Tanya Childress:
Title: Taking Her Brother for a Ride
Where: Lydia (4) and Cooper (3 months) love to play in mommy's beetle. Here they are at a VW show in St. Pete Florida.
Story: I was born and raised in Southwest Florida. My father is an auto body technician and owns his own body shop for over 30 years and my mother is a restaurant owner and an avid car lover. I was raised around cars and spent most of my childhood traveling to car shows. When I was 12 my father asked me what kind of car I wanted when I was old enough to drive, without hesitation I told him she wanted a beetle. They searched for the perfect beetle and in 1995 we found a 1971 beetle that my father and I fixed up and I drove everyday for 4 years. Since then I have owned a few aircooled and watercooled VW's. I also married an avid VW enthusiast and we are raising a new new generation of enthusiasts. Today I own a 1966 Garage find Beetle, a 66 Deluxe Bus and a 1996 Jetta.