1969 VW Beetle

Michael Testa

I adopted my '69 1500, now named “Vanya”, just over a year ago from a young kid in Long Beach who was using it as a daily driver. It wasn’t in the best shape and it was clear the kid had lost interest and I thought it deserved better. I’ve never owned a classic vehicle but have wanted one for some time and I thought a Beetle seemed like a great vehicle to start with and learn as I went. I’ve spent countless hours watching JBugs and YouTube videos. Vanya still has a long way to go but I’ve enjoyed learning and getting my hands dirty. I’ve also really enjoyed the VW community and have attended quite a few shows and meets this past year.