I still pinch myself every time I get to drive this car. After looking nonstop for almost two decades my first VW is back with me. The car took a bit of a slumber in a storage locker in west Texas, and the second picture is exactly as I found it. It cleaned up nicely and everything is exactly as I remember it being. I put that vvwca decal on the windshield when I was 12, and it’s still there to this day. Aside from completely freshening up the mechanicals and adding the original Airport VW of Honolulu frames (matching pair-originally sold there new) all I’ve done is clean it up and catch up on 20 years of lost time. I encourage everyone to try and track down your first car again. You might be surprised that it’s still around! #vw#volkswagen#1966vw#oldbug#vintagevw#myfirstcar#vwheritage#volkswagens#vwsofinstagram#pigalleeditionbeetle#airportvw#honolulu#volkswagenbeetle#originalpaint#drivetastefully#vwbeetle
It’s hard not to smile when I look in the empty backseat of this car and “see” my younger self peering out that quarter window on my way to middle school. This 66 Bug and I have been through a lot together but somehow the universe has kept us connected and brought us back together a couple years ago through a crazy twist of fate. This isn’t a car to me. It’s a family member in the truest sense of the word. I know DeLoreans are usually the weapon of choice for time travel, but today it will be this Volkswagen. You can cash me back in 1989 all day today as a young car nerd laughing his head off at what a fun car this is. Howbow dat? #timetravelisreal#1966vw#stillgotmyfirstcar#vw#volkswagen#oldbug#thebugmovie#carpeviam#seizetheroad#vintagevw#oldvwsneverdie Snazzy Porsche threads brought to you by @carpegear !