All Humans Are Welcome Here!

Category : Vanagon

In October 2013 I bought a 1983 water-cooled Westfalia and named him Chief Pete.

Chief Pete goes almost everywhere with me because he’s my home.

Concerned about the future of Chief Pete? Help him out with some GoBucks! GoWesty has quite a few parts we always want/need, but can never quite afford at the moment.

Fridge Out

Home sweet home. (Pretty much the first thing I did when I bought the van was remove the fridge for more cupboard space. Then the next thing I did was drop it. Some of the panel broke. I was horrified. Then I gave it away for free. I had a lot to learn!)

Chief Pete

…and then there’s my new home, a 1983.5 Volkswagen Vanagon… This is a photograph of the moment my van got its name “Chief Pete.” There’s my best friend Peter reflected in the paint, wrapped in a Pendleton Chief Joseph blanket. Not much more complicated than that.