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Beautiful Beetle

By ChiliMan
Hi again, people Smile

Iíve just caught up on some pfs and thought Iíd do another upload before I continued.

I gotta say that itís really good to be back here after so long. If thereís any place to get the photographic engine running again, itís here. I regret not getting back here sooner.

Now this here upload is something I took a while back at the Singapore Zoo carpark. Only today did I process the two images. Iíve been meaning to share these with you all for a while now and I just noticed that the original shots were taken on the 23rd of August 2008! *gasp*

I love old Beetles, especially those on whom much care and love have been showered. This baby was in AWESOME condition. And from the tail lights, it looks pretty old.

My dad had a Beetle when my bro and I were wee nippers. We used to climb up it and sit on the roofrack. My mum had a Mini at the time which Iím sure was lower than the Beetle but we never climbed it. Maybe itís Ďcos it didnít resemble a hillock?

A Smile

Tags: Photo journalism Car Vintage Old Beetle Retro Auto Automobile Volkswagen Yesteryear

Voters: mrswoolybill, helenlinda, Lillian and 24 more


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mrswoolybill Plus
9 927 1463 United Kingdom
25 May 2011 9:08PM
All those curves, and reflections too...
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helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
25 May 2011 9:21PM
Good to see you back - yes this certainly is in good condition Smile
Helen
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
25 May 2011 9:33PM
Sure is well cared for and so polished,
going for V1 as ..well cause I can!Grin
I like it that's why
Lillian
baclark 7 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
25 May 2011 10:18PM
Wonderfully sensous shape these old beetles have. The paintwork has rich depth to it and I mean in colour and the amount of paint on it! You can see it's a classic and a well cared for one too. Cracking pair of captures. So glad that you are back! Hope all are well?
Barbara
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
25 May 2011 10:26PM
Aren't those reflextions of the tree branches just so lovely, draped delicately across the curves of one of my top favourite cars? Well, given that my first ever own car was an old but very road-worthy navy blue 1200cc Beetle, followed by the "Yellow Pearl" as all my friends called it, a brand new 1300cc version, I was always going to love these images! A vehicle in tip-top condition from your images. Still have a dream of owning one again but not great for climbing steep roads in snow and ice around here!

Ann
25 May 2011 10:27PM
What a little beauty. Not a mark that shouldn't be anywhere. Excellent shots...........Sandy
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
25 May 2011 10:30PM
such friendly vehicles everyone waves when you drive one.....Wink
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
25 May 2011 10:41PM
it looks very shiny and loved.lesley
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
25 May 2011 11:40PM
two belters cracking light and colour wonderful detail v1 for me today a corker nice one Wink
andy
taggart Plus
11 46 12 United States
26 May 2011 2:10AM
Love the shadows on this beetle!
Jennnn
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
26 May 2011 5:52AM
Someone certainly loves this baby, Andrew, what immaculate condition it is in! Very well captured. Carol
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 67 United Kingdom
26 May 2011 7:37AM
Now that is the kind of beetle I really appreciate, rather than those black things that hide under the junk pile in my garage Smile And it's an oldie, too, with the oval rear window, though not quite as old as the split rear window model common in my distant youth (ahem ahem . . .) Pleased to note that the chimpanzee in the b/g also appreciates it Smile
Perfect rendition of this beauty, Andrew. I could just reach out and touch it.
Bill
26 May 2011 9:04AM
Two cracking shots of this old beetle, Andrew, both very well captured.
Good to see you back on the site.
Roy
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
26 May 2011 11:17AM
This is obviously well loved and highly polished! An excellent pair of images with plenty of reflections, just lovely! My dad had VW Beetles when we were children too, and it always amused us when other Beetle drivers waved at us as we drove past!!
Carol
26 May 2011 1:38PM
Good to see you again !
What a beauty this one is ... love the reflections as well V2 gets my vote ...
my yellow blobs were the flowers
Regards Barbs
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
26 May 2011 2:51PM
This Bettle is well loved and is in beautiful condition. Love the shiny surfaces. 2 excellent capture.

Good to see you back andrew,
regards
Yung
thorn 12 124 2 Scotland
26 May 2011 3:53PM
lovely reflections and make me think of when i was much younger......memories.
RobinF 9 83 1 England
26 May 2011 7:10PM
Don't you just luv 'em! VW Beetles I Mean! This is a great capture Andrew - love it!
kind regards,
Robin
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
26 May 2011 7:53PM
It appears to be in a very good condition.

Ken
sable 8 9 7 England
26 May 2011 8:20PM
Hi Andrew - Long time no contact!!( I too have not been spending too much time on EPZ lately) hope you are OK these are two super images I just love them - great reflections = beautiful colours - kindest regards Elizabeth xx
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
26 May 2011 8:48PM
Two fine shots of this vintage motorcar, they are such iconic vehicles
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
27 May 2011 9:12AM
pin sharp and in good condition. Good to see you back Andrew
Dennis
bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
27 May 2011 1:55PM
beautiful indeed
Brilane 10 5 12 Wales
27 May 2011 2:22PM
Certainly looks like a vintage car, in good condition, and nicely photographed. As Carol has just told you I've had a couple of Beetles in the past. The first one I owned had 'semaphore' indicators, no petrol gauge but the petrol tank had an extra depression in the bottom, which was laughingly called a reserve tank, so when the engine started to splutter there was a lever down by the clutch pedal, that when kicked over, with the foot, gave another gallon of petrol, that was in the 'reserve tank', which was, hopefully, plenty to get the car to a petrol station.
Just another bit of useless info, Andrew. lol.
Brian

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