If you’ve read my posts at my Facebook Super Beetles page you’ll no doubt have come across my stupid posts when I get excited about seeing a Beetle in the back of a scene on a television episode.
Hell, it actually also translates to when I see one in public.
Matt will get so pissed when we are driving and I’ll jokingly gasp extremely loudly if I just even see the sweet sweet curves of a Type 1. Hell, I get excited at Type 2’s as well, just less so.
Now I watch a lot of, for lack of a better phrase, “automotive television” and much to my frequent sadness so much of it tends to focus on the 60’s and early 70’s era American muscle car, with a smattering of other unique things thrown in from time to time. I’ve learned to just accept this and learn what I can from the shows I watch.
This is my original contribution to the vintage VW Beetle community in the vein of the NSFW MrSkin.com, or as Mr. Skin says… “Fast forwarding to the good parts!”
I present to you yesterday’s Wait! Did You See That? moment!
In the “Veruca Violet” Season 5 Episode 11 of Bitchin’ Rides we had a glimpse of a Beetle as metal work was being done on the 1963 Corvette.
Since these shows have multiple cars in different states of restoration at a given time, the editing for an aired episode can seem a bit odd, especially since you’ll see an episode with a finished car and then weeks later see another episode focusing on another car but then see the earlier car in a different state of repair/restoration. It is the nature of the content and broadcasting beast.
This is the Beetle from Season 5 Episode 3 “The Little Sister” that was the amazingly restomodded to match a quite frankly brilliant Type 2 done in a previous season. It looks like they hadn’t even started on the deconstruction at this time as the car seems whole.
One non-VW hightlight of this episode is the C2 63 Corvette restomod. Let’s just say that the “Veruca Violet” title comes from the custom blue paint that the Corvette is done in and it is one of the most beautiful cars I think I’ve seen them restore. I’m partial to pre-74 C3 Stingray Corvette’s since those were around when I was a kid but I could spend some quality time with this one.