71 Year Old VW Employee Builds Wooden Beetle
Choosing your dream car can be a pretty exciting notion, dependant on many different factors. Some make their choice based solely on speed, price or even popularity, all possessing their own reasoning when naming their preferred car.
This aspiration is traditionally lived out during retirement, with many reaching that age where luxury is a must.
With more time on your hands and being furnished with a new lease of life the activity of building a car has evolved to be very attractive.
Vehicles that are no longer in production are popular choices for car builders, wanting to take a step back in time and enjoy the great cars we have been blessed with.
That said it seems that innovation is the new car passion with one man wanting to recreate a VW Beetle into something pretty spectacular.
71 year-old Momir Bojic has done exactly this, using his spare time as a gateway to car appreciation. Having worked as a VW employee it is safe to say that he knows his way around a Beetle, going to immense detail to build a replica.
He started out on this extraordinary project to build a Volkswagen Beetle, one of the most iconic cars of this century.
The Beetle is the ‘strength through joy car’, a car that is enduring to say the least. It signifies the triumphs and failures of Hitler’s Third Reich and was German’s attempt to create a cheap car in the 20’s and 30’s.
Although a politically loaded association this new creation does bode a slight humour, with many admiring the lengthy process that Mr Bojic carried out.
Where this is not the first Beetle to be rebuilt it is the first to be built from wood!
Mr Bojic says he ”created wooden pedals, wheel caps, bumpers, signal lamps, tail-lights, wipers, door mirrors, steering wheel, parcel shelf, dashboard, clock and even the radio aerial’
The car took 18 months to make, taking up every day and night for over a year and a half.
He used oak in 50,000 tiny shingles to recreate the smooth curves of the 1975 Beetle’s originally steel body panels, reminding the world of just how great this car is.
This admirable creation has inevitably hit headlines across the globe but what do you think of it? Leave your comments.