Friday, June 5, 2009

Beetle-mania !

For some reason I kept running into VW Beetles in the blogosphere today, first at Desi's place in South Africa, and then at Lynne's Décolleté in Canada, two most captivating blogs and hostesses. . . so please go check them both out promptly. There must be some kind of blue Beetle virus in the air today. So all of that prompted me to pull this photo out of the archives. I posted another one of this same Beetle quite a ways back, but from a different angle. Could it have been blue before the fire ?
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8 comments:

Steve said...

Perhaps an aging Meatloaf drove this poor vehicle straight out of hell...?

clo said...

modern art...!!!!:) bien vu... amitiés...

the watercats said...

It's not the car I'm concerned about.. what about the two tiny elf people walking past it! :-O

Driftwood & Turtles said...

Photo taken post hot wheels period perhaps?

louciao said...

Lesson learned: Never let a raccoon drive your turquoise VW beetle, no matter how many promises they may make to bring it back safe and sound.

Owen said...

Lynne, Ah, I should have guessed it was the raccoons again... ! They probably cause alot more mischief than anyone realizes... I can just see the whole darned lot of them out joy riding for hours one night, then the head bandit, with a bandana round his neck, casually tossing a lit cigarette in after his buddies doused it with gasoline... yup, I think you got it...

Driftwood, very "hot wheels", trial by fire, and the perpetrators had no doubt had played with Hot Wheels toys as kids. In fact, that may be them in the background, you know what they say about criminals returning to the scene of their crimes...

Watercats; that's just it, this was not, in fact, a real car, it was a midget car for elf size folks, and that is them indeed. Be careful with all that ragwort weed or whatever it was, sometimes too much of the pollen can cause visual distortions...

Clo, well here in France, 45000 cars a year get burned by arsonists, so I guess you could say it is modern "art" in a sense... not very artsy for the owners though.

Steve, perhaps, yes perhaps Meatloaf, and if not meatloaf, perhaps someone tried to grill some sausages in the back seat...

Wow, if Wikipedia can be believed, Bat Out of Hell would be one of the five all time top selling albums, still selling 200,000 copies annually. And I hadn't realized either that he played "Bob" in "Fight Club"... I am so slow sometimes...

Adrian LaRoque said...

This one is a memory!

mythopolis said...

I hate to see this photo, even though the shot is good, and so was the other one. I am mid-restoration on a '72 Super beetle convertible. I drove it 2 decades, drove it into the ground. All across the U.S and down into deep Mexico. It sat 10 years in a field with a blown motor. Finally getting around to fixing it. It currently has a zero-miles new stock motor (thanks to Volkswagon of Brazil)...now, it's all body work, etc. I am thinking the one you show here is pre-66. The tubular bumper is the clue there. Thanks for showing it, The beetle rocks!