Category Archives: Hotel Colorado bus

On the Tom Tom trail

I hope to have some more ‘Bedpans & Bobby Socks’ news to report soon, but in the meantime, I’ve been hearing from our friend Michael Chazot, owner of Tom Tom – otherwise known as the Hotel Colorado Welcome Wagon – … Continue reading

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Volksworld – a day to remember

The story came full circle on Saturday March 29th when Gwenda, Pat and Molly were reunited with the Hotel Colorado Welcome Wagon, albeit a long way from their first meeting place in the American West. It brought back many memories … Continue reading

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Last call for the Welcome Wagon!

A final reminder that we are attending the Volksworld Show at Sandown Park this coming Saturday (March 29th), where Gwenda, Pat and Molly are being reunited with the Hotel Colorado bus, a link with the happy days they spent working … Continue reading

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Flatus goes to Volksworld

We certainly never expected to find ourselves giving a talk at a car show, but that is what is going to happen at the Volksworld Show later this month. Gwenda, in particular, has done her share of speaking to Mothers’ … Continue reading

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Welcome, the Wagon!

The Volkswagen bus that tootled back into our lives a year ago will be setting off on another journey at the end of next month when it travels from its new home close to the French/Swiss border all the way … Continue reading

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Molly meets an old friend

I have a feeling the story of the Hotel Colorado Volkswagen bus is just going to keep on rolling … Molly, who has been on holiday in Geneva with her husband, David, visiting their son, also David, was relating the … Continue reading

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A painted wagon

The clock has rolled back 55 years. A Volkswagen Barndoor Samba with¬† bright new paintwork and the words ‘Welcome Wagon – Hotel Colorado’ adorning its sides, is now attracting jealous glances on French roads. The bus is a long way … Continue reading

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The Volkswagen saga rolls on

Since my post about the Hotel Colorado’s Volkswagen turning up after all these years, I have learnt that the van is a particularly rare model, manufactured in the early 1950s and known as a Barndoor Samba.¬† According to new owner, … Continue reading

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Painting their wagon

I’ve often thought how amazing it would be if Flatus, the girls’ trusty old Ford, turned out to be around still – perhaps stumbled upon in someone’s garage by the men on ‘American Pickers’, the programme that finds ‘treasure’ in … Continue reading

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