Throwback Thursday - Punch Buggy, No Returns!

Yesterday was the final day of production for the iconic Volkswagen Beetle. The Beetle was originally meant to fulfill Hitler’s vision of the ‘people’s car’ and later adopted by hippies around the world. I remember driving around in my uncle’s Bug and thinking it was so bizarre that it had a tiny little flower vase built into the dashboard… What a strange little car. Whether you love it or hate it, it’s probably one of the most recognizable cars of all time.

In honour of this odd automobile reaching the end of the road here is an old VW Bug I spotted off the side of a dirt road near Winnipeg, Manitoba. These images were used in a feature I shot for Global News a few years back.

Farewell to the Beetle!

Throwback Thursday: An Interview with David Richert

A prairie boy from a farm south of Winnipeg isn't exactly who you would picture in the driver seat of a Formula race-car, but through hard work and determination, David Richert has managed to find himself racing on the world stage. Competing in the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup and the Eurocup Formula Renault in Italy, David has set his sites on becoming one of the most Prominent race-car drivers in Canada.

“The difference between myself and a lot of other people that don’t get the chance to do it is I tried, that’s it, there’s no special formula.”

Hope you enjoy this feature I shot for Global News.

Here are a couple stills I grabbed while shooting this interview...

Full Global News article can be found HERE