WHEELS | ’74 VW Bug

'74 VW Bug | SCOUT by Jennifer Rose Smith

 

It won’t surprise many of you that the first installment of “Wheels” features a certain orange Volkswagen. This was my very first car that I drove all through high school (and college as well.) It currently lives at my parents house but lately I’ve been thinking about bringing it back down to Austin. I took it out for a spin the other day and fell in love with it all over again. It brought back all kinds of memories of fun road trips, cigarette smoking “routes” and awkward makeout sessions. There was also a Franz Ferdinand cd in the player. I decided that it would be a fun idea to style a costume around each car in the “Wheels” series. You can read below for more information on both the costume and the car.

THE CAR

MAKE: Volkswagen
MODEL: Superbeetle Convertible
YEAR: 1974
ENGINE TYPE: horizontally opposed air-cooled 4 cylinder
CC: 1600
PLACE OF MANUFACTURE: Karmann, Germany
TRANSMISSION: manual 4 gear

THE COSTUME

HAT: vintage Liz Claiborne
ROMPER: BCBG
BOOTS: Madewell
GLASSES: RetroSuperFuture
RING: James Avery
HANDBAG: vintage Caro-Nan
LUGGAGE: vintage American Tourister
TURKISH BEACH TOWELS: JM Drygoods

 

'74 Bug | SCOUT by Jennifer Rose Smith

 

'74 Bug | SCOUT by Jennifer Rose Smith

 

'74 Bug | SCOUT by Jennifer Rose Smith

 

'74 Bug | SCOUT by Jennifer Rose Smith

 

'74 Bug | SCOUT by Jennifer Rose Smith

 

'74 Bug | SCOUT by Jennifer Rose Smith

 

'74 Bug | SCOUT by Jennifer Rose Smith

 

'74 Bug | SCOUT by Jennifer Rose Smith

 

7 Responses to “WHEELS | ’74 VW Bug

  1. Mark

    You and that car go together well.
    I think it would make a good weekend car in Austin.

    Reply
    • Jennifer Rose Smith

      Yeah. We are kind of soul mates. I like the “weekend car” solution…

      Reply
  2. Anonymous

    I’ve missed you in that car.

    Reply
  3. Elizabeth

    This makes my guts smile.

    Reply
  4. Diane Smith

    Wow…what great memories. That little car always
    puts a smile on my face. It is still way
    cool!
    D

    Reply
  5. Lauren Mills

    L.O.V.E. that you still have the bug! When I think of you, I think of this car. The romper is adorable!

    Reply
  6. Eryn

    Love this, Pants!

    Reply

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