I have been restoring and tinkering with Beetles since I was 13 years old
(I am currently 53
). My families first two Beetles were
a 1965 and 1966 that my sister and I named "Black Herbie" and "White Herbie".
A few years later my dad purchased a different car for himself and let me tinker with
White Herbie. After working on him I told my parents that I wanted a different
bug to work on. They told me that we would have to sell White Herbie. With
that money they would buy me another Beetle that I could do whatever I wanted to
with. That is when Harvey
came into the picture, a 1968. I ended fixing Harvey up. Since I still
couldn't drive, I ended up selling
Harvey and purchased yet another Bug. This time a 1972 Super Beetle
As you may have noticed the trend had started. I ended up also selling Clyde, just to purchase another Beetle. When my sixteenth
birthday came I had bought and sold enough Bugs that I now had enough money
to build myself a nice Baja Bug. As high school went on I kept buying more
Bugs. Some I fixed and sold while others I parted out. At times there
were five to six Beetles sitting in our driveway.
After high school I continued to work on Beetles while going to college. At this
time I started restoring cars for other people that happen to see my work.
This income helped pay my way through school. Currently I own five Beetles and one
my 1969 convertible,
my baja bug,
Sunny and Herman, my 1967s,
my 1953 Oval and Lloyd (The newest member of the family) a 1957 bus. My
dad has a 1974 Super Beetle
and my sister has a 1974 Beetle. Over the years I would have to say that I have owned and/or restored
about 30 plus Beetles.
Below are some photos of other bugs I have owned and some other fun photos. Check
out the bug boat. Isn't that thing neat? Click on the thumbnail to see the