The Volkswagen Beetle, known as the “people’s car,” is the longest running and most manufactured car of a single platform made in the auto industry. The two-door, four-passenger, rear-engine economy car was manufactured and marketed by the German automaker from 1938-2003.
Dentina Ward comes from a family of car enthusiasts and talked her mom out of selling off this 1960 VW so she could continue the tradition of attending car shows and cruise-ins here in Indiana. Her mom had the car rebuilt years ago and then changed the all-black color for something a little more pleasing to the eye. This 40-horsepower, four-speed stick shift has been a daily driver for many years for Dentina and her mom and can cruise up to 70 mph.
When her parents moved to South Carolina several years ago they didn’t have room for another classic car. Her mom drives a 1960 Thunderbird while dad enjoys a 1967 Charger. So Dentina has been taking care of the VW for eight years.
Her uncle is also a car guy and does several shows each season. They typically go to the Edward’s Drive-in shows on Father’s Day and the Halloween event. Another favorite is the all-VW show by the airport in Castleton.
Dentina mentioned that even though she’s always outnumbered by the number of males at these events, there’s no other place she’d rather be than in the company of car guys at a show or cruise-in.
Until next time, happy cruising!