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The Eternal Struggle: Volkswagen Transporters vs. Waldo Grade

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

If you’re crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, you’re most likely going to encounter the famous Waldo Grade in the Marin County Headlands – it’s like the Tejon Pass (Grapevine Pass) of Northern California. 

And going back to the 1950′s, a fixture on the Waldo Grade has been the Volkswagen Transporter (aka Microbus, aka Type 2) going about 30 miles per hour, straining to gain altitude in the slow lane, and getting passed by BMW’s and Mercedes Benzeses going more than twice as fast.  

The license plate of this Lemon Meringue T2 reads ”I pass no one.” (IPASNO1). How apropro-priate! Click to expand:

VW passengers should have plenty of time to peruse the CalTrans District 4 Activity Book, learning more about Northern California’s highway and byways…