Seeing all the rad cars posted on Ello recently has inspired me to share my first car.
This beauty of a car, a 1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet, was gifted to me by my Aunt and Uncle for my 14th birthday--they thought I was turning 16.
I don’t know the mechanical specs of this car because, even though I’m a mechanics daughter, I don’t care…
What I do know is that this baby gained me some major cool points cruising up and down Main street in our small town with my hair blowing all over the place. You can see it driven in many 1980’s high school movies with a bad-ass chick behind the wheel. (Can’t Buy Me Love, License to Drive).
My dad added a new black top and my boyfriend (now husband @joy), epoxied a skull shift knob to the shifter. It’s a cute little darling and a tough little beast. We called her The Bean.
My dad now cruises The Bean around town because it is much more efficient—and arguably more badass—than his 1970 Royal Blue Bronco.