My parents bought a White '61 Beetle as a year-old used car for my mom; she only ran out of gas once. I learned to drive in that car. They traded that in for a new '66 Beetle in Sea Sand which, eventually, was passed down to me; my first VW. A few cars later, I bought a red '61 Porsche roadster. As far as Air-Cooled, next came a Burgundy, 2-door, Corvair and then another '66 Beetle in Bahama Blue. This was later painted a Ford metallic sort of Teal color after I had an accident. This became my "Hot Rod" VW with a Holley 2 bbl. Bug Spray carb. and intake manifold, Mallory dual-point distributor, extractor header/muffler, Chevy 14" chrome reversed wheels on the back, and a first-run copper-colored, wood knob Hurst shifter. Oh yeah, and an 8 track player in the glove box. My next VW didn't come until I bought a new Silver '02 GTI. Which brings me to the Savanna Beige '67 Beetle I bought a couple of months ago. I'm the second owner after it was restored by Chris Vallone (Classic VW Bugs) about four years ago. I wanted something already restored because I don't have a garage to work in; I wanted to be able to drive it and not have worries about rust, etc.
Lots of other cars mixed in there: Red '56 Ford Crown Victoria, '69 Indy 500 Camaro convertible, '70 GTO, '07 Honda S2000, '09 Chevy HHR Panel (still own the last two, wish I still had the others). I grew up in Clark, NJ Exit 135 and now live at Exit 36. I'm a retired teacher and play bass in my spare time (I prefer the Blues). I have an ex-wife in Florida, a daughter (Kim) and granddaughter (Emily) here in town, and a son (Scott) in San Diego. Last November, I took a train to Portland, OR where Scott flew up to meet me and we rented a car and took a week to drive back to San Diego along the Pacific Coast Highway. Spectacular!
That's me, on the left in the Fedora.
One of the first things I did was add the Nardi 'wheel.