Rusty ol' Bay
name is Ray and my journey into the
VW World started five going on six years
ago in the winter of 2015 when my dad
sent me a picture of this rusty ol'
Bay. My dad bought it, and a high-top,
for $500 and saved them both from being
towed to the junkyard! I flew to Arkansas
to start working on it.
can proudly say this was the first father/son
project where my dad let me do the vast
majority of the work, and without his
guidance, and assistance at times, instead
of 3 months it would have taken three
years, if ever! I headed across the
country, and ended up in California
for over a month and a half, slowly
making my way North. In the Spring of
2016, soon after moving to Portland,
Oregon, I came up with the idea to put
a photo booth in my Bus. That Fall,
two weeks before my first paid event,
disaster (at least for the bus) struck!
A brand new car slammed their brakes
on on the highway, and my bus slammed
into the back of them.
looking how to make the best of situations,
I put an ad on Craigslist a couple months
later looking for someone to paint my
Bus. I was fortunate enough to connect
with a professional muralist who was
looking for a creative outlet. Thus,
my precious Bus was reborn as Blueray.
I'm fortunate enough to now do Tours
of Portland in Blueray and my Airbnb
since saved two more Buses from ill-fates,
and am launching a COVID-Inspired Pivot
of a VW Bus Trailer Adventure Rental
this summer. Thanks for reading my VW
story and check out my Instagram
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