West Coast Memories

'73 Riviera

The New York Times has a great article chronicling the writer’s present day travels along the California coast in a 1973 Volkswagen camper. The model appears to be a Riviera, a rental from an Orange county surf company owned by Bill Staggs called Vintage Surfari Wagons. This reminds me of the trip I took through Oregon in my dad’s ’73 Westfalia back in 1990. The picture sums it up, you’re right there on the beach in your cottage on wheels that drives like a car. Prices don’t seem to have changed much, I remember paying 20 dollars for an RV spot right near the surf. The place had full hook ups, but I didn’t really need them as the van I was driving didn’t have a 110 plug in. There really seems to be renewed interest in VW campers, my blog has had over 7,000 hits and counting.

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One Comment on “West Coast Memories”

  1. Brett Says:

    That bus is named Rell. We rented it in April of 2006. It’s a westy with a Riviera top. Totally restored. That experience lead us to buy Big Blue.

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