This site is my long form blog on my automotive interests, especially as they pertain to my love of vintage VW Beetles, specifically my 1979 1303 cabriolet Murbella and my 1972 1302 Żuczek Brzęczyszczykiewicz
I was out of Beetles for decades after my 71 Standard was towed away by the police in 1994 and in 2017 decided I wanted to get back into them.
I acquired Murbella, my 1979 Cabriolet survivor in July of 2017 and she will remain my stock survivor as long as I can keep her that way, upgrading only necessary components and maintaining the status quo as best I can.
Żuczek came about in wanting to make a Beetle completely my own, as well as have something to do that allowed me to get dirty and expand my skills.
Żuczek’s multi-year long restoration and modding (Żuczek 2025)) was put on hold in Spring 2020. I do not know if I will pursue this course of action or not know given the dollar and time investment, as well as the limitations of working in an old garage and driveway.
The goal for 2020 will be to get the new engine I build for him last year fully running and installed.
What is The Garage of Love™?
For over 30 years, the “of Love” suffix so to speak has been added to a variety of things in my life.
I’ve lived in multiple Houses of Love as well as Apartments of Love and The Garage of Love is the home of Murbella and Żuczek and my collective name I use for both my auto work as well as those things encompassing my ACVW world.
I can be found most nights out in the The Garage of Love doing this or that on one car or the other, often swearing up a storm of love at things that are not going as planned.
Everything I attempt to do on my cars, as well as what I share here on the blog and social media is the best efforts of a self-taught driveway mechanic who came to this at an older age as a means to not sit in front of computer analyzing spreadsheets.