Looking Back



Volkswagen Beetle, 1974.


Perhaps I’m being thick, but for some reason the ‘74 VW is more appealing to me than any one of the government-mandated third brake lights, air bags, antilock brakes, fuel-injected-emission-controlled, unibody-crumple-zoned, plastic-bumpered, liquid-cooled, automatic, classless, expensive monstrosities that people happily buy up at 72-month, 16% interest, and use and abuse and discard today.