My friend and sharp-eyed Poppy Blog habitue, James T, knows a VW "Kombi" when he sees one.
"Seth... I see in PVV you had a VW Combi back in the 60s. Well this "Kombi" (so called because it was actually a flat bed pick up when the sides and tail gate are folded down) belongs to the guy that did the tilework in our bathroom. Caught it in dappled light under our live oak in front of the barn. Once you spot one of these oddballs, you start to see them all over town. Popular among tradespeople, former hippies, and VW collectors."