Did you notice a hell of a lot of classic Volkswagen vehicles in Connecticut over the weekend? As a child of the 70's, I grew up with a love of VW Bugs from watching all of the 'Herbie the Love Bug' movies. I miss Don Knotts. VW's have always been some of my favorite vehicles, I saw so many around Torrington the past couple of days, and I just found out why.

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Don't you hate when you find out an event after it's already happened? I missed the 2023 Terryville Lions BUG-A-FAIR. It was yesterday, June 18, at the Terryville Fairgrounds. I'm sorry I missed it Terryville Lions, hopefully it was a successful event. I was behind one of the coolest VW Microbuses on Rt. 8 Sunday morning, and it really brought a smile to my face.

The first and only new vehicle that I ever purchased was an 89 Golf, and I'm surprised that I'm still not driving it. I loved that car, the power-assist steering that classic VW's were known for was challenging at first, but I grew to love the way those vehicles felt on the road. VW's get in your blood, my brother drove one of the redesigned Beetles for years after they were released. Next month, July 2023, marks the 10 year anniversary of the very last Type 1 VW Beetle rolling off of a production line, ending a 65 year run of one of the most uniquely-shaped mass-production vehicles on the road.

I'm sure there won't be a gathering of the Subaru Forester owners anytime soon, I won't be sad to miss it if there is.

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