It’s been a LONG time since I used a Beetle as a daily driver. It was since the mid-80s to be exact. My trip to work now is nearly 30 miles each way and 70% of it is highway. It was quite a drive taking this to work today. 65MPH is a bit of a push for these, at least based on the noise level, along with that light front end feeling in the steering wheel. I guess I’m just more conditioned to modern day cars where 65MPH feels like you’re barely moving, and it takes only a single finger to keep the car on course.
Back then, I owned a ’73 Super that not only had been my dally driver, but had taken me from Texas to Pennsylvania and back, then to Georgia, then to Pennsylvania again, all in a span of one year… and I loved every minute of it!
This ’73 standard Beetle made it to work today, probably under scrutiny from some of my fellow commuters on the road rushing to work, or perhaps maybe even with a little bit of admiration from other drivers.
Either way, it was a fun commute, and this picture proves that it was able to make the trip.
Now I sit at work, wondering how many carpooling commuters are punching each other in the shoulder as they pass this timid little vehicle in the parking garage.