My first introduction to Timm was about a normal as any other email exchange. As he mentions below, we first connected via Twitter. We have a similar background, both professional work and upbringing. We’re also both very passionate about these old air-cooled gems. I’m happy to call Timm a good friend, in spite of the fact he stalked my ’67 on 580 in the pouring rain. Some things are just meant to be.
Timm, tell me a little about yourself, your background and how you got into vintage Volkswagen Beetles?
I was born in Northridge, CA in 1958. My Dad owned a ’58 Beetle at the time. Our family of five took many trips all over the West Coast in that bug. Since I was the youngest, I rode in the back package tray area. Safety first!! My Dad was a preacher and needed a bus to transport people to Sunday school so he then bought a VW Bus. Oh, my Mom was so pleased! She still talks about having to ride around in that Bus. I don’t have the heart to let her know that “The Bus” we had is now worth more than any new car she has ever owned. So that was my early years with Volkswagens.