If you intend on joining us for Kubel Treffen Things West 2017, please enter you information and intent to participate on the this org chart so we can begin to prepare for the event:
Name change for Kubel Treffen West & East:
Because the Porsche Club Of America has a trademark on the word "Treffen" going back to the early 80's we are not legally allowed to use any phrase with this word. Being they have contacted us and enforced their Trademark # 1249324, our show will henceforth be called Things West. There will also be a change to the show in the East; to Things East. Guess we won't invite Porsche's.

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Another Great resource kubeltreffen181.com
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German Bucket List:  http://www.kuebel-klub.de/content.php?mobil=0&item=30106

Links to 181 Data:

Vintage Promotional Materials:

Great 181 Magazines from the past: (click on date in table to see pdf files)

Type 181 Registry:
 Winter Fall 

 1991 Winter Spring Summer Fall
 1992 Winter Spring Summer Fall
 1993 SpringSummerAug-Sept

VW Thing Association of America:
*VW-Thing-Assn_Zine_No.1-3 from March, May & July 1989
 *March of 1994 name changes to "The Real Thing"
The Real Thing:
 1994 March JulyNov.Dec.
 MayOct. Dec.
 1997 June  Oct.  Dec.
 1998 Aug. Oct. Nov. Dec.
 1999 April Sept. Nov. Dec.
 20001st Qtr.
2nd Qrt.
3rd Qrt.

Thing Stuff:
 1995 July20
 Sept. Oct. Nov. 
 1996 Jan. Feb. April May  June
 1996 July Aug. Sept. Oct. Dec.
 2005Winter(name change)
Great Thanks for 15 years of dedication to the Editor David Campbell!

A progression of the Thing Registry and West Coast groups / Pacific Northwest
181 Magazine: (name changes from Thing Stuff to 181 Magazine)
 2008SpringSummerFallWinter ?
Thanks to Philip for taking over the last few years!
*end of the trail - Do you have more? I would like to add them.

N.A.T.O. "National Alliance of Thing Owners"
 *After November 1996 name is changed to N.E. Thing
N.E. Thing: (Official Newsletter of the Northest VW Thing Association)
 1996     Dec.
Aug/Oct Dec.
 2000Jan.MayJuneAug. Dec.
 2002Feb.  June   

 181 Magazine: (Michael's Art Shop)
1996 Feb. Sept. Dec. 
 1997 March June Sept. Dec.
 1998 March June Sept. Dec.
 1999 March June Sept. Dec.
 2000 March June Sept. Dec.
 2001  June Sept. 
 2002    Dec.

A note on items above. Dates that are filled in are in my current possession. Blue hyperlinks will appear as time allows for scanning of archive. If you have items that I am missing and would like to help fill out this public 181 archive, please contact me. A great thanks to all that have contributed.

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Magazines from the past:

Enjoy and please feel free to download all of these if you wish. Here is a link to the Samba about this archive project.

Thread on the Samba Forum:   http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=343863 

Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces) Maintenance and Service manuals for Type 181-In German

  1. Manual-1
  2. Manual-2
  3. Manual-3
  4. Manual-4

Please note that I have made an attempt to contact all the 181 Volks that were responsible for these great magazines in the day. If you know them please let them know and find out if they mind.

Any feedback can be sent to me directly.

This page is strictly for fun and I intended no malice, disrespect to ill intent to anyone.


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This page last updated May 2017