Terry’s Bug

(image looks a wee bit sexier if you click on it to view in lightbox)

This bug was one of the first arrivals at a car show the morning of our February 5th Urban Phoenix Photowalk. The sun wasn’t even up yet when we wandered through here and there were quite a few of us grabbing shots of this sweet ride.

I’ve always had a fondness for Beetles even though I never owned one. I was friends with a girl in high school who for some reason had an awesome tripped out blue Bug that I got to ride in a few times. I always thought that thing was cool.

So a quick story about the Bug in the picture. The owner was standing around, but none of us got his name or information. When I was processing this photo, I zoomed into the little decal on that rear quarter-panel window and got the name of Wolfsburg Registry. Amazing resolution on this 5D.

Quickly I did a search, found the Wolfsburg website, clicked on photos and voila, there’s a shot of this bug. The caption under it read “Terry’s Rassy taking in the day.

No idea what a “rassy” is…I thought it was perhaps a special type of Bug, but I couldn’t find anything. I’m so very NOT a car guy, so perhaps one of you out there has an idea.

I tried to register on the site, but it’s pretty locked down, so I saw the name of the photographer, tracked him down to Facebook, sent him a message and haven’t heard back.

I’m just hoping he’s one of those guys who only checks Facebook once a month and will eventually write me.

I love this shot of his car. The Heritage Square area of downtown Phoenix is absolutely beautiful and he picked a perfect place to park his bug.

(exif: canon 5d mark ii, canon 50mm 1.4, f/4, iso 100)

  • http://www.myblueheaven.com Scott Wood

    Nice capture. Like you, I have never owned one, but dated a girl in college that drove one. 🙂

  • http://www.rav3nstudios.com Chris Nitz

    Man that is a good looking bug. I have always had a soft-spot for the Baja versions.

  • http://amolsonblog.wordpress.com Adam Olson

    Sweet Bug! My grandpa had one back in the day.

  • http://www.lightasmagic.com Justin

    Fond memories of such a car!

  • http://toomuchglass.net/ Mark Garbowski

    That is a nice one. Love the wheels.

  • http://chriskenison.com Chris Kenison

    Nice shot. I love the wheels!

  • http://www.stevebeal.com Steve Beal

    Sweet bug! Look at those rims – how did they purple out the rear brake disc…. hmmm. So cool!

  • http://www.murphyz.co.uk murphyz

    I love these cars, they have such personality! Very cool shot, and agree it looks sexier in the lightbox.

  • Mike

    Thanks so much guys, appreciate the kind words!

  • http://lussierphoto.com Bob Lussier

    I love how you framed this shot! Great work!