Beetle Stand-Out, 5 x 7 " oil on archival panel, ©2013, Fay Terry
$100. includes shipping
I saw this car parked in Southern Pines one afternoon so naturally I had to get some photos for painting it. Practically everyone has a VW Beetle story to tell and maybe I'll share one sometime but what I found out by doing a little research is this.
The original Volkswagen Beetle was born from within the Third Reich. Ferdinand Porsche, the founder of Porsche, was commissioned by Adolf Hitler to create a car for the people- Volkswagen translates roughly to "the people's car". According to author Billy F. Price in the book "Adolf Hitler: The Unknown Artist," this drawing of the prototype Volkswagen was made by Hitler at a restaurant in 1932 and passed off to his automotive adviser.
(I found this info on Boston.com in an article by Carli Velocci and think it is an interesting bit of history.