Volkswagens and Counting
did you get into VWs? When I
was 15 and looking for a car to buy,
I knew I wanted something old. I had
seen some Volksrods in a magazine which
made me start looking for a Beetle.
I ended up finding my '69 Baja (still
have it) a couple miles away and have
been obsessed ever since.
are some of your VW memories? Daily
driving my Baja at 16 was always an
adventure. A friend and me also took
it down to Panama City Beach when we
were 16 and had an amazing time cruising
the strip in it.
did you find your first VW and how much
did you pay for it? I found
my first VW on Autotrader just a couple
miles from my house. Paid $1,700 for
it when I was 15 with my own money.
have you done to your VWs? The
list would be shorter of the things
I haven't done to them.
future plans for your VWs? Future
plans for my Baja will be to take it
down to bare metal and completely redo
it. I've been spoiled now with my '67
"Murder Bug" having a 2332cc,
so I'll be going with a similar size
with a turbo in my Baja.
you owned any other VWs? I've
now had 50 air cooled VWs. I currently
have my '69 Baja, 2 '67 Beetles, '64
Beetle, '58 Beetle, and a '70 Bus.
your family been supportive of your
passion? My family has been
very supportive of my VW obsession.
My wife has been with my from the very
first one, so she knew what she was
hear your son has been bitten by "The
Bug" My son also loves
VWs. I have made him a mini version
of my '64 Beetle, '67 Beetle, '69 Baja,
and my Bus. He also has a custom wagon
with various VW parts on it to make
a realistic looking engine.
would be your ultimate VW to own and
why? I have had Type 1, 2, 3,
and 4 VWs. My favorite is the Beetle.
The earliest Beetle I've had was '56
which is an Oval Window. I've never
had a Split Window but I've been wanting
one for a while. I love the styling
on the earlier Beetles.
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