As I mentioned from a past article, Chris Vallone and I first met back at the So Cal Vintage VW Treffen Show. We often laugh about how our backgrounds in design and love for vintage VWs are so similar. We seem to be on the phone weekly regarding these old cars.
The above video is a feature about his New York based vintage VW restoration business, Classic VW Bugs.
Here’s a photo of us at the So Cal Vintage VW Treffen. I was sunburned by a few hundred 100% stock, early VWs.
“VWs hold a special place in many people’s hearts. The curvy body, friendly horns, airtight construction (remember slamming the door with the windows up?) and vinyl seats just got under people’s skin. They even had a distinctive smell on hot days from horse hair-stuffed seats, and that cheerful tailpipe chirp was as much a part of the soundtrack of the ’60s as any psychedelic band. Beetles began production in Germany in 1938, and the last one rolled off a Mexican assembly line in 2003. By that time, 21.5 million had been made.”