Category Archives: Auto

How a dictator’s dream car became a symbol for love

By Keith Pereña

I wish it was yellow or pink, my colleague said as we drove around in her black VW. I found the initial colour choices confusing. I was thinking more along the lines of ‘Cherry Red’ or ‘Midnight Blue’. But this wasn’t a Ford Mustang, this was a Volkswagen Beetle — a car that for three generations has been known as a symbol of peace and love wrapped in a four-wheel cutesy package.

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The kids who grew up racing tiny ’59 Cadillacs in their living rooms

By Keith Pereña

It all started when my parents gave me a Corvette for my birthday.

The metal surface of the car smelled just as a new car should — unadulterated by the smell of the roads it has not been driven on yet. The five-spoke wheels shimmered in their chrome glory; and when you fire up the engine? Oh boy, it goes… it really goes.

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