The greater Phoenix area is not short on sunshine or cars. Car shows are popular in Arizona during the “cooler” months. I am not a car person, but I enjoy meeting people and appreciate the work that some people put into restoring and maintaining vintage vehicles. I am a fan of VWs. Volkstock is a fun car show that features Volkswagens from around the country (featured photos). My first car was a VW. I don’t recall the year of my car, but I do remember giving $1,800 to a used car salesman in exchange for the title to a white Volkswagen Rabbit. It was overpriced. As a struggling eighteen-year-old, every dollar spent represented my blood, sweat, and tears. Without A/C that car made me sweat and stick to the vinyl seats. It made me shed a few tears, too. Sometimes it even made me laugh.
True story: Driving along Main Street, my Rabbit died directly under a VW Dealership sign. I couldn’t help but laugh as I looked across at the car lot full of shiny VWs and there I sat in my broken-down car under the shiny sign. I remember thinking, no one is going to believe this story. Of course, cell phones weren’t around then to document the ridiculous moment. Funny and convenient. A few mechanics inside the VW dealership helped me get back on the road. After they helped me get off the road. 😂 Sometimes, while driving that car, I had to hold the key, or my car would stall out. Not easy to do with a stick shift! That car was a piece of shit, but it got me where I needed to go, most of the time. And without A/C it left me a hot mess by the time I got there! The next car I bought for myself was a white Honda CRX. It had issues too, but at least it kept me cool.
Bonus music and photos be(low) from another car show. Enjoy! Thanks for visiting! Be well. ☮️ Michele
Photos: VW photos taken at Volkstock (prepandemic), when my photography skills were less advanced than they are now. 😆 My photo of me, taken (6/29) on our ’69 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. Lowrider photo and other taken at another car show.
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