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WHAT A VW… Local resident, Verity Steward with her husband’s 1972 Volkswagen Beetle. The two have a love for beetles and Verity’s husband owned one when they first met, making the little car special. Photos: David Lee.

A love for beetles

David Lee October 19, 2016

WHEN local resident, Verity Steward met her husband and they began dating, he owned a Volkswagen Beetle and the pair have had a love for the little beasts ever since.

Almost six years ago, the pair began looking for a Volkswagen that they could fix up and use for their everyday use, and after searching across the state, they discovered that their nephew had a 1972 Volkswagen Beetle sitting in a paddock.

Verity said, “When we found it, it did have some hail damage and it needed to be fixed up. My husband spent 12 months to two years doing it up.

“When I met my husband he was driving a 1958 Volkswagen.

“Our last brand new car was actually a 1967 Volkswagen Beetle, which we purchased from a local business in Mooroopna.

“Everywhere we go, someone will come and have a chat to us because they used to have one and will share their story with us.

“They are a lovely and reliable car and it’s never missed a beat.”