Early 1966 Volkswagen Beetle
"The Volkswagen Beetle, officially called the Volkswagen Type 1 (or informally the Volkswagen Bug), is an economy car produced by the German auto maker Volkswagen (VW) from 1938 until 2003. The car was conceived by Adolf Hitler when he was leader of Nazi Germany and wanted a cheap, simple car; he contracted Porsche in 1934 to design and build it to his exacting standards. Ferdinand Porsche and his team took until 1938 to finalise the design. The Beetle is the longest-running and most-manufactured car of a single design platform, worldwide."
When we went to Scandinavia in 1976 we drove through Germany. My four years old son was very excited because of all the Volkswagens he saw. He continually shouted:"Mum, dad, there's again a Beetle !"He was angry that we didn't look surprised that there were so many Volkswagens on the road.
In 2005 my daughter, her children and I were in New Zealand, where my then three years old grandson was very much interested in VW Beetles, because of the Herbie movies. He called them Herbie cars. There happened to be several of them in NZ at that time .
So the Beetle played a significant role in our lives.
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