1970 VW Beetle

Lise bought her 1970 VW Beetle a few years back but it sat for a couple of seasons in need of some repair. Being the badass that she is, she searched out a mechanic who would allow her to work alongside him so she could learn how to do some of the work herself. They connected with a great parts guy in Southern Ontario and got the car in top shape. 

These cars are nostalgic trips down memory lane for many of the people she meets when driving it around. It was amazing how many stories came out from the people who were hanging around while we did the shoot. I think that's the best part of these old relics, the stories their designs resurrect: from hoods popping open on the highway, to broken down heaters and cross-country treks, these little workhorses sure made a name for themselves.