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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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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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