My First Car – 1979 Beetle Convertible
by Peter Hehm
As a teenager growing up in the eighties, films and movies had a tremendous influence on my friends and I when it came to “cool cars”.
On TV, there was Miami Vice with Crocket’s pseudo Ferrari Daytona and then a real Testarossa.
Knightrider was a talking Pontiac Trams-am! (see above)
The Dukes of Hazzard had a Dodge Charger named the General Lee.
In the movies, we were teased by all the exotic cars chasing Aston Martins in the James Bond movies!
My friends ended up buying Honda Accords and CRXs, Volkswagen Jettas and GTIs and Chevy Camaros and Firebirds!
What did I end up buying?