Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Rare bug : the VW Beetle Red Rock edition

Found in downtown Fort Lauderdale: the 2010 Volkswagen Beetle Red Rock edition.  What makes it a special edition is the color, which has a brownish-reddish tint, almost like an autumn-orange.

But the color looks different, depending on the lighting (or how dirty the car is.)  It reminds me an orange Jelly Bean with four wheels.

The German car maker reportedly only produced 750 of sweet potato-colored bugs in the US for that model year. This version also has a black sunroof and interior.

So if you see one of these Red Rockers in your city, take notice because there are only 749 others on the road. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Classic Bug

I've seen this classic Volkswagen Beetle during my lunchtime travels in Fort Lauderdale. The car stops me in my tracks and I had to take some photos. It's been parked in front of a home in the Victoria Park neighborhood off  NE 15th Ave and NE Sixth Street. The plates say Alabama, '66, Heart of Dixie.

The Bug strikes me as car art, something to marvel at during my commutes.

If this is your car, feel free to contact me. I'd love to know the year and the story behind it.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Fort Lauderdale's crazy rat rod

This car turns people's heads in South Florida so much that people stop and shoot the car with their smartphones and then upload the footage on Youtube.  Here's my Sun Sentinel story on the online fame that follows this customized 1949 Ford which looks like something that rolled out of one of those Mel Gibson Mad Max movies.