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Made To Drive | S06 E00

This 1953 Volkswagen Beetle Is Simply Air-Cooled Art

“It will break down some days. I don’t want to worry about that.” Says Manuel Campa of his Vintage VW Beetle that he drives every day.
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David Corcio
David Corcio

Awesome car. Makes me want to get another Bug to have as a daily driver. Once you get bitten by the “bug” it stays in your system forever. I will always have room for a Beetle in my garage. Even If I were to win the lottery, I’d have a collection of cool and exotic cars, but in the midst of all of them there will still be a nice Beetle just waiting to be taken out for a nice drive.

Armando Gerard Van Pratt
Armando Gerard Van Pratt

I love Petrolicious because they show real passion for motorists and this is video is great I really like the idea of having your own dream car as a daily driver and more importantly a classic Beetle that is awesome and the painting is sublime I love it I want all of them for my room. Thank-you very much Petrolicious!

Jamie Shibley
Jamie Shibley

what a beautiful car a true work of art.
I really like the painting of the classic cars, along with the fact you daily a 53 beetle!

Alexandre Goncalves
Alexandre Goncalves

What a nice car and story! What I like about Petrolicious is that they don´t always go for garage queens – on this VW you could see that it was clearly a daily driver. Still Petrolicious went for it 🙂 It´s nice to see regular guys with regular cars once in a while. And what a fortunate guy, to make a living out of his art, and get to drive his dream car every day. Loved the fact that he´s into old bikes – being a former bmx/flatland rider, I also try to collect some 80´s bikes (Haro´s, GT´s, Hutch´s,… Read more »

Dan Picasso
Dan Picasso

They’re out there, Beetles are. Here and there. A ’61 Beetle and a ’65 Bus, both found in remote SW TX desert where home is, are my daily drivers. This evening a client dropped a vehicle off for service and a fellow pulled up and asked whether the Bus was for sale. Nawp, that’s not gonna happen. Nice fellow, tried to steer him away from Buses which are truly overvalued and toward a Beetle- really, any Beetle. I have two other old US vehicles, but they’ve been garaged for some time. I’m giving one a new set of rings at… Read more »

Andrew Salt
Andrew Salt

Love the Beetle and love the artwork. Also love the video. Petrolicious has struck again.

Alan
Alan

This makes me so jealous! Someone who knows what his passions are ánd how to make a living out of them. Love the headlights and the wheels on the Beetle. Painting of the Porsche looks great! Keep up the good work Manu.

Axel Larsson
Axel Larsson

Awesome video! That has to be one of the coolest bugs I’ve seen. Loved his work, too. And, Petrolicious, the overlaying shots at the end of the video were incredible.

Wilfred Colon
Wilfred Colon

I spy: Magnus Walker’s 77′ Turbo Carrera on the desktop wallpaper 🙂 😉

Rodney Wren
Rodney Wren

Love this video. I’ve been following him on Instagram for a while now. Love his work. Still want an old VW. On my list of many cars.

Bryan Dickerson
Bryan Dickerson

Nice bug, excellent work, and a wonderful life you’re blessed with, Manu.
Congrats