If you have been following my Instagram Stories at all, you will know that I recently confessed to having a problem with "bookmarking" classic VW Beetles on Instagram. It's very real and quite addicting. This addiction is my Dad's fault because, for as long as I can remember, Beetles have been in my life. My parents first and second cars were Beetles and once those cars were gone, my Dad's love for them remained and eventually I loved them too.
At 18 years old, when my friends were running around in hot hatches, I bought my own Beetle. You don't need to know anything about these cars to know one thing about mine - it was rotten. I loved it...but it had rust crumbling off every corner and wasn't reliable or easy on the wallet. I once broke down on a busy roundabout coming out of Aberdeen because the fuel gauge was telling me I had fuel when I definitely didn't. It eventually ended up in a scrap yard and my experience of owning a Beetle came to an end. Instead, my Dad and I attended VW car shows each year and dreamed of the cars we would like to have.
All these years later, we still take time out of May and come together to spend a day at Volksfling in Biggar. We admire the cars, talk about what we like and don't like, and take pictures as we go. It's a time where it is just the two of us and two passions we have always shared - Beetles and photography. Last year we even took my son who quite enjoyed seeing all the cars and got to sit in different ones thanks to the kind owners there.
It's a great show to go to, and it amazes me how you can go year on year and never see some of the cars twice. Here are a few of my favourites this year.