hard to not fall in love with a bug

Best Bug

Although I love VW buses, I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for VW Beetles as well. As a kid, my first happy automotive memories were made in my Dad’s VW camper. However, the first air-cooled VW I ever owned myself, was a classic VW Beetle!

still miss my old super solid 1960 RHD golde ragtop Beetle
still miss my old super solid 1960 RHD golde ragtop Beetle

Ragtop Beetle

I’ve now had three in total, but by far, my favourite Beetle ever was a super solid, mostly original paint RHD 1960 Golde Ragtop bug 🙂 Unfortunately, I ended up selling this to help fund a 23 Window samba resto at the time. Wish I hadn’t, as I really, really loved that bug! 🙁

love bug mug
love bug mug

Love bug

I’ve been recently laid up with some seasonal bug (no pun intended!) and it got me thinking that I’ve done lots of bus illustrations, but never any early Beetles. Time to put that right whilst I had some time on my hands…

old skool cool tshirt
old skool cool tshirt

With the forthcoming road trip to Hessisch Oldendorf in Germany coming up soon, I’m really looking forward to seeing some early vintage Beetles. I guess this in part inspired me to do some drawings!

think small collection of vintage split window Beetles
think small collection of vintage split window Beetles

Think small

The beautiful simplicity of the design! I love the way you get the happy V shape line at the front of the car and the W shape line at the back, iconic branding at its best! Available in a bugtastic range of classic period colours!

a bugtastic collection of vintage split window Beetles
a bugtastic collection of vintage split window Beetles

Hope you like the new designs/illustrations? I’ve made them all available on my Society 6 page as a range of gallery quality Giclée art prints, t-shirts, hoodies, mugs etc. or along with my other t-shirts for sale here.

wunderbar mug
Wunderbar mug

Wunderbar

Any money raised from sales will go towards the next road trip, so feel free to spread the word or even treat yourself – many thanks! 🙂

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