This Month's Feature VW
 

50 Volkswagens and Counting

How 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.

What 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.

How 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.

What have you done to your VWs? The list would be shorter of the things I haven't done to them.

Any 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.

Have 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.

Has 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 getting into.

I 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.

What 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.

Troy Rivers

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