I’m a twenty something college student who out of a tragic situation have managed to stumble upon a new passion. My dad passed away a few years ago, immediately after I graduated from high school. Things in life quickly went downhill from there and one of those areas in which I was struggling was transportation. My dad was a VW man and in high school I HATED his Little Yellow Bug. However, once he got sick and after he passed away I was found myself drawn to the Little Bug. Immediately after he died though it did too and it took longer then desirable to get it running again. Summer of 2012 though I finally got her running. After sitting so long she still needs lots of work, and even though I grew up around VW I don’t really know what I’m doing. I’m learning though and everyday I fall a little bit more in love with my Little Bug.

Daddy and I


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  1. Nura Sultan says:

    Hey there Miss Elaine. I stumbled across your blog while searching for some sites about classic beetle. And omg I am so glad I bumped into yours. Right now I am so in love and hooked to your blog ! Coincidently, your experience is exactly like, my dad has two of them. And one of it was his first car till now and I used to be so embarrassed when I was little and I would always tell him to park his car further away from school. And he would just ignore me and proudly drop me off in front of the school gate. But guess what, here I am inheriting the bettle which I was so shy to be in. But I haven’t drove it just yet and I am wondering is it hard to drive it ? What does it take to drive it? As a note, you are awesome ! Thanks, have a great day !

    • Simply Alex says:

      Thank you so much! I’m thrilled you like what I’m doing. I think the beetles are really easy to drive, of course it is pretty much the only thing I’ve ever driven. I learned how to drive in my mother’s camero and my boyfriend’s accord, but it was just the minimum. Have you driven stick before? My dad tried to teach me before hep passed, but I never really took to it. It wasn’t until I decided to restore the car and had no choice, but to drive stick that I did it. I pretty much taught myself and I think I spent about a week stalling around my neighborhood, but I think I caught on pretty quick. Just takes a little patience and learning to feel the car.

  2. Hey Miss Elaine,
    I came across your blog while searching for a choke diaphragm for my 1973 VW Squareback.
    I would like to say you rock! VWs are not only a guy’s thing. I will also make sure to feature your blog on mine.
    I am rebuilding my VW with my dad, and I am pretty sure your father is looking at you very proudly from heaven.
    You can check out my blog at:

    Have a good day!

    • Simply Alex says:

      I’m so sorry it took me so long to get back to you, life has kind of kept me from doing any work on my bug, but I really appreciate all your support and kind words. I’ll be sure to check out your blog.

  3. johnnyc81 says:

    I’m actually getting a 1970 vw hopefully soon, crossing fingers, and in my research online I stumbled across your blog. I have really enjoyed reading your posts and I have no mechanical experience; kinda cursed with cars. But I’m looking forward to this new adventure and many many miles cruising in a little bug of my own.

    • Simply Alex says:

      That’s awesome! Are you getting a restored bug or do you plan on doing work on it yourself? Even with no mechanical experience, VWs, I think, are the best to start on. They are so easy and so much information on them is out there.
      I’m glad you enjoyed my blog.

  4. Suzanne Spinelli says:

    I enjoyed reading your blog. It brought back so many memories. I knew your Dad Scott and I remember his love for VW’s. I worked with your Mom for many years and remember the day you were born! It’s nice to see what a lovely young lady you have become.
    Keep up the good work!

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