Monday, May 22, 2006

The Bug

When I was about three, we had one in our neighbourhood and we used to call it 'kappe car' ('frog-car' in Kannada). This little car has stolen hearts the world over for a long time now. I was pleasantly surprised to find this Beetle parked outside my friend's apartment complex.

This car has a unique history involving Hitler and the renowned designer/engineer Porche... Among all car designs ever made so far, I feel this is the one which might never lose its 'cute quotient'.

The bug hath bitten me! :-)

22 comments:

Manish Gaekwad said...

This and Reva from Bangalore. So cute that everytime I saw one in Bangalore, i wanted to sprint, halt and hug it. Can you believe it, giving a car a jadoo ki jhappi, as if it would open its "light-eyes" and give me a wink!

claytonia vices said...

:-)

White Willow Tree said...

linking u up. hope u dont mind :)

White Willow Tree said...

your portfolio is really good :)

claytonia vices said...

Thanks willow!
I wouldn't mind. :-)

alice said...

it is kinda cute but i wd never buy it or ride in it...

shark said...

The color can be changed..;-)

zoxcleb said...

my all time favourite car... if i get the money.. this will definitelt be on my purchase list..

my friend has a light blue one.. but then one day his dad just sold it.. much to the dismay of my friend.. and all of us...

claytonia vices said...

alice, I wouldn't buy a New Beetle either, it is around $17,000-23,000. And that is BEFORE you decide to pay excise and other taxes...

shark, which color do you want?? :-)

Hey zoxcleb, how could anyone sell a beetle??? :-(
let me know when you get yours! :-)

shark said...

BLACK...anytime..:) You planning to buy one? If yes, please let me know where you are.. I need a drive...pls...;-)

Everyman said...

looks 'cute' but that's it..i'd prefer somethin that doesn't look like Mr Magoo's car!

gowtham said...

Hi Vikas. Thanks for the wishes. I haven't been blogging offlate so did not see your message. Keep up the great job you do with your camera !

claytonia vices said...

sure shark, you'll get a drive!

zoxcleb said...

i'm not sure how anyone could do that!!

but sure, i'llet u know.. but thats it.. nobody else allowed! :-P

Nandhu said...

looks cute like a toy. i wont think much of driving in it, though.

Arunima said...

let's go for a drive in the Mini Cooper instead :-)

claytonia vices said...

arunima, are you slim enough to fit in a 4-inch car?? ;-)

Arundhati Kane said...

This ones good.

Aparna.G said...

u carry ur camera arnd all the time?!?!!?

As much as I like 'beetle', I lauu that name - kappe car! havent heard that b4..

claytonia vices said...

thanks aru! :)

not really aparna, though the Powershot S200 i used for this is easy to carry...

siddeshwar said...

A search for "kappe car" laneded me on this nice little post :)

claytonia vices said...

That's cool, Siddeshwar! I did not expect any activity on this post after so long! :)