This July will make it exactly three years since the iconic VW Beetle came to the end of its production road in Mexico, which was a shame for many fans, as this classic car, had no doubt become a favourite for many – a little Herbie that so many of us loved and cherished! But with bigger cars, SUV’s and now electric cars it has become an iconic vintage car, loved by some and indeed hated by others and let’s be honest the new Beetle designs never really hit the spot.
It is so interesting though, how people can become attached to a car and how some cars, like the Beetle, really do seem to have a little character of their own that truly does speak to people. These cars can of course be a hugely important part of our lives, from the simplicity of basically getting us from A to B, to the extremes of classic cars, being celebrated and respected in their own right as classic, also as well-travelled and reliable cars, who can take us on our travels across Europe and indeed around the world – trustworthy little friends coming along on our adventures!
‘The Beetles Live in Peru’ collection of shots embraces these little cars in all their glory. Originally designed by Porsche in 1934, the car finally rolled out under Hitler’s orders in 1938. Nearly a quarter of all Beetles were made in South America, mostly in Brazil and Mexico. However, with less money and more of a make do and mend attitude you still see many of them on the continent. They stopped making the Beetle there in 2003, but this gallery of these timeless cars is just from the streets of Peru.
Beetle Bug rallies take place across the world with fans gathering from near and afar, just loving these little guys! From massive rally events to classic shows at country houses, it would seem the love for this little car is still strong and as the summer rolls on the Beetle-Juiced Festival draws in the crowds with music, fairgrounds, stunts, food and cars – these little Beetles will no doubt just love it and be smiling right across their bonnets!