Volkswagen Beetle – Restoration

General / 08 March 2018

I found this 1968 VW Beetle in my parkade where it sat for 10 years. My neighbour Bertha bought it new from Clarkdale Motors in 1967. After offering to get it running for her, I quickly fell for the old car, and embarked on a full restoration. I have to thank the following people: My brother Greg Venturi, who has been there helping the whole time, buying me cool parts, offering advice, and keeping me honest. Troy Mazzucco, for his expertise in welding on a whole new nose and other finicky smaller repairs as well as opening his shop doors to me for almost a year and bringing me home cooked meals in the dead of winter. Gord Brosseuk for his beautiful bodywork and paint, Ken Reimer and Johnnie Balfour for help with the engine, Jackie Blackmore for helping motivate and support me, and California Import Parts in Langley, without which this project would  have been much harder to source parts for.