Vochos/Beetles; Mexico’s Energizer Bunnies

I keep thinking of a series on Vochos (Beetles) in Mexico where they were produced (w/Brazil) for 20 years. They are still going – many of them and intrigue me. I never owned one except for a short, unhappy error of a Porsche 914 which was a Beetle masquerading as a mid-engine sports car. Regrettable error on my part, incompetence on Porsche/VW’s.

They were simple, durable, cheap and “cute” but the later ones suffered from worn-out tools & dies as well as the functions of an air-cooled power-plant in tropical Mexico.

Beetle parked in sunset light near fondo del Paseo de Montejo

Beetle parked in sunset light near fondo del Paseo de Montejo

From Dog Day Afternoon

Predatory look

Predatory look

Dog Day Afternoon

A portrait of Ivy in quiet mode

A portrait of Ivy in quiet mode

“Come with me, little girl, and I will make you a model…”

Police Patrol in North Merida/Patrulla Çerca Altabrisa

PatrullaPoliciaAltabrisa

My Banana Tree Sprouts New Leaves

New Banana Leave

Last Time In NYC_Guggenheim

Last Time In NYC_Guggenheim

Guggenheim’s atrium skylight. There was a wonderful Kandinsky show but, as always the weakness of the Lloyd Wright architecture vies with the art. I love the Guggenheim and I love Wassily Kandinsky’s works…but they must be separated.

Tropical Shadow World

Tropical Shadow World

My tropical garden full of color in a world of shadows.

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