Classic VW Bugs — Chris Vallone

Chris, tell me a little about yourself, your background and how you got into restoring Volkswagen Beetles?

I grew up in NY my whole life in the Hudson Valley just above NYC. Ever since I was a kid I was fascinated with art, animation, cartooning, and cinema.  So since grade school I wanted to be in Cinema. When I got to studying art in college, I wanted to be the artist with a Bug. In my school I would have been the only guy with one, what a way to stand out I thought. I knew nothing about cars, nadda! I was lucky I knew how to put gas in. Plus it was going to be my first time I bought a car on my own.