrill
    rich merrillთვის წინ

    Had a couple type threes.? I’m feeling this.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    👍

  • Der Papito
    Der Papitoთვის წინ

    Damn, this is sad. I grew up with my dad running a shop for aircooled veedubs in the ArkLaTex-Area and it was the best time ever. He closed down 20 years ago, this brings back a lot of memories. Enjoy your well deserved retirement.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    Thanks for the comment

  • Angel Dawn Morningstar
    Angel Dawn Morningstarთვის წინ

    Pretty sure that Heaven holds a special place for anyone who repairs Fahrvergnügen for nearly half a century 🤩 🤎🤎🤎🤎🤎🤎🤎🤎

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    this is true!

  • Macht Schnell
    Macht Schnellთვის წინ

    I met Kenny back in the 70s right after he started his shop and he was charging the ten dollars an hour labor rate. I think my girlfriend knew his wife if I remember correctly. I can't remember where his old shop was located before it moved out to 290 West. It is very sentimental to see him going out of business along with Bob Fernald of ZAP (Alfa Romeo) and DeGress motors who was the original importer of BMW and David - was it Bland - who imported Lotus? There was a whole era back in the late 60s and '70s of people who preferred these weird imported cars to all the American iron that was floating around. It was a great era to be alive back then and to be differentiated from the iron block V8 monstrosities that were roaming the highways with you. Best of luck to you Mr Hill. I hardly ever see an air-cooled VW on the road anymore either. The Alfas and BMWs from that age let alone the Lotus are way too expensive to drive daily if they're in any kind of shape at all.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    very cool thanks for sharing!

  • George Mckinney
    George Mckinneyთვის წინ

    As always great videos. Keep them coming. I forget what video it was but I think Jake had clothes pins on his fuel line? Something about vapor lock maybe? What do the do for it?

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    when the metal fuel line is right against the motor and laying it it, it tends to rattle. it can eventually cause the line to have a hole in it. so it help with that. also it keeps it space away from the hot motor. if that fuel line gets too hot the fuel vaporizes instead of flowing. so keeping it cool keeps it from vaporizing.

  • TiYUKiTV
    TiYUKiTVთვის წინ

    as a vw enthusiast im sad... but everyone have to move on. thanks for the 48 years of help sir. thats more than all my years of living😁👍🙏 love your channel guys. keep buggin. subbed.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    well said thanks!

  • wornoutshoes11
    wornoutshoes11თვის წინ

    man this is sad... goodluck sir.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    indeed

  • Mercmad
    Mercmadთვის წინ

    It's not only the USA where us oldies are feeling the change . Kenny describes a new hire being bamboozled by the carb and points.I have met qualified mechanics who fit that description... In fact one told me that all through his apprenticeship he mostly just changed oil and had zero idea of how a points ignition works. A lot of my mates are of a similar age ,including a guy who rebuilds elecronic modules fro newer cars and Djet units for me. He learned his electronics working on Sabre jets. (!) But for me the biggest change is the acceptance of government decrees enforcing masks.

  • Leon Thompson
    Leon Thompsonთვის წინ

    Have a blessed retirement!

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    indeed!

  • Francisco Martinez
    Francisco Martinezთვის წინ

    #savethevochos sad but happy that all those parts going to a good hands , thank you guys😗😗😗😗😗😗🤗🤗🤗🤗

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    that's right! thanks save them all

  • B.W.Fontaine
    B.W.Fontaineთვის წინ

    Well that just sucks...doesn't suck as bad as me sellin my 64 Notch because my now EX wife hated it, and that's cuz she hates ALL classic cars...even worse? Dude I sold it to let his 17yr idiot of a son drive it, who then went and totaled it when he was drunk drivin and smashed into a 71 Lincoln Continental....smmfh

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    ah man sad to hear!

  • Jason Green
    Jason Greenთვის წინ

    My 1974 super beetle is my daily driver. R & S Performance '"In Orlando FL""closed down in the past year or so. the owner "Scooter" was Taught to some extent by Gene Burg. he is selling everything as one. there are a lot of old vws hiding in the woods next to his shop

  • Jason Green

    Jason Green

    თვის წინ

    @VW Life gecold.info/down/eaBsvYfIdNDTedM/video.html

  • Jason Green

    Jason Green

    თვის წინ

    @VW Life vwdarrin and a few others have done video walkthroughs in the woods. But the problem is that last I heard he will not be parting out, he only wants to sell everything for one lump sum

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    wow you should see if you can score one! any split window buses?

  • hded06
    hded06თვის წინ

    I though u guys were snowed in? And all your water pipes froze? I was going to send some water bottles your way. By the looks of things u guys r doing good :)

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    Yes we are, it's bad! this video was filmed a month ago.

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    mauro martinsთვის წინ

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    VW Life

    თვის წინ

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  • Brett Foster
    Brett Fosterთვის წინ

    Use it or lose it. Drive them often. I have 63 panel 62 rag & 62 Baja .Enjoy you’re retirement!

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    that's right! post a picture of them on our facebook page - facebook.com/VWLifeVW/

  • 67herby
    67herbyთვის წინ

    I live in Monterey Park (Los Angeles) Cal and we lost our VW mechanic as well. Jim’s VW on Garvey blvd after 40+ years of being in business. Jim finally decided to retire which was well deserved. These vintage mechanics are getting older and retiring.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    indeed they are, makes you wonder what the future brings.

  • allen schmitz
    allen schmitzთვის წინ

    20 years ago the writing was on the wall...the 20th century cars are history and unsustainable on modern roads and interstate hwy.'s.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    yep

  • Airkooled Kustoms
    Airkooled Kustomsთვის წინ

    It's sad , I see this more and more every day

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    indeed indeed :( good thing you guys are saving them

  • Gotta Split
    Gotta Splitთვის წინ

    It's sad. The experts on these cars are getting older and leaving the business. I just hope some of their info gets passed down to the next generations. Someone should do a youtube series on some of the more complicated jobs these guys do. might be nice to have if there are no shops around in the future.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    yes hopefully all the knowledge isn't lost.

  • Keith Warren
    Keith Warrenთვის წინ

    I’d love to have a good case to build a high performance Sheree the motor for a type 1. Any chance one of those in the video is still available?

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    no we didn't grab and cases, and the shop is empty now.

  • Garry Turner
    Garry Turnerთვის წინ

    Have vw life never thought of going into the repair business for the general public, specially when you see so many businesses closing, surely must be a gap in the vw market !!!

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    the problem is the "business" side of it, taxes, insurance, rent all that stuff. who knows, maybe one day though.

  • Garry Turner
    Garry Turnerთვის წინ

    What a shame so many independent businesses are disappearing all over, these places are the golden nuggets. You end up having to go to main dealerships where your just a number and they charge you exuberant prices !!!

  • Garry Turner

    Garry Turner

    თვის წინ

    @VW Life yeah, unfortunately not very many independent/ private garages or mechanics now , its all one stop does all car showrooms / dealerships doing old and new side by side. Unless you can travel to another city or area.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    dealerships? for an aircooled vw? they don't take them here in Austin anymore but that's cool if they do in your area

  • Eugene Baroni
    Eugene Baroniთვის წინ

    It's always sad to see a business close. Hope Kenny is going to have a great retirement. Stay safe out there guys. Have a great weekend 😁

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    Thanks Eugene you too!

  • Gustavo Padilla
    Gustavo Padillaთვის წინ

    Now guys you fell my pain is cold in texas🤤

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    we are ready for it to end!!!

  • Paul Mrod 25
    Paul Mrod 25თვის წინ

    Happy for Kenny and his retirement. But it's sad to see that colorful blue Beetle sign come down. And what's the secret with your home GARAGE? Truck loads of parts keep going in and it doesn't fill up! My garage can't do that ...

  • Paul Mrod 25

    Paul Mrod 25

    თვის წინ

    @VW Life I'm looking for spares for my 1979 fuel injected Beetle engine: the Air Flow Meter and the Engine Control Module.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    yeah what you don't see it the stream out. Gary has been selling on the samba and locally.

  • Steve Visek
    Steve Visekთვის წინ

    One more thing that reminds me how old I am. Kenny and I are about 2 weeks apart in age. Where's the bearded wonder been hiding? Guys,, please build something again!

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    he had to miss the outing, but you'll see him in the new couple of episodes :)

  • James Dayman
    James Daymanთვის წინ

    Great video guys, sad to see another longtime VW company go. Nice looking Vanagon. Have a great weekend. Cheers

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    Thanks 👍

  • Taner Schurter
    Taner Schurterთვის წინ

    my local shop wont look at any classics with aftermarket carb.... said my timing was fine... issue was the after market carb...., turns out carb was fine timing was way out it was as 0 when it should have been 16-18, happened to have a friend who bought a house and found a timing light with a tach.

  • Taner Schurter

    Taner Schurter

    თვის წინ

    @VW Life they are the only ones that would even touch a classic VW for alignment.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    Might be a good idea to avoid that shop

  • Whitney Wilger
    Whitney Wilgerთვის წინ

    This one tugs at the heart strings. My mechanic down here is in his 70’s also. These guys are salt of the earth-I hope he has the best of times in retirement.

  • allen schmitz

    allen schmitz

    თვის წინ

    Mine died back in 2014..and so did his million dollar shop.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    so do we thanks!

  • Patrick Scribner
    Patrick Scribnerთვის წინ

    Congratulations on Mr. Hills retirement. Did he say if he drive an air cooler? If so, what? Another great video!

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    I think he has an oval, we didn't have a lot of time to talk to him. he was busy this day :) thanks Patrick!

  • Zubeir Moin
    Zubeir Moinთვის წინ

    A sad day. Feeling extremely sad sitting couple of thousand miles away. Pls convey my regards and thanks to Kenny for his service to Volkswagen community for nearly five decades.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    will do! maybe he'll read this comment :)

  • Rich Barschdorf
    Rich Barschdorfთვის წინ

    I’ve learned so much about mechanics when I bought my first VW bug 1962, it was 50 years ago and it was fun to work on at the same time learning, thanks guys. It’s sad Kenny’s closing his doors, but at the same time, he needs time for himself too.

  • allen schmitz

    allen schmitz

    თვის წინ

    my fist vw was a 1961 when I was 17...100$ in 1969.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    yes indeed Rich!

  • p stricko
    p strickoთვის წინ

    have a 75 beetle that i dont drive much after watching this i am going to drive it more life is to short have an 06 golf and 98 polo but the beetle is fun to drive, thanks vw life

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    Post a picture of it on our Facebook page! facebook.com/VWLifeVW/

  • Robert Parmenter
    Robert Parmenterთვის წინ

    Hope you guys are surviving the crazy weather we have been seeing on the news. Stay safe

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    Thanks Robert! Yeah things are pretty bad people without power sleeping in the cold people without water and running out of food and gas actually but hopefully things will start turning around and it's going to start melting

  • P24p1
    P24p1თვის წინ

    This reminds me of an older gentleman who used to be a VW mechanic back in the day. He's 87 years old and he just helped me recently rebuild the engine on my bus, these kinds of people are living legends!

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    They truly are! Post a picture of your VW on our Facebook page facebook.com/VWLifeVW/

  • Markku-Leif Sorensen-Hall
    Markku-Leif Sorensen-Hallთვის წინ

    Such sadness for Kenny. Great video guys. Been running bugs since 1973. Yeah. A lot has changed. Regards to Kenny. Stay safe and let us know you guys are OK in the cold weather. Markku-Leif / Norway!

  • Markku-Leif Sorensen-Hall

    Markku-Leif Sorensen-Hall

    თვის წინ

    @VW Life good luck and gp safe. X Thank heavens our cars don't have radiators!! Markku-Leif. Yellow Baja.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    Thanks we are okay but our state has been crippled. Broken pipes everywhere including houses and the City utility lines. Many still without power but hopefully we can get some sense of normalcy over the next week's

  • SUTTO
    SUTTOთვის წინ

    Wish that Vanagon had of followed you guys home, they are just fantastic cars to own.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    yeah that was was clean too!

  • Alan 1970
    Alan 1970თვის წინ

    bugger toeing the line and wearing masks

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    trying

  • Naomi P
    Naomi Pთვის წინ

    What a fabulous bloke Kenny would be to have a natter with... Did not believe he was 71. So sad to see lots of old timers shutting their shops of late and so much knowledge and skill lost. I do hope younger folk get in to the game after the pandemic when there's lots of empty units and owners with aircooled vehicles sat for a year during the various lockdowns want to go on road trips but are unable to fix. I was lucky enough to had my carbs tuned by a local racing legend (known in the 60s and 70s locally here) who was tinkering about on his IMP and the same age/ experience as Kenny. These are the true pros and I always feel happier leaving bug knowing she's in good hands rather than a general newly trained mechanic who has only seen an aircooled vw on youtube or in a book. May Kenny have a peaceful and enjoyable retirement in Colorado building and saving the occasional motor.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    Yep he still has a lot of energy I don't see him slowing down

  • crackpotts
    crackpottsთვის წინ

    Wow! weird to see that attic so bare!! Found a few treasures myself up there. :/

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    I can only imagine

  • JMD Outdoors
    JMD Outdoorsთვის წინ

    Great video guys. Thank you.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    Thanks!

  • Brent Goeres
    Brent Goeresთვის წინ

    the Vanagon has been deleted, was it sold?? ps I really enjoy your content and were hoping to make it out saturday, hope you guys will be there!!

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    Thanks Brent, not sure if Sat is going to happen yet. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for updates

  • ncautoman57
    ncautoman57თვის წინ

    Sad day for Kenny I am sure. Us older guy's are retiring and I for one can say I miss mechanic work. I worked as a import technician for 40 yrs. Our mind wants to keep going but our body say's different. The young guy's are going to have to step up and keep the older stuff going. I wish Kenny the best of life has to offer. Thanks for sharing this with us. You guy's made a great haul. Take care and stay safe.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    Thanks we appreciate it!

  • Joes rust buckets
    Joes rust bucketsთვის წინ

    So sad to see another VW shop closing, hope mr Hill has a great retirement, maybe now he will have real time on his hands to enjoy the love of VWs, in a more pleasurable way, great vid guys and thanks for keeping us updated on what’s happening in Texas. If it’s happening there then I’m shure this trend is replicating itself further afield, best wishes from Ireland. 🤙🇮🇪☘️😷☮️🙏

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    Thanks!

  • Jeremy Someone
    Jeremy Someoneთვის წინ

    Oooohhh. That tornado red vanagon. ❤️

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    Yeah!

  • Julius
    Juliusთვის წინ

    Playing the blues were appropriate when those iconic blue signs came down. Thank you guys for documenting that history.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    Glad to do it thanks for watching!

  • German Metalmania
    German Metalmaniaთვის წინ

    Glad to see those parts going to a good bunch of guys like you! Who says gold mines don’t exist!

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    Yes sir!

  • doris heisler
    doris heislerთვის წინ

    VW mechanics are retiring here in Canada too! I like the advice I drive mine all the time in the months when there’s no ice snow or salt on the roads!

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    Post a picture of it on our Facebook page! facebook.com/VWLifeVW/

  • phil mariage
    phil mariageთვის წინ

    In Hot Springs, AR we only have our club members to check with. There are no VW shops left. If I was younger (72 now) I'd open a shop and I am no real mechanic at all. Just work on my 4 VW's, but never afraid to dig into a problem. Thanks for your channel!!!!

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    Thanks Phil, having a can do attitude is always good thing

  • Dale Wyatt
    Dale Wyattთვის წინ

    Plug and play then throw away. That's where the world is now and it's sad. Texas is in the news here in Oz due to the weather and power outages. How happy would you be with a Tesla? NOT. Stay warm and safe.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    Thanks Dale! Yeah it's pretty bad

  • Tim White
    Tim Whiteთვის წინ

    Sad to see old shops close they know these vws.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    Indeed!

  • Christian McCollum
    Christian McCollumთვის წინ

    Damn, this is sad. Wish I had gone by last time I was down there. Sending VW love from Waxahachie, Texas.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    Thanks! He might read the comments

  • paschal dunne
    paschal dunneთვის წინ

    It's a. Shame ,and a lifetime of knowledge,enjoy your retirement

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    Indeed enjoy it!

  • Ira Forleiter
    Ira Forleiterთვის წინ

    So sad to see Austin losing its air-cooled VW shops. I guess I am pretty lucky to be in the Portland OR/Vancouver WA area - there are quite a few shops around here that work on air-cooled VW's and none seem to be in danger of closing - at least not yet. I was surprised to see you post this week - with all the horror stories of frigid temps and no electric all over Texas. If I had to skip a Thursday without a new episode of VW Life I would have gone through the DT's (well perhaps I exaggerate a bit). Thanks for another great video!

  • Ira Forleiter

    Ira Forleiter

    თვის წინ

    @VW Life Oh I support those shops - my bank account will attest to that!

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    thanks Ira! yes you are indeed lucky, make sure to support those shops. We filmed this video about a month ago so luckily we had something this week, and we have a few more in the can as they say. we like to have a cushion.

  • John Newcomb
    John Newcombთვის წინ

    So sad that he's closed, but like you guys said, "He has earned his retirement."

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    yes indeed he has! a long productive career

  • VWJAWBREAKER
    VWJAWBREAKERთვის წინ

    That sucks he’s closing his doors but awesome that he’s being able to retire. Sure hope someone soaks up as much as they can from him.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    yeah one can only hope!

  • Antonio Rivera
    Antonio Riveraთვის წინ

    Nice video guys it’s just sad to see a place to take your VW bug close down they are awesome cars to have 👍🏻hopefully you guys can save and restore as many VW bugs as you can keep up the good videos 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻stay safe guys

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    Hope so thanks Antonio!

  • FlyingTex
    FlyingTexთვის წინ

    so sad...we have lost all our places here also

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    yeah sad times :(

  • Kim Burke
    Kim Burkeთვის წინ

    Thanks for another great video VW Lifers! Meanwhile, hope you are all keeping safe over there. We have been seeing the news reports over here from Texas and it looks damned cold and now we see that thousands of Texans have to boil water and endure power outages. We have bushfires and you guys get winter storms. Cheers from Kim in Sydney.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    yeah it's a bad time, lots of busted pipes, people without electricity and water. and even food is getting hard to get. this weekend the melting begins!

  • Monster Rust
    Monster Rustთვის წინ

    And there goes another one who has a lot of knowledge I sure hope he passed on a lot of little tips and tricks to people we need that knowledge in the classic car community

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    yes one can only hope!

  • Mike Fn Garage
    Mike Fn Garageთვის წინ

    valve cover at 8:01 are legit. those fins that wrap around like that are there for a reason. they are more strong than the ones that the fins or on the surface. think they are real Scat.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    ah okay good to know!

  • Old German Steel
    Old German Steelთვის წინ

    Great job in a monster edit!

  • Old German Steel

    Old German Steel

    თვის წინ

    @VW Life I completely agree. All of these type videos are important for the community. Great job.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    Thanks! this one felt like we were capturing a piece of history

  • KSFWG
    KSFWGთვის წინ

    I just have to ask -- why in the world did you take only 1 trailer?? You should have taken 4 trailers!! lol Thanks for the video.

  • KSFWG

    KSFWG

    თვის წინ

    Ya'all need to seriously consider adding on or up on parts storage, or utilize some old, not running buses for storage. ;)

  • Chris Freemesser

    Chris Freemesser

    თვის წინ

    They should have bought the Vanagon, then they could have brought home even more parts! 😂 How much was he asking btw? Vanagons are as rare as hen's teeth up here in NY!

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    Well we can only handle so much!

  • Wade Lewis
    Wade Lewisთვის წინ

    Wow, thanks for sharing. Looks like all the great Volkswagen people of Austin are going to be in even bigger need of a good vw shop. Wish it wasn’t so far I seen lots of goodies I would loved to have. Keep up the great work we appreciate all y’all do. ✌🏻❤️VWLIFE

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    Thanks as always wade!

  • MoDOTvideo
    MoDOTvideoთვის წინ

    Sad news but seems like kenny had a great career. I mean you need to keep moving in life. Just to bad backyard basement mechanics have to relie on the web and not a smart person like kenny for help.

  • VW Life

    VW Life

    თვის წინ

    Exactly!

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