Throwback Thursday – 1970s VW Beach Beetles

70s vw beetles
For the past three years, I haven’t been behind the wheel of a car. Having moved back to London after spending my late teen years in America, my need for a car became virtually non-existant (TFL, I HATE YOU. But I couldn’t live without you, xoxo).

The strange thing is, I love driving. My last car – a Volkswagen Beetle – had a lot to contribute to my love of driving. Next to a hot pink Lamborghini, it was my childhood dream. When I stumbled on these shots of a VW Beetle takeover on Copacabana Beach in the 1970s, I became rather motor-broody. As the 1972 Volkswagen commercial so infamously demonstrated, the Type 1 Beetle could float on water thanks to its sealed floor pans and tight construction, quickly making it a hippie/surfing icon.

Time to figure out how to justify a new car…

70s vw beetles
70s vw beetles